KFMNfr t BOOK REVIEWS TH E WIND S OF CHANGE : CLIMATE, WEATHER , AN D TH E DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATION Eugene Linden, 2006, 320 pp., $26.00, hardbound, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-684-86352-9 inds of Change is the latest in the flurry Norse in Greenland, and the Maya in Mexico. In these of new books about the past and future sections, he follows the historical and archeological W impact of climate change on human civi- evidence, speculating about the role of climate change. lization. This "hot" genre has some wonderful recent He cautiously avoids the discredited theory of "climatic entries, such as The Weather Makers (Flannery), An determinism." The descriptions are clear and enticing, Inconvenient Truth (Gore), and Red Sky at Morning drawing the reader into the theme of the book. (Speth). Not far behind are the slightly broader his- The next section of the book is called "Evidence." torical surveys of environmental degradation, such as Here, Linden reports on the exciting new lines of Collapse (Diamond), Catastrophe (Keys), and Something evidence for climate change from lake and ocean sedi- New under the Sun (McNeill). Hard-hitting finger- ments and ice cores. Not a scientist by training, he has pointing
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