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University of Wisconsin Press
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In recent years, world climate changes have drawn more attention than at any other time in history. What we once called "crazy weather," just a few years ago, is now beginning to be seen as a part of a logical and, in part, predictable pattern, an awesome natural force that we must deal with if man is to avoid disaster of unprecedented proportions.

Climates of Hunger is a book of paramount importance for our time. It will be essential reading not only for professionals in the field—including agricultural meteorologists, political scientists, geographers, sociologists, and business counselors—but for all who are concerned in any way with environmental trends, world and domestic food supplies, and their effects on human institutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. I: Two Tales of Famine
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. A Drought in Ancient Greece
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. The Case of the Missing Farmers
  2. pp. 19-30
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  1. 3. Weather of lndian Times
  2. pp. 31-44
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  1. II: Our Climates since A.D. 900
  2. pp. 45-46
  1. 4. One Thousand Years in Iceland
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. 5. The Flow of Wine, Water, and Ice
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. 6. The Past 1,000 Years: Europe, the North Atlantic, the United States
  2. pp. 65-92
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  1. III: The Monsoons Fail
  2. pp. 93-94
  1. 7. Death in the Sahel
  2. pp. 95-106
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  1. 8. A Manmade Desert
  2. pp. 107-114
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  1. 9. The Enduring Problem
  2. pp. 115-119
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  1. IV: A Perspective on Climatic Change
  2. pp. 121-122
  1. 10. In the Beginning
  2. pp. 123-132
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  1. 11. How Climate Changes
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. 12. Pollutants in the Air
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. 13. The Lessons of Climatic History
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. References
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 165-171
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