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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 1001
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128689

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The Winds of Change. Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations. By Eugene Linden. Simon and Schuster, New York, 2006. 314 pp. $26, C$36. ISBN 0-684-86352-9.

The author weaves together findings from paleoclimatology, oceanography, and history to explore the possibility that climate change has been the causal agent in the downfall of human communities throughout our past.