new book involves paleoanthropology, paleoclimate, and considerations
from neurobiology and evolutionary biology:
BRAIN FOR ALL SEASONS
Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
will be out in Spring 2002 from the University of Chicago Press.
It is already posted full-text on the web
and also as a free e-book
in Palm download format, for reading on the commute.
It includes the climate history and flip mechanisms that
I described in The
Atlantic Monthly, together with dozens of photos, maps, and
graphs. See also
B. Alley, The
Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice
Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future (Princeton
University Press 2000).
Is the Temperature Rising? The
Uncertain Science of Global Warming (Princeton University
Famines, and Emperors: El
Niņo and the Fate of Civilizations
Perspectives in the 15 February 2000 issue of the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 97, No. 4, at http://www.pnas.org/content/vol97/issue4/index.shtml.