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Living in a Dangerous Climate: Climate Change and Human Evolution

by Renée Hetherington

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 272 pages.

“Hetherington makes a case for the reality of human-induced climate change and warns of its likely effects on the dominance of the human species on earth today,” reviewer Miriam Belmaker explains. “As if that weren’t enough, she also systematically connects the climate change we are [now] experiencing with the climate changes that have shaped us as a species.” Belmaker recommends Living in a Dangerous Climate to the general reader, but adds “professionals in the field may find the book a bit condensed and lacking in detail.”