2500 Years of European Climate Variability and Human Susceptibility

  title={2500 Years of European Climate Variability and Human Susceptibility},
  author={Ulf B{\"u}ntgen and Willy Tegel and Kurt Nicolussi and Michael McCormick and David C. Frank and Valerie Trouet and Jed O. Kaplan and Franz Herzig and Karl Uwe Heussner and Heinz Wanner and J{\"u}rg Luterbacher and Jan Esper},
  pages={578 - 582}
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