Climate  Environment  and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium Book

Climate Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium

  • Author : Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-10-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 0080548210

Climate Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium Book Description :

The nature of global change in the Pacific Basin is poorly known compared to other parts of the world. Climate, Environment, and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium describes the climate changes that occurred in the Pacific during the last millennium and discusses how these changes controlled the broad evolution of human societies, typically filtered by the effects of changing sea level and storminess on food availability and interaction. Covering the entire period since AD 750 in the Pacific, this book describes the influences of climate change on environments and societies during the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age, focusing on the 100-year transition between these – a period of rapid change known as the AD 1300 Event. * Discusses the societal effects of climate and sea-level change, as well as the evidence for externally-driven societal change * Synthsizes how climate change has driven environmental change and societal change in the Pacific Basin * Contains a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the evidence for climate, environmental, and societal change, supported by a full list of references

Global Environmental Issues Book

Global Environmental Issues

  • Author : Frances Harris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470684696

Global Environmental Issues Book Description :

This new edition of a popular book looks at global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book highlights the environmental and social impact of scientific developments, and examines how socio-economic and political factors affect the use of land and resources.

Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region Book

Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region

  • Author : Walter Leal Filho
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030405526

Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region Book Description :

This book presents papers written by scholars, practitioners, and members of social movements and government agencies pursuing research and/or climate change projects in the Pacific region. Climate change is impacting the Pacific in various ways, including numerous negative effects on the natural environment and biodiversity. As such, a better understanding of how climate change affects Pacific communities is required, in order to identify processes, methods, and tools that can help countries and the communities in the region to adapt and become more resilient. Further, the book showcases successful examples of how to cope with the social, economic, and political problems posed by climate change in the region.

The Marshall Islands Book

The Marshall Islands

  • Author : James P. Terry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Marshall Islands
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079319094

The Marshall Islands Book Description :

"...the book covers a wide range of topics on the Marshall Islands, including chapters on the geography and physical environment, the ecosystems and flora, early human settlement and post-colonial history, traditional Marshallese medicine, and topics on modern applied science related to the exploitation of sand, gravel and rock aggregate, waste management, and the use of geographical information systems (GIS) for socioeconomic analysis. Authors of chapters include Dr. Terry and Dr. Terry, Professor Randy Thaman, Dr. Irene Taafaki, Director of the USP Marshall Islands Centre, ex-geography lecturer, John Morrell, and staff of SOPAC." --Publisher.

The Years Without Summer Book

The Years Without Summer

  • Author : Joel Gunn
  • Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050296147

The Years Without Summer Book Description :

Tree-rings worldwide and other evidence record an almost catastrophic change in the environment during the middle years of the 6th century AD. This supports the writings of Cassiodorus in Roman Italy and other writers across the world who all documented darkness, drought and cold at this time; in AD 541 hunger, disease and warfare killed much of Europe's population. This collection of 16 essays shows how a worldwide event leaves evidence in the archaeological record and examines what actually happened and the dramatic political, economic, climactic and environmental repurcussions across Europe, America and Africa.

Foundations of Social Inequality Book
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Foundations of Social Inequality

  • Author : Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology (Emeritus) T Douglas Price
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1995-07-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 030644979X

Foundations of Social Inequality Book Description :

There are few more significant questions in the prehistory of our species than the emergence of social inequality. However, despite its apparent consequence, this issue is often overlooked. In their "Foundations of Social Inequality", T. Douglas Price and Gary M. Feinman bring together the authoritative edition on this issue that is fundamental to our knowledge of the human condition. The volume includes various case studies of the transition to social inequality and a variety of theoretical approaches to provide a current, diverse view on the critical changes that have taken place in the structure of human society. Ten papers by leading scholars in the areas of social differentiation and inequality contain a plethora of theoretical perspectives and specific case studies from the Old and New World, from foraging societies to agricultural groups and complex states. "Foundations of Social Inequality" is one of the very few volumes on the prehistory and emergence of social inequality to heighten our understanding of the critical processes involved. -- From publisher's description.

The British National Bibliography Book

The British National Bibliography

  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066381453

The British National Bibliography Book Description :

Adaptation Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity Book

Adaptation Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity

  • Author : D. C. MacIver
  • Publisher : Downsview, Ont. : Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Adaptation (Biology)
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112047811010

Adaptation Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity Book Description :

Proceedings of a conference on paleoclimatology and the adaptation to changing climatic trends. Topics of selected papers include the use of carbon isotope measurements to assess past rainfall regimes, climate thresholds required to initiate environmental responses, the use of charcoal to decode environmental states and trends, pollen and spore analyses, tree-ring studies of climate variability, documenting winter severity from environmental factors and Aboriginal knowledge, Red River Basin floods, and the role of snow in sub-Arctic forest changes.

The Way the Wind Blows Book

The Way the Wind Blows

  • Author : Roderick J. McIntosh
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231505789

The Way the Wind Blows Book Description :

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin Book

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin

  • Author : Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 1999-06-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:35007004241612

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin Book Description :

Talk of the human-enhanced greenhouse effect and the ways in which it may affect our lives has made many people more aware of environmental change. We have come to realize that the environment is and has always bean in a state of continuous change, and that we and other organisms have had to adjust our lifestyles accordingly. This book focuses on the Pacific Basin, a vast region which can be considered a microcosm of the entire surface of the Earth and which has suffered from being marginalized in most accounts of Earth-surface processes and phenomena. In this book, the Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Ocean and Islands and also the Pacific Rim which is divided into the subregions of Antarctica, South America, Central America, North America, Beringia, East Asia and Australasia. Professor Nunn begins by outlining the distant origins of the modern Pacific Basin more than 1000 million years ago, then traces its development through the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic into the Cenozoic Era. For this time the last 66 million years - the history of environmental change becomes progressively better known. For the last 1.8 million years (the Quaternary period), the Earth s climate has oscillated between warm and cool, producing synchronous environmental changes throughout most of the Pacific Basin. The importance of volcanism and tectonics (land-level movements) for which the Pacific Basin is well known as causes of environmental change is explained in detail. The effects of human activities on most Pacific Basin environments began to be registered only during the Holocene the last 12 000 years culminating in the environmental crisis which currently afflicts many parts of this region. While the role of humans in altering Pacific Basin environments is discussed in detail, considerable attention is also given to the ways in which environmental change caused changes to human lifestyles which had far-reaching consequences.

Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia Book

Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia

  • Author : M. Monirul Qader Mirza
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203020777

Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia Book Description :

This book addresses the most pressing water resource issues in South Asia, particularly in relation to climate change and variability. This is a region characterised by abundant water during the monsoon, when devastating floods occur, and by scarcity of water and droughts during the dry period. These extreme events often cause substantial damage to

Exchanges Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822009319831

Exchanges Book Description :

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania Book

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Author : Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015081710256

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania Book Description :

Vols.for 1878,1879,1881,1884 contain "List of fellows and members."

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya Book

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

  • Author : Rajesh Joshi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319137438

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya Book Description :

This book is about the Himalayan ranges as a source of fresh water supply and a perennial store house of ice, snow and permafrost as well as a vast repository of rich biodiversity, in the light of climate change. Special attention is given to the dynamics of snow and glaciers in the northwestern Himalayas, assessment of climate change patterns, and the consequences of changes and flow regime in order to understand the behaviour of climate change in the northwestern Himalayas. The outcome of melting glaciers are pro-glacial lakes. Their increasing size and potential danger of outbursts requires systematic study, particularly where there is the risk of impact on life and property. Furthermore, the changing trend of the hydrological cycle on a regional or local scale is another area of research which calls for the attention of geoscientists. To date there is a scarcity of reliable data meaning that a concerted effort is still required by all parties.