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Climate Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium

Climate  Environment  and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium Book
Author : Patrick D. Nunn
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-10-10
ISBN : 9780080548210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Climate Change and the Health of Nations

Climate Change and the Health of Nations Book
Author : Anthony McMichael
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-01-05
ISBN : 0190262966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story. Climate Change and the Health of Nations shows how the natural environment has vast direct and indirect repercussions for human health and welfare. McMichael takes us on a tour of human history through the lens of major transformations in climate. From the very beginning of our species some five million years ago, human biology has evolved in response to cooling temperatures, new food sources, and changing geography. As societies began to form, they too adapted in relation to their environments, most notably with the development of agriculture eleven thousand years ago. Agricultural civilization was a Faustian bargain, however: the prosperity and comfort that an agrarian society provides relies on the assumption that the environment will largely remain stable. Indeed, for agriculture to succeed, environmental conditions must be just right, which McMichael refers to as the "Goldilocks phenomenon." Global warming is disrupting this balance, just as other climate-related upheavals have tested human societies throughout history. As McMichael shows, the break-up of the Roman Empire, the bubonic Plague of Justinian, and the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization all have roots in climate change. Why devote so much analysis to the past, when the daunting future of climate change is already here? Because the story of mankindâs previous survival in the face of an unpredictable and unstable climate, and of the terrible toll that climate change can take, could not be more important as we face the realities of a warming planet. This sweeping magnum opus is not only a rigorous, innovative, and fascinating exploration of how the climate affects the human condition, but also an urgent call to recognize our species' utter reliance on the earth as it is.

Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues Book
Author : Frances Harris
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-30
ISBN : 0470684690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Years Without Summer

The Years Without Summer Book
Author : Joel Gunn
Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands Book
Author : James P. Terry,Frank R. Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"...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.

Foundations of Social Inequality

Foundations of Social Inequality Book
Author : Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology (Emeritus) T Douglas Price,T. Douglas Price,Gary M. Feinman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1995-07-31
ISBN : 9780306449796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The British National Bibliography Book
Author : Arthur James Wells
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Adaptation Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity Book
Author : D. C. MacIver,Canada. Atmospheric Environment Service
Publisher : Downsview, Ont. : Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Way the Wind Blows Book
Author : Roderick J. McIntosh,Joseph A. Tainter,Susan Keech McIntosh
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2000-08-24
ISBN : 0231505787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Climate and Environmental Change in the Pacific

Climate and Environmental Change in the Pacific Book
Author : James P. Terry
Publisher : School of Social and Economic Development the U South Pacifi
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin Book
Author : Patrick D. Nunn
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1999-06-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia Book
Author : M. Monirul Qader Mirza,Q.K Ahmad
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2005-06-30
ISBN : 0203020774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Climate Change Research Progress

Climate Change Research Progress Book
Author : Lawrence N. Peretz
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Climate change refers to the variation in the Earth's global climate or in regional climates over time. It describes changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over time scales ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by processes internal to the Earth, external forces (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, more recently, human activities. In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term 'climate change' often refers only to changes in modern climate, including the rise in average surface temperature known as global warming. This new book presents leading-edge research in this fast-moving field.

Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada Over the Last Millennium

Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada Over the Last Millennium Book
Author : Daniel R. Cayan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exchanges

Exchanges Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focused Action Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Focused Action  Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific Book
Author : Asian Development Bank
Publisher : Asian Development Bank
Release : 2010-06-01
ISBN : 9290920742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This publication outlines the five priority areas and three modalities of ADB's approach to climate change: expanding the use of clean energy, encouraging sustainable transport and urban development, managing land use and forests for carbon sequestration, promoting climate-resilient development, and strengthening related policies and institutions.

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya Book
Author : Rajesh Joshi,Kireet Kumar,Lok Man S Palni
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-12-24
ISBN : 3319137433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.

Security and Environmental Change

Security and Environmental Change Book
Author : Simon Dalby
Publisher : Polity
Release : 2009-07-27
ISBN : 0745642926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Simon Dalby provides an accessible and engaging account of the challenges we face in responding to security and environmental change. He traces the historical roots of current thinking about security and climate change to show the roots of the contemporary concern.