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European Glacial Landscapes

European Glacial Landscapes Book
Author : David Palacios,Jose M. Garcia Ruiz,Nuria de Andrés,P.D. Hughes
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 9780128234983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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European Glacial Landscapes: The Role of Glaciers in Shaping the Landscape of Europe During the Last Glacial Cycle brings together relevant experts on the history of glaciers and their impact on the landscape of the main regions of Europe. The book examines the landscapes produced by glaciers throughout Europe, from the earliest recorded glaciations to the most impressive and most obvious legacy of the Last Glacial Cycle. In addition, the book examines the chronology and evolution of past glaciers, with an aim of helping readers understand the interrelationship between glacial expansion and climate changes on the continent. As glacial expansion and retreat occurred numerous times over the last million years, with cold periods interrupted by short warm periods, interglacials, with massive shrinkage of the glaciers, this book reviews all the known data on this interesting topic. Provides a synthesis that highlights the main similarities or differences, through both space and time, during the maximum recorded expansions of Pleistocene glaciers in Europe Features research from experts in glacial geomorphology, paleo-glaciology, paleo-climatology and paleo-oceanography on glacial expansion in Europe Includes access to a website with an interactive map, photos of glacial features, and geospatial data about the landscapes related to glacial expansions in Europe

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf Book
Author : Nicholas C. Flemming,Jan Harff,Anthony Burgess,Geoffrey N. Bailey,Delminda Moura
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-08-07
ISBN : 1118922131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology."

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book
Author : J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2004-06-08
ISBN : 0080540147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial workers, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated are included. For major parts of Europe also the extent of the maximum Eemian transgression has been indicated. The digital maps in this volume cover all of Europe and parts of northwestern Siberia. Both overview maps and more detailed maps are provided.

Revealing Lateglacial Landscapes

Revealing Lateglacial Landscapes Book
Author : Nick Barton
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2003-04
ISBN : 9781405117777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the ice retreated from Northern Europe towards the end of the last Glacial period, humans started to move north and recolonise the landscape. While popular myth paints a picture of harsh conditions with small groups of ‘cavemen’ living a difficult and marginal existence, it is now being understood that complex and relatively advanced cultures typified these societies. Despite harsh winter conditions the climate allowed a varied environments in which plant and animal biomass levels were surprisingly high. Late Glacial environments are an important component of European courses in Anthropology, Archaeology and Earth Science (Quaternary Geoscience). Barton has an established reputation as a researcher and author and his new book will be widely welcomed throughout Europe.

Glacial Deposits in Northeast Europe

Glacial Deposits in Northeast Europe Book
Author : J. Ehlers,Ph.L. Gibbard,S. Kozarski,J. Rose
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-08-27
ISBN : 1000099725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Until now no overview of the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Europe has been available. This book fills the gap. It presents the state of research on Quaternary stratigraphy and geology, with emphasis on glacial deposits, discusses the general scientific ideas and gives an overview of the methods of investigation, some of which have rarely been applied elsewhere. It has become apparent that the region covered has many environmental problems, and a proper understanding of the Quaternary deposits is a basic requirement for dealing with them. The same is true for civil engineering. In the formerly glaciated areas almost all construction sites for roads and houses will encounter glacial deposits. This volume provides an authoritative and fascinating overview for anyone planning to venture into this field. In its 53 regional chapters the book covers Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic and eastern Germany. From the text it becomes clear that not all the stratigraphical schemes are yet fully compatible or comprehensible. There can be no doubt, however, that the east was subjected to very extensive ice advances during the earlier Pleistocene. Also, in contrast to western Europe, there was a significant Early Weichselian ice advance, although not as extensive as the last, Late Weichselian event. The book is illustrated by 421 figures and 74 colour plates (mostly photographs). There are 23 tables, a detailed index and a list of over 1000 references, providing a unique collection of northeastern European geoscience literature, much of which has so far escaped the attention of western scientists. The volume, composed of contributions by 60 scientists, completes the trilogy on glacial deposits of northern Europe. Together with its two companion volumes, the Glacial deposits in North-West Europe and the Glacial Deposits in Great Britain and Ireland, it represents an invaluable source of information for the geoscientist, the advanced student or the amateur.

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation

Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation Book
Author : Leslie Aiello
Publisher : McDonald Inst of Archeological
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What role did Ice Age climate play in the demise of the Neanderthals, and why was it that modern humans alone survived? For the past seven years a team of international experts from a wide range of disciplines have worked together to provide a detailed study of the world occupied by the European Neanderthals between 60,000 and 25,000 years ago: the period known as Oxygen Isotope Stage 3. This collection of papers documents the extensive environmental research conducted by the Stage 3 Project. The new chronological and archaeological database constructed by the Project sets the Neanderthal and modern human sites in a continent-wide framework of space and time. A mammalian data base maps the ecology and fauna of the period, providing fresh insights into the availability of plant and animal foods in different parts of the European landscape as Ice Age climate changed and fluctuated. New high-resolution computer simulations give detailed estimates of temperature and rainfall, and above all of the wind-chill and snow cover that would have such an impact on both humans and on the resources they needed for survival. The results provide revolutionary insights into the glacial climate of Stage 3 and the landscapes and resources that influenced late Palaeolithic life-styles.

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes Book
Author : Andrzej Affek,Marek Degórski,Jacek Wolski,Jerzy Solon,Anna Kowalska,Ewa Roo-Zielinska,Bozenna Grabinska,Boguslawa Kruczkowska
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-10-30
ISBN : 0128161353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes: Assessment and Mapping provides valuable guidance for anyone involved with ecosystem service potential monitoring, use and management—from landscape ecologists and environmental managers, to policymakers and environmental economists. The book highlights effective measurement tools for evaluating the overall potential of ecosystem services from multiple perspectives. Beginning with an introduction to ecosystem services and the theoretical assumptions and objectives associated with their assessment, the book goes on to outline interdisciplinary methods of evaluation and analysis that are fully supported and illustrated throughout using an insightful case study focused on Wigry National Park. A range of different spatial reference units are also discussed, followed by chapters on both analytical and synthetic approaches to identifying service supply potential. In addition, the use of services and the impact of these uses on the assessment of potential is included, along with a discussion of the future shape of ecosystem service assessment. Outlines a transdisciplinary, holistic approach to assessing the overall potential of ecosystems and landscapes to support different ecosystem services Proposes a range of direct, indirect, simple and complex measurement indicators for multifaceted estimation and mapping Presents tools and guidelines to help shape effective decision-making processes in nature conservation and environmental planning

Landscapes in History

Landscapes in History Book
Author : Philip Pregill,Nancy Volkman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 1999-01-25
ISBN : 9780471293286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive, one-stop reference to the history of landscape architecture-now expanded and revised This revised edition of Landscapes in History features for the first time new information-rarely available elsewhere in the literature-on landscape architecture in India, China, Southeast Asia, and Japan. It also expands the discussion of the modern period, including current North American planning and design practices. This unique, highly regarded book traces the development of landscape architecture and environmental design from prehistory to modern times-in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. It covers the many cultural, political, technological, and philosophical issues influencing land use throughout history, focusing not only on design topics but also on the environmental impact of human activity. Landscape architects, urban planners, and students of these disciplines will find here: * The most comprehensive, in-depth, and up-to-date overview of the subject * Hundreds of stunning photographs and design illustrations * A scholarly yet accessible treatment, drawing on the latest research in archaeology, geography, and other disciplines * The authors' own firsthand observations and travel experiences * Insight into the evolution of landscape architecture as a discipline * Useful chapter summaries and bibliographies

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book
Author : Jurgen Ehlers,Philip Leonard Gibbard,Philip D. Hughes
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0444534474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available to the readers in the form of CD-ROMs, which are included with the book. * completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations * information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis * step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files * possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files, availabe on the included CD. * availability of chronological controls

European Landscape Convention

European Landscape Convention Book
Author : Council of Europe
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release : 2017-10-01
ISBN : 9287185344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As a reflection of European identity and diversity, the landscape is our living natural and cultural heritage... Within the meaning of the European Landscape Convention the close links between the notion of landscape and human rights, democracy and sustainable development deserve to be highlighted. Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)7 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to member states on the contribution of the European Landscape Convention to the exercise of human rights and democracy with a view to sustainable development, emphasises the need to “consider the importance that quality and diversity of landscapes has for the minds and bodies of human beings, as well as for societies”. The forthcoming opening of the convention to non-European states provides a unique opportunity to reaffirm the universal nature of human rights. The implementation of the convention represents an effective contribution by the Council of Europe to realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria Pirin Mountains

Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria  Pirin Mountains  Book
Author : Karsten Grunewald,Jörg Scheithauer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-11
ISBN : 9789048199594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria aims to address some of the current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment. High mountains and their ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity for studies on the impact of climate change. The Balkan Mountains in Southeast Europe, situated at the transition between temperate and Mediterranean climate, are considered as very sensitive to historical and current global changes. The geoarchives lake sediment, peat and soil, long living trees and glaciers have been used to reconstruct the climatically-driven change of forest and treeline during the Holocene and the younger past. These processes are interrelated with complex ecological changes, as for example the seasonality of climate parameters. The landscape research approach with the analyses through multi-palaeo-geoecological proxies is new for the Balkans.

Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains

Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains Book
Author : P.D. Hughes,J.C. Woodward
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Release : 2017-01-30
ISBN : 1862397473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The mountains of the Mediterranean world are now largely ice free, but many were repeatedly glaciated during the Quaternary ice age. This created spectacular glaciated landscapes with a rich array of glacial deposits and landforms. The glacial and glacio-fluvial records are often very well preserved and our understanding of the timing of Quaternary glaciation has very recently been transformed through the application of dating methods utilizing uranium-series and cosmogenic isotopes. Glacial records from the Mediterranean now boast some of the most robust chronologies for mountain glaciation anywhere in the world – they represent a unique archive of Quaternary environmental change of global significance. The southerly latitude and relatively small size of Mediterranean glaciers rendered them especially sensitive to Pleistocene and Holocene climate changes. This volume brings together the leading researchers and the latest research on Mediterranean glaciation. Several papers also explore glacier behaviour in the Holocene – including those glaciers of southernmost Europe at risk of disappearing this century.

Iberia Land of Glaciers

Iberia  Land of Glaciers Book
Author : Marc Oliva,David Palacios,José M. Fernández-Fernández
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-09-22
ISBN : 0128219696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Iberia, Land of Glaciers: How The Mountains Were Shaped By Glaciers discusses the impact of past glaciers in the current landscape of Iberia. Currently, there are only small glaciers in the highest peaks of the Pyrenees that are the legacy of the last cold period that ended at the end of the 19th century: The Little Ice Age. However, an accurate observation of the landscape of the highest peaks and adjacent valleys of the Iberian Peninsula reveals a past shaped by the successive passage of glaciers with hundreds of meters of ice, similar to what happens today in the Alps or Patagonia. Iberian glaciation has resulted in ice expansion through valleys that are now used by the road network and where important populations settle; in addition, large accumulations of sediments deposited by those glaciers are still unstable today and can trigger risks for mountain populations. Iberia, Land of Glaciers presents the impact of the glaciers in the landscape of mountains following a more educational perspective with examples of 21 Iberian massifs written by specialists from each of the areas. Assesses present-day Iberian Peninsula landscape trends by understanding the past behavior of glaciers Includes the latest findings of all the major Iberian mountains in a single book Includes quality, color figures to enhance understanding of glacier formations Provides a more educational and pedagogical perspective on glacial processes to reach an audience beyond academia

Development of European Landscapes

Development of European Landscapes Book
Author : Ülo Mander,Anu Printsmann,Hannes Palang,Tartu Ülikool. Geograafia Instituut
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Development of European Landscapes book written by Ülo Mander,Anu Printsmann,Hannes Palang,Tartu Ülikool. Geograafia Instituut, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

World Regional Geography

World Regional Geography Book
Author : Joseph J. Hobbs
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2021-08-27
ISBN : 0357360907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Equipping you with a real-world understanding of geography-related concepts, Hobbs' WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, 7th Edition, introduces you to the eight world regions by providing the historical, cultural, economic, political and physical context that makes each unique, while MindTap empowers you with anywhere, anytime digital learning tools and interactive ArcGIS-powered mapping activities. The text's emphasis on the impact of human interaction on geography helps you see the relevance of the field in everyday life. The 7th edition spotlights COVID-19's capacity to change long-standing economic and migration patterns. It also delivers the most up-to-date coverage available on IPCC emissions scenarios, UN Sustainable Development Goals, the ongoing refugee crisis, Brexit, emerging geopolitical issues in the Middle East and North Africa, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Past Glacial Environments

Past Glacial Environments Book
Author : John Menzies,Jaap van der Meer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 0081005253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition, presents a revised and updated version of the very successful first edition of Menzies’ book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations. The book is made up of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world, with the editor’s expertise and experience bringing the chapters together. This new and updated volume includes at least 45% new material, along with five new chapters that include a section on techniques and methods. Additionally, this new edition is presented in full color and features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams, and tables with examples of glacial environments and landscapes that are drawn from a worldwide perspective. Informative knowledge boxes and case studies are included, helping users better understand critical issues and ideas. Provides the most complete reference concerning the study of glacial processes and their geological, sedimentological, and geomorphological products Comprised of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world Includes specific case studies to alert readers to important ideas and issues Uses text boxes throughout to explain key concepts from glacial literature Presents full color photographs, line diagrams, and tables throughout

Europe s Living Landscapes

Europe s Living Landscapes Book
Author : Bas Pedroli,Anne van Doorn,Geert de Blust
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9004278079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Landscape is one of the most fascinating assets of Europe. The great diversity in landscapes reflects a multitude of historical layers. This book presents the story of some of the most expressive European landscapes. It explores how engagement may safeguard and improve landscape identity for the future.

Glacial Systems and Landforms

Glacial Systems and Landforms Book
Author : Ryan C. Bell
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 0857280899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This interactive guide serves to make glacial systems and landforms more accessible, as students use Google Earth and other satellite imagery to understand the patterns and processes found within glacial environments. Guided inquiry activities range from calculating the Mendenhall Glacier’s rate of melting to identifying erosional landforms in the Swiss Alps. In this way, the guide offers a virtual interactive experience in which students can visit and explore glacial systems and landforms in 3D. Through studying these images the student will not only start to recognize the forms commonly found within glacial landscapes, but also develop skills in map analysis and interpretation.

Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales

Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales Book
Author : Andrew Goudie,Piotr Migoń
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-10
ISBN : 303038957X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the geomorphological diversity of England and Wales. These regions are characterised by an extraordinary range of landforms and landscapes, reflecting both the occurrence of many different rock types and drastic climatic changes over the last few million years, including ice sheet expansion and decay. The book begins by providing the geological and geomorphological context needed in order to understand this diversity in a relatively small area. In turn, it presents nearly thirty case studies on specific landscapes and landforms, all of which are landmarks in the territory discussed. These include the famous coastal cliffs and landslides, granite tors of Dartmoor, formerly glaciated mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District, karst of Yorkshire, and many others. The geomorphology of London and the Thames is also included. Providing a unique reference guide to the geomorphology of England and Wales, the book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, colour maps and photos, and written in an easy-to-read style. The contributing authors are distinguished geomorphologists with extensive experience in research, writing and communicating science to the public. The book will not only be of interest to geoscientists, but will also benefit specialists in landscape research, geoconservation, tourism and environmental protection.

Desolate Landscapes

Desolate Landscapes Book
Author : John F. Hoffecker
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780813529929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The burning question, of course, is why a creature that originated in cozy tropical Africa would go live in a cold and dry place, especially at its coldest and driest, between 300,000 and 12,000 years ago. Alas, no pioneer journals survive, at least translated into a modern European language; and Hoffecker (U. of Colorado-Boulder), a specialist in the archaeology of people in cold environments, true to his sources, remains silent on the issue. He summarizes the Ice Age settlement of Eastern European during the transition from Neanderthals to immediate human ancestors, within the context of human evolution as a whole. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR