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Perspectives on Oceans Past

Perspectives on Oceans Past Author Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez
ISBN-10 9789401774963
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 211
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Marine environmental history analyses the changing relationships between human societies and marine natural resources over time. This is the first book which deals in a systematic way with the theoretical backgrounds of this discipline. Major theories and methods are introduced by leading scholars of the field. The book seeks to encapsulate some of the major novelties of this fascinating new discipline and its contribution to the management, conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems as well as the cultural heritages of coastal communities in different parts of the world.



Oceans Past IV

Oceans Past IV Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:896212467
Release 2012
Pages 40
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Oceans Past IV has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oceans Past IV also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oceans Past IV book for free.



Oceans Past

Oceans Past Author Michaela Barnard
ISBN-10 9781136560361
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 192
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[A] fascinating volume, which establishes marine environmental history as a major new discipline for academics as well as an exciting way to bring history and the natural world alive for the public. ANDREW A. ROSENBERG, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE The HMAP project is to be congratulated on this book, which presents vivid, evidence-based reconstructions of historical fisheries and the prolific ecosystems in which they were embedded. TONY J. PITCHER, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA The ingenuity and scholarship of the authors allow us to see ... how human societies have depended on and influenced marine living resources from periwinkles to whales. MIKE SINCLAIR, BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY This book exalts the surprisingly fruitful marriage of historians and marine scientists - a union that has proven to be one of the most exciting developments in ocean research in recent years. KATHERINE RICHARDSON, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN For centuries the seas appeared to offer limitless supplies of food and other resources, their waters a cornucopia never to be exhausted. In more recent times, episodes such as the extreme exploitation and subsequent collapse of cod populations of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland have highlighted the fallaciousness of this view. Yet all too often the lessons from our historical interactions with marine animals are little known, let alone learned. Based on research for the History of Marine Animal Populations project, Oceans Past examines the complex relationship our forebears had with the sea and the animals that inhabit it. It presents eleven studies ranging from fisheries and invasive species to offshore technology and the study of marine environmental history, bringing together the perspectives of historians and marine scientists to enhance understanding of ocean management of the past, present and future. In doing so, it also highlights the influence that changes in marine ecosystems have upon the politics, welfare and culture of human societies.



Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law Author Randall S. Abate
ISBN-10 9780199368747
Release 2015
Pages 699
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Ocean and coastal law has grown rapidly in the past three decades as a specialty area within natural resources law and environmental law. This book unites the two worlds of climate change regulation and ocean and coastal management. It raises important questions about whether and how ocean and coastal law will respond to the regulatory challenges that climate change presents to resources in the oceans and coasts of the United States and the world.



Shifting Baselines

Shifting Baselines Author Jeremy B.C. Jackson
ISBN-10 9781610910293
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 312
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Shifting Baselines explores the real-world implications of a groundbreaking idea: we must understand the oceans of the past to protect the oceans of the future. In 1995, acclaimed marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term "shifting baselines" to describe a phenomenon of lowered expectations, in which each generation regards a progressively poorer natural world as normal. This seminal volume expands on Pauly's work, showing how skewed visions of the past have led to disastrous marine policies and why historical perspective is critical to revitalize fisheries and ecosystems. Edited by marine ecologists Jeremy Jackson and Enric Sala, and historian Karen Alexander, the book brings together knowledge from disparate disciplines to paint a more realistic picture of past fisheries. The authors use case studies on the cod fishery and the connection between sardine and anchovy populations, among others, to explain various methods for studying historic trends and the intricate relationships between species. Subsequent chapters offer recommendations about both specific research methods and effective management. This practical information is framed by inspiring essays by Carl Safina and Randy Olson on a personal experience of shifting baselines and the importance of human stories in describing this phenomenon to a broad public. While each contributor brings a different expertise to bear, all agree on the importance of historical perspective for effective fisheries management. Readers, from students to professionals, will benefit enormously from this informed hindsight.



Imperial Rome Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris

Imperial Rome  Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris Author K.S. Mathew
ISBN-10 9781351997515
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 472
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The battle of Actium waged in 31 BC and the annexation of Egypt in 30 BC to the Roman Empire opened up avenues for increased commercial contact between the Roman Empire, South Asia in general and India in particular and the port of Muziris was the premier trading post of India. In this volume, eminent international scholars from the USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Italy as well as India provide detailed analysis of maritime trade in the Indian Ocean region in the early historic period.



Paleoclimate Global Change and the Future

Paleoclimate  Global Change and the Future Author Keith D. Alverson
ISBN-10 3540424024
Release 2003
Pages 220
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This book provides a synthesis of the past decade of research into global changes that occurred in the earth system in the past. Focus is achieved by concentrating on those changes in the Earth's past environment that best inform our evaluation of current and future global changes and their consequences for human populations. The book stands as a ten year milestone in the operation of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). It seeks to provide a quantitative understanding of the Eartha (TM)s environment in the geologically recent past and to define the envelope of natural environmental variability against which anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System may be assessed. A set of color overhead transparencies based on the figures in the book is available free on the PAGES website (www.pages-igbp.org) for use in teaching and lecturing.



Fictions of the Sea

Fictions of the Sea Author Bernhard Klein
ISBN-10 0754606201
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 237
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This timely collection brings together twelve original essays on the cultural meaning of the sea in British literature and history, from early modern times to the present. Interdisciplinary in conception, it charts metaphorical and material links between the idea of the sea in the cultural imagination and its significance for the social and political history of Britain. Writers considered include Shakespeare, Milton, Coleridge, Scott, Conrad, du Maurier, Unsworth, O'Brian, and others. These literary 'fictions of the sea' are discussed in relation to paintings, shanties, films, and wider issues relevant to maritime history and the historical experience of seafaring: problems of navigation and orientation, piracy, empire, colonialism, slavery, multi-ethnic shipboard communities, masculinity, gender relations. Addressing a wide range of historical, social and literary contexts, Fictions of the Sea offers a fresh analysis of the impact of the ocean on the formation of British cultural identities.



Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Blue Ocean Strategy  Expanded Edition Author W. Chan Kim
ISBN-10 9781625274496
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 256
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.



Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts Perspectives from the Past

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts  Perspectives from the Past Author Derryl N. MacLean
ISBN-10 9780748644575
Release 2012-07-15
Pages 208
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This collection of 9 essays focuses on instances in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures. The contributors explore the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states. Cosmopolitanism is a key concept in social and political thought, standing in opposition to closed human group ideologies such as tribalism, nationalism and fundamentalism. Recent discussions of it have been situated within Western self-perceptions. Now, this volume explores it from Muslim perspectives.



Cephalopods Present and Past New Insights and Fresh Perspectives

Cephalopods Present and Past  New Insights and Fresh Perspectives Author Neil H. Landman
ISBN-10 9781402064616
Release 2007-09-17
Pages 481
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Cephalopods are diverse, highly developed molluscs capable of swimming and jet propulsion. These animals are an important component of present-day marine ecos- tems throughout the world and comprise approximately 900 species. They also have an extraordinary fossil record, extending back to the Cambrian Period, with as many as 10,000 extinct species. Throughout their long history, they have experienced sp- tacular radiations and near-total extinctions. Because of their superb fossil record, they also serve as ideal index fossils to subdivide geologic time. This book touches on many of these themes, and it treats both fossil and present-day cephalopods. The chapters are outgrowths of presentations at the Sixth International Symposium “Cephalopods – Present and Past,” at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, September 16–19, 2004. The Symposium was organized principally by Walter L. Manger of the Department of Geology, University of Arkansas. The editors gratefully acknowledge Walter for his terrific job in putting together this symposium and for making it such an intellectual, and social, success. Other publications related to this Symposium include the abstract volume, assembled by W. L. Manger, and two fie- trip guidebooks, one written by W. L. Manger, and the other by R. H. Mapes. Because this symposium was held in North America, it honored four cephalopod workers from this continent: William A. Cobban (US Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado), Brian F. Glenister (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), William M. Furnish (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), and Gerd E. G.



Deep time Perspectives on Climate Change

Deep time Perspectives on Climate Change Author Mark Williams
ISBN-10 1862392404
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 589
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This book unites climate modelling, palaeoceanography and palaeontology to address fundamental events in the climate history of Earth over the past 600 million years. Understanding the 'tipping points' that have lead to rapid changes in the Earth's climate is vitally important with the realization that humans modify global climate. In an effort to better understand past and future climate change, general circulation models have become the forerunners of attempts to simulate future climate. The central message of the book is that general circulation models tested with geological data in an iterative 'ground truth' process provide the best estimates of the Earth's ancient climate.



50 Years of Ocean Discovery

50 Years of Ocean Discovery Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309172578
Release 2000-01-03
Pages 276
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This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics describe in the book how the discoveries were made possible by combinations of insightful individuals, new technology, and in some cases, serendipity. In addition to describing the advance of ocean science, the book examines the institutional structures and technology that made the advances possible and presents visions of the field's future. This book is the first-ever documentation of the history of NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences, how the structure of the division evolved to its present form, and the individuals who have been responsible for ocean sciences at NSF as “rotators†and career staff over the past 50 years.



Critical Perspectives on the Oceans

Critical Perspectives on the Oceans Author Krista West
ISBN-10 1404206922
Release 2006-07-01
Pages 200
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Examines contemporary issues on the preservation of the oceans and sea life, covering such topics as global warming, water pollution, and declines in fish population and diversity.



Understanding the Indian Ocean

Understanding the Indian Ocean Author T. S. S. Rao
ISBN-10 9231034480
Release 1998
Pages 187
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Marking the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the International Indian Ocean Expedition, this book offers the reader a fascinating view of past lore and the present state of oceanographic knowledge of the Indian Ocean and suggests future directions for its study and monitoring.



Research with Children

Research with Children Author Pia Christensen
ISBN-10 9781317327769
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 240
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The entirely revised third edition of Research with Children forms a unique resource book on the methodology of childhood research with a core emphasis on theory driven practices. As in the previous two editions, this edition presents particular standpoints in the field, whilst also reflecting the latest developments in the now well-established interdisciplinary field of childhood studies. A rich collection of contributions from leading researchers across a range of disciplinary backgrounds, research practices and theoretical perspectives discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. This edition includes exciting new chapters on: Internet-based research and contemporary technology, Family based research, Children as researchers, Participatory research in the global context, New directions for childhood research. Both theoretical and practical questions are set out in a well-argued fashion that enables easier navigation through the various complexities of the epistemological and methodological questions arising in contemporary research practices with children. As such, this text will appeal to both the newcomer to childhood studies and to experienced researchers in the field. With fully updated chapters, new material and a revised, clearer structure, this new edition will be a valuable resource for researchers working with children.



Colonization and Domestic Service

Colonization and Domestic Service Author Victoria K. Haskins
ISBN-10 9781317677932
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 382
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This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and otherwise. Colonization is used here in its broadest sense, to refer to the expropriation and exploitation of land and resources by one group over another, and encompassing imperial/extraction and settler modes of colonization, internal colonization, and present-day neo-colonialism. Contributors from diverse fields and disciplines share new and stimulating insights on the various connections between domestic employment and the processes of colonization, both past and present, in a range of original essays dealing with Indonesian, Canadian Aboriginal, Australian Aboriginal, Pacific Islander, African, Jamaican, Indian, Chinese, Anglo-Indian, Sri Lankan, and 'white' domestic servants.