Climate Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium

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

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  • Author : Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 316 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080548210
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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
  • Author : Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 October 2007
GET THIS BOOKClimate, Environment, and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium

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,

Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific

Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific
  • Author : Lalit Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 31 January 2020
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This edited volume addresses the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands, and presents databases and indexes for assessing and adapting to island vulnerabilities. By analyzing susceptibility variables, developing comprehensive vulnerability indexes, and applying GIS techniques, the book's authors demonstrate the particular issues presented by climate change in the islands of the Pacific region, and how these issues may be managed to preserve and improve biodiversity and human livelihoods. The book first introduces the issues specific to island communities, such

Archaeological Perspectives on Conflict and Warfare in Australia and the Pacific

Archaeological Perspectives on Conflict and Warfare in Australia and the Pacific
  • Author : Geoffrey Clark,Mirani Litster
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release : 08 March 2022
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When James Boswell famously lamented the irrationality of war in 1777, he noted the universality of conflict across history and across space – even reaching what he described as the gentle and benign southern ocean nations. This volume discusses archaeological evidence of conflict from those southern oceans, from Palau and Guam, to Australia, Vanuatu and Tonga, the Marquesas, Easter Island and New Zealand. The evidence for conflict and warfare encompasses defensive earthworks on Palau, fortifications on Tonga, and intricate pa sites in

Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region

Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 03 March 2020
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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

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific
  • Author : Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 31 October 2008
GET THIS BOOKVanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Islands—as well as entire continents—are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific. Over the years, geologists have amassed data that point to the undeniable fact of islands having disappeared in the Pacific, a phenomenon that the oral traditions of many groups of Pacific Islanders also highlight. There are even a few instances where fragments of Pacific continents have disappeared, becoming hidden

Climate Change and the Health of Nations

Climate Change and the Health of Nations
  • Author : Anthony McMichael
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 05 January 2017
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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

Palaeolandscapes in Archaeology

Palaeolandscapes in Archaeology
  • Author : Mike T. Carson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 November 2021
GET THIS BOOKPalaeolandscapes in Archaeology

What can we learn about the ancient landscapes of our world, and how can those lessons improve our future in the landscapes that we all inhabit? Those questions are addressed in this book, through a practical framework of concepts and methods, combined with detailed case studies around the world. The chapters explore the range of physical and social attributes that have shaped and re-shaped our landscapes through time. International authors contributed the latest results of investigating ancient landscapes (or "palaeolandscapes")

Comparative Archaeologies

Comparative Archaeologies
  • Author : Ludomir R Lozny
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 April 2011
GET THIS BOOKComparative Archaeologies

Archaeology, as with all of the social sciences, has always been characterized by competing theoretical propositions based on diverse bodies of locally acquired data. In order to fulfill local, regional expectations, different goals have been assigned to the practitioners of Archaeology in different regions. These goals might be entrenched in local politics, or social expectations behind cultural heritage research. This comprehensive book explores regional archaeologies from a sociological perspective—to identify and explain regional differences in archaeological practice, as well

Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
  • Author : Jack Golson,Tim Denham,Philip Hughes,Pamela Swadling,John Muke
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release : 07 July 2017
GET THIS BOOKTen Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Kuk is a settlement at c. 1600 m altitude in the upper Wahgi Valley of the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, near Mount Hagen, the provincial capital. The site forms part of the highland spine that runs for more than 2500 km from the western head of the island of New Guinea to the end of its eastern tail. Until the early 1930s, when the region was first explored by European outsiders, it was thought to be a single, uninhabited

Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues
  • Author : Frances Harris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 30 January 2012
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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 Geography, Nature and History of the Tropical Pacific and its Islands

The Geography, Nature and History of the Tropical Pacific and its Islands
  • Author : Walter M. Goldberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 December 2017
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This volume provides an accessible scientific introduction to the historical geography of Tropical Pacific Islands, assessing the environmental and cultural changes they have undergone and how they are affected currently by these shifts and alterations. The book emphasizes the roles of plants, animals, people, and the environment in shaping the tropical Pacific through a cross-disciplinary approach involving history, geography, biology, environmental science, and anthropology. With these diverse scientific perspectives, the eight chapters of the book provide a comprehensive overview of

An Introduction to Island Studies

An Introduction to Island Studies
  • Author : James Randall
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 19 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKAn Introduction to Island Studies

Island Studies can be deceptively challenging and rewarding for an undergraduate student. Islands can be many things: nations, tourist destinations, quarantine stations, billionaire baubles, metaphors. The study of islands offers a way to take this 'bewildering variety' and to use it as a lens and a tool to better understand our own world of islands. An Introduction to Island Studies is an approachable look at this interdisciplinary field - from the islands as biodiversity hotspots, their settlement, human migration and