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
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2007-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080548210
ISBN 13: 0080548210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

Global Environmental Issues
Author: Frances Harris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 0470684704
ISBN 13: 9780470684702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Issues Book Review:

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 Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands
Author: James P. Terry,Frank R. Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079319094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marshall Islands Book Review:

"...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.

Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada Over the Last Millennium

Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada Over the Last Millennium
Author: Daniel R. Cayan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210024993261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin
Author: Patrick D. Nunn
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1999-06-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007004241612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin Book Review:

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.

Exchanges

Exchanges
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822009319831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antarctica at the Close of a Millennium

Antarctica at the Close of a Millennium
Author: John Alan Gamble,David N. B. Skinner,Stuart Henrys,Royal Society of New Zealand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822030199863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica at the Close of a Millennium Book Review:

Accompanied by map in back inside cover pocket entitled: Geology of the Northern Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica, 1st ed., 2001.

Asian Perspectives

Asian Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123815867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health
Author: A. J. McMichael,D. H. Campbell-Lendrum,C. F. Corvalan,K. L. Ebi,A. Githeko,J. D. Scheraga,A. Woodward
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789241562485
ISBN 13: 924156248X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.

Energy Environmental Visions for the New Millennium

Energy   Environmental Visions for the New Millennium
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 579
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780881732894
ISBN 13: 0881732893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Society Ethics and Technology

Society  Ethics  and Technology
Author: Ralph Edelbach,Morton Emanuel Winston
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780534585402
ISBN 13: 053458540X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society Ethics and Technology Book Review:

This anthology presents a variety of historical, social, and philosophical perspectives on technological change and its social consequences, stressing the manner in which technological innovation creates new ethical problems for human civilization. Providing a strong foundation in both theoretical and applied ethical matters, SOCIETY, ETHICS, AND TECHNOLOGY encourages students to critically engage anew the social effects of the technology that surrounds them in their daily lives.

World Forests Society and Environment

World Forests  Society and Environment
Author: Matti Palo,J. Uusivuori
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1999-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780792353010
ISBN 13: 0792353013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Forests Society and Environment Book Review:

This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. A main message is that cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, but essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science needs to find a clearer picture of relationships between forests, human activity and the environment and of the consequences of environmental change for the ability of societies to survive. Part I, Editorial Perspectives, is analyzing the ongoing globalization processes of forests, societies and the environment. Part II, Society and Environment, reviews worldwide trends with significance for the future of forests and forestry. While the trends are influenced by forest sector issues, that sector is influenced to a much larger extent by external factors - such as demography, urbanization, or technological development. Part III, Importance of Forests, looks at the value of the goods and services of forests; tangible and intangible; market and non-market; and concludes that failure to recognize their full value is one of the crucial impediments to sustainable development. In Part IV, Global Forum, scientists take up global forestry themes - deforestation, trade and the environment, climate change, biodiversity - with the aim of stimulating wider discussion. Part V, Regional Forum, looks at major themes of particular relevance to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, such as farm and agroforestry, corruption and concessions, urban forestry and environmental conflicts. Part VI introduces the special theme - forest sectors in transition economies. Teams of scientists from Russia and China focus on the implications of the transition from plan to market economy, illuminating both the very different nature of the forest sector in the two countries and the different transition paths that they have adopted. In the past millennium the entire world has been discovered. In the past half century the contribution of forests to the economy worldwide has been perceived, while only recently have their societal and environmental benefits been globally recognized. Globalization is a demanding process requiring knowledge and information. This book offers knowledge, facts and information – but also values from diverse human and cultural perspectives – about world forests, society and environment to help us towards equity in our use of the global forest, to create a clearer vision on a unasylva.

The Physical Environment

The Physical Environment
Author: Andrew P. Sturman,Rachel Spronken-Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122668366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physical Environment Book Review:

Explores the physical environment of New Zealand. Taking a systems approach to studying the biophysical environment, the text is divided into six sections, covering the country's origins, interactions and applications, and the atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphic, and biological environment.

Water Life and Civilisation

Water  Life and Civilisation
Author: Steven Mithen,Emily Black
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-04-21
ISBN 10: 1139496670
ISBN 13: 9781139496674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Life and Civilisation Book Review:

A unique interdisciplinary study of the relationships between climate, hydrology and human society from 20,000 years ago to the present day within the Jordan Valley. It describes how state-of-the-art models can simulate the past, present and future climates of the Near East, reviews and provides new evidence for environmental change from geological deposits, builds hydrological models for the River Jordan and associated wadis and explains how present day urban and rural communities manage their water supply. The volume provides a new approach and new methods that can be applied for exploring the relationships between climate, hydrology and human society in arid and semi-arid regions throughout the world. It is an invaluable reference for researchers and advanced students concerned with the impacts of climate change and hydrology on human society, especially in the Near East.

Seas at the Millennium

Seas at the Millennium
Author: Charles R. C. Sheppard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2400
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050044521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paleoclimate Global Change and the Future

Paleoclimate  Global Change and the Future
Author: Keith D. Alverson,Raymond S. Bradley,Thomas F. Pedersen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 3642558283
ISBN 13: 9783642558283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paleoclimate Global Change and the Future Book Review:

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 Earth’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.

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific
Author: Patrick D. Nunn
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN 10: 0824865448
ISBN 13: 9780824865443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific Book Review:

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 from view rather than being submerged. In this scientifically rigorous yet readily comprehensible account of the fascinating subject of vanished islands and hidden continents in the Pacific, the author ranges far and wide, from explanations of the region’s ancient history to the meanings of island myths. Using both original and up-to-date information, he shows that there is real value in bringing together myths and the geological understanding of land movements. A description of the Pacific Basin and the "ups and downs" of the land within its vast ocean is followed by chapters explaining how—long before humans arrived in this part of the world—islands and continents that no longer exist were once present. A succinct account is given of human settlement of the region and the establishment of cultural contexts for the observation of occasional catastrophic earth-surface changes and their encryption in folklore. The author also addresses the persistent myths of a "sunken continent" in the Pacific, which became widespread after European arrival and were subsequently incorporated into new age and pseudoscience explanations of our planet and its inhabitants. Finally, he presents original data and research on island disappearances witnessed by humans, recorded in oral and written traditions, and judged by geoscience to be authentic. Examples are drawn from throughout the Pacific, showing that not only have islands collapsed, and even vanished, within the past few hundred years, but that they are also liable to do so in the future.

Evolution of Earth and its Climate

Evolution of Earth and its Climate
Author: O.G. Sorokhtin,G.V. Chilingarian,N.O. Sorokhtin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780444537584
ISBN 13: 0444537589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Earth and its Climate Book Review:

The book reviews the current physical theory of Earth's global evolution, its origin, structure and composition, the process of Earth's core formation, Earth's energy, and the nature of its tectonomagnetic activity. The book also deals with the origin of the Moon and its influence on our planet's evolution. Based on the integral positions of this theory, the book analyzes the issues of the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, and the conception and evolution of life on Earth. The monograph also reviews the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect developed by the authors, and the effects of nitrogen-consuminging bacteria and of periodic changes in the precession angle on its climate. In particular, these effects cause the onset and periodicity of ice ages and a significant climate warming during the periods of supercontinent appearance (like Pangaea in the Mid-Mesozoic). * challenges current thinking about climate change on the basis of sound geological data. * helps the reader make informed decisions about Earth-process related problems. * challenges the reader to critically analyze both theory and data

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066381453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN 10: 0309380979
ISBN 13: 9780309380973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change Book Review:

As climate has warmed over recent years, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded across the globe. Climate models simulate such changes in extreme events, and some of the reasons for the changes are well understood. Warming increases the likelihood of extremely hot days and nights, favors increased atmospheric moisture that may result in more frequent heavy rainfall and snowfall, and leads to evaporation that can exacerbate droughts. Even with evidence of these broad trends, scientists cautioned in the past that individual weather events couldn't be attributed to climate change. Now, with advances in understanding the climate science behind extreme events and the science of extreme event attribution, such blanket statements may not be accurate. The relatively young science of extreme event attribution seeks to tease out the influence of human-cause climate change from other factors, such as natural sources of variability like El Niño, as contributors to individual extreme events. Event attribution can answer questions about how much climate change influenced the probability or intensity of a specific type of weather event. As event attribution capabilities improve, they could help inform choices about assessing and managing risk, and in guiding climate adaptation strategies. This report examines the current state of science of extreme weather attribution, and identifies ways to move the science forward to improve attribution capabilities.