New PDF release: Principles of Environmental Sciences

By Jan J. Boersema

ISBN-10: 1402091575

ISBN-13: 9781402091575

ISBN-10: 1402091583

ISBN-13: 9781402091582

Foreign specialists offer a accomplished photograph of the rules, ideas and strategies which are appropriate to difficulties originating from the interplay among the living/non-living surroundings and mankind. either the research of such difficulties and how options to environmental difficulties may match in particular societal contexts are addressed.

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Dirkx, G. P. H. ). (2001). Vreemdelingen in de natuur. Special issue of: Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis 2000. Ghent: Academia Press. , & Reith, R. (2001). Umwelt-Geschichte. Arbeitsfelder, Forschungsansätze, Perpektiven. Munich: Oldenbourg. 4 Environmental History: Object of Study and Methodology 31 Hoffmann, R. C. (1996). Economic development and aquatic ecosystems in medieval Europe. American Historical Review, 101(3), 631–669. Jäger, H. (1994). Einführung in die Umweltgeschichte. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

Many of the early civilisations emerged in river valleys and depended on irrigation to provide enough food to support the non-producers. In Egypt the modifications to the natural flood of the Nile were relatively small scale and did not result in major environmental damage. This was not the case in Mesopotamia.

Pollen analysis and the study of plant macrofossils, in particular, have made a major contribution to our understanding the environmental changes of the last 3 million years. The waterlogged and low pH of lake sediments and peats make them good media for preserving both plant macrofossils and pollen and spores. As the layers of sediment and peat accumulate, the plant fossils become anaerobically incarcerated making them available for extraction in layered cores. The plant material can then be treated, using a variety of chemical preparation techniques, and identified using detailed keys and socalled ‘type collections’ (see Moore et al.

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