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Title Landscapes and societies : selected cases / I. Peter Martini, Ward Chesworth, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 478 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Note continued: 15. Mount Etna, Sicily: Landscape Evolution and Hazard Responses in the Pre-industrial Era / Peter A. James -- pt. IV Mediterranean and European World-Cool-Temperate European Lands -- 16. Romanian Carpathian Landscapes and Cultures / Mihaela S. Dinu -- 17. Sea-Level Rise and the Response of the Dutch People: Adaptive Strategies Based on Geomorphologic Principles Give Sustainable Solutions / Pieter D. Jungerius -- 18. Perception of Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland / Thorvaldur Thordarson -- pt. V South and East Asia -- 19. Holocene Environmental Changes and the Evolution of the Neolithic Cultures in China / Minglin Li -- 20. Landscape and Subsistence in Japanese History / Gina L. Barnes -- 21. Evolution of Hydraulic Societies in the Ancient Anuradhapura Kingdom of Sri Lanka / P.B. Dharmasena -- 22. Disease in History: The Case of the Austronesian Expansion in the Pacific / Robert Sallares -- pt. VI Central and North America -- 23. Farms and Forests: Spatial and Temporal Perspectives on Ancient Maya Landscapes / Timothy Beach -- 24. Water Follows the People: Analysis of Water Use in the Western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA / Ellen Wohl -- 25. Frozen Coasts and the Development of Inuit Culture in the North American Arctic / Robert W. Park
Summary This book contains case histories intended to show how societies and landscapes interact. The range of interest stretches from the small groups of the earliest Neolithic, through Bronze and Iron Age civilizations, to modern nation states. The coexistence is, of its very nature reciprocal, resulting in changes in both society and landscape. In some instances the adaptations may be judged successful in terms of human needs, but failure is common and even the successful cases are ephemeral when judged in the light of history. Comparisons and contrasts between the various cases can be made at vari
Analysis klimaatverandering
climatic change
fysische geografie
physical geography
landscape ecology
Geography (General)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human ecology -- Case studies
Social change -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Case studies
Social evolution -- Case studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Human ecology.
Social evolution.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Martini, I. P. (Ireneo Peter), 1935-
Chesworth, Ward.
ISBN 9789048194131