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Landscapes and societies : selected cases

Author: I P Martini; Ward Chesworth
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Landscapes and societies.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2010937238
(OCoLC)646113985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I P Martini; Ward Chesworth
ISBN: 9789048194131 904819413X
OCLC Number: 694570951
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.
Responsibility: I. Peter Martini, Ward Chesworth, editors.

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