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People and the land through time : linking ecology and history

Author: Emily Wyndham Barnett Russell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Wyndham Barnett Russell
ISBN: 9780300225808 0300225806
OCLC Number: 1112346342
Description: xvi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Questions and clues. 1. History hidden in the landscape ; 2. Historical records and collections ; 3. Field studies : bringing historical records down to earth ; 4. The sedimentary record --
Part II. The diversity of human interactions with the natural world. 5. Fire : mimicking nature ; 6. Extending species' ranges ; 7. Harvesting natural resources ; 8. Agriculture and its residual effects ; 9. Patterns of human settlement and industrialization --
Part III. Contributions of historical ecology to understanding ecological issues. 10. Diversity and species extinctions ; 11. Biospheric sustainability in a changing world --
Conclusion. Toward the future : research and applications.
Responsibility: Emily W.B. (Russell) Southgate.

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