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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 August 2020
  • ISBN : 9780128227473
  • Page : 298 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, it attempts to match paleoecological evidence with the results of other disciplines creating a multidisciplinary framework. This approach to the field is ideal for researchers, university professors and graduate students in a varied range of disciplines and subdisciplines, including ecology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, biogeography, sedimentology, and paleontology. Users will find synthesized information on Easter Island from the last millennia that will help pave the way towards an integrated interdisciplinary vision of the island’s environmental-ecological-cultural system as a complex functional unit. Human and environmental deterministic views are avoided and the Easter Island enigmas are analyzed under a holistic perspective of continuous feedbacks and synergies among the different components of the system. Provides the first synthesis of the available paleoecological knowledge on Easter Island Furnishes clues on how to integrate paleoecological information with evidence from other disciplines Addresses the complexity of the environmental-ecological-cultural system by analyzing the interactions (feedbacks and synergies) among its components

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Paleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island
  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • ISBN : 9780128227473
DOWNLOAD BOOKPaleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, it attempts to match paleoecological evidence with the results of other disciplines creating a multidisciplinary framework. This approach to the field is ideal for researchers, university professors and graduate students

Paleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change

Paleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Santiago Giralt
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • ISBN : 9782889455621
DOWNLOAD BOOKPaleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change

After more than three decades of paleoecological research, the potential role of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on Easter Island's ecological and cultural change is still under discussion. This eBook aims to provide a synthetic view of the topic using evidence from different research fields such as paleoecology, archaeology, history and molecular phylogenetics. A holistic approach is provided to combine the results of these research fields into a comprehensive framework able to account for most of the available multidisciplinary evidence. This

The Prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

The Prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Christopher Stevenson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783030911270
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This book addresses the main enigmas of Easter Island’s (Rapa Nui, in the Polynesian language) prehistory from the time of initial settlement to European contact with a multidisciplinary perspective. The main topics include: (i) the time of first settlement and the origin of the first settlers; (ii) the main features of prehistoric Rapanui culture and their changes; (iii) the deforestation of the island and its timing and causes; (iv) the extinction of the indigenous biota, (v) the occurrence of

Island at the End of the World

Island at the End of the World
  • Author : Steven Roger Fischer
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781861894168
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On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring monumentality of the island's stone guards. A small canoe with Polynesians brought the first humans

The Enigmas of Easter Island

The Enigmas of Easter Island
  • Author : John Flenley,Paul Bahn
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2003-05-29
  • ISBN : 9780191647192
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Easter Island, an isolated speck in the Pacific Ocean, produced one of the most fascinating and yet least understood of ancient cultures. Who were the inhabitants of this unimaginably remote volcanic island? Where did they come from? What, and equally intriguing, how did they erect the giant stone statues found all over the island? And what became of their civilization? - ;Easter Island, an unimaginably remote volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, produced one of the most fascinating and yet

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  • Author : Terry Hunt,Carl Lipo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • ISBN : 1439154341
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The monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands, have built such monumental works? No such astonishing numbers of massive statues are found

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  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • ISBN : 9780141976969
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography
  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780128204733
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Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography is an introduction on the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by a renowned ecologist with paleoecological expertise, the book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. The book offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological

Biodiversity of Pantepui

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  • Author : Valentí Rull,Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia,Otto Huber,Celsa Señaris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780128155929
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Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the biota, origin, and evolution of the Pantepui biogeographical province. It synthesizes historical information and recent discoveries, covering the main biogeographic patterns, evolutionary trends, and conservational efforts. Written by international experts on the biodiversity of this pristine land, this book explores what makes Pantepui a unique natural laboratory to study the origin and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity under the influence

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  • Author : Valentí Rull,Ana Carolina Carnaval
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-30
  • ISBN : 9783030311674
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the patterns of biodiversity in various neotropical ecosystems, as well as a discussion on their historical biogeographies and underlying diversification processes. All chapters were written by prominent researchers in the fields of tropical biology, molecular ecology, climatology, paleoecology, and geography, producing an outstanding collection of essays, synthetic analyses, and novel investigations that describe and improve our understanding of the biodiversity of this unique region. With chapters on the Amazon and Caribbean forests, the

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  • Author : Bernard A. Marcus
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780763754341
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The first text in a series of single topic ecology books, Tropic Forests is an ideal text or supplement for introductory biology, ecology, and environmental science courses. It provides students with an accurate, easy to read, and easy to understand account of this important environmental topic that is often overlooked or glossed over in general texts. It's narrative style and clear illustrations and diagrams engage students, and paint a clear picture of the important concepts presented throughout the text.

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  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781449673888
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The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania
  • Author : Terry L. Hunt,Ethan E. Cochrane
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9780190875657
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Oceania was the last region on earth to be permanently inhabited, with the final settlers reaching Aotearoa/New Zealand approximately AD 1300. This is about the same time that related Polynesian populations began erecting Easter Island's gigantic statues, farming the valley slopes of Tahiti and similar islands, and moving finely made basalt tools over several thousand kilometers of open ocean between Hawai'i, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and archipelagos in between. The remarkable prehistory of Polynesia is one chapter of Oceania's

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  • Author : James O. Luken,John W. Thieret
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1997-01-03
  • ISBN : 0387948090
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Biological invasion of native plant communities is a high-priority problem in the field of environmental management. Resource managers, biologists, and all those involved in plant communities must consider ecological interactions when assessing both the effects of plant invasion and the long-term effects of management. Sections of the book cover human perceptions of invading plants, assessment of ecological interactions, direct management, and regulation and advocacy. It also includes an appendix with descriptive data for many of the worst weeds.

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • ISBN : 9780300179385
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An appreciation of the beautiful, iconic, and endangered Eastern Hemlock and what it means to nature and society The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A “foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists. Five