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Perspectives on Oceans Past

Editors: Schwerdtner Máñez, Kathleen, Poulsen, Bo (Eds.)

  • First book dealing with theoretical backgrounds  of marine environmental history
  • Equips readers with broad understanding of the major concepts and methods from science and history used in and applied to marine environmental history
  • Written by some of the leading scholars in the field of marine environmental history
  • Includes and summarizes topics on modelling approaches, gendered perspectives, and more
  • Looks at possible future developments in marine environmental history
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About this book

Marine environmental history analyses the changing relationships between human societies and marine natural resources over time. This is the first book which deals in a systematic way with the theoretical backgrounds of this discipline. Major theories and methods are introduced by leading scholars of the field. The book seeks to encapsulate some of the major novelties of this fascinating new discipline and its contribution to the management, conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems as well as the cultural heritages of coastal communities in different parts of the world.

About the authors

Dr Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez is affiliated at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine

Ecology (ZMT) in Germany.

 

Prof. Dr Bo Poulsen is affiliated at the Aalborg University in Denmark.

Reviews

“Each chapter has been contributed by different authors, who comprise a group of global scholars representing a wide set of disciplines and educated interest. Their product is a significant and enlightening contribution to our understanding of marine environmental history. … The book collates a considerable body of information through argument, discussion and is accessible in language to any reader from the realm of marine studies or broader interest.” (Rachel Kelly, Richard S. Cottrell, Mary Mackay and Yannick Rousseau, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol. 27, 2017)


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Of Seascapes and People: Multiple Perspectives on Oceans Past

    Schwerdtner Máñez, Kathleen (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Acknowledging Long-Term Ecological Change: The Problem of Shifting Baselines

    Klein, Emily S. (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • Historical Fishing Communities

    Holm, Poul

    Pages 31-46

  • Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding Past Marine Resource Use and Its Impact

    Orton, David C.

    Pages 47-69

  • Human Archives: Historians’ Methodologies and Past Marine Resource Use

    Poulsen, Bo

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7496-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7495-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Oceans Past
Editors
  • Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez
  • Bo Poulsen
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7496-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7496-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7495-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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