» » The Holocene: An Environmental History

Download The Holocene: An Environmental History fb2

by Neil Roberts
Download The Holocene: An Environmental History fb2
Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    Neil Roberts
  • ISBN:
  • ISBN13:
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Blackwell Pub (June 1, 1989)
  • Pages:
    227 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Biological Sciences
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1544 kb
  • ePUB format
    1134 kb
  • DJVU format
    1381 kb
  • Rating:
  • Votes:
  • Formats:
    azw mobi lrf docx

Neil Roberts' book on the Holocene is already a classic. The 10,000-year perspective provides stimulating and fascinating reading for all environmental professionals. Constantine N. Raphael, Eastern Michigan University.

Neil Roberts' book on the Holocene is already a classic. Most importantly, the science has been updated without changing its distinctive character. At the same time, the book has been brightened up, which makes it all the more attractive to handle and read.

Book Publishing WeChat. Roberts, N. (1998) The Holocene: An Environmental History. AUTHORS: Olugbenga A. Boboye, Adewale Akinmosin. KEYWORDS: Quaternary, Palynological, Lagoon, Organic Matter, Dahomey, Pleistocene, Environment. JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Geology, Vo. N., June 21, 2018

An Environmental History.

An Environmental History. Understanding the environmental changes– both natural and anthropogenic – that have occurred during the Holocene is of crucial importance if we are to achieve a sustainable environmental future.

This period has included major shifts in climate and human culture, and in the natural environment at every level.

Neil Roberts is Professor at the University of Plymouth. His previous books include The Changing Global Environment (Blackwell Publishers, 1994) and Ecological Relations in Historical Times (with Robin Butlin, Blackwell Publishers, 1995).

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Holocene: An Environmental History as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Environmental Conservation and Holocene History. Appendix: Calibration Table for Radiocarbon Ages. Neil Roberts' book on the Holocene is already a classic

Environmental Conservation and Holocene History. Neil Roberts' book on the Holocene is already a classic. More power to Neil Roberts' already considerable elbow as he takes up the Chair in Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth!"

The last 10,000 years, the post-glacial or Holocene, has seen the world's climates and environments take on their modern natural form. It has also seen the development of Homo Sapiens form hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller with consequent impact on the natural environment. For the most part, this transformation of nature has not been described in written records. Therefore alternative, proxy sources of information have to be used to reconstruct past environments. Neil Roberts discusses Palaeoecological techniques such as pollen analysis and radiocarbon dating in his first chapter. He then recounts the changes in nature from the ice age to modern times using these proxy techniques. Primarily suitable for undergraduates in geography, archaeology , environmental history, science, and ecology as well as scholars of a wide range of professional interests and informed lay-readers.

This is a textbook but it is well written. For anyone interested in the subject this would be a good place to start.
very pleased with the book - excellent condition, basically new. but it took a really long time to get here.
I am by no means an expert on climatology or paleoclimatology. An actuary by trade, I enjoy reading books about evolution and prehistory. When I saw this book, I figured it would be good for a type of background reading to help me more fully understand what went on during the Holocene and how it affected humans.
While it did not really make that connection, I did find it pretty interesting. He explains the different techniques of dating and why you would use them. It is facinating that the experts can determine so much information about the local environment over, say, a meter long core sample from the bottom of a lake. It didn't get too technical until the last chapter where he was discussing the impact of pollution on the environment.
The last chapter sums up nicely the major developments of the last 11,000 years and also discusses why viewing nature as a static entity is not the proper way for conservationalists to look at it. All and all a good read for those interested in weather and the transformation of the earth.
Most advances in human understanding currently come from a conjunction of specialisms: archaeology uses nuclear physics. This textbook is built on clear accounts of the joints between geology and palaeontology, human anthropology and global climate change - and much more. But it is more than that. Roberts has crafted a textbook to be used by any entrant to the field. He is lucid. He offers logical cause and effect yet is clear about contradiction. Anyone interested in the era will enjoy the contributions from many disciplines integrated in an enthusiastic whole. If you are interested, go for it.
As an undergraduate student at prescott College, I conducted an independent study in Quaternary Ecology in general and of the American Southwest in particular. I came across this book while browsing the shelves at another college library. I was looking for a few texts to give me a good basic background on paleoecology, and after scanning this one, requested that our school library purchase it. When it arrived, I was informed, and I immediately appropriated it for my exclusive use. This book, together with Delcourt's and Delcourt's book, Quaternary Ecology: a paleoecological perspective would make a good text for a college environmental studies course. That is how I used it. Now I want to own a copy.