Islands In History And Representation

Author: Rod Edmond
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415286664
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Islands In History And Representation from the Author: Rod Edmond. "Early essays in the collection address the significance of islands in the Atlantic economy of the eighteenth century. The focus then shifts to the exploration of the Pacific, which presented Europe with new island-groups to explore, exploit, and imagine.

The Archaeology Of Islands

Author: Paul Rainbird
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139463942
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The Archaeology Of Islands from the Author: Paul Rainbird. Archaeologists have traditionally considered islands as distinct physical and social entities. In this book, Paul Rainbird discusses the historical construction of this characterization and questions the basis for such an understanding of island archaeology. Through a series of case studies of prehistoric archaeology in the Mediterranean, Pacific, Baltic, and Atlantic seas and oceans, he argues for a decentering of the land in favor of an emphasis on the archaeology of the sea and, ultimately, a new perspective on the making of maritime communities. The archaeology of islands is thus unshackled from approaches that highlight boundedness and isolation, and replaced with a new set of principles - that boundaries are fuzzy, islanders are distinctive in their expectation of contacts with people from over the seas, and that island life can tell us much about maritime communities. Debating islands, thus, brings to the fore issues of identity and community and a concern with Western construction of other peoples.

Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations

Author: Sonya Graci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1844077799
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Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations from the Author: Sonya Graci. Many of the world's islands are dependent on tourism as their main source of income. It is therefore imperative that these destinations are managed for long-term viability. The natural appeal of a destination is typically one of its main tourism related assets, yet the natural environment is also the feature most directly threatened by potential overexploitation. Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations builds on existing literature in the subject by providing innovative discussions and practical management structures through the use of the authors' various island project work. An original feature is the focus on islands which are part of larger nations, rather than just on island sovereign states. Through an illustrated case study approach, the book focuses on the successes and challenges islands face in achieving sustainable tourism. The authors put forward innovative mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder partnerships and incentive-driven non-regulatory approaches as ways that the sustainability agenda can move forward in destinations that face specific challenges due to their geography and historic development. The case studies - from Canada, St Kitts, Honduras, China, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand - provide the foundation which suggests that alternative approaches to tourism development are possible if they retain sustainability as a priority.

Plants On Islands

Author: Martin L. Cody
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520932722
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Plants On Islands from the Author: Martin L. Cody. This thorough and meticulous study, the result of nearly a quarter-century of research, examines the island biogeography of plants on continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. Invaluable both because of its geographical setting and because of the duration of the study, Plants on Islands summarizes the diversity, dynamics, and distribution of the approximately three hundred species of plants on more than two hundred islands. Martin Cody uses his extensive data set to test various aspects of island biogeographic theory. His thoughtful analysis, constrained by taxon and region, elucidates and enhances the understanding of the biogeographic patterns and dynamics. He provides an overview of the basic theory, concepts, and analytical tools of island biogeography. Also discussed are island relaxation to lower equilibrium species numbers post-isolation, plant distributions variously limited by island area, isolation and climatic differences, adaptation to local abiotic and biotic environments within islands, and the evolution of different island phenotypes. The book concludes with a valuable consideration of equilibrium concepts and of the interplay of coexistence and competition. Certain to challenge, Plants on Islands is among the first books to critically analyze the central tenets of the theory of island biogeography.

Pacific Nations And Territories

Author: Reilly Ridgell
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060011
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Pacific Nations And Territories from the Author: Reilly Ridgell. Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

Voyages Of Discovery

Author: Scott M. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979478
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Voyages Of Discovery from the Author: Scott M. Fitzpatrick. Synthesizes the major issues in island archaeological research including human impacts on island ecosystems, island colonization, exchange systems, and theoretical and methodological concerns.

Islands In The Salish Sea

Author: Sheila Harrington
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898324
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Islands In The Salish Sea from the Author: Sheila Harrington. Gorgeous, fascinating and unconventional, the maps in this collection show aspects of the Gulf Islands, the 'Islands in the Salish Sea', that are most beloved by the residents, from heritage orchards, fishing spots and patches of endangered wild orchids to ancient First Nations' sites and bird colonies. The community on each island decided what elements should be depicted, and local artists then created each of the magnificent and wildly different maps. This volume is a treasure-trove of cherished information that could have been lost, presented with imagination and great beauty. The Islands in the Salish Sea Community Mapping Project was coordinated by Sheila Harrington and Judi Stevenson, who live on Saltspring Island.

The Islands Of Boston Harbor

Author: Edward Rowe Snow
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1933212853
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The Islands Of Boston Harbor from the Author: Edward Rowe Snow. "A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for the Boston Post wrote, ""Mr. Snow has the gift of making his subject vivid and personal in its anecdotal touches . . . It is a volume of chatty yet dignified essays, with many a light touch brought in."" This centennial edition contains the complete 1971 text, with annotations by Jeremy D'Entremont to bring the information up to date."

Hell S Islands

Author: Stanley Coleman Jersey
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585446162
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Hell S Islands from the Author: Stanley Coleman Jersey. Presents battlefield accounts and first-person narratives from over 200 Allied and Japanese veterans of the battle on Guadalcanal Island between August 1942 and February 1943.

Islands

Author: Graham Sheil
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Islands from the Author: Graham Sheil.