Jamaica Underground

The Caves, Sinkholes and Underground Rivers of the Island

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Author: Alan Fincham

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766400361

Category: History

Page: 447

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Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

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Author: John Gunn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583997

Category: Reference

Page: 902

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The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

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Author: William F. Keegan,Corinne L. Hofman,Reniel Rodriguez Ramos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199875073

Category: History

Page: 624

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The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology provides an overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean, understood here as the islands whose shores surround the Caribbean Sea and the islands of the Bahama Archipelago. Though these islands were never isolated from the surrounding mainland, their histories are sufficiently diverse to warrant their identification as distinct areas of culture. Over the past 20 years, Caribbean archaeology has been transformed from a focus on reconstructing culture histories to one on the mobility and exchange expressed in cultural and social dynamics. This Handbook brings together, for the first time, examples of the best research conducted by scholars from across the globe to address the complexity of the Caribbean past. The Handbook is divided into five sections. Part I, Islands of History and the Precolonial History of the Caribbean Islands, provides an introduction to Caribbean Archaeology and its history. The papers in the following Ethnohistory section address the diversity of cultural practices expressed in the insular Caribbean and develop historical descriptions in concert with archaeological evidence in order to place language, social organization, and the native Ta?nos and Island Caribs in perspective. The following section, Culture History, provides the latest research on specific geographical locations and cross-cultural engagements, from Jamaica and the Bahama archigelago to the Saladoid and the Isthmo-Antillean Engagements. Creating History, the fourth section, includes papers on specific issues related to the field, such as Zooarchaeology, Rock Art, and DNA analysis, among others. The final section, World History, centers on the consequences of European colonization.

World Geography: The World

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Author: Ray Sumner

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893562762

Category: Science

Page: 2379

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Covers the major region of the world, with information on such topics as physical geography, biogeography, economic geography, human geography, and natural resources.

Jamaican Place Names

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Author: B. W. Higman,Brian James Hudson

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766402174

Category: History

Page: 319

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Jamaican place names range from the commonplace to the bizarre. Densely distributed across the map of the island, they not only intrigue the visitor and the resident but also provide clues to Jamaica's past landscapes and its social and economic history. Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an entirely new approach to the study of Jamaican place names. Maps and other sources dating from the earliest years of European contact to the twenty-first century are used to compile a database of over 20,000 names. Analysis provides clues to the culture and national origins of the dominant planter population who were the major name-givers but also includes many names with distinctive Jamaican "creole" meanings. Today, Kingston, May Pen, Rio Bueno, Me No Sen You No Come, George's Plain Mountain and Content, names derived from a variety of sources, are all equally Jamaican and equally fascinating. Jamaican Place Names is written for both the scholar and the general reader with an interest in the island's landscapes and history. Book jacket.

Jamaica

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Author: Kenneth E. Ingram

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851092673

Category: History

Page: 363

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Jamaica is one of a chain of islands -- the West Indian archipelago -- which encircles the Caribbean Sea. Its earliest indigenous people, the Tainos, succumbed to the arrival of western Europeans, inaugurated by the encounter with Columbus in 1494. Spanish rule gave way in 1655 to some 300 years of English colonial rule involving nearly two centuries of plantation slavery. The country finally gained independence in 1962. Jamaica has made some notable contributions in the international arena. Perhaps best known are its contributions in the world of sport, popular music (reggae) and in its development of distinctive forms of dance-theatre and folk music. This wide-ranging volume is a fully revised and updated edition of the work which was first published in 1984.

Important bird areas in the Caribbean

key sites for conservation

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Author: David C. Wege,Verónica Anadón-Irizarry,Mayra Vincenty,BirdLife International

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Jamaica

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Author: Kenneth E. Ingram

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 369

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Underground. The Way to the Future

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Author: Georg Anagnostou,Heinz Ehrbar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315887274

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

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Underground – the way to the future was the motto of the World Tunnel Congress 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. The use of underground space has gained importance during the last years due to the tremendous global urbanization, the high demand on transportation capacities and energy production. All this result in a wider range of use of underground space: besides the traditional road, railway, metro and utility tunnels, more and more other functionalities of modern life are placed under ground in order to free the surface for other uses. The 300 papers of the present book cover important aspects of modern underground infrastructures: Development and use of underground space; project planning and implementation (construction management, risk control, cost estimation and scheduling, contracting practices); design and analysis methods and considerations; construction technology developments; tunnel operation (safety, maintenance, rehabilitation and repair); case histories (learning from failures, long deep tunnels, underground construction for hydropower). Underground – the way to the future will be invaluable to specialists, contractors and design engineers in underground planning, construction and tunnelling worldwide, and to academics interested in underground and geotechnical engineering.

Tour Jamaica

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Author: Margaret Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jamaica

Page: 125

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