The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia

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Author: Maria Shahgedanova

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198233841

Category: Science

Page: 571

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This volume seeks to familiarize, at an international level, those with an interest in the pysical geography of Russia with the most significant achievements in classical and contemporary geographical research.

Vegetation der Erde

Grundlagen, Ökologie, Verbreitung

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Author: Jörg S. Pfadenhauer,Frank A. Klötzli

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364241950X

Category: Science

Page: 645

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Gegenstand des vorliegenden Buchs ist die Pflanzendecke der Erde, wobei neben einer knapp gehaltenen Beschreibung der Vegetationstypen vor allem die kausalen Zusammenhänge zwischen dem Wuchsort charakteristischer (repräsentativer) Pflanzenarten und Pflanzengemeinschaften einerseits und entwicklungsgeschichtlich-historischen, zeitlichen bzw. räumlichen, ökophysiologischen sowie anthropogenen Bedingungen andererseits vermittelt werden. Zwar liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der vom Menschen nicht oder wenig beeinflussten „naturbetonten“ Pflanzendecke; berücksichtigt wird aber auch die „kulturbetonte“ Vegetation, die in klimatisch bzw. edaphisch begünstigten Regionen heute den größeren Flächenanteil einnimmt. Nach einem einführenden Kapitel, das die Grundlagen für die vegetationsökologische Gliederung der Erdoberfläche enthält, werden die Lebensbedingungen der zonalen, extrazonalen und azonalen Vegetation des Flachlands und der Gebirge von den äquatornahen immerfeuchten Tropen bis zu den Polargebieten dargestellt und mit vielen Tabellen, farbigen Graphiken und zahlreichen Fotos illustriert. Kastentexte bieten darüber hinaus ergänzende Informationen zu Spezialthemen. Ein umfangreiches Literaturverzeichnis erleichtert den Zugang zu vertiefenden Publikationen.

Eurasian Steppes. Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a Changing World

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Author: Marinus J.A. Werger,Marja A. van Staalduinen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400738862

Category: Science

Page: 568

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Steppes form one of the largest biomes. Drastic changes in steppe ecology, land use and livelihoods came with the emergence, and again with the collapse, of communist states. Excessive ploughing and vast influx of people into the steppe zone led to a strong decline in nomadic pastoralism in the Soviet Union and China and in severely degraded steppe ecosystems. In Mongolia nomadic pastoralism persisted, but steppes degraded because of strongly increased livestock loads. After the Soviet collapse steppes regenerated on huge tracts of fallow land. Presently, new, restorative steppe land management schemes are applied. On top of all these changes come strong effects of climate change in the northern part of the steppe zone. This book gives an up-to-date overview of changes in ecology, climate and use of the entire Eurasian steppe area and their effects on livelihoods of steppe people. It integrates knowledge that so far was available only in a spectrum of locally used languages.

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies, Jeffreys-Haldon-Cormack, 2008

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1051

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T H E O X F O R D H A N D B O O K OF BYZANTINE STUDIES Edited by E L I Z A B E T H JEFFREYS with JOHN HALDON and ROBIN CORMACK OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Great Clarendon Street, Oxford 0x2 6DP Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide in Oxford New York Auckland Cape Town Dares Salaam Hong Kong Karachi Kuala Lumpur Madrid Melbourne Mexico City Nairobi New Delhi Shanghai Taipei Toronto With offices in Argentina Austria Brazil Chile Czech Republic France Greece Guatemala Hungary Italy Japan Poland Portugal Singapore South Korea Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine Vietnam Oxford is a registered trade mark of Oxford University Press in the UK and in certain other countries Published in the United States by Oxford University Press Inc., New York © Oxford University Press 2008 The moral rights of the authors have been asserted Database right Oxford University Press (maker) First published 2008 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press, or as expressly permitted by law, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organization. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the Rights Department, Oxford University Press, at the address above You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose the same condition on any acquirer British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Data available Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data The Oxford handbook of Byzantine studies / edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys with John Haldon and Robin Cormack. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-19-925246-6 1. Byzantine Empire-History-Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Jeffreys, Elizabeth. II. Haldon, John F. III. Cormack, Robin. DF552.093 2008 959.5'o2-dc22 2008024466 Typeset by SPI Publisher Services, Pondicherry, India Printed in Great Britain on acid-free paper by CPI Antony Rowe, Chippenham, Wiltshire ISBN 978-0-19-925246-6 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

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Author: Elizabeth Jeffreys,John F. Haldon,Robin Cormack

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199252466

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1021

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The Handbook contains eighty-nine articles by leading experts on all significant aspects of the diverse and fast-growing field of Byzantine Studies, which deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

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Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: History

Page: 640

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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Species and Communities in Extreme Environments

Festschrift Towards the 75th Anniversary and a Laudatio in Honour of Academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov

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Author: Serguei Ilich Golovatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adaptation (Biology)

Page: 530

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Papers on yeast, myxomicetes, soil microfungi, mosses, higher plants, nematodes, oribatid mites, millipedes, spiders, collembolans, ants, beetles, butterflies, and birds of the polar and adjacent regions.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Osteuropa

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830514930

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 496

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Rome and the Nomads

The Pontic-Danubian Realm in Antiquity

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Author: Roger Batty

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 680

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A comprehensive examination of the historical importance of migration and the pastoral economy in Eastern Europe during ancient and early medieval times, with an emphasis on the early period of Roman rule. Roger Batty uses textual and archaeological evidence to draw a clear picture of regional lifestyles, and their impact upon Roman civilization.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues

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Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 505

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The Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

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Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa

Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments

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Author: Joseph O. Vogel,Jean Vogel

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 605

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Explore the dynamics of precolonial African life in this comprehensive encyclopedia. A bibliography is provided for each article to guide readers with further research. With over 100 articles and extensive maps, photos, and figures, the Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa is essential reading for all students, professionals, and avocationalists of African archaeology, history, linguistics, and culture.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

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Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

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Cities of Others

Reimagining Urban Spaces in Asian American Literature

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Author: Xiaojing Zhou

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.

Deserts and desert environments

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Author: Julie Laity

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 342

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Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and aeolian processes Offers an accessible introduction to the physical, biological, temporal, and human components of drylands Investigates the nature, environmental requirements, and essential geomorphic roles of plants and animals in this stressful biological environment Highlights the impact of human population growth on climate, desertification, water resources, and dust storm activity Includes an examination of surface/atmosphere interactions and the impact of ENSO events.