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Corsica and North Sardinia

Author : Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation
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Corsica and North Sardinia is a well-established guide to Corsica and the northern region of Sardinia, which together constitute several varied cruising grounds- from the sometimes exposed and often dramatic bays of Corsica's west coast to the more protected and gentle cruising on its eastern side, to the rich choice of anchorages in the Bouches de Bonifacio and on Sardinia's island-studded north coast. This whole region is justifiably popular with cruising sailors, particularly in the summer season.This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised by the authors, who have spent the past two years exploring the Corsican and Sardinian coastlines on their Bowman 40, Easy Rider. Included are a multitude of new photographs as well as thorough updates to the plans and text.Several marine reserves have been established in the region and the latest restrictions of these are well documented. Corsica and North Sardinia is the ideal guide, either for charter skippers or longer-term cruising sailors who want to make the most of this very special corner of the Mediterranean.

The History of the European Fauna

Author : R. F. Scharff
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Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Author : John D. Thompson
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Since the first edition of this book published in 2005, there has been an immense amount of new and fascinating work on the history, ecology, and evolution of the Mediterranean flora. During this time, human impacts have continued to increase dramatically, significantly influencing both the ecology and evolution of the region's biota. This timely and comprehensive update of the original text integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of Mediterranean plant evolutionary ecology. It maintains the accessible style of its previous version whilst incorporating recent work in a new structural framework. This is not a traditional "plant science" book per se, but a novel integration of history, ecology, biogeography, and evolution, all set in the context of a dramatically increasing human footprint. There is a particular emphasis on the role of human activities as an ecological factor and their subsequent impact on plant evolution. Conversely, it demonstrates how an understanding of the evolutionary ecology of the region's flora can be used to provide insights into its future conservation and management. Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean is aimed at all those who are interested in the biology of the Mediterranean region, whether it is taxonomy, ecology, evolution, conservation policy and management, or the regional history of its biodiversity in general. It will be of relevance and use to all graduate students and researchers of Mediterranean-type ecosystem ecology and geography, as well as professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists, conservation biologists, and environmental practitioners requiring a concise, authoritative overview of the topic.

Wanderings in Corsica

Author : Alexander Muir
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Rites of Passage

Author : Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation & Yachting Monthly
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For some, sailing experience is measured through harbours visited and miles logged. But, certain stretches of water pose unique challenges and their reputations hold a strange power in the imagination of all who set sail. Completing one of these passages is an initiation, a rite of passage that leads to respect of others and a new self-confidence. Yachting Monthly, the Royal Cruising Ciub Pilotage Foundation and Imray have collated a dozen or so of the milestone passages through, around and across British waters that should be on every cruising sailor’s to-do list. The resulting Rites of Passage is an inspiring and informative book which will help all sailors, from those new to cruising to the much more experienced, reach those milestones. With a nod to the 1980s book Classic Passages, and published as a series of abridged features in Yachting Monthly magazine from January 2019, the book includes expanded features, illustrated by photographs and pilotage information, about the passages and about the arrival cruising grounds including plans, tide diagrams and other key information. Passages covered include: Falmouth to Isles of Scilly (Sam Llewellyn) Lulworth to Salcombe across Lyme Bay (Megan Clay) Crossing the Thames Estuary (Peter Gibbs) Penzance to Milford Haven across the Bristol Channel (Jane Cumberlidge) West of Scotland to the coast of Northern Ireland (Norman Kean) Solent to Alderney across the Channel (Ros Hogbin) Harwich to Vlissingen across the southern North Sea (Garth Cooper) Falmouth to L’AberWrach (Jason Lawrence) Through Chenal du Four and the Raz de Sein (Nick Chavasse) Orkney to Western Isles round Cape Wrath (Hugh Stewart) Shetland to Bergen across the northern North Sea (Paul Heiney) St Kilda and back (Mary Max) Across Biscay (Madeleine Strobel).

Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of Globalization

Author : Anna Kouremenos
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Recently, complex interpretations of socio-cultural change in the ancientMediterranean world have emerged that challenge earlier models. Influenced bytoday’s hyper-connected age, scholars no longer perceive the Mediterranean as astatic place where “Greco-Roman” culture was dominant, but rather see it as adynamic and connected sea where fragmentation and uncertainty, along with mobilityand networking, were the norm. Hence, a current theoretical approach to studyingancient culture has been that of globalization. Certain eras of Mediterranean history (e.g., the Roman empire) known for their increased connectivity have thus beenanalyzed from a globalized perspective that examines rhizomal networking, culturaldiversity, and multiple processes of social change. Archaeology has proven a usefuldiscipline for investigating ancient “globalization” because of its recent focus on howidentity is expressed through material culture negotiated between both local andglobal influences when levels of connectivity are altered. One form of identity that has been inadequately explored in relation to globalizationtheory is insularity. Insularity, or the socially recognized differences expressed bypeople living on islands, is a form of self-identification created within a particularspace and time. Insularity, as a unique social identity affected by “global” forces,should be viewed as an important research paradigm for archaeologies concerned with re-examining cultural change. The purpose of this volume is to explore how comparative archaeologies of insularitycan contribute to discourse on ancient Mediterranean “globalization.” The volume’s theme stems from a colloquium session that was chaired by the volume’s co-editors atthe Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in January 2017. Given the current state of the field for globalization studies in Mediterranean archaeology,this volume aims to bring together for the first time archaeologists working ondifferent islands and a range of material culture types to examine diachronically how Mediterranean insularities changed during eras when connectivity increased, such asthe Late Bronze Age, the era of Greek and Phoenician colonization, the Classicalperiod, and during the High and Late Roman imperial eras. Each chapter aims tosituate a specific island or island group within the context of the globalizing forces and networks that conditioned a particular period, and utilizes archaeological material toreveal how islanders shaped their insular identities, or notions of insularity, at thenexus of local and global influences.

Conservation Genetics in Mammals

Author : Jorge Ortega
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This book focuses on the use of molecular tools to study small populations of rare and endangered mammals, and presents case studies that apply an evolutionary framework to address innovative questions in the emerging field of mammalian conservation genomics using a highly diverse set of novel molecular tools. Novel and more precise molecular technologies now allow experts in the field of mammology to interpret data in a more contextual and empirical fashion and to better describe the evolutionary and ecological processes that are responsible for the patterns they observe. The book also demonstrates how recent advances in genetic/genomic technologies have been applied to assess the impact of environmental/anthropogenic changes on the health of small populations of mammals. It examines a range of issues in the field of mammalian conservation genomics, such as the role that the genetic diversity of the immune system plays in disease protection and local adaptation; the use of noninvasive techniques and genomic banks as a resource for monitoring and restoring populations; the structuring of population by physical barriers; and genetic diversity. Further, by integrating research from a variety of areas – including population genetics, molecular ecology, systematics, and evolutionary and conservation biology – it enables readers to gain a deeper understanding of the conservation biology of mammals that are at increasing risk of extinction at local, regional and global scales. As such, it offers a unique resource for a broad readership interested in the conservation biology of mammals and conservation management strategies to better preserve biodiversity.


Author : Lu Heikell
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Do you only have a week to spare? For those of us who are time poor but who want to seize the moment, either on our own boat or on a charter, it’s reassuring to know that there are plenty of cruising hubs from where we can enjoy some of the best of the region in only a few days. Imray Pocket Pilots are a new series of affordable PDF books, companions to the Yachting Monthly series A Week Afloat. They visit some ideal destinations and suggest a one week itinerary, and include expanded sailing directions for cruising each area based on printed Imray pilot books. Familiar Imray chartlets cover marina detail and approaches, and photos add both information and colour to the downloads. This Imray Pocket Pilot covers Corsica and is based on Rod and Lu Heikell’s Mediterranean France and Corsica pilot guide. It includes a week long itinerary out of It follows a one week trip out of Ajaccio, down the coast to Bonifacio and back, with suggestions for further cruising. A growing list of Imray Pocket Pilots will include: Seven Mediterranean titles by Lucinda Heikell including Corsica, The South of France and The Ionian, Greece. The west coast of Scotland by Norman Kean (Clyde Cruising Club) Southwest Ireland by Norman Kean (Irish Cruising Club) Galicia by Norman Kean (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation) Morbihan and La Rochelle, Atlantic France by Nick Chavasse (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation) The Stockholm Archipelago by Nigel Wollen (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation)

From the Guajira Desert to the Apennines and from Mediterranean Microplates to the Mexican Killer Asteroid

Author : Christian Koeberl
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"This volume pays tribute to the career and scientific accomplishments of Walter Alvarez with papers related to the many topics he has covered : tectonics of microplates, structural geology, paleomagnetics, Apennine sedimentary sequences, geoarchaeology and Roman volcanics, Big History, and the discovery of evidence for a large asteroidal impact event at the Cretaceous-Tertiary (now Cretaceous-Paleogene) boundary site in Gubbio, Italy"--

Rome and the north western Mediterranean

Author : Toni Ñaco del Hoyo
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To date, Rome’s intervention to the West from the mid-second century BC has not really been looked at with any sense of overview. Instead, there has been an unconnected series of micro-regional studies looking at particular areas, from the river Ebro in Spain round to Italy on the land front, and from the Balearic Islands to Corsica, Sardinia and even Sicily as regards the seaborne aspect. In contrast, the aim of this volume is to push the historical and archaeological debates about Rome’s expansion beyond these traditional geographical boundaries and the discipline-based previous research. The entire north-western Mediterranean is treated as a micro-region and is addressed using various interdisciplinary approaches. The result is to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the north-western Mediterranean in a period of historical crossroads, aided particularly by focusing on the connectivity and integration within this region as two interrelated issues. While Republican Rome enforced itself as an expansive power towards the West, all sorts of polities, military operations and individuals also played a significant role in creating interconnectivity and integration of the north-western Mediterranean into a new hybrid reality. In order to uncover such processes of hybridisation, contributors to this volume were encouraged to focus on the historical, archaeological and numismatic material from several areas within the region, and to incorporate aspects of interdisciplinary methodologies in order to address the region’s military, political, social and economic interconnections with Italy, Rome and each other within the overall period.