Perspectives On Oceans Past by Kathleen Schwerdtner MPerspectives On Oceans Past by Kathleen Schwerdtner M

Perspectives On Oceans Past

byKathleen Schwerdtner MEditorPoulsen, Bo

Hardcover | June 2, 2016

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Marine environmental history analyses the changing relationships between human societies and marine natural resources over time. This is the first book which deals in a systematic way with the theoretical backgrounds of this discipline. Major theories and methods are introduced by leading scholars of the field. The book seeks to encapsulate some of the major novelties of this fascinating new discipline and its contribution to the management, conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems as well as the cultural heritages of coastal communities in different parts of the world.

Dr Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez is affiliated at the Leibniz Center for Tropical MarineEcology (ZMT) in Germany.Prof. Dr Bo Poulsen is affiliated at the Aalborg University in Denmark.
Title:Perspectives On Oceans PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:211 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:June 2, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401774951

ISBN - 13:9789401774956

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Table of Contents

1. Of seascapes and people - multiple perspectives on oceans past.- 2. Acknowledging long-term ecological change: the problem of shifting baselines.- 3. Historical Fishing Communities.- 4. Archaeology as a tool for understanding past marine resource use and its impact.- 5. Human archives: Historians' methodologies and past marine resource use.- 6. On the need to study fishing power change: challenges and perspectives.-

7. Ecological indicators and food-web models as tools to study historical changes in marine ecosystems.- 8. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in historical perspective.- 9. Oral Histories: Informing Natural Resource Management Using Perceptions of the Past.- 10. A sea-change in the sea? Perceptions and practices towards sea turtles and manatees in Portugal's Atlantic Ocean legacy.- 11. Fish is women`s business too - looking at marine resource use through a gender lens.

Editorial Reviews

"Perspectives on Oceans Past, edited by Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology in Germany, and Bo Poulsen, at Denmark's Aalborg University, is an effort to take stock of the methods and theories that are coming to the fore in the process. . The collection brought together in Perspectives on Oceans Past does a remarkably fine job in explaining how we make sense of this world through time." (Bonnie J. McCay, The International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 29 (3), August, 2017) "It should be a useful and sometimes provocative guidebook for them to take more seriously marine environmental history and insert it into political, social and other more mainstream versions of Pacific history. . Taken together, the book's essays work towards a nice balance of theory and practice. . All the field's major issues are discussed here, the essays' bibliographies are resplendent, and high-quality colour images illuminate the drier parts of the text." (Ryan T. Jones, The Journal of Pacific History, July, 2017)"Each chapter has been contributed by different authors, who comprise a group of global scholars representing a wide set of disciplines and educated interest. Their product is a significant and enlightening contribution to our understanding of marine environmental history. . The book collates a considerable body of information through argument, discussion and is accessible in language to any reader from the realm of marine studies or broader interest." (Rachel Kelly, Richard S. Cottrell, Mary Mackay and Yannick Rousseau, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol. 27, 2017)"This volume is an unusual collaboration between historians, archaeologists, and marine biologists to assess these questions. The chapters achieve a rough balance between the sciences and more humanities-based approaches. Perspectives on Oceans Past may leave some readers wishing for a tighter focus, but this is undoubtedly a volume containing something for everyone and it is replete with suggestive ideas about where the field might go next." (Isaac Land, The Journal of Transport History, 2017)"Each chapter is meant to be accessible to humanists or scientists interested in engaging in a study of the marine world that takes into account the shifts in human interactions and natural resources over an extended time period. . Each chapter in the volume offers a methodological perspective on marine environmental history centred in a particular field of study." (Samantha Muka, The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 103 (4), 2017)