Nature

Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape

Author: Cal Flyn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 860

THE SUNDAY TIMES’ BESTSELLER AND SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT CONSERVATION AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE
History

Mediterranean Voyages

Author: Helen Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 633

Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities. This volume advances theoretical discussions of island archaeology by offering a comparative study of the archaeology of colonisation, abandonment, and resettlement of the Mediterranean islands in prehistory. This comparative and thematic study encourages anthropological reflections on the archaeology of the islands, ultimately focusing on people rather than geographical units, and specifically on the relations between islanders, mainlanders, and the creation of islander identities. This volume has significance for scholars interested in Mediterranean archaeology, as well as those interested more broadly in colonisation and abandonment.
Science

Islands of Inquiry

Author: Geoffrey Richard Clark

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 778

"Many of the papers in this volume present new and innovative research into the processes of maritime colonisation, processes that affect archaeological contexts from islands to continents. Others shift focus from process to the archaeology of maritime places from the Bering to the Torres Straits, providing highly detailed discussions of how living by and with the sea is woven into all elements of human life from subsistence to trade and to ritual. Of equal importance are more abstract discussions of islands as natural places refashioned by human occupation, either through the introduction of new organisms or new systems of production and consumption. These transformation stories gain further texture (and variety) through close examinations of some of the more significant consequences of colonisation and migration, particularly the creation of new cultural identities. A final set of papers explores the ways in which the techniques of archaelogical sciences have provided insights into the fauna of the islands and the human history of such places."--Provided by publisher.
Fiction

Abandoned On Makta Island Book 1: The Makta Island Series

Author: , Cupideros

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 320

Aussie violinist Muriel Lennox, a psychic, is abandoned alone with religious-minded Preacher Glen Norman on Makta Island. Together, they must survive from each other’s passions and trusted abilities until hope fulfills their dreams of rescue. Part 1 of the Mega Romantic-Suspense Historical Thriller, Abandoned to Makta Island.
Fiction

The Mysterious Island Trilogy: Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned & The Secret of the Island (Complete Edition)

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 441

"Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book in 1876. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. It is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Fiction

The Mysterious Island Trilogy: Dropped from the Clouds, Abandoned & The Secret of the Island (Complete Edition)

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 345

"Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne is subtitled Shipwrecked in the Air, The Abandoned and The Secret of the Island. The present translation is by Stephen W. White. It first appeared in the Evening Telegraph of Philadelphia, PA and was later published as an Evening Telegraph Reprint Book in 1876. English translators often altered their translations to suit current political views of Church and Empire. It is about six Northerns prisoners that flee Richmond during the American Civil War. Their escape is done by balloon and brings them to an inhabited island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The book tells the tale of how these men survive. Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
History

Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna / The Abandoned Islands of the Lagoon

Author: Giorgio Crovato

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 805

This is the first research work in English and Italian to attempt an accurate historical and cultural survey of the lagoon islands of Venice other than Murano,Torcello and Burano. The authors have had over thirty five years of experience mapping, describing and, in some cases, preserving the heritage of these numerous islands. The abandonment of the islands has left many in great peril from changing climate,time and the depredations of man. Extraordinarily rich in detail and discussion (included material from medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment and modern sources , chroniclers and writers that has hitherto not been translated). A discussion of current urban and climatic issues facing the Venetian lagoon also included. Published by the San Marco Press. ¿¿historically important¿ Lady Clarke, chair of Venice in Peril Market: Venice, Venetian history, Veneto, archeology, ecology and environmental studies; preservation studies, Art history,Italy Release Date:03/2009 Copyright:2008