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Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm
     

Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm

by John Loret (Editor), John T. Tanacredi (Editor)
 
Thirteen contributions present the results of three interdisciplinary research expeditions to Easter Island. Researchers from the fields of paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics explore the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island. The first section is devoted to documentation of the World Heritage significance of Easter Island

Overview

Thirteen contributions present the results of three interdisciplinary research expeditions to Easter Island. Researchers from the fields of paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics explore the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island. The first section is devoted to documentation of the World Heritage significance of Easter Island including protection and ecotourism issues, petroglyph documentation, and a preliminary assessment of the coral reefs. Ecological issues and protection and restoration efforts are next addressed. The final section addresses technological applications that can be used to protect biological and cultural artifacts. Includes several pages of color photographs of Moai and other artifacts in the Rapa Nui National Park. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461349563
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Dr John T. Tanacredi is Chief, Division of Natural Resources for the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation. He holds Adjunct Full Professor of Environmental Sciences at Hofstra University and Polytechnic University.

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