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This volume has contributions from internationally acclaimed specialists primarily on global climate changes, with special reference to the monsoon during the Pleistocene and Holocene and human responses. Comprises a wide range of topics on various aspects of the theme. Also includes the monsoon s effect on religious, social and economic history.

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Book Description Roli Books/Lustre Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. It is a fact that climate plays an important role in determining the growth and decline of human cultures. Climatologists an archaeologists all over the globe have been striving hard to reconstruct past climates and study their impacts on human cultures right from Stone Age times. The present volume Monsoon and Civilization has contributions from internationally acclaimed specialists primarily on global climate changes, with special reference to the monsoon during the Pleistocene and Holocene and human responses. This volume includes for the first time results of interdisciplinary and integrated research carried out by environmental scientists, archaeologists, geologists, palaeontologists, historians, social scientists, etc., in recent times. The wide range of topics covered include methods of analyzing data for reconstructing past climatic sequences, various theoretical issues related to climate changes. In addition, other fascinating topics covered include the monsoon?s effect on religious, social and economic history. Monsoon and Civilization is thus useful for students and professionals alike as it deals with the fundamental issue of how environment and climate change has affected mankind in the past, and thus may act as a guide to the future. CONTENTS: Introduction : Discovery of Riverine Civilizations in Monsoon Asia Part I : Asian Monsoon Variability and Human Adaptations : 1. Late Glacial and Holocene Vegetation Changes Recorded in the Pollen Data from the Hanggai Mountains, Central Mongolia 2. A 78,000 Year Record of Climatic Changes from the South China Coast - The Huguang Maar Lake (Huguangyan) 3. Maar and Crater Lakes of the Longwan Volecanic Field (Northeast China) and Their Potntial for Palaeoclimatic Studies 4. Radiocarbon Dating of an Ancient Bridge near Xianyang, Shaangxi Province, china, and Implications for Palaeoclimate Studies Part II : Indian Monsoon Variability and Human Adaptations : 5. Palaeomonsoons and Palaeoclimatic Background to the Prehistoric Cultures of the Western and Central Thar Dessert, Rajasthan, Northwestern India 6. Human Occupation and Environmental Changes since the last 130,000 Years in Mainland Gujarat, Western India 7. Holocene Adaptations of the Mesolithic and Chalcolithic Settlements in North Gujarat 8. Monsoon Environment and the Indian Ocean Interaction Sphere in Antiquity: 3000 BC - 300 AD 9. Influence of Drainage Patterns on Historic Cultures of Rajasthan 10. Adaptive Responses to a Deficient Monsoon in Gujarat, Western India: Changing Pattern in Organization of Labour and Settlement Rearrangement 11. Climatic Fluctuations: A Plea of Concerted Efforts in the Mid-Ganga Valley Through ALDP 12. A Model for Monsoon-based Protohistoric Subsistence Economy in the Semi-arid Region of South India 13. The Nile Floods and Indian Monsoon Part III : Holocene Climate History and the Harappan Civilization : 14. Influence of Monsoon in the Regional Diversity of Harappa Culture in Gujarat 15. Effects of Ocean / Atmosphere on Climate and the Arabian Sea Environment for Harappan Seafaring 16. Monsoon Behaviour and the Late Harappan Subsistence Pattern in Gujarat, Western India 17. Solar Forcing of Climate change and a Monsoon-related Cultural Shift in Western India around 800 cal. Yrs. BC Part IV : Monsoon and Civilizations : 18. Rains, Mother Earth and the Bull 19. Vassavasa - A Precursor to Complex Buddhism 20. Monsoon and Civilization: With Special Reference to Kanheri 21. Monsoon and Religions 22. From Harmony to Discord to Harmony? Mankind?s Approach to Natural Environment Part V: Climate and Civilizations 23. The Rise and Fall of Peruvian and Central American Civilizations: Interconnection with Holocene Climatic Change - a Necessary Complex Model 24. Droughts and Fossils: A Hypothetical Perspective 25. Human Response to Holoen Printed Pages: 440. Bookseller Inventory # 7600

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