Perspectives on Oceans Past

  • Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez
  • Bo Poulsen

About this book


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.


Marine natural resources Cultural heritages Coastal communities Marine environmental history Exploitation over time Marine and coastal systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez
    • 1
  • Bo Poulsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecology (ZMT)Leibniz Center for Tropical MarineGermany
  2. 2.Aalborg UniversityDenmark

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