A Brief Chronological Survey 1.0 Foreword This book has been conceived as a result of my belief in the existence of a common astronomical tradition on both sides of the straits of Gibraltar. Muslim, Jewish and Christian astronomers of ...
Author: Julio Samsó
In On Both Sides of the Strait of Gibraltar Julio Samsó shows that astronomical sources, written in al-Andalus, the Maghrib and the Iberian Peninsula, belong to the same tradition and emphasizes the role of al-Andalus and the Iberian Peninsula in the transmission of Islamic astronomy to medieval Europe.
THE TIDES AND CURRENTS OF THE STRAIT AND MEDITERRANEAN SEA . STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR . - On both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar , the tides would be regular , were they not influenced , as they greatly are , by the winds .
Spain on both sides of the strait would best serve their interests of free passage . Popular feeling in Britain about the value of Gibraltar at the turn of the century was expressed by the slogan , " solid as the Rock of Gibral- tar .
The book also analyses the role of al-Andalus and the Iberian Peninsula in the transmission of Islamic astronomy to Europe and justifies the fact that Eastern Islamic works published after ca. 950 CE were not accessible to medieval European ...
Author: Julio Samsó
Publisher: Handbook of Oriental Studies
"In On Both Sides of the Strait of Gibraltar Julio Samsó studies the history of medieval astronomy in al-Andalus (Muslim Spain), the Maghrib and the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. He proves that the Arabic, Latin, Hebrew, Castilian and Catalan sources belong to the same tradition whose origin can be dated in the 11th century due to the changes in Ptolemy's astronomical theory introduced by the Toledan astronomer Ibn al-Zarqālluh/Azarquiel. The book also analyses the role of al-Andalus and the Iberian Peninsula in the transmission of Islamic astronomy to Europe and justifies the fact that Eastern Islamic works published after ca. 950 CE were not accessible to medieval European scholars because they had not reached al-Andalus"--
Robins winter in large numbers in the Mediterranean Basin, and the two sides of the Strait receive many Robins on passage and in winter. Those that continue south go no further than Morocco, since this species does not cross the Sahara ...
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Strait of Gibraltar is famous as a major point of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating between their European breeding grounds and their winter quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a native of the Rock and a trained ornithologist, presents a fascinating account of the region and its resident and transitory bird life. The first chapter of the book describes the area, which broadly defined includes the Coto Donana in the north and the Merja Zerga in the south, and the geographic and climatological characteristics which make it a suitable crossing place. In scope this book goes beyond the strict definition of the Strait and, following Irby's 19th Century work, examines the rich area where Europe meets Africa. The chapters which follow describe in detail the migration patterns of the principal passage species including their origins, destinations and overall numbers, showing how the precise conditions of weather and visibility affect the specific choice of route and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering bird communities are then considered and the ornithology of the entire region summarized. Whether or not you have ever witnessed the thousands of raptors, storks and other birds that may make this legendary crossing in a single day, this book will conjure the spirit of this extraordinary place. Delightful illustrations by lan Willis complete an important and entertaining book.
This endemic flora is comprised of both a rich Tertiary paleoendemic flora and a high concentration of neo-endemic species ... Arc. Seventy-five percent of species that occur in the arc occur on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar; ...
Author: John D. Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Since the first edition of this book published in 2005, there has been an immense amount of new and fascinating work on the history, ecology, and evolution of the Mediterranean flora. During this time, human impacts have continued to increase dramatically, significantly influencing both the ecology and evolution of the region's biota. This timely and comprehensive update of the original text integrates a diverse and scattered literature to produce a synthetic account of Mediterranean plant evolutionary ecology. It maintains the accessible style of its previous version whilst incorporating recent work in a new structural framework. This is not a traditional "plant science" book per se, but a novel integration of history, ecology, biogeography, and evolution, all set in the context of a dramatically increasing human footprint. There is a particular emphasis on the role of human activities as an ecological factor and their subsequent impact on plant evolution. Conversely, it demonstrates how an understanding of the evolutionary ecology of the region's flora can be used to provide insights into its future conservation and management. Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean is aimed at all those who are interested in the biology of the Mediterranean region, whether it is taxonomy, ecology, evolution, conservation policy and management, or the regional history of its biodiversity in general. It will be of relevance and use to all graduate students and researchers of Mediterranean-type ecosystem ecology and geography, as well as professional ecologists, evolutionary biologists, conservation biologists, and environmental practitioners requiring a concise, authoritative overview of the topic.
ELHS does not support the connectivity hypothesis between either side of the Sicilian Channel, even though as much ... The most abundant and appreciated fish species from both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar belong to the sardine and ...
Author: José Carlos Báez
Publisher: Springer Nature
The Alboran Sea represents a regional Mediterranean space where North and South worlds merges, creating a geopolitical region where marine resources and maritime activities should be managed from a national and international perspectives. It is widely known, that currently the planet is suffering a global change, and it is also affecting the Alboran Sea, its ecosystems and populations. An important first step to update a paramount vision on this region is to understand the climatic, geologic and oceanographic, including biochemical cycles, process which shapes the rich geodiversity, biodiversity, the productivity, and the sustainable use of the marine resources from Alboran Sea. The fisheries management system should take into account marine environmental variability to achieve biological sustainability of marine resources. Well-funded policy-makers’ decisions require a sound science based knowledge of the interaction between the marine environment and commercial stocks. This is because the role of marine environment in the evolution of fish stocks is sometimes even more important than the one played by fishers in the commercial exploitation of them. Finally, we should analyze the different aspects of political context that could affect the management of the resources from Alboran Sea in the context of climate change. This book reviews different aspects of the Alboran Sea to help understand the current situation from the original Tethis Ocean. The book is divided into four blocks: (i) Oceanographic, geological and ecological context (chapters 2 to 7), (ii) biodiversity and ecosystems distribution (chapters 8 to 12), (iii) fisheries resources and aquaculture (chapters 13 to 20), and (iv) conservation, management and marine polices (chapters 21 to 25).
In the surface layers, the water has the same temperature and salinity on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar, indicating that the water from the Atlantic flows far inside the narrow sections of the Strait without mixing with the ...
Author: Bo Poulsen
In Global Marine Science and Carlsberg Bo Poulsen examines the life and work of the renowned Danish marine scientist, Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933) who made landmark discoveries such as the breeding place of the Atlantic eel in the Sargasso Sea while working for Carlsberg.
On both sides of the Channel , pure , though rather hard , fresh water may be procured , by digging a hole in the sand , within two or three feet of the margin of the sea . The FARO CHANNEL is entered on passing the lighthouse , and has ...
Including Those Ports of Spain and Barbary that Lie Contiguous Thereto : in Two Volumes ; Illustrated with Copper Plates Thomas James. 66 book of Europe , he says , “ Now the whole globe of the earth is “ divided into three parts ...