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Mediterranean Mountain Environments

Mediterranean Mountain Environments

by Ioannis Vogiatzakis
     
 

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Mediterranean mountains exhibit many similarities in their biotic ecological, physical and environmental characteristics. There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization pattern, historic land uses and current anthopogenic pressures. 

This book provides an introduction to these environments of mountainous areas in the

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Mediterranean mountains exhibit many similarities in their biotic ecological, physical and environmental characteristics. There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization pattern, historic land uses and current anthopogenic pressures. 

This book provides an introduction to these environments of mountainous areas in the Mediterranean and their changes in time and space in relation to both natural and cultural factors.

Mediterranean Mountain Environments places its emphasis on physical geography while adopting an integrated approach to the whole subject area. The book draws examples from a wide range of environments, demonstrating the interaction between human and physical processes responsible for shaping mountain areas. Risks and conflicts, as well as methods and tools for the conservation and management of both the natural and cultural environment are covered in the light of future challenges for the sustainable development of the Mediterranean mountains.

  • Emphasis on both mainland and island mountain ranges
  • Combines natural and cultural approach in the topic
  • Integrated approach: facing future challenges based on the study and understanding of the historical processes that have shaped the Mediterranean mountains
  • Key references at the end of each chapter

Editorial Reviews

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“The diversity of contributions is well organized, making Mediterranean Mountain Environmentsuseful also as textbook, as it is presenting general concepts and detailed case-studies at the time.”  (Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 1 May 2013)

“This framework could be a useful starting point for a future edition of this book, which could truly be a textbook with chapters on both physical and human geography, drawing together all of the knowledge deriving from research in the mountains of all of the countries of the region, including Algeria, Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey, and the countries of the West Balkans, which rarely feature in this book.”  (Mountain Research and Development, 1 August 2013)

“It will provide ideal reading for students, perhaps as the textbook for a field course.”  (Frontiers of Biogeography, 1 December 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118343982
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/02/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
7 MB

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“It will provide ideal reading for students, perhaps as the textbook for a field course.” (Frontiers of Biogeography, 1 December 2012)

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