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"This book presents experts' findings in this remarkable field concerning the region that stretches from southern Europe, to northern Africa, to southwestern Asia. From the rise of agriculture in Mesopotamia, to the environmental fallout of the Persian Gulf wars; from the ancient flooding of the Nile, to the Aswan Dam; the volume charts the different ways human societies in the region have shaped and are shaped by the natural world in which they live."
Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and the Environment
"The straightforward organization and prose as well as the self-contained character of its separate chapters render it extremely useful in the undergraduate classroom, especially as a key text in courses on the Mediterranean Basin."
Sixteenth Century Journal