The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History

The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History

by A.T. Grove, Oliver Rackham
     
 
This large volume draws on evidence from fieldwork, historical records, archaeology, pollen analysis and recent research in discussing the ecology of Mediterranean Europe from the past to the present day. Grove and Rackham provide clear explanations and discussions of different ecosystems, of ruined landscapes, climate fluctuations and vegetation change, the impact of

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This large volume draws on evidence from fieldwork, historical records, archaeology, pollen analysis and recent research in discussing the ecology of Mediterranean Europe from the past to the present day. Grove and Rackham provide clear explanations and discussions of different ecosystems, of ruined landscapes, climate fluctuations and vegetation change, the impact of fire, terracing, agriculture and man's changing subsistence strategies, of coastal erosion and deforestation. A highly readable book, packed full of information, which also assesses the pessimistic view that many people hold over the future of the landscape and environment.

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Interesting and thought-provoking chapters. . . The book is profusely illustrated with photographs. . . An impressive synthesis on an important topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100556
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

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