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The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History

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Mediterranean Europe is often interpreted as a "Lost Eden"--once verdant and fertile but progressively degraded by the mismanagement of successive human civilizations. The authors of this engaging book challenge such a view. They find that the aridity and barrenness of the region today is not abnormal in terms of its historic and prehistoric past, and they identify the real threats to Mediterranean landscapes in the immediate future.

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Mediterranean Europe is often interpreted as a "Lost Eden", once verdant and fertile, then progressively degraded and desertified by human mismanagement and the ignorance and folly of successive civilizations. In this ecological history, two scholars seek to challenge this pessimistic view.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300100556
Subtitle:
An Ecological History
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Grove, A. T.
Author:
Rackham, Oliver
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030711
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
123 b/w + 245 color illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.5 in 3.37 lb

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