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Title Mediterranean island landscapes : natural and cultural approaches / I.N. Vogiatzakis, G. Pungetti, A.M. Mannion, editors.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 369 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Landscape series ; v. 9
Landscape series (Springer (Firm)) ; v. 9.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject Landscape ecology -- Islands of the Mediterranean.
Biogeography -- Islands of the Mediterranean.
Cultural landscapes -- Islands of the Mediterranean.
Landscape protection -- Islands of the Mediterranean.
Mediterranean Region -- Islands of the Mediterranean.
Contents Front Matter; Introduction to the Mediterranean Island Landscapes; The Tertiary-Quaternary Environmental History of the Mediterranean Basin: The Background to Mediterranean Island Environments; Holocene History of Mediterranean Island Landscapes; Island Biogeography and Landscape Ecology; Cultural Landscapes of Mediterranean Islands; Political Landscapes of Mediterranean Islands; Sicily; Sardinia; Cyprus; Corsica; Crete; The Balearic Islands; The Maltese Archipelago; Landscape Strategies; Conclusions; Back Matter.
Summary "Mediterranean islands exhibit many similarities in their biotic ecological, physical and environmental characteristics. There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization and current anthropogenic pressures. This book addresses in three sections these characteristics and examines the major environmental changes that the islands experienced during the Quaternary period." "Despite several published books on Mediterranean ecosystems/landscapes there is no existing book dealing with Mediterranean islands in a collective manner. Students, researchers and university lecturers in environmental science, geography, biology and ecology will find this work invaluable as a cross-disciplinary text while planners and politicians will welcome the succinct summaries as background material to planning decisions."--Jacket
Other Author Vogiatzakis, Ioannis N. (Ioannis Nikolaou)
Pungetti, Gloria.
Mannion, Antoinette M.
Other Title Springer eBooks
Print version: Mediterranean island landscapes. [S.l.] : Springer, ©2008 9781402050633 1402050631