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Author: Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis,Gloria Pungetti,A.M. Mannion
ISBN: 1402050631
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Pages 369 pages
Publisher Springer; 2008 edition (April 28, 2008)
Language English
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eBook Mediterranean Island Landscapes: Natural and Cultural Approaches (Landscape Series) download

by Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis,Gloria Pungetti,A.M. Mannion


There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization and current anthropogenic pressures

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. The first section provides details on natural and cultural factors which have shaped island landscapes.

Natural and Cultural Approaches. Show all. Table of contents (15 chapters).

They are microcosms of the basin’s geomorphological, biological and cultural diversity, and equally a reflection of the historical coexistence of people and environment, as well as a reflection of insularity. The broad, integrative understanding of landscape underpins the essence of a strategy based on both conservation and management.

Автор: Vogiatzakis . Pungetti . Mannion . There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization and current anthropogenic pressures.

Pungetti, G. and Mannion, . published by Springer: Dordrecht. Those who contributed to this book have made this GP possible. They are: Marie-Cécile Andrei-Ruiz: Office de l’Environnement de la Corse, Av.

Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis, Gloria Pungetti, Antoinette M.

This book addresses in three sections these characteristics and examines the major environmental changes that the islands experienced during the Quaternary period

by I. N. Vogiatzakis.

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. The first section provides details on natural and cultural factors which have shaped island landscapes. It describes the environmental and cultural changes of the Holocene and their effects on biota, as well as on the current human pressures that are now threats to the sustainability of the island communities. The second section focuses on the landscapes of the largest islands namely Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Cyprus, Crete, Malta and the Balearics. Each island chapter includes a special topic reflecting a particular characteristic of the island. Part three presents strategies for action towards sustainability in Mediterranean islands and concludes with a comparison between the largest islands.

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.