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Nature of Mediterranean Europe An Ecological History

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ISBN-10: 0300100558

ISBN-13: 9780300100556

Edition: 2003

Authors: A. T. Grove, Oliver Rackham

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The authors of this title challenge the popular pessimistic view of Mediterranean Europe as a 'lost Eden', once verdant and fertile, but progressively degrated and desertified by human mismanagement and the ignorance and folly of successive civilizations.
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Introduction: Ruined Landscapes and the Question of Desertification
Present Climate and Weather
Geology and Geomorphology: the Dynamics of a Restless Region
Plant Life: the Dramatis Personae of Historical Ecology
Aspects of Human History
Cultivation Terraces
Climate in the Last 150 Years: the Period of Instrumental Measurements
The Little Ice Age: Extreme Weather in Historic Times
Climate in Early Historic and Prehistoric Times
Vegetation in Prehistory
Natural Vegetation in Historic Times
Mediterranean Savanna: Trees without Forests
Fire: Misfortune or Adaptation?
Current Erosion and its Measurement
Erosion History and Prehistory: Climate, Weather or Man-Made?
Euro-Deserts and Karst
Deltas and Soft Coasts
Over-Use of Ground-Water
Desertification or Change: what to do about it?
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