Mediterranean Island Landscapes

Author: Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402050640
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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.
Mediterranean Island Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis, Gloria Pungetti, A.M. Mannion
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-26 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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.
Mediterranean Islands, Fragile Communities and Persistent Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Andrew Bevan, James Conolly
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mediterranean landscape ecology, island cultures and long-term human history have all emerged as major research agendas over the past half-century, engaging large swathes of the social and natural sciences. This book brings these traditions together in considering Antikythera, a tiny island perched on the edge of the Aegean and Ionian
Island Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Gloria Pungetti
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-10 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Island Landscapes takes a critical look at the evolution of European islandscapes and seascapes to examine the conditions facing them in the twenty first century. Considering island landscapes as an expression of European culture, this book envisages future trends and presents clearly the need to find a balance between preservation
Mediterranean Islands, Fragile Communities and Persistent Landscapes
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew Bevan, James Conolly
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mediterranean landscape ecology, island cultures and long-term human history have all emerged as major research agendas over the past half-century, engaging large swathes of the social and natural sciences. This book brings these traditions together in considering Antikythera, a tiny island perched on the edge of the Aegean and Ionian
The Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 367
Authors: Kevin Walsh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-18 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume presents a comprehensive review of palaeoenvironmental evidence and its incorporation with landscape archaeology from across the Mediterranean. A fundamental aim of this book is to bridge the intellectual and methodological gaps between those with a background in archaeology and ancient history, and those who work in the palaeoenvironmental