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The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History A.T. Grove

The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History

A.T. Grove

Published February 8th 2001
ISBN : 9780300084436
Hardcover
384 pages
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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 theMoreMediterranean 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.