Landscape Series

Mediterranean Island Landscapes

Natural and Cultural Approaches

Editors: Vogiatzakis, Ioannis N., Pungetti, Gloria, Mannion, A.M. (Eds.)

  • Only book dealing with Mediterranean island landscapes
  • Written by Mediterranean islands experts, thus offering first hand knowledge of theory and practice
  • Multidisciplinary effort that encompasses an holistic natural and cultural approach
  • Incorporation of the socio-political components of landscape dynamics
  • Bibliographies to provide general and specialised further reading
  • Up to date information on development, conservation and future prospects
  • Cultural landscape history and changes in the Mediterranean island environments
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Mediterranean Island Landscapes

    Vogiatzakis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • The Tertiary–Quaternary Environmental History of the Mediterranean Basin: The Background to Mediterranean Island Environments

    Mannion, A. M.

    Pages 15-35

  • Holocene History of Mediterranean Island Landscapes

    Rackham, Oliver

    Pages 36-60

  • Island Biogeography and Landscape Ecology

    Vogiatzakis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • Cultural Landscapes of Mediterranean Islands

    Papayannis, Thymio (et al.)

    Pages 82-99

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eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5064-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5063-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7271-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Island Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Natural and Cultural Approaches
Editors
  • Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis
  • Gloria Pungetti
  • A.M. Mannion
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5064-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5064-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5063-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7271-9
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 369
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