The Making of the Cretan Landscape

The Making of the Cretan Landscape

Details

Author(s)
Oliver Rackham, Jennifer Moody
Format
Hardback | 200 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 793.79g
Publication date
01 Apr 1997
Publisher
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Manchester, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Illustrated
Edition Statement
Illustrated edition
Illustrations note
8 full-colour illustrations, 82 b&w illustrations, chronology
ISBN10
0719036461
ISBN13
9780719036460

Description

This text aims to help the visitor to Crete understand its landscape. The authors explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create today's landscape. They explain the formation and ecology of Crete's mountains and coastline, and examine contemporary threats to the island's natural beauty. The book draws on a range of evidence - field observations, archaeology, ancient and medieval documents, place-names, tree-rings and standing buildings. It should be of interest to general readers and travellers with an interest in Crete's landscape, natural history and history; and to students and scholars of Mediterranean landscape history, geography, historical ecology and archaeology.


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