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The Resource The physical geography of the Mediterranean, edited by Jamie Woodward

The physical geography of the Mediterranean, edited by Jamie Woodward

Label
The physical geography of the Mediterranean
Title
The physical geography of the Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jamie Woodward
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings. The Mediterranean is the only region on Earth where three continents meet and this interaction has produced a very distinctive Physical Geography. This book examines the landscapes and processes at the margins of these continents and the distinctive marine environment between them. Catastrophic earthquakes, explosive volcanic eruptions and devastating storms and floods are intimately bound up within the history and mythology of the Mediterranean world. This is a key region for the study of natural hazards because it offers unrivalled access to long records of hazard occurrence and impact through documentary, archaeological and geological archives. The Mediterranean is also a biodiversity hotspot; it has been a meeting place for plants, animals and humans from three continents throughout much of its history. The Quaternary records of these interactions are more varied and better preserved than in any other part of the world. These records have provided important new insights into the tempo of climate, landscape and ecosystem change in the Mediterranean region and beyond. The region is unique because of the very early and widespread impact of humans in landscape and ecosystem change - and the richness of the archaeological and geological archives that chronicle this impact. This book examines this history and these interactions and places current environmental issues in long term context."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 508.3182/2
  • 910.021822
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB178
LC item number
.P48 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woodward, Jamie C
Series statement
The Oxford regional environments series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical geography
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Physische Geographie
  • Mittelmeerraum
Label
The physical geography of the Mediterranean, edited by Jamie Woodward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
251213993
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 663 pages
Isbn
9780199268030
Lccn
2009005674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)251213993
Label
The physical geography of the Mediterranean, edited by Jamie Woodward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
251213993
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 663 pages
Isbn
9780199268030
Lccn
2009005674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)251213993

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