'...remarkably comprehensive in its scope, covering the history, geology, natural history, agriculture and many peripheral topics in detail. You should read it from start to finish (several times).' --"BBC Wildlife Magazine"
'This is an excellent and very readable book.' --"The Anglo-Hellenic Review"
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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