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The Cultural Landscape: Past, Present and Future

By: Hilary H Birks(Editor), H John B Birks(Editor), Peter Emil Kaland(Editor), Dagfinn Moe(Editor)

521 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #203723 | ISBN: 0521617030
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Hardback | Jan 1989 | #6816 | ISBN: 0521344352
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The Cultural Landscape: Past, Present and Future considers different aspects of man's intervention with natural vegetation and the landscape resulting from a long equilibrium of co-existence. These landscapes are not stable, and the recent and ever accelerating changes in technology and life-style have increasingly affected many ancient landscapes, as old land-use practices are abandoned and traditions forgotten. The papers in The Cultural Landscape: Past, Present and Future describe and trace the development of cultural landscapes in different climatic and biogeographical regions in Europe. Remnants of traditional land-use still remaining are described, particularly from Western Norway, where traditions have lingered because the rugged topography of the region is inimicable to high-technology. Each chapter is by an expert in the field. The topics cover the documentation of present cultural landscapes, their maintenance and restoration, and the history of the development of cultural landscapes from the Stone Age onwards, linking the intensity of landscape utilization with population dynamics and technological attainments. The disciplines involved include vegetation science, vegetation history, ecology, palaeoecology, archaeology, sociology, geography and history.


Part I. Present and Future
Part II. Past
Part III. Abstracts

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