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The Making of the Cretan Landscape

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By: Oliver Rackham(Author), Jennifer Moody(Author)
237 pages, Col & b/w photos, maps
The Making of the Cretan Landscape
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  • The Making of the Cretan Landscape ISBN: 9780719036477 Paperback Dec 1996 Out of Print #28828
  • The Making of the Cretan Landscape ISBN: 9780719036460 Hardback Dec 1996 Out of Print #28827
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About this book

The characteristically agricultural landscape of Crete has many peculiar and extraordinary features. Rackham and Moody explain the formation and ecology of Crete's mountains and coastline, and the contemporary threats to the island's natural beauty.

Contents

Chronology; history, pseudo-history and the use of evidence; the environment - making the mountains, weather and water; the inhabitants - wild animals, wild trees and plants, domestic animals and plants, people and settlements; the landscape - place-names, vegetation, vegetation history, terraces, fields and enclosures, boots, mules and roads, shepherding, buildings, sacred landscapes; unusual places - the high mountains, coasts and the sea, islets; the future - conservation and the future.

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Out of Print
By: Oliver Rackham(Author), Jennifer Moody(Author)
237 pages, Col & b/w photos, maps
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