The Mediterranean is an outstanding "hot-spot" of biological diversity. It is exceptional not only for this, but also because of its long history of interactions between its human inhabitants and the other fauna and flora of the region. The cradle of many civilizations, the Mediterranean region has been host to humans for thousands of years. This book synthesizes contemporary understanding of the ecology, biology and geology of Mediterranean animals, birds, and plants, and their habitats. The authors focus on the historical determinants and spatial patterns of Mediterranean biodiversity. In particular, the dramatic impacts of long-term human activities on the region's landscapes, flora, and fauna, are considered. This story should be of interest to researchers and students in ecology, biology, conservation, and geography, as well as to naturalists, and ecotourists visiting this popular holiday region.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 019850036X