Geography, Environment and Development in the Mediterranean
Russell King, Paolo de Mas, J. Mansvelt-Beck
Sussex Academic Press, 2001 - Political Science - 292 pages
A region of great historical and ecological coherence, the Mediterranean has now acquired renewed significance in European and global geopolitics. It is the focus of many concerns: about pollution and environmental sustainability; population growth and migration; ethnic and religious confrontation; and about the "development gap" between North and South. Despite its global significanced, there is a dearth of books on the contemporary Mediterranean. This book explores the many geographies of the Mediterranean Basin with chapters on the Mediterranean environment, geopolitics, economic development, trade demography, migration, cities, tourism, landscapes, mountains and islands. Written by an international team of geographers, the book offers a carefully intergrated and up-to-date treatment of the contemporary human geography of one of the world's most fascinating and significant regions.
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