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Geography, Environment and Development in the Mediterranean

Edited by Russell King, Paolo De Mas and Jan Mansvelt Beck

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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 integrated 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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Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Contributors

1 Unity, Diversity and the Challenge of Sustainable Development: an Introduction to the
Russell King, Berardo Cori and Adalberto Vallega

2 The Mediterranean Basin: a Geopolitical Fracture Zone
Ewan Anderson

3 Mediterranean Economic Geography
Michael Dunford and Russell King

4 Spatial Patterns of Trade as Indicators of Regional Unity in the Mediterranean Basin
W. Jan van den Bremen

5 Cultural Representations of Urbanism and Experiences of Urbanisation in Mediterranean
Lila Leontidou

6 Demography, International Migration and Sustainable Development in the Euro-Mediterranean
Region Armando Montanari

7 The Strait of Gibraltar: Europe’s Río Grande
Jan Mansvelt Beck and Paolo De Mas

8 The Geography of Recent Immigration to Portugal
Maria Lucinda Fonseca

9 Tourism and Development in the Mediterranean Basin: Evolution and Differentiation on the
‘Fabled Shore’
Allan M. Williams

10 Northern Europeans and the Mediterranean: a New California or a New Florida?
Vicente Rodríguez Rodríguez, Pere Salvà Tomàs and Allan M. Williams

11 Mediterranean Concentration and Landscape: Six Cases
Elio Manzi

12 Mountain Communities and Environments of the Mediterranean Basin
Don Funnell and Romola Parish

13 Marginal or Nodal? Towards a Geography of Mediterranean Islands
Russell King and Emile Kolodny

14 Environmental Crises in the Mediterranean
John Thornes

Guide to Further Reading

“Strongly recommended… Up-to-date, comprehensive and affordable.” Geography“A well-conceived volume.” Population and Development Review

“A thought-provoking book that emphasizes the economic dynamism and environmental fragility of the Mediterranean region.” Regional Studies

“Will be of interest to researchers and students alike.” Mediterranean Politics


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304 pp. / 246 x 171 mm
Release Date:
September 2000
  Illustrated:   Maps and Figures
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£49.95 / $69.50
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£16.95 / $29.95

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