The first Eden : the Mediterranean world and man

by Attenborough, David, 1926-

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QH150 .A88 1987
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QH150 .A88 1987
Plum Community Library Adult Non-Fiction 508.338 ATT
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Collection  Adult Non-Fiction
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In vivid, comprehensible fashion, Attenborough popularizes the natural and human history of the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding environs. Arranged in four parts, the text traces the formation and evolution of the sea, humanity's relationship with the flora and fauna of the region, the environmental impact of centuries of war and migration, and the devastating ecological consequences of our disruption and disregard of the natural rhythms and patterns of the area. Published in conjunction with a corresponding PBS television series, this eloquent plea for conservation will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Lavishly illustrated with maps and color photographs. Bibliography; index. MF. 508.182'2 Natural history-Mediterranean Region / Mediterranean Region-Civilization / Anthropology-Mediterranean Region [OCLC] 87-22801"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Life on Earth and The Living Planet were print companions to Attenborough's highly acclaimed television series; in this lavishly illustrated volume, also a TV tie-in, he focuses on the cradle of Western civilization, tracing the life of the Mediterranean from salt bed to lush paradise and its ultimate exploitation. History, natural history and archeology come together in a narrative that portrays the changing attitudes of mankind toward the environment. Attenborough surveys early plant and animal life; he discusses climatic changes, noting that today the hostile season is summer. An examination of prehistoric cave drawings leads to the subject of animal gods and sacrificial worship. The domestication of the horse opened the doors to wars and migration; Attenborough chronicles the movements in both directions from the Huns to the Crusaders and, finally, looks at more recent despoliation. The final chapter locates pockets of Edenareas of preservation. BOMC and QPBC main selections. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Natural history -- Mediterranean Region.
Anthropology -- Mediterranean Region.
Mediterranean Region -- Civilization.
Publisher Boston :Little, Brown,1987
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Map on lining papers.
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 234.
ISBN 0316057509 :
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