How mankind has shaped European nature

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Abstract

A monographic book volume on the history of the rural landscape of Europe is presented (Emanuelsson, The rural landscape of Europe. How man has shaped European nature, 383, 2009). The focus is on various land-use phases, their history from the Neolithic period to modern time and the survival of traditional farming today in Europe. This is described and illustrated by examples from marginal farming areas, particularly in mountainous regions of southern and northern Europe. Some of these are important as modern analogues when interpreting past cultural landscapes.

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  • Geology

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  • Traditional farming, Biodiversity, Land-use types, Nature conservation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
JournalVegetation History and Archaeobotany
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes