Transformations of Middle Eastern Natural Environments: Legacies and Lessons

Albert, Jeff, Magnus Bernhardsson, and Roger Kenna, eds. | from Multimedia Library Collection:
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Albert, Jeff, Magnus Bernhardsson, and Roger Kenna, eds. Transformations of Middle Eastern Natural Environments: Legacies and Lessons. Bulletin Series, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, no. 103. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

This collection of essays provides an overview of the environmental history of the “Middle East.” It covers the territories of present day countries such as Iraq, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Ethiopia, Turkey, Syria Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon. The collection is divided into five sections, each of which is devoted to one of the following themes: agriculture and pastoralism; water; nature and culture; marine environments, and environmental monitoring. Stemming from an interdisciplinary conference the Yale Center for International and Area Studies on environmental change in the Middle East, the collection provides diverse, interdisciplinary analysis of the causes and consequences of such change.