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California Mediterranean

Author : Marc Appleton
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSC:32106019178224

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In the early 20th-century, architects designing houses for the balmy climate of Southern California were influenced by the style of the villas and palaces that dominated the architecture of Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Morocco, and a few other North African locales. The resulting style-noted for its pleasing combination of simplicity and dignity, for its often asymetrical undecorated facades-reflected romantic, European forms, and yet distinguished itself by adding American ingenuity. Prime examples of this include Villa Narcissa, widely celebrated for its unimposing grandeur, and Casa Leon, with its stunning hillside location and ocean views. Included here are residences by noted architects such as Julia Morgan, Bertram Goodhue, Addison Mizner, George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff, and others. While some of the houses are lavishly decorated villas with lush landscaping, others are more spare, creations; what all these interpretations of the California Mediterranean style have in common is an indoor-outdoor approach to living.

Desserts

Author : Cindy Mushet
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Cookery, American
ISBN : 9780684800547

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Instead of just simply listing the dozens of recipes, pastry chef Mushet explores the intricacies of creating desserts--from flavor combinations to textural contrast--to evoke the distinct tastes of the Mediterranean. The origin of each recipe is elaborated in user-friendly headnotes and sidebars. Includes a resource guide for locating ingredients and supplies. Line drawings throughout.

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates

Author : Peter R. Dallman
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Mediterranean-type plants
ISBN : 0520208099

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Here is a wonderful overview of the landscape and vegetation of the five regions of the world that have a Mediterranean climate. In addition to the Mediterranean Basin itself, this climate of mild, rainy winters and dry, warm summers is found in California and parts of Chile, South Africa, and Australia. 30 maps. 18 tables. 46 line illustrations. 75 color and 90 b&w photos.

Valuing Chaparral

Author : Emma C. Underwood,Hugh D. Safford,Nicole A. Molinari,Jon E. Keeley
Publisher : Springer
Page : 467 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2018-04-09
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9783319683034

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Valuing Chaparral by Emma C. Underwood,Hugh D. Safford,Nicole A. Molinari,Jon E. Keeley Pdf

Chaparral shrubland ecosystems are an iconic feature of the California landscape, and a highly biodiverse yet highly flammable backdrop to some of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States. Chaparral-type ecosystems are a common element of all of the world’s Mediterranean-type climate regions – of which California is one – yet there is little public appreciation of the intrinsic value and the ecosystem services that these landscapes provide. Valuing Chaparral is a compendium of contributions from experts in chaparral ecology and management, with a focus on the human relationship with chaparral ecosystems. Chapters cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from biodiversity to ecosystem services like water provision, erosion control, carbon sequestration and recreation; from the history of human interactions with chaparral to current education and conservation efforts; and from chaparral restoration and management to scenarios of the future under changing climate, land use, and human population. Valuing Chaparral will be of interest to resource managers, the research community, policy makers, and the public who live and work in the chaparral dominated landscapes of California and other Mediterranean-type climate regions.

Can We Talk Mediterranean?

Author : Brian A. Catlos,Sharon Kinoshita
Publisher : Springer
Page : 153 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2017-09-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9783319557267

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Can We Talk Mediterranean? by Brian A. Catlos,Sharon Kinoshita Pdf

This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of “Mediterranean.” It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.

Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Author : Philip W. Rundel,Gloria Montenegro,Fabian M. Jaksic
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 451 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2013-04-17
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783662035436

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Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems by Philip W. Rundel,Gloria Montenegro,Fabian M. Jaksic Pdf

Human impact on natural landscapes through urbanization and agricultural expansion are becoming more and more dramatic and are the cause of serious environmental problems. This volume examines the effect of landscape disturbance on plant and animal diversity in the five mediterranean-climate regions of the world. It begins with three introductory chapters broadly reviewing the issues of landscape degradation. Further contributions describe regional land use conflicts in each of the five regions. Landscape disturbance and plant diversity, and landscape disturbance and animal diversity are treated in separate chapters. Four contributions deal with demography and ecophysiology in vegetation succession following disturbance. The volume closes with a consideration of the future addressing aspects of environmental politics.

Mediterranean Oak Woodland Working Landscapes

Author : Pablo Campos,Lynn Huntsinger,Jose Luis Oviedo,Paul F Starrs,Mario Diaz,Richard B Standiford,Gregorio Montero
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 508 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2013-06-18
Category : Science
ISBN : 9789400767072

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Mediterranean Oak Woodland Working Landscapes by Pablo Campos,Lynn Huntsinger,Jose Luis Oviedo,Paul F Starrs,Mario Diaz,Richard B Standiford,Gregorio Montero Pdf

The oak tree was a boon companion as humans expanded their presence across much of the globe. While oak woodlands (Quercus spp.) come today in stunningly diverse forms, the stately dehesas of Spain and the dramatic oak-dominated ranchlands of California are working landscapes where cultivation and manipulation for a couple of millennia have shaped Mediterranean-type ecosystems into a profoundly modified yet productive environment that is sought-after by every manner of species. The grazing of wildlife and livestock in oak woodlands yields a remarkable plant and animal biodiversity, creating a mosaic of habitats and visually pleasing savannas. Added products unique to Spain such as Iberian pigs and cork, and in California multiple landowner benefits, include valued ecosystem services that allow owners, visitors, and conservation supporters to experience the benefits of woodland life. With its 15 chapters a decade in the making, this handsomely illustrated book covers key topics in oak woodland policy, ecology, and management in Spain and California, presenting new research results and reviewing an existing expert literature.

Encyclopedia of water Science

Author : Stanley W. Trimble
Publisher : CRC Press
Page : 1586 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2007-12-26
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781351249812

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Encyclopedia of water Science by Stanley W. Trimble Pdf

Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, methods, and solutions for enhanced performance of water quality, treatment, conservation, and irrigation methods, as well as improved water efficiency in industrial, municipal, and agricultural programs. The second edition also includes greatly enhanced coverage of streams and lakes as well as many regional case studies. An International Team Addresses Important Issues The only source to provide full coverage of current debates in the field, the encyclopedia offers professional expertise on vital issues including: Current laws and regulations Irrigation management Environmental water economics Agroforestry Erosion control Nutrient best management practices Water sanitation Stream and lake morphology and processes Sharpen Your Skills — Meet Challenges Well-Armed A direct and reliable source for best practices in water handling, preservation, and recovery, the encyclopedia examines challenges in the provision of safe water supplies, guiding environmental professionals as they face a worldwide demand for sanitary and affordable water reserves. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

The Journal of the Linnean Society

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1883
Category : Zoology
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003081648

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Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Author : Linnean Society of London
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 682 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1883
Category : Zoology
ISBN : UIUC:30112009821536

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The Journal of the Linnean Society of London

Author : Linnean Society of London
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 678 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1883
Category : Zoology
ISBN : UOM:39015013601052

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Commedia dell' Arte and the Mediterranean

Author : Professor Erith Jaffe-Berg
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Page : 201 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2015-09-28
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781472418166

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Drawing on published collections and also manuscripts from Mantuan archives, Commedia dell' arte and the Mediterranean locates commedia dell' arte as a performance form reflective of its cultural crucible in the Mediterranean. The study provides a broad perspective on commedia dell’ arte as an expression of the various cultural, gender and language communities in Italy during the early-modern period, and explores the ways in which the art form offers a platform for reflection on power and cultural exchange. While highlighting the prevalence of Mediterranean crossings in the scenarios of commedia dell' arte, this book examines the way in which actors embodied characters from across the wider Mediterranean region. The presence of Mediterranean minority groups such as Arabs, Armenians, Jews and Turks within commedia dell' arte is marked on stage and 'backstage' where they were collaborators in the creative process. In addition, gendered performances by the first female actors participated in 'staging' the Mediterranean by using the female body as a canvas for cartographical imaginings. By focusing attention on the various communities involved in the making of theatre, a central preoccupation of the book is to question the dynamics of 'exchange' as it materialized within a spectrum inclusive of both cultural collaboration but also of taxation and coercion.

Commedia dell' Arte and the Mediterranean

Author : Erith Jaffe-Berg
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 202 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2016-03-09
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781317164012

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Drawing on published collections and also manuscripts from Mantuan archives, Commedia dell' arte and the Mediterranean locates commedia dell' arte as a performance form reflective of its cultural crucible in the Mediterranean. The study provides a broad perspective on commedia dell’ arte as an expression of the various cultural, gender and language communities in Italy during the early-modern period, and explores the ways in which the art form offers a platform for reflection on power and cultural exchange. While highlighting the prevalence of Mediterranean crossings in the scenarios of commedia dell' arte, this book examines the way in which actors embodied characters from across the wider Mediterranean region. The presence of Mediterranean minority groups such as Arabs, Armenians, Jews and Turks within commedia dell' arte is marked on stage and 'backstage' where they were collaborators in the creative process. In addition, gendered performances by the first female actors participated in 'staging' the Mediterranean by using the female body as a canvas for cartographical imaginings. By focusing attention on the various communities involved in the making of theatre, a central preoccupation of the book is to question the dynamics of 'exchange' as it materialized within a spectrum inclusive of both cultural collaboration but also of taxation and coercion.

The Making of the Modern Mediterranean

Author : Anonim
Publisher : University of California Press
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019-07-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9780520304598

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Studies of the pivotal historic place of the Mediterranean have long been dominated by specialists of its northern shores, that is, by European historians. The seven leading authors in this groundbreaking volume challenge views of Mediterranean space as shaped by European trajectories, and in doing so, they challenge our comfortable notions. Drawing perspectives from the Mediterranean’s eastern and southern shores, they ask anew: What is the Mediterranean? What are its borders, its defining characteristics? What forces of nature, politics, culture, or economics have made the Mediterranean, and how long have they or will they endure? Covering the sixteenth century to the twentieth, this timely volume brings the early modern world into conversation with the modern world in new ways, demonstrating that only recently can we differentiate the north and south into separate cultural and political zones. The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South offers a blueprint for a new generation of readers to rethink the world we thought we knew.