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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection


A Chronicle of its Forests, Land and People

by (author) J.V. Thirgood

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1987
Environmental Conservation & Protection
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1987
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Cyprus is the history of man's impact on the island's forests, for bad and for good.

About the author

Contributor Notes

J.V. Thirgood is a member of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. His previous publications include Man and the Mediterranean Forest: A History of Resource Depletion (1981).

Editorial Reviews

An excellent forest history, thorough and fair, detailed but never dry, factual but illuminated with human touches. - William Linnard, Forest Ecology and Management A magisterial introduction to Cyprus with forestry as its theme, a beacon for those who want to get behind personalities, politics, the sentimental, and the picturesque, to learn, almost incidentally, what makes this island tick. - J. P. H. Myers, Geographical Journal Useful as a case study of the positive role of man's recent management of a fragile renewable resource. It also provides a definitive account of the forested tracts of Cyprus. Its approach is constructive, sympathetic and professional and it should be acquired by any individual or department concerned with human and environmental aspects of resource management. - J. A. Allen, Geography