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    A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean (Hardback) By (author) Michael Denis Higgins, By (author) Reynold A. Higgins


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    DescriptionUsing the term geology in its broadest sense, Michael Denis Higgins and Reynold Higgins not only describe the bedrock and the geomorphology of Greece and the Aegean region but also discuss ancient sources of water, stone, and metals in relation to the development of settlements. They explore the links between archaeology and geology, asking how the geological environment shaped settlement in antiquity and how subsequent geological processes have influenced the preservation or destruction of ancient sites.The authors begin with an outline of the geological background and explain some of the geological controversies of the area. They catalogue what could be seen on the surface of the earth and consider, as well, the processes that resulted in those surface features. Their general survey is followed by the treatment of individual sites within settlements. A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean includes over 140 maps, as well as space-shuttle photographs, a glossary, and references to original sources. It will interest scholars and archaeologists and will also appeal to those who visit ancient sites and are eager to be fully informed.

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    A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Denis Higgins, By (author) Reynold A. Higgins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 799 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801433375
    ISBN 10: 0801433371

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A56280000
    DC21: 554.95
    DC22: 554.95
    LC classification: QE271 .H54 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: RBG, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    175 black and white illustrations
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    10 October 1996
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