Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU by Niki Evelpidou, Tomás Figueiredo, Francesco Mauro, Vahap

By Niki Evelpidou, Tomás Figueiredo, Francesco Mauro, Vahap Tecim, Andreas Vassilopoulos

Cumulative worldwide changes, happening day-by-day, have an effect on vital facets of our existence. attribute cultural and common historical past, together with websites of useful price, is less than consistent probability. There are starting to be pressures, of either ordinary and human starting place, corresponding to wars, con icts, average or technological mess ups and the consequences of worldwide weather swap. those galvanize the continual degradation of many websites incorporated on the planet background checklist. consequently, instant strategic measures needs to be taken. usual historical past is our legacy from the previous, that we inherited from our ancestors and go directly to destiny generations. it is necessary to gain its worth and shield it by means of all attainable skill, imposing cutting edge and sustainable motion plans that advertise international foreign co-operation. This e-book goals to handle speci c ordinary background websites in Europe, from West to East. The six nations of analysis curiosity are Portugal, Malta, Greece, Italy, Romania and Turkey. for every case, the corresponding present prestige is gifted. this can be followed by means of urged motion plans for defense and conservation, tra- ing projects that enhance the general public expertise of ordinary background matters and efforts to estimate the natural/environmental price of the websites. The e-book is the final results of an interregional initiative aiming to advertise convergence, impress public curiosity and suggest motion for radical adjustments in our angle in the direction of background conservation.

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In the fifth century BC the slaves in the Lavrion mines numbered about 15,000. During the work there were guards at the entrances of the galleries and on the top of towers, to prevent the slaves from escaping. But there was a special respect for their religious customs, and even burial traditions. Despite these conditions, there was a number of slave revolts, the most important being the one in 413 BC (during the war between Athens and Sparta) resulting in the defeat of Athenians, due to the poor state of the economy.

Serpieri recognized the ballast of a ship thrown at the Italian coast as pure smithsonite. Asking for more information he learned that the ship was returning from Lavrion-Greece, where it was loaded by this “useless” ballast. Serpieri visited the Lavrion area and, bearing in mind the Kordelas report, he established, along with the French businessmen Ilarion Roux, the Italian-French company «Ilarion Roux et Cie» (1864). The company started exploiting some new deposits but mainly reworking the ancient slag.

Chemical weathering associated with tafoni at Papago Park, Central Arizona. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24:271–278. Evelpidou, N. 1996. S. Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. ). (In Greek). Evelpidou, N. 2001. S. PhD thesis, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In Greek. Gaia 13. Athens: 226. (In Greek). Frenzel, G. 1965. Studien an mediterranen Tafoni. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaeontologie Abhandlungen 122–3: 313–323.

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