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Winery regions as the oldest cultural landscapes: remnants, signs, and metamorphoses

describe the evolution of winery landscapes in Europe, while taking into consideration the Mediterranean Basin, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia. The article is an initial attempt to analyze the expansion of winery landscapes and to identify some of the regularities in their transformations on the basis of the remaining traces and signs that are present in the landscape as well as in the material and non-material culture of local societies in selected areas. Traces refer here to fragments, remnants, scraps of space, but also to the extent of winery

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Artificialization and Islandness on the Spanish Tourist Coast

. Economic impacts of unchecked development, Island Press, Washington DC. Catalán, B, Saurí, D & Serra, P 2008, ‛Urban sprawl in the Mediterranean? Patterns of growth and change in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region 1993-2000’, Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 85, no. 3-4, pp. 174-184. Clark, E 2004, ‛The ballad dance of the faeroese. Island biocultural geography in an age of globalisation’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 284-297. Coccossis, H & Constantoglou, ME 2005 ‛The need of

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Dangerous Weather Phenomena in Europe in The Year 2000 and their Dependence on Circulation

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In the paper the influence of atmospheric circulation on selected dangerous weather phenomena in Europe in the year 2000 has been presented. Dangerous weather phenomena include: 30 days with thunderstorms in Poland and 26 examples of such phenomena in Europe (tornados, strong winds, thunderstorms, torrential rains, floods, etc.).

The NAO index (North Atlantic Oscillation) served to determine the character of the circulation that influenced the occurrence of catastrophic phenomena in Western, Central and Southern Europe. The J. Lityński classification of circulation types was used to thunderstorms occurring in Poland only. Most catastrophic phenomena during the positive NAO phase (predominance of zonal circulation) happened in Western and Central Europe. During the negative NAO phase (predominance of meridional circulation) the regions of the Mediterranean Basin were more frequently affected. In the case of thunderstorms in Poland in the year under investigation (2000) their occurrence was related to the inflow of air masses from the northern sector.

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Changes in Storm Frequency in the Mediterranean Sea Region

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Storms in the European part of the Mediterranean Sea Basin are characterized in the paper. Data on storm days comes from the years 1986-2008, from fourteen stations located on the coast and on islands of the Mediterranean Sea (Gibraltar, Valencia, Palma de Majorca, Marseille, Ajaccio – Corsica, Cagliari – Sardinia, Palermo – Sicily, Naples, Luqa – Malta, Thessaloniki, Athens, Souda – Crete, Rhodes Airport – Rhodes and Larnaca – Cyprus). The greatest number of storm days was noted in Corsica (870 - on the average 37,8 per year) and the least in Gibraltar (371 – 16,1). In most of the examined stations storms took place most frequently in the fall (from 19 to 46%). The smallest number of storm days was observed in winter (western and central part of the region) and in summer (eastern part). From a year-to-year analysis of storm days, it was found that their trend, at almost at all the stations, is negative. The strongest negative trend was observed in Valencia, Naples and Cagliari (-8,5 days/10 years). A growing trend, reaching 3 storm days/10 years, was only found in Cyprus.

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Function of Agricultural Terraces in Mediterranean Conditions - Selected Examples From the Island of Ikaria (The Southern Sporades, Greece)

References Acheson P. E., 1997. Does the "economic explanation" work? Settlement, agriculture and erosion in the territory of Halieis in the Late Classical-Early Hellenistic period. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology , 10, 165-190. Baldock D., Beaufoy G., Brouwer F., F. Godeschalk, 1996. Farming at the Margins. Abandonment or Redeployment of Agricultural Land in Europe. IEEP, LEI-DLO, London & Hague. Betancourt P. P., Hope Simpson R., 1992. The agricultural system of Bronze Age

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Is a regional trading bloc forming in southeast Asia? New evidence for ASEAN countries

MENA countries’, Journal of Economic Integration vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 344-369. Cieślik, A & Hagemejer, J 2011, ‘Evaluating the effectiveness of preferential trade liberalization in Central and Eastern Europe’, International Trade Journal vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 516-538. De Benedictis, L, De Santis, R & Vicarelli, C 2005, ‘Hub-and-spoke or else? Free trade agreements in the ‘enlarged’ European Union’, European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 245-260. Elliot, R. & Ikemoto, K 2004, ‘AFTA and the

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Application of landscape metrics in the evaluation of geodiversity

References Alhamad, MN, Alrababah, MA, Feagin, RA & Gharaibeh, A 2011, ‘Mediterranean drylands: The effect of grain size and domain of scale on landscape metrics’, Ecological Indicators, vol. 11, pp. 611–621. Ares, J, Bertiller, M & del Valle, H 2001, ‘Functional and structural landscape indicators of intensification, resilience and resistance in agroecosystems in southern Argentina based on remotely sensed data’, Landscape Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 221–234. Bailey, B, Billeter, R

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Concepts and delimitation of the world’s macro-regions

Introduction Quite considerable attention has been devoted to the topic of macro-regional differentiation of the world, but it is a term which is defined differently by almost everyone. Differentiation of the world is mentioned by the media almost every day, while the divisions used have little if any objective – let alone scientific – foundation. There are, for example, the terms Near East, Middle East, Far East and Central Europe. The latter is quite frequently used in Czechia. Alongside those provided by with geographers, various concepts of

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Past and present: cartographic history of Famagusta

played an important role in the war between the ruling powers of the Mediterranean. So detailed maps were created to represent and identify the city in detail. Famagusta was surrounded by roughly rectangular stone fortifications and a defensive moat, to the east of which was the harbour. The city walls and the harbour played an important role in the city’s formation and identity. During the Venetian era, the government focused on the reconstruction of the fortification of the city. Today’s fortification took its final shape in this era, with important additions such

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Development of agritourism in Poland: a critical analysis of students’ expectations of agritourism farms

, M 2005, Typologia gospodarstw agroturystycznych jako determinanta rozwoju usług , Wydawnictwo Politechniki Białostockiej, Białystok. Jefferson, A 1991, ‘Demographics, youth and tourism’, Tourism Management , vol. 12.1, pp.73–75. Kamińska, W & Mularczyk, M 2014, Baza agroturystyczna w świetle oczekiwań młodzieży akademickiej. Wyniki badań ankietowych , in print. Kastenholz, E, Davis, D & Paul, G 1999, ‘Segmenting tourism in rural areas: The case of North and Central Portugal’, Journal of Travel Research , vol. 37.4, pp. 353

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