Written from an anthropological perspective, this bookputs forward the idea that a thorough study of indigenouscultures is a fundamental step to understanding conflictsover the environment. For this purpose, the book offers adetailed account of the cultural depth and richness ofthe human environmental relationship in Vassilikos,focusing on the engagement of its inhabitants withdiverse aspects of the local environment, such as animalcare, agriculture, tourism and hunting. DimitrisTheodossopoulos is a lecturer in Social Anthropology atthe University of Bristol and a senior research fellow atSt Peter's College, Oxford.
..".the book has a number of things to recommend it, particularly for undergraduate teaching, as its scale and readability would be an ethnographic asset for courses on, for example, anthropology and the environment. Its material also provides a number of teachable opportunities, both critically and historically." - Human Ecology
"Though predominantly informative about Greek rural life, the book constitutes an illustrative and informative account about human relationships with the natural world more generally." - H-Environment