The Environmental History of Venice and the Venice Lagoon
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This paper examines the town of Venice and how it was built on ground made artificially through land reclamation and land formation over fifteen hundred years ago. The writer explores the environmental maladies it has suffered such as flooding and pollution. It shows how these problems are being dealt with today in a variety of ways.
From the Paper:"Most books about Venice, Italy open with a paragraph describing the mysterious iridescence of the lagoon. Its pale blue, green and gray mirage-like appearance makes it clear why La Serenissima is Venice’s second name. Next comes a mention of how the earliest settlers built up the small islands and sandbars to substantial islands fit to build on. Then the book will jump into its true topic, a history of war, government, art, or architecture. Yet the fact remains that only one book has been written in English which is expressly devoted to the environmental history of Venice and the lagoon around it. For a city founded through environmental management, whose landscape is defined by human existence, this lack of literature is appalling."
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The Environmental History of Venice and the Venice Lagoon (2003, February 08) Retrieved September 26, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-environmental-history-of-venice-and-the-venice-lagoon-6602/
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