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Terraced Landscapes

Editor-in-charge: Drago Kladnik
Year: 2017

Terraced landscapes with agricultural terraces are cultural landscapes with a special value. They provide food and also have priceless scientific, cultural, historical. ecological, aesthetic, and even psychological, philosophical, and religious value. They form a unique agricultural and ecological system that can be found throughout the world. In some developed civilizations they were created in an organized manner over millennia, and in others they arose completely spontaneously as people adapted to natural conditions and improved their opportunities to make a living. They therefore reflect a harmony between man and nature, and in many cases also between people themselves.
This volume presents them in pictures and words in all their diversity and attractiveness. After discussing the global and European dimensions of terraced landscapes and their agricultural terraces, the volume focuses on Slovenian terraced landscapes; they are discussed separately by landscape types and sample cases in the territory of selected settlements (pilot areas). The conclusion also draws attention to the exceptional value and appeal of non-agricultural terraced landscapes that have been shaped by nature and man.

Table of content


Seventy Terraced Steps of the Anton Melik Geographical Institute ZRC SAZU

Terraced Landscapes and the Honghe Declaration

Terraced Landscapes around the World
The World
Eastern and Southeast Asia
Southern Asia
Southwest Asia
South America
Central and North America
Oceania and Australia

Terraced Landscapes in Europe
The Mediterranean
The Alps
Western, Central, and Eastern Europe
Terraced Landscapes in Slovenia

Terraced Landscapes in Slovenia
Mediterranean Slovenia
Dinaric Slovenia
Alpine Slovenia
Pannonian Slovenia

Nonagricultural Terraced Landscapes
Nonagricultural Terraced Landscapes
Natural Nonagricultural Terraces
Manmade Nonagricultural Terraces and Terraced Structures


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agricultural land
agricultural land
cultural heritage
cultural landscape
cultural terraces
land use
natural disasters
rural areas
terraced landscapes
world overviews


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