According to Tibor Hartel and Tobias Plieninger, European landscapes are shaped by long-lasting, intensive, and complex interactions between people and nature. This interaction has generated values that are appreciated by society, nowadays called “landscape values” or “ecosystem services,” but many of these cultural landscape values are in decline. This is a major issue and problem, but one yet to be fully recognized and appreciated by the wider conservation movement. It is in this context that these authors and editors have done good service in collating a rich array of contributions to this major volume. As so often the case with landscape-scale studies, there are many windows through which readers can observe, and no single volume can hope to cover...

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