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- DescriptionOne of Europes last remaining wildernesses, the Camargue forms a unique landscape of salt-marsh, lagoons, cultivated farmland and seashore. Where the turbulent River Rhne meets the Mediterranean in southern France lies this huge delta, home to a rich array of wildlifeflamingos, a host of other migrating birds and marshland floraas well as a complex mix of agricultural and tourist interests. The whole region is w under increasing threat from commercial and ecological pressures. Edwin Mullins, whose acquaintance with the Camargue dates back many years, evokes the areas natural beauty and also its appeal to artists and writers. From Dumas pre to the great champion of Provenal culture, Frdric Mistral, and Vincent van Gogh, he considers the aesthetic inspiration offered by a romantic emptiness that was once despised as a mosquito-infested swamp.
- Author BiographyEdwin Mullins, who lives in London and Provence, is the author of the award-winning In Search of Cluny: God's Lost Empire, Avignon of the Popes and The Pilgrimage to Santiago, all published by Signal Books.
- Author(s)Edwin Mullins
- PublisherSignal Books Ltd
- Date of Publication23/03/2009
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSignal Books Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight750 g
- Width150 mm
- Height215 mm
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