This collection of essays seeks to explore the vernacular dialogues and contested identities that shaped a complex cultural and architectural phenomenon like Mediterranean modernism. The authors bring to light the debt twentiethcentury modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, a geographical area that touches three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia. This book is subdivided into two sections of essays by an international group of scholars who adopt a number of different methodological perspectives.
Airborne suspended particulate matter can be of primary origin, i.e. emitted directly into the atmosphere
or of secondary origin, i.e. formed in the atmosphere from gaseous species by either homogeneous or
heterogeneous chemical reactions. Due to these different emission sources, particles have different
chemical composition and size distributions. Depending on their size, particles have a different potential
to be transported over either long or short distances .
Primary particles can be produced from either natural or anthropogenic sources.
The olive is one of the most ancient cultivated fruit trees. Olive cultivation has a very long
history which started from the Third Millennium BC (Loukas & Krimbas, 1983) in the
Eastern region of the Mediterranean sea and spread later around the basin following land
and maritime routes to Italy, Spain, North Africa and France. Nowadays there are about 805
million of olive trees, 98% of which are grown in the Mediterranean countries (Tsitsipis et
al., 2009). The foremost consuming countries are also the main olive oil producers.