Environmental History in Scotland and Northern Ireland Since 1600
By (author) T. C. Smout
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Nature Contested by T. C. Smout
Book DescriptionThis work is about four centuries of conflict over some the most valued landscapes in Europe combining social and cultural history with ecology and geography. The highlands, islands and borders of Scotland, the Lake District and northern moors of England form a natural region, whose wildness has inspired some and oppressed others. The crags and moorlands have been both treasured for their beauty and biodiversity and reviled as unproductive deserts to be improved and reclaimed. The contest between these two views of nature - conservation versus development; jobs versus birds; landscape versus forestry; use versus delight -is at the centre of the book. "By the end", the author writes, "I hope to have presented on my theatre a dramatic tale that tells us a fair amount not only of northern Britain, but something about the globe and the European west as a whole over the last four hundred years".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748614103
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. C. Smout
Firth of Forth, Paperback (November 2012)
Illustrated with black-and-white and colour photographs, this is a capitivating exploration into the life of the Firth of Forth which considers a wide range of questions.
Exploring Environmental History, Paperback (August 2011)
This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.
History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920, Paperback (September 2007)
The first modern history of Scottish woodlands from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920.
Prices, Food and Wages in Scotland, 1550-1780, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by T. C. Smout
This 1994 book is a major work in early modern and pre-industrial economic and social history.
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