Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes by Emma Wood
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Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes
By Emma Wood

Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes

How Climate Change and Geology Shaped Scotland's History

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Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes by Emma Wood

Book Description

The environment is not a neutral background to human struggles for power and profit. Scotland's past is affected by these non-human factors as much as anything that man has done. The dramatic environmental consequences of volcanic eruptions, floods or drought are not the only ones to effect our lives and our history. "Climate Change, Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes" makes Scotland's environmental history easy to understand by summarising the course of human interaction with the non-human environment. The Acts of Union, Culloden and the Highland Clearances are all human events that have all have caused unprecedented impact on the environment still being felt today. As farms, fields and hedges have been replaced by factories, roads and canals Scotland, has been transformed as have the lives of its people. This history charts Scotland's road to modernity and the environment's influential role within it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906307370
ISBN-10: 1906307377
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Luath Press Ltd
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emma Wood

Emma Wood was born in Yorkshire in 1958.After reading History at Cambridge University, she stayed on in East Anglia running a junk stall on local markets. In 1987 she moved to the Highlands and wrote Notes from the North and The Hydro Boys (2002).

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