Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes
How Climate Change and Geology Shaped Scotland's History
By (author) Emma Wood
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Peatbogs, Plague and Potatoes by Emma Wood
Book DescriptionThe 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 As farms, fields and hedges have been replaced by factories, roads and canals Scotland, has been transformed as have the lives of its people.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 DetailsISBN: 9781906307370
(210mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Luath Press Ltd
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hydro Boys, Paperback (April 2004)
This work is an account of the pioneering days of hydro-electricity in Scotland. It shows how each hydro project brought its own set of technical challenges, underlining the remarkable engineering achievements involved in bringing hydro-electric power to the wild glens of the Scottish Highlands.
Notes from the North, Paperback (April 2004)
In this book Emma Wood sets a study of Scots-English conflicts alongside personal experiences of contemporary incomers lives in the Highlands. Notes from the North is a pragmatic, positive and forward looking contribution to cultural and political debate within Scotland.
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A discussion of the means of communicating with the invisible world, the development of mediumship and the difficulties encountered in the practice of spiritism.
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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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