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An environmental history of Great Britain : from 10,000 years ago to the present

Author: I G Simmons
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a history of the environment of England, Wales and Scotland, and of the interactions of people, place and nature since the last ice sheet withdrew some ten thousand years ago.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simmons, I.G. (Ian Gordon), 1937-
Environmental history of Great Britain.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606555677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I G Simmons
ISBN: 074861284X 9780748612840 0748612831 9780748612833
OCLC Number: 59544396
Description: xi, 419 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Hunter-gatherers and fisherfolk: 10,000 to 5000 BP --
Shafts of light: agriculturalists --
Closed and open systems, AD 550 to AD 1700 --
Building Jerusalem: the Eighteenth Century --
Industrial growth: material empires, 1800-1914 --
'A fit country for heroes', 1914-50 --
A post-industrial world, 1950 to the present --
Experience and meaning --
Appendix 1: The changing environment from the air.
Responsibility: I.G. Simmons.
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