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Exploring environmental history : selected essays

Author: T C Smout
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume, newly available in paperback, brings together the best of T.C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history and offers them as a collection of 'explorations'. The author's interests are multi-faceted and, though often focussed on post-1600 Scotland, by no means restricted to that area.
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Smout, T.C. (T. Christopher).
Exploring environmental history.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)286520081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T C Smout
ISBN: 9780748635146 0748635149 1282136526 9781282136526
OCLC Number: 430828579
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Environmental Historiography of Britain --
The Highlands and the Roots of Green Consciousness, 1750-1990 --
Exploiting Scottish Semi-Natural Woods, 1600-1850 --
The Pinewoods and Human Use, 1600-1900 --
The Atlantic Oakwoods as a Commercial Crop in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries --
Bogs and People in Scotland Since 1600 --
Energy Rich, Energy Poor: Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, 1600-1800 --
The Improvers and the Scottish Environment: Soils, Bogs and Woods --
Trees as Historic Landscapes: from Wallace's Oak to Reforesting Scotland --
The Alien Species in Twentieth-Century Britain: Inventing a New Vermin --
Modern Agriculture and the Decline of British Biodiversity --
History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation --
Environmental Consciousness.
Responsibility: T.C. Smout.

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Exploring Environmental History is a collection of essays and papers which distil the professor's latter-day researches and reflections. They are characteristically acute and uncompromising. -- Roger Read more...

 
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