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Exploring environmental history : selected essays

Author: Thomas Christopher Smout
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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.


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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Christopher Smout
ISBN: 9780748635139 0748635130
OCLC Number: 717138360
Description: 248 pages : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Maps, Figures and Tables; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter One: The Environmental Historiography of Britain; Chapter Two: The Highlands and the Roots of Green Consciousness; Chapter Three: Exploiting Scottish Semi-natural Woods, 1600-1990; Chapter Four: The Pinewoods and Human Use, 1600-1900; Chapter Five: The Atlantic Oakwoods as a Commercial Crop in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Chapter Six: Bogs and People in Scotland since 1600; Chapter Seven: Energy Rich, Energy Poor: Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, 1600-1800; Chapter Eight: Improvers and the Scottish Environment: Soils, Bogs and Woods; Chapter Nine: Trees as Historic Landscapes: from Wallace's Oak to Reforesting Scotland; Chapter Ten: The Alien Species in Twentieth-Century Britain: Inventing a New Vermin; Chapter Eleven: Modern Agriculture and the Decline of British Biodiversity; Chapter Twelve: History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation; Chapter Thirteen: Environmental Consciousness; Select Bibliography.
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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