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Nature in Ireland : a scientific and cultural history

Author: John Wilson Foster; Helena C G Chesney
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1997.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilson Foster; Helena C G Chesney
ISBN: 0773518169 9780773518162 0773518177 9780773518179
OCLC Number: 229477086
Notes: "First published in November 1997 by the Lilliput Press Ltd"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 658 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The heritage of the rocks / John Feehan --
Encountering traditions / John Wilson Foster --
The early naturalists / Christopher Moriarty --
Fluctuations in fortune: three hundred years of Irish geology / Patrick N. Wyse Jackson --
The kingdom of the air: the progress of meteorology / Brendan McWilliams --
Woodland in history and culture / Eoin Neeson --
Botany in Ireland / Donal Synnott --
Bogland: study and utilization / Peter Foss and Catherine O'Connell --
Paper landscapes: mapping Ireland's physical geography / J.H. Andrews --
Insects and entomology / James P. O'Connor --
Mammals and mammalogy / Patrick Sleeman --
Bird study in Ireland / Clive Hutchinson --
Fish and fisheries / Christopher Moriarty --
No stone unturned: Robert Lloyd Praeger and the major surveys / Michael D. Guiry --
Out of Ireland: naturalists abroad. Francis Beaufort / Sheila Landy. Edward Sabine / Paul Hackney. Francis Rawdon Chesney / Helena C.G. Chesney. Francis Leopold McClintock / Paul Hackney. Robert Templeton / Helena C.G. Chesney and Robert Nash. John Macoun / Mary G. McGeown. Henry Chichester Hart / Iain Higgins --
Enlightenment and education / Helena C.G. Chesney --
Darwin in Belfast: the evolution debate / David N. Livingstone --
Nature and nation in the nineteenth century / John Wilson Foster --
Contrasting natures: the issue of names / Seán Lysaght --
The history of natural history: grand narrative or local lore? / Dorinda Outram --
Essential texts in Irish natural history / David Cabot --
The art of nature illustration / Martyn Anglesea --
Wild sports and stone guns / Michael Viney --
The natural history of demesnes / Terence Reeves-Smyth --
Threat and conservation: attitudes to nature in Ireland / John Feehan --
The culture of nature / John Wilson Foster.
Responsibility: senior editor, John Wilson Foster ; associate editor, Helena C.G. Chesney.


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