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 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.
Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Environmental Historiography of Britain; Chapter 2 The Highlands and the Roots of Green Consciousness, 1750-1990; Chapter 3 Exploiting Scottish Semi-Natural Woods, 1600-1850; Chapter 4 The Pinewoods and Human Use, 1600-1900; Chapter 5 The Atlantic Oakwoods as a Commercial Crop in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Chapter 6 Bogs and People in Scotland Since 1600; Chapter 7 Energy Rich, Energy Poor: Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, 1600-1800 Chapter 8 The Improvers and the Scottish Environment: Soils, Bogs and WoodsChapter 9 Trees as Historic Landscapes: from Wallace's Oak to Reforesting Scotland; Chapter 10 The Alien Species in Twentieth-Century Britain: Inventing a New Vermin; Chapter 11 Modern Agriculture and the Decline of British Biodiversity; Chapter 12 History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation; Chapter 13 Environmental Consciousness; Select Bibliography; Index
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