227 pages, no illustrations
Traces historical perceptions and woodland management practices, explores the rise of scientific forestry methods, discusses in depth the organizational culture of the Forestry Commission, and considers the claim that present-day forestry has become a postmodern phenomenon.
This volume is a useful addition to the literature, and it will undoubtedly be used by academic researchers in the field of forest history. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
1. Introduction: Reflections on Nature, Society, and Geography; 2. The Dawn of Scientific Forestry; 3. The Birth of a New Tradition; 4. Co-emergent Spaces: From Wastelands to Plantation Forests; 5. Moments of Crisis I: Upheavals in the Scottish Uplands; 6. Moments of Crisis II: The Ancient Woodland Debate; 7. Nature Conservation, Landscape Design, and Recreation: Voices From Within the Forestry Commission; 8. The Forestry Commission's Reflective Turn; 9. The Dawn of Postmodern Forestry; Conclusion; Bibliography
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