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An Environmental History of Twentieth-Century Britain


By: John Sheail

306 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Mar 2002 | #132394 | ISBN: 0333949811
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Hardback | Mar 2002 | #132390 | ISBN: 0333949803
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Introduction to the process by which environmental concerns, both rural and urban, have been translated into policy. Protection measures are reviewed against the background of demands for higher living standards and social wellbeing.

'It should be widely used by students and that elusive person, the general reader, since it addresses so many issues of current concern.' - Helen Meller, Planning Perspectives 'It is, as anyone who has read one of Sheail's papers or books will expect, meticulous in its attention to detail, judicious in its selection of material, and ruthlessly detached in its view of our past. What becomes quite clear is that anybody interested in any segment of British environmental management in the twentieth century will have to start here.' - Ian Simmons, Environmental History '...a serviceable survey text for undergraduate planning courses or for any adult reader interested in this topic.' - B.C. Pearson, Choice 'Provides an admirably clear account of 'human interaction with the natural world'.' - Northern History 'One will look in vain for a work which promotes the use of available sources for further research into environmental history at the local, regional and national level presented in such a well-formed way.' - Sehepunkte


Preface - Histories of Their Time - The Management of Change - Nature Incorporated - New Beginnings In Forestry - A Third Force - Environmental Conservation - The Transport Revolution - Environmental Hazards - The Century of the Environment - References - Index

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JOHN SHEAIL is a Senior Principal Scientific Officer in the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council), and Deputy Head of its Research Site at Monks Wood. He is also external Professor of Geography at the University of Loughborough.

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