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The Moorlands of England and Wales: An Environmental History, 8000 BC-AD 2000

By: I G Simmons

414 pages, B/w photos, maps

Edinburgh University Press

Paperback | Oct 2003 | #142220 | ISBN: 0748617310
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Hardback | Oct 2003 | #142219 | ISBN: 0748617302
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About this book

This book combines the perspectives of natural science, archaeology, social history and historical geography, and draws on 40 years of exploring and studying the moorlands. The author shows how perceptions of the moors have been influenced by writers, artists and the media (and how they have been inspired by the moors), and how these perceptions have resulted in great changes in attitudes to moorland use and management.

The book is well referenced and illustrated throughout and, in common with all his volumes, is eminently readable. The book is well referenced and illustrated throughout and, in common with all his volumes, is eminently readable.


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Biography

Ian G Simmons retired in 2001 from his position as Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Durham. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and the author of many books including The Ecology of Natural Resources(Arnold 1973), Environmental History: An Introduction (Blackwell 1994), Changing the Face of the Earth (second edn, Blackwell 1996), and Humanity and Environment (Longman 1997). He received the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1998.

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