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A History of Nature Conservation in Britain

By: David Evans

288 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

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Paperback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 2 | #56394 | ISBN: 0415144922
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 2 | #56393 | ISBN: 0415144914
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Describes the development of the British nature conservation movement, from its roots in art, agriculture and aesthetics in the 16th century to the present day. The author questions governmental concern for the environment, and the efficacy of the established, larger conservation bodies and argues that the movement must draw itself together in order to address current problems.


Contents

Introduction. 1. The Why and the Wherefore 2. 'Prehistory': Isolation and Ideals 3. 1890-1940: Societies and Surburbia 4. 1940s: National Parks and Nature Reserves 5. 1950s: Refuges and Reconstruction 6. 1960s: New Conservationists and the Countryside Acts 7. 1970s: Going Public and 'Getting Places, 8. 1980s: Building Bridges and Bringing Down Barriers 9. 1990s: Government Inertia and Global Initiative 10. Future: The Mechanics and The Mission

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