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Changing Perceptions of Nature

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Essays investigating the idea of natural heritage and the ways in which it has changed over time

By: Ian Convery (Editor), Peter Davis (Editor), Martin Holdgate (Foreword By)

360 pages, 57 b/w illustrations

Boydell & Brewer

Hardback | Jun 2016 | #232109 | ISBN-13: 9781783271054
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $76/€71 approx

About this book

The concepts of nature, culture and heritage are deeply entwined; their threads run together in some of our finest museums, in accounts of exploration and discovery, in the work of artists, poets and writers, and in areas that are cherished and protected because of their landscapes and wildlife. The conservation ethic – placing a value on the natural environment – lies at the heart of the notion of "natural heritage", but we need to question how those values originated, were consolidated and ultimately moulded and changed over time. In a contemporary context the connections between nature and culture have sometimes become lost, fragmented, dislocated or misunderstood; where did "natural heritage" begin and how do we engage with the idea of "nature" today? The essays collected here re-evaluate the role of culture in developing the concept of natural heritage, reflecting on the shifts in its interpretation over the last 300 years.


Contents

- Foreword - Martin Holdgate
- Introduction - Ian Convery and Peter Davis
- 'The Nomination of the Visible': William Turner's Practice of Natural History - Marie Addyman
- Early European Perceptions of the Nature of Australia - Charles Nelson
- Conserving Natural Heritage: Shifting Positions of Culture and Nature - Darrell Smith and Ian Convery and Andrew Ramsey and Viktor Kouloumpis
- Three Birds of a Feather - Darwin, Wallace and Attenborough: An Unbroken Tradition of Finding Where the Wild Things Are - Richard Milner
- Organising, Naming and Ordering Nature - Gina Douglas
- Our 'Great Entail': Constructing the Cultural Value of the Lake District - Penny Bradshaw
- Renaissance Collecting and Understanding of the Natural World - Arthur MacGregor
- Botanical Collecting, Herbaria and the Understanding of Nature - Chiara Nepi
- Taxidermy and the Representation of Nature - Hannah Paddon
- The Significance of Natural History Collections in the 21st Century - Stephen Hewitt
- Changed Attitudes to Nature Reflected in the Transformation of Menageries to Zoos - Gordon McGregor Reid
- Interpretation in Botanic Gardens - Ghillean T. Prance and Peter Davis
- Shifting Interpretations of the English Lake District - Christopher Donaldson
- Facebook Nature: My Generation and Other Animals - Lucy McRobert
- Visual Narratives in Wildlife Film-making - Sophie Darlington
- A History of Half a Century of Wildlife Television and its Impact on Audiences - Keith Scholey
- Landscape, Nature and the Contemporary Sublime in Illustrated Children's Literature - Paul A. Roncken
- Landscape, Nature and the Contemporary Sublime in Illustrated Children's Literature - Ian Convery
- The Public Perception of Protected Areas in the UK - Angus Lunn
- Conservation of Rare Species and Natural Heritage: the Wild and the Tame - Juliet Clutton-Brock
- Our Vanishing Natural Heritage and The Wildlife Trusts: a Century of Influence and Local Action for Nature and People - Tim Sands
- Our Vanishing Natural Heritage and The Wildlife Trusts: a Century of Influence and Local Action for Nature and People - Robert Lambert
- A Champion of the Tiger's Cause - James Champion
- Adventure, Nature and Commodification - Heather Prince and Chris Loynes
- Destination Nature: Wildlife and the Rise of Domestic Ecotourism in Britain, 1880-2015 - Robert Lambert
- Wild Places as Therapeutic Environments - Julie Taylor
- Citizen Science and the Perception of Nature - Ian Convery and Sarah Elmeligi and Samantha Finn and Owen Nevin
- Using Community-based Cultural Tourism to Enhance Nature Conservation in the Rupununi, Guyana - Jared Bowers
- Representing Natural Heritage in Digital Space: from the National Museum of Natural History to Inuvialuit Living History - Kate Hennessy
- Using Community-based Cultural Tourism to Enhance Nature Conservation in the Rupununi, Guyana - Natasha Lyons
- Out of the Wild Wood and into our Beds: the Evolutionary History of Teddy Bears and the Natural Selection of Deadly Cuteness - Mike Jeffries
- Rewilding: the Realisation and Reality of a New Challenge for Nature in the 21st Century - Erwin van van Maanen
- Rewilding: the Realisation and Reality of a New Challenge for Nature in the 21st Century - Ian Convery


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