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Nature Contested: Environmental History in Scotland and Northern England since 1600

By: TC Smout

210 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Edinburgh University Press

Paperback | Jul 2000 | #106105 | ISBN: 0748614117
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Hardback | Jul 2000 | #106102 | ISBN: 0748614109
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Covers four centuries of conflict over some of the most valued landscapes in Europe.

The text is wonderfully readable ! stimulating ! makes compelling material for both reading and reflection. T C Smout has written the first comprehensive but accessible history of the politics of the environment in Scotland. What is most striking about this is wonderfully written book is the passion lurking just beneath the well-argued surface!this masterly but accessible volume serves to highlight the potential of environmental history within a European context, in all its complexity, beauty and tragedy. Christopher Smout considerably advances our understanding of the North and West!This informative, stimulating and lucidly-written volume includes some fifty illustrations, all of them eye-catching and apposite!Such a case study of contested Nature, within the physical and cultural context of Northern Britain, could not be more timely nor of more enduring significance. Concise but comprehensive, scientifically informed, and wonderfully written, this is an outstanding history of Britain's changing natural world. -- Donald Worster, Hall Professor of History, University of Kansas The text is wonderfully readable ! stimulating ! makes compelling material for both reading and reflection. T C Smout has written the first comprehensive but accessible history of the politics of the environment in Scotland. What is most striking about this is wonderfully written book is the passion lurking just beneath the well-argued surface!this masterly but accessible volume serves to highlight the potential of environmental history within a European context, in all its complexity, beauty and tragedy. Christopher Smout considerably advances our understanding of the North and West!This informative, stimulating and lucidly-written volume includes some fifty illustrations, all of them eye-catching and apposite!Such a case study of contested Nature, within the physical and cultural context of Northern Britain, could not be more timely nor of more enduring significance. Concise but comprehensive, scientifically informed, and wonderfully written, this is an outstanding history of Britain's changing natural world.


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Biography

T.C. Smout is Historiographer Royal in Scotland.

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