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Traces historical perceptions and woodland management practices, explores the rise of scientific forestry methods, discusses in depth the organizational culture of the Forestry Commission, and considers the claim that present-day forestry has become a postmodern phenomenon.
1. Introduction: Reflections on Nature, Society, and Geography; 2. The Dawn of Scientific Forestry; 3. The Birth of a New Tradition; 4. Co-emergent Spaces: From Wastelands to Plantation Forests; 5. Moments of Crisis I: Upheavals in the Scottish Uplands; 6. Moments of Crisis II: The Ancient Woodland Debate; 7. Nature Conservation, Landscape Design, and Recreation: Voices From Within the Forestry Commission; 8. The Forestry Commission's Reflective Turn; 9. The Dawn of Postmodern Forestry; Conclusion; Bibliography
This volume is a useful addition to the literature, and it will undoubtedly be used by academic researchers in the field of forest history. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management