All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  Art

Picturing Animals in Britain 1750-1850

By: Diana Donald
377 pages, B/w and colour illus
Picturing Animals in Britain
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Picturing Animals in Britain ISBN: 9780300126792 Hardback Nov 2007 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £39.99
    #172216
Selected version: £39.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

From fine art paintings by such artists as Stubbs and Landseer to zoological illustrations and popular prints, a vast array of animal images was created in Britain during the century from 1750 to 1850. This highly original book investigates the rich meanings of these visual representations as well as the ways in which animals were actually used and abused. What Diana Donald discovers in this fascinating study is a deep and unresolved ambivalence that lies at the heart of human attitudes toward animals.

The author brings to light dichotomies in human thinking about animals throughout this key period: awestruck with the beauty and spirit of wild animals, people nevertheless desired to capture and tame them; the belief that other species are inferior was firmly held, yet at the same time animals in stories and fables were given human attributes; though laws against animal cruelty were introduced, the overworking of horses and the allure of sport hunting persisted. Animals are central in cultural history, Donald concludes, and compelling questions about them-then and now-remain unanswered.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Diana Donald was formerly Head of Department of History of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of the prize-winning book, The Age of Caricature: Satirical Prints in the Age of George III, published by Yale University Press.
By: Diana Donald
377 pages, B/w and colour illus
Current promotions
Spring PromotionsPelagic PublishingOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife