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An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950, by Tom Williamson

Label
An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950
Title
An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950
Statement of responsibility
by Tom Williamson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens' accounts and even folk songs) and our wider knowledge of past land use and landscape, with contemporary analyses made by modern natural scientists, in order to model the situation at various times and places in the more remote past. This timely volume encompasses both rural and urban environments from 1650 to the mid-twentieth century, drawing on a wide variety of social, histo
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1955-
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Williamson, Tom
Dewey number
304.20942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Landscapes
  • Ecology
  • England
Label
An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950, by Tom Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Chapter one Setting the scene: The nature of nature; The natural landscape?; Farming regions; Farming and biodiversity; Indigenous, exotic and naturalized; Hunting and 'intermediate exploitation'.; Conclusion; Chapter two Seventeenth-century environments: Woodland and waste; Introduction; Woodland; Heaths and moors; Common pastures; Wetlands; The management of commons; Conclusion; Chapter three Seventeenth-century environments: Farmland; Meadows and pastures; Fields: Woodland and Champion; Hedges and farmland trees
  • Village and farmsteadThe distribution of fauna; Conclusion; Chapter four The social contexts of wildlife, c.1650-1750; The nature of towns; Elite landscapes; Parks, warrens, and decoys; Hunting; Attitudes to wildlife; Conclusion; Chapter five The industrial revolution; Two 'revolutions'?; Industry and wildlife; New habitats: Derelict land and waste tips; New habitats: Canals and railways; The impact of coal use; Conclusion; Chapter six The revolution in agriculture; The character of the 'agricultural revolution'; Reclaiming the 'wastes': Downs, moors and heaths; Wetlands destroyed
  • New fields and hedgesThe pattern of farming; The environment of 'high farming'; Conclusion; Chapter seven New roles for nature; Introduction; The 'great replanting'; Hunting and shooting; Parks and gardens; Nature studied and collected; Conclusion; Chapter eight Wildlife in depression, c.1870-1940; Depression and its consequences; Benign neglect?; Dereliction and abandonment; Great estates: Game preservation and exotic fauna; Landscapes of diversification; Protecting nature; Conclusion; Chapter nine New urban environments, c.1860-1950; Industry and pollution
Control code
ocn870291766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441117571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870291766
Label
An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950, by Tom Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Chapter one Setting the scene: The nature of nature; The natural landscape?; Farming regions; Farming and biodiversity; Indigenous, exotic and naturalized; Hunting and 'intermediate exploitation'.; Conclusion; Chapter two Seventeenth-century environments: Woodland and waste; Introduction; Woodland; Heaths and moors; Common pastures; Wetlands; The management of commons; Conclusion; Chapter three Seventeenth-century environments: Farmland; Meadows and pastures; Fields: Woodland and Champion; Hedges and farmland trees
  • Village and farmsteadThe distribution of fauna; Conclusion; Chapter four The social contexts of wildlife, c.1650-1750; The nature of towns; Elite landscapes; Parks, warrens, and decoys; Hunting; Attitudes to wildlife; Conclusion; Chapter five The industrial revolution; Two 'revolutions'?; Industry and wildlife; New habitats: Derelict land and waste tips; New habitats: Canals and railways; The impact of coal use; Conclusion; Chapter six The revolution in agriculture; The character of the 'agricultural revolution'; Reclaiming the 'wastes': Downs, moors and heaths; Wetlands destroyed
  • New fields and hedgesThe pattern of farming; The environment of 'high farming'; Conclusion; Chapter seven New roles for nature; Introduction; The 'great replanting'; Hunting and shooting; Parks and gardens; Nature studied and collected; Conclusion; Chapter eight Wildlife in depression, c.1870-1940; Depression and its consequences; Benign neglect?; Dereliction and abandonment; Great estates: Game preservation and exotic fauna; Landscapes of diversification; Protecting nature; Conclusion; Chapter nine New urban environments, c.1860-1950; Industry and pollution
Control code
ocn870291766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441117571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870291766

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