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A history of the native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

T. C. Smout

A history of the native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forests and forestry -- Scotland -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementT.C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald and Fiona Watson.
    ContributionsMacDonald, Alan R., 1969-, Watson, Fiona J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSD183 .S66 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 434 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages434
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16860257M
    ISBN 100748632948
    ISBN 109780748632947
    LC Control Number2008371521

    Thus as a study of a region I know well, I found this an absorbing, shocking and inspiring book. It is a tribute not only to the authors' multidisciplinary talents but also to the renaissance of woodland studies north of the border. Various populations of rare fern exist, although the impact of 19th century collectors threatened the existence of several species. Scotland; From Prehistory to the Present. At the Synod of Whitby AD the king of Northumbria, after listening to the advocates of the rival rites, decided in favor of the Roman rites.

    BFI, Walker, Marshall. Press, The English responded a stick and a carrot. Ferguson, William. Recensioner i media An authoritative, readable and attractively illustrated book!

    Nature enthusiasts and walking clubs erected huts in the woodlands and established a network of marked walking paths. In northwestern and central Europe, rural protests only abated gradually from the midth century, while such protests remained a frequent occurrence in the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean region for longer. The edges of these clearings had a far greater diversity of tree species than the dark coniferous forests and Douglas fir forests of the 19th century. The Scottish Enlightenment: An Anthologyprimary sources. Not only half-timbered houses and many rural buildings like barns and sheds consisted mainly of wood.


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A history of the native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 by T. C. Smout Download PDF Ebook

The careful analysis by the authors of a wide range of sources is exemplary and the results are of great interest and value. This characteristic determined in a profound way the manner in which humans treated woodland resources. This is demonstrated by the fact that these new institutions were usually under the direct supervision of the ministry of finance.

The number of islands with terrestrial vegetation is nearlyabout of them lying off the west 1500-1920 book. Mary Queen of Scots. Reformation to Union Dawson, Jane. The 1500-1920 book is generally typical of the north west European part of the Palearctic ecozone and prominent features of the Scottish flora include boreal Caledonian forest much reduced from its natural extentheather moorland and coastal machair.

Scotland: The Story of a Nation. The unequal concentration of land ownership remained an emotional subject, of enormous importance to the vexed question of the Highland economy, and eventually became a cornerstone of liberal radicalism. Another carrot was the promise of money to refund Scottish losses on the ill-fated Darien scheme of building a colony in Central America.

General chapters deal with the state of Britain's various habitats, legal matters and conservation action for the future. In these regions, forestry policy was restricted by political considerations and opposition, but French and Italian foresters were no less in thrall to the ideal of high forest than their German counterparts.

Dictionary of Scottish History. Women in Scotland, c. Woodlands were increasingly signposted and furnished: At vantage points, railings were erected to prevent walkers from falling over the edge; benches provided an opportunity to rest and have picnics; signposts showed the way and provided information about distances and attractions.

In addition to differences in growing conditions, and the different political, economic and socio-cultural development of the various regions of Europe, there is a further time-related problem in relation to woodlands. In many Mediterranean countries and in eastern Europe, the strong connection between agriculture and forestry existed for considerably longer.

Those who did not have the necessary financial means often had no other choice than to help themselves illegally. Without the potash produced as a by-product of burning, it was not possible to wash, bleach or dye textiles, to make soap, or to melt glass.

Bibliography Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Smout is Historiographer Royal in Scotland. This development in the area of forestry was closely intertwined with the process of state formation throughout Europe. The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment12 essays by scholars, esp.

Natural history of Scotland

In 19th century Britain, the Scottish Enlightenment, as popularized by Dugald Stewart, became the basis of classical liberalism. Scotland: A Concise History 2nd ed. The public debate continued beyond the s by which time steam and then A history of the native woodlands of Scotland engines multiplied the trawl damage caused previously under sail.

It was the most important form of fuel, without which it was impossible to cook, bake bread or fire pottery. From the 18th century, woodlands were increasingly surveyed and mapped, tree stocks were statistically documented, and further measures were planned.Contact us.

School of History University of St Andrews St Katharine’s Lodge The Scores St Andrews KY16 9BA. Phone: +44 (0) 46 A history of the native woodlands of Scotland [email protected] This chapter discusses the extent and character of the Scottish woods from – InParliament declared that the wood of Scotland is ‘utterly destroyed’, probably reflecting at least the king's vexation in not being able to get his hands on the supplies he needed for his castles and ships.

The tone of legislation in the next two centuries was consistently anxiety-ridden. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialization.

A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, Brand: T C Smout.The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, pdf highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first .The flora of Scotland is an assemblage of native plant species including over 1, vascular plants, more than 1, lichens and nearly 1, galisend.com total number of vascular species is low by world standard but lichens and bryophytes are abundant and the latter form a population of global importance.A History ebook the Native Woodlands of Scotland, – By T.

C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald, and Fiona Watson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, xiv + pp. ISBN