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Scottish woodland history

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Published by Scottish Cultural Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English



  • Scotland


  • Forests and forestry -- Scotland -- History.,
  • Trees -- Scotland -- History.,
  • Forest plants -- Scotland -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by T.C. Smout.
ContributionsSmout, T. C., University of St. Andrews. Institute for Environmental History.
LC ClassificationsSD183 .S36 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL738636M
ISBN 101898218536
LC Control Number97129889

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This authoritative, entertaining, and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in an easily accessible A-to-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history, and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary. And for those seeking a wider British perspective on woodland history scholarship, as England has Oliver Rackham (the woodland ecologist turned historian), so Scotland has Chris Smout (the historian turned woodland ecologist). As its heart, this book is a superb blend of social history, economic history and environmental history. The book is Author: Robert A. Lamberte.   A week ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Scottish Woodland History Conference, put on by the Native Woodland Discussion Group and held at the Scottish Natural Heritage Battleby Conference Center, by Perth.. I had learned about the conference while reading through a book by T.C. Smout – Scottish Woodland History.. Smout, among many other . This account of Scottish woodland history resulted from a 1-day conference on the subject held in April by the Institute for Environmental History, University of St. Andrews, and held at the Scottish Natural Heritage Countryside Centre, Battleby, Perthshire, and attended by people. Six of the 15 chapters developed from papers given on that day, 7 are invited contributions .

This book is a collection of essays/articles on the history of the Scottish environment, pertaining to trees, and it's really interesting. The book presents trees almost like people or human societies, with their constant migrations, declines, and surprising interactions with each other.5/5(2). 'The book is a useful introduction to, and overview of, Scottish native woodland. The text is easy to read and will be generally accessible to the non-specialist, with a reasonable number of coloured plates and black-and-white photographs to illustrate the text.'. Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulations. Scottish Government website. About Scottish Forestry. Apply for a grant. Apply for felling permission. New report reveals Scotland has more native woodland than was thought. A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, –, however, amounts to so much more than the sum of its preceding parts. The book contains thirteen chapters, ranging from woodland produce to the industrial economy, Each chapter can be read in isolation but they each also form an.