By Tom Williamson
While few distinct surveys of fauna or plants exist in England from the interval prior to the 19th century, it truly is attainable to mix the facts of ancient resources (ranging from video game books, diaries, churchwardens' bills or even folks songs) and our wider wisdom of earlier land use and panorama, with modern analyses made by means of smooth common scientists, with the intention to version the location at quite a few occasions and areas within the extra distant prior. This well timed quantity encompasses either rural and concrete environments from 1650 to the mid-twentieth century, drawing on a wide selection of social, old and ecological assets. It examines the effect of social and financial employer at the English panorama, biodiversity, the rural revolution, landed estates, the arriving of large-scale and the expansion of cities and suburbs. It additionally develops an unique point of view at the complexity and ambiguity of man/animal relationships during this post-medieval period.
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An Environmental History of Wildlife in England 1650 - 1950 by Tom Williamson