A History of the Native Woods of Scotland

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A History of the Native Woods of Scotland Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Edinburgh University Press Pages: 434 Illustrations and other contents: 1 biography, 2 black & white illustrations, 3 colour illustrations, 4 black & white line drawings, 5 colour line drawings, 7 black & white tables, 8 colour tables, 10 halftones, 11 tables, Includes 69 illustrations, in both b/w and colour. ISBN: 9780748612413 Categories: ,

“The first modern history of Scottish woodlands explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland’s first settlement…” The opening chapters describe the early history; further chapters consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the woodland, and the effect of industrialisation. There are case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus and on Skye.

434pp. Hardback. Black and white illustrations, maps.
0748612416

Weight1 kg
An authoritative, readable and attractively illustrated book! it is likely to be a much cited, definitive work for a long time to come. This well-produced book! has been a great pleasure for me to read and, indeed, I wish it had been written years ago so I could have recommended it during my course on Quaternary paleoecology! Every one of the colour plates is appropriate and attractive.!I stress again my admiration of this book." -- James H Dickson An excellent combination of detailed case studies and more general reviews! a particular strength of the book is that it does not deal with these industries in isolation, but shows how the management, felling and regeneration of trees and woodlands was intricately connected with grazing! The careful analysis by the authors of a wide range of sources is exemplary and the results are of great interest and value. Edinburgh University Press should be congratulated for the high production quality, including excellent colour plates, historical photographs, and maps and diagrams. This important book should be required reading for all interested in the economic and environmental history of the woodlands." [Tells] the more fundamental story of trees and woods in our history, in great detail, but always with a firm sense of narrative. It is a tribute not only to the authors' multidisciplinary talents but also to the renaissance of woodland studies north of the border." This book is a superb blend of social history, economic history and environmental history. -- Robert A. Lambert Journal of Scottish Historical Studies An authoritative, readable and attractively illustrated book! it is likely to be a much cited, definitive work for a long time to come. This well-produced book! has been a great pleasure for me to read and, indeed, I wish it had been written years ago so I could have recommended it during my course on Quaternary paleoecology! Every one of the colour plates is appropriate and attractive.!I stress again my admiration of this book." An excellent combination of detailed case studies and more general reviews! a particular strength of the book is that it does not deal with these industries in isolation, but shows how the management, felling and regeneration of trees and woodlands was intricately connected with grazing! The careful analysis by the authors of a wide range of sources is exemplary and the results are of great interest and value. Edinburgh University Press should be congratulated for the high production quality, including excellent colour plates, historical photographs, and maps and diagrams. This important book should be required reading for all interested in the economic and environmental history of the woodlands." [Tells] the more fundamental story of trees and woods in our history, in great detail, but always with a firm sense of narrative. It is a tribute not only to the authors' multidisciplinary talents but also to the renaissance of woodland studies north of the border." This book is a superb blend of social history, economic history and environmental history.

Author Biography

T. C. Smout is Historiographer Royal in Scotland. Alan MacDonald is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Dundee, with a particular interest in the history of early modern Scotland, especially the history of the church and of parliament. Fiona Watson is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Stirling.