English Wetlands: Spaces of nature, culture, imagination

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English Wetlands: Spaces of nature, culture, imagination Authors: , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Pages: 175 Illustrations and other contents: 36 Tables, color; 47 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 175 p. 48 illus., 47 illus. in color.; 36 Tables, color; 47 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 175 p. 48 illus., 47 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030413057 Categories: , ,

This book argues that to understand wetlands is to understand human development. Using case studies drawn from three English wetlands, the book moves between empirical research and scholarship to interrogate how these particular ecosystems have played an essential part in the development of our contemporary society; yet inhabit a strange place in our national psyche. Chapters address a range of cultural and environmental wetland concerns. Consideration is given to: the ways in which we have revered, engineered and renaturalised these landscapes throughout history; English wetlands as spaces of beauty, creativity, reflection, rejuvenation and multi-species interactions; accelerating climate change in an age of neoliberalism. The final chapter then is a reflection on our collective lives together alongside other species, exploring what sustainability transitions might mean for human-wetland relationships.

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Author Biography

Mary Gearey PhD is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at the School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK. Andrew Church is Professor of Human Geography and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Brighton, UK. Neil Ravenscroft is Professor and Head of the School of Real Estate and Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University.