People and Woods in Scotland

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People and Woods in Scotland Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Edinburgh University Press Pages: 288 Illustrations and other contents: 89 black & white illustrations, 89 black and white illustrations ISBN: 9780748617012 Categories: ,

Edinburgh U.P. 2003. 244pp, colour and b & w photos and other illustrations. A history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland, and of the people who used them, from the melting of the ice-sheet about 11,500 years ago. Specialists on each topic contribute their own chapters, and the whole is introduced by the editor. Paperback. Reprinted 2005
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Weight0.85 kg
Beautifully illustrated with photographs, prints, sketches and maps, and clearly written, this is a fascinating historical introduction to the complex association between people and woods in Scotland. Scottish Economic and Social History A detailed, richly-illustrated exploration of the varied ways in which people have interacted with woodlands in Scotland...an enjoyable and seamless read, from which both specialists and general readers will profit. Landscape History The writing is lively and uniform! well illustrated! highly recommended Choice This is a milestone book, with a very readable summary in non-technical language of what we know about the history of woods and their relationship with people since the last ice age, 10,000 years ago ! This is a great book for people who share a fascination with woodlands and how they came to be like they are. Everyone who is interested in Scotland's woodlands should read it. Reforesting Scotland This is an attractive publication with a nice cover design, and inside the eye is drawn immediately to some excellent colour plates. In addition there are also no less than 89 black and white plates and 17 figures .. .naturalists with an interest in environmental history will find it a worthwhile addition to their library BSS News Beautifully illustrated with photographs, prints, sketches and maps, and clearly written, this is a fascinating historical introduction to the complex association between people and woods in Scotland. A detailed, richly-illustrated exploration of the varied ways in which people have interacted with woodlands in Scotland...an enjoyable and seamless read, from which both specialists and general readers will profit. The writing is lively and uniform! well illustrated! highly recommended This is a milestone book, with a very readable summary in non-technical language of what we know about the history of woods and their relationship with people since the last ice age, 10,000 years ago ! This is a great book for people who share a fascination with woodlands and how they came to be like they are. Everyone who is interested in Scotland's woodlands should read it. This is an attractive publication with a nice cover design, and inside the eye is drawn immediately to some excellent colour plates. In addition there are also no less than 89 black and white plates and 17 figures .. .naturalists with an interest in environmental history will find it a worthwhile addition to their library

Author Biography

T. C. Smout is Historiographer Royal in Scotland.