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An Environmental History of Twentieth-century Britain

An Environmental History of Twentieth-century Britain (Hardback)

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Environmental history - the history of the relationship between people and the natural world - is a dynamic and increasingly important field. In An Environmental History of Twentieth-Century Britain, John Sheail breaks new ground in illustrating how some of the most pressing concerns came to be recognised, and a response made. Much use is made of archival sources in tracing a number of key issues, including: * management of change by central and local government * the manner in which natural processes were incorporated in projects to protect personal and public health, and ultimately environmental health * new beginnings in forestry * the emergence of a third force alongside farming and forestry in the countryside * management of a transport revolution, and mitigation of environmental hazards Such instances of policy-making are reviewed within the wider context of a growing awareness, both on the part of government and business, of the role of environmental issues in the creation of wealth and social well-being for us all. An Environmental History of Twentieth-Century Britain is essential reading for all those concerned with these issues.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentScience & MathematicsRegional & area planning Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 11/03/2002 ISBN-13: 9780333949801  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JOHN SHEAIL is a Senior Principal Scientific Officer in the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council), and Deputy Head of its Research Site at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire. He is also external Professor of Geography at the University of Loughborough.

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