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A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920
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A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

T.C. Smout and Alan R. MacDonald

Abstract

This modern history of Scottish woodlands explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920. Drawing on work in natural science, geography, and history, as well as on personal research, it presents an account that balances social, economic, and environmental factors. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploit ... More

Keywords: Scottish woodlands, trees, Scotland, pine woods, oakwoods, industrialisation, Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, Skye

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780748612413
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T.C. Smout, author

Alan R. MacDonald, author