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T. C. Smout

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635139

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.001.0001

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History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation*

History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation*

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(p.199) CHAPTER 12 History, Nature and Culture in British Nature Conservation*
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Exploring Environmental History
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T. C. Smout

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0012

This chapter examines what actually happens in British conservation policy to determine how it uses, or fails to use, history, and how its confused attitude to history arises from a particular scientific view of the relationship between nature and humankind. It proposes that future nature has to arrive from acknowledgement of past culture.

Keywords:   environmental conservation, nature, British conservation policy

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