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By Tom Williamson

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While few distinct surveys of fauna or plant life exist in England from the interval sooner than the 19th century, it really is attainable to mix the proof of ancient assets (ranging from online game books, diaries, churchwardens' money owed or even folks songs) and our wider wisdom of earlier land use and panorama, with modern analyses made by means of glossy normal scientists, so that it will version the location at quite a few occasions and locations within the extra distant earlier. This well timed quantity encompasses either rural and concrete environments from 1650 to the mid-twentieth century, drawing on a large choice of social, ancient and ecological assets. It examines the effect of social and fiscal organization at the English panorama, biodiversity, the rural revolution, landed estates, the arrival of large-scale and the expansion of cities and suburbs. It additionally develops an unique viewpoint at the complexity and ambiguity of man/animal relationships during this post-medieval period.

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