Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800

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Penguin UK, Sep 26, 1991 - Science - 432 pages
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An account of the changing attitudes in people towards nature and the environment between 1500-1800, and comparing and contrasting this with our present attitude towards it.
  

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Excellent book. My research took me to one chapter only in any detail but Keith Thomas is a very well respected historian so for early modern history, he should be among your top ten. Read full review

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As someone interested in animal welfare issues I think this is the best book I have ever read. Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
IHUMAN ASCENDANCY
IINATURAL HISTORY AND VULGAR ERRORS
IIIMEN AND ANIMALS
IVCOMPASSION FOR THE BRUTE CREATION
VTREES AND FLOWERS
VITHE HUMAN DILEMMA
ABBREVIATIONS
NOTES
SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was formerly President of Corpus Christi College and, before that, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of St John's College. RELIGION AND DECLINE OF MAGIC, his first book, won one of the two Wolfson Literary Awards for History in 1972. He was knighted in 1988 for services to the study of history.

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