History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland 1500-1920

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Edinburgh University Press, Sep 15, 2007 - Nature - 434 pages
The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume 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 the authors' own research, it presents an accessible and readable 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 exploitation, and the effect of industrialization. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1
CHAPTER 2 The extent and character of the woods before 1500
20
CHAPTER 3 The extent and character of the woods 15001920
45
CHAPTER 4 Woodland produce
77
CHAPTER 5 Woodland as pasture and shelter
102
CHAPTER 6 Trading and taking wood before 1800
124
CHAPTER 7 Managing the woods before 1770
157
COLOUR PLATES
178
CHAPTER 10 Woodland management in an industrial economy 18301920 and beyond
258
CHAPTER 11 Rothiemurchus 16501900
290
CHAPTER 12 The Navy Holyrood and Strathcarron in the seventeenth century
319
CHAPTER 13 The Irish and Glenorchy 172140
340
CHAPTER 14 The MacDonald woods on Skye 17201920
364
CHAPTER 15 Conclusion
388
Bibliography
404
Index
422

the pinewoods
192
charcoal and tanbark
225

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