By T. C. Smout
The 1st glossy heritage of Scottish woodlands, this hugely illustrated quantity explores the altering dating among timber and other people from the time of Scotland's first cost, targeting the interval 1500 to 1920. Drawing on paintings in ordinary technological know-how, geography and background, in addition to at the authors' personal examine, it provides an available and readable account that balances social, monetary and environmental components. starting chapters describe the early background of the woodlands. The booklet is then divided into chapters that think of conventional makes use of and administration, the effect of outsiders at the pine woods and the oakwoods within the first part of exploitation, and the influence of industrialization. Separate chapters are dedicated to case reviews of administration at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye. (10/1/05)
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Additional resources for A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920
Bunce and J. N. R. Jeffers (eds), Native Pinewoods of Scotland (Cambridge, 1977), p. 61; N. G. Bayfield and J. W. H. Conroy (eds), Cairngorms Assets Review (Cairngorm Partnership, 1995), section 21, ‘Historic Aspects’. 29 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 30 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 T HE NATIVE WOODLANDS OF S COTLAND, 1500–1920 trees, to judge from the post-holes remaining. 27 Whatever the causes, thinning woodland cover is indicated by palynological study in many places in the birch–hazel–oak zones around the Highland periphery.
18–22; R. Tipping, ‘The form and fate of Scottish woodlands’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 124 (1994), pp. 1–54; R. Tipping, ‘Living in the past: woods and people in prehistory to 1000 bc’, in T. C. ), People and Woods in Scotland: a History (Edinburgh, 2003), pp. 14–39. Tipping’s work has been particularly drawn on in the pages that follow. 25 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 26 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 T HE NATIVE WOODLANDS OF S COTLAND, 1500–1920 now under the sea, that had survived the final glaciation, or perhaps from Ireland.
It is the circumstances under which this fine line is crossed or avoided, and more generally the impacts of management and the causes of their introduction and abandonment, which are the special foci of this book. 1 The story is based partly on the positioning of ‘Caledonia Silva’ in Ptolemy’s second-century ad geographical account, available on printed maps in western Europe from 1475, though it occupies variable space: Waldseemüller’s edition of 1513 has it in less than half the area of Blaeu’s Atlas of 1654 (see Fig.