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Author Winter, James H., 1925-
Title Secure from rash assault : sustaining the Victorian environment / James Winter.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1999]

Author Winter, James H., 1925-
Subject Human ecology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 342 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-332) and index.
Contents 1. Innovation and Continuity -- 2. The Cultural Landscape -- 3. Lowland Fields -- 4. Upland Moors -- 5. Woods and Trees -- 6. Cutting New Channels -- 7. Holes -- 8. Heaps -- 9. The City in the Country -- 10. Greening the City -- 11. The Environment of Leisure -- 12. The Hungry Ocean.
Summary "In 1844 William Wordsworth, his beloved Lake District threatened by the invasion of a railroad, was moved to ask, "Is then no nook of English ground secure / From rash assault?" Nineteenth-century Britain led the world in technological innovation and urbanization, and unprecedented population growth contributed as well to the "assault" on Victorian countrysides. Yet James Winter finds that, despite revolutionary changes that easily could have resulted in long-term, widespread ecological damage, the British environment was by and large spared such a fate." "Winter's illumination of Victorian attitudes toward the exploitation of natural resources offers a valuable preamble to ongoing discussions of human intervention in the environment."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520927209 (electronic bk.)
0520927206 (electronic bk.)
0585079463 (electronic bk.)
9780585079462 (electronic bk.)
9780520216099 (alk. paper)
0520216091 (alk. paper)
0520216091 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 44961960
Additional Format Print version: Winter, James H., 1925- Secure from rash assault. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999 0520216091 (DLC) 98043970 (OCoLC)39981588

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