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Author Smout, T. C. (T. Christopher)
Title A history of the native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 / T.C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald and Fiona Watson.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

Author Smout, T. C. (T. Christopher)
Subject Forests and forestry -- Scotland -- History.
Alt Name MacDonald, Alan R., 1969-
Watson, Fiona J.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-421) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary The first modern history of Scottish woodlands 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 pinewoods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialisation. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus and on Skye.
Contents COVER; COPYRIGHT; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of black and white maps; List of black and white figures; List of colour plates; List of tables; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; CHAPTER 2 The extent and character of the woods before 1500; CHAPTER 3 The extent and character of the woods, 1500-1920; CHAPTER 4 Woodland produce; CHAPTER 5 Woodland as pasture and shelter; CHAPTER 6 Trading and taking wood before 1800; CHAPTER 7 Managing the woods before 1770; COLOUR PLATES; CHAPTER 8 Outsiders and the woods I: the pinewoods; CHAPTER 9 Outsiders and the woods II: charcoal and tanbark
CHAPTER 10 Woodland management in an industrial economy, 1830-1920 and beyondCHAPTER 11 Rothiemurchus, 1650-1900; CHAPTER 12 The Navy, Holyrood and Strathcarron in the seventeenth century; CHAPTER 13 The Irish and Glenorchy, 1721-40; CHAPTER 14 The MacDonald woods on Skye, 1720-1920; CHAPTER 15 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
ISBN 9781435643529 (electronic bk.)
1435643526 (electronic bk.)
0748632948 (Paper)
OCLC # 241070444
Additional Format Print version: Smout, T.C. (T. Christopher). History of the native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2008371521.

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