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By Tom Williamson

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While few specified surveys of fauna or vegetation exist in England from the interval ahead of the 19th century, it really is attainable to mix the proof of historic assets (ranging from online game books, diaries, churchwardens' bills or even folks songs) and our wider wisdom of earlier land use and panorama, with modern analyses made via smooth average scientists, as a way to version the location at quite a few instances and locations within the extra distant previous. This well timed quantity encompasses either rural and concrete environments from 1650 to the mid-twentieth century, drawing on a large choice of social, historic and ecological assets. It examines the impression of social and monetary company at the English panorama, biodiversity, the rural revolution, landed estates, the arrival of large-scale and the expansion of cities and suburbs. It additionally develops an unique viewpoint at the complexity and ambiguity of man/animal relationships during this post-medieval period.

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