An Environmental History of Twentieth-Century Britain

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Environmental history has grown apace since 1970. The book breaks new ground in illustrating how some of the most pressing concerns came to be recognized, and a response made. Policymaking is reviewed within the wider context of a growing awareness on the part of government and business of the role of environmental issues in wealth creation and social wellbeing.
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Overview

Environmental history has grown apace since 1970. The book breaks new ground in illustrating how some of the most pressing concerns came to be recognized, and a response made. Policymaking is reviewed within the wider context of a growing awareness on the part of government and business of the role of environmental issues in wealth creation and social wellbeing.
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Exploring the growth of governmental recognition of environmental dangers and policy responses to it, Sheail (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council, UK) takes a thematic approach to the growth of environmental initiatives in local and national British government. Introducing the topic with a discussion of management issues in general, he moves on to discussions of sanitation efforts in communities, initiatives in forestry, the impact of the urban middle class in the politics of the countryside, environmental conservation initiatives, responses to transport pollution, and responses to environmental hazards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333949801
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

John Sheail is Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Histories of Their Time 1
2 The Management of Change 12
3 Nature Incorporated 46
4 New Beginnings in Forestry 82
5 A Third Force 103
6 Environmental Conservation 146
7 Transport and the Environment 177
8 Environmental Hazards 218
9 The Century of the Environment 257
Bibliography 283
Index 301
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