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    DescriptionThis major new text provides an introduction to the interaction of culture and society with the landscape and environment. It offers a broad-based view of this theme by drawing upon the varied traditions of landscape interpretation, from the traditional cultural geography of scholars such as Carl Sauer to the 'new' cultural geography which has emerged in the 1990s. The book comprises three major, interwoven strands. First, fundamental factors such as environmental change and population pressure are addressed in order to sketch the contextual variables of landscapes production. Second, the evolution of the humanised landscape is discussed in terms of processes such as clearing wood, the impact of agriculture, the creation of urban-industrial complexes, and is also treated in historical periods such as the pre-industrial, the modern and the post-modern. From this we can see the cultural and economic signatures of human societies at different times and places. Finally, examples of landscape types are selected in order to illustrate the ways in which landscape both represents and participates in social change. The authors use a wide range of source material, ranging from place-names and pollen diagrams to literature and heritage monuments. Superbly illustrated throughout, it is essential reading for first-year undergraduates studying historical geography, human geography, cultural geography or landscape history.


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    Title
    People, Land and Time
    Subtitle
    An Historical Introduction to the Relations Between Landscape, Culture and Environment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Atkins, By (author) Brian Roberts, By (author) Ian Simmons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340677148
    ISBN 10: 0340677147
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, RNC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    DC22: 304.2
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 304.209
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, SOC002010
    LC classification: GF41 .A85 1998
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JBCC, NHTP, RNC
    Illustrations note
    photographs, diagrams, glossary
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    HODDER EDUCATION
    Publication date
    14 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Atkins, Ian Simmons and Brian Roberts are Professors in the Department of Geography at the University of Durham, UK.
    Review quote
    An impressive breadth of vision, knowledge and abundant enthusiasm for seeking to unravel the complexities of people/environment relations collectively underpin this book. Through its careful organisation, comparative approaches and its lively text and varied illustrations, this book should appeal to undergraduates following introductory and cross-disciplinary courses. Geographical Journal (RGS)
    Table of contents
    Introduction Prehistoric landscapes The origins of agriculture Early Urbanization and environment Resources and population pressure Environmental degradation and collapse of civilizations Clearing the wood Resource Inventories Sustainable resource management Large scale landscape change Fields in the landscape Village settlement Landscape planning The transition from feudalism to capitalism Elite landscapes The evolution and impact of modern economic systems The industrial revolution Modern urban landscapes The impact of agriculture Frontier and wilderness Issues of conservation The future.