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What did Capability Brown do for Ecology? The legacy for biodiversity, landscapes, and nature conservation By Christine Handley (eds) & Ian D. Rotheram
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This book is based on a major conference with Historic England, Natural England, the Ancient Tree Forum and others which took place in 2016 as part of the celebrations for the tercentenary of... More > Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The event brought together ecologists, landscape historians and archaeologists, land managers and conservationists to look critically at the impact of Brown and his successors on the UK’s landscape. The book addresses the paradigms of these designed landscapes. It considers the issues around the legacy of Brown’s creations and ideas and the repercussions that are still apparent today. It makes for a thought-provoking and rich discussion covering habitat conservation and creation, drainage and the release of alien species. This is the untold story of the ecology of Capability Brown and the landscape school which followed.< Less
The Industrial Legacy & Landscapes of Sheffield and South Yorkshire By Ian D. Rotherham & Christine Handley (eds)
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The chapters in the book reflect some of the breadth of industrial development and its effects that took place in and around Sheffield, South Yorkshire from the eighteenth century onwards. It looks... More > at great landowners and at ordinary townsfolk and the impacts that industrial development had on them and their environment. Containing chapters by Professors Ian Rotherham, David Hey and Melvyn Jones; and Dr Leonie Skelton< Less
The Woodland Heritage Manual By Ian D. Rotherham et al.
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The Woodland Heritage Manual covers all the stages in uncovering the history, archaeology and ecology of local woods. It includes sections on archival research, site surveys and interpreting what has... More > been found set against a backdrop of the different types of woodlands and the uses their products were put to. The manual gives examples from across England.< Less
The Woodland Heritage Manual By Ian D. Rotherham et al.
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The Woodland Heritage Manual covers all the stages in uncovering the history, archaeology and ecology of local woods. It includes sections on archival research, site surveys and interpreting what has... More > been found set against a backdrop of the different types of woodlands and the uses their products were put to. The manual gives examples from across England.< Less
Trees Beyond the Wood By Ian D. Rotherham et al.
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Trees Beyond the Wood was written for a conference organised to celebrate twenty years of work since the first major conference on the theme of ancient trees and woodlands held in Sheffield, UK. It... More > was held almost ten years after the landmark 2003 Working and Walking in the Footsteps of Ghosts event which started to raise issues and challenge assumptions about what is ‘ancient’ or ‘natural’ and what is meant by the terms ‘wood’ or ‘woodland’. Since then on-going work in a range of disciplines across ecology, biology, landscape history, archaeology, forestry and nature conservation has continued the process of research and evaluation across the subject area. The collection of papers by contributors from across Europe reflects this broad range of interests and disciplines.< Less
The End of Tradition By Ian D. Rotherham et al.
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The threats from global cultural change and abandonment of traditional landscape management increased in the last half of the twentieth century and ten years into the twenty-first century show no... More > signs of slowing down. Their impacts on global biodiversity and on people disconnected from their traditional landscapes pose real and serious economic and social problems which need to be addressed now. The End of Tradition conference held in Sheffield, UK, was organised by Ian D. Rotherham and colleagues. It addressed the fundamental issues of whether we can conserve the biodiversity of wonderful and iconic landscapes and reconnect people to their natural environment. And, if we can, how can we do so and make them relevant for the twenty-first century. The book is in two parts: Part 1. A History of Commons and Commons Management and Part 2. Commons: Current Management and Problems.< Less

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