Yorkshire Landscapes Past and Present

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Edited by Margaret Atherden and Tim Milsom.
PLACE 2008.  ISBN: 987-0-9553424-0-0
87pp. 8 colour plates, 30 black/white illustrations
Price £10.00

This book brings together research on the history of the Yorkshire landscape and its present/future management and conservation.  Robin Butlin describes maps and other images of North Yorkshire from 1600 to 2000.  George Peterken applies the concept of habitat networks to forest restoration and management in the North York Moors and Howardian Hills.  Ian Dormor analyses the history of woodland in the Yorkshire Dales.  Stephen Moorhouse takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding historic landscapes.  Robert Wright considers the granges and estates of Kirkstall Abbey.  Jane Wheeler discusses the environmental impacts of iron-working in Bilsdale.  Andy Howard and colleagues summarise recent work on the geomorphology and archaeological landscape of the Vale of York.  Wish Mitchell and colleagues discuss the landscape evolution of the Swale and Ure Washlands.

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