Woodlands

Woodlands By Oliver Rackham, Woodlands ISBN Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities Written by one of Britain s best known natura
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  • Author: Oliver Rackham
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  • Woodlands By Oliver Rackham, ISBN 9780007315147Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities Written by one of Britain s best known naturalists, Woodlands offers a fascinating new insight into the trees of the British landscape that have filled us with awe and inspiration throughout the centuries.Looking atISBN 9780007315147Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities Written by one of Britain s best known naturalists, Woodlands offers a fascinating new insight into the trees of the British landscape that have filled us with awe and inspiration throughout the centuries.Looking at such diverse evidence as the woods used in buildings and ships, and how woodland has been portrayed in pictures and photographs, Rackham traces British woodland through the ages, from the evolution of wildwood, through man s effect on the landscape, modern forestry and its legacy, and recent conservation efforts and their effects.In his lively and thoroughly engaging style, Rackham explores woodlands and their history, through names, surveys, mapping and legal documents, archaeology, photographs and works of art, thus offering an utterly compelling insight into British woodlands and how they have come to shape a national obsession.
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    1. Oliver Rackham

      Oliver Rackham OBE FBA 17 October 1939 12 February 2015 was an academic who studied the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and wood pasture, Rackham wrote a number of books, including The History of the Countryside 1986 and one on Hatfield Forest He also studied and published extensively on the ecology of Crete, Greece.In 1998 he was awarded the OBE for services to Nature Conservation In 2006 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Historical Ecology in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.He was a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Keeper of the College Records 2 On 15 October 2007 Rackham was elected Master of Corpus Christi College until 1 October 2008

    1000 thoughts on “Woodlands”

    1. Oh dammit I just finished this I had no idea that after 77% it would be the footnotes etc This fascinating, beautifully written, witty book about British woods has been part of my morning, specifically that little read before coffee while I m enjoying my still warm covers, for about a year now British woods are small worlds with fascinating all kinds of fascinating interlocking ecologies The Quebec woods have all that too, but half an hour north, it gets vast and boreal pretty fast My eldest dau [...]


    2. This is a demanding book for a non scientist like me and the wealth of detail can be a little overwhelming at times Nevertheless, it is written with a great deal of verve and elegance as well The author was clearly a man of wide and deep sympathy and understanding, and this work has deservedly become a classic How extensive were ancient British woodlands What did they look like How did human activities affect them over time such as royal forests for hunting deer, or oak trees for the Royal Navy [...]


    3. I ve only been dipping out of this book for 3 1 2 years and I m finally done I don t think I can bring myself to read any mega tomes from Dr Rackham This was an excellent piece of work, but so so dense Not for the light hearted.


    4. A fascinating book exploring the history and nature of English woodland, and considering the state of woodland in the rest of the year This is a must read for anyone interested in tree and woodland conservation.Many green people look to tree planting as a way forward myself included This book realy made me understand the differences between ancient wood and replanting, and the importance of woodland as a whole environment not just trees Woodlands have evolved alongside people, and our relationsh [...]


    5. I wanted to like this but I wasn t able to finish it.The start of the book was fantastic and I learned lots of interesting facts about trees and woodland However this slowly turned into what I can only describe as the author writing everything here knows about woodland He goes into great detail about specific woods, and tiny details that I and i suspect most people don t care about I wish he d pruned the content a little.I m sure this book would be of great interest if you need to know lots of t [...]


    6. I felt the subject matter was extremely interesting, however upon reading this book I found there were so many factual errors, I gave up reading any past page 268 due to the fact I felt I was simply wasting my time on utter rot for example, in the UK alone tens of thousands of deer are killed by motorists, where did those figures come from


    7. An outstanding piece of work I can see why they chose this for the 100th edition.This isn t something you re going to read casually, it took me several months to finish, but if you have an interest in the subject matter it is extremely comprehensive.



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