Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Author: Michael D. J. Bintley,Michael G. Shapland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191502170

Category: History

Page: 272

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Trees were of fundamental importance in Anglo-Saxon society. Anglo-Saxons dwelt in timber houses, relied on woodland as an economic resource, and created a material culture of wood which was at least as meaningfully-imbued, and vastly more prevalent, than the sculpture and metalwork with which we associate them today. Trees held a central place in Anglo-Saxon belief systems, which carried into the Christian period, not least in the figure of the cross itself. Despite this, the transience of trees and timber in comparison to metal and stone has meant that the subject has received comparatively little attention from scholars. Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World constitutes the very first collection of essays written about the role of trees in early medieval England, bringing together established specialists and new voices to present an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relationship between the early English and their woodlands. The woodlands of England were not only deeply rooted in every aspect of Anglo-Saxon material culture, as a source of heat and light, food and drink, wood and timber for the construction of tools, weapons, and materials, but also in their spiritual life, symbolic vocabulary, and sense of connection to their beliefs and heritage. These essays do not merely focus on practicalities, such as carpentry techniques and the extent of woodland coverage, but rather explore the place of trees and timber in the intellectual lives of the early medieval inhabitants of England, using evidence from archaeology, place-names, landscapes, and written sources.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Author: Thomas Stewart Traill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum

Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management, and Uses in the Arts, in Useful and Ornamental Plantations, and in Landscape Gardening; Preceded by a Historical and Geographical Outline of the Trees and Shrubs of Temperate Climates Throughout the World

Author: John Claudius Loudon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

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Forest Policies and Social Change in England

Author: Sylvie Nail

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 329

View: 7950

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Forestry has been witness to some dramatic changes in recent years, with several Western countries now moving away from the traditional model of regarding forests merely as sources of wood. Rather these countries are increasingly recognizing their forests as multi-purpose resources with roles which go far beyond simple economics. In this innovative book, Sylvie Nail uses England as a case study to explore the relationships between forests, society and public perceptions, raising important questions about forest policy and management both now and in the future. Adopting a sociological approach to forest policy and management, the book discusses the current validity of the two principles underlying forestry since the Middle Ages: first, that forestry should only exist when no better use of the land can be made, and second, that forestry itself should be profitable. The author stresses how values and perceptions shape policies, and conversely how policies can modify perceptions, and also how policies can fail if they do not take perceptions into account. She concludes that many of the issues facing English forestry in the 21st century – from leisure, health and amenity provision, through education and rural as well as urban regeneration, to biodiversity conservation – go well beyond both national borders and the scope of forestry. Indeed forestry in the 21st century seems to be less about planting and managing trees than about being a vector and a mirror of social change. This novel synthesis provides a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers from all areas of natural resource studies, including those interested in social history, socio-economics, cultural geography and environmental psychology, as well as those studying landscape ecology, environmental history, policy analysis and natural resource management.

The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Henry John Elwes,Augustine Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108069339

Category: History

Page: 334

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This well-illustrated seven-volume work (1906-13) covers the varieties, distribution, history and cultivation of tree species in the British Isles.

Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Author: Day Otis Kellogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Fruitless Trees

Portuguese Conservation and Brazil's Colonial Timber

Author: Shawn William Miller

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804733960

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 1655

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By and large, Brazil's forests were not simply harvested by the Portugese colonists, but rather annihilated, and relatively little was extracted for the benefit of Brazilians, a tragedy perhaps worse than deforestation alone. Fruitless Trees aims to make sense of what at first glance appears to be the senseless destruction of Brazil's incomparable timber as a result of Portuguese colonial policies.

British Timber Trees

A Practical Treatise on the Raising, Management, and Value of British Timber

Author: John Blenkarn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 275

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British Husbandry

Exhibiting the Farming Practice in Various Parts of the United Kingdom. Comprising reports of select farms; outlines of Flemish husbandry; useful and ornamental planting; road-making; cottage economy. 3

Author: John French Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 560

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British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 3047

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Issues in Forestry Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464966362

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 507

View: 7157

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Issues in Forestry Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Forestry Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Forestry Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Forestry Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Forestry Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.