Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History

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John Wilson Foster, Helena C. G. Chesney
Lilliput Press, 1997 - History - 658 pages
This collection of essays covers every aspect of Ireland's environment: geography; geology; nature in Irish thought and expression; arboriculture; religion in nature; cartography; history of botany; environmentalism and exploitation; mammalogy; entomology; ornithology; evolution theory; history of shooting, fishing, hunting, coursing and hawking; Victorian naturalists, wildlife in literature; the Clare Island survey; icthyology; Irish figures in biological and geological expeditions; the literature of natural history; and popular science. The book contains contributions by naturalists and science writers, including John Feehan, Sean Lysaght, Christopher Moriarty, Patrick Wyse Jackson, David Cabot, Brendan McWilliams, Eoin Neeson, Donal Synnott and Paul Hackney.

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Contents

THE HERITAGE OF THE ROCKS
3
ENCOUNTERING TRADITIONS
23
THE EARLY NATURALISTS
71
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JOHN WILSON FOSTER, the senior editor, is a native of Belfast. He is professor of English at the University of British Colombia, Canada. His books include Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction (1974), Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival (1987), Colonial Consequences: Essays in Irish Literature and Culture (1991), The Achievement of Seamus Heaney (1995), and The Titanic Complex (1997). HELENA C.G. CHESNEY, the associate editor, is a malacologist specialising in the study of bivalve molluscs. She is Keeper of Zoology at the Ulster Museum, Belfast

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