Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History

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John Wilson Foster, Helena C. G. Chesney
Dufour Editions, 1997 - Nature - 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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