Nature Conservation in Britain

By: Stamp, Sir Dudley

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Second edition, octavo, pp xiv, 273, extremely clean internally, green cloth in very good condition. The dustwrapper is price-clipped by the publisher with new stickered price label attached; it is film covered by the publisher, there is some fading and browning to the spine. [ Nature Conservation in Britain covers the whole history of the conservancy movement and discusses the problems of managing conservation areas and the conflict between technological progress and the maintenance of wild life and wilderness. To promote the conservation of nature and natural resources has been one of the principal aims behind the New Naturalist Library; this volume thus occupies a central position in the series. It was completed shortly before his death by Sir Dudley Stamp, who was both a member of the editorial board from the beginning and a world authority on the use and abuse of land. He first discusses problems peculiar to Britain: a small country with a wide variety of habitats, a large population, an ever-growing demand for land and rapidly changing conditions. He then traces the whole history of the conservancy movement and discusses the problems of managing conservation areas and the conflict between technological progress - in agriculture, forestry, water-mining, industry, housing and land-planning - and the maintenance of wild life and wilderness. This is followed by lists of all National Parks, reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty in Britain today, private or state managed and an analysis of work in progress, unsolved problems and future aims.]

Title: Nature Conservation in Britain

Author Name: Stamp, Sir Dudley

Categories: Natural History, Conservation, New Naturalist,

Edition: Second edition

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

ISBN Number: 0002131528

ISBN Number 13: 9780002131520

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Slightly faded.

Seller ID: 014388

Keywords: habitats.conservancy.land.farming.wild life.foestry.wetlands.wilfowl.