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The Resource Tentsmuir : ten thousand years of environmental history, Robert M. M. Crawford

Tentsmuir : ten thousand years of environmental history, Robert M. M. Crawford

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Tentsmuir : ten thousand years of environmental history
Title
Tentsmuir
Title remainder
ten thousand years of environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. M. Crawford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tentsmuir has been a scene of human activity for over 10,000 years. It witnessed one of the earliest known occurrences in Scotland of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and has supported human activities throughout the Neolithic and Iron Age. In medieval times it was a home for the Norman nobility, and then a royal hunting forest with highly-valued fishing rights for Scottish Kings. Tentsmuir is prone to flooding in winter due to the front line of dunes blocking drainage to the sea. It provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, as well as resident and migrating birds, and other animals, including outstanding populations of butterflies and moths. Consequently, this led to the creation in 1954 of a National Nature Reserve at the north-eastern end of the Tentsmuir Peninsula. Initially, an active period of coastal accretion more than trebled the size of the reserve. Now, however, Tentsmuir is eroding in places. The probability of rising sea levels and increasing exposure to storms may cause a level of destruction such that the physical existence and biological future of Tentsmuir cannot be guaranteed. This book is an attempt to record how even within a limited geographical area, such as this peninsula on the east coast of Scotland, plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to environmental change. Frequently, it is difficult to decide whether or not these changes should be resisted, encouraged, or ignored. Examples are provided of instances where human intervention to counteract change has resulted in negative as well as positive consequences for biodiversity
Cataloging source
YDX
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Crawford, R. M. M.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Kultur
  • Natur
  • Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve
Label
Tentsmuir : ten thousand years of environmental history, Robert M. M. Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1082970322
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781789691245
Lccn
2019393426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1082970322
Label
Tentsmuir : ten thousand years of environmental history, Robert M. M. Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1082970322
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781789691245
Lccn
2019393426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1082970322

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