File Name Berry1980
Call Number HC 257 L32 B47 1980 c.1
Title The Lake District: A Century of Conservation
Short Title The Lake District: A Century of Conservation
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Title Page Quotation [After Publication page, on the page before Contents:] Is then no nook of English ground secure From rash assault? Schemes of retirement sown In youth, and 'mid the busy world kept pure As when their earliest flowers of hope were blown, Must perish; - how can they this blight endure? And must he too the ruthless change bemoan Who scorns a false utilitarian lure 'Mid his paternal fields at random thrown? Baffle the thread, bright scene, from Orrest-head Given to the pausing traveller's rapturous glance: Plead for thy peace, though beautiful romance Of nature: and, if human hearts be dead, Speak, passing winds; ye torrents, with your strong And constant voice, protest against the wrong. William Wordsworth "Sonnet on the Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway 1844"
Dedication "For Freda Best wishes [signature -- looks like "Geoffrey Berry"] Geoffrey Beard 14 May 1980" [handwritten in ink]
Imprint Edinburgh: John Bartholomew & Son Limited, 1980.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1980
Volumes 1
Pages 59
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography xii, 59 p., [72] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.; none
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Bibliographic Notes xii, 59 p., [72] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Berry and Beard’s The Lake District: A Century of Conservation outlines the history of environmental activism in the Lake District, including the founding of the Lake District Footpaths Preservation Society, the Lake District Defence Society, the Comments, Open Spaces, and Footpaths Preservation Society, and the National Park Authority. Written by members of the Friends of the Lake District and drawing on resources of the Friends of the Lake District archives, A Century of Conservation makes its protectionist aims clear, counting the Lake District a national and natural treasure with a long geological history. The authors reflect on the region’s natural and industrial character, and outline the reactions of locals and visitors to the effects of the railroad, tourism, and urban development. Dozens of black-and-white photographs accompany the text. Some feature the picturesque views so often associated with the Lake District, but others show scenes of industry and agriculture, and still others depict the pollution and degradation of the land. The SFU LDC holds an excellent copy of this work. The title page bears a handwritten dedication from the author (“For Freda / Best wishes / Geoffrey Beard / 14 May1980”) but the pages are otherwise unmarked. The binding is lavender cloth, and the book is wrapped in a laminated paper jacket.

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