File Name Pearsall1973
Call Number QH 138 L35 P4 1973 c.1
Title The Lake District: A Landscape History
Short Title A Landscape History
Series Title New Naturalist
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Dedication "To all those young people, from industry, universities and sixth forms, who, in 'the inquiring spirit of the old naturalists' have helped in so many ways with the field studies needed to complete this book - help which has included such efforts as carrying a boat up Rossett Gill and Sty Head, and camping in the High Street ridge through a full gale - and particularly to students of the Ullswater and Eskdale Outward Bound Mountain Schools, the Breathy Exploration Group, and the Cadet Wardens of the Lake District National Park."
Imprint St. Jame's Place, London: Collins, 1973. Made and Printed in Great Britain by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd Glasgow.
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Publication Date 1973
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 320, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, chart, maps. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-304) and index.
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The Lake District offers a history of the landscape of the northern part of England, tracing the archaeological and natural development of the area from ten thousand years of postglacial time to the present day. The study was initiated and authored by William Harold Pearsall, but when Pearsall fell ill, he destroyed the manuscript, leaving only his plan and notes behind. Fortunately, Winnifred Pennington completed the project with the assistance of expert contributors, many of them residents of the Lake District. The study covers a range of topics, including the physical geography of the region, its climate, soil and soil history, the imprint of Roman and Viking civilizations, and the environmental effects of more recent human activity. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the area’s landscape, farming history, or conservation, and especially to geographers, botanists, rock climbers, and fell walkers.

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