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Scotland's Landscape By Anna Paterson

Scotland's Landscape

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An exploration of the juxtaposition between cultural attitudes and national policies on the Scottish environment which offers a fascinating contrast between the landscape in imagination and in practical policy.

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Scotland's Landscape: Endangered Icon by Anna Paterson

Love of the native landscape is part of Scottish culture, but the economic demands of a devolved region (and potentially an independent nation) may put greater strains than ever on already damaged natural resources. Scotland's Landscape reviews the role of the landscapes and cityscapes of Scotland in the context of its contemporary culture. It examines environmental issues from many points of view - from the iconic landscapes that are part of the Scottish sense of identity to actual policies formulated by the newly devolved political establishment. The juxtaposition of cultural attitudes and national policies offers a fascinating contrast between the landscape in imagination and in practical policy. Anna Paterson explores the differences between rhetoric and practice, and considers approaches and attitudes to urban and rural development in contemporary Scottish writing. Attention is then focused upon tourism and stewardship of the land, city planning and rural building, small businesses, local authorities, voluntary organisations - seen as forming a network of individuals trying to match their cultural assumptions to economic practicalities. The author asks tough questions about controversial issues. Are the National Park designations a ticket to ride for commercial tourist developments? Should Scotland's forests be used for recreation or timber production? Are cities suffering more from zoning or from poor design? Is there a contradiction between healthy countryside sports and modern sport management? Finally, she asks what might make sustainable development work in Scotland.

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This is very timely, with the new Parliament and a possible crunch-point in Scottish environmental affairs. -- Professor T. C. Smout, Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews This book touches upon an extremely important and inadequately considered issue which is about to have a particular political significance. -- Kevin Dunion This is very timely, with the new Parliament and a possible crunch-point in Scottish environmental affairs. This book touches upon an extremely important and inadequately considered issue which is about to have a particular political significance.

About Anna Paterson


After various degrees in medicine and medical sciences from Lund (Sweden) and London, Dr Anna Paterson has spent most of her professional life as a medical academic in England, The Netherlands and Scotland. She is now a research consultant, a literary translator, and is currently writing her first novel, which is based in a clinical setting.

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GOR004321633
Scotland's Landscape: Endangered Icon by Anna Paterson
Anna Paterson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Edinburgh University Press
2001-10-22
256
0748662723
9780748662722
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