Nature in Ireland

The scientific essays in Nature in Ireland translate science back into the language of natural history and are for ' lay ' as well as professional readers , while the other essays attempt culturally to rehabilitate natural history .

Author: John Wilson Foster

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773518177

Category: History

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How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change? These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the environmental threats of the late twentieth century.

Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Despite its reputation as a place of natural beauty, Ireland was no exception. ... environmental lobby, Ireland is now exceptionally bereft of wildlife.22 * Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History was published in 1997.

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland

ISBN: 9781789620320

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 240

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The environmental humanities are one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding areas of interdisciplinary study, and this collection of essays is a pioneering attempt to apply these approaches to the study of nineteenth-century Ireland. By bringing together historians, geographers and literary scholars, new insights are offered into familiar subjects and unfamiliar subjects are brought out into the light. Essays re-considering O'Connellism, Lord Palmerston and Isaac Butt rub shoulders with examinations of agricultural improvement, Dublin's animal geographies and Ireland's healing places. Literary writers like Emily Lawless and Seumas O'Sullivan are looked at anew, encouraging us to re-think Darwinian influences in Ireland and the history of the Irish literary revival, and transnational perspectives are brought to bear on Ireland's national park history and the dynamics of Irish natural history. Much modern Irish history is concerned with access to natural resources, whether this reflects the catastrophic effect of the Great Famine or the conflicts associated with agrarian politics, but historical and literary analyses are rarely framed explicitly in these terms. The collection responds to the 'material turn' in the humanities and contemporary concern about the environment by re-imagining Ireland's nineteenth century in fresh and original ways.

Bulletin Geological Survey of Ireland

Nature , London . 112 , 390 . 484 . Memoir and map of localities of minerals of economic importance . Geology for Canadian students . Review of Coleman , A . P . and and metalliferous mines in Ireland . Memoirs of the Geological Parks ...

Author: Geological Survey of Ireland

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ISBN: PSU:000012658954

Category: Geology

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Observations on the Climate of Ireland and Researches Concerning Its Nature from Very Early Periods to the Present Time

This latter character certainly answers to the general reputation of Ireland , in respect to the mildness of its climate ... for the temperate nature of its air ; and we have grounds to believe , that , thencoforward to the present day ...

Author: William Patterson

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069115891

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 326

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Political Thought in Ireland 1776 1798

Blackstone had declared 'The original and true ground of this superiority' to be 'the right of conquest: a right allowed by the law of nations, if not by that of nature'. He argued that although Ireland was a 'distinct kingdom' with a ...

Author: Stephen Small

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191514548

Category: History

Page: 320

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This is the first comprehensive analysis of late eighteenth-century Irish patriot thought and its development into 1790s radical republicanism. The book is a history of the rich political ideas and languages that emerged from the tumultuous events and colourful individuals of this pivotal period in Irish history. Patriots, radicals, and republicans played key roles in the movements for free trade, legislative independence, parliamentary reform, Catholic relief and independence from Britain; and many of their ideas helped precipitate the rebellion in 1798. Stephen Small explains the ideological background to these issues, sheds new light on the origins of Irish republicanism, and places late eighteenth-century Irish political thought in the wider context of British, Atlantic, and European ideas. Dr Small argues that Irish patriotism, radicalism, and republicanism were constructed out of five key political 'languages': Protestant superiority, ancient constitutionalism, commercial grievance, classical republicanism, and natural rights. These political languages, which were Irish dialects of languages shared with the English-speaking and European world, combined in the late 1770s to construct the classic expression of Irish patriotism. This patriotism was full of contradictions, containing the seeds of radical reform, Catholic emancipation, and republican separatism - as well as a defence of Protestant Ascendancy. Over the next two decades, the American and French Revolutions, the reform movement, popular politicization, Ascendancy reaction, and Catholic political revival disrupted and transformed these languages, causing the fragmentation of a broad patriot consensus and the emergence from it of radicalism and republicanism. These developments are explained in terms of tensions and interactions between Protestant assumptions of Catholic inferiority, the increasing popularity of natural rights, and the enduring centrality of classical republican concepts of virtue to all types of patriot thought.

Province City People

Table 2 Nature Reserves and SSSIs in Great Britain and Northern Ireland Great Britain 1984* Northern Ireland 1985 No. Area % land No. Area % land ha area ha area NATURE RESERVES SITES OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST Biological 3166 — see ...

Author: Ronald Hull Buchanan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105082073698

Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Page: 333

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Nature in Ireland

These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the ...

Author: John Wilson Foster

Publisher: McGill Queens Univ

ISBN: 0773518169

Category: History

Page: 658

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How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change? These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the environmental threats of the late twentieth century.

Natural History Magazine

All experiments of this nature have , however , afforded some points of interest to the zoologist , and the introduction of roe deer to Ireland is no exception in this respect , though it does not appear that the full details of their ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924065158119

Category: Natural history

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Nature

So far as our recollection serves us , Ireland , with all Additions to the Irish List . By similar tables have not ... trend of natural history studies , the importance of those drawn by Mr. Ussher can scarcely be over - estimated .

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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ISBN: UCAL:C2754939

Category: Electronic journals

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