by Matthew Kelly, Nature And The Environment In Nineteenth Century Ireland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nature And The Environment In Nineteenth Century Ireland books, 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.
by Georgina Laragy, Urban Spaces In Nineteenth Century Ireland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Urban Spaces In Nineteenth Century Ireland books, Urban spaces in nineteenth-century Ireland is a wide-ranging and innovative collection of essays, which offers new insights on the Irish urban experience. Adopting a spatial approach, the essays presented in this collection move beyond study of events that happened and people who lived in the towns and cities of nineteenth-century Ireland, instead exploring the ways in which particular urban spaces were constructed and experienced. Focusing on a range of urban spaces, from individual streets and districts, to schools, asylums and entire cities, they highlight both the multifaceted nature of the Irish urban experience and the potential of the spatial approach to the study of history.
by Glenn Hooper, Land And Landscape In Nineteenth Century Ireland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Land And Landscape In Nineteenth Century Ireland books, This collection in the Nineteenth-Century Ireland Series focuses on the ways in which visitors to Ireland -- but also the Irish themselves -- viewed Irish land and landscape. Contents: Francesca Benatti (NUIG), Land and landscape in the Dublin Penny Journal, 1832-3; Maura Cronin (Mary I), Popular ballads in pre-Famine Ireland; Laura Dabundo (Kennesaw State U), Irish landscape in novels by Maria Edgeworth and Sydney Owenson; Susan Egenolf (Texas A & M U), Salvator Rosa and The Wild Irish Girl; Irene Furlong (NUIM), The landscape for all - no penny-in-the-slot at the Giant's Causeway; Andrew J. Garavel (Santa Clara U), Land and landscape in the fiction of Somerville & Ross; Glenn Hooper (U Aberdeen), Landscape and travel in 19th-century Ireland; SiobhÃ?Â?Ã?Â¡n Jones (U San Diego), Land agitation in southern Irish loyalist propaganda; William H. Mulligan, Jr (Murray State U), The Irish landscape as seen by mining promoters, 1835-80; James H. Murphy (De Paul U), The O'Donoghue (1845); MÃ?Â?Ã?Â¡irÃ?Â?Ã?Â-n NÃ?Â?Ã?Â- Cheallaigh (U.C.Dublin), FieldÃ?Â?Ã?Â?monuments in 19th-century Ireland; Mary S. Pierse (UCC), The Untilled Field (1903) and The Lake (1905); Oonagh Walsh (U Aberdeen), Landscape and insanity in 19th-century Ireland; Toni Wein (California State U), Charles Robert Maturin and the subliming of Ireland.
by Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Ireland In The Nineteenth Century Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ireland In The Nineteenth Century books, This fourth volume in a series focusing on 19th-century Ireland provides multi-disciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary, observations on how the concept of 'region' can be used to illuminate literature, travel writing, politics, legal studies, economic and social history, geography, and cartography.
by Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, Re Creating Science In Nineteenth Century Britain Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Re Creating Science In Nineteenth Century Britain books, Looking at science from an interdisciplinary perspective, the essays in this collection offer a fresh insight into how nineteenth-century science developed in Great Britain, suggesting the need for further research into this area.
by Dr Peter Reed, Acid Rain And The Rise Of The Environmental Chemist In Nineteenth Century Britain Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Acid Rain And The Rise Of The Environmental Chemist In Nineteenth Century Britain books, Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) was a Scottish chemist and a leading investigator into what came to be known as 'acid rain'. This study of his working life, contextualized through discussion of his childhood, education, beliefs, family, interests and influences sheds light on the evolving understanding of sanitary science during the nineteenth century. Born in Glasgow and initially trained for a career in the Church of Scotland, Smith instead went on to study chemistry in Germany under Justus von Liebig. On his return to Manchester in the 1840s, Smith's strong Calvinist faith lead him to develop a strong concern for the insanitary environmental conditions in Manchester and other industrial towns in Britain. His appointment as Inspector of the Alkali Administration in 1863 enabled him to marry his social concerns and his work as an analytical chemist, and this book explores his role as Inspector of the Administration from its inception through battles with chemical manufacturers in the courts, to the struggle to widen and tighten the regulatory framework as other harmful chemical nuisances became known. This study of Smith’s life and work provides an important background to the way that 'chemical' came to have such negative connotations in the century before publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. It also offers a fascinating insight into the changing landscape of British politics as regulation and enforcement of the chemical industries came to be seen as necessary, and is essential reading for historians of science, technology and industry in the nineteenth century, as well as environmental historians seeking background context to the twentieth-century environmental movements.
by George Innes Lumsden, Geology And The Environment In Western Europe Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geology And The Environment In Western Europe books, All too often geology is not applied when it should be, with disastrous or unnecessarily expensive consequences. The aim of this book is to improve communication between geologists and decision makers, to demonstrate the types of problems to which geological information and expertise are relevant, and to indicate the great volume of national and international information that is available. More than 230 geologists from 21 national geological surveys and associated institutions have collaborated to provide a summary of the geology, the natural resources, and the geological hazards of Western Europe, together with examples of the benefits of applying geological techniques to understanding, conserving, and developing the environment. Each chapter gives a concise but informative summary of the subject concerned, backed up by a series of case studies. While its geological content will be of interest to Earth scientists generally, the book is accessible to nonspecialists, and is intended to bridge the gap between geologists and all those concerned with the environment, including national and local policymakers, planners, teachers, and administrators.