Martin Mere: Lancashire's Lost Lake

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Liverpool University Press, 2005 - 264 páginas
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Martin Mere is best known as an extremely beautiful nature reserve located in Lancashire and maintained by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. A History of Martin Mere reveals the fascinating origins of this particular part of Britain. Martin Mere was the largest lake in England when it was proposed by Thomas Fleetwood in 1700 that it should be drained and converted to dry land. A History of Martin Mere records the history of this area from the ice age to the present day, Coney and Hale examine in detail the consequences of Thomas Fleetwood's actions in particular the social and economic effects on the surrounding community and the Lake District, as well as the dramatic transformation of the environment and wildlife. The book contains over 40 illustrations covering amazing variety of birdlife, views of Martin Mere and the original plans for the drainage of the area. A History of Martin Mere provides a comprehensive and fascinating history of one North West England's most striking areas of natural beauty and will be essential reading for the natural historian and tourist alike.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
The Changing Mere
27
Mapping the Mere
45
Archaeology PlaceNames and Settlement
64
Managing the Fen
98
Draining the Mere
125
The Natural History of the Mere
151
Rural Life c 18401950
171
Gamekeeping and the Shoot
197
Towards Today
218
The Once and Future Mere
236
Index
249
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Sobre el autor (2005)

Audrey Coney is a local historian and graduate of the University of Liverpool. W. G. Hale is a local historian, the author of several books, and the editor of the Collins Dictionary of Biology, now in its third edition.

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