Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Paperback)
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Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 26/09/1991
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'Man and the Natural World, an encyclopaedic study of man's relationship to animals and plants, is completely engrossing ... It explains everything - why we eat what we do, why we plant this and not that, why we keep pets, why we like some animals and not others, why we kill the things we kill and love the things we love ... It is often a funny book and one to read again and again' Paul Theroux, Sunday Times

'The English historian Keith Thomas has revealed modes of thought and ways of life deeply strange to us' Hilary Mantel, New York Review of Books

'A treasury of unusual historical anecdote ... a delight to read and a pleasure to own' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph

'A dense and rich work ... the return to the grass roots of our own environmental convictions is made by the most enchantingly minor paths' Ronald Blythe, Guardian

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140146868
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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Man and the Natural World, an encyclopaedic study of man's relationship to animals and plants, is completely engrossing ... It explains everything - why we eat what we do, why we plant this and not that, why we keep pets, why we like some animals and not others, why we kill the things we kill and love the things we love ... It is often a funny book and one to read again and again. -- Paul Theroux * Sunday Times *
The English historian Keith Thomas has revealed modes of thought and ways of life deeply strange to us -- Hilary Mantel * New York Review of Books *
A treasury of unusual historical anecdote ... a delight to read and a pleasure to own -- Auberon Waugh * Sunday Telegraph *
A dense and rich work ... the return to the grass roots of our own environmental convictions is made by the most enchantingly minor paths -- Ronald Blythe * Guardian *

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