In the Nature of Landscape presents regional cultural landscape as a new direction for research in cultural geography. * Represents the first cultural geographic study of the Norfolk Broads region of eastern England * Addresses regional cultural landscape through consideration of narratives of landscape origin, debates over human conduct, the animal and plant landscapes of the region, and visions of the ends of landscape through pollution and flood * Draws upon in-depth original research, spanning almost two decades of archival work, interviews, and field study * Covers a great diversity of topics, from popular culture to scientific research, folk song to holiday diaries, planning survey to pioneering photography, and ornithology to children s literature * Features a variety of illustrative material, including original photographs, paintings, photography, advertising imagery, scientific diagrams, maps, and souvenirs
David Matless is Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Landscape and Englishness (1998), editor of Geographies of British Modernity (2003) and The Place of Music (1998), and contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Series Editors Preface vi List of Illustrations vii Preface and Acknowledgements ix List of Abbreviations xii 1 Cultural Geography on the Norfolk Broads 1 2 Origins 39 3 Conduct 55 Icon I: Wherry 96 4 Animal Landscapes 106 5 Plant Landscapes 142 Icon II: Windmill 173 6 The Ends of Landscape 182 7 Concluding 215 Notes 224 References 238 Index 270