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National Tree Week: LUP’s Reading List

To celebrate National Tree Week, we've put together a brief reading list of some key titles which explore both the importance of trees and their presence within the natural environment, as well as texts that focus on environmental aesthetics and concerns more widely.

Enlightenment

Language, science and human control of nature: the case of Buffon’s ‘Histoire naturelle’

Hanna Roman discusses the importance of understanding the link between language and nature in 18th century France in her book, The Language of Nature in Buffon's Histoire naturelle, the latest volume to be published in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. In the French eighteenth century, it is difficult to understand how science worked without first studying its relationship to … Continue reading