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Changing Perceptions of Nature edited by Ian Convery and Peter Davis

A collection of essays in the Heritage Matters Series: volume 18, The International Centre For Cultural & Heritage Studies – Newcastle University. Published in 2016.

Cover of Changing Perceptions of Nature, copyright Boydell & Brewer.

This collection of essays examines the connections between nature, culture and heritage, from where ‘natural heritage’ began and how it has changed over time. One of the co-editors of this book is Peter Davis who has a long standing connection to the NHSN.

It is a unique and invaluable resource for those interested in the destruction and protection of cultural heritage and nature, it includes historical perspectives on nature, collection, interpretation, conservation studies and examines people-nature interactions.

With a range of topics, from menageries to wildlife film-making to teddy bears, this interesting volume has something for everyone and aims to assemble knowledge and perspectives that could answer the question of what the role of museums, galleries and heritage sites have in forging a path to sustainability that will preserve and make use of our irreplaceable cultural legacy.

This book is available to view in the Society library on the 2nd floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle. Members of the Natural History Society of Northumbria are able to borrow this book from the library.