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The role of local societies in early modern geotourism; a case study of the Chester Society of Natural Science and the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

Cynthia V. Burek and Thomas A. Hose
The role of local societies in early modern geotourism; a case study of the Chester Society of Natural Science and the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club (in Appreciating physical landscapes; three hundred years of geotourism, T. A. Hose (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (February 2015) 417 (1): 95-116

Abstract

Local voluntary natural science societies played an important role in the development of early modern geotourism. This chapter explores the development of field, especially geological, excursions and their popularity in two local natural science societies - The Chester Society of Natural Science and the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club - from the 1850s to the 1950s. Both societies were established in the borderlands between England and Wales and had a strong emphasis on local and regional scientific studies. They exemplify broader trends in public engagement in the natural sciences and associated fieldwork consequent upon the British socio-political environment. Further, they draw out comparisons between the attitudes of society to excursions and scientific fieldwork, as well as involvement by social status and gender.


ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 417
Serial Issue: 1
Title: The role of local societies in early modern geotourism; a case study of the Chester Society of Natural Science and the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club
Title: Appreciating physical landscapes; three hundred years of geotourism
Author(s): Burek, Cynthia V.Hose, Thomas A.
Author(s): Hose, T. A.editor
Affiliation: University of Chester, Department of Biological Sciences, Chester, United Kingdom
Pages: 95-116
Published: 20150206
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
Number of pages: 22
References: 34
Accession Number: 2015-024120
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 7 tables, sketch maps
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N51°30'00" - N53°30'00", W05°15'00" - W02°40'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Bristol, GBR, United Kingdom
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201512
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