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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Money, Speculation and Finance in Contemporary British Fiction. By Nicky Marsh.

Ranald Michie.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 759 words.

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Environment and Ecology Under British Rule

Mahesh Rangarajan.

in India and the British Empire

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7897 words.

The colonial era was a watershed in India's environmental history in a host of ways, but changes that were unleashed from the late nineteenth century onwards have to be set against a...

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The Local Government Act of 1858: The Named Suburbs

John Prest.

in Liberty and Locality

April 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 1355 words.

This chapter discusses the adoption of the Local Government Act of 1858 by suburbs of Huddersfield. Moldgreen was the first locality in the Huddersfield area to adopt the Local Government...

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Behind the Stage

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin.

in Venice, the Tourist Maze

June 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9175 words.

Beyond and all around Venice lie the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, scattered across the 250 square miles of marshes and open waters that stretch from Chioggia in the south to the fens and...

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Marshlands and Other Wetlands

Stephen Rippon.

in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6033 words.

This chapter considers the range of wetland environments that existed in Anglo-Saxon England, and the uses to which they were put, using archaeological, documentary and place-name evidence....

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Introduction

Della Hooke and Maren Clegg Hyer.

in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4807 words.

As one of the essentials of life, water was never far away from early medieval consciousness. In Britain one was rarely far from a supply of water, which had many uses. Rivers and their...

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Carey, Peter (1943– )

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 289 words.

Australian novelist who was awarded the Booker Prize in 1988 and 2001.

Peter Carey was born and raised in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Educated at Australia's elite Geelong and...