Enlightenment's Frontier:

The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism
Author(s): 
Jonsson, Fredrik Albritton
ISBN: 
9780300162547
Date published: 
July 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

Looks at the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment - which gave birth to modern-day environmentalism - and sheds new light on Scottish thinkers such as Carl Linneaus, David Hume and Adam Smith. In this book, the author argues that Smith's defence of free markets was actually based on idealized notions of self-regulating natural systems.