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nik.petek@arkeologi.uu.se # Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:10

Nik Petek
Reply to Ellen Lindblom

I think Rackham’s chapter should become a staple in every ecologyy/environmental course. It usefully exposes the use of wrong sources and the wrong interpretation of these sources – in this case historical – and at the same time tells the reader what to look for when doing ecological research. Although Rackham criticises non-ecologists, it is still a useful read for anybody who wants to delve or dip their toes into the ecological discussion. It is easy to read and quick, there is no scientific jargon involved, easily comprehensible and at times funny.

I have been in ecological waters for the past year and I have to say I was surprised by this article and the fallacies it exposed. As with Ramsey Morag it is always useful to be given some obvious advice, since that sometimes is the easiest to miss.