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Coast

A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563522799

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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Accompanying the BBC series, Coast is not only a superbly illustrated celebration of Britain's coastal areas but a practical guide to all that they have to offer. The first part of the book is divided into the 12 coastal regions as featured in the programme, with lavish photography, maps and evocative essays. The second part is a region-by-region reference of places, people, activities, natural history, historic events and fascinating facts all clearly laid out to help you plan your own trip. Whether destined for the coffee table, your reference library or the car, Coast takes you there with charm and style.

The Human Shore

Seacoasts in History

Author: John R. Gillis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922251

Category: History

Page: 272

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Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers lives largely in ignorance of the history of those who came before them, the natural environment, and the need to live sustainably on the world’s shores. Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In The Human Shore, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, John R. Gillis recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the people who dwelled along the African shore to the bustle and glitz of today’s megacities and beach resorts. He takes readers from discussion of the possible coastal location of the Garden of Eden to the ancient communities that have existed along beaches, bays, and bayous since the beginning of human society to the crucial role played by coasts during the age of discovery and empire. An account of the mass movement of whole populations to the coasts in the last half-century brings the story of coastal life into the present. Along the way, Gillis addresses humankind’s changing relationship to the sea from an environmental perspective, laying out the history of the making and remaking of coastal landscapes—the creation of ports, the draining of wetlands, the introduction and extinction of marine animals, and the invention of the beach—while giving us a global understanding of our relationship to the water. Learned and deeply personal, The Human Shore is more than a history: it is the story of a space that has been central to the attitudes, plans, and existence of those who live and dream at land’s end.

Britain and the Sea

Since 1600

Author: Glen O'Hara

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137073128

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 8688

In this first full-scale treatment of Britain's relationship with the surrounding oceans, Glen O'Hara examines the history of British people's maritime lives and, in turn, the formation of British cultural identities. A lens through which to view British life, Britain and the Sea spans more than 400 years, beginning in 1600 and taking us through to the present day. Tying together every aspect in the development of Great Britain, from state formation, industrialization and modernization, through to histories of transport, migration, slavery, warfare and crime, this book illustrates how the rich tapestry of Britain's narrative was decided not among the fields of the 'green and pleasant land', but out at sea.

Nicknames of Places

Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide

Author: Adrian Room

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 9583

"Many places in the world, from the smallest settlement to the largest expanse of land or water, have a secondary name. This new dictionary is devoted to over 4,500 such names. The Dictionary entries are arranged alphabetically by secondary name and include the city's real name, its location, and an explanation of the secondary name"--Provided by publisher.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250214

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 6879

Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland

Great Britain & Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140535299X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 9321

Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland is the essential holiday planner, unearthing the best of every region of Great Britain & Ireland season by season. Whatever you're looking for- from a family seaside holiday to a long hike in beautiful countryside- Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland suggests suitable locations and the best time of year to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by popular BBC1 and Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. It boasts six different holiday themes from History and Heritage and Wildlife to Festivals and Events ensuring that there is something for everybody. Visit Chepstow Castle in summer or revel at the Galway Oyster Festival in Autumn, with regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options finding your ideal getaway is made simple. The perfect inspirational book for anyone planning a day-trip, a longer holiday or seeking out hidden gems on their doorstep.

Miscellaneous measures concerning units of the national park system

hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, second session, on S. 1927 ... S. 2057 ... H.R. 1100 ... H.R. 3869 ... April 28, 1988

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 74

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Country Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 6119

Woodall's Campground Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile travel

Page: N.A

View: 9752

The Listener

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: N.A

View: 5563

Fourth Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST '99)

Author: PANAFEST Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama festivals

Page: 59

View: 4555

The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 325

SANDITON

ROMAN. AUS D. ENGL. V. ELIZABETH GILBERT

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423126663

Category:

Page: 379

View: 8860

Bei Jane Austen geht es wie immer ums Ehestiften, diesmal ist der Schauplatz der idyllische englische Badeort Sanditon. Als Charlotte Heywood dort eintrifft, gerät sie sofort in eine turbulente Gesellschaft. Als Jane Austen 1817 starb, war der Roman unvollendet. 1975 unternahm es die Austen-Verehrerin Marie Dobbs, die Handlung kunstvoll fortzuspinnen, und brachte auf so unterhaltsame Weise etliche glückliche Paare zusammen, daß es schwerfällt zu glauben, Jane Austen habe nicht selbst den Schlußpunkt gesetzt.

Als die Wale kamen

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551351883

Category:

Page: 191

View: 5083

Kanadas vergessene Küste

im Regenwald des Großen Bären

Author: Ian McAllister,Cameron Young,Karen McAllister

Publisher: Oststeinbek [Germany] : Alouette Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest conservation British Columbia Pacific Coast

Page: 144

View: 3099

Die Musik Afrikas

Author: Joseph H. Kwabena Nketia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783795902551

Category: Music

Page: 337

View: 9215

Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 2727

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