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Coast

A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563522799

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 4155

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.

Coast

The Journey Continues

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0563493852

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 1719

The first book of COAST took us on a sweeping clockwise tour of Britain's marine borderlands, where one type of distinctive landscape gives way to the next. In this companion volume we criss-cross the UK and Ireland, looking at our relationship with different regions of our coast. Each chapter looks at a certain stretch of coastline, how areas within that stretch are related, and what that says about our land, our history and our way of life. For example, Chalk to Chalk takes us from Dover to the Isle of Wight and even across the channel, where the substance of the land itself has shaped how we live there. Holyhead to Liverpool mark the boundaries of The Inventive Coast, a hotbed of maritime innovation and industrial progress. Our military history is explored in The Explosive Coast, which takes us from Carlisle to Arran. We learn how the coast created one of the world's greatest cities, London, along The Capital Coast, and The Emerald Coast is a celebration of Ireland's dramatic eastern edge. Many other varied themes and regions are explored in this fascinating guide to our coast. Fully illustrated with glorious photgraphs, there's much to discover where the UK and Ireland meet the sea.

The National Trust Book of the Coast

Author: Clare Gogerty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907892820

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 5382

A celebration of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK, complete with stunning photography. Publishing to coincide with the golden anniversary of the National Trust's fundraising campaign, Enterprise Neptune, this is an informative handbook for exploring the coast, with walking routes, shorespotting guides, and things to do. In 1965, the Trust launched Enterprise Neptune, a nationwide fundraising campaign to highlight the importance and fragility of Britain's coastline. The Trust now looks after and makes accessible over 700 miles of coastline across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In this book, evocative essays (on wild swimming, butterflies, and beach combing) and personal stories (including a day in the life of a National Trust ranger) capture the unique character of Britain's shores, past, present, and future. As well as a homage to Britain's best-loved beaches, this is an up-to-date practical guide for anyone keen to discover the coast, from the eerie romance of Northumberland's dunes to the dramatic landscapes of Giant's Causeway. Each location includes suggestions for local accommodation, walking, wildlife to spot, and local National Trust properties to head to once you've shaken the sand from your shoes. There's nothing quite like a day by the sea--and it's never been easier to plan the perfect coastal getaway.

Coast and Beyond

Author: Steve Evanson

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9781846077791

Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 1598

This accompaniment to the BAFTA award-winning BBC2 series follows the Coast team as they continue to explore the beauty and history of our coastlines u this time moving beyond our borders and looking at the impact of neighbouring countries on our own cliffs, beaches and seaside towns. Tackling massive coastal events such as the D-Day landings and the Norman invasion of 1066, the book will delve deeper than ever before into the stories that make up our shoreline. Case studies take in the grandeur of Blackpool and the faded beauty of the Cornish tin-mines as well as vibrant seaside festivals and stunning historical monuments u offering an intriguing insight into our nation's unique character. Full of practical information on the landscape, history and geography of each region u as well as involving and evocative stories told by the people who live there u Coast and Beyond can be enjoyed by a variety of readers. Tourists, walkers, nature lovers and fans of the series will all find something to love, w

Coast: Our Island Story

A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline

Author: Nicholas Crane

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409074552

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 9954

Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.

The Human Shore

Seacoasts in History

Author: John R. Gillis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922251

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7187

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: 8433

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.

British Seaside Piers

Author: Anthony Wills,Tim Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

View: 7796

This is the only guide to all 58 extant British seaside piers, including details of location, history and current operations, archive and contemporary photography and a gazetteer.

The January Man

A Year of Walking Britain

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4846

'Evocatively written and charming' - Countryfile The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind. As he travels the country – from the winter floodlands of the River Severn to the lambing pastures of Nidderdale, the towering seabird cliffs on the Shetland Isle of Foula in June and the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest in autumn – he describes the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he encounters, down back lanes and old paths, in rain and fair weather. This exquisitely written account of the British countryside not only inspires us to don our boots and explore the 140,000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles, but also illustrates how, on long-distance walks, we can come to an understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers. Over the hills and along the byways, Christopher Somerville examines what moulded the men of his father’s generation – so reticent about their wartime experiences, so self-effacing, upright and dutiful – as he searches for ‘the man inside the man’ that his own father really was.

The January Man

A Year of Walking Britain

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4409

'Evocatively written and charming' - Countryfile The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind. As he travels the country – from the winter floodlands of the River Severn to the lambing pastures of Nidderdale, the towering seabird cliffs on the Shetland Isle of Foula in June and the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest in autumn – he describes the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he encounters, down back lanes and old paths, in rain and fair weather. This exquisitely written account of the British countryside not only inspires us to don our boots and explore the 140,000 miles of footpaths across the British Isles, but also illustrates how, on long-distance walks, we can come to an understanding of ourselves and our fellow walkers. Over the hills and along the byways, Christopher Somerville examines what moulded the men of his father’s generation – so reticent about their wartime experiences, so self-effacing, upright and dutiful – as he searches for ‘the man inside the man’ that his own father really was.

Coast

From the Air

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846072662

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6211

Viewed from the air, even the most familiar landscapes take on a startling new life. The countryside becomes a pattern; the coast becomes an edge. Humanity recedes and the land itself takes centre stage. From small harbours to expansive bridges, towering cliffs to seaside resorts - Coast from the Air gives an incredible new perspective on our green and pleasant land, and how beautiful and fragile that land can be. In 20 chapters - each one focusing on a specific coastal region of the British Isles - over 200 outstanding aerial photographs portray the beauty and diversity of our coastline. From the Dingle to The Wash; from the mild seaside towns of England's south coast to the storm-lashed fishing villages of the Outer Hebrides, Coast from the Air is a true visual feast.

Favourite Poems of the Sea

Poems to Celebrate Britain's Maritime Heritage

Author: Howard Watson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909881651

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

View: 8838

A wonderful anthology of poetry celebrating the British coastline and life above and below the deep blue sea. Verses from our best-loved authors - such as WB Yeats, RL Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling - are accompanied by beautiful illustrations of idyllic days at sea, haunted shipwrecks and tempestuous storms. Sea shanties and siren's songs sit alongside the classic song from The Tempest and Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' in this beautiful anthology of the mystical world beaneth the waves.

Hidden Villages of Britain

Author: Clare Gogerty

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944873

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4235

The official TV-tie in to the popular Channel 4 programme 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages' Explore the most interesting and beautiful examples of British village life in this lavishly illustrated book, published as a companion volume to the highly successful Channel 4 television series, 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages'. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and dust jackets from Brian Cook's iconic designs, the book explores the villages as they appeared then and now. It's hard not to be enchanted by rural villages. From thatched roofs, charming churches, bunting, cream teas and the local landscape, they capture our imaginations. Structured by region, this book follows Penelope's journey through Britain across all four series, including the idyllic villages found in the Costwolds, the cosy cottages of East Anglia and the treasures nestled in the North Yorkshire moors. Pictured alongside Brian Cook's iconic illustrations, Hidden Villages of Britain takes you through the fascinating history and the curious customs and characters unique to each village and how they survive in the present. From bog snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells and gravy wrestling in Stacksteads to cheese rolling down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth and dwile flocking (where contestants seek to soak their opponents with a beer-soaked cloth outside the village pub), snippets of the history, life and traditions of each village are fully explored. Whether you are looking for a place for your next holiday, a guide to Britain's rural landscape or have a love for Britain's most inspirational settings, this book is perfect for the armchair traveller.

Coastline UK

Amazing Views from the Air

Author: Richard Cooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500542842

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 8581

Richard Cooke has created this extraordinary sequence of images celebrating shoreline diversity and beauty. To achieve these mesmerizing effects of colour and form, Cooke has chosen as far as possible to photograph directly above the chosen subject-areas, creating marvellously composed photographs. Together they form a truly unique and totally unexpected picture of a coastline that is the equal in variety and drama to any in the world.

Ireland's Coastline

Exploring Its Nature and Heritage

Author: Richard Nairn

Publisher: Collins Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 2787

A comprehensive account of the natural and human history of the Irish coastline

Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway

Author: David Handle

Publisher: Silver Link

ISBN: 9781857944976

Category: Railroads

Page: 160

View: 4641

Blackpool's Seaside Heritage

Author: Allan Brodie,Matthew Whitfield

Publisher: Historic England

ISBN: 1848023278

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 8380

Blackpool is Britain's favourite seaside resort. Each year millions of visitors come to walk on its three piers, ride donkeys, enjoy shows at the Winter Gardens, scream on the thrilling rides at the Pleasure Beach and ride the lift to the top of the Tower. Generations of holidaymakers have stayed in its hotels, lodging houses and bed and breakfasts and all have succumbed to its delectable fish and chips. Two centuries of tourism has left behind a rich heritage, but Blackpool has also inherited a legacy of social and economic problems, as well as the need for comprehensive new sea defences to protect the heart of the town. In recent years this has led to the transformation of its seafront and to regeneration programmes to try to improve the town, for its visitors and residents. This book celebrates Blackpool's rich heritage and examines how its colourful past is playing a key part in guaranteeing that it has a bright future.

Beside the Seaside

A History of Yorkshire's Seaside Resorts

Author: John Heywood

Publisher: Pen & Sword History

ISBN: 9781526704641

Category:

Page: 176

View: 3913

Almost all of us have happy memories of excursions and holidays spent beside the sea. For many, these will have included the Yorkshire coast which runs unbroken for more than one hundred miles between the two great rivers, the Tees and the Humber. Within those boundaries are the popular seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington as well as numerous smaller and quieter but equally well-loved destinations. How did the love affair with the area start and how did it develop? Over the years, all the ingredients for the perfect holiday are there - the spas, the sea and sun bathing, board and lodgings, entertainment and just as importantly, the journeys there and back. "Beside the Seaside" takes a detailed but entertaining look back at the history of these resorts over the last four hundred years and asks, "what does the future hold?" Packed with information, this book is fully illustrated with photographs, old and new, together with paintings and etchings. Coupled with the thoughts and memories of tourists and travelers from the 17th century through to the present time, it gives a fascinating insight into how our ancestors would have spent their time at the coast. Evocative and intriguing, absorbing and surprising, John Heywood's book will appeal both to those familiar with the area and to others who just enjoy being "Beside the Seaside".

Images of the Past

The British Seaside

Author: Luci Gosling

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 9781473862159

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7188

Drawing on the archives of Mary Evans Picture Library, 'Images of the Past - The British Seaside' is a nostalgic promenade through the history of Britain's seaside resorts from their early genesis as health destinations to their glorious, mid-20th century heyday, subsequent decline and recent regeneration. British coastal resorts developed during a period of vast expansion and social change. Within a century, the bathing phenomenon changed from a cautiously modest immersion in the sea to a pastime that prompted the building of vast art deco temples dedicated to the cult of swimming. Once quiet fishing villages mushroomed into bustling seafronts with every conceivable amusement and facility to entice visitors and secure their loyalty for future visits. Where transport to the coast may have once been via coach and horses or boat, soon thousands of working class day-trippers flooded seaside towns, arriving by the rail network that had so quickly transformed the British landscape. This fascinating book follows these shifts and changes from bathing machines to Butlin's holiday camps, told through a compelling mix of photographs, cartoons, illustrations and ephemera with many images previously unpublished. Covering every aspect of the seaside experience whether swimming and sunbathing or sand castles and slot machines 'The British Seaside' reveals the seaside's traditions, rich heritage and unique character in all its sandy, sunny, fun-packed glory.

Pier Review

A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside

Author: Jon Bounds,Danny Smith

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1783727519

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 7198

Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip. Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. With a clapped-out car and not enough cash, Jon and Danny recruit Midge, a man they barely know, to be their driver, even though he has to be back in a fortnight to sign on. Join Jon and Danny as they take a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach, amusement in the arcades, and friendship on the road.

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