Download Cardiff in the Headlines by Tony Woolway PDF

By Tony Woolway

Cardiff within the Headlines finds the tales that made Cardiff the good urban it really is this day. writer Tony Woolway delves into the files of the South Wales Echo to find the dramatic, outlandish and humour-ous occasions and characters of the city’s prior. learn about Cardiff’s first foreign rugby fit in 1905, the devastating results of the Cardiff Blitz, the lifestyles and instances of Billy the Seal, and the method through which Cardiff officially turned the capital of Wales. The tales disguise the simplest instances and the cruel occasions, appearing as a testomony to the power and humour of the folk of Cardiff.

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Download Whitehaven Harbour Through Time by Alan Routledge PDF

By Alan Routledge

The Georgian city of Whitehaven, situated at the West coast of Cumbria, used to be the 3rd most crucial port in Britain yet at the present time is simply utilized by a handful of fishing vessels. It has, notwithstanding, obvious improvement within the kind of a brand new sea-lock and marina, that have better the town's vacationer allure. Whitehaven via Time captures the altering face of town via a sequence of marvelous outdated pictures, each one paired with their sleek similar. during this gorgeous booklet, Alan Routledge indicates how has replaced, with the as soon as flourishing trades of coal mining and shipbuilding now only a reminiscence, or even offers us a glimpse of what the longer term holds for the seashore resort.

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Download Around Solihull Through Time by Anthony Poulton-Smith PDF

By Anthony Poulton-Smith

traditionally part of Warwickshire, Solihull is at the present time essentially the most wealthy elements of the West Midlands conurbation. From its beginnings as a medieval marketplace city, Silhillians during the a while have noticeable nearly non-stop development, this additionally noticeable within the town's motto Urbs in Rure 'Town in Country'. through the 20th century the inhabitants grew from 7,500 in 1901 to arrive six figures within the Nineteen Sixties. because then the city centre, which had stood principally unchanged for over a century, has been introduced into the twenty-first century and draws viewers from close to and much. forged a watch over town over the past century and notice how one of the alterations yes landmarks stay. examine this to the various outlying villages the place Silhillians from the Victorian period may without doubt recognize their houses over a century later.

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Download The Isles of Scilly (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book by Rosemary Parslow PDF

By Rosemary Parslow

About 30 miles south-west of Land’s finish is the low staff of rocks and islands that shape the Isles of Scilly. Mysterious, romantic and lovely, they've got lengthy exercised the mind's eye of tale tellers and historians.

Rosemary Parslow has spent a long time engaged on the islands, every one of which has its personal special personality and distinct crops and animals. during this New Naturalist quantity she examines the numerous features that make the islands and their natural world so specified: their geography, geology and weather, the folks of the islands, the best way they used the land and its state-of-the-art management.

She brings to existence the key different types of habitats present in Scilly: the heathlands, the coast, cultivated fields and wetlands. She additionally discusses the folks who've been vital within the learn of the island natural world, and tells the tale of the increase in acclaim for the islands for birdwatchers.

This booklet enhances different neighborhood titles within the New Naturalist sequence which come with Loch Lomondside, the Broads, the Lakeland region and Northumberland.

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Download Chasing the Ghost: The Wild Flower Map of the British Isles by Peter Marren PDF

By Peter Marren

Join Sunday occasions bestselling writer and popular naturalist Peter Marren on an exhilarating quest to determine each species of untamed plant local of Britain.

Some humans choose to move skydiving when they flip 50. Others shuttle to an extended dreamed-of position: Antarctica, maybe or the Galapagos. Others run the London marathon. yet to mark his such a lot signifcant birthday, Peter Marren selected a wholly diverse kind of mid-life problem: to tune down the final 50 British wild crops he'd but to see, having ticked the 1st 1,400 over a half-century well-spent rummaging in hedges, slipping down gullies and peering into peat bathrooms.

This specialist and emotional trip takes him the size and the breadth of the British Isles, trying to find our so much elusive vegetation. He travels from Skye to the Scilly Isles, from mountain to woodland ground - yet does he be able to locate them all?

Praise for Rainbow Dust:

‘Beautifully written and carefully researched… a very marvellous publication’ Telegraph

‘A scholarly and pleasing expedition into the background of normal background’ Independent

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Download Rethinking the Region: Spaces of Neo-Liberalism by John Allen,with Julie Charlesworth,Allan Cochrane,Gill PDF

By John Allen,with Julie Charlesworth,Allan Cochrane,Gill Court,Nick Henry,Doreen Massey,Phil Sarre

Rethinking the Region argues that areas will not be easily bounded areas on a map. This booklet makes use of exact learn of britain in the course of the Nineteen Eighties to teach how areas are made and unmade by means of social tactics. The ebook examines how new traces of department either social and geographical have been laid down as free-market development and reconstructed this are as a `neo-liberal' sector.
The authors argue extra balanced kind of progress is feasible - inside of and among areas in addition to among social teams. This publication indicates that to know the complexities of development we needs to reconsider `the area' in time in addition to in space.

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Download Lesereise Schottland: Whisky, Seetang und karierte Röcke by Ralf Sotscheck PDF

By Ralf Sotscheck

Wie kann Schottland an Europa kleben, wo es doch einstmals ein Teil Kanadas warfare und dort lag, wo wir heute auf der Karte Australien sehen? used to be bewegt selbst einen echten Schotten zum Traditionsbruch - nämlich doch eine Unterhose zu tragen? Existiert es nun oder nicht - das Ungeheuer? used to be macht das Getränk mit dem Duft nach Torf und Seetang zu Whisky erster Qualität?
Bei seiner Reise durch den schottischen Alltag, seinen Erkundungen natürlicher Gegebenheiten, rätselhafter Geschehnisse und kulinarischer Eigentümlichkeiten und seiner Darstellung der wirtschaftlichen, politischen und sozialen scenario geht Ralf Sotscheck immer wieder zurück in die Vergangenheit des Landes. Er führt in die Städte und an die entlegensten Orte, in das schottische Hochland, auf Halbinseln und legendenumwobene Eilande, auf Schlösser, in Kerker und Verliese mit akustischer Kulisse. So trifft guy auf die Welt zwischen Lowlandern und Highlandern ebenso wie auf die Schwierigkeiten der städtischen Gesellschaft von Glasgow und die Ängste eines Volkes, dem erzählt wird, das norwegische Leichtöl vor der Küste der Shetlandinseln werde von der Natur selbst abgebaut.

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Download West Highland Piers by Alistair Deayton PDF

By Alistair Deayton

not like within the remainder of the uk the pier in Scotland has continuously obvious as useful instead of as a excitement pier. This used to be definitely the case at the West Highland Coast. in the course of the 19th century and good into the 20 th century delivery was once the one technique to shipping items and folks out and in of the West Highlands and Islands. Served by way of paddle steamers, puffers and small coasters, the piers served a necessary functionality for his or her groups. usually with gorgeous mountain backdrops, many settlements clustered round the piers. a few piers, like at Oban may accommodate a couple of ships without delay, whereas others, resembling at Scarinish at the Island of Tiree, have been outfitted with performance in brain, offering for the wishes of the population. Alistair Deayton brings jointly an exceptional number of pictures of the West Highland piers. Telling their background and displaying just a few of the diversity of vessels that referred to as there. integrated are the piers at Oban, Ullapool, Port Askiag, Kennacriag, Malliag, Tarbet and Armadale. From Macbrayne's steamers to the operating vessels of McCallum, Orme and the puffers of Glenlight, an enormous array of ships are proven. the various piers are nonetheless an enormous a part of existence at the West Coast with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries operating among the mainland and the Islands.

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Download Wild Guide Scotland: Hidden Places, Great Adventures & the by Kimberley Grant,Richard Gaston,David Cooper PDF

By Kimberley Grant,Richard Gaston,David Cooper

a brand new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling Wild consultant sequence (winner of trip guidebook of the yr 2015). This advisor to Scotland and the Scottish highlands and islands, one in all Europe's quickest starting to be experience vacation locations, explores the hidden components of its larger identified vacationer components, in addition many extra distant areas, hardly visited through travelers. Guiding you to over 800 wild swims, old forests, misplaced ruins and hidden seashores. together with motels, wild camping out, neighborhood crafts, artisan whisky distilleries and wild locations to stay.

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Download East Lothian Through Time by Liz Hanson PDF

By Liz Hanson

East Lothian, formerly referred to as Haddingtonshire, has either benefitted and suffered from its strategic situation among Scotland s capital urban and England s northernmost county. sooner than 1707, the area bore the brunt of battles among the 2 international locations, not just on land yet alongside 32 miles of beach. the wealthy, fertile soils, however, have produced wealth via agriculture and the patchwork of enormous, neat fields is synonymous with the panorama of East Lothian at the present time. The proximity to Edinburgh makes it a first-rate situation from which to trip. beautiful pantiled houses abound in the course of the villages and geographical region, all inside brief distances of the fresh shores or hyperlinks golfing classes, whereas tranquility is usually present in the woodlands or light moorland slopes of the Lammermuir Hills. The reminders of stricken instances will be considered this day through a walk round a fort, yet twenty-first-century East Lothian is thriving.

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