A history of the Scottish people


Author: Thomas Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006860273


Page: N.A

View: 2638

Exploring Environmental History

Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9085

This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.


Author: Nicola Strazzullo

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711226692

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 196

View: 8634

Trees and forests are crucial to life on our planet: they generate oxygen, play host to a spectacular variety of wildlife and provide us with raw materials and shelter. They offer us tranquillity, inspire us and refresh our souls. Exploring Woodland is a series of guides from the Woodland Trust that describe and illustrate 101 woodland sites in different parts of the UK. Ilustrated with site maps and photographs, these are the essential woodland guides for all tree lovers. Both privately owned and public woods are included in the guides. There is a map of each site and clear information on how to find it, the type of woodland, the facilities available and what to look out for on your visit, including the wildlife that you may meet there. All sites have been visited by independent researchers so that the information in each book is up-to-date

History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland 1500-1920

Author: Prof. T.C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637567

Category: Nature

Page: 434

View: 755

The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920. Drawing on work in natural science, geography and history, as well as on the authors' own research, it presents an accessible and readable account that balances social, economic and environmental factors. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialization. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye.

A Walk in the Woods

Exploring Britain's Greatest Woodland

Author: Archie Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711229570

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 208

View: 4027

An illustrated tour of fifty of Britain's greatest woodland walks with specialist tree photographer and writer Archie Miles, published in association with the Woodland Trust. From beech woods, oak woods and pine woods to ancient forest, coastal woodland, ravine woodland and the very best arboreta, A Walk in the Woods ranges over twenty-five different topics and a wide geographical range, and includes encounters with some of Britain's most ancient and characterful trees. Complementing and crowning the series of nine regional woodland walking guides already published by Frances Lincoln, the book includes a Gazetteer with brief descriptive details and access information for the featured sites plus a shortlist of some of the best of the rest. The readable and deeply informed text describes the physical topography of each site, in context with the regional characteristics, incorporating information on vegetation, flora, wildlife habitats (with particular reference to rare, endangered or site specific species), as well as a wealth of social, cultural or industrial history. Spellbinding photographs taken throughout the seasons show the diverse interiors of the woodlands, with a range of views into and out of the woods, placing them in their landscape context. Also included are accompanying images of woodland details - fungi, flowers, wildlife, and historic features.

People and Woods in Scotland

A History

Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748617005

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8264

This is a history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland and of the people who used them. It begins 11,500 years ago when the ice sheet melted and explaining the almost complete withdrawal of tree cover in Scotland over the following millennia. The book considers the revival of forests and woodlands in the twentieth century and ends by examining the changes under way now.

Exploring Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321913

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4813

A comprehensive guide to exciting ways of seeing the most beautiful and interesting parts of the British countryside. Maps of each region's most picturesque walks and drives are provided, along with lists of local activities and attractions not to be missed. Illustrations.

The Man Who Planted Trees

Author: Jean Giono,Michael McCurdy

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392819

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 6644

Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape-from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water. Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.

Exploring Scotland's historic landscapes

Author: Ian D. Whyte,Kathleen A. Whyte

Publisher: John Donald


Category: History

Page: 314

View: 3111

Fodor's Exploring Scotland

Author: Gilbert Summers,Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9781400017720

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 9366

Enhanced by full-color photography and detailed city and regional maps, these cultural guides furnish updated information on selective hotels, restaurants, landmarks, and side trips, along with cultural sidebars and anecdotes about local life, a special rating system for key destinations, and an easy-to-use alphabetical arrangement.

Woodland walks in Scotland

Author: Gerald Wilkinson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)

ISBN: 9780863500626

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 3913

Scottish Woodland History

Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 8063

"Scottish Woodland History relates the complex history of the Scottish native woodlands--both the old Caledonian pine forests and the deciduous woods--and how people have used and misused them over the centuries. The book illustrates the extraordinary variety and vibrancy of woodland research carried on in Scotland today, by all manner of people--ranging from practicing ecologists, foresters and conservations to academic archaeologists, palynologists and historians. "Scottish Woodland History reflects all of their concerns, but is unified by the contributors' love for the ancient woods of Scotland.

Sky Dancer

Author: Gill Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192749269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8012

Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge. Now the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest up there in the heather - and Joe is stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep. Joe can't do what's right for everyone. But can he find the strength to fight for what he really believes in? Expert storyteller Gill Lewis presents a beautiful tale of loss, expectation, and change - with an important and thought-provoking environmental message.

Scottish Forestry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

View: 7057

The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland

A Companion Guide

Author: Clifton Bain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910124925


Page: 192

View: 1378

Scattered across the Scottish Highlands are the last surviving remnants of the Caledonian forest which have survived, naturally seeding and growing, since the last ice age. Visiting these ancient woods provides an emotional connection to the past with visible traces of the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. This journey to the pinewoods introduces a natural wonder alongside a rich cultural heritage.

The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

Author: Clifton Bain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910124260

Category: Rain forests

Page: 256

View: 3545

Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland. Correctly described as a rainforest, these trees take a higher rainfall than some areas of the Brazilian rainforest, the unbroken lineage since the Ice Age have provided resource for the human population, habitat for animals and birds, and acted as a lung for the planet. Published to the same high standards as The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, The Celtic Rainforest will be furnished with maps, original artwork, and travel guidance. It will be introduced by Vanessa Collingridge

Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe

The Forest as Ancestor

Author: Gordon Noble

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107159830

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 3624

A detailed consideration of the ways in which human-environment relations altered with the beginnings of agriculture in the Neolithic of northern Europe.

Loose Parts

Inspiring Play in Young Children

Author: Lisa Daly,Miriam Beloglovsky

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542741

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 5157

550+ color photographs showing how loose parts are used in early childhood settings and how they help children learn