Exploring Environmental History

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Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.

Scotland

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Author: Nicola Strazzullo

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711226692

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 196

View: 1948

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

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Author: Prof. T.C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637567

Category: Nature

Page: 434

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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.

Conquering the Highlands

A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands

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Author: Jan Oosthoek

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144797

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A century later woodland cover had tripled. Most of the newly established forestry plantations were created on elevated land with wet peaty soils and high wind exposure, not exactly the condition in which forests naturally thrive. Jan Oosthoek tells in this book the story of how 20th century foresters devised ways to successfully reforest the poor Scottish uplands, land that was regarded as unplantable, to fulfil the mandate they had received from the Government and wider society to create a timber reserve. He raises the question whether the adopted forestry practice was the only viable means to create forests in the Scottish Highlands by examining debates within the forestry community about the appearance of the forests and their longterm ecological prospects. Finally, the book argues that the long held ecological convictions among foresters and pressure from environmentalists came together in the late 20th century to create more environmentally sensitive forestry.

Scottish Woodland History

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Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 215

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"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.

Domination and Lordship

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Author: Richard Oram

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687688

Category: History

Page: 448

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This book discussed the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba established its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as Scotland.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

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Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Leisure Landscapes

Exploring the Role of Forestry in Tourism

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Author: Suzanne Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780855387112

Category: Forest policy

Page: 40

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The Central Highlands Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland (includes Loch Lomond, The Cairngorms, the Trossachs, The Malt Whisky Trail and the Speyside Way)

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Author: Donald Reid,Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409365700

Category: Travel

Page: 88

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The Rough Guide Snapshot The Central Highlands is the ultimate travel guide to this dramatic part of Scotland. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Speyside to Royal Deeside and Loch Lomond to the Cairngorms. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of Scotland, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full coverage: Loch Lomond, the West Highland Way, the Trossachs, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, Pitlochry, Rannoch Moor, the Angus glens, Deeside, Balmoral, Braemar, the Don Valley, Strathspey, Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Speyside. (Equivalent printed page extent 88 pages).

Dunkelkammer

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Author: Louise Welsh

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888978521

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Rilke ist Anfang 40, homosexuell und angestellt bei Bowery Auctions, einem Auktionshaus in Glasgow. Ein Herrenhaus, voll mit antiken Möbeln, wertvollen Teppichen und Kunstgegenständen, muss innerhalb einer Woche geräumt werden. Eine Bedingung ist mit diesem Auftrag verbunden: Das Arbeitszimmer des Verstorbenen muss von Rilke persönlich geräumt, der Inhalt restlos vernichtet werden. In diesem Raum entdeckt Rilke eine exquisite pornographische Bibliothek, seltene Erstausgaben, und alles in ihm sträubt sich gegen die Zerstörung. Schließlich stößt er auf eine Sammlung von brutalen und hochgradig verstörenden Fotos. Sind diese Fotos echt? Oder gestellt? Und welche Rolle spielte der Verstorbene? Rilke begibt sich auf die Suche, die ihn in die schäbigen Viertel Glasgows führt, in die Drogen- und Transvestitenszene, in ein internationales Netzwerk von Menschenhändlern.