Native Woodlands of Scotland


Author: Scott Wilson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748692878

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 956

This book presents up-to-date information about Scotland's native woodlands. It draws upon professional experience of scientific research, survey and management, where the author has studied many important native woodlands in Scotland and beyond.

Exploring Environmental History


Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1956

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: 8553

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: 2472

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.

Exploring Britain


Author: N.A

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321913

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4311

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.

Around the World in 80 Trees


Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271617

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4861

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration –?not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.

Fodor's Exploring Scotland


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

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9781400017720

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 4244

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.

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: 9537

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.

Conquering the Highlands

A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands


Author: Jan Oosthoek

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144797

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 9541

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


Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 7870

"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.

Forest School Adventure

Outdoor Skills and Play for Children


Author: Dan Westall,Naomi Walmsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784944032

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3262

Learn how to light a fire without matches, build a shelter to sleep in, cook on a fire, hunt for bugs and much more. From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, this book is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. Young children will be immersed in imaginative, messy play and crafts, while older ones can work on more complex activities like stone tool making and sourcing water. Whether in an organized setting, a group of friends or a family outing, the fun-filled games will build confidence, bonding and result in happy children. Entertaining anecdotes from the authors' own experience of surviving in the wild can be read aloud to children, bringing to life the thrilling reality of sleeping in a cave or savoring your first-ever foraged meal.

People and Woods in Scotland

A History


Author: T. Christopher Smout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748617005

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 1049

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.

Oak and Ash and Thorn

The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain


Author: Peter Fiennes

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071673

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2533

The magic and mystery of the woods and trees are embedded in our culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature. They offer us refuge, a place to play and a place to think. They are the generous providers of fuel, timber, energy and life. They let us dream of other ways of living. Yet we now face a future where taking a walk in the woods is consigned to the tales we tell our children. Threatened by development, neglect, climate chaos and ignorance, they are emptier – of flora and fauna, but also of people – than they have ever been. Immersing himself in the beauty of Britain’s woodlands and the art and writing they have inspired, Peter Fiennes explores our long relationship with the woods and the sad and violent story of how so many have been lost. Just as we need them, our woods need us too. But who, if anyone, is looking out for them?