This Land

Landscape Wonders of Britain

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Author: Roly Smith,Joe Cornish

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235045

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Joe Cornish is widely acknowledged as Britain's finest landscape photographer. In this new collection he explores fifty of the most amazing landscapes in Britain. Taking its cue from these Isles' extraordinarily diverse geology, This Land ranges from the ancient quartzite rocks of the Scottish Highlands to the gritstones and limestones of the English Pennines and the rolling chalk downs of Southern England. There are sections on Mountains, Islands, Forests and Coasts, and the book concludes with a fascinating look at the ways in which British people have shaped the landscape over thousands of years. Accompanying text by leading outdoors writer and campaigner Roly Smith explains how each type of rock creates its own distinctive landforms and vegetation, and how these have often been made the subject of local folklore and legend. There is room for some personal recollections from Joe and Roly about their own experiences in these magical places, and the book includes a foreword by Bill Bryson.

The Making of the British Landscape

How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today

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Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014194336X

Category: History

Page: 832

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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.

Scotland's Mountains

A Landscape Photographer's View

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Author: Joe Cornish

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845133467

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Following the success of Scotland’s Coast, acclaimed landscape photographer Joe Cornish trained his lens on another outstanding feature of the country for which he holds so much affection – its mountains. He sets out to capture the unique character of each range, from the soaring peaks of the Southern Highlands to the fortress-like Torridonian and Assynt hills in the far north; from the Cuillin of Skye, almost Alpine in character, in the west, to the lofty Cairngorms, with their windswept plateaus and jewel-like ice formations to the east. With a brilliant eye for a picture and a masterly use of light, Joe depicts not only the peaks and ridges, the cliffs and buttresses of each mountain range, but the corresponding valleys and glens, the deep lochs, fast-flowing burns and spectacular waterfalls that are as integral to the landscape as the mountains themselves. Accompanying the photographs are Joe’s fascinating accounts of his experiences in each region. He describes the physical and creative challenges he faced in order to capture the images, and his reflections on the remarkable landscapes and features he encountered. The result is one of the most acutely observed, engaging and inspirational portraits of Scotland’s mountains ever published. It will delight not only Joe Cornish’s numerous admirers but anyone who is drawn to this most magical of landscapes.

First Light

A Landscape Photographer's Art

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Author: Joe Cornish

Publisher: Argentum Press

ISBN: 9781902538242

Category: Landscape photography

Page: 160

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Drawing on decades of experience, Joe Cornish, one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape photographers, has distilled the key elements of his craft into a collection of thought-provoking essays accompanied by a stunning selection of his photographs. From his beloved North Yorkshire, to the rocky canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the photos in First Light have been chosen to reflect the breadth of Joe’s work and to illustrate how he puts his working philosophy into practice. Each picture is accompanied by text describing the conditions that must be taken into consideration before taking a photo; the composition of the image, including viewpoint, selection of film and filters; and post production treatments. First Light is replete with supporting technical data and Joe’s own explanations of the thought processes that lay behind the creation of each of these wonderful photographs. These fluent and very personal accounts are full of practical advice on subjects ranging from anticipating changes in the weather or lighting conditions, to the relative advantages of using colour filters. For all photographers, whether amateur or professional, First Light is a source of on-going inspiration and advice. With a foreword from renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite, it will also appeal to anyone who appreciates natural beauty and loves landscape for its own sake.

Britain's Best Historical Sites

From Prehistory to the Industrial Revolution

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Author: Tom Quinn,Andrew Midgley

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847739841

Category: History

Page: 192

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Britain's Best Historic Sites takes the reader on a journey around this ancient land, detailing over 80 of the most important and fascinating of Britain's historic remains from 8000BC to the 20th century. From excavations of everyday life found in forgotten highways and Roman villas to areas of great spiritual significance, such as stone circles and medieval churches, as well as sites that were key to the Industrial Revolution, this book uncovers the amazing heritage that can be found across Britain. Sites featured include: Stonehenge, Wiltshire; Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria; Callanish, Isle of Lewis; Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex; Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland; Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset; Lindisfarne, Northumberland; Tower of London, London; Dover Castle, Kent; The George Inn, London; and Ironbridge, Shropshire.

A Photographer at Work

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Author: Joe Cornish,Eddie Ephraums

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781902538600

Category: Photography

Page: 141

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This highly original book explores the working methods and creative philosophy of one of the UK’s greatest landscape photographers. Over a three-year period, Joe Cornish and his co-author Eddie Ephraums, have created a unique documentary record of Joe’s photography in a variety of locations, from the Scottish Highlands to the north Conwall coast, via Northumberland and Joe’s much-loved North Yorkshire. Each location is used to address a particular aspect of the art and craft of landscape photography, through conversations between the authors, images of Cornish at work, plus his own pictures from each location. The pictures show us not one, definitive interpretation of each scene but alternative compositions and the development of photographic ideas, giving revealing insights into the photographer’s creative process. The book also documents Cornish’s gradual transition from a traditional, exclusively film-based way of working to one that now embraces the use of digital compact cameras, digital SLRs and, most recently, a large format digital camera. He describes the opportunities that each of these new tools has opened up, for example he now uses a digital compact both as a sketchbook and for exhibition-quality prints. Full of informative and inspirational images, fascinating insights and professional tricks of the trade, this book will appeal to Joe Cornish’s legions of fans and anyone with an interest in photographing the landscape.

The Festival of Britain

A Land and Its People

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Author: Harriet Atkinson,Mary Banham

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848857926

Category: Design

Page: 242

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The Festival of Britain in 1951 transformed the way people saw their war-ravaged nation. Giving Britons an intimate experience of contemporary design and modern building, it helped them accept a landscape under reconstruction, and brought hope of a better world to come. Drawing on previously unseen sketches and plans, photographs and interviews, The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People travels beyond the Festival's spectacular centerpiece at London's South Bank, to show how the Festival made the whole country an exhibition ground with events to which hundreds of the country's greatest architects, artists, and designers contributed. It explores exhibitions in Poplar, Battersea and South Kensington in London; Belfast, Glasgow, and Wales; a touring show carried on four lorries and another aboard an ex-aircraft carrier. It reveals how all these exhibitions and also plays, poetry, art and films commissioned for the Festival had a single focus: to unite "the land and people of Britain."

The Wild Places

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Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638657

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.

Natural Wonders of the World

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465472460

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures. From the Rocky Mountains to the Great barrier Reef and everything in between, Natural Wonders of the World combines breathtaking landscape photography and illustrations with 3-D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and explain the geological processes to show how the features were formed. Plants and animals that inhabit each environment are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a complete celebration of our world. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind

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Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010392

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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From the people who've been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind will take you on a tour of the world's most mind-boggling wild and wonderful places, and help you discover just how extraordinary our planet really is. For all of our obsessions with man-made wonders, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature. Vast underground cave systems, wild desert landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, staggering geology and spectacular vestiges of our prehistoric past all remind us of our small place in Earth's story. Even with our ever-expanding knowledge of the way the world has come to be, some landscapes still leave us utterly perplexed. This is the mystery and the majesty of the natural world. In this book we've attempted to capture just a fraction of what our planet has to offer, and we hope it inspires you to get out and find your own slice of pleasure in the great outdoors. Contents: Beach idyll Beach of the Cathedrals // Spain Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands // Mexico Moeraki Boulders, South Island // New Zealand Palawan Island // The Philippines Santorini, Cyclades Islands // Greece Vaadhoo Island // Maldives Deep down Cave of Crystals // Mexico Darvaza Crater // Turkmenistan Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming // USA Great Barrier Reef, Queensland // Australia Great Blue Hole // Belize Hang Son Doong // Vietnam Jeita Grotto, Keserwan // Lebanon Lake Baikal, Siberia // Russia Manjanggul Lava Tube // South Korea Marble Caves // Chile and Argentina Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska // USA The Mariana Trench // Western Pacific Ocean Mountainous wonders Huangguoshu Waterfall // China Lauterbrunnen Valley // Switzerland Milford Sound, South Island // New Zealand Mount Everest // Nepal and Tibet Mount Roraima // Venezuela Musandam Fjords // Oman Perito Moreno Glacier // Argentina The Grand Canyon, Arizona // USA Tianzi Mountains // China Trolltunga // Norway Mystical and mythical Aurora Borealis // Greenland Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye // Scotland Fingal's Cave, Inner Hebrides // Scotland Giant's Causeway, County Antrim // Northern Ireland The Waitomo Glow-worm Caves // New Zealand Uluru, Northern Territory // Australia National parks Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory // Australia Lencois Maranhenses National Park // Brazil Plitvice Lakes National Park // Croatia The Wildebeest Migration // Tanzania and Kenya Yosemite National Park, California // USA Strange landscapes Bristlecone Pines, California // USA Crooked Forest // Poland Eye of the Sahara // Mauritania Ice Towers of Mount Erebus // Antarctica Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji // India Pamukkale // Turkey Sagano Bamboo Forest // Japan Salar de Uyuni // Bolivia Socotra Island and Archipelago // Yemen Spotted Lake, British Columbia // Canada White Desert // Egypt About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815–1851

The Role of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

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Author: Dr Linda E Connors,Dr Mary Lu MacDonald

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478882

Category: History

Page: 242

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Examining the complex and rapidly expanding world of print culture and reading in the nineteenth century, Linda E. Connors and Mary Lu MacDonald show how periodicals in the United Kingdom and British North America shaped and promoted ideals about national identity. In the wake of the Napoleonic wars, periodicals instilled in readers an awareness of cultures, places and ways of living outside their own experience, while also proffering messages about what it meant to be British. The authors cast a wide net, showing the importance of periodicals for understanding political and economic life, faith and religion, the world of women and children, the idea of progress as a transcendent ideology, and the relationships between the parts (for example, Scotland or Nova Scotia) and the whole (Great Britain). Analyzing the British identity of expatriate nineteenth-century Britons in North America alongside their counterparts in Great Britain enables insights into whether residents were encouraged to identify themselves by country of residence, by country of birth, or by their newly acquired understanding of a broader whole. Enhanced by a succinct and informative catalogue of data, including editorship and price, about the periodicals analyzed, this study provides a striking history of the era and brings clarity to the perception of British transcendence and progress that emerged with such force and appeal after 1815.

National Geographic Greatest Landscapes

Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish

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Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),George Steinmetz,Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217129

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. With vast deserts in twilight, snowcapped mountain ranges at the brink of dawn, a forest in the height of autumn colors, these indelible images will magnify the beauty, emotion, and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash, taking readers on a spectacular visual journey and offering an elegant conduit to the world around them. Paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, this beautiful book weaves a vibrant tapestry of images that readers will turn to again and again.

The Book of Wonders

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Author: Jasmine Richards

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062099183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Sorcerers, Cyclops, Djinnis . . . Magic. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone who is caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying tyrant who, even with his eyes closed, can see all. When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must risk everything to rescue her. Along with Rhidan, who is her best friend, and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.

Wild China

natural wonders of the world's most enigmatic land

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Author: Giles Badger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846072336

Category: China

Page: 256

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China has more varied habitats for wildlife than anywhere else on the planet. But above all, China is a place of 1.3 billion people, most of whom still live in the countryside. This work explores the length and breadth of one of the world's most spectacular and mysterious countries.

American Sublime

Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880

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Author: Andrew Wilton,T. J. Barringer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691096704

Category: Art

Page: 284

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Published to accompany a major transatlantic exhibition, a tribute to U.S. landscape painting features more than one hundred works by the Hudson River School artists, complemented by three gatefolds, artist biographies, and essays on American landscape painting in the context of international traditions and national identity. (Fine Arts)

Land of Plenty

A Journey Through the Fields and Foods of Modern Britain

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Author: Charlie Pye-Smith

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson

ISBN: 9781783963805

Category:

Page: 288

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Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing cattle: our idea of the landscape has been shaped by agriculture, as has the land itself. But in a fast-changing world, how does the great British countryside continue to provide the food we eat? Most people living in Britain today must go back several generations before they find an ancestor who worked on the land. How much do we really know about those who are supplying us with the most essential things in life: our daily bread and butter, meat and fish, fruit and vegetables? In Land of Plenty Charlie Pye-Smith travels the length and breadth of these isles to explore the little-understood world of British agriculture. From ultramodern indoor dairy units producing millions of liters of milk a year to small, old-fashioned farms making cheese with twenty or thirty cows, and from landowners whose families have farmed the same fields for centuries to tenants who have just joined the industry, Pye-Smith investigates the timeless connection between land and people in the twenty-first century. Revealing the dairy industry in Somerset and Gloucestershire; beef in the Scottish Borders; sheep in North Yorkshire; pigs and poultry in East Anglia and Hampshire; vegetables in Norfolk; and fruit in Essex and the West Country, Land of Plenty is a colorful and rewarding travelogue that gets to the very heart of modern British life.

Seven Natural Wonders of Australia and Oceania

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Author: Michael Woods,Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822590743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Without any human influence, nature has created extraordinary wonders - from majestic mountains and bubbling volcanoes to amazing plants and animals. These wonders are found across all the continents and oceans of this planet. In a tour of the seven greatest wonders of Australia and Oceania, we ll encounter the Outback, Australia s enormous interior region. The Outback is full of amazing land formations, animals, and plants. We ll also see Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, one of the world s most active volcanoes, and New Caledonia, a South Pacific island full of plants that have been around since the age of the dinosaurs. We ll also discover the human legends and mysteries that surround these natural monuments. What other natural wonders do Australia and Oceania hold? To find out, we ll explore a snow-capped mountain, a crystal blue lagoon, and a vast wilderness in fascinating detail.

Coast

From the Air

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Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846072662

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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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.

The Land of Decoration

A Novel

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Author: Grace McCleen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805095276

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A mesmerizing debut about a young girl whose steadfast belief and imagination bring everything she once held dear into treacherous balance In Grace McCleen's harrowing, powerful debut, she introduces an unforgettable heroine in ten-year-old Judith McPherson, a young believer who sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith. Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, young Judith finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps--the Land of Decoration. Where others might see rubbish, Judith sees possibility and divinity in even the strangest traces left behind. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives--a strike threatens her father's factory job, and the taunting at school slips into dangerous territory--Judith makes a miracle in the Land of Decoration that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's chosen instrument. But the heady consequences of her newfound power are difficult to control and may threaten the very foundations of her world. With its intensely taut storytelling and crystalline prose, The Land of Decoration is a gripping, psychologically complex story of good and evil, belonging and isolation, which casts new and startling light on how far we'll go to protect the things we love most.

Scotland's Fifty Finest Mountains

A Photographic Exploration

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Author: John Parminter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783060207

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 144

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Have you ever wondered what the finest mountains in Scotland are? Perhaps you hadn’t before now; perhaps you have an appreciation or passion, but haven’t gone to the bother of compiling a list. Maybe you already have a firm idea of which are the best to climb, the ones with the greatest views or simply the most photogenic. John Parminter set about researching and investigating what the finest mountains in Scotland really are, then explored and photographed them. His curiosity took him on a journey full of rewarding experiences, interesting discoveries and memorable sights. He climbed and reacquainted himself with old favourites, sought out hidden and unfamiliar mountains and was pleasantly surprised by unexpected and beautiful scenes.All the Highland areas are covered, from the picturesque region of the Trossachs in the south, sweeping up through the rugged central area and visiting Ben Nevis on the way, before proceeding through the remote coastal glens as far as the majestic beauty of Ben Loyal in the north. John visits the bold hills of the Cairngorms before finishing his journey on the islands and the magnificent Cuillin.Over three years of passion, excitement, toil and frustrations have gone into capturing these images, culminating in Scotland's Fifty Finest Mountains – A Photographic Exploration. The book will appeal to fans of photography, outdoor walkers, residents of Scotland and fans of its scenery.