Cols and Passes of the British Isles

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Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 184614874X

Category: History

Page: 192

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A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles. Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been crossed. Dozens were lost by the Ordnance Survey and are recorded only in ballads or monastic charters. The eleven cols of Hadrian's Wall are practically unknown and have never been properly identified. These underappreciated slices of natural beauty provide a new way of looking at British history, and a challenge for cyclists and walkers.

A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles

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Author: C. N. Waters

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393332

Category: Science

Page: 186

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This report revises and expands upon the 1976 and 1978 publications for the Dinantian and Silesian, respectively, combining them into a single account of British and Irish Carboniferous stratigraphy. The need to update the two Special Reports reflects the considerable advances in Carboniferous geology over the last 30 years. The report covers developments in international chronostratigraphy and incorporates wholesale reassessments of British lithostratigraphy. A huge volume of biostratigraphical information has been published over recent decades and the report summarizes the key information. Carboniferous rocks have long been of economic importance, but it is the search for hydrocarbons, in its infancy at the time of the previous reports, which has greatly increased our understanding of Carboniferous successions offshore and at depth, particularly in southern and eastern England.This Special Report will be a valuable reference for research and applied geoscientists working on rocks of Carboniferous age in the UK, Ireland and offshore areas.

Du continent au bassin versant

Théories et pratiques en géographie physique ; hommage au professeur Alain Godard

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Author: Marie-Françoise André

Publisher: Presses Univ Blaise Pascal

ISBN: 2845163355

Category: Physical geography

Page: 592

View: 1934

The Encyclopædia of Geography

Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political

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Author: Hugh Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commercial geography

Page: N.A

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Pirates of the British Isles

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Author: Joel Baer

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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From Blackbeard, to the pirates' pirate, Black Bart, this book encapsulates the true story of the 'golden age of piracy' and how it ended. Pirates are usually thought of as dashing, freedom loving rogues with contempt for the law and its minions. The mythical hero of the golden age of piracy (c.1660-c.1730) lived for the moment, so goes the myth, and the devil take the consequences. Joel Baer shows how false a notion this really is and how aware freebooters were of the law. Baer reveals how, whenever possible, they attempted to walk a fine line between sanctioned privateering and outright piracy. Pirateers, as they were sometimes called at the time, were often spectacularly successful at this game, exploiting legal loopholes, corrupt officials, and the shifting sands of international relations to legitimize their actions. Joel Baer tells the story of this age through the lens of seven British freebooters. The author details their exuberant and murderous lives, their crimes, and 'prizes', and how the Admiralty forced through Parliament new laws that ultimately defeated them.

Frost and Fire

Natural Engines, Tool-marks and Chips : with Sketches Taken at Home and Abroad by a Traveller

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Author: John Francis Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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Outlines of Physiography

An Introduction to the Study of the Earth

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Author: Andrew John Herbertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 312

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