Oak and Ash and Thorn

The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain

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Author: Peter Fiennes

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071673

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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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?

The Forest and the City

The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland

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Author: Cecil C. Konijnendijk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319750763

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

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Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulognes, Epping Forest, Hong Kong’s country parks, Stanley Park: throughout history cities across the world have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed – and in some cases are promoting – a distinct ‘forest identity’. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial. Essential reading for students and researchers interested in urban sustainability and urban forestry, this book also has much wider appeal. For with city forests playing an increasingly important role in local government sustainability programs, it provides an important reference for those involved in urban planning and decision making, public affairs and administration, and even public health. From providers of livelihoods to healthy recreational environments, and from places of inspiration and learning to a source of conflict, the book presents examples of city forests from around the world. These cases clearly illustrate how the social and cultural development of towns and forests has often gone hand in hand. They also reveal how better understanding of city forests as distinct cultural and social phenomena can help to strengthen synergies both between cities and forests, and between urban society and nature.

Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests

A Witch's Guide to the Woodland with Guided Meditations and Pathworking

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Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846948045

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 159

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No matter where you live, there will always be a wide variety of trees in the immediate vicinity, whether open countryside, urban parkland or municipal gardens. Get to know them, learn to recognise the different species, and draw on the magical power of the Tree. Be humbled in the presence of the trees, by their great size and beauty … and learn to work with them as a witch.

RSPB Where To Go Wild in Britain

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140534282X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Britain's most spectacular locations and when to visit them Discover the best of Britain's rich and diverse natural heritage, and enjoy the nation's wildlife at its finest in this month-by-month, region-by-region tour of what to see when. From the magnificent coastal flower displays of The Lizard in March, to the spectacle of seeing peregrine falcons in the unlikely urban setting of Canary Wharf in June, you'll experience first hand the huge array of flora, fauna and habitat to be found within our shores. Find details on hundreds of locations, maps, contacts, access and facilities, opening times and charges, plus great ideas for a whole host of options, giving you the choice in what you want to do and when. Comprehensive and practical, inspiring and evocative, this is your guide to the best that wild Britain has to offer.

A Topographical Dictionary of England

Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions; Illustrated by Maps of the Different Counties and Islands, a Map of England, Showing the Principal Towns, Roads, Railways, Navigable Rivers, and Canals; and a Plan of London and Its Environs, and Embellished with Engravings of the Arms of the Cities, Bishopricks, Universities, Colleges, Corporate Towns, and Boroughs; and of the Seals of the Several Municipal Corporations

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Author: Samuel Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Landscape Photography

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Author: Leonard Gayton,Marjorie Gayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landscape photography

Page: 216

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Harper's Magazine

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Author: Frederick Lewis Allen,Thomas Bucklin Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.