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The Bass Rock

Author : Thomas M'Crie
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The Bass Rock

Author : Evie Wyld
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'A modern gothic triumph' Max Porter The Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other. In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth's belongings and discovers her place in the past - and perhaps a way forward. Each woman's choices are circumscribed by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life... WINNER OF THE STELLA PRIZE _______________ PRAISE FOR THE BASS ROCK: 'Daring, heartfelt, explosive' Daisy Johnson 'A vividly imagined portrait' Sunday Times 'Dark, disturbing and very sophisticated' William Boyd 'Wonderfully subtle and magnificently savage' Claire Fuller

Birds in Counties

Author : David K Ballance
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This is an ornithological bibliography for the counties of England, Wales, and Scotland and for the Isle of Man. It includes all known books, pamphlets and papers which contain substantial studies of the birds of local areas, from a county down to a back garden or a gravel pit. Each county has an introduction on its boundaries and the history of its ornithology. There has been no comprehensive national publication of this kind since Mullens, Swann and Jourdain's Geographical Bibliography in 1920. The volume also provides a detailed record of the many county and local bird reports and of the ever-increasing number of area surveys produced by statutory and voluntary bodies. The material is arranged by the pre-1974 counties and takes the record up to 1995. There are maps to show the many changes in county boundaries since 1800. The book will be a standard reference work for libraries and collectors, and for anyone interested in the rich and diverse development of local ornithology in its homeland. Contents:A Brief History of Local RecordingThe Arrangement of This BookThe Counties of EnglandThe Counties of WalesThe Counties of Scotland and The Isle of Man Readership: Ornithologists, bird-watchers, book-collectors/sellers and libraries. Keywords:Birds;Counties;Ornithological Bibliography;England;Wales;Scotland;Isle of ManReviews:“I have no hesitation in recommending this book to researchers and collectors alike and it should be in all major collections, public and university libraries.”Scottish Bird News

The Gannet

Author : Bryan Nelson
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The author is internationally known for his work on the North Atlantic gannet and the boobies. His studies of the gannetry on the Bass Rock over many years have formed the basis for most of our knowledge of the gannet's ecology, its breeding cycle and behaviour. The present work is a distillation of the studies and researches on Sula bassana in Europe and North America, with frequent reference to the African and Australasian gannets. There is also a chapter on the boobies, all of which have been studied at first hand by the author. Chapter topics are plumage, shape, structure and voice; numbers and distribution; behaviour; ecology; the bird at sea; the gannet family and the order; the gannet and man. There are many tables, maps and a full bibliography. The authoritative text is complemented by John Busby's brilliant and evocative drawings, plus 32 pages of photographs, many unpublished hitherto.

New and extensive sailing directions for the navigation of the North sea arranged and written to accompany the new charts drawn by J W Norie

Author : John William Norie
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New and Extensive Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the North Sea Containing a Full and Accurate Description of the Various Channels from the Nore to Orfordness etc

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Visitor

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The Living Age

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Skull and Saltire

Author : Jim Hewitson
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Pirates! The word is enough to send a shiver through your timbers. A nation such as the Scots, with its seafaring tradition, inevitably has a history of lawlessness at sea. From the earliest times, shrewd sailors realised that, by branching out as government agents, privateers or freelance plunderers, they could make more than just a living. Nautical Scots played a part in the Golden Age of Piracy, in the seventeenth century, most notably in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. But the story of Scottish piracy probably stretches back to Roman times and reaches up to the present day. In this exploration of a little-known aspect of Scottish seafaring, Jim Hewitson hauls up the anchor, hoists the Jolly Roger and takes us into some unexpected waters to meet characters such as: Kirkcudbright-born John Paul Jones, founder of the US navy, hero to the Americans, rogue pirate to the British; Sweyn Asleifsson, an Orkney-based pirate who spent half the year as a peaceful farmer and the other as a wild sea raider; and Greenock's Captain Kidd, the notorious piratical stereotype, who turns out to be more of a naive fall guy than a swashbuckling adventurer.

The Rough Guide to Edinburgh

Author : Donald Reid
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This pocket handbook to Scotland's capital contains informed accounts of all the city's historic buildings, galleries and attractions from the ancient Castle to the new National Museum of Scotland. The guide includes the pick of the day trips - from Glasgow, Stirling and St Andrews to Highland walks and sandy beaches.

Top Predators in Marine Ecosystems

Author : C. J. Camphuysen
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The sustainable exploitation of the marine environment depends upon our capacity to develop systems of management with predictable outcomes. Unfortunately, marine ecosystems are highly dynamic and this property could conflict with the objective of sustainable exploitation. This book investigates the theory that the population and behavioural dynamics of predators at the upper end of marine food chains can be used to assist with management. Since these species integrate the dynamics of marine ecosystems across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, they offer new sources of information that can be formally used in setting management objectives. This book examines the current advances in the understanding of the ecology of marine predators and will investigate how information from these species could be used in management.

Knowledge

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Englisch ganz leicht neu

Author : Brian Hill
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CD-Sprachkurs für Anfänger, der anhand von Alltagssituationen in Beruf und Urlaub Grundkenntnisse im Hören und Sprechen vermittelt.

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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Scottish Island Bagging

Author : Helen Webster
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Scottish Island Bagging by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands, is a guide to the magical islands of Scotland. Focusing on the ninety-nine islands that have regular trips or means of access for visitors, plus fifty-five other islands which have no regular transport but are still of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one. Of the islands featured, many are household names – Skye, Lewis, Bute – while some, such as the isolated St Kilda archipelago and the remote Sula Sgeir, will be unknown to all but a hardcore few. When it comes to things to see and do, the islands of Scotland have it all. Wildlife enthusiasts can watch out for otters, orcas and basking sharks, while birdwatchers in particular are spoilt: look out for the rare corncrake on Islay, sea eagles on Mull, or sight puffins, gannets, storm petrels and many other seabirds on any number of islands – although beware the divebombing bonxies. Foodies can sample Arran or Westray cheese, the many islands’ world-renowned seafood or learn about the whisky making process and sample a wee dram on a distillery tour. While the human history may not stretch back in time as far as the geology of these ancient lands, it is rich and varied: visit the 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae on Orkney, or Mackinnon’s Cave on Mull, following in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. You can even stay in the house on Jura where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. Hillwalkers can bag a Munro, walk the wild clifftops or take in the sights, or you could just escape from it all on one of the dozens of beautiful and deserted beaches – before joining the locals for a ceilidh into the wee hours. Well served by ferries and other transport links, getting around is easy. You could even take the world’s shortest scheduled flight. In Scottish Island Bagging, let Helen and Paul Webster be your guides to these enchanting isles.

History of the Affairs of Church and State in Scotland

Author : Robert Keith
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History of the affairs of church and state in Scotland from the beginning of the reformation to the year 1568

Author : Robert Keith
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History of the affairs of church and state in Scotland from the beginning of the Reformation to the year 1568 with biographical sketch notes and index by the editor in three volumes

Author : Robert Keith
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Sailing Directions for the East Coasts of England and Scotland from Flamborough Head to Cape Wrath Fourth edition With addenda

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The seaman s new guide revised by J S Hobbs

Author : New seaman's Guide
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