Secret Guernsey by Amanda Bennett

By Amanda Bennett

Guernsey is small - in basic terms 25 sq. miles - however it holds a intensity of heritage and intrigue some distance more than its measurement. Early prehistoric beginnings allied to a Norman French background and an extended interval of loyalty to the English Crown have produced a special tradition - a melting pot of spiritual, political and monetary task. The islanders' tales are available far and wide - from the sea-swept coast and rural nation lanes, to the bustle of St Peter Port, in structures, church buildings and fascinating old fashioned, granite homes. Take a trip via this favourite panorama to discover what lies underneath - tales of the bizarre, the fascinating or the obvious abnormal. From serial duellists to romantic poets; complicated highway names to land reclamation; mysterious stones to pagan choices, mystery Guernsey is stuffed with unforeseen stories of island existence and background, and invitations you to discover the island for your self and discover extra unfound treasures via attractive color photographs.

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Preston in 50 Buildings by Keith Johnson

By Keith Johnson

From its heyday as a growth city of the economic Revolution while the city grew and built swiftly as a massive cloth production centre, via its twentieth-century decline, to its present prestige as a urban and administrative centre for the county of Lancashire, Preston has had a proud and special identification. This awesome heritage is embodied within the constructions that experience formed the city.

Preston in 50 constructions explores the background of this wealthy and colourful neighborhood via a range of its maximum architectural treasures. From the Grade I-listed Harris Museum to the trendy Guild corridor, this particular examine celebrates the city’s architectural history in a brand new and available means. recognized neighborhood writer Keith Johnson publications the reader on a travel of the city’s historical structures and sleek architectural marvels. The church buildings, theatres, pubs and cinemas of Preston’s business prior are tested along the cutting edge constructions of a twenty-first-century city.

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England’s Rare Mosses and Liverworts: Their History, by Ron D. Porley

By Ron D. Porley

This is the 1st ebook to hide England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts, jointly often called bryophytes. As a gaggle, they're the main historical land crops and occupy a special place within the colonization of the Earth by means of flora. although, many are in danger from habitat loss, toxins, weather switch, and different elements. Britain is without doubt one of the world's most sensible bryologically recorded components, but its mosses and liverworts should not popular open air a small band of specialists. This has intended that conservation motion has tended to lag in the back of that of extra charismatic teams similar to birds and mammals. Of the 916 types of bryophyte in England, 87 are at the British pink record and are considered as threatened lower than the stern standards of the overseas Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This booklet goals to elevate knowledge via supplying wonderful photographs--many by no means prior to published--of each one threatened species, in addition to updated profiles of eighty four of them, together with prestige, distribution, historical past, and conservation measures. The booklet appears to be like at what bryophytes are, why they're very important and worthwhile, and what makes them infrequent; it additionally examines threats, extinctions, ex situ conservation ideas, laws, and the influence of the 1992 conference on organic Diversity.

  • Provides the 1st therapy of England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts
  • Features beautiful photographs--many by no means prior to published--of every one species and lots of in their habitats
  • Treats each one species in a convenient and tasty double-page format
  • Includes updated profiles of eighty four species, together with prestige, distribution, background, and conservation measures
  • Presents the 1st evaluation of English bryophyte conservation
  • Offers useful tips to humans operating in conservation in England, the British Isles, Europe, and beyond

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Galloway and the Borders (Collins New Naturalist Library, by Derek Ratcliffe

By Derek Ratcliffe

Another quantity within the widely-read New Naturalist sequence, this booklet is an in-depth research of the typical advancements and background of Galloway and surrounding areas.

Often ignored a result of attractiveness of average habitat in different elements of the rustic, the writer right here conveys the variety and elegance of nature within the south of Scotland.

Galloway and the borders is a really various quarter, from saltmarshes and shingle shores to rocky islands and seabird stations. the wide variety of hills, exhibiting a wealth of wealthy shades, supply the realm its dominant personality. the various number of natural world basically upload to the diversity.

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Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia Through Time by Brian Girling

By Brian Girling

This compilation of images explores of west vital London s historical parts via infrequent pictures, many unseen in over a century, along smooth photos for comparability. Bloomsbury is popular for its high quality structure, wealthy cultural historical past, universities and expert hospitals whereas Bohemian Fitzrovia is a colorful eating place centre set in busy streets courting from the 1700s. Our pictorial travel takes us via gas-lit streets, grand squares and flavourful byways and features a examine considered one of London s previous German quarters. alongside the way in which are misplaced neighbourhoods, outlets the place our ancestors procured their family necessities and a cinema which pioneered performances of colored motion picture movies. This publication will revive many neighborhood thoughts and may pride and intrigue the resident and customer alike.

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Deal Through Time by Robert Turcan

By Robert Turcan

The historical past of Deal has been formed through its place at the severe japanese beach of Kent. with regards to France, it was once of such major naval significance that Henry VIII selected to erect a fort the following at the concentric circle plan. progressive on the time, it really is fantastically preserved this day. Barracks have been validated the following from 1861. This corps of the British military used to be infamously bombed by way of the IRA in 1989, and the college of tune departed seven years later. Many literary references to Deal seek advice from its villainous population, which was once frequently linked to smuggling. this present day, stylish cafes, outlets and vacation cottages display an environment of quiet prosperity. Pepys' and Cobette's derogatory phrases of 'pitiful' and 'detestable' are an international clear of smooth Deal. in its place, because the photographs gathered right here express, via time the city has develop into a hidden gem of idyllic existence.

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Lancaster Through Time by Jon Sparks

By Jon Sparks

town of Lancaster has lengthy been a centre for tradition, schooling and trade. The Romans had an everlasting payment at the comparable hill as Lancaster citadel sits this present day. The identify of the city is derived from the River Lune and caster, the outdated English note for castle. In later years Lancaster built exact ties to the British monarchy. the home of Lancaster grew to become a department of the royal family members after being embroiled within the Wars of the Roses with the home of York. even supposing Lancaster has misplaced many treasures, there are a few tremendous examples of swap which marries the simplest of the outdated with the easiest of the hot, corresponding to the White go turbines web site. St George's Quay most likely seems to be greater than at any time in its heritage, and there is extra to return at the freshly cleared web site simply west of Carlisle Bridge. Lancaster has suffered a few tragic losses, however it remains to be a swish and humane urban; it's a position to cherish, and plenty of humans do.

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Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage along the Macmillan Way by John A. Cherrington

By John A. Cherrington

John Cherrington and his seventy-four yr outdated jogging significant other set out one positive morning in could to traverse the single English footpath that cuts south during the rural middle of the rustic, a powerful direction referred to as the Macmillan means. Cherrington’s jogging associate is Karl Yzerman, an irascible “bull of the woods”, an entire 20 years his senior and the precise foil to the wry and self-deprecating writer. Their trip starts at Boston at the Wash and takes them via components of exceptional good looks akin to the Cotswolds, Somerset, and Dorset, all of the solution to Chesil seashore. Their final vacation spot is Cadbury fortress, a hillfort that many archeologists think to be the most likely position of King Arthur’s mythical centre of operations within the overdue fifth century while he—or another popular British warrior chieftain—made his final stand opposed to the Saxons. alongside the way in which the not going duo stories many adventures, together with a major crime scene, a bull assault, numerous ghosts, a brothel, and the English themselves. On almost each web page of the booklet the historic merges with the magic of the footpath, with Cherrington making astute, usually funny observations at the social, cultural and culinary mores of the English, all from a really North American viewpoint.

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Glasgow Landscapes A Photographic Glimpse (Places To Visit by Felicity McCullough

By Felicity McCullough

Glasgow, A Photographic Glimpse is written to lead those who find themselves passionate to go to and know about Glasgow in Scotland. This photographic glimpse exhibits the points of interest and scenes, constructions and locations of curiosity. The e-book is designed as a visible consultant in the event you intend to go to Glasgow and the way you'll discover to find its many distinct and memorable customer sights. it really is was hoping you can find the visible photos stimulating. this is often the 3rd ebook within the sequence, ‘Places to Visit’.

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In & Around Bruton Through Time by Andrew Pickering

By Andrew Pickering

The small city of Bruton is one among Somerset s hidden gem stones. With a background of cost that stretches again to pre-Conquest occasions, its fascinating highways and alleyways ( bartons ) have retained a lot in their historic personality. even if Bruton s is now greatly a specific thing of the previous, its even older organization with schooling nonetheless, partially, defines the city this present day. This publication specializes in the city s wealthy architectural historical past of colleges, church buildings, companies, and houses, and the story of swap and continuity they inform. filled with archive and modern images, so much formerly unpublished, In & round Bruton notwithstanding Time serves as either an invaluable advisor to the customer and as a precious source for these drawn to checking out extra concerning the city within which they live.

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