Journey Through the British Isles

This is a unique photographic record of a journey through some of the most breathtaking locations in the British Isles. Cory Wright's Gandolfi plate camera captures images of exquisite detail and intensity.

Author: Harry Cory Wright

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 1858943671

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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This is a unique photographic record of a journey through some of the most breathtaking locations in the British Isles. Cory Wright's Gandolfi plate camera captures images of exquisite detail and intensity.
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Waterlog

This is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.

Author: Roger Deakin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446442852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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‘Roger Deakin is the perfect companion for an invigorating armchair swim. Engaging, thoughtful and candid’ Telegraph Waterlog celebrates the magic of water and the beauty and eccentricity of Britain. In 1996 Roger Deakin, the late, great nature writer, set out to swim through the British Isles. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools and spas, from fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, even canals, Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain. Detained by water bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estuary by coastguards, mistaken for a suicide on Camber sands, confronting the Corryvreckan whirlpool in the Hebrides, he discovers just how much of an outsider the native swimmer is to his landlocked, fully-dressed fellow citizens. This is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water.
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A Transport Journey in Colour

This remarkable book takes the reader on a nostalgic transport journey into streets throughout the British Isles some of which have hardly changed, except for the vehicles displayed, whilst others have been transformed or have, in some ...

Author: Martin Jenkins

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526764133

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

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This remarkable book takes the reader on a nostalgic transport journey into streets throughout the British Isles some of which have hardly changed, except for the vehicles displayed, whilst others have been transformed or have, in some cases, altered virtually beyond all recognition. Hours of fascinating research using Google Street View has enabled the authors to indicate how their selected street scenes have changed and also how readers can explore these changes for themselves by accessing Google Street View. The authors have managed to bring together some truly outstanding and often stunning images from a period when color coverage of transport subjects was in its infancy. As a result, the book includes many previously unpublished views taken between 1950 and 1975 the majority from collections held by Online Transport Archive, of which charity both authors are trustees. The richly varied street scenes depict not only buses, trams and trolleybuses but also people as well as railway locomotives, cars, lorries, vans, cinemas, churches, retail outlets and public houses. An absolute feast for the eye. Rich in variety and with a wealth of detailed captions.
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Standing with Stones

The mystical and wondrous ancient stone monuments of Great Britain and Ireland are captured via richly colored photos along with a discussion of why, when, and how they might have been made, including Stonehenge, Stenness, and Arbor Low.

Author: Rupert Soskin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080720728

Category: History

Page: 192

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The mystical and wondrous ancient stone monuments of Great Britain and Ireland are captured via richly colored photos along with a discussion of why, when, and how they might have been made, including Stonehenge, Stenness, and Arbor Low.
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Oyster Isles

. . The stories behind each oyster and location are informative, in depth, but, most importantly, fun' Michel Roux Jr The oyster. Ostrea edulis. 'Edible bones'.

Author: Bobby Groves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472129062

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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'Bobby's oyster travelogue is an ambitious, one-of-a-kind piece that shines a spotlight on the extraordinary and the everyday of the industry. It's the stuff that oyster bucket lists are made of' Julie Qiu, In A Half Shell blog 'A masterpiece' Sandy Ingber, Executive Chef of the Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York 'An amazing tome . . . The stories behind each oyster and location are informative, in depth, but, most importantly, fun' Michel Roux Jr The oyster. Ostrea edulis. 'Edible bones'. The Great British oyster is deeply embedded in our geographical, historical and socio-cultural landscape. Five-thousand-year-old oyster shells have been discovered in the northern reaches of Scotland, and oyster shells are littered along the extinct riverbeds deep beneath the London of today. A highly prized delicacy of the Romans, the oyster has always been a class leveller: an everyman food of the poor during the Victorian age to a food of decadence during the twentieth century. It is a superfood; a biological water meter; an ecological superpower. The oyster card, 'the world is your oyster' - it has even crept into our language. Bobby Groves, Head of Oysters at the Chiltern Firehouse, takes us on a wonderful journey of the British oyster, a five-thousand-mile motorcycle odyssey of Britain's spectacular coastlines. He vividly brings to life this strange and marvellous creature, shining a light on its rich and vibrant history, its cultural impact and ecological importance as well as those oyster folk who work so hard to protect them. Part travelogue, part social history, Oyster Isles is a celebration of the much-loved yet much-misunderstood British oyster.
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This Golden Fleece

Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here.

Author: Esther Rutter

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783784370

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here. She unearths fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool, from the mill workers of the Border countries, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming; and finds tradition and innovation intermingling in today's knitwear industries. Along the way, she explores wool's rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history - among them gloves, a scarf, a baby blanket, socks and a fisherman's jumper - reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool. This Golden Fleece is at once a meditation on the craft and history of knitting, and a fascinating exploration of wool's influence on our landscape, history and culture.
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Pictorial Architecture of the British Isles

And in them generally our stately architecture is to be fairly seen and justly
appreciated . It is neither ... on British ground . From Hastings how short is the
journey to the field of Senlac , and the Abbey whose High Altar stood where
Harold fell !

Author: Henry Halsall Bishop

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293105802908

Category: Architecture

Page: 114

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Journey to Excellence

Development of the Military and VA Blind Rehabilitation Programs in the 20th
Century Stephen Miyagawa ... to observe the work of the Royal Air Force and
British Army Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Centers throughout the British Isles .

Author: Stephen Miyagawa

Publisher: Galde Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1880090767

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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The Church in the British Isles

Sketches of Its Continuous History from the Earliest Times to the Restoration
Church Club of New York ... having been ordained and consecrated by the Pope
himself , he set out on his journey to Britain , accompanied by Hadrian with ...

Author: Church Club of New York

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068190572

Category: Great Britain

Page: 258

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A D 500

'Don't refuse a place in a Welsh collective bed') Cheviot bandits, bizarre forms of Christianity, boat burials, peculiar haircuts, human sacrifice, poetry competitions, slave markets, the legend of King Arthur - these are the realities of ...

Author: Simon Young

Publisher:

ISBN: 0297848054

Category: British Isles

Page: 260

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AD 500 is written as a practical survival guide for the use of civilised visitors to the barbaric islands of Britain and Ireland. It describes a journey which begins in Cornwall and continues through Wales and Ireland, then across to Scotland and eventually down to London and southern Britain. The Romans have left, and the islands are now fought over by Irish, British Celts, Picts and Saxons. It is a dangerous world, full of tribal war. The British Celts are enthusiastic head-hunters, while the Saxon gods require regular blood sacrifices, animal and sometimes human. There are social pitfals too (`Do not make fun of the Celts' beliefs about Arthur'... `The traveller must not fall asleep while a saga poem is being recited'....'Don't refuse a place in a Welsh collective bed') Cheviot bandits, bizarre forms of Christianity, boat burials, peculiar haircuts, human sacrifice, poetry competitions, slave markets, the legend of King Arthur - these are the realities of life in the sixth century AD.
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The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting.

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473554535

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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"Everyone should have two copies - one for the car and one for the house to plan journeys. . . a reminder to think more about the places you pass and less about your route, because every British journey is through rich history." (Edward Stourton) From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other. The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. But the tolerant, easygoing peace we enjoy has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons. The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil’s very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. Beginning with footprints made in the sand by humankind’s earliest ancestors, he takes us via Romans and Vikings, the flowering of religion, through civil war, industrial revolution and two world wars. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.
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BAMONIMAMBO The Witnesses Rediscovering DR CONGO and BRITISH ISLES Common History

pages and paragraphs in some general books or some links in the Internet
search engines pages. ... some days together, frightened about his carriers,
Tippu Tip decided to come back to Nyangwe, leaving Stanley taking the
incredible decision of the journeyThrough the Dark Continent”. ... When I arrived
at Rhyl, I don't know why I 171 Bamonimambo: Rediscovering Congo & British
Isles Common History.

Author: Norbert X & Deo MBU-MPUTU & KATYA KASEREKA

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447757917

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The British Isles Through an Opera Glass

The scenes of some of the most popular poems of Burns are also to be found on
the banks of the Ayr , near Mauchline . From Ayr we continue our journey to
Glasgow , and settle ourselves at St . Enoch ' s Station Hotel . Glasgow is a great
city ...

Author: Charles Maus Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433071364594

Category: Great Britain

Page: 318

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Journey in Ireland July August 1835

... writing a novel based on his American experience, Marie, or Slavery in the
United States, which was also published in early 1835. In that spring of 1835,
Tocqueville and Beaumont decided they would finally make the trip to the British
Isles ...

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813207193

Category: History

Page: 157

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This edition of his journal is perhaps the first serious scholarly effort to place Tocqueville's journey to Ireland in its proper intellectual, geographical, and historical context.
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Underlands

Journeying across the British Isles and drawing on his own mining and stonemasonry background, geologist Ted Nield unearths the ways in which the rocks beneath our feet shape our lives

Author: Ted Nield

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847086713

Category: Building, Stone

Page: 288

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Delving into the history and geology of forgotten Britain, and into his ancestors' connection with the rocks of Britain, Ted Nield unearths the raw veins of coal, stone, oil, rock and clay that make up the country beneath our feet, illuminating the ties between earth and place, and what the loss of kinship between past and present means for Britain, and the rest of the world today.
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Myths and Legends of the British Isles

The hunting of the Twrch Trwyth is an almost self - contained episode , which
takes us on a breathless journey through the heartlands of Arthurian legend . The
story of the winning of the giant's daughter is a familiar folktale , but it rarely ...

Author: Richard W. Barber

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0851157483

Category: Social Science

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A mythology for the islands of Britain.
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Zigzag Journeys in the British Isles

Then she took what money she thought might be sufficient , and gave it to the
messenger , with orders to carry her ... As soon as he was provided with his royal
apparel , ornaments , and retinue , he sent word to Aganippus and his daughter
that he was driven out of his kingdom of Britain by ... WINSLOW ' S JOURNEY TO
POKANOKET , TO VISIT MASSASOIT THE ORIGINAL STORY QF KING LEAR
AND ...

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075877864

Category: Great Britain

Page: 320

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Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

Whisky is very plentiful: there are several stills in the Island, and more is made
than the inhabitants consume. ... from the main of Scotland, and from the Islands;
and all that go may be considered as subjects lost to the British crown; for a
nation ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442938021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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It is a travelogue that encapsulates Johnson's eighty-three days' journey to Scotland and the islands of Hebrides in 1773. Johnson has portrayed Scotland by depicting the scenes picturesquely. The whole panorama enhances reader's interest to an utmost pleasure. Johnson has recorded and commented on the Scottish life including all its peculiarities. Interesting!
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A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784

Books ofenduring scholarly value British and Irish History, Nineteenth Century
This series comprises contemporary or near-contemporary accounts of the
political, economic and social history of the British Isles during the nineteenth
century.

Author: Barthélemy Faujas de St-Fond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108071567

Category: History

Page: 400

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A two-volume annotated translation, from 1907, of geologist Faujas de Saint-Fond's 1797 account of a journey to the Hebrides.
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Mark s Journey to the West

exceptions, which because of some bureaucratic hang-ups did not issue visas at
will. ... otherwise they would have not been able to visit London, but would have
had to bypass the British Isles and go to Antwerp where Mark did possess a visa.

Author: Hugo Luke

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595093052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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After World War II and the Communist Revolution in China, Mark''s father, H. Thomas Luke, a graduate of Yenching University in Beijing, escaped with his wife Deanna, daughter Shelley, and son Hugo to Hong Kong where he taught English and wrote newspaper articles. The Luke''s relocated to Okinanwa to a job with the CIA. Mark graduated with honors and played football, winning a scholarship to Trinity College where he met many college friends during the Civil Rights and VietNam War Era. Like the great Chinese Classic "Journey To the West", he travelled extensively in the US and Western Europe. His writing is about his many encounters and he offers many interesting insights into characters he met along the way. The novel is light hearted and can easily adapted into a film or television program.
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