The A303

Highway to the Sun
Author: Tom Fort
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857203274
Category: Travel
Page: 368
View: 2252
'A nostalgic experience, informative, humorous, charming, but pervaded by the bitter-sweet scent of regret' Daily Mail The A303 is more than a road. It is a story. One of the essential routes of English motoring and the road of choice to the West Country for thousands of holidaymakers, the A303 recalls a time when the journey was an adventure and not simply about getting there. Tom Fort gives voice to the stories this road has to tell, from the bluestones of Stonehenge to Roman roads and drovers paths, to turnpike tollhouses, mad vicars, wicked Earls and solstice seekers, the history, geography and culture of this road tells a story of an English way of life. 'Fort has an eye for the quirky, the absurd, the pompous and a style that, like the road, is always on the move' Sunday Telegraph 'A lovely book...At last someone has celebrated the romance of the British road' Guardian

Southwest on the A303

Author: Adam Gary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995594708
Page: N.A
View: 3332
When Alex receives the heartbreaking news that his beloved uncle has passed away, leaving Alex with all his belongings - including his renowned light olive green VW Campervan - he sets out for Cornwall to attend the funeral, rediscovering his love for life along the way.

Archaeology on the A303 Stonehenge Improvement

Author: Matt Leivers,Christopher W. Moore,Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Wessex Archeology
Category: History
Page: 70
View: 8248
This volume reports on the archaeological works undertaken between 1998 and 2003 as part of the A303 Stonehenge Improvement highway scheme promoted by the Highways Agency. The A303 trunk road and the A344 which pass Stonehenge are widely agreed to have a detrimental effect on its setting and on other archaeological features within the World Heritage Site. Around Stonehenge there is noise and visual intrusion from traffic and also air pollution. Each year nearly one million people visit the World Heritage Site and surroundings, using visitor facilities intended to cater for a much smaller number. Many plans that might improve this situation have been examined, involving partnership working across many organisations. Common to all these has been the aim of removing traffic from the area of Stonehenge and at the same time addressing highways issues with regard to road capacity and safety. This volume sets out the objectives of the extensive programme of archaeological work that was undertaken to inform the planning of the highway scheme, the methods used, the results obtained, and to explain something of the significance of works which provided a 12 km transect across the WHS and beyond: the first of its kind ever undertaken.

Transport in the South West

first report of session 2009-10. Oral and written evidence
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. South West Regional Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215544117
Page: 268
View: 1713
Transport in the South West : First report of session 2009-10, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence


The Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government
Author: David Laws
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785900358
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
View: 6963
When David Cameron and Nick Clegg stepped out into the rose garden at No. 10 to launch the first coalition government since the Second World War, it was amid a sea of uncertainty. Some doubted whether the coalition could survive a full term - or even a full year. Five years later, this bold departure for British politics had weathered storms, spending cuts and military strikes, rows, referendums and riots. In this compelling insider account, David Laws lays bare the inner workings of the coalition government from its birth in 2010 to its demise in 2015. As one of the chief Lib Dem negotiators, Laws had a front-row seat from the very beginning of the parliament. Holding key posts in the heart of government, he was there for the triumphs, the tantrums and the tactical manoeuvrings. Now, he brings this experience to bear, revealing how crucial decisions were made, uncovering the often explosive divisions between and within the coalition parties, and candidly exploring the personalities and positions of the leading players on both sides of the government. Honest, insightful and at times shocking, Coalition shines a powerful light on perhaps the most fascinating political partnership of modern times.

Killer Elite

Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444707930
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 4289
The deaths of four British soldiers, two of them ex SAS, appear at first to be accidental. In fact, they have been targeted by a group of hired assassins, known as the Clinic. This group of contract killers is systematically tracking down elite servicemen and killing them one by one... Desperate to stop the murders, a group of four men, the Feather Men, are recruited to hunt down the Clinic and avenge the soldiers' deaths. But will they get to them in time and what's driving the Clinic's own brutal form of justice? Ranulph Fiennes, himself a former SAS officer, uses his unique knowledge to craft this amazing thriller, now a major film, featuring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen. Previously published as The Feather Men, the film KILLER ELITE was released in the UK on the 23rd September 2011.

Valuing Cultural Heritage

Applying Environmental Valuation Techniques to Historic Buildings, Monuments and Artifacts
Author: S. Navrud (ed.),Richard C. Ready
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781843765455
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 4372
What value do we place on our cultural heritage, and to what extent should we preserve historic and culturally important sites and artefacts from the ravages of weather, pollution, development and use by the general public? This innovative book attempts t

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)

Official Report
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 2621

Whitaker's Shorts 2015: The Year in Review

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472914872
Category: Reference
Page: 128
View: 8193
Now in its 147th edition Whitaker's Almanack is the definitive reference guide containing a comprehensive overview of every aspect of UK infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics. Available only as ebooks, Whitaker's Shorts are selected themed sections from Whitaker's Almanack 2015: portable and perfect for those with specific interests within the print edition. Whitaker's Shorts 2015: The Year in Review includes a digest of the 2013-14 year's events in the UK and abroad and articles covering subjects as diverse as Archaeology, Conservation, Business and Finance, Opera, Dance, Film and Weather. There is also an A-Z listing of all the results for the major sporting events from Alpine Skiing through to Fencing, Football, Horse Racing, Polo and Tennis.

A Twist of Lyme

Author: David Ruffle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780925972
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
View: 9894
Who are the 'men in the garden'? Was Chipping Norton really once the centre of the universe? What part do dodgy knees have to play? Just who are Johnny Norfolk and Johnny Stevens? What is W.A.S.T.E.? What connects the Cotswolds, Venice, East Molesey and Lyme Regis? Why would anyone pay to see 'Ophelia get Your Gun'? And just what is the appropriate response to virtually everything? Some of these questions may be answered...some may not in this comic tale of family life in this, David Ruffle's first foray into contemporary fiction.

Stonehenge: A New Understanding

Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
Author: Mike Parker Pearson,The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191720
Category: Social Science
Page: 433
View: 7361
A “leader of the groundbreaking Stonehenge Riverside Project expounds on recent research into the famed site in this revelatory study . . . immensely rewarding” (Publishers Weekly). Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation—about Stonehenge’s celestial significance, human sacrifice, and even aliens and druids. But the Stonehenge Riverside Project set out to change that. A hugely ambitious, seven-year dig by today’s top archaeologists, the project unearthed a wealth of fresh evidence that had gone untouched since prehistory. In Stonehenge: A New Understanding, archaeologist and project director Mike Parker Pearson uses that evidence to present a paradigm-shifting theory of the true significance that Stonehenge held for its builders—and mines his field notes to give you an insider’s view of the dirt, drama, and thrilling discoveries of this history-changing archaeological dig. “This is brilliantly written scholarship. The book combines old ideas about the circle with the unexpected revelations of today. It is a triumph.” —Aubrey Burl, author of A Brief History of Stonehenge

The Hidden Places of England

Author: Peter Long
Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434122
Category: Travel
Page: 676
View: 9464
England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
View: 673
Includes section "Reviews."

DNA : replication and recombination

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 1387
View: 4870

South Coast Saunter

Author: Rod Long
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
ISBN: 9781843862864
Category: England, Southern
Page: 317
View: 4840
One fine day, Rod Long, along with his long-term partner Judy, commenced walking the south coast of England. Unheralded, unfocused and unplanned, the enterprise commenced one sunny Saturday morning ten years ago with a simple eight-mile walk out of Lymington in the New Forest. The next weekend, he continued from where he left off last time. And so it continued. Another fine day (many years later), Rod decided to write up his by now long series of walks into a comprehensive whole. Based on the diary entries he has kept all his life, the project quickly shaped up into what was anything but a conventional travel book. Rather than simply describing the local history, flora and fauna along the way (as would most normally be the case), we are rather given an illuminating insight into how a couple, described by the author as ordinary, unathletic and not especially well-off, could pull off the challenge of walking the whole of the south coast over a three year period in what was essentially just their spare time.


The Story So Far
Author: Julian C. Richards
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 9221
Stonehenge is, and always will be, not only the ultimate symbol of prehistoric achievement but one of the past's most enduring mysteries. After introducing Stonehenge and its surrounding ancient landscape, this work outlines its history, from magic and Merlin to the obsessive diggers of the 19th century.

Fins and Feathers

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fishing
Page: N.A
View: 7518