The Welsh Rivers

The Complete Guidebook to Canoeing and Kayaking the Rivers of Wales
Author: Chris Sladden,Tom Laws,Patrick Clissold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780951614730
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 324
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A comprehensive guidebook to canoeing and kayaking the rivers of Wales. Nearly all the rivers of the principality are covered, mostly from navigable source to sea or confluence. From lazy gentle tours suitable for families, to raging torrents and waterfalls, there are over 180 rivers and 2000 kilometres of paddling.

Dictionary of the Welsh Language

Explained in English
Author: William Owen Pughe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Birds in Wales


Author: Roger Lovegrove,Iolo Williams,Graham Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408137917
Category: Science
Page: 384
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The rugged countryside of Wales has long been a destination for successive generations of naturalists, ornithologists, oologists and, latterly, birdwatchers. Since the pioneering days of Willoughby and Ray, Pennant and Edward Llwyd, a growing number of intrepid travellers have recorded the wildlife and other natural riches of the mountains and coastlines of Wales. Despite these beginnings and the more recent twentieth century vogue for birdwatching, no volume on the birds of Wales has been produced until now to serve the increasing need for scientifically valid information for conservation purposes. In the years that have passed since the first naturalists visited Wales, changes of unimaginable scale have taken place in the Welsh countryside which have had equally dramatic impacts on the native bird communities. A succession of bird species have either been eliminated deliberately by the hand of man - mainly birds of prey - or have been dispossessed by changes in land use, the spread of industrialisation, urbanisation and pollution, trends which continue today to the increasing detriment of even some of our most familiar countryside birds. Much fine habitat remains however, and new species have come in to colonise Wales and add to the magic of its countryside. This volume sets out for the first time the historical and current status of all the bird species found in Wales together with their present distribution. The three authors, all staff of the RSPB in Wales, have between them an accumulated experience of some 80 years of first-hand knowledge of birds in the Principality. Their knowledge and love of the birds and Wales itself makes this authoritative volume a landmark both in Welsh and ornithological publishing.

Freshwater Biological Monitoring

Proceedings of a Specialised Conference Held in Cardiff, U.K., 12–14 September, 1984
Author: D. Pascoe,R. W. Edwards
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483158861
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Freshwater Biological Monitoring contains the proceedings of a Specialized Conference held in Cardiff, Wales, on September 12-14, 1984. Contributors explore advances in freshwater biological monitoring, paying particular attention to the interpretation of traditional community surveillance studies by means of the modern computer and multivariate statistical techniques and how such field community responses are related to laboratory studies of pollutants. The design, validation, and use of novel monitoring systems employing plants, invertebrates, and fish are considered, along with developments in the in vitro assessment of mutagenicity of chemicals present in water. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with a review of issues surrounding the tests used in biological monitoring and the ways in which the information will be used. The discussion then turns to the usefulness of the colonization sampler in collecting macroinvertebrates indicative of river water quality in lowland rivers; biological assessment of water quality and conservation evaluation in Welsh rivers; and water chemistry, benthos, and drift in a fast-flowing river. The following chapters focus on eutrophication in rivers; toxicity testing with freshwater macroinvertebrates; and compliance biomonitoring. This monograph will be of value to policymakers and environmentalists concerned with water pollution control.

The Welsh Guards


Author: HRH The Prince of Wales,John Retallack
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473820693
Category: History
Page: 128
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Although the youngest of the Regiments in the Household Division, the Welsh Guards have established a reputation on both the battlefield, and on the parade ground, that is fully equal to the proud standards for which Guardsmen have long been famous. The Welsh Guards were formed in 1915, and they saw much hard fighting in both World Wars. Of the first thirty years of their existence, almost a third were spent at war and as a result tradition and regimental spirit were quickly forged. Such is the variety of a modern soldier's life that in the years since the Second World War, the Welsh Guards have been employed in sixteen different countrys, (in some of them two or three times) as diverse as texas and the snows of artic Norway. This swift account takes their story from the regiment's foundation in 1915, from their baptism of fire at loos, through another World War, and on to the tragic business of trying to preserve lives, and some sort of life, in the internecine bitterness of Northern Ireland.

The Welsh Academy encyclopaedia of Wales


Author: John Davies,Nigel Jenkins,Menna Baines
Publisher: Univ of Wales Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 1059
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An authoritative volume on all aspects of Wales, including the past, people, places, arts, industries, environment and traditions. Includes over 5,000 entries submitted by over 300 leading authorities. It is the first single volume encyclopaedia of Wales providing easily accessible information and illustrated with over 300 images. Available in Welsh: 0708319548

Dublin University Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The University Magazine

A Literary and Philosophic Review
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Cambrian Directory; of [sic] Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories. With a Chart ... Fourth Edition. [By - Cliff, of Worcester?]


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 240
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Footprints of the Welsh Indians

Settlers in North America Before 1492
Author: William L. Traxel
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875863000
Category: History
Page: 223
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In the 12th century, the terror and turmoil brought about by the contention for the throne caused an exodus of the frightened and disillusioned populace from Wales. Prince Madoc led some three expeditions westard, across the seas, to seek a new life in a land that, it was felt, could hardly be less hospitable than home. Groups of as many as 250 settlers traveled in ten or more Viking-style boats, up to 75 feet in length. Madoc returned to Mobile Bay in 1170 with ships laden with settlers, and a thriving colony was founded. Tantalizing evidence suggests that when he came back with a second group a year later, the difficulties of calculating longitude brought him to the mouth of the Mississippi, and the two groups never did find one another. The first group were forced out of Tennessee in about 1500 due to wars with the Cherokee, and in a great migration found their way to the banks of the Upper Missouri River, where they became known as the Mandan Indians. The second group travelled up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to the Falls of the Ohio, where they established a well defended colony. Wars with the Shawnee and Iroquois tribes eventually spelled their downfall. Archaeological finds in the Southern states as well as in the Ohio Valley include the remains of highly engineered stone forts, metal implements and other artifacts impossible to explain in the context of the savage tribes encountered by the Europeans and Americans who eventually settled the region. Numerous accounts in the 16th through the 19th centuries recall meetings with fair skinned Indians. Those accounts especially include encounters with the Mandans, but they also include accounts with a mysterious people known as the"Asguaw," "Tallega," and several other names. Memoirs and correspondence tell of encounters with "Welsh speaking Indians" - and suggest how the newer arrivals may have dealt with the inconvenient possibility that other White settlers had preceded them.

The Welsh in America

Letters from the Immigrants
Author: Alan Conway
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816657378
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
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The Welsh in America was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The Welsh formed a small but significant part of the great migration from Europe to the United States during the nineteenth century. In this volume they tell their own story in letters they wrote from America to their families and friends back home. The letters are highly readable, written, for the most part, in vivid and entertaining style which reveals the Welsh as an unusually literate people. The 197 letters are arranged chronologically and geographically, starting with letters that tell of the voyage across the Atlantic. Once in America, the immigrants described their experiences in the farming country of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and some of the other midwestern states. Later, as the frontier moved west, they wrote of their efforts to establish exclusive Welsh settlements on the Great Plains. From the industrial centers there are letters from coal miners and iron and steel workers. The fortune seekers who went to California in the gold rush or to the mines in Colorado are also represented. Still others tell of their search for salvation in the Mormon Zion of Utah. For each chapter or group of letters Mr. Conway has written an introduction giving the general background of the region or period and relating it to the Welsh settlers. Thus the events chronicled and the views expressed in the letters become significant in the history of the times. The majority of the letters were written in Welsh and they appear here in translation. Some were obtained from the files of old newspapers or denominational magazines; others came from the collections of the National Library of Wales or from individuals.

The rivers of Wales

a natural resource of international and historical significance
Author: D. Dudley Williams,Catherine Duigan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783823615613
Category: Nature
Page: 336
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"Situated on the western margin of Europe, Wales has been moulded by the erosional and depositional power of its fresh waters by virtue of high rainfall interacting with extensive regions of bedrock and post- Ice Age glacial debris. The result is a still evolving landscape rich in upland bogs, springs, mountain streams and lakes, rivers running through deeply eroded valleys, and large, lowland rivers meandering across wide floodplains into estuaries and the sea. Subsequent chapters bring together, for the first time, the combined expertise of a group of scientists whose intimate and collective knowledge of the Welsh aquatic landscape is unparalleled. The authors begin by describing the knowledge base of these important habitats, emphasising the structure and role of their plant, animal, and microbial communities. Upon this are built chapters that review the pioneering role of Welsh river studies in the development of running water science and, very poignantly, assess the high degree of human alteration of the principality's riverine ecosystems. These are followed by chapters that discuss the need for further scientific study, management, conservation, restoration and education so that future impacts on Welsh waters may be understood and minimised. Throughout the book flows the underlying theme that there has been and always will be a close link between water resources and the development of Welsh society."--Publisher's description.

America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.


Author: Benjamin Franklin Bowen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465500936
Category: America
Page: 184
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Complete Welsh Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to Read, Write, Speak and Understand a New Language with Teach Yourself
Author: Julie Brake,Christine Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444134175
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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Are you looking for a complete course in Welsh which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Welsh will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Perfect your pronunciation. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Wales. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Welsh in Georgia


Author: Karl Welsher
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304755568
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Welsh Fairy Book


Author: W. Jenkyn Thomas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119912
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Treasury of 83 traditional Welsh tales includes such favorites as "Elidyr's Sojourn in Fairy-Land," "Pergrin and the Mermaiden," "The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia," and many more.

Neo-historicism

Studies in Renaissance Literature, History, and Politics
Author: Robin Headlam Wells,Glenn Burgess,Rowland Wymer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780859915816
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 270
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Essays on English Renaissance culture make a major contribution to the debate on historical method.

The Chronicle Of The Kings Of Britain; Translated From The Welsh Copy Attributed To Tysilio ... And Illustrated With Copious Notes; To Which Are Added Original Dissertations ... by Peter Roberts


Author: Brut Tysylio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Grammar of Ancient Geography,

Compiled for the Use of King's College School,
Author: Aaron Arrowsmith,family of publishers Hansard (London)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography, Ancient
Page: 329
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