Woods

A Celebration

Author: Robert Penn

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358114

Category:

Page: 232

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A tribute to the natural history of some of our most iconic British woods. The National Trust manages hundreds of woods, covering over 60,000 acres of England and Wales. They include many of the oldest woodlands in the land and some of the oldest living things of any kind - trees that are thousands of years old. From Dean to Epping, from Hatfield to Sherwood, this book covers the natural history of our forests and how they have changed the face of our landscape. Covering the different species of trees that give our woods their unique characters, the plants and animals that inhabit them and the way their appearance changes throughout the seasons, Woods is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated celebration of Britain's trees and the ancient stories that surround them.
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Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests

Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual IALE (UK) Conference, Held at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, 21st-24th June 2004

Author: Richard Smithers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954713010

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 374

View: 9750

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Explore New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territory's National Parks

Author: Explore Australia Publishing

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1742739075

Category: Travel

Page: 432

View: 1994

Whether you’re a city-dweller escaping for the weekend or you live in the country and are planning a more extended trip, Explore New South Wales’s National Parks brings you the best natural environments in the state. From the expansive forests of the Blue Mountains to the red ridges of Mutawintji, the peaceful beaches of Myall Lakes to the majestic peaks of Kosciuszko, this beautifully illustrated and mapped guide captures our unique natural heritage and provides all the information you need to decide which parks to visit, how to get there and what to see and do when you arrive.
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Exploring Rural England and Wales

Author: Christopher Pick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780844294643

Category: Travel

Page: 182

View: 8663

Plans 23 explorations, 1-4 days, 55-240 miles, circular, no large towns, but still have places of interest, and advocates getting out of the automobile
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Wales

Author: David Atkinson,Neil Wilson

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 174104538X

Category: Travel

Page: 356

View: 1394

Two authors, more than 1700 hours of research, 68 maps. Expanded coverage of Snowdonia for mountain lovers. Top recommendations fort that special weekend away. Content updated daily : visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveller suggestions.
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The Woodland Year

Author: Ben Law

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230339

Category: House & Home

Page: 173

View: 4991

Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.
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Around the World in 80 Trees

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271617

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8971

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration –?not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.
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Forest School Adventure

Outdoor Skills and Play for Children

Author: Dan Westall,Naomi Walmsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784944032

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2653

Learn how to light a fire without matches, build a shelter to sleep in, cook on a fire, hunt for bugs and much more. From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, this book is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. Young children will be immersed in imaginative, messy play and crafts, while older ones can work on more complex activities like stone tool making and sourcing water. Whether in an organized setting, a group of friends or a family outing, the fun-filled games will build confidence, bonding and result in happy children. Entertaining anecdotes from the authors' own experience of surviving in the wild can be read aloud to children, bringing to life the thrilling reality of sleeping in a cave or savoring your first-ever foraged meal.
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A Walk in the Woods

Exploring Britain's Greatest Woodland

Author: Archie Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711229570

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 208

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An illustrated tour of fifty of Britain's greatest woodland walks with specialist tree photographer and writer Archie Miles, published in association with the Woodland Trust. From beech woods, oak woods and pine woods to ancient forest, coastal woodland, ravine woodland and the very best arboreta, A Walk in the Woods ranges over twenty-five different topics and a wide geographical range, and includes encounters with some of Britain's most ancient and characterful trees. Complementing and crowning the series of nine regional woodland walking guides already published by Frances Lincoln, the book includes a Gazetteer with brief descriptive details and access information for the featured sites plus a shortlist of some of the best of the rest. The readable and deeply informed text describes the physical topography of each site, in context with the regional characteristics, incorporating information on vegetation, flora, wildlife habitats (with particular reference to rare, endangered or site specific species), as well as a wealth of social, cultural or industrial history. Spellbinding photographs taken throughout the seasons show the diverse interiors of the woodlands, with a range of views into and out of the woods, placing them in their landscape context. Also included are accompanying images of woodland details - fungi, flowers, wildlife, and historic features.
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Exploring Stone Walls

A Field Guide to New England's Stone Walls

Author: Robert Thorson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719263

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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The only field guide to stone walls in the Northeast. Exploring Stone Walls is like being in Thorson's geology classroom, as he presents the many clues that allow you to determine any wall's history, age, and purpose. Thorson highlights forty-five places to see interesting and noteworthy walls, many of which are in public parks and preserves, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the South Fork of Long Island. Visit the tallest stone wall (Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island), the most famous (Robert Frost's mending wall in Derry, New Hampshire), and many more. This field guide will broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation of New England's rural history.
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Exploring Environmental History

Author: T. C Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865397X

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.
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Rural Wales in the Twenty-First Century

Society, Economy and Environment

Author: Paul Milbourne

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708326382

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The book explores the complex and shifting geographies of rural Wales in the twenty first century. It draws on a broad range of recent academic and policy research to provide the most comprehensive and critical account of the spaces, places and environments of rural Wales to date. The book highlights recent processes of change as well as important continuities with the past. It also indicates the ways in which the contemporary geographies of rural Wales are bound up with rather complex connections between society, culture, economy and environment. The book consists of 16 specially commissioned chapters written by human geographers and sociologists with considerable expertise in rural studies. It is structured around five main themes. The first is concerned with society and community and explores changing rural demographics, the cultural impacts of in-migration, alternative communities and community action in rural Wales. The second theme is economy and employment, with chapters on labour markets, the eco-economy, migrant workers and market towns. The focus of the third theme is farming and food and the changing agri-food agenda in Wales. Welfare and services constitutes the fourth theme of the book with attention given to poverty and community responses to service provision in rural areas. The final theme of the book is environment, which is explored through discussions of environmental sustainability and the post-productivist turn in forestry. The book uses these accounts of the social, economic and environmental geographies of rural Wales to provide a broader critique of rural geography and rural studies in the UK and other developed countries.
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Oak and Ash and Thorn

The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain

Author: Peter Fiennes

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071673

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 7051

The magic and mystery of the woods and trees are embedded in our culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature. They offer us refuge, a place to play and a place to think. They are the generous providers of fuel, timber, energy and life. They let us dream of other ways of living. Yet we now face a future where taking a walk in the woods is consigned to the tales we tell our children. Threatened by development, neglect, climate chaos and ignorance, they are emptier – of flora and fauna, but also of people – than they have ever been. Immersing himself in the beauty of Britain’s woodlands and the art and writing they have inspired, Peter Fiennes explores our long relationship with the woods and the sad and violent story of how so many have been lost. Just as we need them, our woods need us too. But who, if anyone, is looking out for them?
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The Wild Year Book

Things to do outdoors through the seasons

Author: Fiona Danks,Jo Schofield

Publisher: White Lion 2

ISBN: 0711240175

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 1736

Adventures, games and crafts to get you outdoors all the year round. Playing outdoors should be an essential part of growing up; developing your imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magic spell on you. In The Wild Year Book, Fiona and Jo have selected 70 of their favourite activities to help you enjoy spending time outdoors, season by season. Perhaps you'll want to play camouflage games in Spring and make enormous bubbles in the summer, challenge your friends to a foraging bake-off in the autumn, or create ice mobiles in the winter. With this book you will never be short of inspiration! Over 100,000 copies sold of Fiona and Jo's Going Wild series.
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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees: The Ash in Human Culture and History

Author: Robert Penn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253740

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. One frigid winter morning, Robert Penn lovingly selected an ash tree and cut it down. He wanted to see how many beautiful, handmade objects could be made from it. Thus begins an adventure of craftsmanship and discovery. Penn visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers—whose expertise has been handed down through generations—and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead. He introduces artisans who create a flawless axe handle, a rugged and true wagon wheel, a deadly bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and many other handmade objects using their knowledge of ash’s unique properties. Penn connects our daily lives back to the natural woodlands that once dominated our landscapes. Throughout his travels—from his home in Wales, across Europe, and America—Penn makes a case for the continued and better use of the ash tree as a sustainable resource and reveals some of the dire threats to our ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and destructive beetle, has killed tens of millions of ash trees across North America since 2002. Unless we are prepared to act now and better value our trees, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many magnificent contributions to mankind will become a thing of the past. This exuberant tale of nature, human ingenuity, and the pleasure of making things by hand chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
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Photographing South Wales

A Photo Location and Visitor Guidebook

Author: Drew Buckley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992905187

Category:

Page: 448

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In this extensive photo-location and visitor guidebook, award winning landscape and wildlife photographer Drew Buckley describes the most beautiful places in South Wales to visit and photograph whether you are using a high-end DSLR or a mobile phone camera. PHOTOGRAPHING SOUTH WALES is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. An essential companion for anyone with a camera who is visiting South Wales. South Wales is a land of big skies above majestic mountains, lush green countryside, idyllic wooded river valleys and towering waterfalls, all fringed by a coastline of sea cliffs, golden beaches and turquoise waters. Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park and the coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, home to quaint fishing harbours, secret coves, grey seals and puffins. Then venture to hidden spots on the Gower and South East Wales, and as far north as Ceredigion and Aberystwyth in Mid Wales. South Wales is rich with history, myths and legends. You will discover the remains of iron age forts, bronze age burial chambers and prehistoric stones with many medieval castles bringing drama to the picturesque landscape. FEATURING: 62 locations and over 500 beautiful photographs Topographic maps Sat nav and map co-ordinates Sun compass Best times to visit and seasonal highlights Photographic tips Accessibility notes Travel information The best places to stay, eat and drink
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Landscape, Well-Being and Environment

Author: Richard Coles,Zoe Millman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134684274

Category: Gardening

Page: 226

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Well-being is now firmly established as an overarching theme of key concern to all professionals that work, manage or design the environment. However, well-being is a complex multi-dimensional issue rooted in the ways that we encounter, perceive and interpret the environment. No single discipline can claim to have sufficient knowledge to fully explain the types of interactions that occur, therefore there is a need to draw together a wide range of professions who are exploring the consequences of their actions upon the well-being of individuals and communities. This edited work addresses the above, consisting of a collection of studies which embrace different aspects of environment, landscape and well-being to consider current approaches to well-being research and practice that fall outside the traditional concepts of well-being as part of medical research, making links with architecture, landscape design, environmental perception, social interaction and environmental sustainability. The contributors originally presented at the international conference, ‘Well-Being 2011’ jointly hosted by Birmingham City University and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); the chapters have been developed to present a coherent series of themes reviewing a wide range of literature, presenting case studies appropriate to diverse audiences.
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