Landscape Wales

Author: David Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905582259

Category: Landscapes

Page: 48

View: 3595

Powerful images take you to many inspiring locations around Wales--from the glacial valley of Nant Gwynant and the stream at Fairy Glen to the sand dunes of Cardigan Bay and the mining valley of Rhondda Fawr. This book is a celebration of stunning locations, breathtaking photography, and informative captions. Over 20 powerful images from inspiring locations around Wales are included with extended picture captions.

Landscape Wales Compact Edition

Author: Terry Stevens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910862889


Page: 192

View: 1862

A pictorial celebration of the glorious natural treasures and landscapes which make up the country of Wales. Featuring spectacular mountains, dramatic coastlines, gentle lowlands and idyllic river valleys, Landscape Wales also focuses on people and their connection with the natural environment. A pocket-friendly size book.

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

Author: Durk Gorter,Heiko F. Marten,Luk Van Mensel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230272444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 3606

Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

The Mabinogi

Legend and Landscape of Wales

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gomer Press Limited

ISBN: 9781843233480

Category: Legends

Page: 127

View: 4839

The Mabinogi remains one of the great classics of European literature. Its Four Branches are tales of heroism and heartbreak, of love and disloyalty, that for all their magic and mystery, remain rooted in the emotional realities and moral complexities of everyday life. They are also rooted in the very soil of Wales, in a landscape relatively unchanged since these tales were first told in the early Middle Ages. This new and faithful English translation of The Mabinogi features photographs of the locations and landscapes evoked by and specifically named in the text, reminding us of the timelessness and beauty of the stories and the land they inhabit.


A Historical Companion

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445609908

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3577

The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achivements.

Dealing with an International Clientele

Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette

Author: Meri Meredith

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598243707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 9034

In an increasingly multicultural and international environment, librarians require communication and diplomacy to interact with their library patrons. This book clearly sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English as well as the differences in cultural etiquette. This is an essential guide for all information professionals.

British Catholics and Fascism

Religious Identity and Political Extremism Between the Wars

Author: T. Villis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137274190

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 6758

Drawing substantially on the thoughts and words of Catholic writers and cultural commentators, Villis sheds new light on religious identity and political extremism in early twentieth-century Britain. The book constitutes a comprehensive study of the way in which British Catholic communities reacted to fascism both at home and abroad.

Beacons in the Landscape

The Hillforts of England and Wales

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686255

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 9102

Of all Britain's great archaeological monuments the Iron Age hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were they recognised as being something special by those who created them or is the 'hillfort' purely an archaeologists' 'construct'? How were they constructed, who lived in them and to what uses were they put? This book, which is richly illustrated with photography of sites throughout England and Wales, addresses these and many other questions. After discussing the difficult issue of definition and the great excavations on which our knowledge is based, Ian Brown investigates in turn hillforts' origins, their architecture, and the role they played in Iron Age society. He also discusses the latest theories about their location, social significance and chronology. The book provides a valuable synthesis of the rich vein of research carried out in Britain on hillforts over the last thirty years. Hillforts' great variability poses many problems, and this book should help guide both the specialist and non-specialist alike though the complex literature. Furthermore, it has an important conservation objective. Land use in the modern era has not been kind to these monuments, with a significant number either disfigured or lost. Public consciousness of their importance needs raising if their management is to be improved and their future assured.

Remaking The Landscape

The Changing Face of Britain

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651100

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5026

British landscapes - from the tip of Scotland to the toe of Cornwall, including the cities - are under huge pressure from shifting population and increasing travel, climate change, new patterns of work and leisure, and changing farming practices. Many fear that these changes can only damage the landscape, but this is not the whole story. For example, the 'edgelands' around big cities have blossoming wildlife and are home to endangered species. And the current crisis in farming gives a chance to do things better in the arable lowlands as well as in the livestock uplands. Twelve expert contributors, including Simon Jenkins, Crispin Tickell, Marion Shoard, David Cannadine and Philip Lowe, develop exciting ideas covering such issues as the urban landscape, climate change, the aftermath of foot-and-mouth, ecology and sustainable development. Bryn Green and Oliver Rackham discuss the future of the countryside where farming is in retreat: will it be preserved as an ersatz museum, will low-density building proliferate or will the land revert to scrub and then to woodland?

The Landscape of Britain

Author: Michael Reed,Dr Michael Reed *Nfa*

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134728042

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 3026

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discovering Landscape in England & Wales

Author: A.S. Goudie,R. Gardner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401122989

Category: Science

Page: 177

View: 3688

Here is a guide to the most beautiful and important sites of geological interest in England and Wales. Grouped by region, with clear topographical and geological maps, it may be used as a field-guide by students of geology and geography, as well as by interested walkers and ramblers.

Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

Author: Dana Arnold

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067693

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 626

This book should be of interest to those studying the effect of the Empire on Britain and to those researching wider issues of British identity.

A Landscape of Wales

Author: James Morris,Jim Perrin

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781904587897

Category: Photography

Page: 106

View: 7287

An expansive look at the contemporary Welsh lansdcape.

Tales of Arthur

legend and landscape of Wales

Author: John K. Bollard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 1905

Y drydedd gyfrol yn y gyfres 'Legend and Landscape of Wales'. Cyfieithiad newydd o chwedlau canoloesol Cymru, Peredur, Owain a Geraint.

The Penal Landscape

The Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales

Author: Anita Dockley,Ian Loader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135919852

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 2762

The Howard League for Penal Reform is committed to developing an effective penal system which ensures there are fewer victims of crime, has a diminished role for prison and creates a safer community for all. In this collection of ten papers, the charity has brought together some of the most prominent academic experts in the field to map out what is happening in a specific area of criminal justice policy, ranging from prison privatisation to policing and the role of community sentences. The Howard League guide has two main aims: first it seeks to paint a picture of the current state of the penal system, using its structures, processes and the specific groups affected by the system as the lens for analysis. However, each author also seeks to identify the challenges and gaps in understanding that should be considered to predicate a move towards a reduced role for the penal system, and prison in particular, while maintaining public confidence and safer communities. In doing so, we hope to inspire researchers and students alike to develop new research proposals that challenge the status quo and seek to create the Howard League’s vision for the criminal justice system with less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison.

Countryside Planning

New Approaches to Management and Conservation

Author: Kevin Bishop,Adrian Phillips

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770913

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

View: 384

Not since the 19th century has the future of the countryside been such a focus of political and public attention, nor of profound uncertainty and anguished debate. A watershed has now been reached, and in this time of unprecedented change, new tools are needed for planning and managing the countryside. Increasingly the 'drivers' of countryside management and conservation are European and international. They aim to provide comprehensive new frameworks for the whole countryside, and encourage community-driven planning and protection. There have been numerous responses at the country and local levels within the UK. In this book, a broad range of scholars and practitioners review the international drivers affecting countryside policy and practice, and - through a variety of case studies - they assess the value of country and local responses. The result is a powerful and coherent volume that provides a fully up-to-date review and analysis of the pressures on the countryside, the policies for the future and the keys to successful implementation. Countryside Planning is essential reading for planners, local authorities and rural organizations, conservationists and environmental groups, as well as academics and students in planning, rural studies, environmental studies and geography.

Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

Author: Landscape Institute,I.E.M.A.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754644

Category: Architecture

Page: 170

View: 7237

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) can be key to planning decisions by identifying the effects of new developments on views and on the landscape itself. This fully revised edition of the industry standard work on LVIA presents an authoritative statement of the principles of assessment. Offering detailed advice on the process of assessing the landscape and visual effects of developments and their significance, it also includes a new expanded chapter on cumulative effects and updated guidance on presentation. Written by professionals for professionals, the third edition of this widely respected text provides an essential tool for landscape practitioners, developers, legal advisors and decision-makers.