Landscape Wales Compact Edition

Author: Terry Stevens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910862889

Category:

Page: 192

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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.
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Landscape Wales

Author: David Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905582259

Category: Landscapes

Page: 48

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Mabinogi

Legend and Landscape of Wales

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gomer Press Limited

ISBN: 9781843233480

Category: Legends

Page: 127

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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.
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Wales

A Historical Companion

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445609908

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7449

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.
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Places of Special Virtue

Megaliths in the Neolithic landscapes of Wales

Author: Vicki Cummings,Alasdair Whittle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785705423

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales. Set against a broader theoretical discussion on the significance of the landscape, the authors consider the role of visual landscapes in prehistory, meanings attached to the landscape, and the values and beliefs invested in it. Wales is rich in Neolithic monuments, but the general absence of certain classic monumental forms found in the rest of Britain and Ireland, such as causewayed enclosures, henges, and cursus monuments, seems to have marginalised the Welsh record from many wider discussions on the Neolithic. Instead of seeing Wales as an area which lacks many of these 'classic' components, Cummings and Whittle argue that Wales has its own unique and individual Neolithic which is simply different from the Neolithic found further to the east. It is suggested that this difference may relate to an essentially mobile existence, with strong links back to the Mesolithic period. The authors present three detailed case studies, examining the settings of sites in south-west, north-west and south-east Wales. They outline the history of research for each region, including the previous classification of the monuments and any excavations, and describe the specific landscape settings of the monuments. They assess the significance of a variety of landscape features which would have been visible from the monuments, in particular emphasising the mythological and symbolic significance of the sea, rivers and mountains. An illustrated inventory of sites completes the volume.
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Beacons in the Landscape

The Hillforts of England and Wales

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686255

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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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.
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A Landscape of Wales

Author: James Morris,Jim Perrin

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781904587897

Category: Photography

Page: 106

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An expansive look at the contemporary Welsh lansdcape.
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Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette

Author: Meri Meredith

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 359844012X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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This book is aimed at all librarians and information professionals working in culturally diverse environments, whether in an academic, public or commercial setting. It addresses the issues of communication, diplomatic etiquette and common courtesies from a wide range of cultures and of how to provide library services across cultural boundaries and languages. Each chapter clearly defines a different aspect and provides clear guidance and strategies for librarians to follow in their everyday work. The book is packed with advice on how to deal with many of the situations, which arise as the result of different cultural backgrounds and language.
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Energy Landscapes

Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses

Author: David Wales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521814157

Category: Science

Page: 681

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The study of energy landscapes holds the key to resolving some of the most important contemporary problems in chemical physics. Many groups are now attempting to understand the properties of clusters, glasses and proteins in terms of the underlying potential energy surface. The aim of this book is to define and unify the field of energy landscapes in a reasonably self-contained exposition. This is the first book to cover this active field. The book begins with an overview of each area in an attempt to make the subject matter accessible to workers in different disciplines. The basic theoretical groundwork for describing and exploring energy landscapes is then introduced followed by applications to clusters, biomolecules and glasses in the final chapters. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this book is aimed at graduate students and workers in the field.
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Discovering Landscape in England & Wales

Author: A.S. Goudie,R. Gardner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401122989

Category: Science

Page: 177

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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.
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British Catholics and Fascism

Religious Identity and Political Extremism Between the Wars

Author: T. Villis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137274190

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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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.
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Tales of Arthur

legend and landscape of Wales

Author: John K. Bollard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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

The Changing Face of Britain

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651100

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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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?
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Landscape and Settlement in Medieval Wales

Author: Nancy Edwards

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 170

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Recent research and fieldwork on the settlement and landscape of Medieval Wales presented at the 1994 meeting of the Welsh Archaeological Congress is here set down for all to read. The contributions are: Landscape and settlement (Nancy Edwards); Wetland reclamation on the Gwent levels (Stephen Rippon); Landscape of Gwent and the Marches as seen through the Charters (C Hurley); The royal courts of the Welsh princes in Gwynedd, AD 400-1283 (David Longley); The locations of the royal courts of 13th century Gwynedd (N Johnston); Aerial photography and historic landscape on the Great Orme, Llandudno (M Aris); Place-names and vegetation history as a key to understanding settlement in the Conwy Valley (D Hooke); Transhumance and settlement on the Welsh uplands: A view from the Black Mountain (A Ward); Historic settlement surveys in Clwyd and Powys (Robert Silvester); Post-conquest and pre-conquest villages in Pembrokeshire (J Kissock); Small boroughs in south-west Wales (K Murphy); New Radnor: the topography of a planned town (R J Silvester); Medieval Wales: a summing up (Christopher Dyer).
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The Landscape of Britain

From the Beginnings to 1914

Author: Michael A. Reed

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389209331

Category: History

Page: 387

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The landscape of Britain is the product of both geological processes and some 10,000 years of human habitation. Reed looks at the main evolutionary factors and examines evidence to recreate landscapes of the past. He presents landscape as a palimpsest upon which each generation has written its own social autobiography without entirely erasing the text of its predecessors. The work is richly illustrated in bandw. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

Author: Dana Arnold

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067693

Category: History

Page: 205

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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.
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Megaliths of Wales

Mysterious Sites in the Landscape

Author: Chris Barber

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445674017

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The ancient standing stones, stone circles and burial chambers of Wales - remarkable feats of construction that are surrounded by legend.
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