The North West Devon Coast

A Celebration of Cliffs and Seashore, from the Heartland Peninsula to the Taw-Torridge Estuary

Author: Peter Keene

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780948444654


Page: 128

View: 4917


Regional Climates of the British Isles

Author: Julian Mayes,Dennis Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134771444

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 7819

Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and climate of the British Isles so variable? Regional Climates of the British Isles presents a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the diverse climate of the British Isles. Examining the ways in which regional climates evolve from the interplay of meteorological conditions and geography of the British Isles, leading climatologists provide detailed explanations of the climatic characteristics of eleven regions of the British Isles. Climatic distinctiveness and local weather contrasts are described for each region, together with a summary of climatic data from 1961 to the present. Reviewing the history and causes of climatic change and evaluating regional models, Regional Climates of the British Isles offers an important analysis of climatic variations. Examining future climatic change and its likely consequences, the authors acknowledge the need for regionally diverse responses to the greenhouse effect.

Some Aspects of the Variscan Fold Belt

Ten Lectures Delivered to the Ninth Inter-University Geological Congress

Author: Kenneth Coe

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Folds (Geology)

Page: 163

View: 9346


The North Devon Coast

Author: Charles George Harper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Devon (England)

Page: 247

View: 6838


Devon & Cornwall Footprint Focus Guide

Includes Isles of Scilly

Author: William Gray

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1908206985

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 7211

Whether you are seeking indulgent cream teas, brilliant beaches, Cornish myths & legends or the wilderness of moorland, this Footprint Focus guide will prove an invaluable companion to any trip to Devon & Cornwall. The most westerly point of England has an independent spirit that will enchant any visitor, and Footprint’s up-to-date listings of the best of restaurants, accommodation, activities and off-the-beaten-track places to visit will ensure that you make the most of your trip. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from surfing to exploring castles. • Detailed maps for the region. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the attractions, plus many lesser-known sights, Footprint Focus Devon & Cornwall (Includes Isles of Scilly) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Britain’s best-loved regions. The content of the Footprint Focus Devon & Cornwall (Includes Isles of Scilly) guide has been extracted from Footprint England.


The Popular Journal of Knowledge

Author: Alexander Smith Russell,Edward George Downing Liveing,Hugh Bertie Campbell Pollard,John Andrews Benn,Litellus Russell Muirhead,Bernard Francis Lintern,Charles Percy Snow

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7252


The Historic Landscape of Devon

A Study in Change and Continuity

Author: Lucy Ryder

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1905119968

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8869

The 19th century historic landscape of Devon developed from earlier patterns of landholdings and settlement that are, today, not always easily discernible on the ground. The study of Tithe Survey landholdings, field-names, and associated documentary evidence, together with the physical evidence of change and development through field and settlement pattern can be used to elucidate the relationship between field and settlement morphologies and patterns of 19th-century landholding. The combined evidence for three case-study areas – the Blackdown Hills, Hartland Moors, and the South Hams – is examined in detail though the creation, manipulation, and querying of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) database. Key issues addressed include: how far back patterns of 19th century landholding can be traced, or projected, back into the medieval period; the occurrence and extent of open field farming in Devon; and the spread of nucleated and dispersed settlements. Looking beyond the physical aspects of landscapes, the idea of landscape pays and the identification of regional differences in the study of the historic landscape are investigating revealing how closely entwined are the physical and social landscapes of this historic county.

Ice Ship

The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

Author: Charles W. Johnson

Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England

ISBN: 1611683963

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4186

In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big questionÑwas the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? No one knew, for the ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate it all failed, often catastrophically. NorwayÕs charismatic scientist-explorer Fridtjof Nansen, convinced that it was a frozen ocean, intended to prove it in a novel if risky way: by building a ship capable of withstanding the ice, joining others on an expedition, then drifting wherever it took them, on a relentless one-way journey into discovery and fame . . . or oblivion. Ice Ship is the story of that extraordinary ship, the Fram, from conception to construction, through twenty years of three epic expeditions, to its final resting place as a museum. It is also the story of the extraordinary men who steered the Fram over the course of 84,000 miles: on a three-year, ice-bound drift, finding out what the Arctic really was; in a remarkable four-year exploration of unmapped lands in the vast Canadian Arctic; and on a twoÐyear voyage to Antarctica, where another famous Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, claimed the South Pole. Ice Ship will appeal to all those fascinated with polar exploration, maritime adventure, and wooden ships, and will captivate readers of such books as The Endurance, In the Heart of the Sea, and The Last Place on Earth. With more than 100 original photographs, the book brings the Fram to life and light.

The South Devon Coast

Author: Samuel Holroyd Burton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Devon (England)

Page: 181

View: 5163


Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

Author: P. J. Hayward,J. S. Ryland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198540557

Category: Nature

Page: 800

View: 9054

Hayward and Ryland's Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe has become a classic in the marine reference literature. The same editors have now prepared a shorter version suitable for individual purchase and field use. Rapid and easy identification of all but the rarest of the marine animals found on the sea shores and shallow sublittoral zones of north-west Europe is made possible by the provision of simple dichotomous keys, individual descriptions, and high quality line and stipple drawings. The occurrence and distribution is given for each species, and reference provided to the specialist literature which will facilitate more detailed study and coverage of the additional, rare species not covered in the book. The book is especially suited to student and amateur use, allowing identification of the majority of marine animals. No other guide is available at this level.

A House Unlocked

Author: Penelope Lively

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8815

A House Unlocked is Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively's classic memoir. The only child of divorced parents, Penelope Lively was often sent to stay at her grandparents' country house Golsoncott. Years later, as the house was sold out of the family, she began to piece together the lives of those she knew fifty years before. In a needlework sampler, she sees her grandmother and the wartime children that she sheltered under her roof in 1940. Potted meat jars remind her of the ritual of doing the flowers for church. The smell of the harness room brings her Aunt Rachel - avant-garde artist, fervent horserider - vividly back to life. In A House Unlocked, Penelope Lively delves into the domestic past of her former home, and tells of her own youth and the contrasts between life today and the way they lived then. 'Wonderful. Lively is brilliant and original . . . Every page of this book captures your attention' Daily Mail 'Remarkable, richly enjoyable . . . a captivating memoir' Helen Dunmore, The Times 'Engaging, curious, compelling, remarkable . . . Any time spent with Penelope Lively is a joy' Observer Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra's Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

Devon Coastal Conservation Study

The Reports and Recommendations of the Seven Study Groups Established by the Devon Conservation Forum to Consider All Aspects of Devon's Coastline

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 136

View: 9485


Access Skills in Non-Fiction

Author: Wendy Wren

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748793433

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3097

Lower ability companion to the middle/higher ability NTFE core course at three Key Stage 3 Levels (Year 7, 8, 9). Twin-track (Fiction / Non-Fiction) student books with a photocopiable resource book and teacher's guide.

The Lands of Silence

Author: Clements R. Markham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108076874

Category: History

Page: 612

View: 966

Published posthumously in 1921, Markham's illustrated history draws on his extensive knowledge of contemporary polar explorers and expeditions.

South West Sea Kayaking

Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary

Author: Mark Rainsley

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095051

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 267

View: 1746

The south-west coast of England is described in 50 great voyages, from the Isle of Wight to the Scilly Isles to the Severn Estuary. As well as describing 50 great kayaking journeys, this book presents all the navigational and tidal information a sea kayaker needs on this magnificent section of coast. This means that it can also be used as a kayaker's 'pilot' for any journey they might wish to undertake in this area. It follows the successful format of other Pesda Press sea kayaking guides, presenting the information in a user-friendly fashion and making good use of maps and colour photographs. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history,geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848948697

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 516

Bognor Regis...Aberystwyth...Glasgow...Can you place them on a map? Most people can't these days. What kind of countryside do you pass through on your way to the Cairngorms, or the Fens, or Northumberland? What's north of the Pennines? And what's it like when you get there? Most folk wouldn't have a clue. Increasing numbers of us don't have a basic geographical notion of these islands. Blame it on a decline in formal geography teaching, or Sat-Nav and other 'A to Z and nothing in between' devices that make us lazy -- we are becoming the best travelled and least well orientated Britons ever seen. Now Christopher Somerville, bestselling author of Coast and many other books of UK exploration, presents the basics of what belongs where, which counties border one another, and what lies beyond the Watford Gap. He reminds us of the watery bits, the lumpy bits and the flat bits, and gets to grips with the smaller islands surrounding Britain -- and much more. Never Eat Shredded Wheat is a reminder of all the fascinating British geography once learned at school - geography that brings our islands vividly to life - geography which we have forgotten, or never even knew.