Author: Julian Mayes,Dennis Wheeler
View: 1752Global 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.
Includes Isles of Scilly
Author: William Gray
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
View: 3875Whether 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.
Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700–1950
Author: K. D. M. Snell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 7637What role did the parish play in people's lives in England and Wales between 1700 and the mid-twentieth century? By comparison with globalisation and its dislocating effects, the book stresses how important parochial belonging once was. Professor Snell discusses themes such as settlement law and practice, marriage patterns, cultures of local xenophobia, the continuance of out-door relief in people's own parishes under the new poor law, the many new parishes of the period and their effects upon people's local attachments. The book highlights the continuing vitality of the parish as a unit in people's lives, and the administration associated with it. It employs a variety of historical methods, and makes important contributions to the history of welfare, community identity and belonging. It is highly relevant to the modern themes of globalisation, de-localisation, and the decline of community, helping to set such changes and their consequences into local historical perspective.
The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
Author: Charles W. Johnson
Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England
View: 8257In 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.
Author: P. J. Hayward,J. S. Ryland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 8756This authoritative guide enables accurate identification of the common components of the inshore benthic invertebrates of the British Isles and adjacent European coasts, as well as a substantial proportion of fish species. This new edition builds upon the strengths of the earlier work and is thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate advances in both the taxonomy and ecology of the organisms concerned.
Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 7356A 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.
Author: Sue Viccars
Category: Devon (England)
View: 4265This walking guide for North Devon features 28 circular walks ranging in length from 2 to 13 miles. Areas covered include Valley of Rocks, Lundy Island and the South West Coast Path, with all walks accompanied by GPS waypoints, Ordnance Survey maps and beautiful photography.
Author: Wendy Wren
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 3158Lower 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.