Ancient Trees

Trees that live for a thousand years

Author: Anna Lewington

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849940800

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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Among all the varied productions with which Nature has adorned the surfaces of the earth, none awakens our sympathies, or interests our imagination so powerfully as those venerable trees, which seem to have stood the lapse of ages John Muir, 1868 A fascinating celebration of the some of the oldest living organisms on the planet, from the grand Oaks of Europe and mighty Redwoods of California to Africas upside-down Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree, the worldwide symbol of peace. Ancient Trees covers those species of tree that have lived for more than a thousand years: the Redwood, Bristlecone pine, Montezuma Cypress, the Monkey Puzzle, Amazonian Ancients, Yew, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Lime, Olive, Welwitschia, the Baobab, Kauri, Totara, Antarctic Beech, the Fig, Cedar, and Ginkgo. Anna Lewington, the well-known writer on all things botanical, and leading wildlife photographer Edward Parker provide an illuminating and visually striking history of each tree species, including where the long-living species can still be found, the trees botanical details, and its mythical associations.


Conservation, Interpretation and Enterprise

Author: J.D. Fladmark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317762533

Category: Architecture

Page: 378

View: 7695


This volume deals with policy, methods and techniques for the stewardship of our land and our cultural assets. The focus is on interpretation and presentation of heritage themes, and the papers should be of interest to those concerned with school and university curricula, those working in museums and galleries, and those in charge of parks and tourist enterprises. Individual contributions celebrate achievements and debate issues relating to the natural and built environment, the future of green tourism, planning and interpretation in museums, parks and private estates. The authors include: Professor David Lowenthal on cultural landscapes; Charles McKean on architecture; David Macmillan on the arts; John Purser on music; Elisabeth Luard on cooking; the Earl of Glasgow on the opening of a family estate to the public; and Gordon Baxter on the heritage of one of Scotland's great enterprise stories in the food industry. The main theme of the book is that we do not always take enough pride in our heritage which is often undervalued and neglected. Positive action is required to raise awareness, to foster respect for our inheritance and to generate a new kind of enterprise that will not endanger the heritage resources on which we depend for enjoyment and jobs.

History Skills

A Student's Handbook

Author: Mary Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035594

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9044


Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research. History Skills gives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on: research methods taking notes participating in class coursework examinations the dissertation. Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating. Offering an unrivalled ‘insider’s view’ of what it takes to succeed, History Skills provides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.

Sustainable Urban Planning

Tipping the Balance

Author: Robert Riddell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143517

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 6168


Sustainable Urban Planning introduces the principles andpractices behind urban and regional planning in the context ofenvironmental sustainability. This timely text introduces the principles and practice behindurban and regional planning in the context of environmentalsustainability. Reflects a growing recognition that cities, where the majorityof humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainableway. Weaves together the concerns of planning, capitalism,development, and cultural and environmental preservation. Helps students and planners to marry the needs of theenvironment with the need for financial gain.

The Complete Guide to the Great Ocean Road

Walks, Beaches, Heritage, Ecology, Towns and Sustainable Tourism Through Southwest Victoria

Author: Richard Everist

Publisher: BestShot

ISBN: 0975602349

Category: Great Ocean Road (Vic.)

Page: 414

View: 843


The Great Ocean Road region - the southwest coastline of Victoria - is simply extraordinary. This book unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals - using maps, pictures and words. It is for everyone who is interested in exploring and learning about the region from Geelong to Portland. Sustainability depends first on knowledge, second on discerning customers and communities, and third on responsible businesses. This book features a number of businesses that are responding to the challenge, and:* details on hundreds of accessible sights* maps and information on over 50 sustainable activities including beach and surf guides, walking track notes, national parks and reserves and over 50 cities, towns and villages with more than 60 heritage sites.* fascinating background context including environmental issues, Aboriginal and European heritage, geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna

History and Landscape

The Guide to National Trust Properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Author: Lydia Greeves

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 464

View: 2194


Since its birth, America has been involved in more than a dozen military conflicts. From the battle of King's Mountain in the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, this resource provides a wealth of primary documents and commentary on pivotal events of war and peace. Expert commentary and the text of 70 primary documents expressing a variety of positions on these issues bring to light the complexities of American military conflicts. Documents include excerpts from speeches, diaries, pamphlets, broadsides, songs, newspaper articles, congressional debates, and government reports. Among the issues covered are the arguments between Federalists and anti-Federalists over the War of 1812, the debate over westward expansion during the Mexican War, the New York City draft riot in the Civil War, the debate over the Indian Question, the annexation of the Philippines, the Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I, the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, the recall of General Douglas MacArthur, the My Lai massacre, and the bombing of Iraq. Each entry contains a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the event, followed by the text of 3-8 primary documents presenting a variety of viewpoints by participants in the event. A narrative introduction to the topic, a helpful annotated bibliographic research guide for each event, including recommended web sites and videos, and a timeline of key events will aid the student researcher. This is an ideal resource for student research and class debate.


The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historic buildings

Page: N.A

View: 9386