The north Devon coast

a guide to its scenery & architecture, history & antiquities

Author: Samuel Holroyd Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Devon (England)

Page: 172

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Regional Climates of the British Isles

Author: Julian Mayes,Dennis Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134771444

Category: Science

Page: 390

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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.
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Devon & Cornwall Footprint Focus Guide

Includes Isles of Scilly

Author: William Gray

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1908206985

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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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.
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Parish and Belonging

Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700–1950

Author: K. D. M. Snell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460620

Category: History

Page: N.A

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What 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.
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Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199549443

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Page: 800

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This 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.
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