Author: T. Christopher Smout,Alan R. MacDonald,Fiona J. Watson

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 434

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The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920. Drawing on work in natural science, geography and history, as well as on the authors' own research, it presents an accessible and readable account that balances social, economic and environmental factors. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialization. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye.
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Author: Prof. T.C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637567

Category: Nature

Page: 434

View: 9918

The first modern history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920. Drawing on work in natural science, geography and history, as well as on the authors' own research, it presents an accessible and readable account that balances social, economic and environmental factors. Two opening chapters describe the early history of the woodlands. The book is then divided into chapters that consider traditional uses and management, the impact of outsiders on the pine woods and the oakwoods in the first phase of exploitation, and the effect of industrialization. Separate chapters are devoted to case studies of management at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye.
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Author: T. M. Devine,Jenny Wormald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624330

Category: History

Page: 720

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances, industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.
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Author: Dr. Clifton Wilcox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503523578

Category: History

Page: 116

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The Battle of Dunnichen is significant since it marked the turning point in the history of the Picts and marked their independence from the Kingdom of Northumbria. Not only is this possibly the best documented event in the history of the Picts, but it also allowed them to overthrow the Northumbrian rule and the dark shadow it cast over all northern peoples. Without the leadership of King Bridei and his courageous followers, Scotland as we know it may not have existed. The battle also helped to define the Scottish/English border that remains today, a border that could have been pushed further north by the Northumbrians if they had not been stopped.
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The Search for a Usable Environmental Past

Author: Marcus Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135272115

Category: History

Page: 348

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This book explores how a consideration of time and history can improve the practice of restoration. There is a past of restoration, as well as past assumptions about restoration, and such assumptions have political and social implications. This book aims to put the dimension of time back into our understanding of environmental efforts.
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A European Perspective on Woodlands and Grazed Treescapes

Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415626110

Category: History

Page: 412

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In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape - forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping our environment today and in the future. Debates on the types of anciently grazed landscapes in Europe, and what they tell us about past and present ecology, have been especially topical and controversial recently. This treatment brings the current discussions and the latest research to a much wider audience. The book breaks new ground in broadening the scope of wood-pasture and woodland research to address sites and ecologies that have previously been overlooked but which hold potential keys to understanding landscape dynamics. Eminent contributors, including Oliver Rackham and Frans Vera, present a text which addresses the importance of history in understanding the past landscape, and the relevance of historical ecology and landscape studies in providing a future vision.
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Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Author: Frank Moore Colby,George Sandeman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3178

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A New Work of Reference Based Upon the Best Authorities, and Systematically Arranged for Use in Home and School

Author: Marcus Benjamin,Arthur Elmore Bostwick,Gerald Van Casteel,George Jotham Hagar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7734

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An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 856

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Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641077206

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 562

Eine Geschichte von alttestamentarischer Wucht – John Burnsides großer Text über seinen Hass auf den Vater Am Ende wünscht John Burnside seinem Vater nur noch den Tod. Er hat für den Mann, der über Jahre die Familie terrorisiert, der lügt und säuft, einzig Hass übrig. Doch er verbirgt seine Gefühle und schweigt. Bis die Begegnung mit einem Fremden ihn zwingt, sich seinen Erinnerungen zu stellen und diese Geschichte von alttestamentarischer Wucht zu erzählen. Der Vater war ein Nichts. Als Säugling auf einer Türschwelle abgelegt. Zeitlebens erfindet er sich in unzähligen Lügen eine Herkunft, will Anerkennung und Bedeutung. Er ist brutal, ein Großmaul, ein schwerer Trinker, ein Tyrann. Seine Verachtung zerstört alles, die Mutter, die Familie, John. Dieser hat als junger Mann massivste Suchtprobleme, landet in der Psychiatrie und erkennt in den eigenen Exzessen den Vater. Erst die Entdeckung der Welt der Literatur eröffnet ihm eine Perspektive. Nur einem Autor vom Kaliber John Burnsides kann es gelingen, eine solche, auch noch autobiographische Geschichte in Literatur zu überführen. So ist dieses Buch ein radikal wahrer Blick in die menschlichen Abgründe und zugleich eine Feier der Sprache.
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oder So war's vor sechzig Jahren

Author: Sir Walter Scott

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861991519

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Sir Walter Scott: Waverley oder So war's vor sechzig Jahren »Waverley, or 'Tis Sixty Years Since«, Edinburgh 1814. Hier in der Übersetzung von Benno Tschischwitz, Berlin 1876. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: George Harvey, Dämmerung im schottischen Hochmoor, 1866. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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das Buch vom Beiwerk des Buches

Author: Gérard Genette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291108

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 401

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Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026808738

Category:

Page: 125

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