Author: Terry Stevens
A pictorial celebration of the glorious natural treasures and landscapes which make up the country of Wales. Featuring spectacular mountains, dramatic coastlines, gentle lowlands and idyllic river valleys, Landscape Wales also focuses on people and their connection with the natural environment. A pocket-friendly size book.
Author: David Williams
Powerful images take you to many inspiring locations around Wales--from the glacial valley of Nant Gwynant and the stream at Fairy Glen to the sand dunes of Cardigan Bay and the mining valley of Rhondda Fawr. This book is a celebration of stunning locations, breathtaking photography, and informative captions. Over 20 powerful images from inspiring locations around Wales are included with extended picture captions.
Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses
Author: David Wales
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The study of energy landscapes holds the key to resolving some of the most important contemporary problems in chemical physics. Many groups are now attempting to understand the properties of clusters, glasses and proteins in terms of the underlying potential energy surface. The aim of this book is to define and unify the field of energy landscapes in a reasonably self-contained exposition. This is the first book to cover this active field. The book begins with an overview of each area in an attempt to make the subject matter accessible to workers in different disciplines. The basic theoretical groundwork for describing and exploring energy landscapes is then introduced followed by applications to clusters, biomolecules and glasses in the final chapters. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this book is aimed at graduate students and workers in the field.
Author: Terry Stevens
A pictorial celebration of the glorious natural treasures and landscapes of Wales. Featuring spectacular mountains, dramatic coastlines, gentle lowlands, and idyllic river valleys, Landscape Wales also focuses on people and their connection with the natural environment, from those who work the land to those who enjoy its potential for recreation.
Author: James Morris,Jim Perrin
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
An expansive look at the contemporary Welsh lansdcape.
Legend and Landscape of Wales
Publisher: Gomer Press Limited
The Mabinogi remains one of the great classics of European literature. Its Four Branches are tales of heroism and heartbreak, of love and disloyalty, that for all their magic and mystery, remain rooted in the emotional realities and moral complexities of everyday life. They are also rooted in the very soil of Wales, in a landscape relatively unchanged since these tales were first told in the early Middle Ages. This new and faithful English translation of The Mabinogi features photographs of the locations and landscapes evoked by and specifically named in the text, reminding us of the timelessness and beauty of the stories and the land they inhabit.
Author: Durk Gorter,Heiko F. Marten,Luk Van Mensel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.
Author: Nancy Edwards
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Recent research and fieldwork on the settlement and landscape of Medieval Wales presented at the 1994 meeting of the Welsh Archaeological Congress is here set down for all to read. The contributions are: Landscape and settlement (Nancy Edwards); Wetland reclamation on the Gwent levels (Stephen Rippon); Landscape of Gwent and the Marches as seen through the Charters (C Hurley); The royal courts of the Welsh princes in Gwynedd, AD 400-1283 (David Longley); The locations of the royal courts of 13th century Gwynedd (N Johnston); Aerial photography and historic landscape on the Great Orme, Llandudno (M Aris); Place-names and vegetation history as a key to understanding settlement in the Conwy Valley (D Hooke); Transhumance and settlement on the Welsh uplands: A view from the Black Mountain (A Ward); Historic settlement surveys in Clwyd and Powys (Robert Silvester); Post-conquest and pre-conquest villages in Pembrokeshire (J Kissock); Small boroughs in south-west Wales (K Murphy); New Radnor: the topography of a planned town (R J Silvester); Medieval Wales: a summing up (Christopher Dyer).
legend and landscape of Wales
Author: John K. Bollard
Category: Social Science
Y drydedd gyfrol yn y gyfres 'Legend and Landscape of Wales'. Cyfieithiad newydd o chwedlau canoloesol Cymru, Peredur, Owain a Geraint.
The Hillforts of England and Wales
Author: Ian Brown
Publisher: Windgather Press
Category: Social Science
Of all Britain's great archaeological monuments the Iron Age hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were they recognised as being something special by those who created them or is the 'hillfort' purely an archaeologists' 'construct'? How were they constructed, who lived in them and to what uses were they put? This book, which is richly illustrated with photography of sites throughout England and Wales, addresses these and many other questions. After discussing the difficult issue of definition and the great excavations on which our knowledge is based, Ian Brown investigates in turn hillforts' origins, their architecture, and the role they played in Iron Age society. He also discusses the latest theories about their location, social significance and chronology. The book provides a valuable synthesis of the rich vein of research carried out in Britain on hillforts over the last thirty years. Hillforts' great variability poses many problems, and this book should help guide both the specialist and non-specialist alike though the complex literature. Furthermore, it has an important conservation objective. Land use in the modern era has not been kind to these monuments, with a significant number either disfigured or lost. Public consciousness of their importance needs raising if their management is to be improved and their future assured.
A Historical Companion
Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achivements.
Author: A.S. Goudie,R. Gardner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Here is a guide to the most beautiful and important sites of geological interest in England and Wales. Grouped by region, with clear topographical and geological maps, it may be used as a field-guide by students of geology and geography, as well as by interested walkers and ramblers.
Nation, Culture, Identity
Author: Raymond Williams
Daniel Williams's introduction offers a reading of Raymond Williams's career from a Welsh perspective and underlines the ways in which his engagement with Welsh issues makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on nation, race and class. The work should be of interest to anyone interested in questions of identity, nationhood and ethnicity in Britain and beyond.
Megaliths in the Neolithic landscapes of Wales
Author: Vicki Cummings,Alasdair Whittle
Category: Social Science
This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales. Set against a broader theoretical discussion on the significance of the landscape, the authors consider the role of visual landscapes in prehistory, meanings attached to the landscape, and the values and beliefs invested in it. Wales is rich in Neolithic monuments, but the general absence of certain classic monumental forms found in the rest of Britain and Ireland, such as causewayed enclosures, henges, and cursus monuments, seems to have marginalised the Welsh record from many wider discussions on the Neolithic. Instead of seeing Wales as an area which lacks many of these 'classic' components, Cummings and Whittle argue that Wales has its own unique and individual Neolithic which is simply different from the Neolithic found further to the east. It is suggested that this difference may relate to an essentially mobile existence, with strong links back to the Mesolithic period. The authors present three detailed case studies, examining the settings of sites in south-west, north-west and south-east Wales. They outline the history of research for each region, including the previous classification of the monuments and any excavations, and describe the specific landscape settings of the monuments. They assess the significance of a variety of landscape features which would have been visible from the monuments, in particular emphasising the mythological and symbolic significance of the sea, rivers and mountains. An illustrated inventory of sites completes the volume.
A Magician's Landscape
Author: Michael Dames
Category: Arthurian romances
Michael Dames shows us the many aspects of the elusive and mercurial figure, Merlin, seer and enchanter, sage and madman, poet and god. Who was he? Did he ever exist?
Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette
Author: Meri Meredith
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Business & Economics
In an increasingly multicultural and international environment, librarians require communication and diplomacy to interact with their library patrons. This book clearly sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English as well as the differences in cultural etiquette. This is an essential guide for all information professionals.