Exploring the Islands of England and Wales

Including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Author: Julian Holland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0711227438
Category: Science
Page: 160
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A trip to England and Wales wouldn't be complete without an exploration of the dozens of little islands off the coast, only 40 of which are inhabited. Some are well-known commercial and holiday destinations, such as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Others are remote and mysterious like the Farne Islands and the Scilly Isles of Lundy. And this first-of-its-kind, illustrated guide leads the way to all of them. Island hoppers can read up on the islands' geology, history, customs, flora and fauna, and get details about where to stay, eat and sightsee.

Sustainable Coastal Management

A Transatlantic and Euro-Mediterranean Perspective
Author: Biliana Cicin Sain,Igor Pavlin,Stefano Belfiore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401004870
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 291
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Recent assessment of progress in coastal management at the national level shows an impressive growth of efforts after the 1992 Earth Summit, particularly in Europe and the Mediterranean. This book contains regional surveys of coastal management progress in Europe and the Mediterranean since 1992, discussion regional trends, development sin decision making, and cooperative activities. It then goes on to assess national progress towards coastal management, including the development of national coastal management systems, efforts at coordinated planning and management, and the development and use of environmental codes of practice. It then examines selected priority issues in the Northern Adriatic: economic integration and regional economic development, international scientific and technological cooperation in marine affairs and coastal tourism. Finally, the book covers the use of GIS in coastal environments and coastal engineering, the role played by scientific information in coastal policy, and the importance of free trade agreements.

King and Country

England and Wales in the Fifteenth Century
Author: Ralph A. Griffiths
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852850180
Category: History
Page: 408
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Exploring Polar Frontiers

A Historical Encyclopedia
Author: William James Mills
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074226
Category: History
Page: 797
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Presents a reference to the efforts of humans to conquer the North and South Poles, with more than 500 biographical, geographical, and subject entries; a chronology of expeditions; and maps, illustrations, and photographs.


The Family Historian's Guide
Author: Peter Christian,David Annal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472902947
Category: Reference
Page: 384
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Fully revised and updated, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide to help you make the most of UK census records in your family history research. This practical handbook shows you how to interpret the records to discover intricate details of your ancestors' lives, but also explores how and why information on names, addresses, family relationships and occupations was gathered. Intriguing case studies reveal why problems occur and what may be hidden between the lines, while photographs and screenshots illustrate the records themselves and the websites which provide access to them. This new edition of Census has been updated to cover: · the many innovations on the main census websites, which have all added new census data and made changes to their facilities in the six years since the first edition; · the complete records of the 1911 census for England, Wales and Scotland, now available on both official and other commercial sites; and · all the surviving Irish census records, which have now been digitised in their entirety. Hands-on and incisive, Census considers online access to the returns in detail, covering both free and commercial sites, along with discussion of search techniques and the problems of transcription errors. A tour of key census sites reveals the most useful facilities and best quality images, as well as offline sources in the form of microfilm, CDs and DVDs. Census is an invaluable guide to this unique historical resource.

A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent

or, A Geographical Dictionary: Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Principal Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, Mountains, &c., &c. in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with their Adjacent Islands
Author: Jedidiah Morse,Elijah Parish
Publisher: J. T. Buckingham
Category: Geography
Page: 726
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The Great Race

The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
Author: David Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408705745
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 2872

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On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia. These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years of exploration of the region by the Dutch - most famously Abel Tasman - the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook. The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and imprisoned - always knowing he was competing with the French to produce the first map of this mysterious continent. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia.

Brookes's General Gazetteer Improved

Or, A New and Compendious Geographical Dictionary; Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities ... &c. in the Known World. With the Government, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants, the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country ... and the Various Events by which They Have Been Distinguished. Including a Detail of the Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Market-towns, and Principal Villages, in Great Britain and Ireland: Together with a Succinct Account Of, at Least, Seven Hundred Cities, Towns, and Villages in the United States ...
Author: Richard Brookes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gazetteers
Page: 807
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Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt über wichtige neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie

Author: August Petermann,Ernst Behm,Alexander Goerg Supan,Paul Max Harry Langhans,Nikolaus Creutzburg,Hermann Haack
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Vols. 54-57 include section "Kartographischer Monatsbericht von Hermann Haack" (title varies) v. 1-4, 1908-11.

Hell With A Capital H

A New Polar Hero
Author: Katherine Lambert
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144644807X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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On 29 March 1912, as Scott and his two companions lay dying in their tent, elsewhere on the polar ice-cap six members of his ill-fated expedition were fighting for their lives. This was the so-called Northern Party, hand-picked by Scott to undertake his most significant programme of scientific research. The unsung hero of this group was Dr Murray Levick, whose attention to diet and mental and physical fitness played a major part in their survival. The doctor was a sensitive recorder and a talented photographer, it is on his previously unpublished diaries, monographs, photographs and sketches that this book is based. The six men were landed by Terra Nova in January 1911 at Cape Adare, 450 miles north of Scott's base camp at Cape Evans. They spent nearly a year there, living in a rudimentary hut, surveying and collecting specimens from the beautiful but inhospitable bay and shoreline fringed by inaccessible mountains. They were then dropped off mid-way between the two Capes to continue their work. The ship was due to pick them up on 17 February 1912. A month later she still hadn't come, and the men were forced to face the Antarctic winter in an igloo dug out of a snowdrift on 'Inexpressible Island'. After spending six-and-a-half months entombed in their underground ice-cave,in conditions of unimaginable physical and mental hardship,


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241187036
Category: Nature
Page: 512
View: 1992

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Dive in to this breathtaking read about the world's oceans Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, the Japanese tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans' power and importance to our planet - as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect, from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere, to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Updated illustrations and satellite-derived maps and the latest scientific research explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau. Ocean captures both the beauty and scientific complexity of the ocean, making it perfect for families and students alike.

The Encyclopedia britannica

Author: James Louis Garvin,Franklin Henry Hooper,Warren E. Cox
Publisher: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Tracing Your Ancestors Using the Census

A Guide for Family Historians
Author: Emma Jolly
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473829593
Category: Reference
Page: 198
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The Pen & Sword guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the less-known censuses dating from before 1841, and it covers the records of all the constituent parts of the British Isles. It is an essential introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor. Emma Jolly describes how and why census records came to be created, then looks in detail at how to search the main censuses from 1841 to 1911. Each chapter covers the relevant historical context, compares online and other sources, identifies problems like lost or damaged records, and shows how the specific information in the census concerned can be interpreted effectively. While the censuses of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are all examined, the main focus is on the English and Welsh census, with differences noted for other areas. An extensive appendix and bibliography, which, for ease of access, gathers together all the key resources in one place, is also provided.