The South West of England


Author: Lorraine Weeks,Graham Blight
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711226029
Category: Travel
Page: 128
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The South West of England covers an amazing array of coastal and inland woodlands from the Forest of Savernake in Wiltshire down through Dorset, Somerset and Devon to Helston and Falmouth in Cornwall.

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241263654
Category: Travel
Page: 336
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From the genteel Georgian terraces of Bath to the wilderness expanses of Exmoor, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset provides an all-round account of this richly rewarding region, with comprehensive details of what to see, what to do and where to sleep, eat and drink. Useful context and background information accompany all the practicalities, interspersed with vivid, full-colour photos and some of the clearest maps to be found in any guidebook. Rough Guides' local experts cover high culture and street art, from the architectural glory of Wells Cathedral to Bristol's exuberant murals, as well as all the options for getting active, including cycling on the Somerset Levels and hiking in the Quantock Hills. Alongside information on the best local festivals, there are full reviews of the worthiest restaurants and the most characterful pubs. Beyond the borders of Somerset but within easy reach, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset also takes in such hotspot destinations as Salisbury and Stonehenge, as well as the full-on family attraction of Longleat. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset.

Exploring Woodland 3

Southeast England
Author: Woodland Trust
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711226593
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Trees and forests are crucial to life on our planet: they generate oxygen, play host to a spectacular variety of wildlife and provide us with raw materials and shelter. They offer us tranquillity, inspire us and refresh our souls. Exploring Woodland is a series of guides from The Woodland Trust that describe and illustrate beautiful woodland sites in different regions throughout the UK. Fully illustrated with site maps and photographs, these are the essential woodland guides for all tree lovers. Both privately owned and public woods are included in the guides. There is a map of each site and clear information on how to find it, the type of woodland, the facilities available and what to look out for on your visit, including the wildlife that you may find there. All sites have been visited by independent researchers to make sure that the information in each book is up-to-date. Southeast England covers the ancient woodlands south of the Thames throughout Surrey, Hampshire and East and West Sussex. It includes many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and - in the New Forest - Britain's newest National Park.

Badgerlands

The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Author: Patrick Barkham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847085054
Category: Badgers
Page: 400
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Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers per square kilometre in this country than in any other. And yet many of us have never seen one alive and in the wild. They are nocturnal creatures who vanish into their labyrinthine underground setts at the first hint of a human. Here, Patrick Barkham follows in the footsteps of his badger-loving grandmother, to meet the feeders, farmers and scientists who know their way around Badgerlands: the mysterious world in which these distinctively striped creatures snuffle, dig and live out their complex social lives.

Children, Families and Leisure


Author: Heike Schaenzel,Neil Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317243293
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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This book aims to further academic debate within the leisure and tourism studies community about the role of ‘families’ in contemporary life and the experiences of families and their children in the leisure environment. It is based on the recognition of the diverse nature of the family in the contemporary era and the position of children in families and society in general as active and knowing social agents rather than as passive objects. The family is on the one hand our first community with its own special kind of human attachment and on the other a little world on which the larger society is modelled. Families form the closest and most important emotional bond in humans. This relationship is what drives humanity and society, and positions families at the centre of leisure activities. This international and multi-disciplinary compilation of recent research into children and families examines progress made and challenges ahead for leisure studies. It extends the academic discourse to a wider understanding of what families, children and their leisure behaviour mean in today’s societies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of Leisure Research.

The Highway Rat


Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443149004
Category: Readers
Page: 32
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From the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks... He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him? The creators of Stick Man and A Gold Star For Zog stand and deliver this fabulous new story of a wickedly loveable villain who gets his just deserts.

Oak and Ash and Thorn

The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain
Author: Peter Fiennes
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071673
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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The magic and mystery of the woods and trees are embedded in our culture, from ancient folklore to modern literature. They offer us refuge, a place to play and a place to think. They are the generous providers of fuel, timber, energy and life. They let us dream of other ways of living. Yet we now face a future where taking a walk in the woods is consigned to the tales we tell our children. Threatened by development, neglect, climate chaos and ignorance, they are emptier – of flora and fauna, but also of people – than they have ever been. Immersing himself in the beauty of Britain’s woodlands and the art and writing they have inspired, Peter Fiennes explores our long relationship with the woods and the sad and violent story of how so many have been lost. Just as we need them, our woods need us too. But who, if anyone, is looking out for them?

Wild Guide

Devon, Cornwall and South West
Author: Daniel Start,Tania Pascoe
Publisher: Wild Guides
ISBN: 9780957157323
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Page: 256
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In this book readers are taken to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries

Exploring Britain


Author: N.A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393321913
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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A comprehensive guide to exciting ways of seeing the most beautiful and interesting parts of the British countryside. Maps of each region's most picturesque walks and drives are provided, along with lists of local activities and attractions not to be missed. Illustrations.

The Butterfly Isles

A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals
Author: Patrick Barkham
Publisher: Granta Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781847083159
Category: Butterflies
Page: 372
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Butterflies animate our summers but the 59 butterfly species of the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. Several are virtually extinct. This book charts the author's quest to find all 59, from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper.

The Wisdom Of Crowds


Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The Woodland Homestead

How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods
Author: Brett McLeod
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123503
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

Managing for Products and Services
Author: Emmanuel N. Chidumayo,Davison J. Gumbo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136531378
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the continent's population. This unique book brings together scientific knowledge on this topic from East, West, and Southern Africa and describes the relationships between forests, woodlands, people and their livelihoods. Dry forest is defined as vegetation dominated by woody plants, primarily trees, the canopy of which covers more than 10 per cent of the ground surface, occurring in climates with a dry season of three months or more. This broad definition - wider than those used by many authors - incorporates vegetation types commonly termed woodland, shrubland, thicket, savanna, wooded grassland, as well as dry forest in its strict sense. The book provides a comparative analysis of management experiences from the different geographic regions, emphasizing the need to balance the utilization of dry forests and woodland products between current and future human needs. Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, but more importantly, the communities that live off these vegetation formations. Thus, the book lays a foundation for improving the management of dry forests and woodlands for the wide range of products and services they provide.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands
Author: Karl S. Hele
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554580048
Category: History
Page: 351
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Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Where Happiness Dwells

A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations
Author: Robin Ridington,Jillian Ridington
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822988
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

The House At Pooh Corner Deluxe Edition


Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101158944
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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This deluxe edition of The House At Pooh Corner is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work and a stunning companion to the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

Wild Guide

Around London and South East England
Author: Daniel Start,Lucy Grewcock,Elsa Hammond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910636008
Category:
Page: 256
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Following the success of the 'Wild Swimming' titles, the adventure continues. In this book, Daniel Start takes readers to 500 amazing wild locations with 30 weekend itineraries.