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Coast Our Island Story

Author : Nicholas Crane
ISBN : 9781409074557
Genre : Art
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Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell. Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.
Category: Art

Lost To The Sea Britain S Vanished Coastal Communities Norfolk And Suffolk

Author : Stephen Wade
ISBN : 9781473893498
Genre : Nature
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Lost to the Sea: Norfolk & Suffolk relates the stories of how the human communities along the coast of these counties maintained their struggle with the sea. From very early Neolithic times, when global changes created the Continental Shelf and raised the cliffs along Britain's eastern shorelines, through Roman and medieval times, the first villages and towns were gradually established, only to be faced with the problem of the sea's incursions onto agricultural land. In the 1950s, Rowland Parker's classic study of Dunwich, a key town of Suffolk engulfed, set the scene for a long-standing interest in how the sea's challenge has been met. There have been successes and failures, and Stephen Wade tells the story of the seaside holiday towns and fishing communities that have had to struggle for survival.In this book, the reader will find stories of the people involved in this titanic effort through the centuries. The narrative moves down the coast from Hunstanton to Southwold, tracing the losses and the gains, not only in measurements of land, but in the tough human experience of that environmental history.
Category: Nature


Author : Patrick Barkham
ISBN : 9781847088987
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Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves. As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast - from ancient conquests and smuggler's routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket-and-spade holidays - to tell a more profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores.

Empires Of The Mind

Author : Robert Gildea
ISBN : 9781107159587
Genre : History
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Prize-winning historian Robert Gildea dissects the legacy of empire for the former colonial powers and their subjects.
Category: History

History Of The West Indian Peoples

Author : E. H. Carter
ISBN : 0175660417
Genre : West Indies
File Size : 69.34 MB
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This is the most popular and effective History course for upper primary school and lower secondary school students.
Category: West Indies

Our Island

Author : Humphry William Woolrych
ISBN : NYPL:33433075873715
Genre : England
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Category: England

Our Island History

Author : Sir Halford John Mackinder
ISBN : UIUC:30112073711043
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Fabled Coast

Author : Sophia Kingshill
ISBN : 9781409038450
Genre : Science
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Pirates and smugglers, ghost ships and sea-serpents, fishermen’s prayers and sailors’ rituals – the coastline of the British Isles plays host to an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs, and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood gather together the most enthralling tales and traditions, tracing their origins and examining the facts behind the legends. Was there ever such a beast as the monstrous Kraken? Did a Welsh prince discover America, centuries before Columbus? What happened to the missing crew of the Mary Celeste? Along the way, they recount the stories that are an integral part of our coastal heritage, such as the tale of Drake’s Drum, said to be heard when England was in peril, and the mythical island of Hy Brazil, which for centuries appeared on sea charts and maps to the west of Ireland. The result is an endlessly fascinating, often surprising journey through our island history.
Category: Science

An Island Story

Author : Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
ISBN : PRNC:32101020770192
Genre : Great Britain
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The Inner Islands

Author : Bland Simpson
ISBN : 0807830569
Genre : Travel
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History, oral history, autobiography, and travel narrative come together in this exploration of the geography and biodiversity of the islands that lie in eastern North Carolina's sounds, rivers, and swamps.
Category: Travel