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The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

Author : James Rebanks
ISBN : 9780241401101
Genre : Social Science
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I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle of Man when I was about ten years old, and I never left Britain until I was twenty. Even now, years later, the best bit of any travelling is coming home. Bringing us into the world of shepherd's baking competitions, sheep shows and moments out on the fell watching the sheep run away home, James Rebanks interweaves thoughts and reflections on the art of shepherding with his photographs of the valley, people and animals that make up the daily life of the fells. A life lived by the three hundred surviving fell farming families, this is a book of photos and words filled with reverence and love.
Category: Social Science

The Shepherd S Life

Author : James Rebanks
ISBN : 9780141979373
Genre : Social Science
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book' Nigel Slater 'Triumphant, a pastoral for the 21st century' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'The nature publishing sensation of the year, unsentimental yet luminous' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.
Category: Social Science

Successful Careers Beyond The Lab

Author : David J. Bennett
ISBN : 9781107161054
Genre : Reference
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There is a major demand for people with scientific training in a wide range of professions based on and maintaining relations with science. However, there is a lack of good first-hand information about alternative career paths to research. From entrepreneurship, industry and the media to government, public relations, activism and teaching, this is a readable guide to science based skills, lifestyles and career paths. The ever-narrowing pyramid of opportunities within an academic career structure, or the prospect of a life in the laboratory losing its attraction, mean that many who trained in science and engineering now look for alternative careers. Thirty role models who began by studying many different disciplines give personal guidance for graduates, postgraduates and early-career scientists in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. This book is an entertaining resource for ideas about, and directions into, the many fields which they may not be aware of or may not have considered.
Category: Reference

English Pastoral

Author : James Rebanks
ISBN : 9780141982588
Genre : Social Science
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The author of the beloved No.1 bestseller The Shepherd's Life returns with a stirring history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm 'I can't imagine anyone starting to read English Pastoral and not being eager to read it all at once, as I did, and not being moved by the life and the landscape Rebanks describes so well. I was thrilled by it' Philip Pullman As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song. English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future. This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.
Category: Social Science

Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015050635146
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

The Shepherd S Journal

Author : William James Clarke
ISBN : OSU:32435024223612
Genre : Sheep
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Category: Sheep


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924055265304
Genre : Sheep
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Category: Sheep


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ISBN : IND:30000116565411
Genre : Lake District (England)
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Category: Lake District (England)

The Field Illustrated

Author : A. H. Godfrey
ISBN : PSU:000055586764
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Live Stock Journal

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924071554897
Genre : Animal industry
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Category: Animal industry

Field Illustrated

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ISBN : WISC:89101596625
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 90.9 MB
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Category: Agriculture

Beatrix Potter

Author : Beatrix Potter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122164044
Genre : Authors, English
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This is a fully-illustrated collection of about 200 paintings by Beatrix Potter, which will accompany a major exhibition of Beatrix Potter's work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in autumn 2005. The selection, introduction and notes are by Anne Hobbs, former curator of the Beatrix Potter collection at the V&A. The book will act as the official catalogue for the Dulwich Exhibition, but will also stand alone as an exciting and innovative presentation of the works of an enduringly popular English illustrator.
Category: Authors, English

Love Labour Loss

Author : Clive Adams
ISBN : UCSD:31822032978223
Genre : Art
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Category: Art