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The Old Ways

Author : Robert Macfarlane
ISBN : 9780241145531
Genre : Travel
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE The original bestseller from the beloved author of UNDERLAND, LANDMARKS and THE LOST WORDS - Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape 'The Old Ways confirms Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature' Scotland on Sunday Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. 'Sublime... It sets the imagination tingling, laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow' Sunday Times 'Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again' Metro 'He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful' Antony Gormley
Category: Travel

The Cumbria Way

Author : John Gillham
ISBN : 9781783621538
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to the Cumbria Way, a 73-mile long distance path through the heart of the English Lake District from Ulverston to Carlisle. The route is largely low-level, but this book also describes alternative mountain days which add the Coniston Fells, Glaramara and Skiddaw en route. The guide divides the route into 5 stages of between 12 and 16 miles, but there is plenty of opportunity to plan your itinerary for a more easy-going 7 to 8 days. This guidebook also provides useful information for every stage, from accommodation to available facilities en route, as well as an annotated OS map and details on points of interest.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The History Of Glasgow

Author : George MacGregor
ISBN : OXFORD:590637452
Genre : Glasgow (Scotland)
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Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Further Studies In The History Of Construction The Proceedings Of The Third Annual Conference Of The Construction History Society

Author : James Campbell
ISBN : 9780992875121
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This book is the third in the series of volumes which provide the papers of the conferences held at Queens' College, Cambridge by the Construction History Society. Papers cover different aspects of the history of construction, including studies of different building materials, building firms, the development and education of building professionals, the construction of buildings and infrastructure, methods and techniques of construction, and other subjects related to the history and development of buildings.

A History Of Christian Conversion

Author : David W. Kling
ISBN : 9780199717590
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Conversion has played a central role in the history of Christianity. In this first in-depth and wide-ranging narrative history, David Kling examines the dynamic of turning to the Christian faith by individuals, families, and people groups. Global in reach, the narrative progresses from early Christian beginnings in the Roman world to Christianity's expansion into Europe, the Americas, China, India, and Africa. Conversion is often associated with a particular strand of modern Christianity (evangelical) and a particular type of experience (sudden, overwhelming). However, when examined over two millennia, it emerges as a phenomenon far more complex than any one-dimensional profile would suggest. No single, unitary paradigm defines conversion and no easily explicable process accounts for why people convert to Christianity. Rather, a multiplicity of factors-historical, personal, social, geographical, theological, psychological, and cultural-shape the converting process. A History of Christian Conversion not only narrates the conversions of select individuals and peoples, it also engages current theories and models to explain conversion, and examines recurring themes in the conversion process: divine presence, gender and the body, agency and motivation, testimony and memory, group- and self-identity, "authentic" and "nominal" conversion, and modes of communication. Accessible to scholars, students, and those with a general interest in conversion, Kling's book is the most satisfying and comprehensive account of conversion in Christian history to date; this major work will become a standard must-read in conversion studies.


Author : Kathleen Preston
Genre : Folk-lore, English
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ISBN : IND:30000116565502
Genre : Lake District (England)
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Category: Lake District (England)

The Good Guide To The Lakes

Author : Hunter Davies
ISBN : 0950919063
Genre : Travel
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This is the sixth edition of Lakeland's best selling guide book. Over 80,000 copies have been sold since it first appeared in 1984. Once again, it has been newly revised, dragged up to date, packed with fascinating information, quite a bit of fun, and real opinions. Life is too short, holidays too precious, to waste time going to places which turn out draggy or boring. So the object is very simple - to guide you to all that is BEST to see and do in Lakeland, from mountains and lakes and walks to museums, hotels, restaurants and the latest tourist attractions. Amazing how each year new wonders appear, new places pop up, new services get offered. Also things close, go off, disappear. So it's vital, if you are one of Lakeland's 24 million visitors a year, to be as up to date, up to scratch as possible. Note well that this book contains no advertising, no payments have been received, unlike some guide books we could mention. And also that it has been written and researched, printed and published here in Cumbria. Strangely enough, not everyone has loved it ... Book jacket.
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History Of Scotland Volume 1 To The Accession Of Mary Stewart

Author : P. Hume Brown
ISBN : 9781107600331
Genre : History
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Peter Hume Brown's History of Scotland was first issued by the Cambridge University Press in three successive volumes from 1898 to 1909. These volumes were published in a new edition in 1911, the version which is reprinted here, which introduced some corrections as well as an additional chapter on the development of politics, education, and religion in Scotland during the last half of the nineteenth century. Taken together, Hume Brown's study provides a far-reaching, coherent narrative of Scotland's history, from the Roman occupation of North Britain in the first century to the changes and events that brought the nation into the twentieth century. This is the first volume of History of Scotland. It covers the period from the Roman invasion of Scotland in AD 80 to the end of the reign of James V in 1542.
Category: History

Census 1981 L Z

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118397525
Genre : Great Britain
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Ghost Trails Of The Lake District And Cumbria

Author : Clive Kristen
ISBN : 9781782349082
Genre : Fiction
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Popular TV ghosthunter, Clive Kristen, takes the reader in search of grueseome tales of malevolence. The stories are woven into their historical context and take the reader to spooktacular places, amidst fabulous scenery. From grisly murders to wronged women to unfinished business, there's a sppok for every story!
Category: Fiction

Matters Of Fact In Jane Austen

Author : Janine Barchas
ISBN : 9781421407319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, Janine Barchas makes the bold assertion that Jane Austen’s novels allude to actual high-profile politicians and contemporary celebrities as well as to famous historical figures and landed estates. Barchas is the first scholar to conduct extensive research into the names and locations in Austen’s fiction by taking full advantage of the explosion of archival materials now available online. According to Barchas, Austen plays confidently with the tension between truth and invention that characterizes the realist novel. Of course, the argument that Austen deployed famous names presupposes an active celebrity culture during the Regency, a phenomenon recently accepted by scholars. The names Austen plucks from history for her protagonists (Dashwood, Wentworth, Woodhouse, Tilney, Fitzwilliam, and many more) were immensely famous in her day. She seems to bank upon this familiarity for interpretive effect, often upending associations with comic intent. Barchas re-situates Austen’s work closer to the historical novels of her contemporary Sir Walter Scott and away from the domestic and biographical perspectives that until recently have dominated Austen studies. This forward-thinking and revealing investigation offers scholars and ardent fans of Jane Austen a wealth of historical facts, while shedding an interpretive light on a new aspect of the beloved writer's work.
Category: Literary Criticism