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From Moorlands To Highlands

Author : John Corah
ISBN : 1910456640
Genre : Electronic books
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Plants In North East Highlands

Author : Adam Watson
ISBN : 9781782221883
Genre : Nature
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Timing of blaeberry growth, tree regeneration, land use, plant orientation The author noted when blaeberry buds on Scottish alpine land began growth in spring and compared this with climatic data. He mapped natural tree regeneration on Deeside and Donside. The author criticises invalid claims about land use in Scotland and Norway, and about the alleged effects of sporting estates in reducing land fertility. Signs of orientation by plants and animals are described.

Mammals In North East Highlands

Author : Adam Watson
ISBN : 9781782221203
Genre : Nature
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Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrate animals in the Cairngorms. He documents the abundance of mountain hares amongst different areas, and changes in their numbers within study areas and across years. This leads to a chapter on recent reductions of mountain hares by heavy killing on grouse-moor estates.

Hill Birds In North East Highlands

Author : Adam Watson
ISBN : 9781782221012
Genre : Nature
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The author documents hatch-dates of ptarmigan and red grouse in relation to blaeberry growth and climate. He collates field observations on golden plover, involving proportions of dark-plumaged summering birds, breeding success, population density within and amongst areas, and declines since the late 1970s. Another chapter reviews evidence on dotterel abundance. The last chapter presents counts of the spring numbers of birds on many moorland and alpine study areas.

The Raven

Author : Derek Ratcliffe
ISBN : 9781408128640
Genre : Science
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Well-known throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the raven has a prominent place in myth, legend and history. Focusing on the raven's ecology in the UK, this text presents a summary of the state of knowledge regarding the raven's natural history, describing its present distribution, habitat requirements, call, feeding habits, social behaviour and population centres. An emphasis is placed on the long association of the bird with humans, and useful comparisons of the Northern Hemisphere species are made.

Reise Know How Wanderf Hrer Die Schottischen Highlands

Author : John Sykes
ISBN : 9783831740772
Genre : Travel
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Dieser Wanderführer erschließt auf ausgewählten Routen die Naturschönheiten der schottischen Highlands mitsamt der Insel Skye. Das Buch zeichnet sich durch ausführliche Tourenbeschreibungen mit exakten Karten und Höhenprofilen aus: Vier Wanderungen an der Küste bei Oban + Sechs Wanderungen bei Fort Williams am Ben Nevis + Fünf Wanderungen auf der Insel Skye + Vier Wanderungen in der wilden Region Assynt + Sechs Wanderungen im Cairngorm-Gebirge + Fünf Wanderungen im Trossach-Gebirge + Sechstägige Weitwanderung auf dem Great Glen Way, vorbei an Loch Ness. Zusätzlich bietet der Reiseführer detaillierte Informationen speziell für Individualreisende. Vorbereitung der Reise: Was gehört ins Gepäck? Wie reist man am besten an? Billigflüge nach Glasgow und Edinburgh. Preiswerte Zwischenübernachtung. Weiterreise in die Highlands. Wandererstützpunkte im schottischen Hochland: Übernachtungsadressen, Restauranttipps für Oban, Fort William, Portree, Ullapool, Lochinver, Aviemore und Callander. Genaue Ortspläne. Angaben zu Bahn- und Busverbindungen, für Wanderer ohne Auto - fast alle Touren sind mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln möglich. Hintergründe: Keltische Kultur, Geschichtsübersicht, Traditionen der Kleinbauern, gälische Sprache, informative Exkurse. Vorbereitung der Wanderungen: Anforderungen, Dauer und Höhenunterschiede, Ausrüstung und Kartenmaterial. Ausstattung: 372 Seiten, komplett in Farbe, detaillierte Karten und Höhenprofile für jede Wanderung, Übersichtskarten, Tipps zur Reisevorbereitung, interessante Hintergrundinformationen, ausführliches Ortsregister, Kartenverweise.

Transactions Of The Highland And Agricultural Society Of Scotland

Author : Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
Genre : Agriculture
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The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

Author : Fran Lynghaug
ISBN : 9781616731717
Genre : Pets
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This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference. Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations. Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.

No Stone Unturned

Author : Robert Dodgshon
ISBN : 9781474403511
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A survey of how Highland society organised its farming communities, exploited its resource base and interacted with its environment from prehistory to 1914There has long been a view that the farming communities to be found in the Highlands prior to the Clearances were archaic forms. The way in which they were organised, the way in which they farmed the land and the technologies which they employed were all seen as taking shape during prehistory and then surviving relatively unchanged. Such a view first emerged first during the late nineteenth century and found repeated expression through a number of studies thereafter. However, its entrenchment in the literature was despite the fact that many ongoing studies have highlighted aspects of how the region changed from prehistory onwards. This study confronts this conflict over the question of continuity/discontinuity debate through an analysis of the cultural landscape. Starting with prehistory, it examines the way in which the farming community was organised: its institutional basis, its strategies of resource use and how these impacted on landscape, and the way in which it interacted with the challenges of its environment. It carries these themes forward through the medieval and early modern periods, rounding off the discussion with a substantive review of the gradual spread of commercial sheep farming and the emergence of the crofting townships over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout, it draws out what changed and what was carried forward from each period so that we have a better understanding of the region's dynamic history, as opposed to the ahistorical views that inevitably flow from a stress on cultural inertia. Key Features:The book provides a one-stop text for the long-term history of the Highland countryside, one nuanced in ways that address topical themes like landscape and environmental change.It synthesises a great deal of work on the Highland farming community during the medieval and early modern periods in terms of its institutional organisation, resource exploitation, landscape impacts and interactions with environment so as to produce an overall review from prehistory down to 1914. Introduces new ideas and arguments that have not been treated or previewed in other published work, such as in chapter 6.Provides the most substantive review of the continuity/discontinuity debate in the Highland landscape currently available

The Peregrine Falcon

Author : Derek Ratcliffe
ISBN : 9781408136836
Genre : Nature
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The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

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