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People And Woods In Scotland

Author : Smout T. C. Smout
ISBN : 9781474472722
Genre : GARDENING
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This is a history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland and of the people who used them. It begins 11,500 years ago when the ice sheet melted and trees such as hazel, pine, ash and oak returned, bringing with them first birds and mammals and, soon after, the first hunter-gathering humans. The book charts and explains the almost complete withdrawal of tree cover in Scotland over the following millennia, considers the revival of forests and woodlands in the twentieth century, and ends by examining the changes under way now. The book is intended for everyone interested in Scotland's natural history. It calls on an expert in pollen analysis to examine ancient patterns of woodland distribution; on archaeologists to describe how wood was put to good purpose, especially for buildings; on historians and foresters to explain how trees and woods have been exploited and enjoyed over the ages: on ecologists to show how the histories of people and woods are inseparably linked in Scotland; and on a geographer to consider how the Scottish landscape may react to changing policy, attitudes, populations, and climate. The text is fully illustrated by maps and photographs, in colour and black and white. The book has appendixes listing the native and imported species of trees and shrubs in Scotland, and ends with an extensive guide to further reading arranged by subject.

People And Woods In Scotland

Author : T. Christopher Smout
ISBN : UOM:39015056308748
Genre : History
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This is a history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland and of the people who used them. It begins 11,500 years ago when the ice sheet melted and trees such as hazel, pine, ash and oak returned, bringing with them first birds and mammals and, soon after, the first hunter-gathering humans. The book charts and explains the almost complete withdrawal of tree cover in Scotland over the following millennia, considers the revival of forests and woodlands in the twentieth century, and ends by examining the changes under way now. The book is intended for everyone interested in Scotland's natural history. It calls on an expert in pollen analysis to examine ancient patterns of woodland distribution; on archaeologists to describe how wood was put to good purpose, especially for buildings; on historians and foresters to explain how trees and woods have been exploited and enjoyed over the ages: on ecologists to show how the histories of people and woods are inseparably linked in Scotland; and on a geographer to consider how the Scottish landscape may react to changing policy, attitudes, populations, and climate. The text is fully illustrated by maps and photographs, in colour and black and white. The book has appendixes listing the native and imported species of trees and shrubs in Scotland, and ends with an extensive guide to further reading arranged by subject.

Exploring Environmental History

Author : T. C Smout
ISBN : 9780748653973
Genre : History
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This volume brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history.

A History Of The Native Woodlands Of Scotland 1500 1920

Author : T. Christopher Smout
ISBN : UOM:39015063318631
Genre : History
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A history of Scottish woodlands, this highly illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920.

Conquering The Highlands

Author : Jan Oosthoek
ISBN : 9781922144799
Genre : Nature
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Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A century later woodland cover had tripled. Most of the newly established forestry plantations were created on elevated land with wet peaty soils and high wind exposure, not exactly the condition in which forests naturally thrive. Jan Oosthoek tells in this book the story of how 20th century foresters devised ways to successfully reforest the poor Scottish uplands, land that was regarded as unplantable, to fulfil the mandate they had received from the Government and wider society to create a timber reserve. He raises the question whether the adopted forestry practice was the only viable means to create forests in the Scottish Highlands by examining debates within the forestry community about the appearance of the forests and their longterm ecological prospects. Finally, the book argues that the long held ecological convictions among foresters and pressure from environmentalists came together in the late 20th century to create more environmentally sensitive forestry.

Domination And Lordship

Author : Richard Oram
ISBN : 9780748687688
Genre : History
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This book discussed the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba established its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as Scotland.

A Handbook Of Scotland S Wild Harvests The Essential Guide To Edible Species With Recipes And Plants For Natural Remedies And Materials To Gather For Fuel Gardening And Craft

Author : Fi Martynoga
ISBN : 9781887354998
Genre : Cooking
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Are you a forager? If you dream of being more connected to the landscape and all the bounty it can provide, this invaluable guide from the team who created A Handbook of Scotland's Trees will inform you about plants from fields, woods and seashores, as well as firewood and seaweeds. Here you'll discover well-tried recipes from Scottish kitchens - from nettle haggis to blaeberry muffins - and a wealth of woodland and hedgerow materials you can use in the garden or home. The information is drawn together from expert members of both Reforesting Scotland and the Scottish Wild Harvests Association (SWHA), trusted custodians of our environment and natural resources. Many are professionals in the field, and all of them know their plants and materials thoroughly from years or decades of experience. Their entries abound in useful information on habitat, history, uses, lore, and how to distinguish a useful plant from similar species that are not.

Unpacking The Kists

Author : Brad Patterson
ISBN : 9780773589780
Genre : History
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Historians have suggested that Scottish influences are more pervasive in New Zealand than in any other country outside Scotland, yet curiously New Zealand's Scots migrants have previously attracted only limited attention. A thorough and interdisciplinary work, Unpacking the Kists is the first in-depth study of New Zealand's Scots migrants and their impact on an evolving settler society. The authors establish the dimensions of Scottish migration to New Zealand, the principal source areas, the migrants' demographic characteristics, and where they settled in the new land. Drawing from extended case-studies, they examine how migrants adapted to their new environment and the extent of longevity in diverse areas including the economy, religion, politics, education, and folkways. They also look at the private worlds of family, neighbourhood, community, customs of everyday life and leisure pursuits, and expressions of both high and low forms of transplanted culture. Adding to international scholarship on migrations and cultural adaptations, Unpacking the Kists demonstrates the historic contributions Scots made to New Zealand culture by retaining their ethnic connections and at the same time interacting with other ethnic groups.

Temperate And Boreal Rainforests Of The World

Author : Dominick A. DellaSala
ISBN : 9781610910088
Genre : Nature
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While tropical rainforests have received much conservation attention and support for their protection, temperate and boreal rainforests have been largely overlooked. Yet these ecosystems are also unique, supporting rainforest communities rich in plants and wildlife and containing some of the most massive trees on Earth. Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World brings together leading scientists from around the world to describe the ecology and conservation of these lesser-known rainforests in an attempt to place them on par with tropical rainforests in conservation efforts. The book summarizes major scientific findings presents new computer models that were used to standardize rainforest definitions identifies regions previously not widely recognized as rainforest provides the latest estimates on rainforest extent and degree of protection explores conservation strategies The book ends with a summary of the key ecological findings and outlines an ambitious vision of how we can conserve and manage the planet's remaining temperate and boreal rainforests in a truly ecological way that is better for nature, the climate, and ultimately our own welfare. Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World is a call to action for an accord to protect the world's rainforests. It offers a global vision rooted in ecological science but written in common language useful for governments, decision makers, and conservation groups concerned about the plight of these remarkable forests.

The Scottish Countryside

Author : Rosemary Gibson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123306032
Genre : Human ecology
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Making use of the extensive plans holdings of the National Archives of Scotland to illustrate the great change on the face of the country, this selection from the 100,000 plans shows the value of these sources for many aspects of Scotland's past and to display snapshots of the landscape through three centuries of change.

Scottish Forestry

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097813095
Genre : Forests and forestry
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Plants People In Ancient Scotland

Author : Camilla A. Dickson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110210817
Genre : History
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Reports

Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
ISBN : UVA:X030232031
Genre : Great Britain
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Report

Author : Großbritannien Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
ISBN : ONB:+Z298416808
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The Glasgow Naturalist

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ISBN : UOM:39015072604591
Genre : Natural history
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Includes the Transactions and proceedings of the Society 1909-55 (called "third series" 1909-30).

The Nature Of The Cairngorms

Author : Philip Shaw
ISBN : 9780114973261
Genre : Science
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The Cairngorms area is arguably the most significant for nature conservation in the British Isles and contains its largest National Park. In this book, 35 authors, drawing on published and unpublished sources, present an up-to-date review of the area's natural features, including plants, animals, habitats, geology and landforms. The review falls into three parts. The first and largest part describes the area's rich diversity of nature, with each chapter summarising recent research findings, trends and conservation issues for a different landform, habitat or species group. The second part considers deer management, recreation and projected climate change impacts. Part three focuses on rare and threatened species, and identifies areas and habitats rich in species for which the Cairngorms are nationally and internationally important.

Woods And People

Author : David Foot
ISBN : 9780752496757
Genre : History
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Britain’s great cloak of natural forest disappeared mostly in prehistoric times. Over the passage of time and by the industrial revolution, Britain’s economy had become almost entirely dependent on timber imports from abroad. Shipping blockades in the First World War meant a frantic search for woodlands that could be cut down to make vital pit props and sawn wood for wartime construction. After the war, Britain’s tree cover was near to an all-time low. Only since 1919 have practical measures been taken to reverse the long history of forest decline, and a hundred years of tree planting has seen the forest cover of Britain more than double. Today, tree planting in Britain is motivated more by environmental and social concerns than purely timber production. In Woods and People, David Foot reveals the story of twentieth-century forest creation, and the eureka moment in the 1980s that challenged foresters and conservationists to work together on new ideas.

The Scots Magazine And Edinburgh Literary Miscellany

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Travels In Scotland 1842 By J G Kohl

Author : Ursula Cairns Smith
ISBN : 9781471648588
Genre : Scotland
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Translation of a German traveller's account of his journey through Scotland in 1842

Cobbett S Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009845905
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