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An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

  • Author: Kate Tiller,Giles Darkes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780902509634
  • Category: Oxfordshire (England)
  • Page: 192
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A History of the British Isles

A History of the British Isles

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137573627
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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This book tells the story of a group of islands, their peoples, and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. Concise and authoritative, it provides a balanced and absorbing narrative of an extraordinary shared past. This new edition brings the story up to the present day, and pays greater attention to social developments.

The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900

The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900

  • Author: Simon Holloway
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408128667
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 450
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The landscape of Britain has been irreversibly changed over the last century. Modern agriculture, urban expansion, industry and transport have all left their mark, altering the face of the countryside forever. Shifting with the changing scene, the fortunes of Britain and Ireland's bird populations have fluctuated dramatically over the years. As current farming practices have evolved, the natural habitats and breeding patterns of many species have been disrupted. Urban and industrial growth has brought with it the pressures of new land use, pesticides, pollution and human interference. The activities of sportsmen, collectors and farmers have also taken their toll over the years. The new Poyser title The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900 is a fascinating book resulting form years of meticulous research by the author, Simon Holloway, who provides an absorbing account of the distribution changes of Britain and Ireland's birds over the last quarter of a century. Large colour distribution maps and their accompanying text paint a species-by-species picture of a period which completely transformed the landscape of this country. It is, says Natural World magazine, "a classic case of 'why did no one write this book before?'...The experienced birder, using a knowledge of species requirements, can only marvel at what the long-vanished landscapes were then like." Birdwatch praises Simon Holloway's achievement, saying: "This book brings together so much information from disparate sources, and its status maps present such a clear picture of our late Victorian avifauna, that it should take its place beside the BTO atlases on the bookshelf." While Birdwatching adds: "If you are interested in the historical side of birds and their populations this book will be an endless source of fascination." As with all Poyser publications, the attention to detail, the lovingly produced illustrations and the sheer breadth of knowledge demonstrated by the autho

Transforming Townscapes

Transforming Townscapes

From Burh to Borough: the Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400

  • Author: Neil Christie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351191411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 507
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"This monograph details the results of a major archaeological project based on and around the historic town of Wallingford in south Oxfordshire. Founded in the late Saxon period as a key defensive and administrative focus next to the Thames, the settlement also contained a substantial royal castle established shortly after the Norman Conquest. The volume traces the pre-town archaeology of Wallingford and then analyses the town's physical and social evolution, assessing defences, churches, housing, markets, material culture, coinage, communications and hinterland. Core questions running through the volume relate to the roles of the River Thames and of royal power in shaping Wallingford's fortunes and identity and in explaining the town's severe and early decline."

Oxfordshire Record Society

Oxfordshire Record Society

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Oxfordshire (England)
  • Page: N.A
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Oxfordshire Record Series

Oxfordshire Record Series

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Oxfordshire (England)
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Historical Atlas of Britain

Historical Atlas of Britain

The End of the Middle Ages to the Georgian Era

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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This illustrated volume traces the social and cultural history of Britain from the early 15th to the late 18th century. The maps and photographs focus on archaeological and historical sites held by the British National Trust and the book develops themes including wealth and status, agriculture and rural society, town and industry, population and the family, religion and education, and also spotlights particular events such as the Wars of the Roses, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Great Plague and Jacobitism. A full list of National Trust sites is provided to encourage readers to visit these and other properties where visual remains consolidate the investigations in the atlas itself.

National Geographic Concise History of the World

National Geographic Concise History of the World

An Illustrated Timeline

  • Author: Neil Kagan
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

Australians, a Historical Atlas

Australians, a Historical Atlas

  • Author: Jack Charles Robert Camm,John McQuilton,Trevor W. Plumb,Steven G. Yorke
  • Publisher: Fairfax Syme & Weldon Associates
  • ISBN: 9780949288127
  • Category: Aboriginal Australians
  • Page: 290
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Contains sections on Aborigines and the land - Soldier settlement - Australia country houses - Sydney - Hobart - Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne - Brisbane - Darwin - Canberra - Railways - Tramways - Religions in Australia - Schools and education in Australia - School of the air - Convicts, Bushrangers and Larrikins - Submarine raid on Sydney Harbour - Australian war casualties - Kokoda Trail - Prisoners of war in Australia - The Great Depression.

The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford

A New History

  • Author: G.R. Evans
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857730258
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
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A generation or so ago, the Inklings - C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams - met regularly in an Oxford pub to encourage one another in the writing of fictions set in fantasy worlds... Philip Pullman's Gyptians live on an Oxford canal and it is from Oxford that his characters gain entry to another world... It is true that Oxford is a world to itself, a village where everyone stops in the Broad or the High to exchange local gossip... The visitor walking among the golden colleges may still see students setting off for examinations dressed in black and white... But encounters in the street are as likely to grapplings with politics (local, national and international) as exchanges about a point of scholarly detail... The 'reality' of Oxford is that it is not at all a land of faery.'

An Historical Atlas of Kent

An Historical Atlas of Kent

  • Author: Terence Lawson,David Killingray
  • Publisher: History PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781860772559
  • Category: History
  • Page: 214
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Kent can probably claim to have more unique features in its history than most other counties, all fully reflected in this Atlas. The Cathedral at Canterbury with its medieval shrine to St Thomas Becket requires the general subject of pilgrimage to be covered in detail; the Cinque Ports - the echoes of their ancient privileges still apparent by the early 19th century - are another Kentish phenomenon; Romney Marsh, although not quite the separate continent that some claim, is nevertheless well worthy of the detailed account of its medieval history; Kent's perennial role as a gateway is perfectly illustrated by the 'Strangers' from the near Continent who settled widely here in the 16th and 17th centuries. Kent's industrial history is dominated by the unique concentration of royal dockyards; while the story of Kent's coalfield, isolated from its cousins in the North and Midlands, is yet another remarkable chapter. Finally, being located between the Capital and the shortest crossing to the Continent, Kent's relationship with London has been exceptionally close since medieval times and is a recurring theme in this Atlas. This comprehensive, new Historical Atlas, based on current research, fills a notable gap in the published histories of the County and will serve for many years as an important work of reference for the history of Kent. The 250 newly-drawn and reader-friendly maps cover topics ranging from the earliest Stone-Age occupation to such modern developments as the growth of leisure industries. Several topics not usually covered in county historical atlases are included, for example the introduction of public water and gas supplies in the 19th century, together with the expansion of banking services and the local press. Virtually every aspect of Kent's history is clearly mapped and explained in this new work. Though Kent has seen much in its time, it has never before seen a book like this, which will be welcomed well beyond the Kentish borders.

Der Weinatlas

Der Weinatlas

  • Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
  • ISBN: 9783833812194
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 400
  • View: 7395
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Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.

Atlas der Welt

Atlas der Welt

Länder, Völker und Kulturen

  • Author: Chez Picthall,Christiane Gunzi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783401064604
  • Category:
  • Page: 72
  • View: 361
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Der reich bebilderte Atlas stellt auf übersichtlichen Karten alle Länder der Welt mit ihren Hauptstädten, Staatsgrenzen, Nationalflaggen, den wichtigsten Grossstädten, Flüssen, Seen und Gebirgen vor. Ab 9.

The English Rural Landscape

The English Rural Landscape

  • Author: Joan Thirsk
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3785
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From pre-history to the present day our landscape has been transformed by dramatic human disturbance, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built-up layers of evidence which today present historians with exciting new insights about land use and rural communities of the past. In this groundbreaking new study Joan Thirsk and her team of distinguished contributors, many of whom live in the very landscape they so intimately describe, invite us to explore the historical richness of the English landscape. Each chapter synthesizes the very latest thinking and provides fresh perspectives on its specific subject. The first ten chapters in turn describe the characteristic features of the main regional landscape types, including fenlands, downlands, woodlands, marshlands, and moorlands, showing that, however physically scattered they may be, they have been moulded by successive generations to produce many uniting similarities.

DuMont-Weltatlas der Kunst

DuMont-Weltatlas der Kunst

  • Author: John Onians
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783832153335
  • Category:
  • Page: 350
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Atlas zur Weltgeschichte im Überblick nach Epochen und Regionen.

The World of Vikings

The World of Vikings

  • Author: Justin Pollard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783938922910
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

  • Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association
  • Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 794
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

The Oxford Magazine

The Oxford Magazine

A Weekly Newspaper and Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Oxford encyclopedic world atlas

Oxford encyclopedic world atlas

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 280
  • View: 1343
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Now organized alphabetically, "the information atlas" has been completely redesigned to provide much easier access to its wealth of geographic data. Includes a 16-page section of country-by-country facts. Full-color maps & art.