The White Cliffs of Dover

Britain's Heritage Coast

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445618664

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 5104

The White Cliffs of Dover is the story of this internationally famous coastline in all its aspects. Running from Folkestone to Kingsdown and Walmer, near Deal in Kent, there is no doubt that the White Cliff s of Dover are one of this country s most iconic and spectacular natural features. They have been a symbol of freedom and hope for centuries.

A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage

Author: Sheila Watson,Amy Jane Barnes,Katy Bunning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736130X

Category: Art

Page: 902

View: 5326

Heritage’s revival as a respected academic subject has, in part, resulted from an increased awareness and understanding of indigenous rights and non-Western philosophies and practices, and a growing respect for the intangible. Heritage has, thus far, focused on management, tourism and the traditionally ‘heritage-minded’ disciplines, such as archaeology, geography, and social and cultural theory. Widening the scope of international heritage studies, A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage explores heritage through new areas of knowledge, including emotion and affect, the politics of dissent, migration, and intercultural and participatory dimensions of heritage. Drawing on a range of disciplines and the best from established sources, the book includes writing not typically recognised as 'heritage', but which, nevertheless, makes a valuable contribution to the debate about what heritage is, what it can do, and how it works and for whom. Including heritage perspectives from beyond the professional sphere, the book serves as a reminder that heritage is not just an academic concern, but a deeply felt and keenly valued public and private practice. This blending of traditional topics and emerging trends, established theory and concepts from other disciplines offers readers international views of the past and future of this growing field. A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage offers a wider, more current and more inclusive overview of issues and practices in heritage and its intersection with museums. As such, the book will be essential reading for postgraduate students of heritage and museum studies. It will also be of great interest to academics, practitioners and anyone else who is interested in how we conceptualise and use the past.

Walking in Kent

40 circular short walks and day walks

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625422

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 6624

Walking in Kent describes 40 circular day walks in the Garden of England. This guidebook includes routes ranging from 5 to 9 miles in west Kent and The Weald and north and east Kent. Encompassing woodland walks, clifftop paths and riverside rambles, there is something for everyone, from family strollers and determined ramblers. No specialised equipment or clothing is required. The guide includes easy-to-follow route descriptions, 1:50K OS map extracts, background information and a route summary table. It also gives outlines of 11 longer walks in the Kent area, including the Darent Valley Way, the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way National Trail. Kent is a wonderfully diverse county and these walks explore every corner, from the estuaries of the Medway and to the vast sweep of the Weald with its historic villages, orchards, hop gardens and vineyards. But best of all, there is the surprise of long unhindered views and big skies over Kent, where Britain begins.

Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756686717

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 868

Whether you're after a stroll through the woods in springtime, a canoe safari on the Norfolk Broads, a day at the caber-tossing Highland Games or afternoon tea at a fancy hotel, this book will lead you to the best holiday destinations and experiences Great Britain and Ireland have to offer. Its easy-to-use season-by-season format and six themes - History and Heritage; Wildlife and Landscape; Cities, Towns and Villages; Outdoor Activities; Family Getaways; and Festivals and Events - make planning your time on these beautiful isles easier than ever.

Coastal Defences

Processes, Problems and Solutions

Author: Peter W. French

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134640188

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 997

Coastal Defences aims to present the broad spectrum of methods that engineers use to protect the coastline and investigates the sorts of issues that can arise as a result. The first section of the book examines 'traditional' hard techniques, such as sea walls and groynes, whilst the second looks at the more recent trend of using techniques more sympathetic to nature. By looking at each of the main methods of coastal protection in detail, the book investigates the rationale for using each method and the consequent management issues, presenting a case for and against each of the techniques.

Channel Shore

From the White Cliffs to Land's End

Author: Tom Fort

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471129721

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 2688

The English Channel is the busiest waterway in the world. Ferries steam back and forth, trains thunder through the tunnel. The narrow sea has been crucial to our development and prosperity. It helps define our notion of Englishness, as an island people, a nation of seafarers. It is also our nearest, dearest playground where people have sought sun, sin and bracing breezes. Tom Fort takes us on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what this stretch of water means to us and what is so special about the English seaside, that edge between land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. Stories of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.
Great Britain

The British Heritage

The People, Their Crafts and Achievements as Recorded in Their Buildings and on the Face of the Countryside

Author: John Pennington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 320

View: 1480

Britains Coastline

Author: Jerome Monahan,Myriad Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847460134


Page: 128

View: 392

Presents a collection of photographs which display the beauty of Britain's coastline. From the White Cliffs of Dover to the Giant's Causeway, this book contains images which show why the coastline has played an important part in Britain's history and has such a valued role in national heritage.

The National Trust Book of the Countryside

Author: National Trust (Great Britain)

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781905400690

Category: Travel

Page: 383

View: 1768

Explore the British countryside with the National Trust. No organisation knows more about the British countryside than the National Trust, the custodians of some of our most beautiful stretches of land and coastline. Drawing on their expertise, this stunningly illustrated book is a comprehensive guide to the country's natural heritage. Part One describes the major habitats and landscapes: coasts, mountains, forests and woods, rivers and lakes, meadows and downland. The formation, development and ecology of each habitat is described and brought to life with photographs and indepth information on the wildlife you can see there. Find out about the secretive migrations of our eels, salmon and sea trout, an exploding bombardier beetle, a totally aquatic moth or delight in the beauty of our fields of heather, our sea of bluebells in woodlands and our ever-changing coastline. Part Two gets you closer to specific areas of the British isles with coverage of the regions South West England, Southern England, Central England, Northern England, Eastern England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It provides a tour of the key landscapes of each of our regions, from an exploration of the Lake District to why the White Cliffs of Dover are white. Plus some of the best walks in each of the regions. From the thousand-year-old limbs of yew trees near Crom Old Castle, Northern Ireland to the lake of bluebells on the Isle of Wight (the 'ghost' of what was probably a wood), this is a celebration of our land.

The White Cliffs

Author: Alice Duer Miller

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546306

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 3730

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The National Trust Book of the Coast

Author: Clare Gogerty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907892820

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4593

A celebration of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK, complete with stunning photography. Publishing to coincide with the golden anniversary of the National Trust's fundraising campaign, Enterprise Neptune, this is an informative handbook for exploring the coast, with walking routes, shorespotting guides, and things to do. In 1965, the Trust launched Enterprise Neptune, a nationwide fundraising campaign to highlight the importance and fragility of Britain's coastline. The Trust now looks after and makes accessible over 700 miles of coastline across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In this book, evocative essays (on wild swimming, butterflies, and beach combing) and personal stories (including a day in the life of a National Trust ranger) capture the unique character of Britain's shores, past, present, and future. As well as a homage to Britain's best-loved beaches, this is an up-to-date practical guide for anyone keen to discover the coast, from the eerie romance of Northumberland's dunes to the dramatic landscapes of Giant's Causeway. Each location includes suggestions for local accommodation, walking, wildlife to spot, and local National Trust properties to head to once you've shaken the sand from your shoes. There's nothing quite like a day by the sea--and it's never been easier to plan the perfect coastal getaway.
Landscape protection

Protected landscapes in the United Kingdom

Author: Duncan Poore,Judy Poore,Great Britain. Countryside Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Landscape protection

Page: 54

View: 5073


Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

Author: V. J. May,J. D. Hansom

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coasts

Page: 737

View: 7799

Highlights both the conservation value of the coastal geomorphology sites of Great Britain and the important role these sites play in the development of the science of geomorphology. Each chapter in this work includes descriptions of the landforms and gives interpretation of dynamics of the geomorphological systems operating within the sites.


A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563522799

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 6233

Accompanying the BBC series, Coast is not only a superbly illustrated celebration of Britain's coastal areas but a practical guide to all that they have to offer. The first part of the book is divided into the 12 coastal regions as featured in the programme, with lavish photography, maps and evocative essays. The second part is a region-by-region reference of places, people, activities, natural history, historic events and fascinating facts all clearly laid out to help you plan your own trip. Whether destined for the coffee table, your reference library or the car, Coast takes you there with charm and style.


The Story of Our Shore

Author: Patrick Barkham

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847088988

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7495

Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves. As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast - from ancient conquests and smuggler's routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket-and-spade holidays - to tell a more profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores.

Countryside Conservation

Land Ecology, Planning and Management

Author: Bryn Green

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113674584X

Category: Architecture

Page: 372

View: 3077

This third edition of the standard text Countryside Conservation charts and evaluates those changes which represent a fundamental revolution in the ways in which the countryside is planned and managed. It sets out the principles, policies and practice which underlie the ecology, planning and management of the new countryside, discussing ways in which countryside conservation objectives are evolving and how they can best be achieved.
Biography & Autobiography

Murrow, His Life and Times

Author: A. M. Sperber

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823218820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 795

View: 3267

A biography of legendary American broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.


Britain's Threatened Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 7537