History

Scotland

Author: Christopher Fleet

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 190

As miniature worlds, beautiful locations and homes to communities seemingly distant from the stresses of modern life, Scotland's many islands have an extraordinary fascination on countless people, not least on the hundreds of thousands of visitors who visit them each year. Maps too fascinate, as objects of visual delight and historical importance, and as a means to represent and understand landscapes. This stimulating and informative book reproduces some of the most beautiful and historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland's magnificent collection in order to explore the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time. Arranged thematically and covering topics such as population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism, Scotland: Mapping the Islands presents the rich and diverse story of Scottish islands from the earliest maps to the most up-to date techniques of digital mapping in a unique and imaginative way.
Cartography

Scotland: Defending the Nation

Author: Carolyn Anderson

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN:

Category: Cartography

Page: 240

View: 509

A magnificent full-colour collection of military maps of Scotland, spanning a period of 500 years, and covering all parts of the country.
History

Scotland: Mapping the Nation

Author: Chris Fleet

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 488

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV. Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William Roy, amongst many others.
Travel

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 576

View: 323

This guide highlights the best places to sleep, eat and drink in the Highlands and Islands. It includes coverage of all major and minor outdoor activities, hiking trails and mountain bike routes.
History

Mapping the Renaissance World

Author: Frank Lestringant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 128

This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery.
Travel

Scotland's Islands

Author: Richard Clubley

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 216

View: 495

This is not a guide to the islands of Scotland. This is not a tour to be followed, nor is it travel advice. This is a richly anecdotal and personal exploration.Richard Clubley shares the sense of freedom he finds in the Scottish islands as he discovers their individual character, beauty and diversity.He meets locals and learns a few realities of island life. He almost perished on Ailsa Craig, before finding fresh water dripping from the roof of a cave, but spends two idyllic nights alone on Mingulay, with a fabulous coal fire in a bothy. His passion for Scottish islands shines through every chapter.Curl up by the fire, pull the blanket close and sip on your dram. You're about to escape to the islands. Prepare for addiction.A book for islomanes to savour in sips. Night caps are suggested; that way the addiction can be controlled. MAIRI HEDDERWICK
Juvenile Nonfiction

Mapping the Wilderness

Author: Tom Shardlow

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 198

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American continent. His life was one of adventure and hardship but also of incredible accomplishment.
Travel

Island Dreams

Author: Gavin Francis

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 371

In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. Comparing the life of freedom of thirty years of extraordinary travel from the Faroe Islands to the Aegean, from the Galapagos to the Andaman Islands with a life of responsibility as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age, Island Dreams riffs on the twinned poles of rest and motion, independence and attachment, never more relevant than in today’s perennially connected world. Illustrated with maps throughout, this is a celebration of human adventures in the world and within our minds.