Publisher :HarperCollins UK Release Date :2011 ISBN :0007438001 Pages :325 pages Rating :4.0/5 (74 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Life and Death of St. Kilda by Tom Steel:
Download or read book The Life and Death of St. Kilda written by Tom Steel and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The extraordinary story of the UK's most gruelling and spectacularly beautiful islands. Tom Steel's acclaimed portrait of the St Kildan's lives is now updated in this reissued edition.
Publisher : Release Date :1975 ISBN :9780006336228 Pages :255 pages Rating :4.3/5 (362 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Life and Death of St. Kilda by Tom Steel:
Download or read book The Life and Death of St. Kilda written by Tom Steel and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Granta Books Release Date :2017-10-05 ISBN :1783781890 Pages : pages Rating :4.7/5 (837 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Islander by Patrick Barkham:
Download or read book Islander written by Patrick Barkham and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Winner of the National Geographic Reader's Award 2018 Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2018 Shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year 2018 'For all the islomaniacs out there, Patrick Barkham's Islander looks unmissable' Robert Macfarlane 'Brimming with nature, this is a fitting tribute to the strangeness and beauty of our British isles' Financial Times 'Islander is a charming and attractive book... his shrewd study of the islander mentality [...] could stand for the entire country' Spectator The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious places haunted by myths, ghosts and foxes. There are resurgent islands such as Eigg, which have been liberated from capricious owners to be run by their residents; holy islands like Bardsey, the resting place of 20,000 saints, and still a site of spiritual questing; and deserted islands such as St Kilda, famed for the evacuation of its human population, and now dominated by wild sheep and seabirds. In this evocative and vividly observed book, Patrick Barkham explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in the British Isles as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Publisher :Windgather Press Release Date :2005-12-01 ISBN :1911188011 Pages :226 pages Rating :4.9/5 (111 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review St Kilda and the Wider World by Andrew Fleming:
Download or read book St Kilda and the Wider World written by Andrew Fleming and published by Windgather Press. This book was released on 2005-12-01 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Forty miles out into the Atlantic from the western isles of Scotland lies the archipelago of St Kilda. Home to human populations for more than 4000 years, the islands inhabitants were evacuated from the main island in 1930 leaving it as a haven for wildlife, a tourist destination and workplace for those studying and monitoring the islands ecology and its radar station built in the 1950s. Many of those writing about St Kilda have emphasised the remoteness and insularity of its environment, describing its population as having endured a wretched and isolated existence marooned on an archipelago miles from civilisation. In this book Andrew Fleming challenges such interpretations. His history of the islands reviews the archaeological evidence for the first inhabitants before 2000 BC, how they lived and survived, and how they became integrated into the wider world. Much of the book focuses on more recent times where documentary sources relay in great detail the lives of St Kildans over the past few centuries; how they farmed, administered justice, took on communal responsibilities, their religious, and other, beliefs, the impact of visitors to the islands, and how events outside of the islands had an impact on their lives. Described as a historical drama, this is an excellent story of a remote island community which has been mythologised by many commentators. Superb photographs do much of the work of description.
Publisher :Birlinn Release Date :2014-11-01 ISBN :0857908316 Pages :352 pages Rating :4.8/5 (579 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review St Kilda by Roger Hutchinson:
Download or read book St Kilda written by Roger Hutchinson and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: St Kilda is the most romantic and most romanticised group of islands in Europe. Soaring out of the North Atlantic Ocean like Atlantis come back to life, the islands have captured the imagination of the outside world for hundreds of years. Their inhabitants, Scottish Gaels who lived off the land, the sea and by birdcatching on high and precipitous cliffs, were long considered to be the Noble Savages of the British Isles, living in a state of natural grace. St Kilda: A People's History explores and portrays the life of the St Kildans from the Stone Age to 1930, when the remaining 36 islanders were evacuated to the Scottish mainland. Bestselling author Roger Hutchinson digs deep into the archives to paint a vivid picture of the life and death, work and play of a small, proud and self-sufficient people in the first modern book to chart the history of the most remote islands in Britain.
Publisher :Birlinn Ltd Release Date :2017-07-05 ISBN :0857909797 Pages :192 pages Rating :4.8/5 (579 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Truth About St Kilda by Donald John Gillies:
Download or read book The Truth About St Kilda written by Donald John Gillies and published by Birlinn Ltd. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The Truth about St Kilda is a unique record of the isolated way of life on St Kilda in the early part of the twentieth century, based on seven handwritten notebooks written by the Rev. Donald John Gillies, containing reminiscences of his childhood on the island of Hirta. It provides a first-hand account of the living conditions, social structure and economy of the community in the early 1900s, before the evacuation of the remaining residents in 1930. The memoirs describe in some detail the St Kildans' way of life, including religious life and the islanders' diet. The puritanical form of religion practised on St Kilda has often been interpreted by outsiders as austere and draconian, but Gillies' account of the islanders' religious practices makes clear the important role that these had in reinforcing the spiritual stamina of the community. This book is a lasting tribute to the adaptability and courage of a small Gaelic-speaking society which endured through two millennia on a remote cluster of islands, until its way of life could no longer be sustained.
Publisher :Canongate Books Release Date :2010-07-01 ISBN :1847674720 Pages :227 pages Rating :4.8/5 (476 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Island on the Edge of the World by Charles MacLean:
Download or read book Island on the Edge of the World written by Charles MacLean and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Their society was viable, utopian even; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them money, disease and despotism. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.
Publisher :A&C Black Release Date :2011-06-01 ISBN :1408816849 Pages :320 pages Rating :4.4/5 (88 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Last Word by Ben Macintyre:
Download or read book The Last Word written by Ben Macintyre and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 'A sprinkling of delightful nuggets about the uses and abuses of the English Language' Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year _____________________ Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.
Publisher :Faber & Faber Release Date :2022-03-15 ISBN :0571338046 Pages :274 pages Rating :4.5/5 (713 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Shadowlands by Matthew Green:
Download or read book Shadowlands written by Matthew Green and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the forgotten history of Britain's lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages: our shadowlands. 'A beautiful book, truly original . . . It is a marvellous achievement.' IAN MORTIMER, author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England 'Well researched, beautifully written and packed with interesting detail.' CLAIRE TOMALIN 'An exquisitely written, moving and elegiac exploration.' SUZANNAH LIPSCOMB 'Consistently interesting . . . Green's passion and historical vision bursts from the page, summoning up the past in surround sound and sensual prose.' CAL FLYN, THE TIMES (author of Islands of Abandonment) Britain's landscape is scarred with haunting and romantic remains; these shadowlands that were once filled with life are now just spectral echoes. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval city plunged off a Suffolk cliff by sea storms; the lost city of Trellech unearthed by moles in the Welsh Marches; and the ghostly reservoir that is Capel Celyn, one of the few remaining solely Welsh-speaking villages, drowned by Liverpool City Council. Historian Matthew Green tells the extraordinary stories of how these places met their fate and probes the disappearances to explain why Britain looks the way it does today. Travelling across Britain, Green transports the reader to these places as they teeter on the brink of oblivion, vividly capturing the sounds of the sea clawing away row upon row of houses, the taste of medieval wine, or the sights of puffin hunting on the tallest cliffs in the country. We experience them in their prime, look on at their destruction and revisit their lingering remains later as they are mourned by evictees and reimagined by artists, writers and mavericks. By exploring the lost causes and dead ends of history - places lost to natural phenomena, war and plague, economic shifts and technological progress - the precariousness of our own towns and cities, of humanity, becomes clear. Shadowlands is a deeply evocative and dazzlingly original account of Britain's past. 'An eloquent tour of lost communities.' PD SMITH, GUARDIAN 'A haunting, lyrical tour around the lost places of Britain.' CHARLOTTE HIGGINS, author of Under Another Sky 'A miraculous work of resurrection, stinging in a perpetual present'. IAIN SINCLAIR, author of The Gold Machine 'Beautifully written.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Startling.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Splendid.' THE HERALD 'Compelling.' HISTORY TODAY 'Excellent.' THE SPECTATOR 'Fascinating.' DAILY MAIL 'Accomplished.' CAUGHT BY THE RIVER 'Outstanding.' MIRROR
Publisher :Granta Books Release Date :2011-02-03 ISBN :1847083757 Pages :416 pages Rating :4.8/5 (47 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Night Waking by Sarah Moss:
Download or read book Night Waking written by Sarah Moss and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2011-02-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can count the puffins. Ferociously sleep-deprived, torn between mothering and her desire for the pleasures of work and solitude, Anna becomes haunted by the discovery of a baby's skeleton in the garden of their house. Her narrative is punctuated by letters home, written 200 years before, by May, a young, middle-class midwife desperately trying to introduce modern medicine to the suspicious, insular islanders. The lives of these two characters intersect unexpectedly in this deeply moving but also at times blackly funny story about maternal ambivalence, the way we try to control children, and about women's vexed and passionate relationship with work. Moss's second novel displays an exciting expansion of her range - showing her to be both an excellent comic writer and a novelist of great emotional depth.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2017-10-02 ISBN :1317383699 Pages :118 pages Rating :4.3/5 (173 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Utopias and the Environment by Geoffrey Berry:
Download or read book Utopias and the Environment written by Geoffrey Berry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Utopias and the Environment explores the way in which the kind of ‘dreaming’, or re-visioning, known as the ‘utopian imaginary’ takes environmental concerns into account. This kind of creative intervention is increasingly important in an era of ecological crisis, as we witness the failure of governments worldwide to significantly change industrial civilization from a path of ‘business as usual.’ In this context, it is up to the artists – in this case authors – to imagine new ways of being that respond to this imperative and immediate global issue. Concurrently, it is also up to critics, readers, and thinkers everywhere to appraise these narratives of possibility for their complexities and internal conflicts, as well as for their promise, as we enter this new era of rapid change and adaptation. Because creative and critical thinkers must work together towards this goal, the idea of the critical utopia, coined by Tom Moylan in response to the fiction of the 1970s, is now ingrained in the common argot and is one of the key ideas discussed in this book. This development in the genre, which combines self-reflexivity and multiple perspectives within its dreaming, represents the postmodern spirit in its most regenerative aspect. This book is testament to such hopes and potential realities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Green Letters.
Publisher :Sandstone Press Ltd Release Date :2013-02-28 ISBN :1908737611 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.9/5 (87 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Isles at the Edge of the Sea by Jonny Muir:
Download or read book Isles at the Edge of the Sea written by Jonny Muir and published by Sandstone Press Ltd. This book was released on 2013-02-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Off the western seaboard of Scotland are hundreds of islands. Beginning on Arran, Jonny Muir sets out to explore these places with a single ambition: to reach the St Kilda archipelago, the islands at the edge of the world. On the way he attempts to finds his inner peace on Holy Island, takes part in a punishing foot race across the mountains of Jura, confronts the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye and walks the white-sand beach on Berneray. He encounters sharks and whales, discovers gory histories and follows in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson, but island life is not without its challenges. 'Man-eating' midges live up to their reputation on Rum. An Atlantic storm threatens to rip his tent to shreds on Barra. Wicked weather lashes the Outer Hebrides, leaving his prospects of reaching St Kilda balanced on a knife-edge. An intensely personal account of a journey through some of Britain's most extraordinary landscapes. Complete with twenty five beautiful colour plates.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2013-10-23 ISBN :1135070423 Pages :240 pages Rating :4.1/5 (35 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Demarketing by Nigel Bradley:
Download or read book Demarketing written by Nigel Bradley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: We all understand the basic principles underpinning marketing activity: to identify unfulfilled needs and desires and boost demand for the solutions a product is offering. The mantra is always "sell more". De-marketing tries for the very opposite. Why would a company actively try to decrease demand? There are many good reasons to do so: a firm cannot supply large enough quantities, or wants to limit supply to a region of narrow profit margin. Or, crucially, to discourage undesirable customers: those that could be bad for brand reputation, or in the case of the finance sector, high risk. De-marketing can yield effective solutions to these issues, effectively curtailing demand yet (crucially) not destroying it. Nevertheless, the fundamental negativity of de-marketing strategies often causes organisations to hide them from view and, as a result, they are rarely studied. This then is the first book to cast light on the secretive, counterintuitive world of de-marketing, deconstructing its mysteries and demonstrating how to incorporate them into a profit-driven marketing plan. A selection of thought leaders in strategic marketing mix theory with illustrative global cases, providing insight into how these strategies have been employed in practice and measuring their successes and failures. It’s a must-read for any student or researcher that wants to think differently about marketing.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2005-06-28 ISBN :1134940068 Pages :96 pages Rating :4.1/5 (349 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Cultural Studies by Lawrence Grossberg:
Download or read book Cultural Studies written by Lawrence Grossberg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-06-28 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2012-09-13 ISBN :0199606498 Pages :255 pages Rating :4.1/5 (996 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Islands Beyond the Horizon by Roger Lovegrove:
Download or read book Islands Beyond the Horizon written by Roger Lovegrove and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Profiles twenty remote islands, detailing the history, the wildlife, and the plants of each and discussing the impact of mankind.
Publisher :Apa Publications (UK) Limited Release Date :2020-11-01 ISBN :1789196752 Pages : pages Rating :4.7/5 (891 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Pocket Rough Guide British Breaks Isle of Skye & the Western Isles (Travel Guide eBook) by Rough Guides:
Download or read book Pocket Rough Guide British Breaks Isle of Skye & the Western Isles (Travel Guide eBook) written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2020-11-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Pocket Rough Guide Skye & the Western Isles Make the most of your time in Great Britain with the ultimate travel guides. Entertaining, informative and stylish pocket guide. Discover the best of Skye and the Western Isles with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (Portree, The Storr, The Fairy Pools and Sligachan Old Bridge), restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts. Features of this travel guide to Skye and the Western Isles: - Compact format: packed with practical information, this is the perfect travel companion when you're out and about exploring Skye and the Western Isles - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most of your trip - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering Skye, Small Isles, Lewis and Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula and Barra and more, the practical 'Places' section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink and shop - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Day-trips: venture further afield to St Kilda or Raasay. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory - Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout - Covers: Skye, Small Isles, Lewis and Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula and Barra Looking for a comprehensive travel guide to Scotland? Try The Rough Guide to Scotland for an informative and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Publisher :Footprint Travel Guides Release Date :2014 ISBN :1909268828 Pages :111 pages Rating :4.9/5 (92 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Skye and Outer Hebrides Focus Guide by Alan Murphy:
Download or read book Skye and Outer Hebrides Focus Guide written by Alan Murphy and published by Footprint Travel Guides. This book was released on 2014 with total page 111 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This title provides information on the best attractions and sites that Skye and the Outer Hebrides have to offer