Download England’s Rare Mosses and Liverworts: Their History, by Ron D. Porley PDF

By Ron D. Porley

This is the 1st publication to hide England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts, jointly referred to as bryophytes. As a gaggle, they're the main historic land vegetation and occupy a different place within the colonization of the Earth by way of flora. despite the fact that, many are in danger from habitat loss, toxins, weather switch, and different components. Britain is likely one of the world's most sensible bryologically recorded parts, but its mosses and liverworts should not popular outdoor a small band of specialists. This has intended that conservation motion has tended to lag in the back of that of extra charismatic teams similar to birds and mammals. Of the 916 kinds of bryophyte in England, 87 are at the British pink checklist and are considered as threatened lower than the stern standards of the overseas Union for the Conservation of Nature.

This publication goals to elevate information by means of supplying attractive photographs--many by no means prior to published--of every one threatened species, in addition to up to date profiles of eighty four of them, together with prestige, distribution, heritage, and conservation measures. The ebook seems at what bryophytes are, why they're vital and beneficial, and what makes them infrequent; it additionally examines threats, extinctions, ex situ conservation thoughts, laws, and the impression of the 1992 conference on organic Diversity.

  • Provides the 1st remedy of England's infrequent and threatened mosses and liverworts
  • Features lovely photographs--many by no means earlier than published--of each one species and plenty of in their habitats
  • Treats every one species in a convenient and tasty double-page format
  • Includes updated profiles of eighty four species, together with prestige, distribution, background, and conservation measures
  • Presents the 1st review of English bryophyte conservation
  • Offers helpful advice to humans operating in conservation in England, the British Isles, Europe, and beyond

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Download Portsmouth Pubs by Steve Wallis PDF

By Steve Wallis

Brothels and taverns, alehouses and motels, Portsmouth has obvious all of it. the various previous port’s ingesting institutions have historical and literary institutions, in addition to tales in their personal to inform. lots of the older ones are available in and round outdated Portsmouth, together with the survivors of the various pubs that when clustered round the dockyards, delivering food and drinks for naval group of workers and different seafarers. Others date from the growth of town past the outdated defences and have become focal issues for brand new groups. Even the latest have characters in their personal and people at the waterside, resembling at Spice Island and Langstone Harbour, permit the excitement of having fun with a drink whereas taking in perspectives of daily port lifestyles. writer Steve Wallis takes a special and affectionate ‘pub-crawl’ in the course of the watering holes of Portsmouth, those who have survived city making plans, administration businesses, and financial downturn, and the altering and evolving use of the a lot enjoyed ‘local’. As they flip every one web page, readers can mingle with the locals, stumble upon the strange ghost, gasp at grisly stories and usually benefit from the wealthy tapestry of Pompey’s ingesting life.

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Download Romance Readers Guide to Historic London by Sonja Rouillard PDF

By Sonja Rouillard

finally! A London consultant written only for historic romance enthusiasts. Or for tourists that are looking to adventure previous London.

Have you ever desired to stroll within the footsteps of your favourite romance heroine? See grand old settings from best-loved novels?

Or simply research the attention-grabbing backstories of those interesting locations from Almack's to White's to Bedlam and extra from the relaxation of your individual home.

Now you can!

Author Sonja Rouillard has mixed her love of trip and romance fiction to create an enjoyable publication that is ideal for a comfortable hearth learn at domestic or for making plans that grand London excursion.

For the London Adventurer . . .
* every thing you must discover the previous London that also exists hiding in the glossy city
* sleep like a princess in a 900-year-old citadel or on an vintage four-poster mattress within the center of London
* get pleasure from a scrumptious actual Afternoon Tea
* with costs starting from Governess on vacation to King s Ransom, there s anything for everyone
* that includes effortless to learn maps of Mayfair and St. James's neighborhoods
* and ~for the blokes actions that may specially curiosity your guy too!
* plus insider the best way to get the main out of your go back and forth budget

For the Armchair vacationer . . .
* every thing you must find out about the locations out of your valuable historic romance novels
* become aware of which structures nonetheless exist and what they're now
* learn love tales from real-life heroes and heroines that frequented those previous places
* with Then & Now images of what the structures gave the look of long ago in comparison to now
* and that includes romance excerpts from Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer to this present day s best-selling authors

So, take a stroll within the footsteps of your favourite heroine ~ even if on a grand, once-in-a-lifetime event to London or from the relaxation of your home with a hot cup of tea at your side.

NEW Kindle model works with Kindle readers and iPads/iPhones and has those extra gains: clickable web site hyperlinks, colour photographs (color-capable readers), and downloadable maps.

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Download Tenby & Saundersfoot Through Time by Mark Davis PDF

By Mark Davis

located within the Pembrokeshire Coast nationwide Park at the western shore of Carmarthen Bay, Tenby and Saundersfoot percentage a novel good looks. they're either surrounded via remarkable surroundings that casts a spell over viewers and entices them again yr after 12 months. via a desirable choice of pictures we discover how the summer time vacation during this 'Little England past Wales' has replaced and developed during the last century. Mark Davis touches at the wealthy commercial prior that associated Saundersfoot to the creation of either iron and the best caliber anthracite coal, the one coal that Queen Victoria allowed to energy the Royal Yacht. the preferred hotel of Tenby can also be explored, which galvanized the artist Charles Norris to supply attractive etchings taking pictures scenes of the walled city ahead of its development via time into the sexy summer season lodge that we take pleasure in today.

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Download Historic Houses & Gardens of Warwick by Jennifer Meir,Christine Cluley PDF

By Jennifer Meir,Christine Cluley

because of the excellent defensive line of the good fortress, which nonetheless stands sentinel above the River Avon, Warwick has been vital for the prior thousand years or extra. town has a protracted and engaging background, and nonetheless has many appealing constructions courting from medieval occasions, the Elizabethan period and the Georgian interval. The attention-grabbing number of gardens and parks in Warwick contains the grounds of the citadel, that have been redesigned via potential Brown within the mid-eighteenth century. there are many different gardens, many linked to old homes, in addition to the lately restored Hill shut Gardens, a unprecedented survival of a gaggle of nineteenth-century city rest gardens as soon as universal at the outskirts of such a lot cities. during this fantastically illustrated, full-colour consultant, Christine Cluley and Jennifer Meir take the reader on a journey of Warwick's historical homes and gardens, from the courtroom apartment, to Lord Leycester sanatorium, via Priory Park, and to the fort itself.

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Download Helensburgh & Rhu Through Time by Christopher Sanders PDF

By Christopher Sanders

Helensburgh’s heritage starts at the eleven January 1776 whilst Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, at the shore of Loch Lomond, marketed land to be divided into construction plots at the south-facing slope overlooking the Clyde. town, referred to as after woman Helen Colquhoun, bought a royal constitution in 1802 and built speedily on a deliberate grid development throughout the 19th century. Henry Bell’s Comet, the 1st seagoing steam send on the planet, begun a commuter provider to Glasgow in 1812, making town, with its high-quality perspectives over the ocean, an enticing position to live.

By Edwardian occasions, a number of tremendous homes, a few designed through vital architects, were equipped up the hill, culminating within the Hill condominium, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece. among the wars and within the ’50s and ’60s, Helensburgh was once a really well known lodge for day journeys ‘doon the watter’ from Glasgow, and although this has now declined, the proximity to the Loch Lomond nationwide Park and crusing at the Clyde capability it's nonetheless a massive vacation vacation spot. town is with regards to the adjoining naval base at Faslane and combines maritime traditions with tremendous streets packed with clouds of cherry blossom in spring.

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Download Cumbernauld Through Time by Adam Smith PDF

By Adam Smith

Cumbernauld boasts a wealthy and sundry historical past, from the close by Antonine Wall via formation of the old village and the reign of Cumbernauld fortress, to the development of Cumbernauld apartment within the mid-eighteenth century. A key second within the heritage of Cumbernauld got here in December 1955 while it was once distinctive as a brand new city, created to relieve overcrowding in Glasgow and Edinburgh. households who relocated to Cumbernauld have been greeted with quality housing, new employment possibilities and massive open eco-friendly areas. Cumbernauld received extra esteem within the Eighties while the city used to be the only filming situation for Gregory's lady, score hugely within the British movie Institute's best a hundred British motion pictures of all time, and in 2013, Cumbernauld used to be chosen to host a brand new television creation facility for the Outlander sequence. Cumbernauld's reputation and good fortune maintains with the city gathering a variety of awards for its leading edge making plans, environmental achievements and civic satisfaction, and Cumbernauld keeps to enhance as one among Scotland's greatest towns.

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Download West Country Cruising Companion: A Yachtsman's Pilot and by Mark Fishwick PDF

By Mark Fishwick

First released in 1988 as West kingdom Cruising, Mark Fishwick's definitive crusing consultant for the ever beautiful beach of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful combination of pilotage and cruising details, more desirable with complete color images, together with many extra aerial perspectives, and a wealth of soaking up neighborhood background and basic curiosity. multiple happy reader has aptly defined the publication as "the excellent on-board companion", now mirrored during this enlarged 8th variation. should you plan to move west, this ebook is greater than crucial interpreting - it's going to improve your individual amusement and turn out to be a beneficial and masses used addition to the ship's library.

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Download Walkden Yard: The Lancashire Central Coalfield Workshops by Alan Davies PDF

By Alan Davies

situated just about the Ellesmere Colliery, the Walkden backyard eventually turned the NCB principal Workshops for Lancashire. From the following the workshops served the Bridgewater Trustees' collieries, delivering engineering help in addition to keeping the varied railway locomotives and the various 1000s of wagons that the corporate owned. Opened in 1878, Walkden backyard transferred to the nationwide Coal Board upon nationalization after the second one global conflict and its value grew because it served the opposite Lancashire collieries too. At Walkden there have been a computing device store, joiners' store, electricians' store, paint store, tinsmiths', locomotive fix store, wagon sheds and wagon computer store. The backyard itself hired 1000's of guys and boys yet was once closed in 1986 with the decline of the Lancashire coalfield. A housing property now sits atop the positioning of the Walkden backyard and it really is not easy to recollect that the location as soon as serviced the various locomotives that belonged to the NCB, or that the Coal Board and its predecessors operated many locomotives over their very own traces in addition to the railway corporation ones and that an enormous was once maintained at Walkden backyard, repairing locomotives and rolling inventory. during this booklet, Alan Davies tells the tale of the Walkden backyard and the locomotives of the Lancashire coalfield.

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Download Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich Through Time by Paul Hurley PDF

By Paul Hurley

Northwich used to be defined as 'a dream city of fanciful production via a disordered brain'. for a few years the city used to be laid low with subsidence, which led structures to easily cave in or slide into the floor. some of the constructions have considering been changed and a picturesque city centre has built. Winsford lies to the south of Northwich, and west of Middlewich, at the River Weaver. Like Northwich, salt turned a massive a part of in Winsford and the city flourished. Middlewich used to be one other salt city and it'll later pass directly to play an important half within the English Civil struggle. Tied jointly via the salt undefined, those 3 picturesque Cheshire cities are depicted the following in pictures outdated and new with informative captions compiled through neighborhood historian Paul Hurley.

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