By Ron Brown
By Ron Brown
By Darren Lock,Mark Baxter
By Mark Everard
Britain hosts a range of freshwater environments, from torrential hill streams and lowland rivers to lakes and reservoirs, ponds and canals, and ditches and estuaries. Britain's Freshwater Fishes covers greater than 50 species of freshwater and brackish fish present in those waters. This superbly illustrated advisor good points in-the-hand and in-the-water photos all through, and available and informative overviews of issues corresponding to fish biology and existence cycles. specific species money owed describe key identity good points, with details on prestige, measurement and weight, habitat, ecology, and conservation. The e-book additionally features a thesaurus and recommendations for extra reading.
This easy-to-use box advisor could be priceless to a person attracted to Britain's freshwater fish lifestyles, from naturalists and lecturers to scholars and anglers.
By L.T.C. Rolt,Denys Watkins-Pitchford,Hugh Potter,Angela Rolt
Narrow Boat is Tom Rolt’s remarkable story of the 400-mile voyage in slim boat Cressy throughout the canals of the Midlands in 1939-40. The e-book tells of the way Rolt and his spouse tailored Cressy as their domestic and remembers their lengthy trip and the boatmen and craft they met alongside the way.
Narrow Boat is a beautifully-written, vintage elegy for a global now misplaced to us. It used to be greeted with nice enthusiasm on its booklet previous to the tip of the warfare and ended in the formation of the Inland Waterways organization, and to be able to the rescue of lots of Britain's canals.
The new e-book version of Narrow Boat comprises greater than 80 illustrations together with either the pleasant drawings through Denys Watkins-Pitchford and the pictures by means of Angela Rolt on which they have been based.
"As Editor of Waterways World journal I spoke with many early canal lovers. requested what had attracted them to the waterways they might say, nearly with out exception, 'reading Narrow Boat'" Hugh Potter in a brand new advent for the 2013 booklet edition
“There is not any higher description of a panorama and existence that's now reminiscence” Journey of the Railway and Canal historic Society
"An elegy of vintage restraint unmarred via any hint of sentiment. His pen is as convinced because the brush of a Cotman. slender Boat will cross at the shelf with White and Cobbett and Hudson" Sir Compton Makenzie
By Alan Castle
The consultant additionally info the lately opened 6½-mile (10.5km) extension to the Speyside approach among Kincraig and Aviemore in addition to choices to the most course and routes to the resource of the Spey. additionally featured are 3 different trails within the related zone which might be mixed with the Speyside method to shape an extended trek: the 25 mile (40km) Dava approach, forty seven mile (76km) Moray Coast path and 12½ mile (20km) Badenoch manner.
Alongside specified path description, the consultant contains heritage info, neighborhood attractions (including a listing of distilleries), pointers on delivery and lodging and suggestions for mountain-bikers and riders, who can stick to stretches of the path.
The guidebook comes with a separate map publication of 1:25,000 scale OS maps exhibiting the complete path of the Speyside manner. transparent step by step course descriptions within the advisor hyperlinks including the map e-book at each one level alongside the way in which, and the compact structure is very easily sized for slipping right into a jacket pocket or the pinnacle of a rucksack.
By Garth Groombridge
However, via taking a pattern of 50 constructions, now not them all regularly so visible or that renowned, this e-book units out to chart the town's thousand-year-plus chronological historical past. From the medieval period via to its eighteenth-century acceptance as a spa, its sluggish, yet considering that non-stop, enlargement as a advertisement docks in the course of the final 2 hundred years, the dramatic adjustments to its coastline and topography, and, by way of the past due 20th century and into the twenty-first, its transformation right into a new, dynamic, bustling urban. at the method we find old public homes, historical church buildings, eccentric monuments, altering fortunes (both advertisement and political), dramatic examples of civic and mercantile aspirations, and an eclectic mixture of many alternative, contrasting architectural styles.
By Mike Smith
Because the height District is widely used to thousands, it'd be inspiration that it includes few secrets and techniques, yet this isn't the case. a number of the area’s such a lot captivating villages and kingdom estates are positioned good clear of the traditional vacationer trails and one in all its most lovely valleys has a desirable mystery historical past. The nation-state includes mysterious stone circles, and tracks which are the fossilised is still of a few of the country’s earliest railways.
Although the various greater settlements are renowned, they comprise a lot that's hidden. Bakewell has many mystery components except these present in its recognized pudding and a few of Tideswell Church’s celebrated wooden carvings are tantalisingly demanding to identify. The striking domes of Buxton’s structures are the outer skins of a few outstanding ceilings, and the Georgian and Victorian façades of Ashbourne’s structures are mask that hide suprising Tudor origins. subscribe to Mike Smith as he indicates that there are numerous features of the height District that are meant to now not be taken at face value.
By Michael Foley
All those alterations are captured during this precise choice of previous and new photographs and informative captions, compiled via London writer Michael Foley, and is key studying for anyone who understands and loves Ilford.
By Keith Seaton
By Terry Marsh