Author: Mike Raine
Publisher: Pesda Press
The first complete field guide for the mountains of Snowdonia through the seasons, its plants, animals and rocks. Everything you're likely to see in the hills at that time of year is here in one volume. Follow the seasons of Snowdonia; winter is the perfect time for studying rocks and lichen; in spring the bog flowers flourish and beautiful orchids bloom; summer brings fruits and flowers, and the trees are in full leaf; in autumn an amazing display of funghi appear, the hill farms are busy again in preparation for winter and as the nights draw in it is time again to sit beside the fire and tell tales of local myth and legend. A little knowledge of thyme, tormentil and thrift will enhance your day in the hills. Fossil trilobytes and roche moutonn'e (rock sheep), bogbean beer and caterpillar fungus, are just some of the fascinating things you will discover.
Author: W J B Owen
Category: Literary Criticism
A collection of the author's essays, written over a twenty-year period, on the meaning of The Prelude. The essays in this book meditate deeply on Wordsworth’s own theory of literature, and probe into questions that few critics have bothered to ask, yet which, when asked, seem very central indeed. Topics treated include The Sublime and the Beautiful; Literary Echoes in The Prelude; Wordsworth’s Aesthetics of Landscape; Wordsworth’s Imaginations; The Fancy; ‘The Poetry of Nature’; sight as ‘The Most Despotic of our Senses’; the Snowdon vision and 'The descent from Snowdon'; ‘A Sense of the Infinite’
The Importance and Vulnerability of the World's Protected Areas
Author: Christine Carey,Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton
Category: Endangered ecosystems
Author: W. ALSOP (the Younger, of Shrewsbury.)
Category: Welsh literature
Rethinking Our Place on Earth
Author: Peter Marshall
Category: Political Science
This powerful book provides the first comprehensive overview of the intellectual roots of the worldwide environmental movement - from ancient religions and philosophies to modern science and ethics - and synthesizes them into a new philosophy of nature in which to ground our moral values and social action. It traces the origins and evolution of the dominant worldview that has built our industrial, technocratic, man-centered civilization, and brought us to the current ecological crisis. At the same time, it uncovers an alternative cultural tradition in the world's different religions and philosophies and describes how these ideas are now surfacing and coalescing to form an ecological sensibility and a new vision of nature which recognizes the inter-relatedness of all living things. Finally, this book integrates these varied traditions with modern physics and the science of ecology into a larger philosophical whole that provides the environmental movement with a comprehensive vision of an organic and sustainable society in harmony with nature. As ecological disasters continue to threaten our planet, becoming worse with every passing moment of indifference, it has become clear that we must take action. We must change our relationship with nature, and return to the days when our lives were intimately connected to and dependent upon the natural world. Nature's Web lays the foundations for that change by explaining where our complex ideas about nature come from, why they are wrong, and what we can do to change them.
Author: Teleri Bevan
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Category: Technology & Engineering
A profile of Esme Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society. Her career began as an actress, and at 23 she married Thomas Firbank, whose bestselling book, I Bought a Mountain (1940) tells of their married life at Dyffryn, a 3,000-acre farm near Capel Curig.
Author: Robert Jeansoulin,Odile Papini,Henri Prade,Steven Schockaert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Spatial information is pervaded by uncertainty. Indeed, geographical data is often obtained by an imperfect interpretation of remote sensing images, while people attach ill-defined or ambiguous labels to places and their properties. As another example, medical images are often the result of measurements by imprecise sensors (e.g. MRI scans). Moreover, by processing spatial information in real-world applications, additional uncertainty is introduced, e.g. due to the use of interpolation/extrapolation techniques or to conflicts that are detected in an information fusion step. To the best of our knowledge, this book presents the first overview of spatial uncertainty which goes beyond the setting of geographical information systems. Uncertainty issues are especially addressed from a representation and reasoning point of view. In particular, the book consists of 14 chapters, which are clustered around three central topics. The first of these topics is about the uncertainty in meaning of linguistic descriptions of spatial scenes. Second, the issue of reasoning about spatial relations and dealing with inconsistency in information merging is studied. Finally, interpolation and prediction of spatial phenomena are investigated, both at the methodological level and from an application-oriented perspective. The concept of uncertainty by itself is understood in a broad sense, including both quantitative and more qualitative approaches, dealing with variability, epistemic uncertainty, as well as with vagueness of terms.
Author: Paul Gannon
Publisher: Pesda Press
This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of Snowdonia. A selection of thirteen guided walks are used to illustrate this in terms of what can be seen on the ground. Divided into two parts, it is intended to help those who love Snowdonia's mountain scenery to understand how this haunting landscape came about. The first half narrates the story of colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciation in creating Snowdonia, explaining why volcanoes occurred, the rocks they created and how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciation on the ground. The second half describes several recommended walks, of differing levels of difficulty, but all with a wide variety of geological features to be seen and, most important, enjoying consistently fantastic views of the very best of Snowdonia's wonderful scenery. The author has concentrated on what you can see as you walk around the hills, pointing to conspicuous, easily seen features in rocks and the overall shape of the terrain in accounting for the present day landscape.
Author: Arthur George Tansley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Sir Arthur George Tansley (1871-1955) was an English botanist who made significant contributions to the development of ecology and the conservation movement. In this volume, which was first published in 1945, Tansley discusses the ways in which English natural habitats might be preserved in the face of post-war modernisation processes. The book puts forward the thesis that English rural beauty can only be protected through 'the deliberate conservation of much of our native vegetation', a process that must be achieved through a proper understanding of plant ecology. This process, of course, runs in tandem with the aim of protecting the various forms of animal life which find their homes within a diversity of habitats. The text also contains numerous photographic figures and a detailed index. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in ecology and botany.
Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam!
Author: Jamie Rix
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. We have completely reinvented Grizzly Tales for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night! The wicked children in the fourth book thought they'd take on Mother Nature, but as they learned to their eternal cost, she is not the sort of mother you can easily challenge!
The National Park of North Wales
Author: Frederick John North,Bruce Campbell,Richenda Scott
Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
Category: Electronic journals
Geology Beneath Your Feet
Author: Bryan Lynas
Publisher: Sigma Press
A Wildland Strategy
Author: Peter Taylor
After decades of operating off-the-backfoot and protecting and conserving nature perceived as under threat, conservationists are becoming proactive and creative in the face of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and climate change. Beyond Conservation offers a revolutionary agenda for both managing existing wildlands in Britain and for expanding and connecting such lands. Central to this strategy is the imperative to 'rewild' or restore and repair damaged habitat and ecosystems, promote existing biodiversity and reintroduce vanished plant and animal species, while working to reconcile human needs and livelihoods and the needs of nature.
Category: National parks and reserves
the history of nature conservation in Britain
Author: John Sheail
Author: William. M. Condry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
This book is an attempt to survey the natural history of the whole of Wales. It therefore covers such areas as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons as well as the spectacularly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and the less well-known but no less interesting areas of mid-Wales.
Author: Britta Schulze-Thulin
Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump
Dieser aktuelle Reiseführer voller Reise-Know-how ist der optimale Begleiter auf einer Reise durch Wales und eine wertvolle Informationsquelle bei der Reisevorbereitung. + Ausführliche Beschreibung der Sehenswürdigkeiten des kleinen keltischen Landes im Westen Großbritanniens. + Viele praktische Tipps zu Anreise und Aufenthalt, Unterkunft und Gastronomie ermöglichen jedem Reisenden eine genaue Planung und Durchführung der Reise. + Übersicht über die schönsten Pubs in Wales mit Beschreibungen. + Systematische Tourenvorschläge in einigen Städten. Konkrete Vorschläge für Wanderungen (unter anderem die Besteigung des Snowdon). + 50 Stadtpläne und Karten, mit Sehenswürdigkeiten, Unterkünften und Verkehrsverbindungen. + Kleine Sprachhilfe Walisisch. + Alle walisischen Ortsnamen auch in Lautschrift. + Ausführliche Kapitel zu Natur, Gesellschaft und Kultur. +++ REISE KNOW-HOW - Reiseführer für individuelle Reisen