Nature of Snowdonia

Author: Mike Raine

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095108

Category: Botany

Page: 176

View: 9178

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.

Rock Trails Snowdonia

Author: Paul Gannon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095043

Category: Geology

Page: 240

View: 2625

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.

Geology of Snowdonia

Author: Matthew R. Bennett,Andrew F. Bennett

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269287

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2101

This strikingly photographed narrative tells the story of Snowdonia, touching on ancient oceans, volcanoes, and climate change. Its mountainous spectacle is the result of everything that has happenend to it over geological time - the product of the ancient landscapes that went before it. Fragments of these former environments are preserved by rocks and landforms within the present setting, and here the clues they provide of a forgotten past are revealed, encouraging the reader to infer the history behind Snowdonia's wild beauty.

Esme- Guardian of Snowdonia

Author: Teleri Bevan

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 178461095X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 2911

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.

Hostile Habitats

Scotland's Mountain Environment

Author: Nick Kempe,Mark Wrightham,Scottish Mountaineering Trust,Scottish Natural Heritage (Agency)

Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club

ISBN: 9780907521938

Category: Mountains

Page: 256

View: 7140

Compiled by some of the country's leading experts in their fields, this book offers a detailed introduction to the natural and man-made environment of Scotland's mountains, written by hillwalkers for hillwalkers.

Wild Places

Wales' Top 40 Nature Sites

Author: Iolo Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781723272


Page: 192

View: 2945

Television naturalist Iolo Williams’ guide to Wales’ top 40 nature sites is fully illustrated by beautiful colour photographs of place and wildlife. The sites are spread across Wales and in Wild Places Williams surveys the flora and fauna to be found on them, and aims to encourage more visits to them by people from Wales and beyond.

From Across the Ancient Waters

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607427583

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3475

Return to Wales with best-selling author Michael Phillips in his latest historical novel. After being sent to his uncle’s estate, young Percy Drummond has no intention of letting the country atmosphere soften his rebellious ways. Then he meets a village girl Gwyneth Barrie and her friendship changes his life. When Percy later returns, his intriguing friend has grown into a young woman. But by this time, Percy has caught the eye of his beautiful cousin Florilyn. . .who has also become Gwyneth’s friend. What will result of their threefold friendship? And what repercussions will his uncle’s surprising request have for them all?

Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri: Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

Author: Margaret Dunn,Richard Suggett

Publisher: RCAHMW

ISBN: 1871184541

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

View: 5988

This book presents the results of a successful project to establish the date and social context of some of the earliest houses in Snowdonia. This partnership project between the Dating Old Welsh Houses Group and the RCAHMW involved many householders and about 200 local people in an ambitious exercise in community archaeology.

Understanding The Prelude

Author: W J B Owen

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847600018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

View: 5219

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 Green Hills of Snowdonia

2-in-1 Romance Collection

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1624161022

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 2801

Journey to Wales in the complete Green Hills of Snowdonia series! Percy Drummond’s life changes when he meets village girl Gwyneth Barrie. Then an unexpected request from his dying uncle sends him on a journey across ancient waters to discover the lost heir to the Westbrooke estate. As the key to the mystery continually eludes him, will he discover that true treasure—and love—was closer than imagined? Includes: From Across the Ancient Waters The Treasure of the Celtic Triangle

The Old Copper Mines of Snowdonia

Author: David Ewart Bick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843060758

Category: Copper mines and mining

Page: 160

View: 7767

This work provides the history of the many copper mines in Snowdonia and what there is to see now. Along with slate, copper was one of the main economic products of the region for generations.

How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition

An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

Author: Kathleen Meyer

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607740186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 7067

It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pictorial Guide to the Mountains of Snowdonia

The Southern Peaks

Author: John Gillham

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711231368

Category: Snowdonia National Park (Wales)

Page: 304

View: 6134

This is the fourth of four volumes providing the most comprehensive coverage of the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. The Southern Peaks encompases the ranges of Cadair Idris, which rises from the sandbars and surf of the Mawddach Estuary like great walls of splintered rock; the neighbouring Tarren and Dyfi Hills, where hard Ordovician rock meets soft Silurian shale, and the fine Aran ridges high above the fields and lake of Bala.

Snowdonia Folk Tales

Author: Eric Maddern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752499833

Category: Tales

Page: 192

View: 715

Northwest Wales--Old Gwynedd--is one of the most mythic parts of Britain, and if you dig beneath the surface of modern life you will find stories whose roots go back more than 2,000 years. The legends and folktales that have survived are windows into the worlds of our ancestors. A selection of such tales from Snowdonia is what you hold in your hand right now. Herein professional storyteller Eric Maddern retells ancient tales from across the kingdom of Gwynedd, from the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the bracing Isle of Anglesey, in a fresh, contemporary style.

The Plant Life of Snowdonia

Author: Peter Rhind,David Evans

Publisher: Gomer Press

ISBN: 9781843230441

Category: Botany

Page: 173

View: 4352

The plants described in this illustrated collection are described in the context of their habitat and location, with a handy reference guide. Included are species from seed plants to freshwater algae, as well as descriptions of fungi and lichens.

Hills of Wales

Author: Jim Perrin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785621468


Page: 300

View: 1085

An appreciation of the hills of Wales; their character, the inherent quality of their landscapes, their resonance and histories


The Official National Park Guide

Author: Merfyn Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898630227

Category: Snowdonia National Park (Wales)

Page: 112

View: 1917