Nature of Snowdonia

Author: Mike Raine

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095108

Category: Botany

Page: 176

View: 4175

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.

Understanding The Prelude

Author: W J B Owen

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847600018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

View: 4918

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’


Author: William Condry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 5966

Squandering Paradise?

The Importance and Vulnerability of the World's Protected Areas

Author: Christine Carey,Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Endangered ecosystems

Page: 232

View: 6457

Bibliotheca Celtica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Welsh literature

Page: N.A

View: 3200

Nature's Web: Rethinking Our Place on Earth

Rethinking Our Place on Earth

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463978

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

View: 2277

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.

Esme- Guardian of Snowdonia

Author: Teleri Bevan

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 178461095X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 480

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.

Methods for Handling Imperfect Spatial Information

Author: Robert Jeansoulin,Odile Papini,Henri Prade,Steven Schockaert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642147542

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 6435

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.

Rock Trails Snowdonia

Author: Paul Gannon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095043

Category: Geology

Page: 240

View: 8284

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.

Our Heritage of Wild Nature

Author: Arthur George Tansley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107610923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 7164

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.

Freaks of Nature

Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam!

Author: Jamie Rix

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1842557408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4601

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 469

View: 930


Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 9219

Snowdonia Rocky Rambles

Geology Beneath Your Feet

Author: Bryan Lynas

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850584698

Category: Geology

Page: 273

View: 3454

Beyond Conservation

A Wildland Strategy

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770530

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 2321

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.

Nature in trust

the history of nature conservation in Britain

Author: John Sheail

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 270

View: 5093

The Natural History of Wales (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 66)

Author: William. M. Condry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406541

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 1820

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.

Reiseführer: Reise Know-How Wales

Author: Britta Schulze-Thulin

Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump

ISBN: 3831747415

Category: Travel

Page: 468

View: 542

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