Scottish Hill and Mountain Names

The Origin and Meaning of the Names of Scotland's Hills and Mountains

Author: Peter Drummond,Donald William Stewart

Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountains

Page: 214

View: 7304

Scottish Hill Names

The Origin and Meaning of the Names of Scotland's Hills and Mountains

Author: Peter Drummond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780907521952

Category: Mountains

Page: 240

View: 8339

This book explains the origin and the meaning of the names of Scotland?s hills, as well as how to pronounce them. It also brings together many of the legends and stories behind particular hill names. A thoroughly researched, completely revised and expanded second edition which builds on the success of its predecessor - Scottish Hill and Mountain Names. Many new names are detailed, including a significantincrease in the coverage of Borders hill names and old forms of many hill names from 17th and 18th century maps brought to bear in explanations. The hills of Scotland are a significant part of the landscape and the names of these hills reflect the rich social and cultural history of Scotland over the past 500 years and all who have been there. These names are alegacy of the past and this book opens the door to this fascinating world.

Scottish Land-names

Their Origin and Meaning

Author: Sir Herbert Maxwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bohemia (Czechoslovakia)

Page: 219

View: 6498

Place-Names of Scotland

Author: Iain Taylor

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781780270050

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 9288

Scotland is a land of many languages—Gaelic, Norse, Pictish, Brythonic, Anglo Saxon, Modern English and some from before recorded time. The result for the visitor is a confusing series of overlapping layers of place names, difficult to understand and often more difficult to pronounce. From Eass Forss (Waterfall Waterfall!) to Edinburgh (The Fort of Eidyn) for the first time in one place we have a simple reckoner to where means what with derivations. Packed with information this is an essential short guide by an expert to the names that shaped and still shape our history.

Leughadh Aghaidh Na Tìre

Author: John Murray

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN: 9781849951005

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 789

This book is a must for anyone who is interested in the Scottish Highlands and its ancient tongue. It will encourage people to read and understand the seemingly obscure Gaelic words and also provides an insight into landscape history. The text will enrich the experience of walkers, climbers, sailors, bird watchers and fishers by sketching the Gaelic context where they enjoy and pursue their interests. Outdoor enthusiasts will no longer struggle with unfamiliar spellings and words as they will acquire a new dimension of place through an understanding of place names in the Highlands.

Scotland

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849653534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 8985

This book is a resource covering the finest walks, treks and climbs to be found in Scotland, written by an award-winning author. From the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged peaks of Torridon and the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland has a rich variety of wild landscapes and terrain that is perfect for many activities. Scotland's lochs, forests and rivers offer spectacular scenery and a tranquility that visitors embrace time and time again. Author Chris Townsend was the first person to complete a continuous round of all the Scottish Munros and Tops. He has also walked across the Scottish mountains from coast to coast 14 times, and has served as the President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. With superb photography and an exceptional level of detail throughout, this book is an ideal all-embracing guide for the mountain adventurer.

The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285332

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3490

Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history. Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories. Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey—on foot, by bicycle, and into the past—that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

Cambridge Street-Names

Their Origins and Associations

Author: Ronald Gray,Derek Stubbings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435499

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2571

This book, first published in 2000, draws on the great wealth of associations of street-names in Cambridge. It is not a dictionary, but it provides a series of entries on such topics as the Reformation, George IV and his wife, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan times, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and builders. It includes hermits and coal merchants, field marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founder of a Christian community, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus - all people who lived in or often visited Cambridge. The ancient Stourbridge fair is included, along with castles and boat-races, sewage pumps and the original Hobson of 'Hobson's Choice'. Who was St Tibb? Where did Dick Turpin hide? Where was the medieval takeaway? Unlike earlier works, this is a history of everybody for everybody.

A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960908X

Category: Reference

Page: 532

View: 7279

Includes a representative selection of some 17,000 major place-names from the whole of the British Isles: England, Scotland and the Scottish islands, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Dictionary of American Family Names

3-Volume Set

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195081374

Category: Reference

Page: 2128

View: 5356

Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage?From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country. A reference source like no other, it surveys each surname giving its meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with it, and the frequency of each surname and forename.The Dictionary of American Family Names is a fascinating journey throughout the multicultural United States, offering a detailed look at the meaning and frequency of surnames throughout the country. For students studying family genealogy, others interested in finding out more about their own lineage, or lexicographers, the Dictionary is an ideal place to begin research.

Tam O'Shanter

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 12

View: 452

Hillbilly Elegy

A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062872257

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8960

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

A Dictionary of First Names

Author: Patrick Hanks,Flavia Hodges,Kate Hardcastle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198800514

Category:

Page: 472

View: 9786

This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format.The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning ofthe name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous fictional or historical bearers for the name have been. It covers alternative spellings, short forms and pet forms, and masculine and feminine forms, as well as help with pronunciation.The book includes extensive appendices covering names from languages including Scottish, Irish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese names. Tables of the most popular names by year and by region are also included.From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names.

The Wee Free Men

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552562904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8475

Meet Tiffany Aching, young trainee witch, and her allies - the fighting pictsies known as the Wee Free Men - in this first novel in a fantastic sequence.

The Book of Kells

Author: Sir Edward Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 48

View: 5348

Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland

Author: E. Seary,William Kirwin,Sheila M. P. Lynch

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773517820

Category: Reference

Page: 573

View: 3845

Byrne, Chaffey, Fahey, Fizzard, Fudge, Grouchy, Hynes, Inkpen, Lyver, McLaughlin, Miles, Murphy, Puddester, Quirk -- the names themselves are evocative of Newfoundland. Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland traces the origins of almost three thousand surnames found on the Island and provides an engaging and comprehensive collection of etymology, genealogy, and Newfoundland history.

Contradict

Author: Andy Wrasman

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490819290

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 504

Tolerance and co-existence are both great! In fact, they are necessary. If we are to live together in peace without hating each other, or physically harming each other over differences in race, culture, sexual orientation, political views, and religious beliefs, we must have tolerance. However, we must also recognize that every belief can't be equally valid. If two beliefs directly contradict each other, both of them cannot be true, no matter how "tolerant" we become. This means it is false to say that every religion is true, or that every religion leads to God. When people make such claims they show that they have not taken the time to study the world's religions, because a brief reading of the sacred texts of only a handful of religions quickly reveals contradictions on the most fundamental levels. Religious Contradictions Reincarnation (Hinduism and Buddhism) contradicts the belief that this is your only life before eternity (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam). Salvation from sin (Christianity) contradicts the belief that there is no sin to be saved from but simply pain that can be escaped through enlightenment (Buddhism). Jesus Christ is the incarnate, Son of God (Christianity), contradicts the teaching that he is just a prophet (Islam) or that he was a false prophet (Judaism). In light of these contradictions alone, all religions can't be true. They could all be false, but they can't all be true. Are any of them true? This is the most important question anyone can ask. Recognize religious contradictions. Embrace them. Test them. Seek the truth. www.contradictmovement.org

What's in a Name?

Advertising and the Concept of Brands

Author: John Philip Jones,Jan S. Slater

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765611123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 8442

This text analyzes brands from the point of view of modern marketing theory. It deals in detail with the role of advertising in creating, building and maintaining strong brands - the lifeblood of any long-term marketing campaign. Recommendations for developing better advertising are included.

The Munros

: Scotland's Highest Mountains

Author: Cameron McNeish

Publisher: Lomond

ISBN: 9781842040829

Category:

Page: 228

View: 7971

The Munros consist of 277 Scottish mountains over 3000 feet in height. They are enjoying unprecedented popularity as hikers and vacationers flock to the area to enjoy the magnificent scenery. It has been estimated that most good weekends, even in the winter, attract close to 50,000 visitors. Cameron McNeish, editor of The Great Outdoors magazine, provides an essential reference for readers either planning a trip to the region or wishing to relive the adventures they enjoyed there.

The Scottish Bothy Bible

The Complete Guide to Scotland's Bothies and How to Reach

Author: Geoff Allan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910636107

Category:

Page: 304

View: 2279