Traditional Scottish Dyes and how to Make Them

Author: Jean Fraser

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780862415754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 7953

This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. In the past, dyeing methods were jealously guarded secrets handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance,Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958114

Category: Gardening

Page: 460

View: 4354

This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

Investigating the Missing Majority

Author: Linda M. Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781455X

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 5879

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach by using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such a broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective, or concentrates so fully on approaches to the missing components of prehistoric material culture. This book will be an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic materials as the ’missing majority’ of prehistoric material culture.


Tales, Songs, Tradition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products

Author: W. Herz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211835180

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 2854

The volumes of this classic series, now referred to simply as "Zechmeisterâ after its founder, L. Zechmeister, have appeared under the Springer Imprint ever since the seriesâ inauguration in 1938. The volumes contain contributions on various topics related to the origin, distribution, chemistry, synthesis, biochemistry, function or use of various classes of naturally occurring substances ranging from small molecules to biopolymers. Each contribution is written by a recognized authority in his field and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the topic in question. Addressed to biologists, technologists, and chemists alike, the series can be used by the expert as a source of information and literature citations and by the non-expert as a means of orientation in a rapidly developing discipline.

Oatmeal and the Catechism

Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec

Author: Margaret Bennett

Publisher: John Donald Publishers


Category: Eastern Townships (Québec)

Page: 345

View: 8818

This work records the oral history, folklore and folk-life of emigrants from the Outer Hebrides to Quebec in the 19th century. It opens with the historical background before telling oral history as remembered and experienced by the emigrants' descendants, telling of land clearing, homesteading, farming, lumbering, bridge building and all the other tasks required to build a new community in the wilderness. Gaelic-speaking presbyterians, the group kept their language for the first three generations and still retain their religion to this day, as well as the tradition of the taigh ceilidh. For more than a century people in the Outer Hebrides have been asking what happened to those who left. This work answers much of that question.