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Newcastle is England's most northerly city and shares a long history with Gateshead, its neighbour on the south side of the River Tyne. The two, city and town respectively, are a heady mix of the old and new; both were industrial powerhouses during the 19th Century that have successfully embraced recent change, reinventing themselves as vibrant places of entertainment and culture. With this book in hand, journey over and under the Tyne to discover treasures such as the steam turbine ship Turbinia, a sleekly streamlined example of north-eastern mechanical know-how; wander across the wide-open space of the Town Moor, where President Jimmy Carter has the right to graze cattle; take in Saltwell Towers, an eccentric castle in the leafy surroundings of Saltwell Park; then top it all off with a pint in a pub where the ghost of Charles I may well make an appearance. Written by a Geordie, this book will help you explore the quirkier side of both Newcastle and Gateshead, and discover their hidden gems.
This book tells the fascinating story of Badenoch, a forgotten region in accounts of Scottish history. Situated in the heart of the Highlands and with its own distinct historic and geographic identity, Badenoch was in the throes of dramatic change in the post-Culloden decades. This ground-breaking study reveals some radical differences from trends across the rest of the Highlands. Foremost was the role of the indigenous entrepreneurial tacksmen in driving the rapidly growing commercial economy as cattle graziers, drovers and agricultural improvers, inevitably provoking confrontation with the absentee and ostentatious Dukes of Gordon. Meanwhile, the common people still operated within a subsistence farming economy heavily dependent on a surprisingly sophisticated use of their mountain environment. Though suffering great hardship, they too were quick to exploit any potential commercial opportunities. Economic forces, social ambition and post-Culloden legislation created intolerable pressures within the old clan hierarchy, as Duke, tacksman and erstwhile clansman tried to forge their individual - and often irreconcilable - destinies in a rapidly changing world.In doing so, all were increasingly drawn into the wider, and often lucrative, dimensions of British state and empire.
Since Roy Bedichek's influential Adventures with a Texas Naturalist , no book has attempted to explore the uniqueness of Texas nature, or reflected the changes in the human landscape that have accelerated since Bedichek's time. Pride of Place updates Bedichek's discussion by acknowledging the increased urbanization and the loss of wildspace in today's state. It joins other recent collections of regional nature writing while demonstrating what makes Texas uniquely diverse. These fourteen essays are held together by the story of Texas pride - the sense that from West Texas to the Coastal Plains, the people and the landscape are bold and unique. This book addresses all the major regions of Texas. Beginning with Roy Bedichek's essay Still Water, it includes Carol Cullar and Barbara Barney Nelson on the Rio Grande region of West Texas, John Graves's evocative Kindred Spirits on Central Texas, Joe Nick Patoski's celebration of Hill Country springs, Pete Gunter on the Piney Woods, David Taylor on North Texas, Gary Clark and Gerald Thurmond on the Coastal Plains, Ray Gonzales and Marian Haddad on El Paso, Stephen Harrigan and Wyman Meinzer on West Texas, and Naomi Shihab Nye on urban San Antonio. This anthology will appeal not only to those interested in regional history, natural history, and the environmental issues Texans face, but also to all who say gladly, I'm from Texas.
Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, this study spans three generations of the Lushington family. It investigates their personal histories through the themes of social, artistic, and cultural history. The author analyzes the Lushington family's relationships with well-known figures like Lady Byron, Queen Caroline, and members of the Bloomsbury Group. Most importantly, this study examines Lushington family members' roles within larger trends, including abolitionism, the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and Positivism.
What makes the mind develop? What helps children grow up? When can we think of ourselves as adults? Why do we fall in love? Why do our feelings sometimes 'get in the way'? How do families affect us? What is mental illness and what is normal? These are just some of the questions discussed in this new reissue of the classic Talking Cure: Mind
The Indonesian Confrontation that raged from 1963 to 1966 stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Fighting in the challenging jungle terrain of Borneo and in the countryside straddling the Malaysia/Indonesia border, where there were few roads, posed significant logistical challenges to both sides. That the conflict was ultimately a victory for the Commonwealth forces was in due in no small part to the fact that they enjoyed the advantage of vastly superior helicopter resources and better trained crews - many of which were provided by British units. During the Confrontation, many of these vital helicopter assets were flown by pilots and crews who had gained their knowledge and experience first-hand during the Malayan Emergency, one of the Cold War's first flash-points which had begun in 1948. Without doubt, the Malayan Emergency marked the formative years of the RAF's and Royal Navy's helicopter operations - the very early days in fact, when equipment and knowledge were much more basic. It was a time when operational procedures were still under development, even though the helicopters were already being flown on front line service. Told in the main through their own words, by the RAF and Royal Navy air and ground crews involved, this is the story of how these guinea pigs' undertook many of Britain's first rotary wing combat operations and, therefore, cemented their rightful place in the history of the helicopter.
This Surrey village dates from Roman times, and was still only a small settlement on the River Mole when it was recorded by Domesday Book (1086). Road, canal and railway encouraged the development of the three communities: Street Cobham, Church Cobham and Tilt Cobham. Here is the story of a community of wide variety and one of the largest parishes in the county. From royal mistresses to philosophers, stately homes to car manufacture, non-conformity to Utopia - this is Cobham: A History.
Wer ist wohl je mit einem Killerwal geschwommen ... oder wer kann sich vorstellen, zwei Elefanten und eine Giraffe im Stoverkehr mitten durch Madrid zu befordern ... Wer kennt schon die Probleme eines der letzten tierischen Kleinunternehmen - des Flohzirkusses -, dem der Nachschub an talentierten Flohen Sorge bereitet. Wie schon in Das Nilpferd mu ins Bett stellt Dr. Taylor auch hier seine wilden, zum Teil wenig bekannten Patienten vor, deren Besitzer den fliegenden Doktor von uberallher rufen, wenn ihre Schutzlinge Hilfe brauchen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Die Pandabaren vertragen keinen Bambus, die Schwertwale aus der Arktis leiden an Frostbeulen und ein Gurteltier verirrt sich in London: Der Veterinarpapst David Taylor stellt uns seine Patienten vor. Wieder beeindruckt er durch brillante Sachkenntnis und amusiert durch seine humoristischen Schilderungen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)
Von ruhrenden und haarstraubenden Erlebnissen mit den ungezahmten Patienten im Zoo und in freier Wildbahn erzahlen David Taylors Geschichten. Sie sind mit jenem staubtrockenen Humor geschrieben, den es in britischen Breiten offenbar rezeptfrei gibt. Ein Buch fur alle, die gern ein Nilpferd in der Badewanne und drei Giraffen auf dem Balkon hatten. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)