Lost to the Sea

Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 1473893437
Release Date: 2017-07
Genre:

Once there was a Roman settlement on what is now Filey Brig. In Holderness, a prosperous town called Ravenser saw kings and princes on its soil, and its progress threatened the good people of Grimsby. But the Romans and the Ravenser folk are long gone, as are their streets and buildings - sunk beneath the hungry waves of what was once the German Ocean. Lost to the Sea: The Yorkshire Coast & Holderness tells the story of the small towns and villages that were swallowed up by the North Sea. Old maps show an alarming number of such places that no longer exist. Over the centuries, since prehistoric times, people who settled along this stretch have faced the constant and unstoppable hunger of the waves, as the Yorkshire coastline has gradually been eaten away. County directories of a century ago lament the loss of communities once included in their listings; cliffs once seeming so strong have steadily crumbled into the water. In the midst of this, people have tried to live and prosper through work and play, always aware that their great enemy, the relentless sea, is facing them. As the East Coast has lost land, the mud flats around parts of Spurn, at the mouth of the Humber, have grown. Stephen Wade's book tells the history of that vast land of Holderness as well, which the poet Philip Larkin called 'the end of land'.

Villages of Britain

Author: Clive Aslet
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408817995
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: History

Villages of Britain is the history of the countryside, told through five hundred of its most noteworthy settlements. Many of Britain's villages are known for their loveliness, of course, but their role in shaping the nation over the centuries is relatively untold, drowned out by the metropolitan bias of history. A consummate storyteller, Clive Aslet deftly weaves the worlds of agriculture, politics, the arts, industry, folklore, science, ecology, fashion and religion into one irresistible volume. The Bedfordshire works that a century ago manufactured half a billion bricks a year; the Cheshire municipality striving to become the country's first carbon-neutral community; the Derbyshire estate where the cottages represent the gamut of European architecture; the Gloucestershire community founded by Tolstoyans, who still live by anarchic principles; the Leicestershire town where pub walls are embedded with Jurassic-era fossils; the Morayshire settlement where Hogmanay is celebrated eleven days late; the Pembrokeshire fishing hamlet that inspired Dylan Thomas; the Somerset village that was built on the back of the trade in Peruvian bird droppings; the Suffolk village that is rejecting modernity by reconstructing a windmill for grinding flour; the Surrey woodland that fosters Europe's most ancient trees - all these are places that have made a unique contribution to the narrative of this country. Follow Clive Aslet in visiting all five hundred villages, and you will have experienced the history of these islands from a uniquely rural perspective.

Landsliding in Great Britain

Author: David K. C. Jones
Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020295437
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Landslide hazard analysis

Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995

Vanishing Britain

Author: Roy Christian
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: UVA:X000633298
Release Date: 1977-04-24
Genre: Social Science


Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 9781848321540
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Transportation

The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.??Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation.??This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts Ð of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway Ð and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them.??Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and enthusiasts of traditional boats.??As seen in the Wiltshire Times.

Country Life

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131545092
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Country life


Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde

Author: Johannes Hoops
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311016227X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Das Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde trägt den Namen seines Begründers, des Anglisten und Naturwissenschaftlers Johannes Hoops. Zwischen 1972 und 2008 erschienen in zweiter, vollkommen veränderter Auflage 35 Bände sowie zwei Registerbände. Konzipiert als Handbuch, steht der Hoops in der Tradition umfangreicher Enzyklopädien: Ziel ist es, den gesamten Kenntnisstand zur Germanischen Altertumskunde umfassend und kritisch zu präsentieren. Sein interdisziplinärer Ansatz schließt Ergebnisse aus den Bereichen Kunstgeschichte, Rechtsgeschichte, Volkskunde und Religionswissenschaft mit ein.

The Manual of Dates

Author: George Henry Townsend
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044088047865
Release Date: 1877
Genre: Chronology, Historical


Wild Swimming Frankreich

Author: Daniel Start
Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt
ISBN: 9783942048538
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Travel

Dieser sensationelle und vollkommen neuartige Reiseführer führt uns an wilde Seen, Flüsse und Wasserfälle in Frankreich und lässt uns das Land mit ganz neuen Augen sehen. Die Côte d'Azur zu überlaufen, der aufgewühlte Atlantik gut zum Surfen, jedoch weniger gut zum Schwimmen – aber das französische Binnenland bietet spektakuläre Badestellen, von deren Existenz wir gar nichts wussten. Ist das wirklich Frankreich und nicht Costa Rica? Drei Sommer lang bereiste der Traveler, Autor und Verleger Daniel Start mit seiner Frau das Land. Herausgekommen ist ein Brevier magischer Orte, genau solcher Orte, nach denen wir immer suchen, wenn wir auf Reisen sind. Denn in der Natur schwimmen ist eine der seltenen Dinge, die uns ein tiefes Gefühl der Verbundenheit mit der Natur – und mit uns selbst verschaffen.