This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts, and folklore to guide you through a year by the sea. Find out how to identify shells by shape and markings, choose the best coastal routes to explore, and learn about the geography of the beautiful beaches and craggy cliffs that Great Britain has to offer. With handy diary pages for making your own notes each month, this is a must-have for any eager seaside explorer.
Monthly prompts create a quick and simple way to get one's gardening life in orderSpecific month-by-month "to do" lists for ornamental gardens, edible crops, and general maintenance are all presented here, as well as tips on things to look out for, such as pests, and how to eliminate them. With diary pages for making notes each month, this pocket-sized calendar is a must-have whether for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out. If one has an hour or two to spend in the garden, surely it is important that as much of that time as possible is spent in the garden gardening, not reading up about what to do. So, for a gentle reminder just open the book for a quick look at the monthly prompts, and then get on with some gardening.
Coastal Gardening. It has challenges that no other type of gardening can boast: Salt, wind, and sand to name a few. This book combines necessary information about Pacific Northwest coastal gardening and suggested plants with examples of public gardens in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Author: Mark Lawson Jones
Publisher: The History Press
Release Date: 2013-05-01
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of Wales. A wonderful package and essential reading for visitors and residents alike.
THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October. You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close. Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018: 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph 'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated 'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden
The Coastal Companion is a journey through the year in the Gulf of Maine and its watershed, which includes land from eastern Massachusetts to southwestern Nova Scotia. A chronicle of changes through the seasons both above and within the sea, Coastal Companion follows the arrival and departure of migrating shorebirds in spring and fall, schools of fish as they move in and out of our region, and the natural cycles of our bays, rivers, marshes, and coastal forests. Part field guide, part almanac, the book also highlights writers, artists, and scientists who have chosen the Gulf of Maine as their subject matter. Poems by twelve contemporary poets open each chapter, and illustrations by two Maine artists, Kimberleigh Martul-March and Margaret Campbell, are featured throughout the text. This is a book to keep close at hand, to be read not all at once, but through the seasons, one day at a time, and enjoyed year after ye
'The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall' is the insider's handbook to one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations in the UK. Features include - Full-colour section showcasing the highlights of the region; Expert accounts of all the major sights, from the wild expanses of Dartmoor to the Eden Project, and from the craggy coast of north Cornwall to the Tate St Ives; Critical reviews of the best restaurants, pubs and hotels, whatever your budget; Informed background on the region's history, art, literature and wildlife; Practical advice on walking the South West Coast Path, exploring cycle routes, and where to head when the surf is up; Maps and plans for every area.
Author: James Luther Davis
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Release Date: 1996
Uncover the wild secrets of teh Pacific Northwest in this month-by-month guide to natural events in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. More than just a listing of natural places, this unique guide provides all the necessary information about where and when to view natural events in the Pacific Northwest. Maps, illus.
“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.
Author: Federal Writers' Project
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Release Date: 2013-10-31
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The Magnolia State of Mississippi is beautifully depicted in this WPA Guide originally published in 1938. While this Southern state is by no means average, the guide focuses on the daily lives of typical people from the region. There are two essays about farmers which contrast between the white farmers of the Central and Tennessee Hills and African American farmers of the Delta.