The Town Below the Ground

Author: Jan-Andrew Henderson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781780574493
Release Date: 2012-06-15
Genre: History

Below Scotland's capital, hidden for almost two centuries, is a metropolis whose very existence was all but forgotten. For almost 250 years, Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall. Unable to expand the city's boundaries, the burgeoning population built over every inch of square space. And when there was no more room, they began to dig down . . . Trapped in lives of poverty and crime, these subterranean dwellers existed in darkness and misery, ignored by the chroniclers of their time. It is only in the last few years that the shocking truth has begun to emerge about the sinister underground city.

Global Undergrounds

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780236117
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Architecture

Rest your eyes long enough on the skylines of Delhi, Guangzhou, Jakarta—even Chicago or London—and you will see the same remarkable transformation, building after building going up with the breakneck speed of twenty-first-century urbanization. But there is something else just as transformative that you won’t see: sprawling networks of tunnels rooting these cities into the earth. Global Undergrounds offers a richly illustrated exploration of these subterranean spaces, charting their global reach and the profound—but often unseen—effects they have on human life. The authors shine their headlamps into an astonishing diversity of manmade underground environments, including subway systems, sewers, communications pipelines, storage facilities, and even shelters. There they find not only an extraordinary range of architectural approaches to underground construction but also a host of different cultural meanings. Underground places can evoke fear or hope; they can serve as sites of memory, places of work, or the hidden headquarters of resistance movements. They are places that can tell a city’s oldest stories or foresee its most distant futures. They are places—ultimately—of both incredible depth and breadth, crucial to all of us topside who work as urban planners, geographers, architects, engineers, or any of us who take subway trains or enjoy fresh water from a faucet. Indeed, as the authors demonstrate, the constant flux within urban undergrounds—the nonstop circulation of people, substances, and energy—serves all city dwellers in myriad ways, not just with the logistics of day-to-day life but as a crucial part of a city’s mythology.


Author: David Hendy
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847659446
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Music

Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. In the first narrative history of the subject which puts humans at its centre, and following the author's major BBC Radio 4 series Noise, acclaimed historian David Hendy describes the history of noise - which is also the history of listening. As he puts it: 'By thinking about sound and listening, I want to get closer to what it felt like to live in the past.' This unusual book reveals fascinating changes in how we have understood our fellow human beings and the world around us. For although we might see ourselves inhabiting a visual world, our lives are shaped by our need to hear and be heard.

Who Made the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Colin Russell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781499091052
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Scottish Enlightenment is often portrayed as elitist and Edinburgh based with no universally agreed beginning or end. Additionally, the Philosophers and scholars (the great Scottish Enlightenment figures) sometimes obscure significant contributions from other disciplines so that the achievements of a wider conception of the Scottish Enlightenment are not universally known. Sir Walter Scott also recognised that his nation ‘the peculiar features of whose manners and character are daily melting and dissolving into that of her sister and ally’ had an identity crisis. Both issues are addressed in this enquiry which seeks to highlight the scale and breadth of the Scottish Enlightenment whilst posing the question as to how Scottish identity can be preserved.

Time Out Edinburgh and the Best of Glasgow

Publisher: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1904978665
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Travel

Completely revised and updated, this fifth edition of Time Out Edinburgh features knowledgeable local writers guiding readers from Old Town’s cobbled alleys and New Town’s chic bars to the tranquil beaches of Gullane. An expanded section covers Edinburgh’s many festivals; afternoon, weekend, weekly, and longer itineraries; eateries from five-star to funky; accommodations from bourgeois to bohemian; an architectural guide to the city; the pleasures of Glasgow; and more.

The Emperor s New Kilt

Author: Jan-Andrew Henderson
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN: UVA:X006101192
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Did you know that most tartans date only from 1822? Or that the kilt was invented by a factory manager? Know that a Scot landed in America almost a century before Columbus? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Watt patented the light bulb? Probably not. Because Scotland has two secret histories. The image of the Scots as whisky-drinking, tartan-sporting, tight-fisted kilt wearers is famous throughout the world. That image is manufactured. Yet Scotland's reputation for producing inventors, thinkers and explorers - people who have changed the course of world history - is nowhere as prevalent. The scale of Scottish influence has been totally under-estimated.


Author: Brian Bell
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers
ISBN: UVA:X004501732
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Travel

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children

Schwarz Indien

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736833753
Release Date: 2017-06-07
Genre: Fiction

"Die Stadt unter der Erde" ist ein Roman des französischen Autors Jules Verne. Der Roman wurde erstmals 1877 unter dem französischen Titel "Les Indes Noires" von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1878 unter dem Titel "Schwarz-Indien".

Die Seelen der Toten

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641113933
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Fiction

Ein Fehler von Detective Inspector Rebus führt zur Vorverurteilung eines Kindermörders in der Presse – eine heikle Situation für die Edinburgher Polizei. Doch das ist nicht das einzige Problem das Rebus beschäftigt. Der Tod eines Freundes und das Schicksal seiner gelähmten Tochter quälen ihn. Zu allem Überfluss muss er auch noch den frisch entlassenen Serienkiller Cary Oakes überwachen, damit er nicht auch ein Opfer der Öffentlichkeit wird. Cary Oakes nutzt die Gelegenheit für ein so perfides wie makaberes Versteckspiel mit dem Inspector ...

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015046794437
Release Date: 2000
Genre: American literature


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736861022
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Fiction

Das Werk "Catriona oder Die Abenteuer David Balfours daheim und in der Fremde" (engl. "Catriona") ist ein historischer Abenteuerroman des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson, der – im September 1892 auf Upolu (Samoa) vollendet – vom Oktober 1892 bis zum September 1893 in der Londoner literarischen Monatszeitschrift "Atalanta" vorabgedruckt wurde. Ebenfalls 1893 brachten Cassell in London und Scribners Söhne in New York das Werk heraus. Die deutsche Übersetzung von Marguerite Thesing erschien 1926 bei Buchenau & Reichert in Hamburg. Eine von Stevensons Quellen soll die umfängliche Historie "Lion in Mourning" ("Der Löwe in Trauer"), verfasst von dem schottischen Bischof Robert Forbes (1708–1775), gewesen sein.


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026880011
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Fiction

Dieses eBook: "Bleakhaus" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Esther Summerson wächst als Kind bei Miss Barbery auf, ohne zu wissen, dass diese ihre Tante ist oder wer ihre Eltern sind; sie erfährt nur, dass ihre Mutter große Schande über sich gebracht habe. Nach dem Tod ihrer Tante wird Esther von John Jarndyce aufgenommen, einem reichen und wohltätigen Mitglied der Oberschicht, der einer der Beteiligten an dem erwähnten Erbschaftsstreit Jarndyce gegen Jarndyce ist. Sie arbeitet dort als Haushälterin von Bleak House sowie als Gesellschafterin von Ada Clare und deren entfernten Cousin Richard Carstone, zwei weiteren Beteiligten im Rechtsstreit um das Erbe im Jarndyce-Fall, die John Jarndyce als Vormund in Bleak House aufnimmt. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller.

Die Ersten Menschen Im Mond

Author: H. G. Wells
ISBN: 1543037119
Release Date: 2017-02-10

"Die ersten Menschen auf dem Mond" ist ein Roman des britischen Schriftstellers Herbert George Wells. Das Buch wurde zum ersten Mal 1901 unter dem Titel "The First Men in the Moon" veroffentlicht. Im Bruns Verlag/Minden erfolgt im Jahr 1905 die Deutsche Erstveroffentlichung unter dem Titel "Die ersten Menschen im Mond."