UK books and maps - General InterestHere is a list of books for UK that you may find useful.
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UK books: General Interest
World Wide Waterways : Autumn 1999
There is something for almost everyone, boat trips, wildlife, industrial archaeology... this is a valuable publication for anyone using the network whether by land or water and is strongly recommended.
Publication: Spiral-bound 128 pages (August 16, 1999)
Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by Alan Titchmarsh, British Isles: A Natural History is a fascinating journey through the natural history of Britain from its birth to the present day. Written in Alan s uniquely readable style, the book chronicles the different periods in Britain's evolution, exploring everything from the geology and geography to the flora and fauna that make up the diverse landscapes of the British Isles. It also includes a gazetteer section detailing where you can explore for yourself Britain's natural treasures. Beautifully illustrated with 180 colour photographs, it will appeal to natural history enthusiasts and everyone who cares about the country they live in. The book contains the latest research gathered in the making of this new landmark series from the BBC's NHU in Bristol. Alan Titchmarsh is a bestselling BBC author and has sold over a million copies of his books which include How To Be A Gardener 1 and 2 and Royal Gardeners.
Publication: October 1, 2004
Designed for children at Key Stages 2 and 3 (ages 7 to 14) this atlas includes sections on Physical Geography, Geology, Rainfall, Temperature and Communications. A special regional section provides statistical data and mapping, with UK and Europe facts and figures, and a full place and feature gazetteer.
Publication: June 1995
With the growing importance of international trade, more people from different nationalities are planning to live and work in Britain. This aims to provide a comprehensive guide to this endeavour, with numerous examples and case studies.
Publication: October 1, 2001
Bill Bryson is an unabashed Anglophile who, through a mistake of history, happened to be born and bred in Iowa. Righting that error, he spent 20 years in England before deciding to repatriate: "I had recently read that 3.7 million Americans according to a Gallup poll, believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me." That comic tone enlivens this account of Bryson's farewell walking tour of the countryside of "the green and kindly island that had for two decades been my home."
Publication: August 1996
Everything is not always what it seems behind the doors of the stately homes of Britain, and it's often the stories that the tour guide didn't tell you as you wandered in wonderment around the grand houses that are the most revealing and entertaining. In this witty and irreverent book the Seventh Earl of Bradford uncovers the stories that you won't hear from the guide. Full of first-hand true tales told to Lord Bradford by his fellow peers, butlers, maids, gardeners and chauffeurs, Stately Secrets captures in brilliant, hilarious colour the real life behind the scenes - from Page 3 girls in the four-poster bedroom to the Countess surprised in her bath!
Publication: April 15, 2004
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