Exploring Woodland is a series of guides from The Woodland Trust that describe and illustrate beautiful woodland sites - both publicly owned and private - in different regions throughout the UK. Fully illustrated with site maps and photographs, these are the essential woodland guides for all tree lovers.
Author: Woodland Trust
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Category: England, North East
Draws together the available knowledge on the prehistoric and roman periods in North East Yorkshire and then constructs the most acceptable explanations for the human populations who adapted to and began to shape the landscape which we see today.
Author: D. A. Spratt,M. A. Atherden
Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric
Author: Samuel Robert Eyre,Edward John Palmer
Author: Raymond Harland Hayes
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
Inspired by studies of Carolingian Europe, Kingship, Society and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire argues that the social strategies of local kin-groups drove conversion to Christianity and church building in Yorkshire from 400-1066 AD. It challenges the emphasis that has been placed on the role and agency of Anglo-Saxon kings in conversion and church building, and moves forward the debate surrounding the 'minster hypothesis' through an inter-disciplinary case study. Members of Deiran kin-groups faced uncertainties that predisposed them to consider conversion as a social strategy, in their rule between 600 and 867. Their decision to convert produced a new social fraction - the 'ecclesiastical aristocracy' - with a distinctive but fragile identity. The 'ecclesiastical aristocracy' transformed kingship, established a network of religious communities, and engaged in the conversion of the laity. The social and political instabilities produced by conversion along with the fragility of ecclesiastical identity resulted in the expropriation and re-organization of many religious communities. Nevertheless, the Scandinavian and West Saxon kings and their nobles allied with wealthy and influential archbishops of York, and there is evidence for the survival, revival, or foundation of religious communities as well as the establishment of local churches.
Author: Thomas Pickles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.
Author: Alan Garner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks... He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him? The creators of Stick Man and A Gold Star For Zog stand and deliver this fabulous new story of a wickedly loveable villain who gets his just deserts.
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Author: Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.
Author: H. C. Darby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Rough Guide to Yorkshire was the first comprehensive guidebook to England's largest county. Detailed coverage of the ruggedly beautiful Dales and Moors, the magnificent North Sea coast and historic York rubs shoulders with penetrating insights into the multi-cultural cities of Leeds and Sheffield, the resurgent port of Hull, and the many industrial conurbations, market towns and rural villages in between. Take your pick of great stately homes to visit, of cathedrals and churches and monastic ruins, of steam railways and seaside resorts, of world-class historical and industrial museums, of hotels and places where you can consume good Yorkshire food and ale. Full-colour sections cover Yorkshire's varied landscape and world-famous writers and artists. Whether you're on holiday, on business, visiting family and friends or just passing through - even if you've lived in Yorkshire all your life - The Rough Guide to Yorkshire will ensure that you don't miss a thing. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Yorkshire.
Author: Jos Simon
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Guidebook to 40 walks, from 3 to 11 miles, exploring the Lune Valley and Howgill Fells, some of the most unspoilt countryside in north west England. Set mainly within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the AONBs of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale, the walking is hugely rewarding, near the centres of Sedbergh, Kendal and Lancaster.
40 Scenic Fell, River and Woodland Walks
Author: Dennis Kelsall,Jan Kelsall
Category: Sports & Recreation
From an author passionate about reconnecting both adults and children with nature, The Woodland Book aims to show anyone with an interest in nature and the great outdoors how to make the most of the unique environments provided by a canopy of trees. Packed with fascinating facts about woodlands including ancient rituals and the wildlife and flora that make it special. You'll learn how to identify different kinds of woodland, assess the age of a tree from a stump, recognise the birds that nest in the canopy by their song and meet other creatures such as bats, badgers and even the odd wild boar. Other activities include learning ancient woodland arts such as coppicing, searching for woodland fruits and building your own shelter and mythical 'green man'. Perfect for adults and children who enjoy climbing, investigating, den building, camping and generally having fun, this book will encourage readers to have fun with nature.
101 ways to play, investigate, watch wildlife and have adventures in the woods
Author: Tessa Wardley
Publisher: A&C Black
Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.
Author: Ben Law
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Category: House & Home
Author: Christopher Goddard
Of all the English landscapes, North Yorkshire's offers some of the finest examples of both natural and man-made scenery. Situated largely within the unique Moors & Dales National Park are sandy beaches, high cliffs and secluded bays; dramatic ravines, dappled woodland, and tumbling waterfalls; stately castles and mansions, and much more. From limestone pavements to ancient fishing ports, these photos capture a remarkable region. "This is the best book of photographs of Yorkshire that I have seen."--Yorkshire Gazette & Herald.
Author: Robin Whiteman,Rob Talbot
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson