The Jurassic Coast

Britain's Heritage Coast

Author: Paul Harris

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619229

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Jurassic Coast, stretching from Exmouth to Studland on the South Coast, is England s first natural World Heritage Site, putting it on a par with such famous features as the Grand Canyon. This 95-mile stretch of coastline exposes 185 million years of geological history covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This heritage makes for extremely varied scenery, from the red cliffs of East Devon through the stone landscapes of Portland and Purbeck to the gleaming chalk stacks near Studland. Human history and culture are also well represented. There are prehistoric tumuli, castles and fortifications, Regency and Victorian resorts, Britain's only onshore oil well, strange follies and literary landscapes, each with their own fascinating story to tell. Authors including Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, John Fowles and Ian McEwan have found inspiration for their works along this coastline and the area is rich in folklore too; tales of smugglers, ghosts, mermaids and sea monsters abound. This unique selection of images, accompanied by an insightful commentary, is the perfect companion for anyone who is keen to discover more about this uniquely beautiful stretch of coastline.
Posted in History

Walking the Jurassic Coast

Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5416

The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the Jurassic coast, between Exeter and Bournemouth. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Geology of the Jurassic Coast

Author: Paul Ensom

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781907701009

Category: Geology

Page: 128

View: 1778

Geology of the Jurassic Coast: The Isle of Purbeck is an entirely new, visually stunning, and informative reference guide to the geology of the Purbeck section of the Jurassic Coast, viewed from both on land, and from the sea.
Posted in Geology

The Jurassic Coast

An Aerial Journey Through Time

Author: Robert Westwood,Peter Sills

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781907701023

Category: Geology

Page: 125

View: 3329

Posted in Geology

How Long is the Coast of Britain?

Author: Benoît B. Mandelbrot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874424474

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8831

Posted in Fiction

Niche Tourism

Contemporary Issues, Trends and Cases

Author: Marina Novelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 075066133X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 7755

Niche Tourism examines one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism sector. This book provides an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as a whole looking at both the 'macro' and 'micro' niche area. It has a comprehensive theoretical framework, and discusses initiatives, policies and strategies adopted internationally. With an emphasis on linking theory to practice, it is underpinned by up-to-date international case studies from around the world. Divided into 3 parts, it covers a variety of aspects under the headings of special interest tourism, tradition and culture base tourism and activity-based tourism. * The only book to provide an integrated picture of speciality/niche tourism as a whole * Examines one of the fastest growing areas of the tourism sector * Looks at a vast array of aspects of tourism from dark tourism, looking at 'ground zero' in the US, gastronomic tourism in the Yarra Valley Australia, to tribal tourism in Africa.
Posted in Business & Economics

Britain & Ireland

A Visual Tour of the Enchanted Isles

Author: Robin Currie

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206276

Category: Travel

Page: 351

View: 8253

Colorful illustrations and maps accompany stories of Great Britain and Ireland, covering topics from landscapes to literature and rock bands to the mystique of the royal family.
Posted in Travel

The Future of Heritage as Climates Change

Loss, Adaptation and Creativity

Author: David Harvey,Jim Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317530128

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 8106

Climate change is a critical issue for heritage studies. Sites, objects and ways of life all are coming under threat, requiring alternative management, or requiring specific climate change adaptation. Heritage is key to interpreting the societal significance of climate change; notions (and images) of the past are crucial to our understanding of the present, and are used to prompt actions that help society define and achieve a specific and desired future. Relatively little attention has been paid to the critical intersections between heritage and climate change. The Future of Heritage as Climates Change frames the intellectual context within which heritage and climate change can be examined, presenting cases and sub-fields in which the heritage-climate change nexus is being examined and provides synthetic analyses through five overarching themes: The heritage of change among coastal communities: liminality and the politics of engagement Dwelling materials: processes and possibilities; Environmental heritage: meanings of the past – prospects for the future; Blurring the boundaries of nature and culture: the politics of anticipation; Climate change and heritage practice: adaptation and resilience. The Future of Heritage as Climates Change provides scholars, managers, policy makers and students with a much needed examination of heritage and climate change to help make critical decisions in the next several decades.
Posted in Social Science

Professor P and the Jurassic Coast

Author: Peter James Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954615109

Category: Children's stories

Page: 248

View: 3687

Posted in Children's stories

Geology of the Jurassic Coast

The Red Coast Revealed : Exmouth to Lyme Regis

Author: Richard Anthony Edwards

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9780954484545

Category: Coasts

Page: 128

View: 3695

Posted in Coasts

Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

Author: V. J. May,J. D. Hansom

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coasts

Page: 737

View: 6001

Highlights both the conservation value of the coastal geomorphology sites of Great Britain and the important role these sites play in the development of the science of geomorphology. Each chapter in this work includes descriptions of the landforms and gives interpretation of dynamics of the geomorphological systems operating within the sites.
Posted in Coasts

Interpreting Our Heritage

Author: Freeman Tilden

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807889091

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7938

Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefields, historic houses, and museums. By means of guided walks and talks, tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors experience these areas through a very special kind of communication technique known as "interpretation." For fifty years, Freeman Tilden's Interpreting Our Heritage has been an indispensable sourcebook for those who are responsible for developing and delivering interpretive programs. This expanded and revised anniversary edition includes not only Tilden's classic work but also an entirely new selection of accompanying photographs, five additional essays by Tilden on the art and craft of interpretation, a new foreword by former National Park Service director Russell Dickenson, and an introduction by R. Bruce Craig that puts Tilden's writings into perspective for present and future generations. Whether the challenge is to make a prehistoric site come to life; to explain the geological basis behind a particular rock formation; to touch the hearts and minds of visitors to battlefields, historic homes, and sites; or to teach a child about the wonders of the natural world, Tilden's book, with its explanation of the famed "six principles" of interpretation, provides a guiding hand. For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage--park volunteers and rangers, museum docents and educators, new and seasoned professional heritage interpreters, and those lovingly characterized by Tilden as "happy amateurs--Interpreting Our Heritage and Tilden's later interpretive writings, included in this edition, collectively provide the essential foundation for bringing into focus the truths that lie beyond what the eye sees.
Posted in Education

Unforgettable Walks

Best Walks With A View

Author: Julia Bradbury

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1784298832

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9078

A country girl at heart, Julia Bradbury's passion for walking and the great outdoors is a legacy from her dad and her childhood in rural Rutland and Sheffield where she went to school. She grew up exploring gently undulating hills and rugged green valleys. Now a mother of three, Julia once more pulls on her hiking boots and goes in search of Britain's Best Walks with a View for ITV. Join her as she sets out along eight of the UK's best-loved paths, showcasing Britain's beauty and opening our eyes to the sights and sounds, the flora and fauna and the stories, past and present, of the places and people she passes on the way. At once a practical guide and a love letter to the British countryside, Unforgettable Walks shows why our all-weather love affair with walking is still going strong. Julia's footsteps take her through the whole spectrum of Britain's diverse and beautiful landscapes, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset and the rich history of the South Downs to the breathtaking scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Funny, inspiring and packed with beguiling characters, join Julia as she criss-crosses the country in sun, wind and rain, in search of the perfect walk, the perfect view - and the perfect pub. The Walks Dorset: The Golden Cap Walk Cotswolds: The Cleeve Hill Walk Anglesey: The Snowdon View Walk Yorkshire Dales: The Malham Cove Walk Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley Walk Cumbria: The High Cup Nick Walk South Downs: The Birling Gap Walk Peak District: The Kinder Scout Walk
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Dorset (Slow Travel)

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841628670

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 8183

Dorset is quintessential rural England: rolling hills, thatched houses, narrow, winding lanes and stunning stately homes and gardens. The author takes you on a personal journey through the county introducing some of Dorset's best kept secrets and hidden delights
Posted in Travel

The Great Devonian Controversy

The Shaping of Scientific Knowledge Among Gentlemanly Specialists

Author: Martin J. S. Rudwick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226731022

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 2422

"Arguably the best work to date in the history of geology."—David R. Oldroyd, Science "After a superficial first glance, most readers of good will and broad knowledge might dismiss [this book] as being too much about too little. They would be making one of the biggest mistakes in their intellectual lives. . . . [It] could become one of our century's key documents in understanding science and its history."—Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books "Surely one of the most important studies in the history of science of recent years, and arguably the best work to date in the history of geology."—David R. Oldroyd, Science
Posted in Science

Discover Dorset Fossils

Author: Richard Edmonds

Publisher: Dovecote Press

ISBN: 9781874336655

Category: Fossils

Page: 80

View: 4158

Posted in Fossils

BBC Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Zoology

Page: N.A

View: 8491

Posted in Zoology

Rising Seas

Author: Martin Ince

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134044542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 1408

Recent and dramatic flooding in places as far apart as Bangladesh and North Wales are example of what could become commonplace if sea levels rise. Most scientists are predicting a rise of about one metre and this book, based on research carried out for the Commonwealth governments, describes in simple terms what in. likely to happen as a result and where the worst effects will be. Martin Ince, a well-known scientific journalist, deals with the accuracy of our knowledge and the possible errors in assessment. He considers the different kinds of damage that higher seas could cause, inundation, increased salination, coral damage, increased flood and surge damage and so on. Brief case studies are included covering the UK, the Maldives, North America, Bangladesh, Guyana, Kiribati, The Netherlands, Italy, Egypt and Australasia. The book ends with an examination of the scientific and technical developments which could make the problems easier to deal with and, above all, set. out the policies on which governments must agree. Originally published in 1990
Posted in Business & Economics