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.
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The Jurassic Coast

An Aerial Journey Through Time

Author: Robert Westwood,Peter Sills

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781907701023

Category: Geology

Page: 125

View: 6640

Posted in Geology

Professor P and the Jurassic Coast

Author: Peter James Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954615109

Category: Children's stories

Page: 248

View: 7997

Posted in Children's stories

The South West Coast Path

From Minehead to South Haven Point

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8955

The South West Coast Path National Trail (SWCP) measures a staggering 630 miles (1015km) from Minehead on the Somerset coast right round Devon and Cornwall to Poole in Dorset. The guidebook divides the route into 45 stages of between 12.5- 37.5km beginning and ending where amenities are available. No other stretch of coastline compares for scenic splendour, historical sites and availability of refreshments, accommodation and public transport, making it easy to split the South West Coast Path into week or weekend-long sections. Written by prolific outdoor writer Paddy Dillon, this guidebook is packed with lots of information for planning your walk, including clear step-by-step route descriptions and OS map extracts, public transport links, accommodation and facilities along the way. Also described is the 17-mile South Dorset Ridgeway, from West Bexington to Osmington Mills, which can be used as a scenic way to shave 42 miles off the total distance. This epic route takes in Exmoor National Park, five Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, besides various nature reserves and SSSIs.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Niche Tourism

Contemporary Issues, Trends and Cases

Author: Marina Novelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 075066133X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 998

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

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: 7737

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: 6080

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

Age of the Dinosaur

Author: Steve Parker,Natural History Museum London

Publisher: Natural History Museum

ISBN: 9780565093297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3216

Explores dinosaurs and the world in which they lived, examining the different types of dinosaurs, what they ate, their physical characteristics, and how scientists learned about their size and behaviors.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

How Long is the Coast of Britain?

Author: Benoît B. Mandelbrot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874424474

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9202

Posted in Fiction


The Complete Guide

Author: Jo Draper

Publisher: Dovecote Press

ISBN: 9780946159406

Category: Dorset

Page: 224

View: 1628

Posted in Dorset

The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

Author: Peter Howard,Ian Thompson,Emma Waterton,Mick Atha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136220607

Category: Science

Page: 494

View: 8659

Landscape is a vital, synergistic concept which opens up ways of thinking about many of the problems which beset our contemporary world, such as climate change, social alienation, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of heritage. As a concept, landscape does not respect disciplinary boundaries. Indeed, many academic disciplines have found the concept so important, it has been used as a qualifier that delineates whole sub-disciplines: landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape archaeology, and so forth. In other cases, landscape studies progress under a broader banner, such as heritage studies or cultural geography. Yet it does not always mean the same thing in all of these contexts. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies offers the first comprehensive attempt to explore research directions into the many uses and meanings of ‘landscape’. The Companion contains thirty-nine original contributions from leading scholars within the field, which have been divided into four parts: Experiencing Landscape; Landscape Culture and Heritage; Landscape, Society and Justice; and Design and Planning for Landscape. Topics covered range from phenomenological approaches to landscape, to the consideration of landscape as a repository of human culture; from ideas of identity and belonging, to issues of power and hegemony; and from discussions of participatory planning and design to the call for new imaginaries in a time of global and environmental crisis. Each contribution explores the future development of different conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as recent empirical contributions to knowledge and understanding. Collectively, they encourage dialogue across disciplinary barriers and reflection upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape. This Companion provides up-to-date critical reviews of state of the art perspectives across this multifaceted field, embracing disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, geography, landscape planning, landscape architecture, countryside management, forestry, heritage studies, ecology, and fine art. It serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike, engaging in the field of landscape studies.
Posted in Science

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: 461

Posted in Coasts

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: 1544

"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
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Dorset (Slow Travel)

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841628670

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 8722

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
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BBC Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Zoology

Page: N.A

View: 5197

Posted in Zoology

Proceedings - Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Author: D. A. White,Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780900341182

Category: Archaeology

Page: 144

View: 2290

List of members in each volume.
Posted in Archaeology

Discover Dorset Fossils

Author: Richard Edmonds

Publisher: Dovecote Press

ISBN: 9781874336655

Category: Fossils

Page: 80

View: 6006

Posted in Fossils

South West Coast Path: Falmouth to Exmouth

National Trail Guide

Author: Roland Tarr

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781315798

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 9701

The South West Coast Path follows Britainâ??s stunning coastline for 630 miles around the southern tip of Britain. This volume covers the 172 miles of the National Trail along the south Cornwall and Devon coast from Falmouth to the mouth of the Exe. It takes in some of Britainâ??s most popular beaches and resorts, as well as arresting clifftop scenery, romantic coves and the spectacular â??drownedâ?? estuaries of the Fal, the Yealm and the Dart. Whether you want golden sands, the steep streets of picturesque fishing villages, or a sight of the rare cirl bunting, this book is all you need as your guide to this wonderful walk. This new edition has been fully revised and updated for 2015 and completely resdesigned to feature many more colour photographs and much added information on the history, wildlife and cultural asociations of the landscape this stretch of the Trail traverses. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Walk Unlimited, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails.
Posted in Travel