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Union Terrace Gardens: The Battle For Denburn Valley
- Paperback - Black & White
In 'Union Terrace Gardens', Diane Morgan tells the story of the gardens from their early days right up to the present and details the inside story of the battle for the future of this green jewel in the heart of the Granite City.
Underwater Potholer: A Cave Diver's Memoirs
- Paperback - Whittles
Duncan's curiosity has got him into a lot of tight spots - quite literally! As a teenager, Duncan really wanted to be an astronaut but took to the exploration of inner space instead. Only a dozen men might have stood on the moon but Duncan has squeezed into many places that no-one has ever been before, and some places that no-one is ever likely to go again (probably for a very good reason). These memoirs recount the author's misadventures during his thirty-year involvement with caving and cave diving beginning with student antics in the caves of the Mendip Hills to a hair-raising escape from deep beneath an English stately home.
US Government And Politics
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This new edition has been revised and updated to reflect the changes in the area since the election of the new president. It explores whether the US political system lives up to its promise to provide freedom and equality of opportunity for all.
The Unicorn Foal
- Paperback - Young Corgi
Join Poppy on a camper van adventure that takes her to the enchanting campsite, Fairy Moon. Together with her new friend Jonny, Poppy has fun discovering all sorts of wonderful wildlife - and could she even have spotted a real unicorn? Before long Poppy's imagination runs wild and leads her into danger.
The Utopia Experiment
- Hardback - Picador
Imagine you have survived an apocalypse. Civilization as you knew it is no more. What will life be like and how will you cope? In 2006, Dylan Evans set out to answer these questions. He left his job in a high-tech robotics lab, moved to the Scottish Highlands and founded a community called The Utopia Experiment. There, together with an eclectic assortment of volunteers, he tried to live out a scenario of global collapse, free from modern technology and comforts. Within a year, Evans found himself detained in a psychiatric hospital, shattered and depressed, trying to figure out what had gone wrong. In 'The Utopia Experiment' he tells his own extraordinary story.
Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848-2011
- Paperback - AK Press
Anarchists are not just political thinkers, but also vibrant cultural actors who have contributed to every artistic medium available. With a philosophy usually so deeply at odds with their societies, anarchists have often felt alienated and lost in contradiction - and these powerful feelings have found a voice in artistic productions. Expertly skirting the tired, distracting debates about 'lifestyle' versus 'political' anarchism, Jesse Cohn examines the work of anarchist artists that have gained popular appeal over the past century.
Up Sauchie Doon Buckie: An Alang Argyle
- Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
This is a revised edition of the late Andrew Stuart's classic Glasgow city centre book about the city's three most famous streets. The sequence of images in the book takes the form of a route starting with the damage inflicted on Charing Cross by the M8 motorway then going along Sauchiehall Street, down Buchanan Street and along the length of Argyle Street as far as the Trongate and the bottom of High Street. All these are accompanied by the author's text which he honed with anecdotes tried and tested in his many talks around Glasgow. The text has been revised to take account of changes that have taken place since the book was originally published in the early 1990s.
Understanding Phobias: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
- Paperback - Geddes & Grosset
Anxiety and phobia is characterised by an overwhelming fear or dread of certain objects, animals, events or situations. It can restrict and inhibit everyday activities, and cause intense misery for the person with the phobia. This book explains phobias and helps you to understand and to get help with them.
The Ultimate Guide To The Munros: The Southern Highlands
- Paperback - Luath Press
'The Ultimate Guide to The Munros' is a guidebook with a difference. Rather than telling the reader which are the 'best' routes, it describes all practicable ascent routes up all the Munros, and rates them in terms of difficulty and quality (using comprehensive grading systems). This enables the reader to make his/her own choices from a range of route options.
The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds
- Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
An unexpected appeal for help from a collector who has been the victim of an art theft threatens to take Isabel Dalhousie far outside her comfort zone.