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A Sailor In The Sahara: The Life And Travels In Africa Of Hugh Clapperton, Commander RN
- Hardback - I. B. Tauris
Jamie Bruce Lockhart has retraced the footsteps of explorer Hugh Clapperton's footsteps and takes the reader through forest, desert and extremes of climate. In this biography the reader witnesses Clapperton's adventures, hopes, fears, misfortunes and his ultimately lonely fate.
A History Of The Native Woodlands Of Scotland, 1500-1920
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
A history of Scottish woodlands, this illustrated volume explores the changing relationship between trees and people from the time of Scotland's first settlement, focusing on the period 1500 to 1920.
Shackleton's Boat Journey
- Paperback - Birlinn
Frank A. Worsley was the Captain of the H.M.S. Endurance, the ship used by the legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton in his 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic. This book tells the story of the ill-fated expedition.
- Paperback - Leckie & Leckie
Delivering targeted guidance, examples and skill-building exercises which help prepare students for the Higher exam, this text unlocks the secrets of assessment allowing students to hone key skills.
Caledonia's Last Stand: In Search Of The Lost Scots Of Darien
- Paperback - Luath
In 1698, a fleet landed on the isthmus of Darien to create a colony and launch a new Scottish trading empire. Eighteen months later, the colony had seen the loss of ten ships and cost the lives of over 2,000 people. Nat Edwards explores the real story behind the disastrous attempt at building a Scottish empire.
Applications Of 3D Measurement From Images
- Hbk. + CD - Whittles
This text reveals, through a series of case studies, how modern digital photogrammetry is capable of providing dense and accurate spatial data to solve a wide range of contemporary measurement problems, and at a diverse range of scales.
Hugh Miller: Stonemason, Geologist, Writer
- Paperback - NMS
Hugh Miller was born in 1802 in Cromarty, Ross-shire. He started his working life as a stonemason's apprentice, he later became a social commentator and crusader. With the benefit of research for the 2002 conferences, this biography looks at the self-educated man, a figure of renown in the 19th century.
The Nation Survey'd: Essays On Late Sixteenth-Century Scotland As Depicted By Timothy Pont
- Paperback - John Donald
Around 1583 Timothy Pont undertook the task of mapping Scotland. Many of his documents were destroyed in a fire, but at least 77 have survived. This collection provides an insight into the landscape and architecture of 16th-century Scotland.
No More Beyond: The Life Of Hubert Wilkins
- Hardback - Birlinn
Hubert Wilkins is one of the unsung heroes of history. A war hero, photographer, reporter, prolific writer, spy, scientist, naturalist, ornithologist & aviator, South Australian-born Wilkins was the most remarkable explorer of the 20th century. This biography details his exploits.
The Making Of The Scottish Countryside
- Hardback - John Donald
Making use of the extensive plans holdings of the National Archives of Scotland to illustrate the great change on the face of the country, this selection from the 100,000 plans shows the value of these sources for many aspects of Scotland's past and to display snapshots of the landscape through three centuries of change.