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Country Christmas

By Barbara Randolph

New York: Friedman Group, 1992 120 bright and colourful pages packed with ideas, recipes and Christmas crafts. Wonderful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions for hand-made decorations and gifts.


The Footpaths of Britain - a Guide to Walking in England, Scotland and Wales

By Michael Marriot Foreword By John Hillaby

U K: Queen Anne Press, 1981 A very good copy of this book. 176 bright clean pages. Beautiful illustrations to each page. Maps and routes. The jacket has light edgewear and a mended closed tear to the bottom of the spine.


Books and Journals Catalogue

U. K.: Nature Conservancy Council, 1989 A very good copy of this stapled book. No creases. 18 bright, clean pages.


Brave New Wilderness - Wildlife in Britain Since the Industrial Revolution

By Gavin Weightman

London: Weidenfield and Nicholson An excellent copy of this book151 bright clean pages including index. Wonderful photographs throughout. - A great deal of research has gone into the production of this book. The text is in depth and is complimented by fabulous colour photographs.Suitable for ecology students or the general wildlife lover.


The Highlands and Islands

By F. Fraser Darling and J. Morton Boyd

U K: Collins, 1972 A very good copy of this book which has been carefully read. Very light reading crease to the spine, the covers are uncreased. -- a book packed with information, using an ecological approach. Nothing is observed in isolation, and this makes this book a first class travel book. Complete with black and white photographs, showing the animal life (stags, deer, eagles, plus many more) and the beautiful countryside.405 tight pages, browning lightly to the edges.


A Day in the Country

By John Gooders

London: Andre Deutsch, 1979 An attractive hardback with a good, clean, intact cover (copy available on request by e-mail). The guide is prefaced by general information on the various categories - national nature reserves, national parks, etc ; and for each site mentioned there are full details of how to reach it, and where to go when you get there, as well as details of the birds, animals and flowers, you may expect to see. There is also complete information on routes, permits, access, etc, and where necessary the text is supplemented by sketch maps. The places covered range from the vast Lakeland National Park, to the tiny Rex Graham Nature Reserve, which is only open one afternoon a year. They include nature reserves, national parks, botanic gardens, zooz and safari parks, footpaths long and short, bird and waterfowl gardens, and a personal selection of walks in every area of the country.


The Farmer

By L. F. Hobley

London: Allman & Son, 1972 No dj. Some bumping to either end of spine and to the corners. Previous owner's name neatly inscribed to top left hand corner of opening page. 96 pages including an index, black and white photographs and line drawings interspersed amongst the text. In this book, L. F. Hobley tells the absorbing story of farming in Britain from the arrival of Neolithic Man in about 3000 B.C. right up to the present day (1972) with its large-scale methods of growing crops and scientific rearing of animals. In talking about the great improvements which each century brought and the changes in our countryside as more and more land was needed for cultivation, the author also tries to describe what the life of a farner was, and is, really like: its hardships, struggles and often monotonous day-to-day activities.


Shades of Green - Myth and Muddle in the Countryside

By David Sinclair

London: Paladin, 1991 A good clean copy of this book that asks " Ïs rural development always a bad thing, and rural conservation always a good thing ? " David Sinclair argues that all too often, rural Britain is seen as something that it is not , and is a world dreampt up by city dwellers. We may be in great danger of turning our countyside into a museum of the past - a historical theme park - unless we work yo understand the countrysides real needs , region by region. This book is a must for anyone with any interest in the countryside. The book is in good condition, boyh internally and to the cover. there is a very minor crease to the top corner, and some slight edge wear. two minor places of wear to front cover (label removed ) The book contains several pages of black/white photos of farms, tractors and countyside persuits.


English Byways

By Paul Beard

London: Thomas Nelson, 1936 This wonderful walking /touring guide book covers southern England from Land's End to the Wash. It follows the scenery of each county , practically mile by mile, as seen by those in search of its beauties. Avoiding the main routes, it travels along the byways searching out undiscovered parts of this beautiful area. Illustrated with bllack/white photographs. The book is in very good condition, although the pages are browning due to age. The cover is in one piece, but has some tears to top and bottom edge and to the folded edges. one diagonal folded crease ( now smooth ) across the front. The book is now covered in bookbinders clear film, and looks well for a book of its age.The cover shows a rural scene.


A Visitor's Guide to Woodland Trust Woods

U K: The Woodland Trust, 1995 An excellent copy of this book. This is a ring binder file , divided into 7 areas -- The North East , The North West , The Midlands The South East , The South West , Scotland and Wales. Each section begins with an area map , showing where each of the woods are situated , and follow with an in-depth description of each wood to include its history , wildlife/flora , management , acquisition , special features , location , access , and public transport. There are many woods to each section. Complete with a directory of Woodland Trust Properties. Approx over 250 very clean pages . The binding is in white and grey laminated plastic , with a ' nature park ' design. made up of the symbols used on countryside maps. An excellent book for any nature lover or conservationalist with a love for our ancient woodlands. To concur with the nature of The Trust , the book has been made using re-cycled paper. -- A heavy book - priced to include any extra postage on top of the usual.(UK only) Outside the UK , there may be a small extra postage charge.