By D. W. Gilchrist Shirlaw
Read or Download An Agricultural Geography of Great Britain. The Commonwealth and International Library: Geography Division PDF
Best geography books
"A witty, attractive narrative kind. .. .[Robb's] technique is especially engrossing. "—New York instances booklet assessment, front-page review
A narrative of exploration—full of wierd landscapes or even stranger inhabitants—that explains the iconic fascination of France. whereas Gustave Eiffel used to be altering the skyline of Paris, huge elements of France have been nonetheless terra incognita. Even within the age of railways and newspapers, France used to be a land of historic tribal divisions, prehistoric communique networks, and pre-Christian ideals. French itself was once a minority language.
Graham Robb describes that unknown international in arresting narrative aspect. He recounts the epic trips of mapmakers, scientists, infantrymen, directors, and intrepid travelers, of itinerant employees, pilgrims, and herdsmen with their thousands of migratory household animals. We find out how France used to be explored, charted, and colonized, and the way the imperial impression of Paris was once steadily prolonged all through a state of remoted cities and villages.
The Discovery of France explains how the trendy state got here to be and the way poorly understood that state nonetheless is this present day. Above all, it exhibits how a lot of France—past and present—remains to be came upon. a brand new York instances extraordinary publication, Publishers Weekly most sensible ebook, Slate most sensible publication, and Booklist Editor's selection. sixteen pages of illustrations
Throughout North the United States in 2007-2009, groups will rejoice the David Thompson Bicentennials. For 34 years the good explorer, surveyor, and fur dealer travelled around the continent, discovering and mapping the routes among the St. Lawrence and the Pacific. Trusting the celebrities and his sextant, he surveyed a continental region so colossal it is still a mapping success unrivaled in human heritage.
With assignments according to geography or a student's ethnic and cultural history as staples in lots of center colleges at the present time, U В·X В·L provides a brand new source dedicated to actual geography. Designed particularly for college kids in grades 5-12, this 5-vol. Set comprises details on actual homes and features of approximately 2 hundred nations.
The tough consultant to Montenegro is the definitive commute advisor to this rising Mediterranean vacation spot with transparent maps and distinct assurance of all Montenegro’s top sights. detect Montenegro’s breath-taking highlights with beautiful images and designated assurance of what to determine and do in Montenegro from the mountainous Durmitor sector to the light seashores of the Budva Riviera, transparent waters of the Skardar Lake and Montenegro’s excellent Adriatic sea coast.
- Top 10 Madeira (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)
- Selling Destinations: Geography for the Travel Professional, 5th Edition
- Participatory Mapping: New Data, New Cartography
- Frommer's Portable Bahamas (2005) (Frommer's Portable)
Additional info for An Agricultural Geography of Great Britain. The Commonwealth and International Library: Geography Division
T h e profitability of this system of farming will largely depend on the relative importance of livestock and of cash crops.
Hill cattle will usually belong to one of the following breeds : Galloway, Highland, and Welsh Black. They may be kept pure or they may be crossed with either the Shorthorn or with the Hereford. T h e system of management is generally to mate the cow in June or July so that she will calve in March or April. During the winter the cows will receive supplementary feed and many of them are wintered indoors in yards or in byres. T h e calves are born outdoors and run with their dams throughout the summer.
B) Cast ewes. These are sold at five or six years old for crossing at lower levels with the Border Leicester ram and the production of cross-bred ewe lambs. 31 32 The Farming Systems of Great Britain (c) Wool. T h e clip of a hill ewe is usually 1 -8-2-3 kilos. On a flock of400 ewes this will net about £300 and makes a major contribution to the gross output. (d) Ewe (female breeding) lambs. Generally the lambing percentage of a hill flock will be about 80 per cent. T h u s for every 100 ewes about 40 ewe lambs per year will be born.