Maps of the United Kingdom

Maps of the United Kingdom

Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you’ve never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of county maps. Travel through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and meet the incredible people born there, learn about its proud history, and discover ancient castles, modern feats of engineering and natural highlights while you revel in the nation’s curiosities, from the spectacular, to the quirky, to the downright strange! A fabulous introduction to Shakespeare’s Sceptre Isle, for readers young and old.

Map Of A Nation

A Biography of the Ordnance Survey

Map Of A Nation

Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.

Historian's Guide to Early British Maps

A Guide to the Location of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Historian's Guide to Early British Maps

The publication of this volume from the Royal Historical Society provides a comprehensive guide to the early maps of Great Britain and Ireland.

Rock Lighthouses of Britain

The End of an Era?

Rock Lighthouses of Britain

When waves higher than the vessels that sail upon them smash against the half-submerged rocks at the extremities our coastline, the whole ocean becomes a raging foam which continues to claim the lives of unwary navigators. Man's struggle to build a permanent and durable structure such as a lighthouse on these sites is a story that cannot fail to stir the emotions of anyone who enjoys tales of endeavour, ingenuity and dogged determination. In this second edition of his book, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's most famous lighthouses. Book jacket.

Mapping England

Mapping England

Mapping England brings to light the ways in which ideas about and around England have changed since the very first attempts at mapping the land. Charting the nation has helped to define what England is - and what it could be - developing and maintaining an identity distinct from the nations of Great Britain, whilst relating that identity to the British Isles as a whole. Through a series of compelling and revealing maps, Mapping England illustrates how the country has scrutinised itself and been scrutinised by others, all the while recording the ever-changing circumstances that have carved out the notion of England as we know it today. Organised thematically, Mapping England encompasses some of the most important documents in the history of charting the country. From maps designed to defend the realm, to those recording topographical and geological features to those assisting in transport across the country, Mapping England presents a number of creative and compelling interpretations of the country. Work from cartographers, military strategists, government officials and fine artists culminate in a complete look at where mapping England originated, and the ways it has evolved over the years in response to changing notions of nationhood, security and cultural identity. Author Simon Foxell unpicks the historical and political references alive in these fascinating maps, telling the story of how England has represented itself in graphic form across different moments in time and through different socio-political climates.

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

The tropical UK Territories have extensive coral reefs. Huge parts of these areas are exceptionally rich, productive and diverse. Their marine biodiversity exceeds that of the UK itself, and several are already, or are planned to be, strictly protected. Some of these areas serve as reference sites for many other countries with damaged reefs and they are oases of tropical marine biodiversity in a fast-degrading world. This book reviews all of the UK reefs, from those scarcely known to those where substantial research has already been performed. ​

The Boundary Commissions

Redrawing the UK's Map of Parliamentary Constituencies

The Boundary Commissions

The four Boundary Commissions, one each for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, were established in the mid-1940s and have now been responsible for creating five new maps of Parliamentary constituencies. Despite their importance in British political life, very little has been written about the Commissions and how they work, and much that has been written focuses on the short-term issues of the electoral impact of a new set of constituencies. This volume is a study of the Commissions, involving in-depth interviews with all major interest groups and individuals alongside scrutiny of all relevant documents and statistical analyses of the outcomes.

Nature

Nature