Sports & Recreation

Silver Shoals

Silver Shoals

Author: Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473545120

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 294

‘A wonderful and important book, that from its first pages draws the reader along on a fascinating, gripping, often funny journey.’ Robert Macfarlane, bestselling author of Underland. An idiosyncratic history of our island story told through five iconic fish On these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country’s history: we depend on them – for food, for livelihood and for fun – and now their fate depends on us in a relationship which has become more complex, passionate and precarious in the sophisticated 21st Century. In Silver Shoals Charles Rangeley-Wilson travels north, south, east and west through the British Isles tracing the histories, living and past, of our most iconic fish – cod, carp, eels, salmon and herring – and of the fishermen who catch them and care for them. In the company of trawlermen, longshoremen, conservationists and anglers Charles goes to sea in a trawler, whiles away hot afternoons setting eel nets, tries to bag his first elusive carp and drifts for herring on Guy Fawkes night as fireworks starburst the sky. Underscoring this journey is a fascinating historical exploration of these creatures that have shaped our island story. We learn how abundant and valued these fish were centuries before our current crisis of over-fishing: we learn how eels built our monasteries, how cod sank the Spanish Armada, how fish and chips helped us through two World Wars. Of course there is a deeper environmental dimension to the story, but Charles' optimistic perspective is this: no one is more invested in fish than the fishermen whose lives depend on them. If we can find a way to harness that passion then the future of fish and fishermen in Britain could be as extraordinary as its past.
Travel

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

Author: Annalisa Rellie

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622680

Category: Travel

Page: 198

View: 759

Comprised of 200 miles of fine white sand beaches bordering turquoise seas, the 40 islands of the Turks and Caicos (TCI) - historically seen as an appendage of the Bahamas - form a unique Caribbean archipelago.With a pleasant climate all year round, TCI is one of the world's top destinations for diving and snorkelling. With coral reef reaching depths of more than 7,000ft, TCI is world-renowned for its wall diving. Turks and Caicos Islands also reveals the islands' lesser-known terrestrial attractions. Soak up Bermudian architecture in the historical old capital, Cockburn Town; visit one of the best museums in the Caribbean, inspired by the oldest shipwreck in the Americas at Molasses Reef; or simply unwind on one of the country's idyllic beaches.
History

Bloody British History: Suffolk

Bloody British History: Suffolk

Author: Robert Leader

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750962780

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 736

Death, Danes and disaster in Dark Age Ipswich! The castles are burning! Attacks, rebellions, battles and wars in ancient Suffolk! Queen of Blood and Fire! The dark days of Bloody Mary revealed! Sea of blood! Smugglers, sea battles, U-Boats and invasions along the Suffolk coast! The Zeppelins are coming! Bombs and bodies in the First World War! Suffolk has one of the most amazing histories of any British county. Betrayals, conspiracies and invasions have left their mark on this eastern frontier. Discover how vicious power struggles between the Danes and the Vikings shaped the history of not just the county, but the United Kingdom as a whole. Read of the troublesome Bigod dynasty, the Suffolk city under the sea and the strange story of the thousands of burnt corpses that washed up on the county’s beaches during the Second World War. Discover the dark truth inside!
Science

Eye of the Shoal

Eye of the Shoal

Author: Helen Scales

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472936837

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 460

'Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious.' Science 'Delightful' New Scientist Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish. There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat or inflatable balloons; they can shout with colours or hide in plain sight, cheat and dance, remember and say sorry; some rarely budge while others travel the globe restlessly. And yet the mesmerising and complex lives of fish remain largely underrated and unseen, living hidden beneath the waterline, out of sight and out of mind. Helen Scales is our guide on an underwater journey, as we fathom the depths and watch these animals going about the glorious business of being fish. As well as the fish, we meet devoted fishwatchers past and present, from voodoo zombie potion hunters and scientists who taught fish how to walk to nonagenarian explorers of the deep sea. Woven throughout are vignettes of Helen's own aquatic explorations, from eerie nighttime dives with glowing fish and up-close encounters with giant manta rays, to floating in the middle of a swirling shoal being watched by thousands of inquisitive eyes. As well as being a rich and entertaining read, this book will inspire readers to think again about these animals and the seas they inhabit, and to go out and appreciate the wonders of fish, whether through the glass walls of an aquarium or, better still, by gazing into the fishes' wild world and swimming through it. 'Engaging and informative' The Economist
Historic buildings

The National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C022382342

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 852

View: 496

Southern States

Our Time in History, this Wood Family

Our Time in History, this Wood Family

Author: James Suddath Paget (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89077062339

Category: Southern States

Page: 1724

View: 853

William Wood was born in about 1700-1710 in Virginia. He married in about 1731 and had five known children. He died after 1770 in Granville County, North Carolina. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Texas.
Postal service

United States Official Postal Guide

United States Official Postal Guide

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89091894964

Category: Postal service

Page:

View: 913

United States Official Postal Guide

United States Official Postal Guide

Author: United States. Post Office Department

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN4KDK

Category:

Page: 328

View: 743

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks Islands Landfall

Turks Islands Landfall

Author: H. E. Sadler

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018209461

Category: Turks and Caicos Islands

Page:

View: 278

Travel

Explorer's Guide Southern California: Includes Extensive Coverage of Yosemite & The Disneyland Resort

Explorer's Guide Southern California: Includes Extensive Coverage of Yosemite & The Disneyland Resort

Author: Debbie K. Hardin

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581579420

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 148

This Explorer's Guide focuses on the wide range of activities and vast culture of Southern California. Explore this vacation-lover’s wonderland of outdoor activities like golf, surfing, kayaking, and hiking and top-10 lists for destinations throughout the area. In addition to Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and the Inland Empire, coverage includes wild spaces like Joshua Tree, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia, and King’s Canyon. With extensive coverage of Disneyland and an exhaustive list of the best beaches.

Pritchett's from VA and Roane Co. TN/MO

Pritchett's from VA and Roane Co. TN/MO

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066433004

Category:

Page: 560

View: 998

The Queen's Maries ... New Edition

The Queen's Maries ... New Edition

Author: George John Whyte MELVILLE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017520559

Category:

Page: 380

View: 158