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The Oxford Companion to Scottish HistoryThe Oxford Companion to Scottish History The Oxford Companion to Scottish History interprets history broadly, including archaeology, architecture, culture, folk belief, climate, geology, and languages in its scope. Compiled by more than 170 contributors, it covers over 2000 years and extends from Galloway to Orkney and Shetland and from the Borders to the Western Isles. At more than half a million words and nearly 800 pages, it provides comprehensive coverage of Scotland's eventful history. Entries on figures such as Columba, Macbeth, William Wallace, and James Paraffin Young sit alongisde entries on sport and culture, on Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty, and on major historical issues such as clans, Clearances, and Covenanters. It also deals extensively with migration and with Scots abroad, from Canada to Russia to New Zealand. It is more than a historical dictionary or an encyclopedia, it analyses as well as describes. Multi-authored entries explore key themes such as kingship, national identity, women, urban and rural life, the economy, housing, living standards, and religious beliefs across the centuries in an authoritative but approachable way. Scottish Reference Books.

Whitakers Scottish AlmanackWhitaker's Scottish Almanack: Scotland in One Volume Designed for those living in, working in or visiting Scotland, "Whitaker's Scottish Almanack" is a comprehensive guide to the people, history, culture and institutions of Scotland. This edition contains thousands of facts and figures and fully explores who's who and what's what in Scotland today. Packed with explanations, statistics, commentaries and listings, the book is a unique reference tool for the home, workplace and classroom. Areas of coverage include: Scottish parliament, media and the arts, geography and the environment, education, transport and industry, religion and heritage. Scottish Reference Books.

Collins Encyclopaedia of ScotlandThe Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland Completely revised and updated, a new edition of the definitive reference book on all things Scottish. Since its first publication in 1994, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has established itself as the unrivalled reference book on the subject. Containing over a million words and five thousand entries, it covers every aspect of Scotland's past, her people, arts, industries, environment and continuing traditions. For this new, completely updated and revised edition, the editors have included over a thousand additions to existing entries and over a hundred completely new entries, from Billy Bremner to Dolly the Sheep, from John Smith to the new Scottish Parliament. Matching accessibility with scholarship, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has become the standard source for Scottish nationals, for Scots worldwide, and for anyone with an interest in Scotland.

Scottish BirdsCollins Scottish Birds A reissue of the bestselling guide to over 180 species of birds to be found throughout Scotland. An ideal pocket guide to over 180 species of bird found throughout Scotland. Each species is illustrated in full colour with a comprehensive description, plus the bird's English, Latin and, new this edition, Gaelic names. For ease of use the birds are grouped together by the type of habitat in which they can be found, including gardens, farmland, woodland, freshwater, heath and hills, and coasts. A places to visit section details over 70 of the best sites for bird-watching, complete with directions to them and what to expect to see when you get there.

Scottish Clan EncyclopediaThe Collins Scottish Clan Encyclopedia This reference work on the clans of Scotland is produced with the co-operation of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs and features a history of the clan system, the law of the clan, a history of tartan and Highland dress and a history of clan heraldry. It gives detailed listings of the crests, mottoes, tartans, clan seats, chiefs, septs and histories of over 350 clans. The appendices include Scottish genealogy, tartan collections, and important clan organizations in Scotland and abroad. Scottish Reference Books.

Scottish Wild FlowersCollins Scottish Wild Flowers A reissue of the bestselling guide to over 350 species of wild flowers to be found throughout Scotland. An ideal pocket guide to over 350 plant species found throughout Scotland. Each species is illustrated in full colour with a comprehensive description, plus the plant's English, Latin and Gaelic names. For ease of use, the plants are grouped together by the type of habitat in which they can be found, including Highlands, Lowlands and Coasts. A places to visit section details over 35 of the best sites for finding some of the most attractive and special species of wild flowers in Scotland.

Scottish History ReferenceScottish History (Collins Dictionary Of... S.) Scottish affairs continue to command attention in England, and Scottish history in particular is the focus of media and popular interest. In spite of this, there are few reliable Scottish reference works available that allow the curious to access quickly and easily the history of their nation. "The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History" seeks to rectify this situation, offering an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible survey of Scottish history from the 10th century. Alphabetically arranged, this inclusive guide to major and minor events and personalities from Scotland's story matches accessibility with scholarship drawing on the most up-to-date research. There are key articles on major themes and issues, all entries are fully referenced with guidance to further reading on each major topic or personality, and a substantial section of appendices presenting key statistical and other data. The book aims to be a solid reference work that will also satisfy the browser. It should become a standard source for native Scots, those abroad and for anyone with an interest in Scottish affairs. Scottish Reference Books.

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish EnlightenmentThe Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment offers a philosophical perspective on an eighteenth-century movement that has been profoundly influential on western culture. A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Colin Maclaurin and other Scottish thinkers, in fields including philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science and law. In addition, the contributors relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy in Europe, America and beyond. The result is a comprehensive and accessible volume that illuminates the richness, the intellectual variety and the underlying unity of this important movement. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas. Scottish Reference Books.

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