Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape

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9780004724669: Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape

The first comprehensive guide to Scotland’s unique places and historic landscape since the 19th century, edited by the Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

This authoritative, comprehensive gazetteer, edited by Dr David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, includes over 8,000 up-to-date entries on cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions and monuments throughout the nation. Each entry places its subject in an appropriate historical, geological or environmental context, providing essential information of interest to a wide range of potential users.

The book starts with an introductory essay on the Landscapes of Scotland. There is also an extensive glossary of terms (including Gaelic words incorporated into many place names), and a detailed bibliography.

Street plans are provided for over 100 main towns and cities, as are maps of each administrative area, spread throughout the book.

There is a fully indexed full-colour atlas, providing a wealth of extra cartographic information.

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It is remarkable that in this age of information there is no up-to-date guide to the places of Scotland. That situation is about to be remedied with the publication of Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape, edited by Dr David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

This authoritative, comprehensive gazetteer will include over 10,000 entries on cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions and monuments throughout the nation. Each entry places its subject in an appropriate historical, geological or environmental context, providing essential information of interest to a wide range of potential users.

Street plans are provided for over 100 main towns and cities, and 100 photographs of notable landmarks are spread throughout the book.

All entries are cross-referenced to a full-colour atlas, providing a wealth of extra cartographic information.

About the Author:

Dr David Munro has been the Director of the RSGS since 1996, having formerly been a member of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University. His previous published works include the Oxford Dictionary of the World, the Chambers World Gazetteer and the Hutchinson Guide to the World.

The project was conceived in 1995 by Dr Munro with Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh.

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