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The Place Names of Upper Deeside

By: Adam Watson; Elizabeth Allan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Aberdeen Univ Press.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005788


Hardback, original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. First edition, pp xxviii, 192; B&W illustrations and endpaper maps; double page errata slip. In Fine condition with original dustwrapper. Original print run was limited to 1000 copies so this title is now fairly scarce. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. View more info

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Points, Sets and Man: Pointers and Setters, Stars of Research on Grouse, Ptarmigan and other game.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100002


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 245, colour illustrations, bibliography. Pointers and setters, stars of research on grouse, ptarmigan and other game. In this book, the author looks back at 56 years' of personal experiences with his own pointers and setters, and those of members of the research team that he came later to lead. They studied the population biology, territorial behaviour, habitats and environment of red grouse and ptarmigan in Scotland. Th... View more info

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Points, Sets and Man.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Seller ID: 100005


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 245, colour illustrations. Pointers and setters, stars of research on grouse, ptarmigan and other game. In this book, the author looks back at 56 years' of personal experiences with his own pointers and setters, and those of members of the research team that he came later to lead. They studied the population biology, territorial behaviour, habitats and environment of red grouse and ptarmigan in Scotland. The j... View more info

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Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100009


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 155, colour illustrations, appendix. Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrat... View more info

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Hill Birds in North-East Highlands: Field Observations Over Decades- Ptarmigan, Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Dottrel, Bird Counts.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100011


Hardcover in illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 107, colour illustrations, appendix. Field observations in the Scottish Highlands over decades - ptarmigan, red grouse, golden plover, dotterel, bird counts.The author documents hatch-dates of ptarmigan and red grouse in relation to blaeberry growth and climate. He collates field observations on golden plover, involving proportions of dark-plumaged summering birds, breeding success, population density within and amo... View more info

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Plants in North-East Highlands

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100015


Hardcover in illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 69, colour illustrations. Timing of blaeberry growth, tree regeneration, land use, plant orientation. The author noted when blaeberry buds on Scottish alpine land began growth in spring and compared this with climatic data. He mapped natural tree regeneration on Deeside and Donside. The author criticises invalid claims about land use in Scotland and Norway, and about the alleged effects of sporting estates in red... View more info

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Human Impacts on the Northern Cairngorms

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100017


Softcover with illustrated covers, New. First edition, pp 169, colour illustrations. This authoritative impartial scientific account by a recognised expert, will be of interest to planning officers, ski companies, skiers, hill-walkers and mountaineers as well as the many in the public who appreciate wildlife and the Scottish countryside. The first part of this book presents the evidence of the author as the main scientific witness at the 1981 Lurcher's Gully Public I... View more info

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Ugly Deeside: Land Vandalism by Big Timber Machines.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100018


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 169, colour illustrations. The author noticed severe damage to ground from big timber machines during the 1990s. Later he found that this destroyed the original pinewood soil and vegetation, and led to water-logging and wind-throw of standing trees beside machine ruts. In 2011-15 he surveyed this in many woods on Deeside and Donside, owned by the Forestry Commission and private owners. In every case, mistreatm... View more info

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Essays on Lone Trips, Mountain-craft and Other Hill Topics

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2016

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 100034


Hardcover in laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 61, b&w illustrations, bibliography. This book begins with a thought-provoking article now reprinted, criticising the increasing influence of politically-correct organisations and politicians who desire to control freewill and mountaineering. Then comes a chapter with a critique of several writers on the Cairngorms in comparison with the original Seton Gordon. After the author published a review in 1977 on 'The wil... View more info

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A Snow Book, Northern Scotland: Based mostly on the Author's Field Observations 1938-2011.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100022


Large paperback with laminated cover, New. First edition, pp 137, B&W and colour photography. Documents long-term studies of snow on high land in the Cairngorms, including snow patches. Descriptions and photographs of how birds and mammals use snow for shelter and sleeping, and also its effect on plant life. View more info

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Ugly Deeside: Land Vandalism by Big Timber Machines

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100033


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, colour illustrations. Land vandalism by big timber machines, but hope for the future with low-impact machines and horse-logging. View more info

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Cool Britannia; Snowier times in 1580 - 1930 than since.

By: Watson, Adam & Cameron, Iain.

Price: £22.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100024


Hardback with laminated cover (no dustwrapper - as issued), Mint condition; pages 63 with B&W and colour photography. A review of climate change from the historical perspective with particular reference to a colder and snowier Britain prior to 1900, and with a comprehensive study of snow patches. View more info

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Cool Britannia; Snowier times in 1580 - 1930 than since.

By: Watson, Adam & Cameron, Iain.

Price: £12.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100025


Large paperback with laminated cover, Mint condition; pages 63 with B&W and colour photography. A review of climate change from the historical perspective with particular reference to a colder and snowier Britain prior to 1900, and with a comprehensive study of snow patches. View more info

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Place Name Discoveries: Upper Deeside and the Far Highlands

By: Watson, Adam & Murray, Ian.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon, 2015 9781782223276: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2593


Softcover with illustrated laminated paper covers, New. First edition, pp 213, colour illustrations, bibliography. In this book the authors present many unpublished place names from Upper Deeside and from counties in the Highlands beyond. These were heard from indigenous folk back to 1941. Names are given with phonetic spellings, so that readers can pronounce them accurately, and in most cases with translations from Gaelic, Norse, Scots or Pictish into English. The book ... View more info

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Place Name Discoveries: Upper Deeside and the Far Highlands.

By: Watson, Adam & Murray, Ian.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon, 2015. 978-1782223283: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 2592


Hardcover with illustrated laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 213, colour illustrations, bibliography. In this book the authors present many unpublished place names from Upper Deeside and from counties in the Highlands beyond. These were heard from indigenous folk back to 1941. Names are given with phonetic spellings, so that readers can pronounce them accurately, and in most cases with translations from Gaelic, Norse, Scots or Pictish into English. The book is ric... View more info

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Place Names in Much of North-East Scotland: Hill, Glen, Lowland, Coast, Sea, Folk.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100006


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 403, colour illustrations, bibliography. Hill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in 2002. His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity. He interviewed many hundreds of indigenous residents, d... View more info

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Place Names in Much of North-East Scotland: Hill, Glen, Lowland, Coast, Sea, Folk.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100007


Hardcover with illustrated laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 435, colour illustrations, bibliography. Hill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in 2002. His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity. He interviewed many hundreds of in... View more info

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Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing:

Seller ID: 100008


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 155, colour illustrations, appendix. Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrate anima... View more info

Image for Hill Birds in North-East Highlands: Field Observations Over Decades- Ptarmigan, Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Dottrel, Bird Counts.

Hill Birds in North-East Highlands: Field Observations Over Decades- Ptarmigan, Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Dottrel, Bird Counts.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100010


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 107, colour illustrations, appendix. Field observations in the Scottish Highlands over decades - ptarmigan, red grouse, golden plover, dotterel, bird counts.The author documents hatch-dates of ptarmigan and red grouse in relation to blaeberry growth and climate. He collates field observations on golden plover, involving proportions of dark-plumaged summering birds, breeding success, population density within and amongst ... View more info

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More Days from a Hill Diary: Scotland, Norway, Newfoundland, 1951-80.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100012


Illustrated card covers, New.First edition, pp 170, colour illustrations. In this book the author presents extracts from his hill diary in Scotland, Norway and Newfoundland, including hill-walking, rock and snow climbing, ski-mountaineering, and observing wildlife, from 1951 when he was 20. They continued through a personal exploration of hill country, often solo, until 1980. The book describes many ski-tours in Scotland, mostly alone, during 1951, the snowiest winte... View more info