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Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, Signed by Author, pp 94, colour illustrations.
"The Perthshire I met in June 1962 was devoid of Motorways; steam trains still worked the branch lines and MOT tests for cars were far in the future. This story of my time with the Forestry Commission is really the sequence to my National Service in Germany that I wrote of in "Two Years" with the Pied Piper of Hamlin.
Forestry was changing; coal mining was scaling down and the labour intensive pit prop market was being replaced by the need for the more easily available mechanised pulp wood to feed the new pulp mill outside Fort William. Timber lorries were becoming longer and heavier and the forest roads and bridges had to be strengthened to cope. The natural forests had been depleted by the demands of two world wars and the new forests planted on heather moors torn by tractors and giant ploughs. This was the world I worked in for eight years, and this is the story of the men and machines that made it possible."
Title: Forestry of the 1960's in Highland Perthshire
ISBN Number: 1784566195
Location Published: Fast-Print Publishing: 2018
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Categories: Scotland North-east, Local Books in Print
Seller ID: 100052