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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

ISBN: 1782223983

Condition: New


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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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

ISBN: 190834119X

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782223975

Condition: New


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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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

ISBN: 1782224610

Condition: New


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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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

ISBN: 190761155X

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1907611460

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782223274

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782223282

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782220690

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782220828

Condition: New


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

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

ISBN: 1782221018

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782221751


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

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More days from a hill diary, 1951-80 - Scotland, Norway, Newfoundland

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100013

ISBN: 178222176X


Hardcover in illustrated and laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 169, 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 19... View more info

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Plants in North-East Highlands

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100014

ISBN: 1782221883

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers, 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 reducing la... View more info

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Human Impacts on the Northern Cairngorms

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £34.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100016

ISBN: 1908341777

Condition: New


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 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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Birds in North-East Scotland then and now.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100019

ISBN: 178222033X

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 185, colour illustrations. Field observations mainly in the 1940s and comparison with recent records. Adam Watson as a schoolboy made field observations on birds in north-east Scotland during the 1940s and early 1950s. These are of special interest because hardly any local ornithologists lived there, and his main set of observations is published here for the first time. As well as accounts for all species seen, there is... View more info

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Birds in North-East Scotland then and now.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100020

ISBN: 178222033X

Condition: New


Illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 185, colour illustrations. Field observations mainly in the 1940s and comparison with recent records. Adam Watson as a schoolboy made field observations on birds in north-east Scotland during the 1940s and early 1950s. These are of special interest because hardly any local ornithologists lived there, and his main set of observations is published here for the first time. As well as accounts for all species seen, there is detailed... 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: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100023

ISBN: 190834119X

Condition: New


Hardback with laminated cover (no dustwrapper - as issued), New; pages 137 with 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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It's A Fine Day For The Hill: Hills, Folk and Wildlife 1935-1962.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100027

ISBN: 1907611584

Condition: New


Large paperback with laminated cover, Mint condition; pages 181 with B&W and colour photography. An account of the early life of one of the most famous naturalists and mountaineers of the Cairngorms, and also accounts of some famous contempories such as Seton Gordon, Bob Scott, Tom Weir and Tom Patey. View more info

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Vehicle Hill Tracks in Northern Scotland: An independent factual report on numbers, distribution, impacts, ground reinstatement.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100028

ISBN: 1908341076

Condition: New


Large paperback with laminated cover, Mint condition, pages 149 with colour photography. This book is the most comprehensive account on the spread of vehicle tracks on hill land in northern Scotland that has occurred since the mid 1950s. It reviews timing, numbers, locations, distribution and impacts including run-off, soils and vegetation. Then it provides an impartial analysis of the generally low standards of construction and reinstatement, with recommendations to ... View more info