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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Guide To Scotland

This is the first comprehensive guide to Scotland since the 19th century, produced on behalf of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. 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 and Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh. This authoritative, comprehensive gazetteer will include over 8,500 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. Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape.

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