"The most comprehensive work on the Geography of Scotland for 100 years"
Especially selected and re-edited from the Gazetteer for Scotland
"Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape" has been personally
compiled by David Munro,
Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and Bruce Gittings of the
University of Edinburgh. It is an authoritative, comprehensive gazetteer with
over 8,400 entries on cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and
rivers, visitor attractions and monuments throughout the nation. Entries
places their 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, taking the reader from the geological beginnings of the country
to the urban and rural landuse of the modern-day.
There is also an extensive glossary of terms 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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