Publisher of the acclaimed Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast, Coastal Publishing Limited is a fast growing publisher with an expanding list of books with regional interest and national appeal. This book suggests ten walks in nine of the Areas that comprise the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, each played a major part in the development of Britain as a great industrial nation. Natural resources and human skill, ingenuity and labour were equal factors in this contribution. Today, the ten Areas offer the visitor natural beauty and a rich heritage of the mining industry that was once so important to the nation; they combine to produce a fascinating landscape. The walks are suitable for all the family and none are strenuous. The route of each walk is overlaid onto stunning aerial photography, showing walkers the landscape and features, followed by a description of each walk and information about the area. As well as the walks there are details of places to explore and attractions to visit - all you need for a memorable day out! Come and explore dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, hidden valleys and beautiful countryside, and learn about the endeavours of the miners, engineers, surface workers and 'mineral lords', as well as about the natural processes that endowed the land with such mineral wealth. It is an amazing story!
Gold was known by the Indians to exist in the United States long before the white people discovered it, but unlike the Indians of Mexico, the more northern natives did not make elaborate use of it, and it did not seriously attract the attention of the settlers until shortly before the beginning of the nineteenth century. No very important mining, however, was done until after 1800, when a little gold began to be obtained in North Carolina. Long before that time the gold of California had also been known to the natives and to the Franciscan monks, but that country then belonged to Mexico and was not taken by the United States until 1846...
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It was a fine, hot July day on the banks of the Severn river at Tewkesbury, that quaint, old-world, and somewhat decayed town, which offers to the inspection of the visitor and the archaeologist some of the most ancient and interesting buildings to be seen in any part of broad England. There was some stir on the banks of the river, for two public schools, one of them situate in the west of England, the other hailing from a Midland shire, were about to contest with one another in their annual boat race."
First Published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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