The Isle of Man: Celebrating a Sense of Place
Vaughan Robinson, Danny McCarroll
Liverpool University Press, 1990 - History - 289 pages
This book, drawing on wide experience of the Isle of Man, describes, interprets and explains the features that make the Island’s physical and human landscapes so distinctive and give it a unique sense of place. Although the editors have taken a strongly geographical approach to their theme, the book is unparalleled in writings on the Isle of Man in the broad range of contributions it has assembled: geology, quaternary science, geomorphology, archaeology, history, natural history, political science, demography, social policy and economics.
The book definitively reviews current geographical knowledge relating to the Isle of Man, bringing together hitherto fragmented, scattered and inaccessible work. Particular emphasis is placed upon the way in which geographers are returning to their intellectual roots with a renewed focus on both the distinctiveness and sense of place. By helping readers to understand the processes that formed, and continue to change, the Isle of Man’s unique physical and human landscapes, this book aims both to inform and to enhance enjoyment of the Island.
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THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Manx Group at The Arches Langness
typically produced by glacial erosion
Lateglacial and Postglacial environmental
issuing from Glen Dhoo
The Isle of Mans unstable coast
of Port St Mary
HISTORY CONSTITUTION AND POPULATION
Extractive and manufacturing industries
Isle of Man balance of payments estimates 1983
Geography of the Isle of Man into the 1990s
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