Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places & Landscapes

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Collins, 2006 - Reference - 550 pages
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Authoritative, comprehensive, and fully up-to-date, this outstanding encyclopedia contains more than 10,000 detailed entries on Scotland’s cities, towns and villages, mountains, lochs and rivers, visitor attractions, monuments, and historic sites. Each entry places its subject in historical, geographical, architectural, or environmental context, offering information for a wide variety of uses. Street plans are included for all of Scotland’s cities and many larger towns, highlighting places of interest, public buildings, and main routes. All the entries are cross-referenced to a full-color atlas of the country, providing a wealth of current cartographic detail. Edited by Dr. David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and Bruce Gittings of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University, Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscapes is a landmark work of reference.

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Dr David Munro has been the Director of the RSGS since 1996, having formerly been a member of the Department of Geography at Edinburgh University. His previous published works include the Oxford Dictionary of the World, the Chambers World Gazetteer and the Hutchinson Guide to the World.

The project was conceived in 1995 by Dr Munro with Bruce Gittings of the University of Edinburgh.

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