Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape: Second Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

The second edition of Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscapeis a magnificently illustrated, beautifully written, and thoroughly updated introduction to the hidden riches of the Irish landscape. Topics include archaeology, field and settlement patterns, houses, demesnes, villages and small towns, monuments, woodland, bogs, roads, canals, and a host of other features.

The Atlas combines superbly chosen illustrations and cartography with a text amenable to a general reader. Hundreds of maps, diagrams, photographs, and paintings present accessible information suitable for any school, college, or home. New content in the contemporary section takes into account the Celtic Tiger and explores six fresh case studies – Tory Island (Donegal), the Wicklow Uplands, Inistiogue (County Kilkenny), Aughris (County Sligo), Clonfert (County Galway), and Point Lance in Newfoundland. This second edition of the award-winning Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape continues to increase the visibility of the landscape within national heritage while establishing a proper basis for conservation and planning.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual vol43:2012
‘Users will find an abundance of information on everything Ireland here, including archaeology, farming, transportation, mining, and castles and churches… An all-around and pleasurable book to both consult in research or browse.’
— Shannon Graff Hysell
American Reference Books Annual vol43:2012 - Shannon Graff Hysell
‘Users will find an abundance of information on everything Ireland here, including archaeology, farming, transportation, mining, and castles and churches… An all-around and pleasurable book to both consult in research or browse.’
Choice Magazine vol 49:11:2012 - C.W Wood Jr.
‘The authors offer fresh insights about the Irish past and important ideas for landscape conservation and planning. There is much for every reader interested in Ireland. Essential - all levels/libraries.’
University Press Books for Public & Secondary School Libraries, 2012 - Steve Norman

(This title received an Outstanding rating by the 2012 University Press Books committee)

….‘Gorgeous, useful, authoritative, updated atlas’

From the Publisher
‘Users will find an abundance of information on everything Ireland here, including archaeology, farming, transportation, mining, and castles and churches… An all-around and pleasurable book to both consult in research or browse.’

‘The authors offer fresh insights about the Irish past and important ideas for landscape conservation and planning. There is much for every reader interested in Ireland. Essential - all levels/libraries.’

(This title received an Outstanding rating by the 2012 University Press Books committee)

….‘Gorgeous, useful, authoritative, updated atlas’

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442642911
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,283,007
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

F.H.A. Aalen is a professor emeritus of Geography in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.

Kevin Whelan, widely regarded as Ireland's most important historical geographer, teaches at Boston College, Massachussets.

Matthew Stout, the cartographic editor, is a lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Making of the Irish Landscape

1. The Irish Rural Landscape: Synthesis of Habitat and History / by F. H. A. Aalen (Trinity College, Dublin)

2. Early Landscapes: From Prehistory to Plantation / by Geraldine Stout and Matthew Stout (Trinity College, Dublin)

3. Recovering the Hidden Landscape / by Gillian Barrett (University of Wolverhampton)

4. The Modern Landscape: From Plantation to Present / by Kevin Whelan (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)

Part II: Components of the Irish Landscape

5. Raised Bogs / by John Freehan (University College, Dublin)

6. Ardee Bog, County Louth / by G. F. Mitchell (Trinity College, Dublin)

7. The Changing Use of Raised Bogs / by John Freehan (University College, Dublin) and Sadhbh McElveen (Trinity College, Dublin)

8. Blanket Bogs / by Roy Tomlinson (The Queen’s University of Belfast)

9. Forests and Woodlands / by Roy Tomlinson

10. Fields / by F. H. A. Aalen and Kevin Whelan

11. Buildings / by F. H. A. Aalen

12. Towns and Villages / by Kevin Whelan

13. Demesnes / by Terence Reeves-Smyth

14. Communications / by James Killen (Trinity College, Dublin)

15. Mining and Quarrying / by Colin Rynne

16. Power Generation / by Fred Hamond

17. Water Supply / by Fred Hamond

Part III: The Challenge of Change

18. Contemporary Challenge / by F. H. A. Aalen

19. Recent Housing Change in Kilclone, County Meath / by P. J. Duffy (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth)

20. Field Boundaries and Landscape Change / Eilis Kennedy

21. The Destruction of Antiquities: An Aerial View / Gillian Barrett

22. Management of the Landscape / by F. H. A. Aalen

23. Distribution of Protected Sites and Areas / by Üte Bohnsack

Part IV: Regional Case Studies

24. The Hook, County Wexford / by Billy Colfer

25. The Lecale Peninusla, County Down / by R. H. Buchanan

26. The Burren, County Clare / by David Drew (Trinity College, Dublin)

27. The Bend of the Boyne, County Meath / by Geraldine Stout

28. The Ring of Gullion, County Armagh / by Andrew Stott

29. Connemara, County Galway / by Tim Robinson

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