Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Fifeshire by Easton S. Valentine was first published in 1910. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Table of Contents
1. County and shire. The origin of Fife; 2. General characteristics. Its position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Rivers and lakes; 6. Geology and soil; 7. Natural history; 8. Round the coast - Newburgh to Fife Ness; 9. Round the coast - Fife Ness to Kincardine-on-Forth; 10. Coastal gains and losses; 11. The coast - sandbanks and lighthouses; 12. Climate and rainfall; 13. People - race, dialect, population; 14. Agriculture. Main cultivations, woodlands, stock; 15. Industries and manufactures; 16. Mines and minerals; 17. Fisheries and fishing stations; 18. Shipping and trade; 19. History of the county; 20. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Celtic; 21. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 22. Architecture - (b) military; 23. Architecture - (c) municipal; 24. Architecture - (d) mansions and famous seats; 25. Communications - past and present: roads and railways; 26. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 27. The roll of honour; 28. The chief towns and villages of Fife.