Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (2nd Revised edition)

Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (2nd Revised edition)

By: F.H.A. Aalen (editor), Kevin Whelan (editor), Matthew Stout (editor)Hardback

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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.

About 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.


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 Ute 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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781442642911
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781442642911
  • weight: 2400
  • ISBN10: 1442642912
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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