The Resource Before Scotland : the story of Scotland before history, Alistair Moffat

Before Scotland : the story of Scotland before history, Alistair Moffat

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Before Scotland : the story of Scotland before history
Title
Before Scotland
Title remainder
the story of Scotland before history
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Moffat
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the land that became Scotland is one of dramatic geological events and impressive human endeavour. Alistair Moffat's narrative begins 10,000 years ago, when the power of icebreak and meltwater at the close of the Ice Age produced the familiar Scottish geography of mountains, glens, flatlands and coasts. Bands of hunters moved north, many of whom probably crossed from the lost peninsula of Doggerland, so vividly evoked by the author. Modern DNA studies show that almost 80 per cent of the present population of Britain are the direct descendants of these first hunter-gatherer-fishers." "The author displays his knowledge, interweaving the narrative with numerous special features on topics such as cave drawings of dancing girls, natural birth control, the myth of Atlantis and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence - all of them valuable, sometimes quirky, additions to the whole picture."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Before Scotland : the story of Scotland before history, Alistair Moffat
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Before Scotland : the story of Scotland before history, Alistair Moffat
Publication
Note
"With 22 colour illustrations and two maps."
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Homely geometry
  • Ch. 6.
  • The iron warlords
  • Ch. 7.
  • Caledonia
  • Ch. 8.
  • The last of the British
  • Map of Scotland
  • Ch. 1.
  • The painted islands
  • Ch. 2.
  • The ice domes
  • Ch. 3.
  • The wildwood
  • Ch. 4.
  • The kindred ground
Control code
9183982
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
352 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780500051337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) WG202143

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