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David Leslie's A to Z Guides (4 Book Series)

David Leslie's A to Z Guides (4 Book Series)Category: Ebook Bundle

Buy New: $17.52
as of 6/22/2018 08:05 CDT details

Seller: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Language: English (Published)
Media: Kindle Edition


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From Book 1: Why buy a guidebook and a map when you can have this A to Z guide with 50 interactive maps and probably save money too!

Accompanied by close to 1000 photographs, you will take a guided tour along the Yorkshire coastline, taking in it's history, geography and some of it's notable people. You will visit places you may already think you know well and some you may never even have heard of before.

This is a guidebook with a difference. Rather than travel along the coast on a single trail, the author has chosen to take a tour through the alphabet of Yorkshire's coastline. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by one or more links to an interactive Google map (50 in all) so that the reader can gain more knowledge and plan their own visit to that location. For example in "U is for Ups and Downs" you can discover Robin Hood's Bay and Oliver's Mount at Scarborough. The book will tell you about the history and geography of both places, while the guide maps will help you to find your way around when you visit.

Find out about the history of some of Yorkshire's railways, how seaside resorts such as Saltburn and Filey came to be as they are today. Learn about the village that never was - Ravenscar.

Take a dip into the history of some local industries such as Alum mining and fishing. Learn why Kilnsea has a large concrete dish in a field and why Staithes viaduct was considered too dangerous.

You will read legends of mermen and boggles as well as finding out how the creator of middle-earth, J R R Tolkien gained inspiration from this wonderful area.

The map guides include detailed walking tours along much of the Cleveland Way and trails along disused railway lines as well as guides to all the major holiday destinations along the Yorkshire coastline.

Discover places off the beaten track such as Danes Dyke, the top secret RAF Holmpton early-warning station and a very special graveyard in Scarborough.

Learn why so much of the coastline is under threat and discover stories of towns and villages already lost to the advancing sea.

Find out what made Whitby such a special place for writers - not just Bram Stoker, the creator of Count Dracula, and then learn about other literary giants such as the Brontë sisters and their associations with the Yorkshire coast.

Recall major events such as the 1921 R38 airship disaster and the shelling of the Yorkshire coast in the First World War, and see them brought to life with interactive map guides showing you the locations affected in each case.

The author has researched widely using books and newspaper stories going back over two hundred years to compile a fascinating study into the Yorkshire coastline, supported throughout with detailed maps and hundreds of colour photographs.

No need to fill your day bag with heavy guidebooks and maps. Just load The Yorkshire Coast From A to Z onto your portable device, link to the online maps and off you go!

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