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Above Scotland By Dave Cowley

Above Scotland by Dave Cowley

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The landscape of Scotland is full of dramatic contrasts. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds the national collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating since the 1920s. This work contains images from the collection that illustrate Scotland's past, present and future.

Above Scotland Summary

Above Scotland: The National Collection of Aerial Photography by Dave Cowley

The landscape of Scotland is full of dramatic contrasts. The high, rugged peaks of the Cairngorms look down on the rounded hills of the southern uplands. Wild moorlands run into fertile flood-plains. The coastline ranges from soft sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters to jagged cliffs battered by the fierce waves of the Atlantic. Aerial photography provides unique and striking perspectives on how the people of Scotland have lived, worked, fought over, worshipped, developed and changed this land, leaving no part untouched or unaltered by human activity. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) holds the national collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating from the 1920s to the present day. These photographs - many of which have never been seen before by the public - tell the remarkable story of a changing nation, from stone circles, Roman remains and ruined castles, to the growth of villages, towns and cities, the rise and fall of heavy industry, the country at war and the proud engineering and architecture of the modern landscape. For the first time in one volume, RCAHMS has brought together the finest images from its collection in a stunning illustration of Scotland's past, present and future.

Above Scotland Reviews

"The finest aerial photographs of Scotland." STV's The Hour - the top five coffee table books this Christmas "A wonderful illustration of Scotland's past, present and future" Scottish Field "See Scotland as you have never seen it" The Scotsman

About Dave Cowley

David Cowley is an archaeologist with 20 years of experience recording the Scottish landscape and runs the Historic Environment Scotland aerial survey programme.

James Crawford is Publisher at HES, the author of Scotland's Landscapes, Above Scotland - Cities, Victorian Scotland and Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above, and has previously worked as a literary agent and journalist.

Additional information

GOR002271359
9781902419626
1902419626
Above Scotland: The National Collection of Aerial Photography by Dave Cowley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Historic Environment Scotland
2009-10-01
224
N/A
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