Dorset (Cambridge County Geographies)

Dorset (Cambridge County Geographies)

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Arthur L. Salmon
Cambridge University Press, 11/22/2012
EAN 9781107614024, ISBN10: 1107614023

Paperback, 166 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
Language: English

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 Dorset by Arthur L. Salmon 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.

1. County and shire. The origin of Dorset
2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions
3. Size. Shape. Boundaries
4. Surface and general features. Hill, valley and heath
5. Rivers
6. Geology and soil
7. Natural history. Fauna and flora
8. Round the coast. From Poole to Lyme Regis
9. Round the coast. Sea-encroachments, landslips, etc.
10. Climate - temperature, etc.
11. People - race, dialect, etc.
12. Agriculture
13. Industries. Quarrying, fisheries
14. Shipping and trade. Seaports, past and present
15. History of the county
16. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, etc. Earthworks, camps, barrows, etc.
17. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical
18. Architecture - (b) military
19. Architecture - (c) domestic. Seats, manor houses, etc.
20. Communications - past and present
21. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern
22. The roll of honour of the county
23. The chief towns and villages in Dorset.