Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland

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Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland

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9780007103539: Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland

Completely revised and updated, a new edition of the definitive reference book on all things Scottish. Since its first publication in 1994, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has established itself as the unrivalled reference book on the subject. Containing over a million words and five thousand entries, it covers every aspect of Scotland's past, her people, arts, industries, environment and continuing traditions. For this new, completely updated and revised edition, the editors have included over a thousand additions to existing entries and over a hundred completely new entries, from Billy Bremner to Dolly the Sheep, from John Smith to the new Scottish Parliament. Matching accessibility with scholarship, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has become the standard source for Scottish nationals, for Scots worldwide, and for anyone with an interest in Scotland.

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This remarkable work of scholarship covers every aspect of Scotlandıs past, her people, arts, environment, and traditions. Now completely revised and updated, there are entries on artists, architects, and poets; scientists, engineers, and inventors; explorers, missionaries, and soldiers; kings and queens, saints and sinners, while topics such as fishing, golf, heraldry, sport, and whisky are examined in detail. Clans, castles, regiments, and antiquities no less than political protests, religious disputes, and aesthetic movements are treated authoritatively and incisively by an editorial partnership of more than a hundred expert contributors. A valuable and fascinating volume that distills the heritage of a nation.

About the Author:

John Keay is a writer and broadcaster whose books include The Honourable Company, The Royal Geographical Society's History of World Exploration, India: A History and The Great Arc. Julia Keay is a writer (The Spy Who Never Was and With Passport and Parasol) and broadcaster, whose works include several documentaries for BBC Scotland. John and Julia Keay live in Argyll.

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