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Walk the moors with Scotland's prehistoric people, climb its crumbling castle walls, stand on its battlefields alongside its great heroes, feel the presence of its ghosts held tight in images spun by ancient Celts.
This book transports armchair travelers or active explorers of all ages back in time to a Scotland most visitors never see. In this friendly, lively book, the authors guide readers to more than 200 ancient monuments to uncover unsual features, legends and history.
A descriptive timeline differentiates various eras from the Stone Age to the Renaissance. An index of sites facilitates finding them quickly. A glossary defines common historical, archaeological and Scottish terminology, and references suggest further reading. Sixteen color pages and numerous B&W photos supplement the text.
Written by North Americans from their own experiences, In Search of Ancient Scotland addresses independent travelers' questions and fears--driving on the left, roundabouts and one-lane roads, trespass and courtesy, language differences and money matters. Using a star system, they recommend their favorite places and provide clear directions.
Accompany these authors on their personal quest for Scotland's antiquity as they reveal their tips for planning and share their insights and adventures.
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Gerald Ruzicki teaches computer science at the college level and holds a degree in anthropology with an emphasis and experience in archaeology. Dorothy Ruzicki, a registered nurse with a PhD, manages a large hospital education department. She has authored numerous publications and specializes in helping medical professionals write in understandable language. In this book, they combine their talents to make Scotland's history and archaeology come alive.Review:
"In Search of Ancient Scotland" is that best kind of guidebook, one that will lead its readers into fascinating explorations of sites they might never find on their own. It is full of common-sense evaluations, advice, and remarkably precise directions about where to find Scotland's ancient monuments, especially its prehistoric stones, brochs and castles. Written with clarity and intelligence, this would be an essential book to tuck into one's suitcase on a voyage of discovery around almost any part of Scotland. -- Susan Allen Toth, author of "My Love Affair With England: A
Some of the most interesting tourist destinations in Scotland are the remnants of ancient places. As a visitor to Scotland, you want to have clear directions to the sites, and a ready source of background information to make the visit relevant to you. You want to know the legends, the history, the little details that make those places speak to you. Buy this book. Its clear language, color photographs, and historical timeline are all very helpful. A nice touch is the American point-of-view . . . -- U.S. SCOTS, February, 2000
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