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Author: John Foster
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge county geographies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. This guide to Ayrshire by John Foster was first published in 1910 and contains numerous  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Foster
ISBN: 9781107634688 1107634687
OCLC Number: 806199595
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. County and shire. The name Ayr; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watersheds and rivers; 6. Geology and soil; 7. Natural history; 8. Along the coast. General features and topography; 9. Coastal gains and losses. Sandbanks. Lighthouses; 10. Climate and rainfall; 11. People - race, type, language, dialect, settlements, population; 12. Agriculture - arable, pastoral, woodland areas, main cultivations, stock; 13. Industries and manufactures; 14. Mines and minerals; 15. Fisheries and fishing stations; 16. Shipping and trade - the chief ports, sea trade routes; 17. History of the county - main features; 18. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Celtic; 19. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 20. Architecture - (b) military. Castles; 21. Architecture - (c) municipal; 22. Architecture - (d) domestic. Famous seats; 23. Communications - past and present. Roads, railways; 24. Administration and divisions. Ancient and modern; 25. The roll of honour; 26. The chief towns and villages of Ayrshire.
Series Title: Cambridge county geographies
Responsibility: by John Foster.


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