January 2017 Academic & Specialist Birlinn

Scotland: Mapping the Islands: Mapping the Islands Chris Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W. J. Withers, foreword by Magnus Linklater

Scotland: Mapping the Islands: Mapping the Islands
Chris Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, Charles W. J. Withers, foreword by Magnus Linklater


Hardback | Jan 2017 | Birlinn | 9781780273518 | 288pp | 255x255mm | RFB | AUD$69.99, NZD$83.99

This stimulating and informative book reproduces some of the most beautiful and historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland's magnificent collection in order to explore the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time. Arranged thematically and covering topics such as population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism, Scotland: Mapping the Islands presents the rich and diverse story of Scottish islands from the earliest maps to the most up-to date techniques of digital mapping in a unique and imaginative way.