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Books by publisher "Shire"

  • 1.  

    Aerial Archaeology in Britain (Shire archaeology)

     By D N Riley [Paperback 1983]
    3 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 462   Buy This Item!
    Available. Aerial surveying is an important technique used in archaeology, providing a new perspective on large sites or features that are hidden at ground level. From an airplane, the bird's eye view can provide clues about ancient foundations buried beneath the surface by analyzing the soil color, growth of vegetation and...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2009, 2nd Edition
  • 2.  

    Beadwork

     By Pamela Clabburn [Paperback 2008]
    6 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,721   Buy This Item!
    Available. Beadwork developed as a decorative craft in Europe in the middle ages. It was first used to enhance embroidery but in the seventeenth century, complete objects were made from beads, and soon every girl was expected to include it among her accomplishments. There was a decline in the popularity of...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1980
  • 3.  

    Blue and White Transfer- printed Pottery (Shire album)

     By Robert Copeland [Paperback 1982]
    9 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 823   Buy This Item!
    Available. In the 1780s imports of China declined and British potters copied the hand-painted patterns using the technique of transfer printing from copper plates. Spode has never been surpassed. Blues made from cobalt were first used widely for painted decoration in China during the fifteenth century. Much of the porcelain imported...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008, 2nd Edition
  • 4.  

    Discovering Archaeology in England and Wales

     By James Dyer [Paperback 1976]
    1 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 462   Buy This Item!
    Available. This book outlines the history of man in England and Wales from earliest times to the Norman Conquest and explains the basic terminology of archaeology, the methods used by archaeologists and the ways in which one can take part in excavations. This book outlines the history of man in England...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1989 Paperback 2008
  • 5.  

    Discovering Bells and Bellringing (Discovering)

     By John Camp [Paperback 1985]
    2 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,026   Buy This Item!
    Available. One unique aspect of the British countryside is the sound of church bells being rung. Most countries have bells that are tolled and some have mechanical carillons, but only in Britain is change-ringing, or the ringing of bells in special sequences, so widely practised. Bellringing, which takes place regularly in...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1989 Paperback 2008
  • 6.  

    Discovering Book Collecting

     By John Chidley [Paperback 2008, 2nd Edition]
    8 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 462   Buy This Item!
    Available. There are few pastimes as fascinating, enjoy able and rewarding for the enthusiast of modest means as col lecting books. A concise history of printing is followed by a list of suggested subjects for the collector with limited funds. It explains painly the often obscure terminology used in describing books,...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1983
  • 7.  

    The Identification of Lace

     By Pat Earnshaw [Paperback 2009]
    11 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,638   Buy This Item!
    Available. This book guides the reader through the intricacies of identifying a piece of lace, listing and illustrating the points to look through in each lace. It covers the whole range of lace from all parts of the world, selecting for examination those major types which the collector or dealer is...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1980
  • 8.  

    Ironworking (Album Series)

     By W K Gale [Paperback 1981]
    1 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 638   Buy This Item!
    Available. Iron has been used for about 4000 years; it was essential to the industrial revolution and is still the principal metal of commerce. This book describes how iron and steel have been made from earliest times to the 20th century....   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008
  • 9.  

    Old Poultry Breeds (Shire Album)

     By Fred Hams [Paperback 1983]
    2 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,274   Buy This Item!
    Available. Pedigree hens. Illus. During the 1960s many of the old breeds of poultry almost died out, but there is now a growing interest in these animals. This book illustrates many breeds of chicken, their history and development. There is also a chapter on turkeys.'...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2004
  • 10.  

    Old Stationary Engines (Shire album)

     By David W Edgington [Paperback 1980]
    1 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 2,177   Buy This Item!
    Available. The author describes the evolution of the first practical stationary engines and illustrates some of the many designs, with notes on their important features and information on the better-known manufacturers....   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008
  • 11.  

    Towns in Roman Britain

     By Julian Bennett [Paperback 2008, 3rd Edition]
    7 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 987   Buy This Item!
    Available. Many of Britain's towns and cities originated in the Roman period, established as part of a systematic programme to urbanise the island. Why imperial Rome initiated this programme is the first of many topics examined in the third edition of this popular introduction to the towns of Roman Britain. Written...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1984
  • 12.  

    Keys Their History and Collection

     By Eric Monk [Paperback 1979]
    5 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 7,144   Buy This Item!
    Available. The oldest keys known to exist date from around 4,000 BC in Ancient Egypt. These were simple wooden cylinders that were part of a mechanism to secure doors. By the time of the Roman Empire, metal keys were in common usage and had begun to adopt the recognizable pattern of...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2009, 2nd Edition
  • 13.  

    Hillforts of England and Wales

     By James Dyer [Paperback 2008]
    9 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 588   Buy This Item!
    Available. The purpose the hillforts served is examined in this book. It also describes how the defences were constructed, the design of the entrances, and the buildings that were erected inside.'...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1981
  • 14.  

    Roman Forts in Britain (Shire Archaeology; 37)

     By David J Breeze [Paperback 1983]
    3 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,525   Buy This Item!
    Available. This book examines Roman forts in Britain from the first to the fourth century. It describes the layout of a fort and traces how forts developed from the marching camps thrown up each night by the army on campaign to the almost impregnable strongholds of the Saxon Shore. Forts, fortresses,...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008
  • 15.  

    Deserted Villages

     By Trevor Rowley , John Wood [Paperback 2008, 3rd Edition]
    7 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,128   Buy This Item!
    Available. Villages have been abandoned throughout history, and in every part of the British Isles. Some of them are former towns; others were only ever small hamlets. Many still await discovery. This book explains how villages have become deserted - often the result of disease and shrinking populations - and describes...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1985
  • 16.  

    Discovering English Customs and Traditions

     By Margaret Gascoigne [Paperback 1983]
    1 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 891   Buy This Item!
    Available. The quaint and curious traditions still carried out in the towns and shires of England are described in this book. It explains the origins of well-known customs like maypole dancing, well-dressing and rush-bearing, and it inidcates when and where these events may be witnessed....   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008, 3rd Edition
  • 17.  

    The Immune System Your Magic Doctor: a Guide to the Immune System for the Curious of All Ages

     By Helen Garvy [Paperback]
    5 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,645   Buy This Item!
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    Other Editions: Hardcover
  • 18.  

    Discovering Kings and Queens

     By D E Wickham [Paperback 1981]
    1 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 642   Buy This Item!
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    Other Editions: Paperback 1999
  • 19.  

    Thatch and Thatching (Shire Album Series: No. 16)

     By Jacqueline Fearn [Paperback 1985]
    9 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 733   Buy This Item!
    Available. The craft of the thatcher probably gives more pleasure to people than any other of our rural crafts; the inclusion in a country scene of a thatched house, cottage or barn often adds the element of continuity and stability which we like to think is characteristic of the British countryside....   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008
  • 20.  

    Clay Tobacco Pipes

     By Eric G Ayto [Paperback 2008, 3rd Edition]
    6 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 2,000   Buy This Item!
    Available. Although clay tobacco pipes are still made today their place in history is the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Until about 1890 the clay pipe was as commonplace as the tankard of ale and the mug of tea, but competition from the briar pipe, the cigar and the cigarette brought...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 1990
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