The Great Irish Weather Book

Author: Joanna Donnelly
Editor: Gill & Company
ISBN: 9780717180936
Size: 18,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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There's nothing the Irish like more than talking about the weather! Here meteorologist Joanna Donnelly explains what weather is and how it happens. From cold fronts to climate change, satellites to storms, this book contains everything you've ever wanted to know about the weather. Beautifully illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, and containing lots of interesting facts and experiments, this is a book that every curious child will love.

Powerful Primary Geography

Author: Anne M. Dolan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315397528
Size: 20,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st-Century Learning explores the need for children to understand the modern world and their place in it. Dedicated to helping teachers inspire children’s love of place, nature and geographical adventures through facilitating children’s voice and developing their agency, this book explores the way playful opportunities can be created for children to learn how to think geographically, to solve real-life problems and to apply their learning in meaningful ways to the world around them. Based on the very latest research, Powerful Primary Geography helps children understand change, conflict and contemporary issues influencing their current and future lives and covers topics such as: • Weather and climate change • Sustainability • Engaging in their local and global community • Graphicacy, map work and visual literacy • Understanding geography through the arts. Including several case studies from primary schools in Ireland, this book will help aid teachers, student teachers and education enthusiasts in preparing children for dealing with the complex nature of our contemporary world through artistic and thoughtful geography. Facilitating children’s engagement as local, national and global citizens ensures geography can be taught in a powerful and meaningful manner.

Black Potatoes

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547530854
Size: 18,28 MB
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In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It’s the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. Illustrated with black and white engravings, it’s also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.

This Great Calamity The Great Irish Famine

Author: Christime Kinealy
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717155552
Size: 20,16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland. In a country of eight million people, the Famine caused the death of approximately one million, while a similar number were forced to emigrate. The Irish population fell to just over four million by the beginning of the twentieth century. Christine Kinealy’s survey is long established as the most complete, scholarly survey of the Great Famine yet produced. First published in 1994, This Great Calamity remains an exhaustive and indefatigable look into the event that defined Ireland as we know it today.

Imaging The Great Irish Famine

Author: Niamh Ann Kelly
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838608729
Size: 15,99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The depiction of historical humanitarian disasters in art exhibitions, news reports, monuments and heritage landscapes has framed the harrowing images we currently associate with dispossession. People across the world are driven out of their homes and countries on a wave of conflict, poverty and famine, and our main sites for engaging with their loss are visual news and social media. In a reappraisal of the viewer's role in representations of displacement, Niamh Ann Kelly examines a wide range of commemorative visual culture from the mid-nineteenth-century Great Irish Famine. Her analysis of memorial images, objects and locations from that period until the early 21st century shows how artefacts of historical trauma can affect understandings of enforced migrations as an ongoing form of political violence. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of museum and heritage studies, material culture, Irish history and contemporary visual cultures exploring dispossession.

The Great Irish Famine

Author: Cormac Ó'Gráda
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521557870
Size: 12,10 MB
Format: PDF
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A concise analysis of one of the great disasters of Irish history.

The Great Irish Famine A History In Four Lives

Author: Enda Delaney
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717154173
Size: 20,80 MB
Format: PDF
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The Great Irish Famine of 1845–52 was the defining event in the history of modern Ireland. In proportional terms one of the most lethal famines in global history, the consequences were shocking: at least one million people died, and double that number fled the country within a decade. The Great Irish Famine surveys the history of this great tragedy through the testimonies of four key contemporaries, conveying the immediacy of the unfolding disaster as never before. They are: John MacHale – the Catholic Archbishop of Tuam John Mitchel – the radical nationalist Elizabeth Smith – the Scottish-born wife of a Wicklow landlord Charles E. Trevelyan – the assistant secretary to the Treasury Each brings a unique perspective, influenced by who they were, what they witnessed, and what they stood for. It is an intimate and compelling portrayal of these hungry years. The book shows how misguided policies inspired by slavish adherence to ideology worsened the effects of a natural disaster of catastrophic proportions. ‘A significant and sophisticated addition to the historiography of the Famine.’ Christopher Cusack, Times Literary Supplement ‘Delaney’s approach to the story is innovative … (it will be found) in the hands of those who appreciate first-rate history … a very impressive book.’ Breandán Mac Suibhne, Dublin Review of Books ‘… a genuinely original and illuminating perspective on a subject too often dealt with by means of second-hand narrative and unexamined clichés.’ Roy Foster, Professor of Irish History, Oxford University ‘There are many books on this terrible event, but this is one of the most fluent and original. Although it is based on large amounts of primary research its style is accessible and engaging, and the result is a valuable study of a truly harrowing crisis.’ The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘… an extraordinarily important subject ... focusing on four fascinating characters.’ Ryan Tubridy ‘Delaney offers an insightful, readable overview of this overwhelming disaster … highly recommended.’ Choice, America's Library Association publication The Great Irish Famine: Table of Contents PROLOGUE: THE LAND OF THE DEAD PART I. BEFORE THE FAMINE Encounters Land and people Politics and power PART II. THAT COMING STORM Spectre of famine Peel’s brimstone PART III. INTO THE ABYSS A starving nation The fearful reality Property and poverty PART IV. LEGACIES Victoria’s subjects Exiles EPILOGUE: THE DEATH OF MARTIN COLLINS

The Great Book Of Ireland Interesting Stories Irish History Random Facts About Ireland

Author: Bill O'Neill
Editor: History & Fun Facts
ISBN: 9781798649596
Size: 18,82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How much do you know about Ireland? There's so much to learn about the Emerald Isle that even its residents don't know. In this trivia book, you'll learn more about Ireland's history, pop culture, folklore, and so much more! In The Great Book of Ireland, you'll learn: How did Ireland get its name? Why is it known as the Emerald Isle? Who was St. Patrick really? What do leprechauns and shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick's Day? Which Irish company had a 9,000-year lease? What is Ireland's top attraction? Which movies have been filmed in Ireland? Which famous novel may have been based on an Irish myth? Which legends did the Irish believe in? And so much more! This book is packed with trivia facts about Ireland. Some of the facts you'll learn in this book are shocking, some are tragic, and others will leave you with goosebumps. But they're all interesting! Whether you're just learning about Ireland or you already think you're an expert on the state, you'll learn something you didn't know in every chapter. Your history teacher will be interesting at all of your newfound knowledge. So what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Ireland!

The Weather Guide Book

Author: Alfred John Pearce (astrologer.)
Size: 17,64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Weather Climate And Human Affairs Routledge Revivals

Author: H. H. Lamb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136639616
Size: 13,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 180

First published in 1988, this is a reissue of a groundbreaking collection of essays written by Hubert Lamb, one of the world’s foremost experts on weather and climate and a uniquely authoritative voice in the history of climatology. Hubert Lamb is able to provide a mature assessment of the effect of weather on people, and vice versa. His is a uniquely authoritative voice in the current debates about today’s environment and the prospects for the future. After a general introduction the book is divided into three parts. The first part consists of a chronological series of portraits of climate and its impact on human affairs and the environment. These extend from the warm climates of the geological past to the current drought in Africa. There are several studies of the last few centuries and, in particular, of the various effects of the so-called ‘little Ice Age’. The second part is concerned with the causes and mechanisms of climate and weather changes, including chapters discussing Christmas weather, fronts and volcanoes. In the final part Hubert Lamb looks to the future, and attempts to put into perspective some of the pessimistic forecasts currently available. The text, which is consistently authoritative but always readable, is augmented by numerous maps, diagrams and photographs.