BookThe souvenir book of the exhibition Photography: A Victorian Sensation at National Museums Scotland June-November 2015. It highlights objects in National Museum Scotland's history of photography collections and describes the public excitement over early photography.
Morrison-Low, A D
BookFrancis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an optical instrument maker, who - at first glance - was not among the most prominent in his...
BookThe book of the exhibition showing at the National Museum of Scotland 27 June-19 October 2014. A collection of original Ming artefacts from Nanjing Museum, including Chinese National Treasures, are on display in the only UK showing of this internationally significant exhibition. The exhibition - and the book - showcase...
BookScotland has around a hundred saline lagoons, coastal lochs that are not quite as saline as the sea. A small number of organisms are confined to these lochs, but most of these are very small and belong to groups that are difficult to identify. A consortium of specialists in identification...
Howson, C M ; Chambers, Susan ; Pye, Sankurie E ; Ware, F J
BookOne of the problems of working on lochs that are slightly saline is a group of tiny (1-4mm) molluscs called mudsnails (Hydrobiidae). The rarest of these, Hydrobia acuta neglecta, was first identified in the UK in the Uists. This project aimed to eliminate any doubt about the identity. Genetic analyses...
Chevalier, M ; Pye, Sankurie E ; Porter, J ; Chambers, Susan
BookEmigration has been an ever-present theme in the story of Scotland. In 1914, as the world prepared for war, thousands of men enlisted in Scotland for military service, and across the British empire and beyond thousands more of Scottish birth and descent joined up. As optimism gave way to the...
Allan, Stuart ; Forsyth, David S
BookThis report summarises the findings of three complementary projects commissioned by SNH to inform the selection of Priority Areas for wildcat conservation; as proposed in the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan 2013. The scoping projects combined field surveys, taxonomic and genetic assessments, population modelling and a questionnaire survey of public...
Littlewood, N A ; Campbell, R D ; Dinnie, L ; Gilbert, L ; Hooper, R …
BookUsed for centuries as a decorative artefact, amber was treasured, too, for its perceived magical powers, crafted into charms and amulets to heal and ward off evil spirits. Amber also has the unique capacity to preserve fragile life that is millions of years old, opening a special window into the...
Ross, Andrew ; Sheridan, J A
BookScotland boasts some of the most famous fossil localities in the world, and for a small country, has a remarkable fossil record with almost every period of geological time represented by Scottish localities. These localities provide snapshots of the plants and animals that have inhabited Scotland through deep time. They...
Trewin, N H