The British Isles

The British Isles

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Did you know... ...that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4, 000 years old? ... that London is one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? ... that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is officially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a mere 206 cm (81 in.) in length? From a Scottish waterfall three times the height of Niagara Falls to the last foreign invasion of Britain and the birthplace of the first Oscar-winning Welshman, The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer brings together hundreds of remarkable facts and feats each pertaining to a different location from across Britain and Ireland. As much an accessible and informative reference book as it is an entertaining miscellany, it aims to expand our knowledge of these extraordinary islands while uncovering and celebrating some of their most remarkable people and places.... Vagrant birds spotted Usually native to central and northern Asia, two taiga flycatchers were spotted in Britain in 2003, the first ... the building has won several significant architectural and design awards, including two RIBA Awards in 2005.

Title:The British Isles
Author: Paul Anthony Jones
Publisher:Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW - 2012-11-07

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