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ISBN: 9780857041616
AUTHOR: Iain McGowan
Discover The Hebrides
Discover The Hebrides
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This book is an exploration of both Scotland’s western seaboard and the Hebridean Islands, following on from Iain McGowans’s highly successful Portrait of the Hebrides published by Halsgrove in 2008 and reprinted in 2011.

It is only some 250 years since early intrepid travellers began to explore the Hebrides. At that time there was still the barrier of an uncertain storm-tossed sea and a real fear of the unknown. For many who made the difficult journey, impressions were often formed of a bleak and lonely landscape sometimes considered far from desirable.

For present day visitors using modern transport and ferries the opposite is true. The Hebrides form an area of breathtaking beauty, of colour, light and mood. The ever-changing weather, space and isolation are now an attraction. Many are drawn here to seek that ‘away from it all’ atmosphere, to explore the various islands each with their own distinctive character and social history.

This latest volume packed with superb, evocative images explores the islands of Islay, Jura, Mull, Iona, Tiree, Lewis and Berneray to illustrate that certain yet almost indefinable spirit so apparent within the region. There is also additional coverage of the three contrasting islands of Skye, Eigg and Harris to supplement the previous book. This coupled with two initial chapters portraying the mainland western seaboard puts the Hebrides into their true island context as quite literally a place of timeless quality at the very edge of European civilisation.

Iain McGowan is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a professional photographer specialising in landscape and environmental photography. Discover the Hebrides is his twelfth book to be published by Halsgrove. Over the years he has had photographs reproduced not only in other books but also in magazines, postcards, brochures, tourism literature and exhibitions and he now spends a considerable amount of his time conducting Landscape Photographic workshops around the UK. Living in the South of England, but having travelled extensively around the Hebridean islands and Western Scotland and with undoubtedly Scottish ancestry there is still that certain ‘back home’ sensation when he travels north of the border.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 161 6, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published June 2012.

Portrait of the HebridesPortrait of the Hebrides - £14.99
This book from master photographer Iain McGowan is packed with superb, evocative images captures that certain, yet sometimes indefinable atmosphere that is unique within the region. Considerable emphasis has been placed on three contrasting islands – Skye, Eigg and Harris, each with their own chapters, but not neglecting several of the remaining islands.
Exploring the Inner HebridesExploring the Inner Hebrides - £12.99
This book records the impressions of naturalist Dr Mary Gillham exploring northwards along the island dotted Minch. It is aimed at the general reader and will be an essential companion for anyone who is intending to take a trip to the Inner Hebrides.
Web Price: £14.99
17.37 EUR 18.74 USD 24.55 AUD

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