This early work on taxidermy is a fascinating read for the amateur or professional taxidermist and also contains much information that is still useful today. Extensively illustrated with full page diagrams and drawings. Contents Include: Tools and Materials; Preparing and Mounting a Deer Head; Preparing and Mounting a Fish; Preparing and Mounting a Bird; Preparing and Mounting a Wildcat; Preparing and Mounting a Small Mammal; Preparing and Mounting a Tortoise, A Horned Toad, and a Crayfish; Papier-Mâchés, Pasties, Mothproofing Solution, Etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remains the only dedicated guide to this perennially popular part of Britain. Offering in-depth exploration of both frequently visited and less well known destinations that will be of interest as much to locals as to newcomers, it is written in a friendly, engaging style and includes up-to-date listings of the best and sometimes least obvious places to eat, drink and sleep appealing to all budgets. Long popular with discerning travellers, Cornwall is now enjoying increased popularity with the 'Poldark effect' raising awareness of its lovely land- and seascapes to even greater heights. The region's unique Eden project continues to draw visitors, too, with its new attractions such as the Weather Maker Walkway. Few places can offer such geographical diversity - the rugged, storm-lashed north coast and wide, sandy beaches favoured by surfers are rarely more than a few miles from the sheltered creeks and coves and exotic gardens of the southern coast. Wild moorland is dotted with neolithic standing stones and awe-inspiring relics of Cornwall's mining heritage. And just 28 miles from Land's End, the Isles of Scilly offer an exhilarating blend of exoticism and wild isolation. Cornwall possesses an enduring appeal as a holiday destination for visitors of all ages. But with such popularity, it's all too easy to overlook the diverse character of the county and its less obvious destinations. Whether it's exploring the 'Cornish Alps' or the lonely Rame peninsula, a secret beach or a stone circle lost in wild moorland, or discovering where to listen to world-class musicians playing in tiny rural churches, or see where Cornwall's emblematic bird ,the chough is making a comeback, or finding where oysters are still harvested the traditional way and where the best Cornish ice-creams, pasties and cider are made, Bradt's Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is the ideal companion and an invitation to a rich, diverse and hugely enjoyable feast.