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The New Forest: A Personal View offers a personal view of the New Forest which stems from the author's many years of residence and research activities within the Forest. This has provided him with a deep appreciation of its unique rural charm and rich history.
In writing The New Forest: A Personal View the author wishes to share with readers his own enjoyment of this special part of England. Its difference from many other national parks is that it is home to many people and this has given the Forest a more dynamic environment.
The New Forest: A Personal View has continued to develop and change over its ten centuries without losing its unique rural outlook. It has been a royal hunting ground, a source of timber to the nation, provided open space for grazing cattle, a source of minerals and charcoal, and more recently, a place dedicated to relaxation and leisure. In spite of these changes its character has remained remarkably unspoilt and many of its customs have survived to the present day.
This New Edition (the first edition was published in 1998), includes additional historical material, updates and many new photos.
- List of Illustrations
- Introduction A Bit of History: The New Forest before the Normans
- The Normans and afterwards The Inhabitants: The Forest People
- A Curious Visitor
- The Ponies
- The Deer My Favourite Places: Lyndhurst
- Burley Hill
- Rhinefield House
- New Park
- Highcliffe Castle
- Hurst Castle
- Buckler's Hard
- Park Hill
- Ashurst Lodge
- Appendix: English Monarchs from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day
- Map of the Forest
Prof Carlos A. Brebbia graduated at the University of Litoral, Argentina. He received his PhD at Southampton University, England in 1968 and worked at MIT, USA and the Central Electricity Research Laboratories, UK as well as the University of Princeton, USA. Prof Carlos A. Brebbia was appointed Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK in 1969 and a senior lecturer in 1976 before becoming a Reader in Computational Engineering. In 1979 he became Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California at Irvine. He is now Chairman of Computational Mechanics and Director of Wessex Institute of Technology. Prof Carlos A. Brebbia has written over 250 scientific papers, is author or co-author of 13 books and editor or co-editor of over 80 other books. He is an internationally well known specialist in numerical methods, finite and boundary elements and in the computer solution of engineering problems. Prof Carlos A. Brebbia is the Editor or co-editor of five scientific journals and has carried out a great deal of consultancy work for the engineering industry as well as having participated in many international projects and conferences