Island on the Edge of the World

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Taplinger Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1980 - Social Science - 160 pages

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User Review  - Rosinbow - LibraryThing

Fascinating account of remote island culture theratened and ultimately destroyed through outside contact with other well-meaning cultures. A sea-bird based lifestyle. Interesting detail of sod dwellings and detail of the sea bird hunting skills of the people. A Favorite. At Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

Fascinating look at this tiny island and its isolated community. Also an interesting study of the way societies react to change from without and how larger societies seek to influence smaller ones. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Charles MacLean has been researching and writing books and articles about whisky since 1981. He shares his enthusiasm and knowledge by giving talks and tastings around the world, by leading "whisky expeditions" in Scotland (The Whisky Train and Whisky Cruises), and by presenting training programs and classes for whisky companies, clubs, and individuals. His eight books on whisky include the standard work on whisky brands, Scotch Whisky, and the leading book on its subject, Malt Whisky, both of which were short-listed for Glenfiddich Awards. He is a member of the Judging Panel (Spirits) of the International Wines & Spirits Competition. He acts as a consultant to the whisky industry on a variety of matters, and was elected a Keeper of the Quaich, the industry's highest accolade. He is a Visiting Lecturer to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, and a Councilor of the Clan Maclean. He lives near Edinburgh.

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