World Waterfall Database
Book Review

The Waterfalls of Scotland

Stott, Louis (author)

Aberdeen University Press, 1987
Edition 1
Format Hard Cover
Print Style Partial Color
Book Type Reference
Page Count 218
ISBN 0-08-032424-X
In Print? No
Picture quality (3)
Picture Quantity (2)
Accuracy of Content (5)
Thoroughness of Content (5)
Production Value (4)

Reviewed by Dean Goss

In order to obtain this book, I got into a bidding war on eBay. At the time, I had long been unable to find a copy...anywhere. After a couple of fruitless years of searching, I found a copy on eBay and got into a bidding war with a most tenacious bidder. It cost me a bit more than I intended to pay, but this book is a very, very good book.

This heavily illustrated book is organized by region within Scotland and addresses over 750 waterfalls. It is moderately adorned with photographs and reproductions of paintings and lithographs. It is also very well written, steeped in history, and meticulous in the copious amounts of data. There are abundant maps strewn about the book. Each waterfall entry has the appropriate 50,000 series ordnance map name and a small descriptive text entry. The appendix in the back is organized on a region by region basis, and is further broken down by watercourse. This book, in addition to being a fine read, is a data miner's dream.

The Bottom Line: If you live in or plan to visit Scotland, you should have this book. It's a very, very thorough book.

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