Snowdonia is one of Britain's foremost National Parks, and over the years has drawn millions of visitors to enjoy its beauty. It combines picturesque scenery with areas of rugged natural splendour. This collection presents a picture of life in and around the Park from the end of the last century to date. It shows the people of Snowdonia, residents as well as tourists, and the characteristic industries in which they worked - sheep farming, metal mining, and quarrying stone and slate - industries that have declined and all but disappeared in an economy now geared to tourism. The awe-inspiring scenery of Snowdonia is depicted, and a special focus given to places associated with myth and folk legend. This is the turf on which King Arthur, Merlin and Owain Glyndwr allegedley walked; more recently, famous climbers including Sir Edmund Hilary have explored the region and the book also includes images of the early years of mountain climbing. Photographs of the Snowdon Mountain Railway and of local narrow gauge railways are not forgotten. "Snowdonia" contains over 200 photographs, many of which have never been published before. They are accompanied by informative captions by Welsh author Jim Roberts. This book will be of great interest to everyone who have ever visited the area over the years, and it will make a captivating and unusual souvenir.