The Making Of The British Landscape

The Making Of The British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present

Travel & Maps, Travel Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/10/2017
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The British landscape has been continuously occupied by humans for 12,000 years, from the end of the Ice Age till the twenty-first century. It has been transformed from a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite countryside.

In this geographical journey through time, we discover the ancient relationship between people and place and the deep-rooted tensions between town and countryside.

The twin drivers of landscape change - climate and population - have arguably wielded as much influence on our habitat as monarchs and politics. From tsunamis and farming to Roman debacles and industrial cataclysms, from henge to high-rise and hamlet to metropolis, this is a book about change and adaptation.

As Britain lurches from an exploitative past towards a more sustainable future, this is the story of our age.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780753826676
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 480g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 42 mm

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The Making Of The British Landscape
Read this, anyone with an interest in Britain
Like the title says, an account of the making of our landscape, but what you need to know is that it is a truly fascinating, detailed and comprehensive acc... READ MORE
Sally Morgan
The Making Of The British Landscape
You Will Not Look at the Landscape with the Same View.
A wordy book full of history about the British Landscape that is conveyed with passion by Nicolas Crane. It is well written and full of interest but probab... READ MORE
Andie Timms
The Making Of The British Landscape
A complete reference book and so much more .....
This book, and indeed Nicholas Crane himself, should be regarded as a national treasure. Yes it is extremely lengthy and, as another reviewer stated, I had... READ MORE