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Nicholas Crane - The Making of the British Landscape (2nd Hand Hardback)

£9.95
SKU B000011
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Geography, Earth Sciences & Space
  • Published : 2016 (W & N - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9780297856665
  • SKU : B000011
  • PPC : SP900gm
  • RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

How much do we really know about the place we call 'home'?

In this sweeping, timely book, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain.

The British landscape has been continuously occupied by humans for 12,000 years, from the end of the Ice Age to 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.

'The book I admired most was Nicholas Crane's The Making of the British Landscape . . . as panoramic as it is revelatory' - Tom Holland, Observer Books of the Year.

'The book I want most for Christmas is the satisfyingly hefty The Making of the British Landscape by the ever reliable Nicholas Crane' - Bill Bryson, Observer Books of the Year.

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