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The making of the British landscape

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From the Ice age to the present.

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.

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Author(s):
Nicholas Crane
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 976 g
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297856669
ISBN-13:
9780297856665
Number of pages:
580
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
The making of the British landscape

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From the Ice age to the present.

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.

Dust jacket undamaged.
No inscriptions.

Author(s):
Nicholas Crane
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 976 g
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297856669
ISBN-13:
9780297856665
Number of pages:
580
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
The making of the British landscape

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