The spectacular stone circles of western Europe, some nearly 6000 years old, have intrigued viewers through the ages. This beautiful book about these megalithic rings explores their ancestry, methods of construction, and eventual desertion. A substantially revised version of Aubrey Burl's highly praised work The Stone Circles of the British Isles, it offers new insights into the purpose of stone circles. It also provides a new interpretation of Stonehenge and of Callanish in Scotland, the first overview of the cromlechs in Brittany, a discussion of the problems of archaeoastronomy as related to stone circles, a greatly expanded Gazetteer, and an up-to-date list of radiocarbon dates and recent excavations. This hardback book is in very good condition. There is some minor creasing to the edges and corners of the dust jacket, most noticeable on the spine and scratches and marks to the back of the cover, from where price labels have been released. The front cover includes a round gold sticker that states "new revised edition. 50,000 copies sold". The black hardback cover, which features the title and publisher in silver writing down the spine, is in very good condition apart from some very minor creases to the corners and edges of the spine from how the book has been stored. The 462 pages themselves are in very good condition and appear unread, though there are a couple of small black marks and small chips to the page block, only visible when the book is closed.