Stunning book on how the countryside came to be!
What makes this book
great is that for all 500 pages, its a total page turner!
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Illustrated History of the Countryside by Oliver Rackham
fascinating companion guide to the true story of Britain's countryside
from Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
The British countryside was made: barely an acre of our land is in its
prehistoric state. This book shows how woods, fields ponds and heath grew
up alongside mankind; how they were used, and how historical documents as
well as the land itself takes us far back into history.
The land changes slowly, and despite the damage of the last 100 years
there is much of historical interest to be found, and the guided walks of
the illustrated edition take you there.
A beautiful example of how a lifelong academic can remain passionate
about his subject and totally readable.
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