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

Nicholas Crane

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket is in fine condition.

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, 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.

  • ISBN 9780297856665
  • Title The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present
  • Author Nicholas Crane
  • Publisher Orion
  • Binding Hardback

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