The History of the Countryside


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From its earliest origins to the present day, this award-winning, beautifully written book describes the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside. 'A classic' Richard Mabey

Exploring the natural and man-made features of the land - fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods and wood pastures - he shows conclusively and unforgettably how they have developed over the centuries. In doing so, he covers a wealth of related subjects to provide a fascinating account of the sometimes subtle and sometimes radical ways in which people, fauna, flora, climate, soils and other physical conditions have played their part in the shaping of the countryside.

Paperback / softback 480 pages, 25

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781474614023

Published: 19 Mar 2020

Weight: 590g

Dimensions: 345 x 328 x 35 (mm)

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