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Phoenix: The History of the Countryside: The Classic History of Britain's Landscape, Flora and Fauna
     

Phoenix: The History of the Countryside: The Classic History of Britain's Landscape, Flora and Fauna

by Oliver Rackham
 

Fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods, and wood pastures: this tribute to the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside illustrates how it developed over the centuries. Going right up to the present day, and including both natural and man-made features, it demonstrates the sometimes subtle, sometimes radical ways

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Fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods, and wood pastures: this tribute to the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside illustrates how it developed over the centuries. Going right up to the present day, and including both natural and man-made features, it demonstrates the sometimes subtle, sometimes radical ways in which people, flora, fauna, climate, soils, and other physical conditions have played a role in shaping the landscape. "...quirky and rewarding...full of answers to questions that others have not had the wit to ask."—Economist. "One thing is certain: no one would be wise to write further on our natural history...without thinking very hard about what is contained in these authoritative pages."—Country Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842124406
Publisher:
Phoenix Press, WC2
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Phoenix Press Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.49(d)

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