Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

by Oliver Rackham
     
 

Long accepted as the best work on the subject, this is both a comprehensive history of Britain's woodlands and a field guide that presents trees individually and as part of the landscape. Extending from prehistoric times up to the Middle Ages, it also describes the subsequent decline until the present century. "This is the book that felled the romantic clich� of…  See more details below

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Long accepted as the best work on the subject, this is both a comprehensive history of Britain's woodlands and a field guide that presents trees individually and as part of the landscape. Extending from prehistoric times up to the Middle Ages, it also describes the subsequent decline until the present century. "This is the book that felled the romantic clich� of sylvan England...There are heroes in this book as much as in any history, but they are ancient oaks and beeches and hornbeams..."—Simon Schama. "...a classic..."—Country Life. 6 1/4 X 9 1/4. 61 B&W Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460041836
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1978
Pages:
176

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