The History of the Countryside

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From its earliest origins to the present day, Rackham describes the endlessly changing character of Britain’s countryside. Exploring the natural and man-made features of the land he shows how they have developed over the centuries.

ISBN: 9781474614023 Author: Rackham, Oliver Publisher: Orion Publishing Co, WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Publication Date: 19th March 2020 Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Cover: Paperback Dewey: 941.009734 (edition:23) Pages: xvi, 445 , 16 unnumbered of plates Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

‘One thing is certain: no one would be wise to write further on our natural history, or to make films about it, without thinking very hard about what is contained in these authoritative pages’ COUNTRY LIFE

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