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Hidden Histories : A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape (Hardcover) (Mary-ann Ochota)

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For the times when you're driving past a lumpy, bumpy field and you wonder what made the lumps and bumps; for when you're walking between two lines of grand trees, wondering when and why they were planted; for when you see a brown heritage sign pointing to a 'tumulus' but you don't know what to look for... Entertaining and factually rigorous, Hidden Histories will help you decipher the story of our landscape through the features you can see around you.

This Spotter's Guide arms the amateur explorer with the crucial information needed to 'read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped our green and pleasant land. Photographs and diagrams point out specific details and typical examples to help the curious Spotter 'get their eye in' and understand what they're looking at, or looking for. Specially commissioned illustrations bring to life the processes that shaped the landscape (from medieval ploughing to Roman road building).

Stand-alone capsules explore interesting aspects of history (like the Highland Clearances or the coming of Christianity), and text boxes provide definitions of jargon or handy references as required (like a glossary of what different field names mean).

Each chapter culminates in a checklist of key details to look for, other things it might be, and gives details of where to find some of the best examples in Britain.

Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History, Travel
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Mary-ann Ochota
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2016
TCIN: 51750696
UPC: 9780711236929
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-7549
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