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    DescriptionThe story of the land that became Scotland is one of dramatic geological events and impressive human endeavour. Alistair Moffats gripping narrative ranges from the great thaw at the end of the Ice Age which was instrumental in shaping Scotlands magnificent landscape through the megalith builders, the Celts and the Picts, to the ascension of King Constantine II. Moffat deploys his knowledge with wit and deftness, interweaving the story with numerous special features on topics as diverse as cave drawings of dancing girls, natural birth control, the myth of Atlantis and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence all of them valuable, sometimes quirky, additions to the whole picture. Rounding out the account is a selection of carefully chosen colour photographs that give a strong sense of the Scottish landscape and monuments. Erudite and entertaining, "Before Scotland", newly available in paperback, transforms our understanding of a neglected period. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the land that became Scotland.


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    Title
    Before Scotland
    Subtitle
    The Story of Scotland Before History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Moffat
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 670 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500287958
    ISBN 10: 0500287953
    Classifications

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    LC classification: DA777 .M64 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    22 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    29 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London