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    DescriptionFrom our suburban streets which still trace the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded - evidence of man's effect on Britain is everywhere. Packed with over 250 maps and photographs, compellingly written and argued, this highly acclaimed book will permanently change the way you see your surroundings.


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    Title
    The Making of the British Landscape
    Subtitle
    How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Pryor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141040592
    ISBN 10: 0141040599
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    DC22: 911.41
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHTP
    Illustrations note
    250 photos and maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Former president of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Francis Pryor has spent thirty years studying the prehistory of the Fens. He has excavated sites as diverse as Bronze Age farms, field systems and entire Iron Age villages. He appears frequently on TV's Time Team and is the author of Seahenge, as well as Britain BC and Britain AD, both of which he adapted and presented as Channel 4 series.
    Review quote
    Pryor is that rare combination of a first-rate working archaeologist and a good writer, with the priceless ability of being able to explain complex ideas clearly. This is popular archaeology at its best. Times Higher Educational Supplement Under his gaze, the land starts to fill with tribes and clans wandering this way and that, leaving traces that can still be seen today... Pryor feels the land rather than simply knowing it -- Kathryn Hughes Guardian I guarantee you'll enjoy it British Archaeology Compelling, deeply rewarding and hugely impressive ... pull on your boots and coat, go out into the open -- Philip Marsden Sunday Times A rollercoaster across a hundred centuries ... Pryor clearly loves this country in the marrow of his bones -- Adam Nicholson Scotsman