The Last Forest

The Last Forest : Story of Hatfield Forest

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A study of Hatfield forest by a renowned authority on the history of the countryside. Hatfield forest is an area of supreme interest and natural beauty. All the elements of a medieval forest survive, making it unique in England and possibly the world. He describes it's natural history, discussing the wildlife associated with the forest over the centuries and overall human history, from early settlement in prehistoric times to the conservation issues of today. In the last Forest, Dr Rackham provides a profound and fascinating dimension to our understanding of history and the landscape.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 28mm | 539.77g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 12pp b&w photographs
  • 0753805251
  • 9780753805251

About Oliver Rackham

Dr Oliver Rackham is a botanist and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. An acknowledged authority on the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and pasture. THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE won the 1986 Angel Literary Award, the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Prize and the Natural World Book of the Year Award.show more

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