The Celts

The Celts

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'Informed, impeccably researched and written' Neil OliverThe Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and their enduring legacy today. What emerges is not a wild people, but a highly sophisticated tribal culture that influenced the ancient world - and even Rome. It is the story of a multicultural civilization, linked by a common language.It is the story of how ideas travelled in prehistory, how technology and art spread across the continent. It is the story of a five-hundred year fight between two civilizations that came to define the world we live in today.It is the story of a culture that changed Europe forever. 'Roberts's lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory' Observer'Clear-spoken and enthusiastic' Telegraphshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 21mm | 256g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • HERON BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784293350
  • 9781784293352
  • 52,677

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The Celts are here and all around us, even today. The Romans might have tried to snuff them out, but the flames were not wholly extinguished. Alice's book will make them easier to find From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from this book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself Alice Roberts is our pre-eminent science storyteller A masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are--Observer on The Incredible Unlikeliness of Beingshow more

About Dr. Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is an anatomist, archaeologist, anthropologist, historian, television presenter, author and professor at the University of Birmingham. She has presented Coast, Digging for Britain and The Incredible Human Journey on BBC2, Inside Science on Radio 4 and has appeared as an expert on Time Team on Channel 4. She writes a regular column for The Observer and is passionate about human health, evolution and history. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.show more

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140 ratings
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2 5% (7)
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