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W&N History HB / TPB July £20.00 384pp 8pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 85666 5 / 978 0 297 85667 2 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 85735 8

‘A man with adventure in his soul, and a talent for communicating his passion, Crane is something of a treasure’ – Daily Mail

W&N Non-Fiction / History • July 2015

NICHOLAS CRANE The Making of the British Landscape

The fascinating 10,000-year history of Britain’s landscape, from the Ice Age to the 21st century. The British landscape is set to change perhaps more rapidly than ever before in the next hundred years. In this impressive book Nicholas Crane describes the impact on our countryside of successive waves of civilisations from Mesolithic adventurers and the Romans to modern citydwellers. Significant events in human history, the Black Death, the enclosure of land and the Industrial Revolution among them, have all profoundly shaped Britain’s landscape. But in turn geology has determined the architecture of our cities and no other factor than climate has given as much character to the varied scenery of Britain. Part journey and part history, The Making of the British Landscape brilliantly illustrates how Britain and its landscapes became so wonderfully diverse. Nicholas Crane is a prize-winning author, an expert cartographer and an international explorer. He presents BBC2’s highly successful Coast series.

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Location: North-West London Available for interview @nicholascrane