W&N History HB / TPB June £20.00 / £14.99 384pp 16pp 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
NICHOLAS CRANE The Making of the British Landscape An Alternative History from the Ice Age to the Present
The fascinating 10,000-year evolution of Britain’s landscape, from the acclaimed author and co-presenter of BBC Two’s Coast. The British landscape is set to change perhaps more rapidly than ever before in the next one hundred years. In this dazzling book Nicholas Crane describes the impact on our countryside of successive waves of civilisations from Mesolithic adventurers and the Romans to modern city-dwellers. 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 so 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. His books include Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet and Great British Journeys. He co-presents Coast on BBC Two, which recently completed its tenth series. He is currently President of the Royal Geographical Society.
W&N Non-Fiction • June 2016
Location: North London Available for interview @nicholascrane