Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places
Bletchley Park and Blenheim Palace, Lindisfarne Priory, the Martyrs’ tree in Tolpuddle, and a water pump in Broadwick Street, Soho, are a few of the historically meaningful places that were nominated by the public and selected by Historic England’s experts for the Irreplaceable project. Arranged by ten themes, from science and discovery to protest, the book offers a richly illustrated, multi-faceted history of the country, explored through the landscapes and built environments around us today.
Rising in Tibet and flowing over 3,900 miles, the Yangtze is the world's third longest river. Here, Philip Wilkinson explores the Yangtze's hold over Chinese and Westerners alike and its role in history, from the Three Kingdoms to Mao's Long March. He also examines the river's wildlife, its industries and the construction of the colossal and controversial Three Gorges Dam. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, maps and a time line, this remarkable book portrays a river as varied and mysterious as China itself.