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The History of the Countryside

The Classic History of Britain's Landscape, Flora and Fauna

Oliver Rackham

Involving climate, soil and landforms, flora and fauna, archaeology and historical sources, but with woodland and wood-pasture at its heart, Rackham’s classic 1986 study describes the ‘ordinary landscape of Britain’ created by the interaction of the natural world and human activity over millennia. The book deals particularly with the medieval period and the earlier, so-called ‘Dark Ages’, exploring the various features that make up the countryside, including woodland, fields, hedgerows, highways and moorland, ending with fens, rivers and the sea.

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  • Publisher: Weidenfeld
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 462pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 232x152mm
  • ISBN: 9781474614023
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
514643
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