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The Resource The making of the British landscape : how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today, Francis Pryor

The making of the British landscape : how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today, Francis Pryor

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The making of the British landscape : how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today
Title
The making of the British landscape
Title remainder
how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today
Statement of responsibility
Francis Pryor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In "The Making of the British Landscape", eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pryor, Francis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Landscape changes
  • Great Britain
Label
The making of the British landscape : how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today, Francis Pryor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Britain after the ages of ice (10,000-4,500 BC) -- The first farmers (4500-2500 BC) -- The making of the landscape: the Bronze Age (2,500-800 BC) -- The rise of Celtic culture: the Iron Age (800 BC-AD 43) -- Enter a few Romans (AD 43-410) -- New light on 'Dark Age' and Saxon landscapes (AD 410-800) -- The Viking Age (800-1066) -- Steady growth: landscapes before the Black Death (1066-1350) -- The rise of the individual: the Black Death and its aftermath (1350-1550) -- Productive and polite: rural landscapes in early modern times (1550-1750) -- From plague to prosperity: townscapes in early modern times (1550-1800) -- Rural rides: the countryside in modern times (1750-1900) -- Dark satanic mills? Townscapes in modern times (1750-1900) -- The planner triumph: landscapes in the late nineteetn and twentieth centuries -- Sat Nav Britain: what future for the landscape?
Control code
ocn489636210
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 811 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846142055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., (some col.), maps
Label
The making of the British landscape : how we have transformed the land, from prehistory to today, Francis Pryor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Britain after the ages of ice (10,000-4,500 BC) -- The first farmers (4500-2500 BC) -- The making of the landscape: the Bronze Age (2,500-800 BC) -- The rise of Celtic culture: the Iron Age (800 BC-AD 43) -- Enter a few Romans (AD 43-410) -- New light on 'Dark Age' and Saxon landscapes (AD 410-800) -- The Viking Age (800-1066) -- Steady growth: landscapes before the Black Death (1066-1350) -- The rise of the individual: the Black Death and its aftermath (1350-1550) -- Productive and polite: rural landscapes in early modern times (1550-1750) -- From plague to prosperity: townscapes in early modern times (1550-1800) -- Rural rides: the countryside in modern times (1750-1900) -- Dark satanic mills? Townscapes in modern times (1750-1900) -- The planner triumph: landscapes in the late nineteetn and twentieth centuries -- Sat Nav Britain: what future for the landscape?
Control code
ocn489636210
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 811 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846142055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., (some col.), maps

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