Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide To The British Landscape

byMary-ann Ochota

Paperback | April 5, 2018

Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide To The British Landscape by Mary-ann Ochota
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For the times when you're driving past a lumpy, bumpy field and you wonder what made the lumps and bumps; for when you're walking between two lines of grand trees, wondering when and why they were planted; for when you see a brown heritage sign pointing to a ‘tumulus' but you don't know what to look for...Entertaining and factually rigorous, Hidden Histories will help you decipher the story of our landscape through the features you can see around you. This Spotter's Guide arms the amateur explorer with the crucial information needed to ‘read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped our green and pleasant land. Photographs and diagrams point out specific details and typical examples to help the curious Spotter ‘get their eye in' and understand what they're looking at, or looking for. Specially commissioned illustrations bring to life the processes that shaped the landscape - from medieval ploughing to Roman road building - and stand-alone capsules explore interesting aspects of history such as the Highland Clearances or the coming of Christianity. This unique guide uncovers the hidden stories behind the country's landscape, making it the perfect companion for an exploration of our green and pleasant land.

Mary-Ann Ochota is a broadcaster and anthropologist who gained her MA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in 2002. She is a reporter on Channel 4's Unreported World documentary strand, has presented on Time Team, and also programmes on ITV (including on Britain's Secret Treasures, for which she wrote the tie-in book), BBC4, BBC...
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Title:Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide To The British LandscapeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.75 X 6.95 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.75 X 6.95 X 1.05 inPublished:April 5, 2018Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711236933

ISBN - 13:9780711236936

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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