This Land: Landscape Wonders Of Britain by Roly SmithThis Land: Landscape Wonders Of Britain by Roly Smith

This Land: Landscape Wonders Of Britain

byRoly SmithPhotographed byJoe CornishForeword byBill Bryson

Hardcover | March 24, 2016

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Joe Cornish is widely acknowledged as Britain's finest landscape photographer. In this new collection he explores fifty of the most amazing landscapes in Britain.

Taking its cue from these Isles' extraordinarily diverse geology, This Land ranges from the ancient quartzite rocks of the Scottish Highlands to the gritstones and limestones of the English Pennines and the rolling chalk downs of Southern England. There are sections on Mountains, Islands, Forests and Coasts, and the book concludes with a fascinating look at the ways in which British people have shaped the landscape over thousands of years.

Accompanying text by leading outdoors writer and campaigner Roly Smith explains how each type of rock creates its own distinctive landforms and vegetation, and how these have often been made the subject of local folklore and legend. There is room for some personal recollections from Joe and Roly about their own experiences in these magical places.

Paul Gallagherÿis a professional photographer knownÿfor his outstanding monochrome landscape work, and has written widely for the photographic press.Roly Smith is a freelance writer, editor and consultant and the author of over 60 books on walking and the countryside. He was recently dubbed 'Mr Peak District' by his local newspaper. Ba...
Title:This Land: Landscape Wonders Of BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 inPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:071123504X

ISBN - 13:9780711235045

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