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REVIEW Ç GYM-APPAREL.CO.UK Ò Francis Pryor T 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 h. Comprehensive and excellent book on landscape and historyI saw this as an update to Prof WG Hoskins' much loved and much read Making of the English Landscape but it's considerably than that There is plenty here if you are interested in this subject as I am It is certainly comprehensive and well researched and takes a modern and developed view of landscape and history as a practical and everyday subject I like this book a lot but there's certainly plenty of it and I have chipped away gradually and read it all It will certainly make me visit uite a few new places

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CHARACTERS Û The Making of the British Landscape À [PDF / Epub] ★ The Making of the British Landscape Author Francis Pryor – 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 Ave 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 tim. I would recommend this to anyone who really doesn't know much about archaeology or landscapes of Britain I ploughed through it and mostly thought it was very well written and interesting learnt tons I didn't know and put a lot in contextit took a long time but i enjoyed reading it in patches

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The Making of the British LandscapeThis is the changing story of of the MOBI #242 Britain as it has been preserved in our fields roads buildings towns The Making ePUB #10003 and villages mountains forests and islands From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished Making of the PDFEPUB #10003 farms to the Norfolk Broads formed when medieval pea. I have a personally signed copy that I purchased during a visit to Flag Fen Now to get around to reading the damn thing And get around to reading the damned thing I have so with that all I can say is what a fantastic read In chronological order Pryor has presented an excellent general reading of the ever changing British landscape Easy to read with clear and concise case studies in each and every chapter this is a very good book indeed From the end of the Ice age through to the modern issues of the building of Motorways and shopping centres Pryor has delved into all areas From plague to town planning he has shown a Britain of human intervention in just about every part of its landscape He has backed his prose with fantastic colour plates and illustrations throughout The footnotes Further Reading and Research List of Reference and Glossary are as they should be the best uality For what he presented in the preface as a general study Pryor has done a remarkable job on what is a huge subject What I also liked was the personal opinions he put in to the writing One can feel his passion for the subject a newish subject for himself as he readily admits Chapter 15 Sat Nav Britain What Future for the Landscape was full of his passionate opinions and agree or disagree I would suggest it is no bad thing at all that Britain has someone of his standing making the issues known Prior to reading this book my thoughts of Landscape as a subject tended towards the rural aspects of life think of a Constable painting for example I had never really put the term Landscape into how humans made it what it was be that either rural or urban or from agricultural through to industrial This book has changed the way I look at my surrounds what I see on a day to day basis be that going for a morning walk in my local forest or taking my car to the shopping centre To have such a sudden profound influence on my everyday viewing of my surrounds is no mean feat This is as influential a book on me personally that I have ever read The crazy thing is that I am an infreuent visitor to Britain living in Brisbane ueensland Australia During the reading of this I was asked “Might you re purpose The Making of the British Landscape as research for a rural holiday” This was an excellent uestion and my response was that with my visits to Britain being only about once every 5 years I had always tried to take in various sites and scenes based on my previous historical reading That on my next visit I would be looking for a battered old paperback copy to take with me But what else I thought after could one take Pryor has at the end of the book added a two page chapter called Books to keep in the car boot What a great resource As mentioned not being in Britain it has made me think that there is a need for similar book about my local surrounds If I could find anything even half as good as this I would be very happy indeed With that thought I think that it is books like this that makes Britain so attractive to the visitor There have been a long list of authors who write with great insight and passion about its history and its landscape I would add anything by Francis Pryor to that long list Grab this book and his car boot list and let British landscape and its history take you on a great big adventure