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The Hidden Landscape

Richard A. Fortey


PUBLISHED: 2nd June 1994
ISBN: 9780712660402
ANNOTATION:
An exploration of time and place in which Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change we learn to read the clues they contain.
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PUBLISHED: 2nd June 1994
ISBN: 9780712660402
ANNOTATION:
An exploration of time and place in which Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change we learn to read the clues they contain.

Annotation

An exploration of time and place in which Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change we learn to read the clues they contain.

Publisher Description

In this book, Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of Britain to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events which dictate not only the personality of the landscape but the nature of the soil, the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain: that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whiskey, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago.

Prizes

Winner of Natural World Book of the Year Award 1993

Product Details

Pages
320
Year
1994
ISBN-10
0712660402
ISBN-13
9780712660402
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1994-06-02
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp colour halftones and 100 b&w illustrations
Media
Book
Author
Richard A. Fortey
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Subtitle
A Journey into the Geological Past