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By Nicholas Crane

How a lot will we relatively learn about where we name 'home'? during this sweeping, well timed e-book, Nicholas Crane tells the tale of Britain.

The British panorama has been regularly occupied by means of people for 12,000 years, from the top of the Ice Age to the twenty-first century. it's been reworked from a eu peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering towns and delightful countryside.

In this geographical trip via time, we find the traditional dating among humans and position and the deep-rooted tensions among city and countryside.

The dual drivers of panorama switch - weather and inhabitants - have arguably wielded as a lot impression on our habitat as monarchs and politics. From tsunamis and farming to Roman debacles and business cataclysms, from henge to high-rise and hamlet to city, it is a ebook approximately swap and variation. AS Britain lurches from an exploitative previous in the direction of a extra sustainable destiny, this can be the tale of our age.

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