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Coast: Our Island Story: A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline [Paperback]

Nicholas Crane
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7 Jun 2012

Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications.

And the people who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers - have an incredible tale to tell.

Coast: Our Island Story is an enthralling account, sparkling with geography, history, adventure and eccentric characters, told with Nick Crane's trademark charisma and wit.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849904340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849904346
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

In this fascinating portrait of our islands, Nick Crane takes us on a journey of discovery around our coastline - now in paperback edition.

About the Author

Nicholas Crane is an award-winning writer, journalist, cartographer and geographer, and a lead presenter of the BBC's Coast, Mapman and Great British Journeys. His previous books include Great British Journeys, Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West and Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet and he also writes for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. He was awarded the 1992 Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his journeys in Tibet, China, Afghanistan and Africa. He lives in London with his wife and children.

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4.0 out of 5 stars OUT SHINES TV's COAST 7 April 2011
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We expect great things from Nick Crane and even after watching the COAST TV series this new book is a work that will be reread several times. The research for the volume is very impressive. As a person like me who lives in the centre of England with brief sightings of any part of our coast this is a book that encourages a few more holidays at the seaside with eyes wide open
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 16 Feb 2013
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bought this as a present and the person who i gave it to really enjoyed it it went well with his collection of coast books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coast: Our Island Story 8 Feb 2014
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Book was purchased for a Christmas gift. Recipient was delighted and has found it fascinating reading. I would be happy to purchase a similar book sometime.
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