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on 22 October 2014
The author has taken on a mammoth task and not quite managed to deliver. Some hard editorial input during the writing process could have trimmed away a lot of repetitive detail and made room for elaboration in other areas. The coverage of pre-history is highly detailed and shows real insight, but this gets progressively thinner as we approach more modern times. The treatment of more recent times is selective and opinionated, and rather lets the author down.
The diagrams and photos are too small on the Kindle to be of help in illustrating any points, I suspect that they only work in a large format publication.
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Fascinating update to Hoskins' ground-breaking original. So much more has been discovered. Written in an easy narrative style and packed with new information. Set to become a classic.
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on 29 March 2013
This is a tome but a good read and a textbook of how history is developing. Dr.Pryor writes well and makes us share his enthusiasm.
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on 20 August 2010
Francis Pryor's books are always a pleasure to read and then enjoy again and again. The Making of the British Landscape is hugely informative and wise and he clearly has a passion for the history of Britain. one of those books that you know will be on the bookshelf and referred to again and again
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on 18 June 2015
This is quite a long book, and I'm only just over ¼ of the way through, but it's a very interesting read. It covers every era of British history from around the end of the last Ice Age to the present, and explains how the landscape has developed through human activity over that time.
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on 14 January 2013
A rather long but interesting read. Pryor's views & opinions are clearly explained which makes one think about the countryside around you.
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on 23 September 2012
I bought this to give to a young archaeologist, already a Bsc in the subject, and he has enjoyed reading it and adding to his perception of the subject, so we are both very pleased!
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on 6 October 2014
In perfect condition and useful for those studying Geography.
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on 14 August 2014
Bought for antiquity mad daughter. She loves it
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on 15 July 2014
good product
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