on 30 November 2011
An excellent book. A concept that had been very, very vague in the back of the mind suddenly becomes reality. The maps are wonderful. Suddenly you can see where it all was, and how it all was, thousands of years ago. It redimensions Europe. Since I bought my copy I have bought 3 more for my family.
on 30 October 2013
The rising sea level at the end of the last Ice Age drowned 'Doggerland', a vast area of lowland between UK and Europe bigger than mainland UK. At one stage, you could have hiked from the Pennines to within sight of Scandinavia, glimpsing it across a channel like the Straits of Dover...
This wonderful book gives a first pass at the recent findings. Although there is a lot of info, it is accessible to a 'Time Team' / 'Meet the Ancestors' audience.
I've read it once, in a hurry, but know I must read it over and over again in the months to come.
on 9 December 2012
Today, sea levels are at the forefront of social and scientific discussions
The landscape: Doggerland of Europe's North Sea was slowly submerged several
millennia ago. A known fact...
The scholarship of this book is invaluable.
Makes one think of the past, present and future of the planet: Earth.