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Not encyclopaedic perhaps, but excellent all the same,
This review is from: The Megalithic European: The 21st Century Traveller in Prehistoric Europe (Hardcover)Julian Cope continues to work very hard at promoting the temples of our ancestors. Looking at the places he highlights makes you reel with the realisation that so many structures can still exist after the turbulence of the last couple of millennia. His first book was wide in scope - this seems less so, but covering a whole continent was never going to be easy. Particularly impressive is that it was completed in a short time and has a lot of useful information gained from personal experience. No mean feat.
He is thoughtful, realistic, sometimes scholarly, which makes the academic content of the first part of the book seem at odds with the opulent but somewhat off-putting packaging. The gazetteer will be much used, and complements works by Burl in particular very nicely.
Nonetheless, good on Julian for producing another book on a subject that's not taken seriously enough. It's sure to appeal to many people, and provoke enthusiasm and thought in them.