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Best serious guide since Butler,
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This review is from: The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor (Paperback)This guide is a much needed replacement for Jeremy Butler's five volumes of "Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities" which appear to have become out of print almost as fast as they were published at varying times in the 1990's.
Like Butler, this guide is full of maps and diagrams, including a number of fold out pages, so you don't loose the centre of the map in the gutter of the book. Unlike Butler It is also is full of colour photos throughout the text, of a good quality.
Butler sorts everything by place, but this guide is arranged in three parts, Prehistoric, Medieval and Industrial & Military. This chronological approach is generally more satisfactory, and the scope of the book is wider than the Butler books. Phil Newman is to be congratulated on a first rate book, and English Heritage who published it have produced a quality product in a large format.
The book is in a size which approximates to A4 but is rather less narrow, which is to be preferred on a book rich in illustrations.
Rather bizarrely, there is a two page Summary at the beginning of the book repeated in French and German. Perhaps this relates to some academic or EU need I am unaware of.