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Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

Oliver Rackham

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Prose: non-fiction, Natural history, Trees, wildflowers & plants, The Earth: natural history general

A beautifully written classic of nature writing.
'A masterly account...of supreme interest...a classic' Country Life

Long accepted as the best work on the subject, Oliver Rackham's book is both a comprehensive history of Britain's woodland and a field-work guide that presents trees individually and as part of the landscape.

From prehistoric times, through the Roman period and into the Middle Ages, Oliver Rackham describes the changing character, role and history of trees and woodland. He concludes this definitive study with a section on the conservation and future of Britain's trees, woodlands and hedgerows.

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Praise for Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

  • As an aid to understanding the landscape I haven't found its equal - NEW SCIENTIST

  • A masterly account...of supreme interest...a classic of recorded field work and meticulous scholarship - COUNTRY LIFE

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Oliver Rackham

Dr Oliver Rackham was a botanist and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. An acknowledged authority on the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and pasture. THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE won the 1986 Angel Literary Award, the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Prize and the Natural World Book of the Year Award.

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