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Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape by Oliver Rackham

Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape


Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape by Oliver Rackham

'A masterly account...of supreme interest...a classic of recorded field work and meticulous scholarship' Country LifeLong 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.'As an aid to understanding the landscape I haven't found its equal' New Scientist

About the Author

Dr Oliver Rackham is 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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Publication date

15th February 2001


Oliver Rackham

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


256 pages


Trees, wildflowers & plants
Environmental management
Conservation of the environment



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