Written by one of Britain's best-known naturalists, 'Woodlands' offers an insight into the trees of the British landscape. Looking at such diverse evidence as the woods used in buildings and ships, and how woodland has been portrayed in pictures and photographs, Rackham traces British woodland through the ages, from the evolution of wildwood, through man's effect on the landscape, modern forestry and its legacy, and recent conservation efforts and their effects. In his lively and thoroughly engaging style, Rackham explores woodlands and their history, through names, surveys, mapping and legal documents, archaeology, photographs and works of art.
Hardback. 480 pages. 153 x 234mm.
Publisher: - Harper Collins - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780007481040
Year: - 2012
Authors: - Oliver Rackham