The North West
Angus J. L. Winchester
Collins, 2006 - Archaeology - 256 pages
The most detailed description of why the countryside of England now looks the way it does, covering the geology, archaeology and history of each area and what effects each has had on the landscape we see today.ContentsThe Personality of the North WestLAND & PEOPLEA Patchwork of LandscapesPeople in the LandscapeMoving through the LandscapeMAKING A LIVINGThe Farming LandscapeFell, Moorlands and MossLandscapes of IndustryTownscapes and CityscapesEXPRESSIONS OF THE ABSTRACTExpressions of PowerThe Quest for UtopiaLANDSCPE AND MINDThe Discovery of the Hills
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A good, readable book on the landscape of North West England. It covers most of the bases and has a pleasing enough format with plenty of photographs. But as you progress through it you begin to get a sense that the authors are working their way through a list of landscape influences and ticking them off as they complete the chapters. There isn't anything that brings it all together. The authors don't offer their readers any new ways of looking at what is around them. It reads like it was written from a sense of duty rather than pleasure or enquiry.