Coast: A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage

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BBC Books, 2005 - Nature - 191 pages
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In Coast, natural history journalist Christopher Somerville takes you on a grand tour of the outer limits of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Beautiful photography, clear maps, and evocative essays all illuminate the majesty and variety to be found where Britain meets the sea. This is, after all, the longest coastline in Europe. From the dramatic cliffs of Eastbourne s Beachy Head to the spare beauty of the Norfolk salt marshes; from the storm-wracked Cape Wrath at the edge of the Scottish Highlands to the peaceful wooded creeks of Cornwall s Helford riverwhatever kind of coastal area you re drawn to, you ll find it here. For those who want to see it firsthand, Coast also features a detailed gazetteera region-by-region reference of places, people, activities, natural history, and historic events."

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This is the book of the TV series and an excellent one it is, following the history, archaeology and zoology of Great Britain's coastline.Originally made as a 3 part TV series Read full review

Coast: a celebration of Britain's coastal heritage

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This companion to a BBC2 television series offers a tour of the coastal areas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, divided by region and covering the many towns therein. The Wild West section, for ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Christopher Somerville is the walking correspondent of The Times. He is one of Britain's most respected and prolific travel writers, with thirty-six books, hundreds of newspaper articles and many TV and radio appearances to his name.
He lives in Bristol.

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