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Title: THE LIE OF THE LAND
By: Ian Vince
Format: Electronic book text

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ISBN 10: 0330535889
ISBN 13: 9780330535885
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN (DIGITAL)
Pub. date: 28 February, 2011
Pages: 304
Description: From ancient volcanos and deserts to long-forgotten seas, a spotter's guide to the Britain beneath your feet
Synopsis: Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Boxtree Ltd
Prizes: Joint winner of National Trust / Hay Festival Outdoors Books of the Year 2011
Returns: Non-returnable
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