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Title: THE LIE OF THE LAND
AN UNDER-THE-FIELD GUIDE TO THE BRITISH ISLES
By: Ian Vince
Format: Hardback

List price: £14.99


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ISBN 10: 0752227114
ISBN 13: 9780752227115
Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
Pub. date: 4 June, 2010
Pages: 256
Description: From ancient volcanos and deserts to long-forgotten seas, a spotter's guide to the Britain beneath your feet
Synopsis: "Takes the reader on an explosive journey across millenia. Continents glide thousands of miles like contestants in Strictly Come Dancing, Scotland swelters on the Equator and Snowdonia boasts a volcanic ring of fire with mountains taller than Everest". ("Daily Express"). 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 ancient rocks of north-west Scotland to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, "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. "Anyone who has ever picked up a pebble at the seaside or a rock on a moorland path will find invaluable Ian Vince's geological guide...you will understand the area round your British holiday cottage far more deeply than before".(Giles Foden (author of "The Last King of Scotland", and, "Conde Nast Traveller").
Illustrations: Illustrations, maps
Publication: UK
Imprint: Boxtree Ltd
Prizes: Joint winner of National Trust / Hay Festival Outdoors Books of the Year 2011
Returns: Returnable
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