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  • North Carolina Lighthousesby Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world?s most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them The lore and history of North Carolina?s seafaring past comes to life in the text by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and photographs by Bruce Roberts. more...

  • Defending Scillyby Mark Bowden; Allan Brodie

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    The Isles of Scilly are renowned for their natural beauty, wild flowers and temperate climate, but there is another reason to visit these paradise islands. Since the 16th century they have been in the frontline of this country?s military defences and successive generations of fortifications have survived in Scilly, unmatched in any other location... more...

  • Newcastle's Grainger Townby Fiona Cullen; David Lovie

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Grainger Town is as much an idea as it is a place. It is an important phenomenon, both historically and in today?s debate about conservation in our cities and towns. Richard Grainger, a native of Newcastle and a builder and speculator unparalleled in the region, in the middle decades of the 19th century co-ordinated a radical re-planning that turned... more...

  • Places of Health and Amusementby Katy Layton-Jones; Robert Lee

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    This book explores the rich legacy of parks in Liverpool, from the forgotten open spaces of the 18th century town, through the pioneering creation of a ‘ribbon of parks? in the 19th century, a period of decline after the Second World War, to the situation today. Attractively illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings, the book... more...

  • Manchester's Northern Quarterby Simon Taylor; Julian Holder

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    This book raises awareness of the wide range and the varied character of the historic buildings which make up the Northern Quarter?s townscape and the forces and trends which contributed to its appearance. It also shows how the area has evolved over the last two and a half centuries, forming the historic backdrop to everyday life in a particularly... more...

  • Manchester: The warehouse legacyby Simon Taylor; Malcolm Cooper; P S Barnwell

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Manchester is known for its cotton mills, the Town Hall and its imposing commercial architecture, but it is textile warehouses that provide the distinctive element in its streetscape and make it unlike any other town in England. These warehouses were only built during the century following 1825 - a relatively short time in the history of Manchester... more...

  • Margate's Seaside Heritageby Nigel Barker; Allan Brodie; Nick Dermott; Lucy Jessop; Gary Winter

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    The seaside holiday and the seaside resort are two of England?s greatest exports to the world. Since the early 18th century, when some of the wealthiest people first sought improved health by bathing in saltwater, the lure of the sea has been a fundamental part of the British way of life, and millions of people still head to the coast each year. Margate... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 84.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • Villa of the Birdsby Wojciech Kolataj; Grzegorz Majcherek

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 28.99

    This fascinating book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt?s ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is an engaging and informative account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were... more...

  • Traditional Buildings in the Oxford Regionby John Steane; James Ayres

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 45.00

    The pivotal position of the Oxford region in the geological and therefore building history of England is of fundamental importance to the study of traditional construction. Oxford occupies a central position on the ancient route between Northampton and Southampton and on the east - west road between London, The West Country, Wales and Ireland. For... more...