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  • The Past in Contemporary Society: Then, Nowby Peter Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Fowler assesses the influence of our heritage in the last decade of the 20th century, and, with a wide range of examples, judges the consequences of the increasing pressures of the heritage industry, providing suggestions for responsible development. more...

  • Ideas of Landscapeby Matthew Johnson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology Takes as its... more...

  • Conservation in the Age of Consensusby John Pendlebury

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This new text on the subject of conservation in the built environment provides a unique holistic view on the understanding of the practice of conservation conntecting it with a societal and political forces. more...

  • Shadow Sitesby Kitty Hauser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 149.99

    In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations... more...

  • Coastingby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he?s sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England. In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, the bestselling author of Bad Land turns that voyage?which coincided with the Falklands war of 1982-into an occasion for meditations... more...

  • Britain - Culture Smart!by Paul Norbury

    Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...

  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Britainby David Kemp

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 9.99

    Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King's Cross station in London? What is the telephone number of the National Theatre? what is the best place to eat in Worcester? Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland) Was Pointius Pilate born in Pitlochry? The answers to these questions and literally... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Place-Namesby A. D. Mills

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone... more...

  • Slow Coast Homeby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 28.18

    Josie Dew's love of cycling has taken her across the world, travelling everywhere from Japan and Mexico to Iceland, India and Algeria. In her latest book, she sets off on another quirky and riotous ride, choosing to circumnavigate the coastline of the British Isles. And she discovers that her homeland can be as surprising and full of incident as anywhere... more...

  • Slow Coast Homeby Josie Dew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    Josie Dew's love of cycling has taken her across the world, travelling everywhere from Japan and Mexico to Iceland, India and Algeria. In her latest book, she sets off on another quirky and riotous ride, choosing to circumnavigate the coastline of the British Isles. And she discovers that her homeland can be as surprising and full of incident as anywhere... more...