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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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 connecting it with wider societal and political forces. UK practice is used as a means, along with international examples, for bringing together a real understanding of practice with a social science... 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$ 15.00

    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...

  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Britainby David Kemp

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 19.99

    Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. 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$ 20.73

    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...

  • The Kingdom by the Seaby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely... more...