Great British Journeys
By (author) Nicholas Crane
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Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane
Book DescriptionIntrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers. Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188, to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753824306
(197mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Crane
Making of the British Landscape, Hardback (October 2016)
The history of 12,000 years of the British landscape, from the Ice Age to the twenty-first century, by prize-winning author Nicholas Crane, co-presenter of COAST.
Coast: Our Island Story, Paperback (June 2012)
Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people, who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers.
Barefoot Books World Atlas, Hardback (June 2011)
Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet. Your guide is earth enthusiast and TV presenter Nick Crane. Your map-maker is artist David Dean.
'Coast' - Our Island Story, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Nicholas Crane
A guide to our coastline. It brings the author's geographer's eye and love of the British landscape to take us on a journey along our coastline. It draws on all the elements that have made the TV series such a success, from local history to national defence, forts and ports, fishermen and artists, sacred buildings and detailed cartography.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Crane
Nicholas Crane is a rare combination: he's an expert cartographer and an international explorer with a charisma that brings his personal obsession alive. In 1992-3 he walked alone for 18 months along the entire mountain watershed of Europe, describing this epic adventure in his award-winning book Clear Waters Rising. His next book, Two Degrees West, was an account of his walk down Britain's central meridian, and was published to great acclaim in 1999. Nicholas' most recent book was his biography of the world's first modern, scientific cartographer, the Flemish-born, 16th-century genius Gerard Mercator. MERCATOR: THE MAN WHO MAPPED THE PLANET was published in 2002. He has presented 2 series of Mapman for BBC television. Follow Nicholas Crane on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nicholascrane.
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