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Description - Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama

The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - read 'Landscape and Memory' to have these explained...



'Landscape and Memory' is a history book unlike any other. In a series of journeys through space and time, it examines our relationship with the landscape around us - rivers, mountains, forests - the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which we, in turn, have shaped them to answer our needs.

This is not a conventional history book, but a book that builds up its argument by a series of poetic stories and impressions which cumulatively have the effect of a great novel. The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - at the end of this wonderful book we understand where these ideas have come from, why they are so compelling and how they still lie all around us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780006863489
ISBN-10: 0006863485
Format: Paperback / softback
(240mm x 175mm x 35mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Schama

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