Britain's Ancient Forest by Julian Hight
Hand Signed by Julian Hight to the Title Page
Hardback 1st Edition
New & Unread
Just what were Britain’s forests, how did they develop and what remains of them? Attempting to answer these questions, Britain’s Ancient Forest presents an alternative scenario to the common held view that Britain was blanketed in dense woodland – and that a patchwork mosaic existed – not only thick woods, but open grazed wood-pasture, grass, heath, marsh and plain. Synopsis From the wildwood, through working woodlands and royal forests, enclosed deer parks and landscaped manorial estates to modern plantation forestry and rewilding, Britain’s Ancient Forest is the little told tale of an evolving landscape shaped by its wildlife, people and their relationship with trees – many of which survive as living links to Britain’s rich and ancient history.
A lavishly illustrated tribute to Britain’s forest, told through history, lore and its unique surviving ancient trees, the book compares archive photographs and engravings with stunning contemporary photographs taken by the author.
About the Author: Julian Hight trained as a graphic designer and musician but his interest in trees started at a young age as he was lucky enough to grow up next to woodland which had a profound effect on him. Between 2007 and 2011 he travelled the island of Britain photographing and gathering history and legend of Britain's ancient trees for his first book for National Trust; Britain's Tree Story. Since that time Julian travelled extensively to capture 100 magnificent trees in 39 countries for his second book; World Tree Story. He has spent most of his working life in publishing and is currently a freelance author and graphic designer. Julian also campaigns to save threatened trees and ancient woodland and is an active member of the Woodland Trust.
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