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Underlands : a journey through Britain's lost landscape

Author: Ted Nield
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the height of the empire, British stone travelled across the world; to India and China, Sri Lanka and Argentina, Singapore and South Africa. Across the British Isles were mines, quarries, slag heaps and brick pits, where the earth was dug up and made visible. Today we live among the remnants of these times - our older cities are built from Bath limestone, or Aberdeen granite - but for the most part our mines are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ted Nield
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Nield
ISBN: 9781847086716 1847086713
OCLC Number: 872727655
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ted Nield.

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Journeying across the British Isles and drawing on his own mining and stonemasonry background, geologist Ted Nield unearths the ways in which the rocks beneath our feet shape our lives  Read more...

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