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The National Trust Countryside: A Photographic Tour of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Art / Photobook

By: Joe Cornish, David Noton and Paul Wakefield

144 pages, 120 col photos, 1 map

National Trust

Paperback | Jul 2006 | #162563 | ISBN: 190540039X
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Hardback | Jan 1999 | #77361 | ISBN: 070780244X
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This collection reveals not just natural beauty, but how the human hand has shaped the landscape over the centuries. At Croome Park in Herefordshire, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century landscape gardeners fashioned the parkland to contemporary tastes. Former coal-blackened industrial sites, such as Horden on the Durham coast, are now teeming with wildlife. These photographs celebrate this diversity and encourage the preservation of our unique countryside for future generations.

Three leading British landscape photographers have contributed to this collection in a celebration not just of the countryside but of the photographer's art. A series of unforgettable images pay tribute to their patience - from misty early mornings in the Lake District, to sunset-kissed landscapes in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. This exquisite collection of photographs captures the true beauty of Britain's countryside.

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Richard Mabey is the author of the ground-breaking Food for Free and Flora Britanica, the definitive guide to wild flowers, plants and trees. He also contributes regularly to the Independent, the Times, the Guardian and the Countryman. He is a director of Common Ground and a former council member of the Nature Conservancy Council. He lives in Berkshire. Joe Cornish has worked on many books including In Search of Neptune for the National Trust. His customer list includes publishers, magazines and organizations like the Countryside Commission. He lives in Yorkshire. David Noton's specialist areas are landscape, nature and travel, with clients that include the BBC Natural History Unit. He has won awards in the landscape categories of the British Gas/BBC Wildlife Photography Competition. He lives in Dorset. Paul Wakefield works mainly in advertising. He has collaborated with Jan Morris on landscape books of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. In 1997 he was given the Gold Award by the Association of Photographers. He is based in London.

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