From the White Cliffs of Dover to The Old Man of Hoy, from the Giant's Causeway to the peaks of Snowdonia, some of the world's most striking and varied landforms are found in Britain and Ireland. In Shore to Summit award winning landscape photographer Fran Halsall has chosen one hundred places which tell the story of how these Isles were made.
Arranged in order of their formation, from the three billion year old summits of Scotland's far north west, to Chesil Beach's shingle shore, astounding images and accessible text tell of volcanic eruptions, the collision of continents and aeons of deposits, erosions and upheavals, as well as the ways in which the landscapes of the British Isles have defined and been defined by countless generations.
Fran Halsall is one of the country's up-and-coming young photographers, taking as her inspiration the wild landscapes, diverse geology and different habitats of the British Isles. Her work is widely published, appearing in advertising, calenders, magazines and books. Since 2004 she has taught photography courses on location in the Peak District National Park. Fran also won two prizes in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards 2009 for The Peak District and North Yorkshire Limestone Pavements. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Light & Shadow and The Peak District.
"As well as a brilliant reference book, this would suit the walker, the climber, the student and the photographer"
- The Westmorland Gazette
"In this impressive study of the British landsape, accomplished photographer Fran Halsall explores the geology and aesthetic value of her native country. Documenting 100 locations, the pages are rich with striking imagery."
- Outdoor Photography