All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Geosphere  Earth & Planetary Sciences: General

The Materiality of Stone Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology

By: Chris Tilley(Author)
244 pages, b/w illustrations, 2 tables
Publisher: Berg Publishers
The Materiality of Stone
Click to have a closer look
  • The Materiality of Stone ISBN: 9781859738979 Paperback Jul 2004 Usually dispatched within 1 week
    £19.99
    #204967
Price: £19.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

From the silky wax qualities of the surfaces of some quartz menhirs to the wood-grain textures of others, to the golden honeycombed limestones of Malta, to the icy frozen waves of the Cambrian sandstone of south-east Sweden, The Materiality of Stone investigates the sensuous material qualities of stone. Tactile sensations, sonorous qualities, colour, and visual impressions are all shown to play a vital part in our understanding of the power and significance of prehistoric monuments in relation to their landscapes.

In The Materiality of Stone, Christopher Tilley presents a radically new way of analyzing the significance of both 'cultural' and 'natural' stone in prehistoric European landscapes. Tilley's groundbreaking approach is to interpret human experience in a multidimensional and sensuous human way, rather than through an abstract analytical gaze. The studies range widely from the menhirs of prehistoric Brittany to Maltese Neolithic temples to Bronze Age rock carvings and cairns in southern Sweden. Tilley leaves no stone unturned as he also considers how the internal spaces and landscape settings are interpreted in relation to artifacts, substances, and related places that were deeply meaningful to the people who inhabited them and remain no less evocative today.

In its innovative approach to understanding human experience through the tangible rocks and stone of our past, The Materiality of Stone is both a major theoretical and substantive contribution to the field of material culture studies and the study of European prehistory.

Contents

1 From Body to Place to Landscape: A Phenomenological Perspective
2 Sprouting Rhizomes and Giant Axes: Experiencing Breton Menhirs
3 From Honey to Ochre: Maltese Temples, Stones, Substances and the Structuring of Experience
4 Frozen Waves and Anomalous Stones: Rock Carvings and Cairns in a Southern Swedish Landscape
5 Conclusions: The Past as Dreamwork

Customer Reviews

Biography

Christopher Tilley is Professor of Anthropology, University College London

By: Chris Tilley(Author)
244 pages, b/w illustrations, 2 tables
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Current promotions
British WildlifeIvy PressBacklist Bargains 2021Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue