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Coast: Our Island Story: A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline

Coast: Our Island Story: A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline

by NicholasCrane (Author)


This is the first book to be written by a "Coast" presenter in a narrative format and it will become the definitive guide to our coastline. Nick Crane brings his geographer's eye and love of the British landscape to take us on an enthralling journey along our coastline. Both a celebration of and reference guide to the coast, Nick draws on all the elements that have made the TV series such a success, from local history to national defence, forts and ports, fishermen and artists, sacred buildings and detailed cartography, as well as taking in iconic landmarks, seaside holidays and, of course, wildlife. Nick's evocative prose and extensive knowledge infuse this book, which combined with two colour plate sections, make this an unmissable purchase for all fans of the British coast.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 07 Oct 2010

ISBN 10: 1849900361
ISBN 13: 9781849900362
Book Overview: Nick Crane sets off on a journey of discovery - to tell the story of our glorious coast

Media Reviews
Crane... is an engaging companion, whether on horseback, bike, foot, boat or car. --Wanderlust, on Great British Journeys
The book is clearly the product of extensive research. It is also, however, the product of considerable imagination and insight, an intensive effort of sympathy by one geographer for another. --Robert MacFarlane, The Observer, on Mercator
A man with adventure in his soul and a talent for communicating his passion? Crane is something of a treasure. --The Daily Mail, on Mercator
Author Bio
Nick Crane is an award-winning writer, journalist, cartographer and geographer, and a lead presenter of the BBC's Coast, Map Man and Great British Journeys. His previous books include Great British Journeys, Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West and Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet and he also writes for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. He was awarded the 1992 Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his journeys in Tibet, China, Afghanistan and Africa. He lives in London with his wife and children.