Item description for Sandlands: The Suffolk Coast and Heaths (Landscapes of Britain) by Tom Williamson...
The Suffolk coast has long been a popular destination for visitors, who come to enjoy the tranquillity of resorts like Southwold and Aldeburgh, and the abundant wildlife, especially birds. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the district's biological diversity derives from its unique combination of coastal wetlands, heaths, and extensive woods.
This book explains how this distinctive landscape - the Sandlings or, to use an older name, the 'Sandlands' - evolved over centuries through the interaction of people and nature. Tom Williamson examines the origins and development of both the wildlife habitats and the wider landscape of fields, farms, towns and settlements. The landscape was firmly shaped by people. Yet at the same time, the character of local communities has itself been moulded by nature - and in particular, by the poor acid soils and the ever-changing coast.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 7.24" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Windgather Press
ISBN 190511902X ISBN13 9781905119028
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Williamson
Paul Everson is Head of Projects, Archaeological Survey, with the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. Tom Williamson is Lecturer in Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglia.