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Author Name:    MURPHY, Peter

Title:   English Coast : A History and a Prospect. First Ediiton

Publisher:    Continuum, London, 2009, ISBN:9781847251435 

Seller ID:   114230

MURPHY, Peter. The English Coast : A History and a Prospect. (London) : Continuum, (2009). First Ediiton. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(3),[1]-282,(8). Illustrated.Index. 8vo, orange and white paper-covered boards, letered in black and wh ite. "This book looks back to the earliest evidence of humans in this remote corner of north-west Europe, from around 700,000 years ago, and forward to the end of the present century, in an attempt to examine the interaction between people and the coast of England. It has always been at the coast that interesting and significant events have happened first, and they look set to do so in the future. It is at the coast that the effects of climate change are first experienced, and where evidence for human adaptation in the past to environmental changes can most readily be seen. The coast has, of course, also been a cultural contact zone for millennia in terms of trade, industry, immigration and conflict. We are certainly at a time of great environmental and economic transition, so it is apt to now take a long view to place current events in context. Some changes happening today, though seeming unprecedented, in fact are not; others are entirely new, bu we can be sure that, in the future, the coast and sea will become increasingly important to us, both as an economic benefit and as a threat." - from the back cover. Contents : 1. The Deep Past; 2. Lost and New--made Lands; 3. Money, Money, Money...; 4. England Defended; 5. Bodies and Souls; 6. What Next? Appendix: The Scientific Basis. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. Issued without dustjacket. 50.00

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