Christmas Book Offer
Historic Environment Scotland Landscape and Architecture Book Bundle
For a limited time, enjoy three of Historic Environment Scotland Landscape, Architecture and Archaeology books at a discounted price whilst stocks last.
Explore the many ways we have used and altered the environment around us in the remarkable publication 'A History of Scotland's Landscapes'. Enjoy a trip through Edinburgh with Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith as he navigates the people, architecture and archaeology of Scotland's Capital in 'A Work of Beauty'; and finally, explore the social, cultural and political histories of Scotland in the fascinating 'Who Built Scotland'.
Included in the bundle
- A History of Scotland's Landscapes
- It is easy to overlook how much of our history is preserved all around us. The way the narrative of bygone days has been inscribed in fields, forests, hills and mountains, roads, railways, canals, lochs, buildings and settlements. Indeed, footprints of the past are to be found almost everywhere. The shapes of fields may reveal the brief presence of the Romans or the labours of medieval peasants; while great heaps of abandoned spoil or the remains of gargantuan holes in the ground mark the rapid decline of heavy industry in the recent past.
- These evocative spaces provide unique evidence for the way this land and its wealth of resources has been lived in, worked on, ruined, abandoned, restored and celebrated – offering valuable clues that bring the past to life far more effectively than any written history.
- Fiona Watson is a medieval historian and writer, and former Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Universities of Stirling and St Andrews. Piers Dixon is an archaeologist with over thirty years of experience researching, investigating, recording and writing about Scotland’s landscapes.
- A Work of Beauty - Paperback
- In this book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh – combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology. Through a series of photographs, maps, drawings and paintings – many never before published – he takes the reader on a unique tour.
- This is a story of famous landmarks and lost buildings; the people who made them; the people who lived in them. A Work of Beauty is an intimate portrait of a city by one of Scotland's greatest storytellers.
- Who Built Scotland - Paperback
- Travelling across the country, from abandoned islands and lonely glens, to the heart of our modern cities, these five authors seek out the diverse narrative of the Scottish people.
Who Built Scotland is a landmark exploration of Scotland's social, political and cultural histories. Moving from Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, Enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists. It places the people, their ideas and their passions at the heart of their architecture and archaeology. This is the remarkable story how the Scottish people have shaped their buildings and how their buildings, in turn, have shaped them.