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Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Places & peoples: general interest

Batsford's Cambridge Then and Now (Hardcover): Vaughan Grylls Batsford's Cambridge Then and Now (Hardcover)
Vaughan Grylls
R388 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R77 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cambridge Then and Now is the latest in the long-running series that uncovers archive photos of the landmark sites of a city and re-photographs them from exactly the same viewpoint today. Cambridge Then and Now features vintage photos that date back to the Victorian era, through the twentieth century up until the early 1960s. And while many of the colleges have remained remarkably similar; the cars, the bikes and the fashion on the street has changed a great deal. Cambridge sites include: King's College, Queen's College, St.John's College, Trinity Hall College, Peterhouse, Magadalene College, Pembroke College, Jesus College, Jesus Green, Parker's Piece, the Mathematical Bridge, Great St. Mary's Church, the Corn Exchange, the Arts Theatre, Grantchester Rectory and the American Cemetery.

Op Pad In Suid-Afrika - Verken Suid-Afrika Streek Vir Streek (Afrikaans, Paperback, 3de Uitgawe): B.P.J. Erasmus Op Pad In Suid-Afrika - Verken Suid-Afrika Streek Vir Streek (Afrikaans, Paperback, 3de Uitgawe)
B.P.J. Erasmus
R365 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R73 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Suid-Afrika se ontsaglike diversiteit – van Pofadder, eMkhuze en Haenertsburg tot Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng en Taung –is wat mens besiel om die pad te vat en die land te verken.

Hierdie volledig hersiene en bygewerkte uitgawe van Op Pad in Suid-Afrika het ’n vars, kontemporere voorkoms, maar bevat al die kenmerke wat dit so ’n klassieke werk maak. Die vorige twee uitgawes het ’n spesiale plek in die harte van Suid-Afrikaners, en dit is maklik om te sien waarom: geen ander reisgids op die mark bied sulke omvattende en diepgaande inligting oor die dorpies, dorpe en stede van hierdie land nie, en ook nie oor die interessante en insiggewende stories wat hulle vertel nie.

Die 37 hoofstukke is in ’n logiese volgorde gerangskik wat by Kaapstad begin en daarvandaan uitkring. Elke hoofstuk handel oor ’n gevestigde en samehangende geografiese of demografiese gebied. Duidelike, gedetailleerde streekkaarte met bygewerkte plekname is ingesluit en word aangevul deur roete-aanwysings in die teks. Die boek bied iets vir almal – of dit die lieflike groen valleie van die Kaapse hinterland, die uitgestrekte vlaktes van die Karoo, die kulturele en skilderagtige diversiteit van die Tuinroete en Wildekus, die geskiedkundige slagvelde van KwaZulu-Natal, die wildryke Laeveld of die natuurwonders van die Bosveld is wat jou lok.

Met die nuut hersiene en bygewerkte teks en meer as 500 foto’s bevat Op Pad in Suid-Afrika ’n verstommende rykdom inligting, wat dit die perfekte reisbeplanner en reisgenoot maak.

On Route In South Africa - Explore South Africa Region By Region (Paperback, 3rd Edition): B.P.J. Erasmus On Route In South Africa - Explore South Africa Region By Region (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
B.P.J. Erasmus
R365 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R73 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This revised and updated edition of On Route In South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic.

Previous editions won a special place in the hearts of South Africans. No other book available offers such a range and depth of information about the villages, towns and cities of this land, and on the intriguing and informative tales they have to tell.

The 37 chapters are arranged in logical sequence, beginning with Cape Town and radiating outwards. Each chapter corresponds to an established and coherent geographic or demographic area. Included are detailed regional maps, incorporating up-to-date place names, and complemented by route directions within the text.

With its expanded text and more than 500 photographs, On Route In South Africa contains a remarkable wealth of information, making it the perfect travel planner and companion.

Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover): James P Ronda Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover)
James P Ronda; Photographs by Harvey Payne; Foreword by Geoffrey Standing Bear
R858 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In centuries long past, a vast swath of grassland swept down the center of North America, from Canada's Prairie Provinces to central Texas. This once-plentiful prairie has now all but disappeared. Humans have grazed, mowed, and plowed the plains, dammed the rivers, and imposed their will on the land and its creatures. Fortunately, some remnants have survived, including the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma. In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America's Last Great Places. Spanning nearly 40,000 acres in Oklahoma's Osage County, the Preserve is a living witness to a world that once existed. But the Osage prairie is not a museum or theme park - and it is not frozen in time. Under the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, which has overseen its restoration, the Preserve lives on as a fully functioning ecosystem. And for twenty-five years, Payne and Ronda have explored these lands, together and in solitude. Rendered here in brilliant color and paired with Ronda's informative yet deeply personal commentary, Payne's photographs open our eyes to the ever-changing world of the Tallgrass Preserve. In chapters focused on grass, sky, birds, bison, and fire, Ronda and Payne reveal that the ""Big Empty"" is, in fact, teeming with life. Through interwoven images and words, Visions of the Tallgrass shows that our nation's grasslands are sacred ground, a priceless piece of our American past - and future.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE COURSE BOOK (NEW EDITION) (Paperback, 2 Ed): Roy Bivon, Terry Culhane RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE COURSE BOOK (NEW EDITION) (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Roy Bivon, Terry Culhane
R298 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R55 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Russian Language and People is the ideal introduction to the language and culture of Russia. This 192-page course book is designed to accompany the Russian Language and People CDs, which are available to buy separately (9780563519751). As well as teaching you to communicate in and understand Russian, this course provides an accessible introduction to the written language. Dialogues and language notes introduce new language in a relevant context, while activities allow you to practise new language and reinforce learning. This new edition includes up-to-date cultural information about life in Russia to give you an insight into both modern Russian society and traditional customs. It also includes a useful reference section with a glossary and grammar guide. Whether learning at home or in a class, Russian Language and People can help you to reach the equivalent level of a first qualification, such as GCSE.

GREEK LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE COURSE BOOK (NEW EDITION) (Paperback): David Hardy GREEK LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE COURSE BOOK (NEW EDITION) (Paperback)
David Hardy
R402 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R79 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Greek Language and People is the ideal introduction to the language and culture of Greece. This 256-page course book is designed to accompany the Greek Language and People CDs, which are available to buy separately (9780563519775). As well as teaching the skills necessary to communicate in and understand basic Greek, the course book provides an accessible introduction to the written language, and enables you to read Greek with ease. Dialogues and language notes combine with cultural information, introducing new language in a relevant context, while activities, drawn mainly from authentic Greek sources, allow you to practise new language and reinforce learning. Also included is a useful reference section with two-way glossary and grammar guide. Whether learning at home or in a class, Greek Language and People can help you to reach the equivalent level of a first qualification, such as GCSE.

Tumshie - The Forgotten Turnip Lantern (Paperback): Mark Mechan Tumshie - The Forgotten Turnip Lantern (Paperback)
Mark Mechan 1
R214 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R35 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tumshie is the Halloween story of a dad and son making old fashioned Halloween lanterns and a costume together. The story is set today in Scotland, and it's inspired by how a Scottish Halloween used to be celebrated. Back when Halloween meant 'guising' (today that is trick or treating) and 'dooking for apples' (bobbing for apples) and carving out a tumshie (Scots for turnip) was a rite of passage for Scottish children who needed the strength of an ox and the stubbornness of a donkey.

Accidentally Wes Anderson (Hardcover): Wally Koval Accidentally Wes Anderson (Hardcover)
Wally Koval
R859 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wineries Of The Cape - The Independent Guide To Touring The Winelands (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Lindsaye McGregor, Erica... Wineries Of The Cape - The Independent Guide To Touring The Winelands (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Lindsaye McGregor, Erica Bartholomae
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From historic gabled manor houses to contemporary wineries, quirky family-run farms to iconic estates, country picnics to world-class fine dining restaurants, this 3rd edition of Wineries Of The Cape profiles 58 of the very best visitor experiences in the winelands.

All are within easy reach of Cape Town, and a top-notch wine selection is at the core of each of the wineries chosen for inclusion in the book.

The Coasts of Carolina - Seaside to Sound Country (Hardcover, New edition): Scott D. Taylor The Coasts of Carolina - Seaside to Sound Country (Hardcover, New edition)
Scott D. Taylor
R816 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R146 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Coasts of Carolina" captures the vibrancy of the North Carolina oceanfront, sound country, and interior shores behind the barrier islands. Scott Taylor, who has been photographing the coast for almost thirty years, and Bland Simpson, whose many coastal books have delighted readers for two decades, come together to offer an inviting visual and textual portrait organized around coastal themes such as nature, fishing, and community life, with an emphasis on particular places and seasons. Evocative text is woven together with 145 vivid color images to present a unique and welcoming vision of the coastal region. As natives of the area, the collaborators venture beyond the familiar to show us swamp, marsh, river, sound, and seashore, uncovering places of uncommon delight that most visitors rarely lay eyes on. Their work celebrates the beauty of this amazing region and embodies their distinctive sense of what makes the North Carolina coast so special.

Around the World (Hardcover): Lonely Planet Around the World (Hardcover)
Lonely Planet
R861 R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Save R156 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Circumnavigate the world with Lonely Planet's latest inspirational illustrated coffee table book. Packed full of pictures, interviews, detailed gatefold maps and more, chart the history of travelling the globe by ship, bicycle, plane, car, train, balloon, submersible and foot and discover amazing stories from people who have travelled around the world. Hear enthralling tales of intrepid explorers and record breakers such as Amelia Earhart, Ferdinand Magellan, Francis Chichester, Nellie Bly, Mark Beaumont and Aloha Wanderwell who have risked their lives succeeding (or attempting) the journey, chart the routes they have taken, discover how transport has developed over time and find out what the future likely has in store for means of travel. You'll also uncover some of the world's most celebrated hot air ballooning routes, classic hikes and road trips, coast-to-coast cycling races and much more in this enthralling 288-page celebration of circumnavigation. Written by expert travel writers and bursting with photographs and stunning illustrated gatefold maps, this is the quintessential travel history book for discovering the facts about voyaging Around The World.

Carolina - Photographs from the First State University (Hardcover, New edition): Erica Eisdorfer Carolina - Photographs from the First State University (Hardcover, New edition)
Erica Eisdorfer
R933 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R177 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Like a leisurely stroll along the oak-shaded paths of campus, this vibrant collection of photographs captures the heart and soul of the community that is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From move in day to graduation, two hundred images trace a year in the life of Carolina students, faculty, and staff, at work and at play, in the campus environment that has helped make Chapel Hill the ""southern part of heaven."" A foreword by beloved professor and novelist Doris Betts muses on her own experiences of the University as a compelling place at the literal and figurative heart of the state. The photographs are accompanied by captions that reveal the history and lore of notable campus places, the rituals and traditions of University life, and the wisdom and appreciation of those who have passed through the nation's first state university. Academics, arts, politics, clubs, and athletics - these pages are filled with the memory-making moments of life at Carolina, evoking the timeless present recognizable to Tar Heels young and old. This is everyone's Carolina, to treasure and to share.

Portrait of Route 66 - Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives (Hardcover): T Lindsay Baker Portrait of Route 66 - Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives (Hardcover)
T Lindsay Baker; Foreword by Joe Sonderman
R877 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R151 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the time Route 66 received its official numerical designation in 1926, picture postcards had become popular travel souvenirs. At the time, these postcards with colorful images served as advertisements for roadside businesses. While cherished by collectors, these postcard depictions do not always reflect reality. They often present instead a view enhanced for promotional purposes. Portrait of Route 66 lets us see for the first time the actual photographs from which the postcards were made, and in describing how the production process worked, introduces us to an extraordinary archival collection, adding new history to this iconic road. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, held at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois, contains one of the nation's largest collections of Route 66 images, including thousands of job files for postcards produced by Curt Teich and Company of Chicago. T. Lindsay Baker combed these files to choose the best examples of postcards and their accompanying photographs not only to reflect well-known sites along the route but also to demonstrate the relationships between photographs and their resulting postcards. The photographs show the reality of the locations that customers sometimes wanted ""improved"" for aesthetic purposes in creating the postcards. Such alterations included removing utility poles or automobile traffic and rendering overcast skies partly cloudy. This book will interest historians of art and design as well as the worldwide audiences of Route 66 aficionados and postcard collectors. For its mining of an invaluable and little-known photographic archive and depiction of high-quality photographs that have not been seen before, Portrait of Route 66 will be irresistible to all who are interested in American history and culture.

Wild Beautiful Places - 50 Picture-Perfect Travel Destinations Around the Globe (Hardcover): National Geographic Wild Beautiful Places - 50 Picture-Perfect Travel Destinations Around the Globe (Hardcover)
National Geographic
R761 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R221 (29%) In stock

National Geographic takes you on a world tour like no other in its spellbinding new book, Wild Beautiful Places. Highlighting 50 of Earth's most pristine, scenic world-class photographers. Coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel info, the book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic's hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.

Briewe Uit Die Tankwa (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leti Kleyn, Dawid Slinger Briewe Uit Die Tankwa (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leti Kleyn, Dawid Slinger; Photographs by Adriaan Oosthuizen
R430 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R22 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Met kaarte en geografiese grense sal mens wel kan bepaal waar le die Tankwa-Karoo. maar vir Adriaan Oosthuizen kry jy die streek wanneer jy die langste grondpad tussen twee dorpe in Suid-Afrika aanpak: die pad tussen Ceres en Calvinia. Saam met Adriaan se fotoís vertel Leti Kleyn van haar besoek aan hierdie geliefde stuk land en dit word aangevul deur Dawid Slinger se vertellings en skrywes. ín Fees vir die oog, lekkerleesboek en ín inligtinggids ineen oor die geliefde streek wat die Tankwa-Karoo heet.

Bognor and Other Regises - A potted history of Britain in 100 royal places (Hardcover): Caroline Taggart Bognor and Other Regises - A potted history of Britain in 100 royal places (Hardcover)
Caroline Taggart 1
R401 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R125 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most of us are fascinated by royalty, past and present. Whether glamorous or sordid, merrie or morose, our monarchs and their families have led lives very different from ours - and all too often they've held the Fate of the Nation in the palms of their hands. They've married for diplomatic reasons and created diplomatic incidents when they divorced. They've refused to marry and endangered the succession; they've borne a dozen children and still left no one to succeed them. They've got themselves excommunicated and created their own religions. They've waged war against their neighbours and their cousins; built frivolous summer palaces and formidable fortresses (and imprisoned their cousins in them). In so doing, they've left their mark all over Great Britain, in castles and churches, on battle fields and stained- glass windows. Their stories are written all across our landscape, if we know where to look for them. In this amusing and fast-paced tour of Britain, Caroline Taggart is our guide to all the weird and wonderful places connected with royalty over the last 1,500 years.

Scenic South Africa (Hardcover): Sean Fraser Scenic South Africa (Hardcover)
Sean Fraser
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

At the southern tip of the great African continent lies a land of superlative landscapes, where the fertile ground is laced with diamonds and gold, uninterrupted plains teem with wildlife, and nature's bounty continues to brim over into the everyday lives of many peoples. These are the images of South Africa, and this is the story they tell.Commencing in the Western Cape, up the West Coast, across the arid Karoo to the Wilderness then on up through the Eastern Cape along the East Coast to KwaZulu Natal, to the game and marine conservation areas. Then across to the Kruger Park and Mpumalanga, and Gauteng down through the Free State ending with the Kalahari.

Into the Great White Sands (Hardcover): Craig Varjabedian Into the Great White Sands (Hardcover)
Craig Varjabedian; Contributions by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Dennis Ditmanson, Jim Eckles
R854 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R177 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian has spent decades photographing the many moods of the magnificent and ever-changing landscape of New Mexico's White Sands National Monument. His photographs reveal snow-white dunes of gypsum, striking landforms, storms and stillness, panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunsets, intricate wind-blown patterns in the sand, ancient animal tracks, exquisite desert plants, and also the people who come to experience this place that is at once spectacular yet subtle. Varjabedian's evocative color images provide the reader with an almost palpable sense of this extraordinary place. These photographs are enriched by several essays written by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, noted poet and author; Dennis Ditmanson, retired White Sands National Monument superintendent; Jim Eckles, retired Missile Range public affairs officer; and Craig Varjabedian, the photographer who shares his insights and experiences of photographing this inspiring landscape and offers tips on making better pictures of White Sands.

Baylor - A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty (Hardcover): Baylor University Press Baylor University Press Baylor - A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty (Hardcover)
Baylor University Press Baylor University Press
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The grandeur at Baylor University has been enjoyed for more than a century. The only book of its kind, "Baylor: A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty" presents handsome photography showcasing the campus' grand spires, beautiful Georgian architecture, and graceful landscapes. A true pictorial experience.

prettycitydublin - Discovering Dublin's Beautiful Places (Hardcover): Siobhan Ferguson prettycitydublin - Discovering Dublin's Beautiful Places (Hardcover)
Siobhan Ferguson
R677 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R125 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dublin is a unique, multi-layered city, where ancient and youthful meet to form a community rich in culture, creativity and song. With picturesque seaside villages and romantic medieval castles, you are guaranteed a warm Irish welcome. This beautiful collection of images will take you past Dublin's famous landmarks - the bridge, the Liffey, the pubs - and into the hidden gems waiting around every corner. From secluded mews to artisan outlets, vintage markets and tree-lined streets, prettycitydublin champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a bustling capital city like Dublin. Full of the unexplored and less-appreciated areas of Dublin, this stunning guide also includes tips on how to plan and capture your own prettycitydublin experience, whether on foot or dreaming from afar.

Shenandoah - Views of Our National Park (Paperback, New): Hullihen Williams Moore Shenandoah - Views of Our National Park (Paperback, New)
Hullihen Williams Moore; Hullihen Williams Moore
R550 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America's natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man's decades-long fascination with this uniquely beautiful region in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Hullihen Williams Moore has been visiting Shenandoah National Park since the mid-1960s, but it was after studying with Ansel Adams in 1979 that he began seriously photographing it. Through fifty-one black-and-white duotone photographic prints, Moore reveals the quiet beauty of Shenandoah National Park. From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these photographs capture the singular appeal that attracts 1.7 million visitors to the park each year.

In two essays, Moore addresses the natural and human history of the park as well as his own personal experience of it, including the stories behind the individual images. The author has also included a helpful appendix of technical details regarding the photographs.

A limited edition accompanied by original photographic prints is available from the artist at www.hullihenmoorephotography.com

Beloved - A View of One of the South's Oldest Jewish Cemeteries as Photographed by Murray Riss (Hardcover): Murray Riss Beloved - A View of One of the South's Oldest Jewish Cemeteries as Photographed by Murray Riss (Hardcover)
Murray Riss; Greenstein Micah, Susan Adler Thorp
R1,148 R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Save R257 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natchitoches and Louisiana's Timeless Cane River (Hardcover): Philip Gould, Robert Harling III Natchitoches and Louisiana's Timeless Cane River (Hardcover)
Philip Gould, Robert Harling III
R971 R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Save R177 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nestled on the banks of the Cane River, Natchitoches (pronounced NAK-i-tush) is perhaps the most beautiful inland town in Louisiana. Founded in 1714 as a French colonial settlement, it boasts brick streets, venerable architecture, and a charming ambiance that draw visitors from around the world. Nearby, a magnificent plantation country and the multicultural Creole community of Isle Brevelle amplify the area's allure. This stunning gallery of photographs by Philip Gould, along with edifying articles, documents the varying cultures of the Cane River region, one of the state's oldest and most historically French areas.

The book opens with a look at Natchitoches proper and its breathtaking architectural gems, including stately churches and elegant homes. Gould also captures the life pulsing behind these impressive facades. A blues band performs its monthly gig at Roque's Grocery. A child prepares to be baptized in the Cane River. A young couple celebrates their marriage in high style. Through Gould's lens and an enlightening history by Richard Seale, Natchitoches yesterday and today comes alive.

The regal residences and faded communities that lie beyond Natchitoches are remnants of a once bustling plantation economy. Accompanied by revealing commentary from Robert DeBlieux, Gould trains his talented eye on the majestic estates of Oakland, Magnolia, Oaklawn, Cherokee, Beaufort, and Melrose plantations and on the tiny town of Cloutierville, once home to writer Kate Chopin. The book also spotlights the nearby Creole settlement of Isle Brevelle, which dates back to the area's colonial period. Gould celebrates the music, food, folklore, architecture, and landscape of this vibrant multiethnic community -- which originated with a French planter and a former slave. Harlan Mark Guidry, one of the many descendants of Isle Brevelle now living throughout the United States, narrates the story of this unique cultural treasure.

Natchitoches and Louisiana's Timeless Cane River offers passage through an extraordinary world where people, heritage, and history are inseparably intertwined. Natives and tourists alike will relish the journey.

Ghost Towns of Route 66 - The Forgotten Places Along America's Famous Highway (Hardcover): Jim Hinckley Ghost Towns of Route 66 - The Forgotten Places Along America's Famous Highway (Hardcover)
Jim Hinckley; Photographs by James Kerrick
R573 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Roman Britain (Paperback, UK ed.): John Watney Roman Britain (Paperback, UK ed.)
John Watney
R158 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This handy guide explores one of the most exciting and innovative periods of British history - an era which saw the advent of British roads, hot baths, aqueducts, finance and more. The Romans occupied Britain from AD 55 to 376. They came to a land that was in the Iron Age and left behind a highly sophisticated and civilised society. This illustrated guide examines the impact on British life of the great Roman civilization, from the arrival of the forces of Julius Caesar until the Romans' departure, and their legacy beyond. It includes a comprehensive list of sites to visit around the country, including museums, villas, forts, baths and city walls. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

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