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Scotland from the Sky By James Crawford

Scotland from the Sky by James Crawford

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Accompanying a landmark 3-part BBC1 Scotland documentary series, this lavishly illustrated book uses the view from above as a unique window into our past, present and future. It is a story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. It is the story of Scotland, from the Sky.

Scotland from the Sky Summary

Scotland from the Sky by James Crawford

'In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day. As you go, you will see just what our pioneering aviators saw as they stared out from their cockpits. And, more than that, you will explore what they were trying to find. Because, from above, Scotland can be many different things, depending on what you choose to look at - and who is doing the looking.'

Accompanying the BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky, this lavishly illustrated book draws on the vast collection of aerial photography held in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland. Historian and series presenter James Crawford opens an extraordinary window into our past to tell the remarkable story of a nation from above - taking readers back in time to show how our great cities have dramatically altered with the ebb and flow of history, while whole communities have vanished in the name of progress. The book shows how aerial imagery can reveal treasures from the ancient past, uncovering secrets buried right beneath our feet. And it demonstrates how the view from above has been at the heart of the postwar transformation of both our countryside and our urban landscapes.

This is a fascinating - and little known - story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. This is the story of Scotland, from the sky.

Scotland from the Sky Reviews

'A stunning combination of aviation adventure and historical detective work'

* Press and Journal *

'Opens up many secrets and surprises . . . exhilarating'

* Courier *

About James Crawford

James Crawford is a writer and broadcaster, and for over ten years was publisher at Historic Environment Scotland. He is the author of the Saltire-nominated Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of the World's Greatest Lost Buildings, and has written a number of books on aerial photography, including Above Scotland, Scotland's Landscapes and Aerofilms: A History of Britain From Above. He is the writer and presenter of the landmark BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky.

Additional information

GOR011637812
9781849177375
1849177376
Scotland from the Sky by James Crawford
Used - Good
Paperback
Historic Environment Scotland
2019-08-01
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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