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Liverpool: A Landscape History

By Martin Greaney

9780752488332

ISBN: 9780752488332

Published: 01-06-2013


Liverpool: A Landscape History

By Martin Greaney

ISBN: 9780752488332

Published: 01-06-2013

About This Book

The landscape has had a huge impact on the history of Liverpool and Merseyside. The ice age glaciers carved out the Rivers Mersey and Dee; the Sefton coast provided a perfect place for the earliest humans to hunt and gather food; and the Pool and the Mersey, and England’s position on the coast gave King John the perfect base from which to launch his Irish campaigns. This book explores the landscapes from these earliest times, and charts the changing city right through to the present day. It explains why Liverpool looks the way it does today, and how clues in the modern landscape reveal details of its long history. You’ll see how the landscape created Liverpool, and how in turn Liverpool recreated the landscape.

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