From the makers of Coast, Landscape Mysteries embarks on a series of journeys in which Professor Aubrey Manning tries to solve mysteries hidden in the landscape of the British Isles. Unpicking clues in the geology, natural history and archaeology, Aubrey reveals how the land has come to look the way it does. The Tower People of Shetland On the far edge of Europe, a long, long time ago, a series of monumental stone towers, known as Brochs, once dominated the landscape. The Tower People of Shetland sees Aubrey travel to Shetland, the most northerly territory in the British Isles, in a search for clues to the identity of the ancient people who once lived in the mysterious Broch Towers. The Abandoned Marsh A trip to the bleak Romney Marsh is next for Aubrey where he searches for clues to a haunting and empty landscape in which humans once thrived and then mysteriously deserted. Now, only church ruins and tales of days gone by remain as Aubrey endeavours to find out what became of these lost communities in The Abandoned Marsh. The landscape around us is part of our life; it affects so much that we do and feel. Amazing forces have acted to shape our landscapes; they began millions of years back and continue to this day. Join me in a search for clues which reveal their influences on our past, present and future. - Aubrey Manning
Professor Aubrey Manning studies the geology, natural history and archaeology of the British Isles, in an effort to solve the mysteries of the landscape. In this volume Aubrey explores Shetland, a cluster of islands off the northeast coast of mainland Scotland.
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