'A definitive classic field guide [...] Its scope is as magnificent as our countryside itself.' BBC Countryfile Magazine'This book is perfect for anyone who’s travelled through the countryside, scratched their head, and thought, ‘what on earth is that thing?'' Tony RobinsonHave you ever driven past a lumpy, bumpy field and wondered what made the lumps and bumps? Or walked between two lines of grand trees and wondered when and why they were planted? Entertaining and factually rigorous, Hidden Histories has the answers and will help you decipher the story of Britain's landscape through the features you can see around you. In this spotter’s guide, Mary-Ann Ochota arms amateur explorers with the crucial information needed to understand the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped our green and pleasant land.
From lumps and bumps to stones, lines and villages, Hidden Histories is the must-have spotter’s guide to the British landscape.
Mary-Ann Ochota is a broadcaster and anthropologist who gained her MA from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in 2002. She is a reporter on Channel 4's Unreported World documentary strand, has presented on Time Team, and also programmes on ITV (including on Britain's Secret Treasures, for which she wrote the tie-in book), BBC4, BBC3, Discovery, Animal Planet and is a regular guest on Sky News newspaper review. She has written for the Daily Telegraph, Independent, Sun and the Mirror and has contributed to adventure and outdoors magazines in South Africa, USA and the UK, including Getaway, Women's Adventure and Countryfile Magazine.