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ISBN: 9780857040039
AUTHOR: Jason Hawkes
Dorset from the Air
Dorset from the Air
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The landscape of Dorset is now so inextricably associated with the novels and poetry of Thomas Hardy that for many their image of the county is his nineteenth-century one, of lush dairying valleys, windswept heaths, and sturdy towns and villages.

Much of this picture still holds good. But Dorset has a visible past that stretches from the fossilized dinosaurs of the Jurassic Coast, right up to the ultra-modern developments that have altered some parts of the county almost beyond recognition.

It is on the coast that the great span of Dorset’s history is most apparent. In the east, Bournemouth and Poole have grown to be one of the biggest conurbations on the South Coast. Nearby is Wytch Farm, Europe’s largest “onshore” oil field. In contrast to these striking examples of modernity, most of Dorset’s coastline was granted World Heritage Status in 2001 because of its geological landforms. Many of the most important fossil finds of all time have been made here, including the first complete Ichthyosaur.

Moving inland, the rolling Dorset Hills with ancient encampments atop and manor houses and market towns in the vales beneath, conform more readily to the Dorset of the imagination. Mansions like Kingston Lacy and Lulworth Castle are among the finest of their kind. Blandford Forum, Wareham, Corfe Castle, Sherborne and the county town of Dorchester, stand out among historic settlements for which Dorset is renowned. Yet even these seem like newcomers compared to the county’s many pre-historic sites and the mysterious figure of the Cerne Abbas Giant which might date to before the Roman occupation.

All of these features become even more dramatic when seen from a “bird’s eye” view. The fascinating aerial photographs in this book by internationally renowned photographer Jason Hawkes provide the reader with an overview of this great variety of landscapes, settlements and historic sites. There can be no better way of appreciating the many glories of Dorset than to view the county from above.

Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography. From his base near London he travels worldwide to produce images for books, advertising and design. Since 1991 he has provided photographs for major international companies including Nike, HSBC, Ford, Rolex,Toyota and BP. The images in this book and the sister publications in the series were specially commissioned by Halsgrove.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 003 9, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published March 2011.

Dorset The Glorious CountyDorset The Glorious County - £14.99
Renowned photographer Roger Holman has been capturing images of his native Dorset for over fifty years. In this sumptuous new book he journeys throughout this renowned landscape, from its unique coast – much of which is now a World Heritage Site – to the heathlands so memorably evoked by Thomas Hardy, the great Vales of Blackmoor and Marshwood and the timeless pastoral valleys of the Stour and the Frome.
Last Days of Steam Southern RegionLast Days of Steam Southern Region - £14.99
Over 150 photographs by Roger Malone appear in the book taken at locations in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset and Hampshire, and includingWeymouth, the Isle ofWight, Bournemouth, Corfe Castle, Eastleigh, Launceston and the Exeter area. A section contains photographs taken at the famous Barry scrapyard where so many locomotives ended their days.
Dorset & The SeaDorset & The Sea - £19.99
Dorset and the Sea by Gordon Le Pard tells the remarkable story of possibly Dorset’s greatest natural resource and the relationship that Man has had with it over the millennia and suggest where you can see, perhaps surprising, traces of the coast’s remarkable past.
Dorset Pocket Address BookDorset Pocket Address Book - £5.99
Chasing the light across this precious landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb Dorset images reproduced here.
Dorset in WinterDorset in Winter - £14.99
In this journey through winter in Dorset, celebrated photographer Roger Holman persuades us through more than 140 crisp and evocative images that winter is a season to be celebrated and savoured. Wrap up well and enjoy it!
Bournemouth in the Good Old DaysBournemouth in the Good Old Days - £19.99
Born in Bournemouth, as was his father a century ago, Dorset historian Rodney Legg is ideally placed to return to his roots to present memories of the town. Focussing on the Bournemouth’s Edwardian heyday that faded away with the Great War, they carry on through the devastation of Second World War bombing to the era of postwar austerity and change.
A Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic CoastA Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic Coast - £4.99
Rodney Legg provides all the answers in ten walks, packed with colour photographs, along Dorset’s uniqueWorld-Heritage Jurassic Coast. In hardback, small enough to slip into the pocket, colourful enough to keep as a souvenir, the Boot Up Guide will be the indispensable bench-mark for the twenty-first century.
Dorset at WarDorset at War - £19.99
This is the story of Dorset inWorld WarTwo – from 1939 to 1945. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no other single county in the British Isles that contributed to victory in so many decisive ways and on such a variety of levels and fronts.
Dorset Address BookDorset Address Book - £12.99
Chasing the light across the Dorset landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb images reproduced in this magnificent address book.
Bournemouth in the Good Old Days (pdf e-book)Bournemouth in the Good Old Days (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Renowned Dorset historian Rodney Legg returns to his roots in a celebration of a much-loved seaside town that is so more than just a genteel resort: it is a strong community forged by a century of tumultuous change.
Dorset Sporting RunsDorset Sporting Runs - £19.95
Huntsmen writing on hunting through the best of hunting country. Drawing on original and exhilarating accounts, Rodney Legg presents a fascinating panorama of a Dorset which remained largely unaltered well into the twentieth century.
Dorset AmericaDorset America - £19.99
The nineteenth century was the British century. The twentieth century was the American century. From clashes through to collusion the two nations remains linked by common roots and what has become the world language. All British counties, each state of the Union, and every Canadian province share intimate links. As Rodney Legg reveals for reasons geographical, military and political, Dorset can claim as many as any....
South Devon Coast from the AirSouth Devon Coast from the Air - £14.99
Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography. In this spectacular book we are taken on an aerial journey along the South Devon coast starting at Plymouth and heading east for some 115 miles (184km) to reach the Dorset border.
Dorset Coast from the AirDorset Coast from the Air - £14.99
The photographs in this book capture this perfectly: revealing the Dorset landscape as few of us have seen it before. Here top aerial photographer Jason Hawkes takes us on an aerial journey from the westernmost point where Dorset meets Devon, from Lyme Regis, pastWeymouth to the Isle of Purbeck, and across the broad sweep of Poole Bay to Bournemouth and Christchurch.
Images of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset RailwaysImages of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset Railways - £19.99
Now in his seventies, from a boy Maurice Dart has travelled throughout much of Southern Britain armed with a camera, taking photographs of all things railway. His collection has been used in countless magazines and journals. Here for the first time is a comprehensive look at a major part of this unique collection - a book that will become a classic of Westcountry steam.
Dorset's ArchaeologyDorset's Archaeology - £19.95
This book by Peter Stanier celebrates the rich archaeological heritage of the Dorset landscape which is guardian to some of the finest sites in England, including great hillforts such as Maiden Castle, countless barrow cemeteries, spectacular Roman roads and the romantic ruin of Corfe Castle.
Dorset RailwaysDorset Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored.
 
 
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