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ISBN: 9781841149400
AUTHOR: Jason Hawkes
Berkshire from the Air
Berkshire from the Air
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Proudly calling itself the Royal County, Berkshire is home to the one of Britain’s greatest historic sites, Windsor Castle, but it has a history dating back way beyond this, to prehistoric times. It is a county of great contrasts, bordering as it does Greater London in the east and also Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

With an area of over 470 square miles (c.1200sq km), and a population of under a million it is a relatively small county, but rich in historic sites and blessed with a quintessentially English landscape. Reading is by far the largest town (pop.235,000), followed by Slough (122, 000), but there are many smaller, delightful villages throughout. The River Thames winds its way through the county, with many settlements having grown up along its route and around its major tributaries, principally the River Kennet.

Because of its huge significance in Berkshire, often defining the county boundary, the course of the Thames is followed at many points throughout this book. It is to the north of the Kennet that the famous Berkshire Downs roll gently across the landscape, while to the south, where the county borders Hampshire, lies Walbury Hill, at 974ft (297m) being the highest point in South East England.

The fascinating aerial photographs in this book by internationally-renowned aerial photographer Jason Hawkes are selected to provide the reader with an overview of a variety of landscapes and settlements, with historic sites included. There can be no better way of appreciating the many glories of Berkshire 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 1 84114 940 0, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published April 2010.

 
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South Cornwall Coast from the AirSouth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
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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.
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Sky High Isle of WightSky High Isle of Wight - £4.99
The superb aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book give a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
Sky High Essex CoastSky High Essex Coast - £4.99
Contrary to the picture often painted of Essex as industrialised and heavily populated, the Essex coast has many areas as unspoiled and remote as any in Britain. The photography in this book by Jason Hawkes reveals these less trodden paths and the havens for wildlife that abound.
Sky High Kent CoastSky High Kent Coast - £4.99
Almost one-third of the people of Kent live in its coastal districts. For some the sea is merely the backdrop to their lives but a significant number make their living from its ports and harbours, industries, fishing grounds, tourist towns and beaches. The superb aerial photographs in this book by Jason Hawkes will be enjoyed by all who know or visit the county.
 
 
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