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ISBN: 9781841149424
AUTHOR: Jason Hawkes
Essex From the Air
Essex From the Air
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The ancient Kingdom of Essex takes its name from the East Saxons who once ruled here. It is the eleventh largest county in England, covering around 1400 square miles (c.3500 sq.km) and with a population of approximately 1.5 million. The landscape of the county is diverse, ranging from wide flat marshland on the indented coastline, to rolling farmland intersected by a number of major rivers.

The county’s proximity to London has led to a density of population similar to that of it neighbours, but Essex remains essentially rural with small villages retaining much of their charm and character. The so-called New Towns of Basildon and Harlow are typical of their type, whilst at the heart of towns such as Chelmsford and Colchester there is a great deal of historic interest to attract visitors.

Part of the south-east of the county, already containing the major population centres of Southend and Thurrock, is within the Thames Gateway and designated for further development. To the north of the Green Belt, with the exception of major towns such as Colchester and Chelmsford, the county is rural, with many small towns, villages and hamlets largely built in the traditional materials of timber and brick, with clay tile or thatched roofs.

The fascinating aerial photographs in this book are selected to provide the reader with an overview of a variety of landscapes and settlements, with historic sites included. The principal attraction of aerial photographs is that they are literally a bird’s-eye view, allowing us to look down on the landscape from a perspective that we never normally see. Such pictures reveal to us things that are normally hidden from view, and often surprise us when we find that what we had imagined the layout of the land to be is in reality quite different. The best practitioners of this genre of photography also strive to capture an aesthetic in the images they take, and these pictures, sometimes quite abstract in appearance, are often strikingly beautiful in their own right.

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.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 942 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published April 2010.

 
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Suffolk Coast from the Air 2Suffolk Coast from the Air 2 - £14.99
Following on the success of the author's earlier Suffolk Coast from the Air comes a completely new set of images ranging along the coast from Felixstowe to Lowestoft. Here there is particular coverage of recent works employed to mitigate the effects of erosion that threaten the coastline, causing greater damage from year to year.
Suffolk Coast from the AirSuffolk Coast from the Air - £14.99
Readers will enjoy Mike Page's outstanding bird’s eye views of Suffolk’s fine coastline and Pauline Young’s excellent accompanying text notes.
A Broads-Eye View 2A Broads-Eye View 2 - £14.99
In Broads-Eye View 2 we are taken on an aerial journey along the major rivers of the region each of which forms an integral part of that special area known as Broadland. The courses of the rivers Bure,Ant,Thurne,Yare, Chet,Wensum andWaveney are each followed from the air by Mike Page and Pauline Young providing the reader with a unique viewpoint from which to discover and enjoy this wonderful landscape
Sky High Norfolk CoastSky High Norfolk Coast - £4.99
In this book the reader is offered a visual memento of the Norfolk coast through photographs specially selected by the author, Mike Page. Both for those who know this part of Norfolk well, or for those who are visiting on holiday, this gem of a book provides the perfect keepsake.
Cambridgeshire The Glorious CountyCambridgeshire The Glorious County - £14.99
This book aims to introduce the reader to the whole of the county landscape. Within its pages are more than 140 stunning photographs by respected photographer Grham Uney.
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 Suffolk CoastSky High Suffolk Coast - £4.99

Of particular fascination in Suffolk are the dramatic changes in the coastal landscape due to erosion revealed through the photographs. Mike Page's intimate knowledge of the region and his interest in flying and photography make him particularly well qualified to create this fine collection of aerial pictures.

 
 
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