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Dartmoor: Into the Wilderness

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    Available in PDF Format | Dartmoor: Into the Wilderness.pdf | English
    Michelle Dibb(Author)
Dartmoor is one of the few wilderness areas remaining in the UK – beautiful, mysterious and sometimes dangerous. From its rich, moss-covered ancient woodlands and rushing rivers to its sparse high moorland and bleak prison, Dartmoor has inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries.

 

Since prehistoric times, man has lived and worked on Dartmoor, leaving behind mysterious stone circles, monuments and the remains of ancient settlements. From tin mining and quarrying to an ice factory and gun powder mills, man has endeavoured to make a living from Dartmoor, leaving his footprint in the wilderness.
 

This book contains a fascinating mixture of informative facts and mysterious tales. Here you will discover the wildlife, the history, the geography, the legends, the industry, the harshness and the inspiring wonder of one of England’s most popular National Parks. This book illustrates why people are pulled back time and again to Dartmoor, which remains a wilderness untamed.

MICHELLE DIBB is a marketing consultant who spends most weekends exploring Dartmoor with her daughter.She has a degree in modern languages and used to enjoy travel before settling on the edge of the National Park, in Christow, Devon. She is an active member of her local community, and a good public speaker. In the course of compiling the book she has already been asked to give a talk to the Round Table and a local radio interview.

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  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Michelle Dibb(Author)
  • The History Press (1 May 2011)
  • English
  • 2
  • Travel & Holiday
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  • By Helen on 29 December 2011

    This is a fantastic book, but the title is a little misleading. It does go into some detail about the 'wilderness' that Dartmoor has , but in my opinion the book focuses more on the village's and town's of Dartmoor, rather than the true wild places.

  • By D. Wells on 23 December 2011

    As someone who has been to Dartmoor more times then I can count and have parents that live there I thought I knew a fair bit about the area. I found this book was very interesting, well writen with some fun stories and above all I learnt alot from it. If your a Dartmoor fan or know someone that is...get this.

  • By Parsley on 2 November 2011

    This is a great overview of Dartmoor, that packs in a lot of information in a readable way.The first part of the book gives an introduction to the history of Dartmoor and how it is today. This is followed by sections on the main areas of Dartmoor, with descriptions interspersed with local stories and legends and with details of the lcoal wildlife.Some lovely photographs help bring it all to life, rounding off a book that can be dipped into for ideas and makes you want to just get out there and explore the area!

  • By Tavy Cleave on 1 April 2014

    I really enjoyed this book.It's got a nice balance of information between the history, the archaeology and current day Dartmoor,without being too pedantic.

  • By Guest on 3 November 2016

    Bought this for our son and he thought it was great.

  • By E. O'Connor on 17 October 2013

    this book was a present for my sisters birthday and it was sent to switzerland, she loves it and the pictures

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