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By Stan Beckensall

the numerous surroundings of Northumberland is the results of explosive volcanoes, lava, large seas and rivers, ice and - to a lesser volume - humans. This lavishly illustrated publication not just unearths a few very beautiful landscapes but in addition exhibits which rock formations lie underneath to provide them their shapes. those who selected to dwell there from millions of years in the past used the rivers, plains and hills to their very own virtue, leaving lines in their exploitation of its assets and payment of the land. the method keeps. sufficient examples are taken from Northumberland to teach how the volcanic Cheviot Hills, lesser hills, sandstone scarps and crags, river valleys and plains account for the diversity of surroundings that pulls such a lot of humans to the nation-state. clear of the extra industrialised south-east and small cities there are mammoth open areas, solitude and sweetness which are a pride to discover, obvious from the floor and the air. the writer makes use of his wide wisdom of the county to evoke the readers' pursuits and so as to add to their know-how of this particular a part of England.

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