On the Moor

by Richard Carter

My first book, On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk, examines some of the stories to be found behind a routine walk in the countryside.

The walk could be anywhere, but in this case it's on a moor high above Hebden Bridge in the West Yorkshire Pennines. To the uninitiated, the Moor might seem like acre after acre of heather, with the occasional red grouse. In fact, that's a pretty good description of the place. But that's the whole point of my book: showing how a familiar local patch is more interesting than it might seem, if you dig into the science, history, and natural history of the things you encounter there.

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