Britain’s Mountain Heritage, by Arthur Gardner. 8 vo.; xii + 51 pages, with 128 illustrations from the author’s photographs and a map. London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1942. Price 12/6.
Like the foregoing volume, this is a picture book, but designed to emphasize the disastrous results of urbanisation and to recommend the conversion of certain areas to National Parks.
The English Lake District, Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands are given particular treatment, and a concluding chapter deals with large scale plans and adequate methods of conservation. The problem will be urgent in the post-war years, and the reader is placed in touch with the work through an appendix containing notes on preservation societies and their work.
The map shows the areas of special beauty which might be scheduled for reservation, and the photos demonstrate the claims of various districts.