Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- History.
Land use -- History.
Land use -- Law and legislation -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- History.