- ISBN 9780500051580
- 27.00 x 21.00 cm
- With 248 photographs
- First published 2009
‘The appeal of the book is for those readers who, like Soskin himself, share a wonder and a fascinating for the tantalizing remains of our ancestors’ seemingly alien lives … beautifully illustrated’ – Minerva
From stone circles and henges to long barrows and cairns, our distant ancestors left us tantalizing signs of their long-forgotten lives. From the tip of Cornwall to the far Scottish isles, a wonderful variety of ancient stone monuments present an enigmatic face to the world.
Standing with Stones is a voyage of discovery to over a hundred megalithic sites in a photographic journey from south to north. Some sites, like Stonehenge and Newgrange, are often visited, whilst many, such as Fernworthy and Bleasedale are barely known at all.
See the 'Standing with Stones' gallery of photographs at Guardian.co.uk
Not only do we share Rupert Soskin’s experiences of visiting these magical places, but we also join him in his quest for answers to puzzling questions. What were such sites really for? Why did ancient people expend so much time and energy on creating these mysterious structures?
Rupert Soskin is a much-published nature and travel photographer. He has studied the natural world and earth sciences since childhood. He lectures and has led groups to visit ancient sites and natural wonders in Britain and abroad.