About this book
In England, more archaeological sites are discovered through the study of aerial photography than by any other method. This fascinating study details the beginnings of aerial photography from early balloonist adventurers, to the military photographers of both world wars and the growth of this as a tool for archaeology. At the heart of the book, though, are many fascinating and revealing images.
This book was inspired by a centenary marking the first aerial photographs of an archaeological monument in Britain. How a single balloon flight and the resulting photographs fit into the context of the history of aerial photography is revealed in this fascinating new book.