Brian John is a geographer by training, and this is reflected in the Greencroft Books publishing programme. The following titles are concerned with the appearance and the interpretation of the Pembrokeshire landscape.
Pembrokeshire 2000 by Brian John. Illustrations by the author and by Martin John. 1999. ISBN 0 905559 78 9. hardback, size A4 landscape, 112 pp, £7.50 (special offer). This book is a “coffee table” celebration of the old and new county of Pembrokeshire at the end of one millennium and the beginning of another. There are 100 spectacular colour photographs, many of them specially commissioned for this book. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief explanatory text. There are three sections, covering the natural landscape, the man-made landscape, and recent changes in the landscape. Each photo is located by a full grid reference, and there is a full bibliography. OP
Bluestone Country: The Carningli Walks edited by Brian John. Text by Robin Evans, Peter Harwood, Brian John and David Vaughan. 1999. ISBN 0 952407 10 8, paperback, 48 pp, £5.50 (Published by Carningli Rural Initiative. Distributed by Greencroft Books for Newport Town Council and Menter Preseli.) The revised edition of this very popular walking booklet, recently out of print but now available again thanks to financial support from Menter Preseli. This is the first booklet of a series planned as part of the “Bluestone Country” campaign. The booklet contains route information, maps and illustrations, together with information on points of interest, for seven walks in the Carningli-Newport-Nevern area of North Pembrokeshire. OP
Pembrokeshire: Past and Present by Brian John, ISBN O 905559 60 6, hardback, 1995, 256 pp, £9.75 (special offer) OP. The definitive Pembrokeshire book! If you only need one book about Pembrokeshire, this is the one you should have. A comprehensive survey of Pembrokeshire at the end of the Twentieth Century. It is heavily illustrated with maps, sketches, and full colour and monochrome photographs. There are 20 chapters, covering local geography and history, wildlife, social conditions, economic development, and language and culture. The book concludes with a series of chapters examining modern issues of concern, including National Park planning, the oil industry, and environmental protection.