Chris Fleet studied Geography at the University of Durham. He is Senior Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland. In 2010, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He is co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Nation (Birlinn, 2012) and Scotland: Mapping the Islands (Birlinn, 2016). Carolyn Anderson completed a PhD on the Board of Ordnance military mapping of Scotland in 2010. Prior to this she was a cartographic editor at Oxford University Press. She continues to work in educational publishing and academic research.
'Charts the fascinating story of our nation's conflicts, a significant contribution to the work of this country's historians' * The National * 'A beautiful and almost compulsively readable book. It tells the story of how Britain's defences were represented, as often with demonstrative pride as with secrecy, from the time of the Rough Wooing in 1543 to the Cold War' -- Brian Morton * Herald * 'Full of unexpected historical insights, gloriously illustrated. This is a book to be savoured' * Shetland Times * 'This very well-crafted book embodies a paradox. The gruesome purpose of maps produced for the waging of war has resulted in a sumptuous-looking book' * GeoLounge.com * 'The maps make this book what it is. They are placed front and centre and the authors provide a wealth of detail as to what was included and why. The quality and range of images used mean it is a must-own for map-enthusiasts [and] those with a more casual interest in Scotland's military past' * History Scotland *