A survey of great interest to naturalists and to the thousands of ramblers who visit the Peak District. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Lying as it does at the heart of industrial England, this area of intimate wooded dales, steep-sided gorges and windswept boggy moorland, is perhaps the most welcome of all Britain's National Parks; certainly, it is the most accessible, for within 75 miles of its border lives nearly half the population of England, and the rich variety of its scenery attracts tens of thousands of visitors yearly.
This book is the general introduction to the region for naturalists. It presents a concise account of the Peak District's geological structure and history from ancient upheavals to the effects of erosion today - of its woods and wild flowers, its mosses and fungi, birds and fishes, roads and villages and farms, its weather and its rural economy.
All this is obviously too much for one man to cover expertly, and the author, though he probably knows the geography of the Peak as thoroughly as anyone alive, has drawn freely on the help of his friends and colleagues at Nottingham University. These include notably Professor H. H. Swinnerton, the author of the successful volume on Fossils in this series, and Mr. R. H. Hall, who have provided the geological and botanical chapters respectively.
To the many thousands of ramblers who visit the Peak District at weekends, summer and winter alike, here is a book by one who has trodden all the paths before them and is able to discover for them interests hitherto unsuspected to enhance their enjoyment. At the same time it is a survey of great interest to naturalists everywhere.
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‘A valuable, concise but none the less comprehensive reference account of the full regional geography of the Peak in all its aspects. Those who have visited the Peak already will not only read the book with fascination and interest, they will also discover how much they have still to learn about the area. Those who have yet to explore the Peak will find the book a most valuable introductory account which should make their field work, investigation, visit or ramble of greater and lasting value and interest.’
The Times Educational Supplement
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Book Description 1970 Collins, 1970. Hardback. 1970 reprint, very good plus. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N44E
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Book Description Collins, UK, 1974. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. New Naturalist No. 44. pp240. Illus. Ex school library. Minor library marks. DW covered in adhesive plastic. 1cm gouge to DW on spine and wear to top. Plate 1 was getting loose; reattached. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 004369
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). Illustrated in monochrome. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 119741
Book Description Collins, UK, 1970. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. New Naturalist No. 44. pp.xvi.240. Illus. Maps. DW price clipped, in archival sleeve. Owner's mark. Nice condition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 007127
Book Description 1974 Collins, 1974. Hardback. 1974 2nd edition, Collins, near fine, dust jacket very good plus, not price clipped, a little marking on rear panel from adhesive from publisher's clear film overlay. Bookseller Inventory # NN44-1
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Book Description Collins, 1962. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. New Naturalist series. Green cloth. 7 colour photos, 49 b/w photos, 15 maps and diagrams. Ink stamp from previous owner to front endpaper and outer page edges. Wrapper is faded/browned to spine, with a little chipping to top. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2116167
Book Description 1974 Collins, 1974. Hardback. 1974 2nd edition, near fine. Dust jacket very good plus, not price clipped, a little marking on rear panel from adhesive from publisher's plastic overlay. Bookseller Inventory # N44A