The Orkneys have been strangely neglected by naturalists when compared to Shetland or Western Scotland, although they have long been a place of pilgrimage for archaeologists and historians. This work seeks to make available the islands' animals, plants and scenic history to casual readers as well as specialists. The Orkney Islands are a special place, both in terms of their natural history and human inhabitants. Their rich coastal habitats lost significant seabird colonies and marine communities. Their northerly position provides a major land fall for migratory birds. In human terms, traditional lifestyles of fishing and crafting vie with modern industries, such as oils, leading to conflicts of both human and wildlife conservation dimensions.
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Book Description Collins New Naturalist series no. 70, 1985. Paper covers. Book Condition: V.g. No Jacket. New Naturalist no. 70.. The author is a retired professor of zoology from King's College, University of London. His studies of the insular races of small mammals in the Hebrides and Orcades stimulated his interest in these islands, which are rich in wildlife. Very slight corner wear. Weight: 1 Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # 15773
Book Description Collins New Naturalist, London, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 1985. First edition, second issue. No 70. Ex lib with one stamp to verso of title-page. Slightly cut down but otherwise very good in green paper covered boards. Small tape marks to lower board and very slight shelf-wear, otherwise very good. Unclipped d/w. Lower flap very faintly marked otherwise very good. Images available on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 24121
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. 1st ed.. New Naturalist no.70. 2nd issue, i.e. 1 of the 500 paperbacks bound up to meet demand for a hardback edition. An exceptionally nice copy - as new. Dust jacket not price-clipped & protected in removable clear film. Used - Like New. Fine hardback in Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS137074I
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. 1st ed.. New Naturalist no.70. 1st edition 2nd issue. Pages clean; binding tight; dust jacket protected in removable clear film. An exceptionally nice copy. Used - Like New. Fine hardback in Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS137642I
Book Description 1985 Collins, 1985. Hardback. 1985, 1st edition 2nd state with green paper covered boards, slightly smaller size & no publisher's plastic overlay, very faint indented blank line across prelims, near fine. Dust jacket near fine not price clipped, very slight faded to spine. Bookseller Inventory # N70A
Book Description 1985 Collins, 1985. Hardback. 1985, 1st edition 2nd state with green paper covered boards, slightly smaller size & no publisher's plastic overlay, fine. Dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # N70B
Book Description LONDON COLLINS, 1985. HARDBACK, VERY SCARCE. PROBABLY THE PAPERBACK EDITION WHICH HAS BEEN REBOUND IN DARK GREEN CLOTH WITH A ROUNDED TOP AND BOTTOM TO THE SPINE. GILT ON THE SPINE SAYS 'COLLINS' BUT THE NN LOGO IS ABSENT. FINE COPY IN PROTECTED DUSTWRAP. NUMBER 70 IN THE NEW NATURALIST SERIES. ONLY 725 COPIES OF THE GENUINE FIRST EDITIONS WERE PRINTED BEFORE COLLINS STRIPPED OUT PAPERBACK COPIES AND REBOUND THEM. THE DUSTWRAPPER IS NOT TORN AND IS CONTAINED IN A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE BUT IT APPEARS THAT A PREVIOUS OWNER HAS TRIMMED THE BOTTOM OF THE DUSTWRAPPER BY ABOUT 2mm, PERHAPS TO FIT IT INTO THE SLEEVE. OTHERWISE NO FAULTS, MARKS, FADING OR INSCRIPTIONS. CALL FOR A DESCRIPTION OR PHOTOGRAPHS. Bookseller Inventory # 24568
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. First Edition. Hardback. A near fine copy of the first issue in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. The book would be fine except that an ownership inscription has been erased from the front free end-paper. 304 pages. 20 colour plates. 113 figures. 25 tables. "This is the first - and long-needed - survey of the islands' natural history, complete in one volume." Number 70 in the New Naturalist series. Photographs available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 22420
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 22 cms. A fine copy in an unclipped jacket of the first printing of this scarce volume. Jacket as issued in the publishers plastic sleeve. 304 pp. plus 8 pp. plates. Bookseller Inventory # NAT0287
Book Description London; Collins, 1985. Hardcover, green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, illustrated dust jacket by Clifford & Rosemary Ellis, 8vo, 8¾ by 6 inches, 304pp plus 8pp colour plates. First edition, first printing (first state). The original hardcover issue of 725 copies was followed by a second state print run consisting of 500 copies of the limpback edition bound up in hardcover. The first state is distinguished by the correct cloth covered rather than paper covered boards, the inclusion of the NN colophon on the spine, and the jacket of the first printing has the attached plastic protective covering often used in this series, whereas the second state has the same design but in plain unprotected paper. The book is clean, crisp and bright throoughout, appears unread, with just the lightest beginnings of spotting to the top edge of the page block. The boards are unmarked. The jacket not price-clipped or faded in any way, very clean, and just with two areas on the rear face where the plastic protection is a little wrinkled. A Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Further pictures or information happily available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 22694