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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, 240 pages, illustrated with numerous black & white photographic platesReview:
‘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 Collins, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2055613
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1970. Book Condition: Good. 2nd. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP15433668
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1970. Book Condition: Good. 2nd. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95465258
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Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. New Naturalist 44. Spine bumped & fade to top & base. Unfortunately the title page has been removed so I am unable to date this book. The jacket is price-clipped & has been previously protected. Bookseller Inventory # 032616
Book Description Collins, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second Edition. Dw has clear plastic book wrap, causing browning to edges of the verso of dw, price-clipped. ; New Naturalist No 44; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 72993
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. 1970. Hardcover. dj., octavo, illus. Some shelf-wear. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # S64359
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
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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