The first comprehensive account of the Islands’ plants and animals. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
The Shetland Islands are the northernmost part of the British Isles, lying midway between Norway and Scotland, near the edge of the Continental Shelf. Their isolation and mixture of oceanic and Arctic ecologies have given rise to unique plant associations as well as forms of animal and plant species unknown on the British mainland. The archipelago is a Mecca for naturalists - especially birdwatchers attracted to the internationally famous rare migrants on the Fair Isle - but this book is also for anyone who, loving the wild and having an interest in natural history, visits these remote islands.
The Natural History of Shetland includes chapters on geological history, human history, vegetation, the sea and its creatures, freshwater life, land animals and birds, supplemented by checklists on the better-recorded groups of species. It should be invaluable to all those concerned with the impact of North Sea oil and its related industries on Shetland. The publishers would like to thank British Petroleum for providing a grant towards the publication of the book.
The authors are RJ Berry, author of Inheritance and Natural History, and Professor of Genetics at University College London, and Laughton Johnston, a Shetland schoolmaster and poet, and, previously, Nature Conservancy Council representative in the islands. In addition there are chapters by Professors D Flinn of Liverpool (geology) and DHN Spence of St Andrews (vegetation), Ian Robertson (Warden of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory), and Dr WJ Syratt, who was resident ecologist for British Petroleum during the building of the Sullom Voe oil terminal.
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Book Description 1980 Collins, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1980 1st edition, near fine. Dust jacket very good plus, price clipped with publisher's adhesive price label, publisher's plastic overlay a little snagged, a little faded on spine. Bookseller Inventory # N64A
Book Description Collins, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. UK second impression of this uncommon New Naturalist title. The book is VG with two small nicks to head of spine cloth. The jacket is unclipped and unfaded with one small scuff mark near top of spine. Collins 1986. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 3292892966
Book Description Collins, 1980. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A comprehensive account of Shetland's plants and animals. Colour and b/w photos. New Naturalist No. 64. Green cloth boards. Bumping to spine. Small stain to bottom of front cover. Foxing to outer page edges. Page browning. Wrapper is price-cut with publisher clear film over and stuck to edges on verso. A few marks and some creasing to wrapper. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2116228
Book Description Collins, 1986. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1986. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. A comprehensive account of Shetland's plants and animals. Colour and b/w photos. New Naturalist No. 64. Green cloth boards. Name stamp in ink to outer page edges. Ink stamp to front endpaper. Wrapper spine faded. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1707623
Book Description LONDON COLLINS, 1986. REPRINT, NEAR FINE IN DUSTWRAP (SLIGHT FOXING TO TOP OF PAGE EDGES) NUMBER 64 IN THE NEW NATURALIST SERIES. WITH 29 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, 44 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE AND 47 LINE DRAWINGS. Bookseller Inventory # 12048
Book Description London, Collins, 1986; 0 002190419, 1986. Reprint. Hardback. Nr fine/ Dust jacket Nr fine. 380pp with 29 colour photographs 44 photpgraphs in black/white and 47 line drawings plus bibliography & index. Green covers with gilt title on spine. Protected dust jacket has price intact. No inscriptions. A comprehensive account of Shetland's plants and animals. A very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 21520
Book Description 1986 Collins, 1986. Hardback. 1986 1st reprint, fine. Dust jacket near fine, very slightly faded on spine, not price clipped, in publisher's plastic overlay. Bookseller Inventory # N64C
Book Description LONDON COLLINS, 1986. REPRINT, NEAR FINE IN PROTECTED DUSTWRAP. NUMBER 64 IN THE NEW NATURALIST SERIES. WITH 29 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, 44 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE AND 47 LINE DRAWINGS. Bookseller Inventory # 29665
Book Description Collins, London, 1980. Green hardback cloth cover. First Edition. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 380pp. With dust jacket VG : in Very good condition. Spine of jacket faded. Bookseller Inventory # nn064a
Book Description Collins, London, 1986. Green Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprinted Edition. 6.0 x 9.0 In. THE NEW NATURALIST : No. 64. Second impression of a rare work in the series. With 29 colour photographs; 44 black/white photographs and 47 line drawings. Internally clean, sound, intact. Dustjacket unclipped and protected by a cellophane cover. A very good copy, pp 380. Bookseller Inventory # 002958