How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance - and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'. This popular, accessible and beautiful stretch of Hampshire countryside has an appeal far beyond local interest, for it is unique on a world scale.
The unparalleled diversity, extent and pattern of its habitats in their favoured climatic position, shelter an incredible variety of plant, insect and animal life. The ancient woodlands, heaths and mires are all rare and precious habitats. The pasture woodlands - with no counterpart anywhere else in Europe - are all we have left to show what Britain must have been like when the vast Atlantic forests covered the land thousands of years ago. And because of the protection afforded by its royal status, common rights, and the Forest Verderers, the New Forest is a recognizable piece of medieval England that has actually survived, more-or-less intact, for some 900 years.
Colins Tubbs provides a detailed insight into how the New Forest landscape was formed and into its distinctive flora and fauna; he traces the fascinating parallel threads of natural and social history. For had it not been for the persistence of a certain style of country living over 100s of years, the royal status, the smallholders and their rights to graze stock, the deer and the famous, free-roaming ponies, the New Forest would not be here today.
The New Forest follows in the distinguished New Naturalist series tradition of investigative natural history, drawing from the latest field studies and research, and is the most authoritative, up-to-date and in-depth survey available.
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Book Description Collins, 1986. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18551405
Book Description London: Collins, 1986. First edition. With 20 colour photographs and over 100 photographs and diagrams in black & white. Large 8vo, pp.300, original softcovers; stitching slightly strained on either side of the colour photograph section but generally firm; some slight shelf-wear, else in all other respects extremely good. Bookseller Inventory # 9603
Book Description Collins, London, Collins, The New Naturalist, 1986, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. SOFTBACK original printed card pages: 304 over 100 illus. with 20 colour photographs 140mm x 215mm (5.5 x 8.5") as new. Bookseller Inventory # 15688
Book Description Collins, 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. UK paperback reprint from 1988. Good overall condition with some creasing to spine. Collins 1988. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 11160834503
Book Description London: David and Charles, (1976, 1976. reprint).Octavo,300 pp.,photographs, dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 39248
Book Description London Collins, 1986. First Edition : Limpback, photographic covers with black and brown titles, 215 x 150 mm., 700grms., 300 pp., with index, illustrated with over 100 bw. photographs, maps and diagrams +20 colour photographic plates, no dw., VG+ copy, Bookseller Inventory # 11578
Book Description Collins, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. almost mint copy. Very nice and clean internally. Bookseller Inventory # 101653