Collins New Naturalist Library (84) - Ireland: A natural history

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9780002200790: Collins New Naturalist Library (84) - Ireland: A natural history

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, this book will cover all aspects of the natural history of Ireland, from biological history, geology and climate, through to nature conservation.

David Cabot, an expert in his field, provides a comprehensive view of all the different types of habitats to be found in Ireland, from the peatlands and fens, to the mountains and uplands; from broad-leaved woodland to coastal zones. The book examines the history and ecology of each of these habitats, and describes the rich variety of flora and fauna to be found living there.

In The Natural History of Ireland David Cabot also discusses the issue of nature conservation, addressing the history of the conservation movement in Ireland – its successes and failures – and the needs for the future.

A fascinating and highly detailed study, this book will complement other published works on the natural history of England, Wales and Scotland.

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This eagerly-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist series offers a fascinating and highly detailed account of the natural history of Ireland, from biological history, geology and climate, to wildlife and nature conservation.

David Cabot, one of Ireland’s most experienced field naturalists, provides a comprehensive view of the diverse habitats to be found in this country – from the peatlands and fens, to the coastline, sea and islands – and reveals the mysteries of special Irish features, such as turloughs, slobs and callows. The book examines the history and ecology of each of the main habitat, and gives an in-depth treatment of the rich variety of flora and fauna to be foun dliving there. Over 200 illustrations convey the diverse beauty of the Irish landscape, its wildlife and physical features.

Drawing on his vast experience as an environmental policy advisor, the author also addresses the topical issue of nature conservation, examining both the history of the conservation movement in Ireland – its successes and failures – and the needs for the future.

David Cabot’s book pays tribute to Ireland’s long and proud tradition of natural history, and comes as a welcome addition to the other regional works in the New Naturalist series.

About the Author:

Dr David Cabot has been involved with nature in Ireland for the last forty years, initially at Trinity College, Dublin, then at the University of Galway and then in numerous government positions, culminating in being the special adviser to the Irish Prime Minister.

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Published by Harper Collins 1999-01-01 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002200791 ISBN 13: 9780002200790
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