About 30 miles south-west of Land’s End is the low group of rocks and islands that form the Isles of Scilly. Mysterious, romantic and beautiful, they have long exercised the imagination of story tellers and historians.
Rosemary Parslow has spent many years working on the islands, each of which has its own unique character and special plants and animals. In this New Naturalist volume she examines the many aspects that make the islands and their flora and fauna so unique: their geography, geology and climate, the people of the islands, the way they used the land and its present day management.
She brings to life the major kinds of habitats found in Scilly: the heathlands, the coast, cultivated fields and wetlands. She also discusses the people who have been important in the study of the island flora and fauna, and tells the story of the rise in popularity of the islands for birdwatchers.
This book complements other regional titles in the New Naturalist series which include Loch Lomondside, the Broads, the Lakeland area and Northumberland.
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About 30 miles south-west of Land's End is the low group of rocks and islands that form the Isles of Scilly. Mysterious, romantic and beautiful, they have long exercised the imagination of story tellers and historians.Review:
‘… a fully rounded and wonderfully detailed natural history of England's only ocean archipelago. It works on several levels, as a guide, as a wildlife encyclopedia and as a lyrical celebration of a special place. Rosemary Parslow has written a classic book to add to the remarkable swell of New Naturalist masterpieces in recent years.’
Peter Marren, British Wildlife
‘Authoritative, yet readable, this book lives up to the high reputation of its brand … by the beach bucketful.’
Andrew Cooper, BBC Wildlife
‘…a priceless treasure trove of wildlife information.’
‘Beautiful photos, beautiful language, beautiful islands and a beautiful book!’
‘Buy this book; you won't be disappointed.’
The London Naturalist
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Book Description Collins, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. A survey of the natural history, flora and fauna of this beautiful, low group of islands to the southwest of Land's End. 450 pp. Brand new paperback. Bookseller Inventory # Z07100301
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002201518