Collins New Naturalist Library (89) ? The Broads

 
9780007124107: Collins New Naturalist Library (89) ? The Broads

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, this book gives a comprehensive account of the history of the Broads, an area of great interest to natural historians and tourists alike.

Broadland is set mostly in Norfolk and partly in Suffolk. The peat deposits in Broadland were dug in many places mainly during the 9th to 13th centuries. The pits eventually filled with water, giving us the Broads, 190 km of navigable water unimpeded by dams or locks.

Before the Second World War, Broadland was the epitome of richness of water plants and their associated animals, and was of international importance as a diverse wetland. Sadly, much of the richness has now gone, and the significance of Broadland lies more now in its significance in environmental restoration. The problems faced by the Broads are being experienced world-wide, and devising ways in which the Broads may be managed to restore the previous richness has produced a strategy of value throughout the world.

This book discusses the history of the Broads, the waters in the past and the waters now, the people who come into contact with and influence these waterways, and what the future holds for this small but important area of the countryside.

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Broadland is set mostly in Norfolk and partly in Suffolk. The peat deposits in Broadland were dug in many places mainly during the 9th to 13th centuries. The pits eventually filled with water, giving us the Broads, 190 km of navigable water unimpeded by dams or locks.

Before the Second World War, Broadland was the epitome of richness of water plants and their associated animals, and was of international importance as a diverse wetland. Sadly, much of the richness has now gone, and the significance of Broadland lies more now in its significance in environmental restoration. The problems faced by the Broads are being experienced world-wide, and devising ways in which the Broads may be managed to restore the previous richness has produced a strategy of value throughout the world.

This book discusses the history of the Broads, the waters in the past and the waters now, the people who come into contact with and influence these waterways, and what the future holds for this small but important area of the countryside.

About the Author:

Brian Moss is Professor of Botany in the University of Liverpool. His researches in freshwater biology have been carried out in Europe, Africa and the USA. During 17 years at the University of East Anglia, he modernized understanding of the ecological problems of the Norfolk Broads. Currently he is concerned with the restoration of polluted lakes. Previous books include Ecology of Freshwaters now in its 3rd edition.

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