A Companion to the British Countryside by Foreword by Tony Soper hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Colour Library Books, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;
From the cover: The British countryside presents a diverse landscape. Wrapped in a rich mantle of grasses, hemmed by hawthorn and oaks, and slow, wavering streams, or shorn to stark grandeur with wind-ravaged peaks and bristling, purple moors, it is land which supports a wide variety of wildlife. As the most casual observer finds, a springtime walk over flowering down-land, a stroll at dusk by a local reservoir, or time spent beachcombing the shoreline, will reveal that no matter where you are in the British Isles there is always wildlife to see, hear or detect.
A Companion to the British Countryside approaches natural history by treating the land and the plants and animals as parts of a whole, and viewing the environment and wildlife as interdependent. Divided into four main sections Towns and Villages, the Lowlands, the Uplands, and the Coast and Sea with essays outlining the history and geology of the land, the book describes a wide range of habitats, which, typically, may be found within these areas. With 98 plates of fine, colour artwork, and illustrated essays including detailed, keyed, artwork depicting each habitat, this book brings to life hundreds of wildlife species in their natural settings.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped.
320 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¼”.
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