The Cairngorms: Their Natural History and Scenery (Desmond Nethersole-Thompson & Adam Watson) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Natural History section. priced at just £5.00!
London: Collins, 1974, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices ;
From the cover: The Cairngorms lie in the far north-east of Scotland-a fragment of the earths ancient crust, 2,600 million years old unique in Britain for the extent and richness of their arctic-like plateaux, corries, lochs, soils, vegetation and animal life, and offering some of the finest stretches of open mountain wilderness, landscape and wild scenery in Europe.
This book is a comprehensive and authoritative account of the human and natural history of this great tract its geology, landforms, soils; climate and weather; the vegetation of its forest and alpine zones; fish, amphibia and reptiles; the; birds of hills, woods and forests, moors, lochs and streams; its mammals and invertebrates ; and man himself, as inhabitant over the centuries, as mountaineer, sportsman and skier today and as despoiler or conservationist.
Adam Watson and Desmond Nethersole-Thornpson are primarily zoologists and birdwatchers, and Derek Ratcliffe is one of our best known montane botanists. The specialist chapters are all contributed by leading exponents of their subjects. Together they have written a book to inform and fascinate visitors to this region they know and love so well.
Introduction by: V. C. Wynne-Edwards
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper, heavily and unevenly faded, wrapped in mylar which is taped to the verso. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.