Cambridge is a biodiversity hotspot, and its wildlife is celebrated in this multi-authored book. The city's habitats, geology, climate and development are all covered. These are followed by chapters on the flora, bryophytes, fungi and lichens. Invertebrates are treated in equal detail, with accounts on insects, spiders and molluscs. Then follow chapters on fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Interesting sites, nature conservation successes are also covered.
This book describes the rich diversity of wildlife found along the Somerset coast, with chapters on seaweeds and marine life, flowering plants, mosses and liverworts, lichens and fungi, insects, spiders and other invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, as well as chapters on habitats, geology and fossils, and its history.
Across the ages, humans have been remodelling ‘natural’ landscapes. The wild has been tamed and Nature squeezed into ever-smaller spaces. 'The Great Fen – A Journey Through Time' explores how the Cambridgeshire fenland has evolved through population growth, war, drainage and cultivation to the landscape of today.
Shotover Hill is one of the most significant habitat complexes in southern England. This book summarises two decades of recoding and research across Shotover's rich variety of habitats and is a lasting tribute to the hard work of a dedicated team of specialists.
Floodplain Meadows - Beauty and Utility is a Technical Handbook. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated handbook covers everything you need to know about the history, management, restoration and creation of this vitally important, yet threatened, habitat.