Wild isles

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London : William Collins, 2023.
9780008359317, 0008359318
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320 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 29 cm
Westerly - Non-Fiction (2nd Floor-Reference Room)
590 B
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London : William Collins, 2023.
9780008359317, 0008359318


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"WWF, RSPB"--Front cover.
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TV tie-in.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This beautifully illustrated overview of the wildlife of the British Isles showcases the diversity of our plant and animal life. Wild Isles is a celebration of the wildlife found on a relatively modest collection of islands positioned at a latitude so northerly to be unattractive to many animals and plants. Despite these unpromising foundations, the islands of Britain and Ireland, together with more than 6,000 lesser islets that make up our archipelago, contain some of the most diverse, beautiful and wildlife-rich landscapes and seas on our planet. This book will explore the fascinating relationships within and between species who make their home on our beautiful isles. Each chapter focuses on a particular kind of wild space. Britain and Ireland are dominated by a wide variety of grasslands from lowland water meadows to upland moors, and we will see how these human-shaped, semi-natural landscapes thrum with insect, bird and mammal life. Life requires water to flourish, and streams and rivers carry freshwater through our landscape, creating unique ecosystems and interrelations within and beside these waters, which are revealed in a third section. While Britain and Ireland's woodlands are comparatively thin on the ground compared with most of continental Europe, we will see some of the forests and trees that remain are unusually ancient and, great repositories of life. Finally, of course, we are surrounded by sea, and our position on the continental shelf before it plunges into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean gives rise to an often overlooked plenty of marine life. A glorious richness divided into five breathtaking sections."--,(source of summary not specified)

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barkham, P., & Fothergill, A. (2023). Wild isles . William Collins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barkham, Patrick, 1975- and Alastair, Fothergill. 2023. Wild Isles. William Collins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barkham, Patrick, 1975- and Alastair, Fothergill. Wild Isles William Collins, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barkham, Patrick, and Alastair Fothergill. Wild Isles William Collins, 2023.

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