An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation


Author: Alison Averis,Ben Averis,John Birks,David Horsfield,Des Thompson,Marcus Yeo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784270155
Category: Science
Page: 454
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An Illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation is the first comprehensive, single book on plant communities in the British uplands. It provides concise descriptions of all currently recognised British upland vegetation types. Written by a team comprising some of the most experienced upland field botanists and ecologists in the UK, the book brings together all of the upland communities described in the National Vegetation Classification together with a number of previously undescribed assemblages of plant species. A key enables the reader to classify vegetation in the field. Each vegetation type is described clearly and vividly, with guidance on how to differentiate between similar looking communities. There are detailed sections on the ecology, conservation and management of each community, and up-to-date distribution maps. This is the outcome of many years of field work in the British uplands, much of it supported by the UK Government conservation agencies. The book will be an indispensable guide for anyone with a keen interest in the uplands, notably ecologists, land managers, lecturers, and students, as well as the many organisations actively involved in this special environment. 'Using the Rodwell classification, the authors have blended in their own ecological expertise to produce - at last - an account of British upland vegetation which is readable, visual and comprehensive. Its value to nature conservation will be immense.' Dr Derek Ratcliffe, former Chief Scientist, Nature Conservancy Council 'Here is an outstanding companion and rich information-source for all whose occupations and interests lead them to the uplands. It not only furnishes a clear and 'user-friendly' guide to the diversity of vegetation types, but also provides a masterly overview of the upland environment.' Professor Charles H. Gimingham, Former Regius Professor of Botany, University of Aberdeen This book is a reprint edition of ISBN-10 1-86107-553-7 (2004).

Mountains of Northern Europe

Conservation, Management, People and Nature
Author: Scottish Natural Heritage,Centre for Mountain Studies
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780114973193
Category: Science
Page: 416
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This publication contains the proceedings of an international conference, held in Pitlochry, Scotland in November 2002, to mark the UN International Year of Mountains 2002. The conference participants discussed the state of current knowledge about the mountains of Northern Europe and considered issues arising from the interactions between people and nature, and the conservation and sustainable development activities needed to benefit the natural heritage of mountain regions in the UK, Norway and Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland
Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521519667
Category: Nature
Page: 765
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Authoritative and easily accessible account of the wildlife of Britain and Ireland, what is declining, what is not, and why.

Birds and Habitat

Relationships in Changing Landscapes
Author: Robert J. Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897564
Category: Nature
Page: 542
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Synthesises important concepts, patterns and issues relating to avian habitat selection, drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia.

Upland Habitats


Author: Alan F. Fielding,Paul F. Haworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134677774
Category: Science
Page: 164
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Upland Habitats presents a comprehensive illustrated guide to the habits wildlife and conservation of Britains last wilderness areas. These include: heather moors, sheep walk deer forest, blanket bogs, montane and sub-montane forests. The book examines the unique characteristics of uplands and the ecological processes and historical events that have shaped them since the end of the last glaciaton. Among the key conservation and management issues explored in are: * modern agricultural practices and economics * habitat degradation through overgrazing * commercial forest plantations * the persecution of wildlife * recreation in the uplands * the funding of upland farming.

Britain’s Habitats

A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland
Author: Sophie Lake,Durwyn Liley,Robert Still,Andy Swash
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873193
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation. It aims to help visitors to the countryside recognize the habitats around them, understand how they have evolved and what makes them special, and imagine how they might change in the future. This book is the perfect companion for anyone travelling in Britain and Ireland, and essential reading for all wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and landscape architects. Individual sections on all the main habitat types found in Britain and Ireland More than 680 evocative colour photographs, including images from around Britain and Ireland in all seasons Details and photographs of key species and features associated with the different habitats Up-to-date information—including maps—on the distribution, extent and importance of all habitat types Information on key nature conservation designations and different systems of habitat classification

#Urban Birding


Author: David Lindo
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 3440162125
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.

Meeresblitzen

Roman
Author: Nicole Peeler
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641071798
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Hatten Sie schon mal eine Meerjungfrau an der Angel? Jane hat sich noch immer nicht so ganz an ihre übernatürlichen Fähigkeiten gewöhnt – das Leben als Meerjungfrau ist abenteuerlicher als erwartet! Doch als sie einen Ausflug nach Boston unternimmt, wird es höchste Zeit, dass sie ihre Kräfte einsetzen lernt. Denn aus einem romantischen Valentinstag an der Seite von Ryu, dem Vampir, wird rasch ein Kampf um Leben und Tod. Ein furchterregender Dämon verbreitet Angst und Schrecken. Jane nimmt die Verfolgung auf – und bringt sich und Ryu in höchste Gefahr...

Die Flora des Puschlav


Author: Brockmann-Jerosch Heinrich
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5880901742
Category: History
Page: 438
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Flora of Tropical East Africa - Hydnoraceae (2002)


Author: Henk Beentje,W. R. Quentin Luke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058094087
Category: Science
Page: 293
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Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and designed to the highest academic standards, this title acts as a reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa.

Flora of Tropical East Africa - Salviniaceae (2000)


Author: Bernard Verdcourt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789061913993
Category: Science
Page: 130
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The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists elsewhere. The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.

Flora of Tropical East Africa - Zannichelliace (2000)


Author: Henk Beentje
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058094025
Category: Science
Page: 4
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The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists elsewhere. The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.

Flora of Tropical East Africa - Gleicheniaceae (2000)


Author: Bernard Verdcourt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789061913979
Category: Science
Page: 200
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The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists elsewhere. The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.

Flora of tropical East Africa - Woodsiaceae (2003)


Author: H.J. Beentje
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9058094154
Category: Science
Page: 25
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Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with the East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University, this series is designed to the highest academic standards and is a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.