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).

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment


Author: Peter Morris,Riki Therivel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134107978
Category: Architecture
Page: 576
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Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is now firmly established as an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful EIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the processes required. Peter Morris and Riki Therivel bring together the latest advice on best practice from experienced practitioners to ensure an EIA is carried out correctly. This new edition: • explains how an EIA works and how it should be carried out • demonstrates the relationship of the EIA to socio-economic, environmental and ecological systems • includes completely updated legislative and policy contexts • has added explanations of shared and integrative methods including a new chapter on EIA and sustainability. Invaluable to undergraduate and MSc students of EIA in planning, ecology, geography and environment courses, this third edition of Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment is also of great use to planners, EIA practitioners and professionals seeking to update their skills.

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

Pinnularia

eine Monographie der europäischen Taxa
Author: Kurt Krammer
Publisher: Lubrecht & Cramer Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Naviculaceae
Page: 353
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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
View: 1870

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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 - Gleicheniaceae (2000)


Author: Bernard Verdcourt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789061913979
Category: Science
Page: 200
View: 1979

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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.

Flora of tropical East Africa - Callitrichaceae (2003)


Author: H.J. Beentje
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203971140
Category: Science
Page: 14
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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.

The American Farmer's Encyclopedia

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures, with Descriptions and Figures of American Insects, Injurious to Vegetation : Being a Complete Guide for the Cultivation of Every Variety of Garden and Field Crops : Illustrated by Numerous Engravings of Grasses, Grains, Animals, Implements, Insects, Etc
Author: Cuthbert William Johnson,Gouverneur Emerson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agricultural chemistry
Page: 1179
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