Mountains and Moorlands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 11) [NOOK Book]

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An invaluable introduction to the upland regions of Britain – their structure, climate, vegetation and animal life, their present and past uses and the problems of their conservation for the future. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.comMoorland, mountain-top and upland grazing occupy over a third of the total living-space of the British Isles, and, of all kinds of land, have suffered least interference by man. Mountains and moorlands provide the widest scope for studying natural wild life on ...
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Mountains and Moorlands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 11)

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Overview

An invaluable introduction to the upland regions of Britain – their structure, climate, vegetation and animal life, their present and past uses and the problems of their conservation for the future. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.comMoorland, mountain-top and upland grazing occupy over a third of the total living-space of the British Isles, and, of all kinds of land, have suffered least interference by man. Mountains and moorlands provide the widest scope for studying natural wild life on land.Professor Pearsall died in 1964. This new edition has been revised by his friend and pupil, Winifred Pennington. The book remains an invaluable introduction to the upland regions of Britain – their structure, climate, vegetation and animal life, their present and past uses and the problems of their conservation for the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007406128
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Series: Collins New Naturalist Library, #11
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 19 MB
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(1891–1964). Ecologist and university professor, author of Mountains and Moorlands (1950) and The Lake District (posth. 1973) with Winifred Pennington. Work on lake succession led to doctorate. Reader in botany at Leeds 1922–38, followed by first professional chair at Sheffield 1938–44. Quain Professor at UCL, 1944–57. Founding Director of Freshwater Biological Association 1929–37; Charter member and Chairman of scientific policy at the Nature Conservancy, 1949–63. Influential in science education, founding conservation diploma at UCL. At his best in the field, to be seen striding up mountains in all weathers.
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