Britain's mountains and exposed sub-arctic regions of the far north are home to a remarkable range of specialist flowers, shrubs and ferns that are able to thrive on our islands thanks to a combination of conditions seldom found in mainland Europe. The peculiarities of their occurrence here, at unusually low altitudes for typically alpine species and uncommonly far south for arctic species, make their ecology especially intriguing. In this invigorating journey from the Lizard of Cornwall to Unst in Shetland, Michael Scott examines Britain's richest upland sites, bringing an important 21st-century perspective to our understanding of the flora along the way. Lavishly illustrated, Mountain Flowers has much to offer wild flower enthusiasts and botanists, including detailed profiles of over 150 of the plants most characteristic of our montane regions. It will prove an indispensable companion for hillwalkers and climbers wanting to learn more about the enigmatic species that are such an intrinsic part of the British mountain landscape. Featuring over 150 mountain plants, with 20 extended profiles for the most enigmatic species. Illustrated with over 340 colour photographs of plants and their spectacular habitats. Jacket artwork by Carry Akroyd.
- ISBN: 9781472929822
- Author(s): Michael Scott
- Stock Code: 2929822
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 416
- Published: 2016
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by Clive Chatters
The New Forest has strong populations of many special wildflowers because it retains a living tradition of free ranging domestic animals grazing its coast land, extensive commons and village greens. It explores how the wildlife of the Forest is the natural expression of the lives and economy of the people of the Forest.
The book goes into detail and describes over 100 species of the rare flowering plants and ferns, accounts of the people who have explored the Forest from the early 17th century to the present and provides an account of Forest conservation issues by someone who has participated in Forest life for over twenty years.
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Over 1000spp. illustrations, colour photograph, 224pp. 1977