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Lakeland: The wildlife of Cumbria (New Naturalist 92) (2002 Hardback)


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Almost New condition used 2002 First Edition
Hardback with price-clipped Dust Jacket.

Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, London.
Author: Derek Ratcliffe.
ISBN: 9780007113033.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

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Lakeland: The wildlife of Cumbria (New Naturalist 92)

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Almost New condition used 2002 First Edition Hardback with price-clipped Dust Jacket.

Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, London.
Author: Derek Ratcliffe.
ISBN: 9780007113033.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 160mm w x 35mm d.

Clean glossy condition price-clipped dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition green cloth boards. 384 clean inside pages of English text with over 130 b&w photo illustrations, line drawings and maps, plus 20 pages with 43 colour photo plates, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Lakeland: The wildlife of Cumbria (New Naturalist 92):

Cumbria, or the habitat of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire North of the Sands, is the Lakeland area treated by author Derek Ratcliffe in this latest volume in the New Naturalist series.

The region of the Lake District has modest hills compared to the great mountain ranges of continental Europe. Yet they remain for many naturalists the best and most alluring part of Lakeland, with the most glamorous fauna, and a flora fascinating in the story of the past that it tells.

New Naturalist Lakeland aims to tell the story of the whole region from the perspective of its natural history, and from the personal viewpoint of the author. There is an emphasis on the northern half of the region where the author grew up, but this counterbalances the previous New Naturalist Lake District, whose authors were better acquainted with the southern half.

Through the 12 chapters in the book, Derek Ratcliffe describes the Lakeland climate and geology, key naturalist figures and societies, the nature of the estuaries, coastline and lowlands, the limestone foothills, Lake dales and fells, the Pennines and the Borders. He considers the conservation problems and measures taken, and includes information on organisations such as the National Park Authority, National Trust and Non-Governmental Organisations and on protected areas of various kinds, before assessing the future environmental prospects for the region.

Chapters include; Lakeland in outline; the Lakeland naturalists; the estuaries – sands and salt marshes; the coast; the lowlands – farmlands, heathlands and woodlands; the lowlands – peatlands, tarns and rivers; the limestone foothills; the lake dales, woodlands, lakes and streams; the lake fells; the Pennines; the Borders; the future – conservation problems and approaches. Appendices list cryptograms, arachnids, protected areas in Cumbria, organisations concerned with Lakeland nature and conservation.

See also our Ornithology catalogue.