Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly (1st)

Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly (1st)

By: Andrew Cooper (author)Paperback

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With over 200 colour photographs, and maps to guide the reader to places where rare wildlife can be seen, Secret Nature of The Isles of Scilly is a comprehensive guidebook to the island's' wildlife, and to the species that are special to Scilly. It includes: An island-by-island guide to footpaths, trails, visitor centres and Sites of Special Scientific Interest A comprehensive list of the species that make the Isles of Scilly special, from seals to subtropical plants What to see, and where and when to see it Geology and climate, and how they affect wildlife

About Author

Andrew Cooper was born and brought up in Devon, worked in East Africa with Richard Leakey and team exploring human evolution, and then travelled around the world a few times for the BBC. Although a biologist and anthropologist by training, he has spent most of his working life as a television producer and broadcaster with the BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol. For as long as he can remember, Dartmoor has cast a powerful spell over Andrew. He was born and brought up in sight of the moors and his weekends were often spent playing among boulders and paddling in cold streams. As a youngster, Andrew was enthralled by huge sea trout leaping in the twilight, buzzards wheeling above craggy tors and the creeping closure of carnivorous plants consuming prey. It is no surprise that these uplands motivated Andrew to become a wildlife film maker. After a lifetime spent producing BBC Natural History documentaries all over the world, the opportunity arose for Andrew to revisit the highest remaining wildwood in Britain and meet some amazing people. To stand waist deep in a frozen white wilderness, walk among drifts of native daffodils and revel in a story millions of years in the making were just some of the reasons to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dartmoor National Park in a special book. Andrew is also Chairman of the Devon Wildlife Trust; a fouding trustee of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and a Trustee of the Whitley Wildlife Trust, the owners of Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Slapton National Nature Reserve, Devon. Andrew lives with his wife on a farm in the historic and picturesque valley of Haccombe in South Devon. He is the author of nine books including The Secret Nature of Devon also published by Green Books. His website, www.wildlink.org has webcams focussing on everything from Barn Owls to Badgers, and attracts over 22 million visitors a year.

Contents

Map of Scilly Acknowledgements Preface How to Use this Book How to Watch Wildlife Introduction Setting the Scene Wild Highlights THE ISLANDS Inhabited islands St Mary's Tresco St Martin's St Agnes and Gugh Bryher Uninhabited islands Samson Annet St Helen's Tean Round Island Men-a-vaur Eastern Isles Norrad Rocks Western Rocks WHERE TO FIND WILDLIFE Farmland, Shelterbelts and hedgerows Fresh Water, Gardens, Heathland, Saline Lagoons, Sand Dunes, Sea Cliffs, Sea Shore PLANTS AND ANIMALS Plants Trees and shrubs Birds Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians Insects Fish and Shellfish Further Information Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781903998519
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781903998519
  • ISBN10: 1903998514
  • edition: 1st

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