- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (14 Mar. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0002201496
- ISBN-13: 978-0002201490
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.4 x 21.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,075,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Vegetation of Britain and Ireland (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 122) Paperback – 14 Mar 2013
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‘It is simply magnificent […] Michael Proctor’s knowledge of our wild habitats and their plants – mosses and lichens, as well as flowers, trees and ferns – is possibly unequalled […] It will probably be our senior guide on wild vegetation for the rest of our lifetimes.’
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About the Author
Michael Proctor is an Honorary Research Fellow (and until his retirement in 1994 was Reader in Plant Ecology) at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter. He has wide interests in ecology and botany, and has published many scientific papers on a variety of ecological topics, as well as two previous New Naturalists (The Pollination of Flowers and The Natural History of Pollination). He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
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Alongside Michael Proctor's more scholarly and analytical approach, I would recommend readers to read this alongside books such as "Flora Brittanica" by Richard Mabey, and Sarah Raven's "Wild Flowers", since these provide additional socio-cultural / spiritual / aesthetic /economic perspectives to the vegetation of our islands.
For a small group of islands, the British Isles pack in a huge diversity of landscape and plant communities - 'multum in parvo'....
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