Britain’s Habitats: A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Great Britain and Ireland – Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition

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Britain’s Habitats: A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Great Britain and Ireland – Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition Authors: , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Series Pages: 416 Illustrations and other contents: 700 color photos, color maps and diagrams Language: English ISBN: 9780691203591 Categories: , , , , Tag:

This illustrated photographic guide provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history of wildlife habitats in Britain and Ireland. Now completely redesigned in a handy field-guide format, and featuring revised and updated text throughout. This new edition of Britain’s Habitats guides readers through all the main habitat types. It presents information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation. It aims to help visitors to the countryside recognize the habitats around them, understand how they have evolved and what makes them special, and imagine how they might change in the future.

This new edition of Britain’s Habitats includes updated maps and additional photographs throughout, and covers a new habitat – gardens. The perfect companion for anyone travelling in Britain and Ireland, the book is essential reading for all wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and landscape architects.

  • Individual sections on all the main habitat types found in Britain and Ireland
  • More than 680 evocative colour photographs, including images from around Britain and Ireland in all seasons
  • Details and photographs of key species and features associated with the different habitats
  • Up-to-date information-including maps-on the distribution, extent and importance of all habitat types
  • Features new to this edition include a field-guide format, updated maps, more photographs throughout and coverage of an additional habitat-gardens
Weight1.1 kg


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"The book opens up a treasure trove of previously unknown landscape, habitat and flora & fauna. . . . Anyone with an interest in the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy this book."---Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog

Author Biography

Sophie Lake and Durwyn Liley are professional ecologists who work at Footprint Ecology and live near the Purbeck Heaths and Poole Harbour in Dorset. They have worked in nature conservation for more than twenty years and this book is the result of their passion for natural history, ecology and the wild places in which they have lived, travelled and worked. Robert Still, the cofounder of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and graphic artist, and has designed more than thirty of its titles. Andy Swash, the managing director of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and wildlife photographer. Still and Swash are the coauthors of a number of books, including Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Mammals (both WILDGuides).