This fifth edition, published just over 50 years since the first, marks the continuing interest in the wonders of Upper Teesdale in Durham.
It is a much bigger volume than its predecessors, includes many colour images and illustrations that enrich the updated content that offers new insights into the Dale and its conservation.
The book brings together experts who have written a comprehensive and compelling account of the natural history of this, one of Britain’s most iconic dales. It is renowned nationally and internationally for its remarkable flora, fauna and geology; these are described and illustrated in depth. Social heritage is celebrated, the unusual weather and climate are described and key conservation issues are raised.
One of the new chapters is written by Professor David Evans of Durham University, who is also a Teesdale resident. It contains original research, including maps, aerial photographs and satellite imagery to explain how a range of features in the landscape have been formed by glaciation. Dr Margaret Bradshaw, editor of previous editions is author of the chapter on the Teesdale flora.
“A really brilliant book”
– Chris Woodley-Stewart, North Pennines AONB Partnership