A less green and pleasant land : our threatened wildlife /

"Disentangling the facts from the hype, this 'Doomesday book' of the British and Irish countryside provides a definitive audit of the state of our wildlife across the board"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Maclean, Norman, 1932- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Chris Packham
  • Introduction
  • 1. Living with change
  • 2. A short dose of Earth history
  • 3. Climate change
  • 4. Down on the farm and into the woods
  • 5. Plant and animal introductions (and recent arrivals)
  • 6. Our overcrowded isles: human population and aspiration
  • 7. The availability of fresh water
  • 8. Hunting, shooting and fishing: the enigma of field sports and wildlife
  • 9. Wildlife conservation at home and overseas
  • So how is our wildlife faring? The details
  • 10. Mammals
  • 11. Birds
  • 12. Reptiles and amphibians
  • 13. Freshwater fish
  • 14. Butterflies and moths
  • 15. Other insects: dragonflies, beetles, bees etc.
  • 16. Other invertebrates: spiders, snails, crayfish etc.
  • 17. Trees, shrubs and flowering plants
  • 18. Fungi
  • 19. Life in the open sea
  • 20. Where sea meets land
  • 21. Top wildlife sites
  • 22. What does the future hold?
  • Further reading
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • Latin names of species
  • Index.