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The Outer Hebrides, Volume 2: Moor and Machair

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Series: The Outer Hebrides Volume: 2

By: Stewart Angus

339 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps

White Horse Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #71734 | ISBN: 1874267480
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Deals with terrestrial habitats, plants, birds and animals, including the machair, the unique floriferous grassland of the Atlantic seaboard of the islands.


Woodland - historical sources, past woodland, modern woodland, trees and shrubs, animals, tree planting; Peatlands - distribution of peat, classification and history, water in peat, blanket bog morphology, erosion, peatland vegetation, birds, invertebrates, people and peatlands, burning, a future for peatlands; Uplands - vegetation, fauna, altitudinal descent, land use impact.; Coast - an Introduction; Cliffs and rocky coasts: exposure, vegetation, birds, fowling, invertebrates, cliffs and people; Shingle.; The Strandline - strandline vegetation, strandline fauna, lost or unwanted; Sand Dunes - Tir a'Mhurain - dune vegetation, fauna; Machair - machair grassland vegetation, machair swamps and fens, cultivation and grazing, invertebrates, mammals, birds, machair and climate change; Saltmarshes - origins, pools and creeks, vegetation, saltmarsh fauna, saltmarsh and people; Enigmas and Variations - island biogeography, island peculiarities, land bridges theories no more, origins, natives and non-natives, problem of introductions.

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