Takes an in-depth look at the flora and fauna of Lapland. This unspoilt region of northern Scandinavia and northwestern Russia lies within the Arctic circle and holds a fascinating and specialised community of plants and animals, which show a range of adaptations to life in this capricious environment. Detailed discussion of the Lapland ecology is enhanced by a wealth of colour photographs, depicting the region's diverse habitats and wildlife.
The text is easy to read and the book is well illustrated with many coloured photographs and line drawings. BTO News (Jan/Feb 2006) "Intensely detailed and informative and includes maps, charts and tables." Bird Watching (Dec 2005) "A rare window onto one of Europe's most unspoiled areas, by the outstanding British field naturalist of the late 20th century." The Independent (2 Dec 2005) "Remarkable and attractive... The only possible verdict on this fine book is that it is a masterpiece." British Ornithologists Union (2006) "...a delightlful publication...extremely useful and hugely enjoyable" Journal of Biological Education
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Derek Ratcliffe worked for the Nature Conservancy and has authored 2 Poyser monographs and other books on upland wildlife. Now retired, he often watches wildlife in the Arctic regions.