256 pages, Colour photos
A celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It features 40 sites - the best places to see flora and fauna in a variety of habitats across the county and on the islands; suggested walks; approx 580 species; more than 250 colour photographs; and a map showing site locations.
Wild about Cornwall was chosen as Book of the Month by Tim Smit for the BBC Wildlife magazine: 'Thorougly recommeded.' (BBC Wildlife July 2007)'This is an excellent book for the family as well as for the specialist and the words, which accompany the pictures, are very informative.' (Packet Newspapers 23.02.07) For the full review see Packet Newspapers online'a book that truly qualifies as a "must have" for anyone who loves Cornwall and its natural history and wildlife.' (The Cornishman, 08.03.07)'David's latest venture gathers together all his talents and passions. Wild about Cornwall is a glossy picture-led book revealing the best places to go to experience the natural history of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.' (Western Morning News, 24.03.07)'This is riveting reading for naturalists, with the book's piece de resistance being the photography. Over 280 gorgeous colour images ... . If you enjoy reading our nature features, we promise you'll love this.' (Caravan Club Magazine, March 2007)'Beautifully designed, with a clear lay-out and exceptional photographic reproduction, it's a real gem.' (Western Morning News, 10.04.07) For the full review, see This is Devon'I would not be the least bit surprised, come the Guild awards for excellence next year, to find David Chapman once again among the serious contenders. ...'... Wild about Cornwall displays not only Nature's Art, but an artist at work.' (Terry Marsh, Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Magazine, April 2007)'Details of the chosen locations include, where relevant, a brief history of the site, a description of the conservation strategies used there and a close look at some of the key species.' (Wild Cornwall, no. 102, Spring 2007)'Chapman's eye is such that the reader can be forgiven for feeling that nature compliantly arranged itself for the perfect photograph. But, of course, it is his ability to capture scenes from a different viewpoint that heightens the ordinary into the sublime.' (Tavistock Times Gazette, 05.04.07)
Foreword by Trevor Edwards, Chief Executive, Cornwall Wildlife Trust Introduction How to Use This Book The sites 1 Welcombe and Marsland 2 The Bude Canal 3 Boscastle 4 Polzeath 5 The Camel Estuary 6 West Pentire 7 Penhale Sands 8 Tehidy Country Park 9 Godrevy to Upton Towans 10 The Hayle Estuary 11 St Ives 12 Bosigran and Gurnard's Head 13 Cot Valley 14 Boscregan Farm 15 St Mary's, Isles of Scilly 16 Tresco, Isles of Scilly 17 St Martin's, Isles of Scilly 18 Porthgwarra 19 Marazion Marsh 20 Godolphin 21 Loe Pool 22 Kynance 23 Windmill Farm 24 Goonhilly Downs 25 Kennall Vale 26 Bissoe Valley 27 Tresillian River 28 The Lost Gardens of Heligan 29 Luxulyan 30 Goss Moor 31 Breney Common 32 Lanhydrock 33 Cabilla and Redrice 34 Kilminorth Woods 35 Golitha Falls 36 Kit Hill 37 Sylvia's Meadow 38 Cotehele 39 Antony Woodland Garden 40 Mount Edgcumbe and Rame Head Year Planner Location Planner Organizations and Groups Field Craft Country Codes Recommended Reading Species Index Map of Cornwall
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David Chapman has lived in Cornwall since 1992. He came to the county to teach, but has since developed a career as a wildlife photographer and writer. His articles can be seen in a wide range of publications, and his photography graces the pages of a multitude of magazines, newspapers, books and calendars. David is committed to protecting wildlife in the county, and is a trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.