Evocative natural history of the islands where southern, British, Scandinavian and Icelandic species and communities overlap and intermingle. There are 12 chapters on its ecology, flora and fauna, marine fisheries, Fair Isle, local and visiting naturalists, the oil industry, and recent environmental changes.
Between the North Sea and the Atlantic; the making of Shetland; the holocene and the Shetlander; a fragile skin; by sea and air residents and migrants; the plankton, the fish and the predators; the white Maas saga; the Fair Isle; Shetland naturalists; black gold or black death; development and sustainability. Appendices: places to visit; protected areas; species lists.
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