This is a paperback reissue of a book first published in 1977.
Analyses and describes the range of variation in the wild flora and fauna of Britain and identifies important sites that exemplify this rich heritage. These key sites were chosen to represent all the main types of natural and semi-natural vegetation with their characteristic communities of plants and animals. The range of habitats, communities and species is classified under major formations, and in Volume 1, these are subdivided and described. The internationally applicable criteria for evaluating and selecting key sites are also fully discussed. Cambridge University Press published the Review on behalf of the Nature Conservancy Council and the Natural Environment Research Council.
Illustrations and tables
authorship and sources
2. Rationale of the review, methods and results
3. The ecological background to site selection
6. Lowland grasslands, heaths and scrub'
7. Open waters
9. upland grasslands and heaths
10. Artificial ecosystems
11. The conservation of flora
12. The conservation of fauna
13. Appraisal and conclusions