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Ireland: A Smithsonian Natural History

Wildlife Guide

By: Michael Viney

336 pages, 45 col & 26 b/w photos

Blackstaff Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137577 | ISBN: 0856407445
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About this book

Viney, a weekly nature columnist for The Irish Times, presents a natural history of Ireland, covering the plants, animals, geology and climate of the country. He begins by looking at the geologic forces that created Ireland's landscape long ago, and shows how this landscape has become home to an intriguing variety of flora and fauna.

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Michael Viney was born in Brighton in 1933 and settled in Ireland in 1961. In 1977 he and his wife Ethna moved to County Mayo and he began his renowned weekly column 'Another Life' for the Irish Times. He has directed wildlife films and other documentaries shown on RTE, Channel 4 and BBC Northern Ireland. His book A Year's Turning (Blackstaff Press, 1996) was highly commended at the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996 and in 2001 it was the inspiration for an RTE television series.

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