One of Liverpool University Press’ modern specialities is distribution atlases to breeding birds in many parts of Britain.
Atlases to breeding birds in Cheshire, the Cotswolds, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, the Isle of Man, the Cotswolds and North Wales are among Liverpool University Press’ output.
The atlases identify all birds recorded breeding in the areas covered, their distribution, and some of the conservation problems Britain’s birds face. The atlases are as essential aid for ornithologists, whether researchers or enthusiastic birders.
Liverpool University Press, founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England. Among its other titles is artist Jyll Bradley’s Mr Roscoe’s Garden, which tells the sorry story of the Liverpool Botanic Collection.
Founded in 1802, it rapidly became one of the greatest botanic gardens of its day, filled with rare and strange plants arriving at the city’s port - by the mid-Twentieth Century it had a spectacular collection of orchids. But the collection was moved several times, damaged by wartime bombs, and finally closed to the public during Liverpool’s strife-torn 1980s.