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The Natural History of Shetland

Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 64
By: RJ Berry(Author), J Laughton Johnston(Author)
404 pages, 8 plates with 29 colour photos, 16 plates with 44 b/w photos; 47 b/w illustrations
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The first comprehensive account of the Islands’ plants and animals
The Natural History of Shetland
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  • The Natural History of Shetland ISBN: 9780007343232 Hardback Jul 2009 Unavailable #233715
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Complete your New Naturalist collection with Harper Collins's facsimile versions, which are printed on demand. The Natural History of Shetland was first published in 1980.

The Shetland Islands are the northernmost part of the British Isles, lying midway between Norway and Scotland, near the edge of the Continental Shelf. Their isolation and mixture of oceanic and Arctic ecologies have given rise to unique plant associations as well as forms of animal and plant species unknown on the British mainland. The archipelago is a Mecca for naturalists – especially birdwatchers attracted to the internationally famous rare migrants on the Fair Isle – but this book is also for anyone who, loving the wild and having an interest in natural history, visits these remote islands.

The Natural History of Shetland includes chapters on geological history, human history, vegetation, the sea and its creatures, freshwater life, land animals and birds, supplemented by checklists on the better-recorded groups of species. It should be invaluable to all those concerned with the impact of North Sea oil and its related industries on Shetland.

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The authors are RJ Berry, author of Inheritance and Natural History, and Professor of Genetics at University College London, and Laughton Johnston, a Shetland schoolmaster and poet, and, previously, Nature Conservancy Council representative in the islands. In addition there are chapters by Professors D Flinn of Liverpool (geology) and DHN Spence of St Andrews (vegetation), Ian Robertson (Warden of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory), and Dr WJ Syratt, who was resident ecologist for British Petroleum during the building of the Sullom Voe oil terminal.

Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 64
By: RJ Berry(Author), J Laughton Johnston(Author)
404 pages, 8 plates with 29 colour photos, 16 plates with 44 b/w photos; 47 b/w illustrations
Publisher: HarperCollins
NHBS
The first comprehensive account of the Islands’ plants and animals
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