Britain

Author: Martin Walters,Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Oxford Travellers' Nature Guid

ISBN: 9780198504337

Category: Nature

Page: 375

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This is one of the first four in a new series of fabulously illustrated natural history travel guides, intended for the general reader with an interest in natural history, and for the growing numbers of 'ecotourists' who want to know where to see wildlife in the countries they visit. Thebooks are designed to complement each other and to build into a nature library, together giving an introduction to the natural history of Europe.Britain's compact scale belies the diversity of its landscapes - from sea-cliffs and rocky offshore islands, to the massifs of the Scottish Highlands, the low fenland of East Anglia, and the gentle wooded coombes of the south-west. This fabulously illustrated new travel guide describes hundreds ofplaces where these landscapes and their inhabitants can be seen at their best, all in easy reach of the discerning traveller.Essentially practical, the book first introduces the ecology, geology, and wildlife of Britain, then goes on to describe where to see its natural history at its best. There are descriptions of a selection of some 200 sites to visit, each carefully chosen to show a range of habitats and fascinatingwildlife. The entries are the personal choice of the authors and are based on intensive travel and research in the region. Described sites range in size from a few to thousands of hectares, be they National Parks, nature reserves, or simply common land, but all are open to the public and accessibleto the ordinary visitor. Four colour throughout, this book has stunning landscape photographs, line drawings and photographs of individual animals of plants and animals, colour region and site maps, and a splendid composite painting encapsulating typical habitats and their inhabitants.

British Moths and Butterflies

A Photographic Guide

Author: Chris Manley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713686367

Category: Science

Page: 352

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A comprehensive guide to Britain's moths and butterflies, packed with Chris Manley's stunning photography.

Hertfordshire

A Landscape History

Author: Anne Rowe,Tom Williamson

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1909291005

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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Dividing the county of Hertfordshire into four broad regions—the “champion” countryside in the north, the Chiltern dip slope to the west, the fertile boulder clays of the east, and the unwelcoming London Clay in the south—this volume explains how, in the course of the middle ages, natural characteristics influenced the development of land use and settlement to create a range of distinctive landscapes. The great diversity of Hertfordshire’s landscapes makes it a particularly rewarding area of study. Variations in farming economies, in patterns of trade and communication, as well as in the extent of London’s influence, have all played a part during the course of the postmedieval centuries, and Hertfordshire’s continuing evolution is followed into the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this authoritative work is invaluable reading for all those with an interest in the history, archaeology, and natural transformation of this fascinating county.

Farming & Wildlife

A Practical Handbook for the Management, Restoration, and Creation of Wildlife Habitats on Farmland

Author: John Andrews,Michael Rebane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780903138673

Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 358

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This practical guide is aimed at encouraging environmentally sensitive farming throughout the various types of farmland in the UK. Farmers and landowners, students, lecturers, advisers and policy-makers should all find the information useful. Many aspects of farming are covered, from crop and livestock management to game management.

Field Notes from the Edge

Author: Paul Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147350211X

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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‘A profoundly satisfying read’ Financial Times In Field Notes from the Edge, the acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature – such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. Here, Evans searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane; part sacred space, part wasteland. It is here that we tread the edge between a fear of Nature’s dangers and a love of Nature’s beauty. Combining a naturalist’s eye for observation with a poet’s ear for the lyrical, Field Notes from the Edge confirms Paul Evans's place among our leading nature writers today.

Rethinking Ancient Woodland

The Archaeology and History of Woods in Norfolk

Author: Gerry Barnes,Tom Williamson

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1909291609

Category: History

Page: 288

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'Ancient woodland' is a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management. Such woods are often assumed to provide a direct link with the natural vegetation of England, as this existed before the virgin forests were fragmented by the arrival of farming. This groundbreaking study questions many of these assumptions. Drawing on more than a decade of research in Norfolk, the authors emphasize the essentially unnatural character of ancient woods.

The Golf Guide

Where to Play and Where to Stay in Britian and Ireland

Author: Hunter Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)

ISBN: 9781588431097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 600

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Over 2,500 courses and golf clubs. How to get there, facilities offered (cart/club rentals, clubhouses, food) and detailed course descriptions, including pars, difficulty, hazards and yardage. Hundreds of hotels recommended by golfers for golfers, many offering package deals. Plus area-by-area courses in France, Spain & Portugal. Maps show locations of every course profiled.

The Shadow of Silver Tip

Author: Max Brand

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 9780783814704

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Tom Converse was the kind of man to pull a Colt from his back pocket faster than the seasoned gunslingers could draw from a hip holster. It seemed to come easy to him - like breathing in and out. But was he also the kind of man to make a whole town trigger-happy with fear? Did he hide behind a dark mask and come back for vengeance? Was he The Shadow? Sylvia didn't think so. "I'm the only one who knows the face of the real Shadow," she said. A dappled chestnut with black points is the only cue to the identity of a town's secret horror. It could be a case of mistaken identity, but yet, again . . . This early Max Brand classic features the mysterious and ambiguous figure of The Shadow, a masked and lonely gunslinger who foreshadows great Western legends like Zorro and the Lone Ranger.

Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

Author: Markku Saastamoinen,Maria João Fradinho,Ana Sofia Santos,Nicoletta Miraglia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867553

Category: Science

Page: 511

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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

A35 Tolpuddle to Puddletown Bypass DBFO, Dorset, 1996-8

Incorporating Excavations at Tolpuddle Ball 1993

Author: Carrie M. Hearne,Vaughan Birbeck

Publisher: Wessex Archaeology

ISBN: 9781874350309

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 260

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Describes excavations along the route of the new Tolpuddle-Puddletown bypass, in particular a Late Iron-Age and Romano-British site at Tolpuddle Ball and a nearby inhumation cemetery which lasted from the Late Roman period through to the 7th Century AD.

The Wildlife Trusts Nature Photographer's Handbook

Author: Ian Beames

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780715307915

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Mapping the locations and describing the natural history of some of the best wildlife habitats of the British Isles, this book also provides tips on field-craft and special photographic techniques. An introduction to the best photographic equipment, clothing, and other kit for wildlife photography, is followed by practical skills for exploring the countryside safely, and a chapter on showing and selling nature photographs.

Incentives for countryside management

the case of environmentally sensitive areas

Author: Martin Whitby,C.A.B. International

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851988979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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During the last decade European agriculture has been dominated by the issues of overproduction and environmental degradation. Against this background a number of proposals to reduce surpluses and protect the environment have been implemented. Among these was the introduction in the UK of environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) as described in the UK Agriculture Act of 1986, implementing part of an EC regulation on Improving the Efficiency of Agricultural Structures. ESAs have been set up in areas of the country where wildlife, landscape and recreation are threatened by agricultural change. Farmers, joining on a voluntary basis, are paid to continue farming in an environmentally friendly, traditional manner which is typically extensive and livestock-based. By 1994, the total area covered will be approaching 3 million hectares. This book provides a review and an economic and policy assessment of the first and second rounds of designated ESAs, five years after their inception. Seven chapters examine particular case studies, covering a range of agricultural ecosystems from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Other chapters describe the background to the setting up of ESAs, how the benefits of the policy can be measured and how it compares with alternative policy options. ESA schemes are now being initiated in France and Denmark. The book addresses a topical issue and is aimed at a wide range of readers concerned with agricultural and environmental economics, policy and management.