The Natural History of Orkney (Collins New Naturalist)

By R. J. Berry

The Orkney Islands are a different position, when it comes to either their usual historical past and their human population. Their wealthy coastal habitats host major seabird colonies and marine groups. Their place off the north coast of Scotland presents a huge landfall for migratory birds. In human phrases, conventional existence of fishing and crafting vie with sleek industries, akin to oil, resulting in conflicts of either human and natural world conservation dimensions. This e-book paints a vast photograph of the average and artifical environments.

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* comprises eighty colour photographs
* offers a whole account of the traditional historical past of Orkney
* Appeals to informal readers in addition to to experts

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