Aimed at both nature lovers and at tourists visiting Scotland, this text describes all the species commonly found in the country. The book is divided into four habitat sections: around people; seaside; lowland and highlands. Each section has an introduction describing the habitat illustrated with full colour photographs, followed by a guide section describing all the flowers found in that habitat. Each flower is illustrated. The text is written to be accessible to beginners as well as informative. The Gaelic name for each flower is given, together with the English translation. A "Places to Go" section arranged by area gives details of over 35 sites selected to show some of the country's most attractive and special wild flowers in some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery.
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These ideal pocket companions to the flora and fauna of Scotland include hundreds of species, all grouped by the habitat in which they can be seen. For each species, English, Gaelic, and Latin names are given, and a ³Places to Visit² section details the best sites in Scotland for observation. Superbly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and drawings.About the Author:
Michael Scott is a writer, photographer, consultant, cruise ship lecturer and occasional radio broadcaster on a wide range of natural history subjects. He has a degree in botany, and a particular interest in Scottish, arctic and alpine wild flowers. He also shares an interest in Scottish sea life with his marine biologist wife, Sue Scott. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, the government conservation agency in Scotland and a former Chairman of Scottish Environment Link. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Plantlife International, the wild plant conservation charity. He was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to biodiversity conservation in Scotland.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002199823
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002199823