The Ecology of a Garden: The First Fifteen Years

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Many suburban gardens are recognised as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is therefore a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen year period between 1972 and 1986. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collection and recording of the species. In discussion of the results from this fifteen year study, the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat. One of the most important conclusions reached by Dr Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation. This is an essential book for any professional or amateur ecologist interested in the ecological communities that exist within the suburban garden.

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This is a unique account of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen year period between 1972 and 1986. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collection and recording of the species.

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Many suburban gardens are recognized as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is, therefore, a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen-year period between 1972 and 1986.
After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens, and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collecting, and recording of species. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. It is clear that the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat, and one of the most important conclusions reached by Dr. Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation. -- Book Description

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. Illustrated, large octavo, 403 pages, very slight signs of wear to the dust-wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. An amazingly detailed account of fifteen years of observations of the wildlife in a Leicestershire garden. Originally published at £65.00. [This is a unique account of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen year period between 1972 and 1986. Many suburban gardens are recognised as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely anecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is therefore a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen year period between 1972 and 1986. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collection and recording of the species. In discussion of the results from this fifteen year study, the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat. One of the most important conclusions reached by Dr Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation. This is an essential book for any professional or amateur ecologist interested in the ecological communities that exist within the suburban garden.]. Seller Inventory # 001442

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1991. Essential hardback book for any professional or amateur ecologist interested in the ecological communities that exist within the suburban garden. A documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden between 1972 and 1986. Illustrated in black and white. Enclosed is a newspaper cutting from the Guardian dated July 18th 1998. Slightly scratched dust jacket with small faded piece rear top right corner otherwise a very good condition hardback. 403 pages. Seller Inventory # 14592

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