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Woodland Heritage By Nature Conservancy Council

Woodland Heritage by Nature Conservancy Council

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The first in a forthcoming series of books resulting from a ten-year survey of Britain's ancient woodlands, "Woodland Heritage" focuses on the development and modification of woodlands over the centuries. Peter Marren also discusses aspects of the woodlands and indigenous plant and animal life.

Woodland Heritage Summary

Woodland Heritage by Nature Conservancy Council

Ancient woods are at least four hundred years old and many of them are living links with the forests of prehistory. Together they form our richest wildlife resource and also provide a fascinating record of human use extending back into the Middle Ages, and sometimes even earlier. We have lost nearly half of our ancient woodland since 1945, and much of the remainder lies neglected. So, in 1980 the Nature Conservancy Council began a national survey of Britain's ancient woodland. "Woodland Heritage", the first book in the series, takes a fresh and original look at this absorbing subject, explaining how our woods have been shaped and modified over the centuries, and why so many of our native plants and animals are confined mainly to ancient and natural woodland. "Woodland Heritage" is a celebration of our ancient woodlands and an encouragement to explore their secrets further.

Table of Contents

A woodland walk; principals and supporters - trees, shrubs and classification; wildwood; ancient woods in their prime; the flowers of the forest; plants of bark and shadow - mosses, liverworts, lichens and toadstools; wolves and woodpeckers - mammals and birds; sweet scents and hollow trees - invertebrates; whither ancient woodland.

Additional information

GOR011071358
Woodland Heritage by Nature Conservancy Council
Used - Like New
Hardback
David & Charles
1990-03-31
192
0715394363
9780715394366
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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