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The Biogeography of the British Isles
An Introduction




ISBN 9780367355937
Published October 6, 2019 by Routledge
330 Pages

 
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Originally published in 1990, The Biogeography of the British Isles is devoted to the biogeography of the British Isles and surrounding shelf seas. Bringing together a wealth of diverse information, it is thoroughly referenced and well illustrated, and will be invaluable to students of geography, environmental science, ecology, botany, and zoology. The book traces the development of British biogeography over the last two centuries, examining key topics such as ecosystems, habitats, and niches in the context of plant and animal distribution. The book gives a detailed account of the development of biogeographical mapping and recording systems, and describes modern-day distributions, both in the countryside and in urban areas against the backcloth of human activities.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 The History and Scope of British Biogeography

2. The Physical Geography

3. Recording Species Distributions

4. Useful Concepts

5. Gaining a Foothold

6. Limitations of the Environment

7. Geographical Relationships

8. Environmental Change

9. The Thirst for Land and Loss of Habitats

10. The Consequences of Urban and Industrial Growth

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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