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The Biogeography of the British Isles
An Introduction

ISBN 9780367355944
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

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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