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British Isles

A Natural History

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Description

Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by Alan Titchmarsh, British Isles: A Natural History is a fascinating journey through the natural history of Britain from its birth to the present day.

Written in Alans uniquely readable style, the book chronicles the different periods in Britain's evolution, exploring everything from the geology and geography to the flora and fauna that make up the diverse landscapes of the British Isles. It also includes a gazetteer section detailing where you can explore for yourself Britain's natural treasures.

Beautifully illustrated with 180 colour photographs, it will appeal to natural history enthusiasts and everyone who cares about the country they live in.

The book contains the latest research gathered in the making of this new landmark series from the BBC's NHU in Bristol.

Alan Titchmarsh is a bestselling BBC author and has sold over a million copies of his books which include How To Be A Gardener 1 and 2 and Royal Gardeners.

From Publishers Weekly

01 October 2004 – A companion to the BBC series of the same title, this fascinating volume is a unique view of the formation, evolution and current and future use of the land and sea that comprise the British Isles. Titchmarsh hosts the program, adding this book to his lengthy list of gardening titles, some based on previous BBC series. Motivated by "a love of the landscape in which I have grown up," the author's fondness for his homeland shows in the beautiful photographs as well as Titchmarsh's understandable explanation of evolution and plate tectonics. Beginning at the dawn of Earth, Titchmarsh weaves a host of factoids-England and Scotland were once as far apart as the U.K. and U.S. are today; crocodile and lion skeletons have been found under London's Trafalgar Square; Scotland was once a desert-into his history of the U.K. Written for a British audience, Titchmarsh pleads with his fellow Britons to help slow global warming "so that our children and grandchildren can also boast that our land is best." Definitely a title for Anglophiles, those with a casual interest in natural history will also find much to appreciate in the book's easy-reading history, bold photographs and informative charts. Photos.
British Isles
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  • 14,99 €
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Nature
  • Published: 31 July 2012
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Print Length: 216 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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