A Naturalist's Shetland

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T. & A.D. Poyser Limited, 1999 - Nature - 506 pages
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This book is only the second to describe all the wildlife of the Shetland Islands and the first to comprehensively cover their history since the last Ice Age, as well as the human impacts of the Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age cultures and the Norse influences from Scandinavia. In addition to describing the wildlife in all its forms, the book pays attention to the recent effects of commercial fishing, oil production, and the inevitable clash of traditional and newer industries. It critically observes the costs and benefits of a modern economy, both to the people and the natural scene. Written for the general reader and keen naturalist, this book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams and graced with evocative sketches by John Busby. Key Features * The only full description of the natural history of the Shetlands in print * Focuses on conservation and the relationship between ecology and human activity * Contains evocative sketches by John Busby

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Contents

Between the North Sea and the Atlantic
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The Making of Shetland D Flinn
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The Holocene and the Shetlander
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