Secret Nature of Devon

By Andrew Cooper

Secret Nature of Devon
Paperback, 256 pages £12.95
Published: 18th April 2005
ISBN: 9781903998502
Format: 210mm x 148mm

Category: SCIENCE & NATURAL HISTORY, WEST COUNTY TITLES (DEVON, CORNWALL & SCILLY)

Secret Nature of Devon is an inspirational introduction to the unique character of Devon's countryside, and the animals and plants that are special to the county. The book explores the extraordinary richness of Devon's wildlife habitats: Estuaries, Farmland, Fresh Water, Heathland, Limestone and Chalk, Lundy, Moorland, Sand Dunes, Sea Cliffs, Sea Shore, Woodland, Wood, Pasture and Parkland
It includes a comprehensive list of the species that make Devon special, with the best times and places to see them; details of recommended nature reserves and a map showing their locations; and contact details for local wildlife organisations.
Secret Nature of Devon is written and photographed by Andrew Cooper, one of the country's leading wildlife film makers, with advice from county Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation and many other organisations. The title is from one of his most popular, award-winning BBC natural history television series. This book is the first in a major new nationwide series.

Secret Nature of Devon is an inspirational introduction to the unique character of Devon’s countryside, and the animals and plants that are special to the county. The book explores the extraordinary richness of Devon’s wildlife habitats: estuaries; farmland; fresh water; heathland; limestone and chalk; Lundy; moorland; sand dunes; sea cliffs; sea shore; woodland; wood pasture and parkland. It includes a comprehensive list of the species that make Devon special, with the best times and places to see them; details of recommended nature reserves and a map showing their locations; and contact details for local wildlife organisations. Secret Nature of Devon is written and photographed by Andrew Cooper, one of the country’s leading wildlife film makers, with advice from county Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation and many other organisations. The title is from one of this most popular, award-winning BBC natural history television series. This book is the first in a major new nationwide series.

Acknowledgements
How to Use This Book
Introduction
Setting the Scene
Wild Highlights
Section 1: HABITATS & THEIR WILDLIFE
Estuary
Farmland
Fresh Water
Heathland
Limestone and Chalk
Lundy
Moorland
Sand Dunes
Sea Cliffs
Sea Shore
Slapton Ley
Wood Pasture and Parkland
Woodland
Section 2: WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO SEE IT
What to See: Plants and animals that make Devon special
Map: Showing nature reserves and country parks
Where to See: Nature reserves and country parks
Visitor Attractions
Section 3: FURTHER INFORMATION
Organisations
Books & Guides
Index

Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper was born and brought up in Devon, worked in East Africa with Richard Leakey and team exploring human evolution, and then travelled  around the world a few times for the BBC. Although a biologist and  anthropologist by training, he has spent most of his working life as a television producer and broadcaster with the BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol.

For as long as he can remember, Dartmoor has cast a powerful spell over Andrew. He was born and brought up in sight of the moors and his weekends were often spent playing among boulders and paddling in cold streams. As a youngster, Andrew was enthralled by huge sea trout leaping in the twilight, buzzards wheeling above craggy tors and the creeping closure of carnivorous plants consuming prey. It is no surprise that these uplands motivated Andrew to become a wildlife film maker.

After a lifetime spent producing BBC Natural History documentaries all over the world, the opportunity arose for Andrew to revisit the highest remaining wildwood in Britain and meet some amazing people. To stand waist deep in a frozen white wilderness, walk among drifts of native daffodils and revel in a story millions of years in the making were just some of the reasons to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dartmoor National Park in a special book.

Andrew is also Chairman of the Devon Wildlife Trust; a fouding trustee of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and a Trustee of the Whitley Wildlife Trust, the owners of Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Slapton National Nature Reserve, Devon.

Andrew lives with his wife on a farm in the historic and picturesque valley of Haccombe in South Devon. He is the author of nine books including The Secret Nature of Devon also published by Green Books. His website, www.wildlink.org has webcams focussing on everything from Barn Owls to Badgers, and attracts over 22 million visitors a year.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781903998502
Format: 210mm x 148mm
Ill.(some col.)

BIC Code: WN
BISAC Code:  NAT000000
Imprint: Green Books


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