Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly

By Andrew Cooper

Secret Nature of the Isles of Scilly
Paperback, 256 pages £10.95
Published: 22nd August 2006
ISBN: 9781903998519
Format: 210mm x 148mm

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

With over 200 colour photographs, and maps to guide the reader to places where rare wildlife can be seen, Secret Nature of The Isles of Scilly is a comprehensive guidebook to the island’s'
wildlife, and to the species that are special to Scilly. It includes:
An island-by-island guide to footpaths, trails, visitor centres and Sites of Special Scientific Interest
A comprehensive list of the species that make the Isles of Scilly special, from seals to subtropical plants
What to see, and where and when to see it
Geology and climate, and how they affect wildlife

Map of Scilly
Acknowledgements
Preface
How to Use this Book
How to Watch Wildlife
Introduction
Setting the Scene
Wild Highlights

THE ISLANDS

Inhabited islands
St Mary’s
Tresco
St Martin’s
St Agnes and Gugh
Bryher

Uninhabited islands
Samson
Annet
St Helen’s
Tean
Round Island
Men-a-vaur
Eastern Isles
Norrad Rocks
Western Rocks

WHERE TO FIND WILDLIFE
Farmland, Shelterbelts and hedgerows
Fresh Water, Gardens, Heathland,
Saline Lagoons, Sand Dunes,
Sea Cliffs, Sea Shore

PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Plants
Trees and shrubs
Birds
Mammals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Insects
Fish and Shellfish

Further Information
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: 9781903998519
Format: 210mm x 148mm
over 200 colour photographs

BIC Code: WND
BISAC Code:  NAT000000, SOC026020
Imprint: Green Books


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