British Plant Life (The New Naturalist No. 10 ).

By: (10) TURRILL, W.B:

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Tall 8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with dustwrapper (dw; Wearing to top end of spine and edges, darkening to rear, tears to rear, in plastic cover. Price clipped). Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 315pp. With 53 colour & 27 b/w plates; 8 maps and 2 diagrams. Dustwrapper design by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis of primrose at base of tree. “The British flora can be regarded as an offshoot of that of the European continent. Geographical position and geographical history has, however, resulted in distinct peculiarities, [as well as] modifications produced by the last great Ice Age. How much was destroyed and how much survived this catastrophe is discussed by Dr. Turrill. The various routes of migration are traced as far as possible and the changes in climate and the advent of man are shown to have led to profound alterations in the flora.” Still essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the nature of the British environment and its flora.

Title: British Plant Life (The New Naturalist No. 10 ).

Author Name: (10) TURRILL, W.B:

Categories: New Naturalist series,

Publisher: Collins. London. 1958 2nd edition:

Seller ID: 81887

Keywords: New Naturalist series Natural History New Naturalist series Botany plant life flora dustwrapper photographs 1958