Meadows (British Wildlife Collection) (Hardcover)

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Meadows, the second volume of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides one of the most wide-ranging and eloquent treatments of this most quintessential British habitat. Yet the flower-rich hay meadows that have inspired writers and artists for hundreds of years have almost disappeared from our countryside. In this exceptional work, George Peterken, a respected ecologist, brings together years of research and discovery from his travels across Britain and Europe, as well as an understanding borne out of caring for his own meadows, to produce a book that will put this often misunderstood habitat back in the public's eye. Filled with beautiful images of meadows and their denizens, this is a book everyone with an interest in this iconic habitat will want to own.

About the Author


George Peterken is a woodland ecologist. First at the Nature Conservancy and then as part of the Chief Scientist's team in the Nature Conservancy Council, he led the development of national surveys of woodland and their management for nature conservation. Born into a New Forest family, he now lives in the Lower Wye Valley, where he found himself the owner of eight tiny meadows and founded the Parish Grassland Project. His early books included Woodland Conservation and Management (1981) and Natural Woodland (1996), before he changed direction to write Wye Valley (2008) in the New Naturalist series and Meadows (2013) for the British Wildlife Collection. More recently, he has returned to woodlands to co-write Woodland Development: a long-term study of Lady Park Wood (2017) and Art meets Ecology (2020).

Praise For…


“...an exceptional book, Meadows ... is a proper, scientific treatise by one of Britain's leading ecologists, but it is so well written and so spectacularly-illustrated ... that it is accessible to the general reader.” —The Independent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781472960344
ISBN-10: 1472960343
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: British Wildlife Collection