The National Parks & other wild places of Britain & Ireland
The National Parks & other wild places of Britain & Ireland by Jonathan Elphick and David Tipling – New Holland 2002 ISBN 1859748988 £24.99p
As the publisher`s blurb says - For sheer variety of Landscapes within such a small area, the British Isles has no equal. This sumptuous book proves that with stunning landscape photographs and informed text.
I am not usually sent such books this being a website that is strictly for the birds but was pleased to look at this coffee table book for the joy of the beauty of these isles so well captured. But it is more than just a book to flip through for eye candy. It is clear that the authors are natural historians who enjoy the wildlife of Britain & Ireland not just the habitats that allow such diversity.
The habitats and wildlife feature as much in the photography as they do in the text and it is a source of first class information. It does not try to be a deep treatise or exhaustive study of habitat contrasts or island zoography but it is not froth and bubble either. Each area is highlighted through the reserves and parks therein and simple stylised maps help in that process.
I asked Johnathan Elphick a number of questions about the book:
What made you get involved
in this project?
Who is the book aimed
Was the intention to give a
visual portrait supported by text or a book about the wild places supported by photographs?
Overall the book is brilliantly
presented and worth having just to ogle the delicious photograph and marvel at the diversity of our landscape – but more it has a
wealth of information and shows far more depth than one might expect from such a book.
Created: 9th Sep 2002
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