Land of the Ocean
Shetland, land of the Ocean considers Scotland''s northernmost
isles in an entrancing light, as seen by a landscape photographer
of outstanding originality and a provocative writer with a poet's
Widely known for their playful charm, otters are also stealthy
predators, specially adept at catching prey in the water. Bobby
Tulloch shares his years of experience living and working with
otters on the wild and beautiful shores of the Shetland islands.
A collection of images and thoughts on Shetland life. The book
contains pictures of wildlife, landscapes in all weathers, Shetland
folk going about their everyday business and boats of all types.
Naturalist's Shetland (Poyser Natural History)
One of Britain's natural treasures, the Shetland Islands are
spectacular with their varied geology, wonderful landscape,
and special flora and fauna. They are peopled by a culture distinct
within the British Isles. Despite their isolation, the islands
have evolved many particular species. This book is only the
second to describe all the wildlife of the Shetland Islands
and the first to comprehensively cover their history since the
last Ice Age, as well as the human impacts of the Neolithic,
Bronze, and Iron Age cultures and the Norse influences from
Scandinavia. It critically observes the costs and benefits of
a modern economy, both to the people and the natural scene.
12 chapters describe the ecology, flora and fauna, marine fisheries,
Fair Isle, local and visiting naturalists and the oil industry.
The closing chapter examines today's environmental changes in
the context of those of the last 12000 years and draws lessons
for the future. Written for the general reader and keen naturalist,
this book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and graced
with evocative sketches by John Busby. 65 figures, tables, maps
and diagrams illustrate and clarify points in the text.
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