Collins New Naturalist; Nature in Towns and Cities
Not since Richard Fitter’s landmark publication in 1945, ‘London’s Natural History’ – volume 3 in the New Naturalist series – has there been a comprehensive guide to urban natural history. Since then there have been major advances in the conservation of nature in our towns and cities, and there is even more to say about how animals and plants have adapted, in varying degrees, to urbanisation.
But this is not merely an exploration of natural history within the urban environment – David Goode uses his knowledge of urban ecology to describe the range of habitats and species which exist within urban areas, and shows how our understanding is being applied to encourage a greater variety of nature into towns and cities. He illustrates how an ecological approach can be incorporated within planning and design to create a range of habitats from tiny oases to extensive new urban woodland and wetlands.
- ISBN: 9780007242405
- Author(s): David Goode
- Stock Code: 7242405
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Diagrams
- Pages: 400
- Published: 2014
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by David Geary
The aim of this book is to encourage people to develop an interest in the natural world. There are suggestions for a number of natural history events, seven of which are described in detail. The events include guided walks, treasure hunts, indoor talks and various wildlife observation techniques. Although written with large events in mind, many of the activities are suitable for people who want to observe wildlife themselves, or arrange small events for family and friends.