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Disentangling the evidence from the hype, this 'Domesday e-book' of the British and Irish nation-state deals a definitive and up to date survey of the nation of our flora and fauna this present day. Norman Maclean, editor of the bestselling Silent summer time, examines the newest findings of england and Ireland's most sensible flora and fauna specialists and translates them for a much wider viewers. each one bankruptcy offers trustworthy estimates of animal populations, displaying which species are thriving and that are in decline. The publication additionally considers the consequences of weather switch on our natural world and the way human inhabitants development is influencing its improvement. fantastically illustrated with color plates and wooden engravings all through, this available and well timed examine finds simply how swiftly our nation-state and its flora and fauna are altering, why we should always be anxious, and what we will do approximately it.

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