Perched on the north-western edge of Europe, Ireland, with its magnificent cliffs and mountains, rolling green hills and secluded rivers and bogs, is a place of legendary beauty. It is also a land with an extraordinary natural and human history. In this major new book, acclaimed nature writer Michael Viney reveals in clear, elegant language 'what is special about Ireland's natural fabric'. He describes its timeless ecosystem - an intricate balance of plants, animals, geology and climate - from its beginnings deep in the past when rivers of molten rock and enormous glaciers stripped the land bare. Demonstrating the immensely varied but fragile beauty of the island, he passionately argues that it must be cherished and protected, kept safe not only for the Irish but for the millions who come to experience its gently wild places.About the Author:
Michael Viney was born in Brighton in 1933 and settled in Ireland in 1961. In 1977 he and his wife Ethna moved to County Mayo and he began his renowned weekly column 'Another Life' for the Irish Times. He has directed wildlife films and other documentaries shown on RTE, Channel 4 and BBC Northern Ireland. His book A Year's Turning (Blackstaff Press, 1996) was highly commended at the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996 and in 2001 it was the inspiration for an RTE television series.
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Descripción Blackstaff Press Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 352 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0856407445
Descripción Blackstaff Press Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0856407445