Brecon Beacons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 126)

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The first comprehensive book to be published about the wildlife of the Brecon Beacons is a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist series, and reveals the natural wonders of this seemingly wild and inhospitable mountain landscape.

The Brecon Beacons range across upland Wales and create a varied landscape of extensive cave systems, limestone crags and rich meadows. This variety supports thousands of species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. The natural history of the Brecon Beacons is like most parts of the British Isles – inextricably linked to the activities of man across many thousand years.

Jonathan Mullard explores the evolving landscape and observes its effects on its native species and habitats. He provides a detailed examination of the geology of the region and the integration of the archaeological and historic landscape with the natural landscape and its fauna. Covering the vast diversity of its mountains and moorlands, rivers and waterfalls, caves, woodlands, wetlands and farmland, he provides an overview of man’s influence on the natural environment over the centuries and the ongoing conservation of the area.

A landscape rich in legends, the Brecon Beacons play host to a number of myths involving, among others, King Arthur. Mullard explores these rich tales alongside other cultural landmarks of historical interest, such as the churches and chapels of the area. The culmination of years of research, New Naturalist Brecon Beacons is an inspiring exploration of this diverse and fascinating area.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 180492 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: William Collins (8 May 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GLGS2LG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Excellent

5 people found this helpful.
 on 27 June 2014
By Timothy Rich
Great account of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, covering the history and wildlife in usual New Naturalist style but unusually for New Naturalists in full colour. Well written and crafted. Probably more for dipping into than reading straight through but great background for anyone visiting who doesn’t know the area.

An excellent book.

One person found this helpful.
 on 4 February 2016
By John Coleman
Very informative and readable, this is a first class account of what makes the Brecon Beacons special. It’s design and production standards are high and I am sure this will be become a collectors’ time in the longer term. An excellent book.

A good read.

 on 11 September 2015
By PDP Hope
An excellent book and very readable unlike some in the series. It covers all aspects of the Brecon Beacons

Five Stars

 on 24 December 2015
By Mrs. B. Allen
An enjoyable and informative book.

Five Stars

 on 1 July 2014
By Brenig Garrett
A thoroughly readable and comprehensive account of this lovely National park. Full of fascinating facts.

Five Stars

 on 18 July 2014
By R M Mitchell
Excellent service, another excellent volume in the series covering particular areas of the country.

Five Stars

 on 31 July 2014
By Don Wright
Well up to the usual high standard of excellence

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