The "Travellers' Nature Guides" are a new concept in travel books, addressing today's enhanced interest in ecology and the preservation of the countryside. Full of colour photographs, black and white line drawings and the charming colour illustrations from wildlife artist Michael Wood, they are a visual feast of Greece's natural heritage. Divided into regions, the local flora, fauna and landscape are described in depth, yielding little known facts pertinent to each specific area. For keen nature-lovers, children and people with an inquisitive natural mind, these are ideal holiday companions, giving a fullness to a visit other travel guides omit. And with the added overall emphasis on conservation, a lesson is to be learned, ensuring these wondrous places stay preserved for future generations to enjoy too. - Lucy WatsonVom Verlag:
This is one of the first four in a new series of fabulously illustrated natural history travel guides, intended for the general reader with an interest in natural history, and for the growing numbers of 'ecotourists' who want to know where to see wildlife in the countries they visit. The books are designed to complement each other and to build into a nature library, together giving an introduction to the natural history of Europe. Greece is a wonderfully varied and exciting country, with unspoilt scenery, from hot, barren, sun-baked rocky wastes to snow-capped mountains, forests, abundant natural lakes, many of the deepest gorges in Europe, and vast areas of saltmarsh and coastal lagoons, all relatively undiscovered. Its climate makes it an ideal place to visit in spring and autumn. For the naturalist, it is a rewarding country to visit, with much to see at every season, and something new around every corner. Essentially practical, the book first introduces the ecology, geology, and wildlife of Greece, then goes on to describe where to see its natural history at its best. There are descriptions of a selection of some 200 sites to visit, each carefully chosen to show a range of habitats and fascinating wildlife. The entries are the personal choice of the author and are based on intensive travel and research in the region. Described sites range in size from a few to thousands of hectares, be they National Parks, nature reserves, or simply common land, but all are open to the public and accessible to the ordinary visitor. Four colour throughout, this book has stunning landscape photographs, line drawings and photographs of individual animals of plants and animals, colour region and site maps, and a splendid composite painting encapsulating typical habitats and their inhabitants.
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