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Ireland conjures up images of nature's majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals from long ago, and experience the dramatic scenes of the cliff-lined coast and tempestuous seas.

Viney begins deep in the past, when rivers of molten rock and enormous glaciers stripped the land bare. Soon after the glaciers retreated, the island was transformed into a fresh, new landscape, home to an intriguing variety of plants and animals, and an environment that has cultivated a rich human history and inspired countless myths. Infused with the lyricism of Irish prose, Ireland: A Smithsonian Natural History is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle.

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Book News Annotation:

Viney, who writes a weekly nature column for The Irish Times, leads readers through some of the natural features of the island. Footprints and fossil caves, climate as theater, wild island and their seas, and Killarney and the woodland heritage, are among the aspects he describes. He includes a gallery of color photographs and a list of nature reserves. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A complete natural history of the Emerald Isle

About the Author

Michael Viney's weekly nature column appears in The Irish Times, the country's leading newspaper. His previous book, A Year's Turning, was widely praised as “Irish lyrical writing at its best.”

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588341105
Subtitle:
A Smithsonian Natural History
Author:
Viney, Michael
Author:
VINEY MICHAEL
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books
Location:
Washington D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural Resources
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Smithsonian Natural History Series
Series Volume:
3328
Publication Date:
20030317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 COLOR, 26 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.36x6.20x1.25 in. 1.41 lbs.

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