Book ID: 103438
Plants and Habitats: An introduction to common plants and their habitats in Britain and Ireland. 2013. illus. 396 p. Paper bd.
Plants and Habitats combines the species and habitat approaches to plants and vegetation. Most of it is an identification guide to 700 plant species selected as those which are common, conspicuous or useful ecological indicators; species which collectively make up most of the vegetation in Britain and Ireland. There is also a separate habitats section describing the flora, ecology and management of habitats. With this combination of approaches thebook aims to help people understand our vegetation at all scales, from individual plants to whole landscapes. The structure and plain English writing style are designed to help with speciesidentification by non-specialists. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photos and some line drawings. For those working with habitat classifications, National VegetationClassification (NVC) codes are incorporated throughout and there are summary tables cross-referencing variousclassifications. The book is written for a wide readership including those working or training in subjects connected with ecology, conservation, land management, and other environmental matters.