Book ID: 105866
The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland. A travellers guide. 2015. illus. 255 p. Hardcover.
The author turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland. Correctly described as a rainforest, these trees take a higher rainfall than some areas of the Brazilian rainforest.Since the Ice Age, they have provided resource for the human population, habitat for animals and birds, and acted as a lung for the planet.