Flora of North Lancashire

Eric Greenwood

This book should find a place on the bookshelves of everyone interested in the flora of Britain.
Date Published :
September 2012
Publisher :
Carnegie Publishing
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781874181897

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This is a hugely important new publication, an essential work of reference for the flora and ecology of Lancashire north of the Ribble, both now and into the future. Detailed and exhaustively researched, it represents a unique and indispensable ‘snapshot’ to act as a baseline for the ongoing analysis of changes in our natural environment. Well-known and respected expert Eric Greenwood has put years of meticulous work into presenting this authoritative 656-page account, which also contains hundreds of distribution maps. This book highlights the world-wide significance of Lancashire’s temperate, oceanic deciduous woodland and bog communities, and tries to explain changes including the impact of humans and climate.


"A lifetime project of the author, this reference work includes a study of the history of the landscape of Northern Lancashire and its flora. The author draws attention to the changes in vegetation over time and its impact on humans. Greenwood discusses different habitats and plant communities; accompanying photographs in the text illustrate an intriguing variety of environments that must have fascinated the author in the creation of this important contribution to botanical literature. A catalogue of plants depicts the characteristics of individual northern Lancashire flora and its distribution in the region. A section of the study is devoted to research examining the regional introduction and extinction of individual species. Despite differences in climate and scenery, this book serves as a model for creating a comprehensive record and analysis of regional landscapes, vegetation, and flora everywhere."

- Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer, Chicago Botanic Garden

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