Grasslands of Wales

A Survey of Lowland Species-rich Grasslands, 1987-2004

David Stevens, Stuart Smith, Tim Blackstock, Sam Bosanquet, and Jane Stevens

David Stevens, Stuart Smith, Tim Blackstock, Sam Bosanquet, and Jane Stevens

Distributed for University of Wales Press

336 pages | 350 color plates, 50 tables, 70 figures, 25 maps | 7 1/2 x 10
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780708322550 Published July 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Pioneering the use of the National Vegetation Classification for describing and mapping vegetation at a regional scale, this comprehensive volume provides a unique account of the plant communities in the species-rich lowland grasslands of Wales at the end of the twentieth century, detailing the distribution, concentration, and physical and environmental characteristics of each species.

John Rodwell, Cranfield University

Grasslands of Wales provides an exemplary demonstration of how to make the expert knowledge of professional conservationists available to a wider audience. Soundly scientific, with fascinating detail, it is yet written in an engaging style and its wonderful photographs and many informative maps and diagrams colourfully enrich the text. It is certain to promote interest in and concern for a wealth of grasslands and their plants, which remain vulnerable to ignorance and neglect. Never forgetful of the particular value of the Welsh lowland landscape and its very special places, this work is of European significance. The book will be an invaluable companion for understanding and celebrating a vital part of our natural and cultural heritage.”

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