By Jonathan Mullard
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A definitive common historical past of the Gower Peninsula, from its historical past coast and its attract the naturalist, to the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological background of this various area.
Located to the south west of Swansea and infrequently defined as Wales in miniature, Gower Peninsula was once certain a space of exceptional common good looks (AONB) in could 1956. the realm is exclusive by way of the diversity of the habitats and species that ensue inside of its 188 sq. kms. consequently, it has a greater variety of conservation designations than nearly wherever else within the UK.
The usual historical past of Gower is like such a lot components of the British Isles – inextricably associated with the actions of guy throughout many thousand years. New Naturalist Gower Peninsula makes use of the evolving panorama and the impact that the linked adjustments have had on species and habitats as its center strategy. It offers an in depth exam of:
• the mixing of the archaeological and historical panorama with the usual panorama and its linked species
• The geological construction of the peninsula
• Man’s impact at the common atmosphere over the centuries
• The coast and channel, together with the limestone cliffs, seashores, caves and saltwater marsh
• The environmental impression of the ocean Empress oil catastrophe in 1996, which discharged 72,000 tonnes of oil into the ocean off Gower
• the continued conservation of the realm and the contribution that naturalists can make
Mullard additionally seems at amazing vegetation species and the over-wintering poultry populations at the estuary, that are of overseas value. The end result of years of analysis and wealthy with the most recent details and entire color illustrations, New Naturalist Gower Peninsula is a precious resource of knowledge in this varied and interesting area.
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