Skomer Island - Its History and Natural History
Awdur: Mike Alexander
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 14 Mai 2021
Cyhoeddwr: Y Lolfa
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 252x175 mm, 448 tudalen
Hanes a dadansoddiad awdurdodol o un o ynysoedd mwyaf poblogaidd y Deyrnas Unedig, wedi'i ysgrifennu gan arbenigwr â chanddo 50 mlynedd o brofiad ym myd natur ynghyd â chysylltiad â'r ynys. Cynhwysir cannoedd o ffotograffau trawiadol.
Darparwyd yr isod gan y Cyhoeddwr:
Mike Alexander managed the National Nature Reserves throughout Wales, was warden of Skomer Island for 10 years and is now Chairman of the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and an honorary lecturer at Bangor University. His book 'Management Planning for Nature Conservation' is the standard text on the subject. He is also a very accomplished photographer and his photos can regularly be seen in magazines such as 'BBC Countryfile'.
Skomer is a captivating Welsh island and one of Britain's most spectacular National Nature Reserves. It has internationally important populations of seabirds, including puffins and Manx shearwaters, and large numbers of grey seal pups are born on the island's beaches. The breathtaking displays of spring flowers, including coast-to-coast bluebells, give the island an almost unrivalled beauty, and it is also one of the best-preserved prehistoric landscapes in Britain. The author has known the island for most of his life, including a decade spent as warden of the island. This, together with years of meticulous research, has resulted in the most complete account of the island's history and natural history ever produced, beautifully illustrated throughout with his own exquisite photographs of species and habitats. Through close co-operation with descendants of the island's former farming families, Mike Alexander has compiled a collection of important and previously unpublished photographs, which inform and enhance the historical sections. The book is written with a level of detail that makes it relevant to professional conservationists, but is presented in a style that is also accessible to amateur naturalists and anyone with an interest in the countryside. At the heart of this book is the relationship between people and place: how Skomer has been moulded over the centuries to meet the needs of a succession of inhabitants. This is a universal theme that transcends the boundaries of this tiny fragment of land, and would be relevant to anyone who is curious about the environment we have created.