Silent Summer: The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland


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Cambridge University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 3.1 pounds

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About the Author

Norman Maclean is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the University of Southampton. He is the Molecular Editor of the Journal of Fish Biology and has authored and edited a dozen books on Genetics as well as published about 150 papers. He is a member of the RSPB, BTO, Hants Wildlife Trust and Southampton Natural History Society, and has studied wildlife (as an amateur) in over 50 countries. In 2010 he edited Silent Summer: The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland, published by Cambridge University Press.


"The book is absolutely terrific. An all-star cast of conservation scientists and practitioners document powerful stories of loss - and of hope for the future - among Britain and Ireland's many non-human inhabitants. Gripping and rigorous - a core foundation for students of Conservation Ecology and Environmental Science."
Gretchen Daily, Director, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
"This is an ambitious work designed for both the layperson interested in wildlife and as a reference text for undergraduates."
Mary M. Peacock, Ecology
"If we are concerned about the environmental future of Britain and Ireland, then we must know as much as possible about its present condition..That is why this book is so important. It gives us a benchmark...It is invaluable now - and in years to come it will be irreplaceable."
From the Foreword, by Sir David Attenborough
"Silent Summer will surely become essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, Britain's and Ireland's wildlife."
Bulletin of the British Ecological Society
"The season has changed but the silence is deeper and that's why this important book must be read. Its not a catalogue of doom - its a pragmatic snapshot of reality and a desperate plea for action. Your action."
Chris Packham, Naturalist, Wildlife Photographer and TV Presenter