A naturalist's Shetland.

A naturalist's Shetland. J. Laughton Johnston.
A naturalist's Shetland.

London: Poyser, 1998. Small quarto, dustwrapper, photographs, maps, sketches by John Busby.

In addition to describing the wildlife in all its forms, this book critically observes the costs and benefits of a modern economy both to the people and the natural scene.

This is only the second book to describe all the wildlife of these islands and the first to comprehensively cover their history since the last Ice Age, as well as the Norse influences from Scandinavia. Written for the general reader and keen naturalist, it is lavishly illustrated with colour and other photographs, maps and diagrams and graced with evocative sketches by John Busby.
As well as describing the wildlife in all its forms, attention is paid to the recent effects of the fishing industry, oil production and the inevitable clash of traditional and modern industries. The costs and benefits of today's economy, both to the people and the natural scene are critically observed.

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