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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

A Traveller's Guide

Clifton Bain

The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland by Clifton Bain

Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland. Correctly described as a rainforest, these trees take a higher rainfall than some areas of the Brazilian rainforest. Since the Ice Age, they have provided resource for the human population, habitat for animals and birds, and acted as a lung for the planet. Published to the same high standards as The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland will be illustrated with maps, original artwork and travel guidance.

RRP: £24.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781910124260
Publication Date: 02/11/2015
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Clifton Bain
Clifton Bain began his career in nature conservation with the RSPB in 1984, having graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an Honours Degree in Zoology. His work gave him...


‘If you received a book voucher for Christmas, the beautiful new illustrated Rainforests of Britain and Ireland is well worth receiving.’

Fiona Outdoors, Sunday Mail

‘Clifton Bain celebrates the diverse life found in our deep dark woods.’

The Great Outdoor Magazine

‘Building on his success with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland in 2013, Bain, the Director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Peatland Programme, takes the reader to these woodlands and others up and down the west coast.’

The Herald

‘Bain has produced another fantastic traveler's guide to one of our most awe-inspiring yet under-celebrated habitats.’

Scottish Wildlife Magazine

‘The very readable text is outstanding, and so are the many colour photographs, mainly taken by the author.’

The Inverness Courier

‘Gorgeous photography is counteracted with simple pencil sketches and satellite style maps throughout.’

Scotland Outdoors

‘If you like walking in woodlands and exploring Britain's amazing natural heritage, check out this informative and enjoyable book on The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland.’

Ramblers Magazine

‘This book provides some of the best days out that nature has to offer, and is packed full of maps, photographs and travel guidance.’

Plant Life