Nature Guide to the Aran Islands - 
      Con O'Rourke

Nature Guide to the Aran Islands

This is a comprehensive account of the wildlife of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay by an author intimately familiar with the landscape. It summarizes the key facts from the writings on Aran, illustrates them copiously with over a hundred colour photographs, and condenses the whole into a single, handy source for exploring the diverse and abundant wildlife of the islands. Les mer
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This is a comprehensive account of the wildlife of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay by an author intimately familiar with the landscape. It summarizes the key facts from the writings on Aran, illustrates them copiously with over a hundred colour photographs, and condenses the whole into a single, handy source for exploring the diverse and abundant wildlife of the islands. The chapters are organized as follows: In the Beginning - The Geology of Aran, Climate, Flora, Fauna, Seashore, and Farming in Aran. "The Nature Guide to the Aran Islands" throws open a window onto one of the environmental treasure troves of Europe's western seaboard. The outcome of lifelong study and observation by an expert in his field, it will become an invaluable and enduring reference work for locals and tourists alike.
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Forlag: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 202
ISBN: 9781843510789
Format: 21 x 14 cm
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Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction3(4)




Geology

7(14)




Solid geology

10(9)




Glacial geology

19(2)




Climate

21(10)




Temperature

23(2)




Wind

25(4)




Rainfall

29(1)




Air Quality

30(1)




Flora

31(54)




Overview

33(8)




Plants of the limestone pavements and grykes

41(21)




Shrubs and bushes

62(7)




Parasitic plants

69(2)




Ferns (pteridophytes)

71(3)




Plants of seashore and sandy areas

74(7)




Lichens

81(2)




Algae and Cyanobacteria

83(2)




Fauna

85(30)




Birdlife

87(16)




Mammals

103(1)




Reptiles

104(1)




Amphibians

104(1)




Insects

104(11)




Seashore

115(16)




Seaweeds

117(9)




Molluscs (shellfish) and crustaceans

126(4)




Cnidarians (Actiniaria)

130(1)




Farming

131(14)




Farming system

133(6)




The soils

139(1)




REPS

140(2)




The future

142(3)




Bibliography

145(8)




Indexes

153




Flora and fauna index: Scientific names

153(5)




Flora and, fauna index: English names

158(6)




Irish Index

164(4)




General index: English

168
CON O'ROURKE graduated from UCD in General Agriculture and trained in microbiology and plant pathology, working for Teagasc for forty years. He has been President of the Institute of Biology of Ireland, Chairman of the Science Committee of the Royal Dublin Society, and served on various committees of the Royal Irish Academy, while organizing natural history courses as Gaeilge in the Aran Islands for trainee teachers, students and tourists. In 1990 his bilingual natural history video was issued, complemented by a poster on local flora, Blatha Arann, in 1993. He has edited several scientific publications.