The diversity of the British countryside is its strongest feature. There are grasses, hedges, trees,streams,moors and peaks all supporting a great variety of life forms. This book treats these features as parts of the whole and views them as interdependent. There are four sections to the book; towns and villages,lowlands,uplands and coast and sea. Each section contains a variety of essays on the history and geology of the land and on the habitats, which it supports. There are 98 splendid plates of artwork depicting these. A magnificent book to guide and encourage any one with an interest in British Natural History.