- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Trust (1 July 2006)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 0907521932
- ISBN-13: 978-0907521938
Publishers blurb: This is the first guide to Scotland’s mountain fauna, flora and landscape written for hillwalkers. “Hostile Habitats – Scotland’s Mountain Environment”, takes an in-depth look at the upland environment of the hillwalker and outdoor enthusiast, with chapters and identification sections on climate, geology, landscape, plants, animals, birds, insects, human influences and conservation.
My thoughts: This is an interesting and informative book. Although a fair chunk of the information was stuff I know (or should have remembered) from my Environmental Science study days, it was really useful to have all this explained in relation to mountains specifically. The identification chapters are clear and illustrated with good photos and although it is not a field guide, it can used to help with identification of plants, mosses, birds or animals if you’ve photographed them. It is good to see the signs of some of the animals are included, eg droppings and foot prints.
(This review previously appeared on a Books ‘page’ on this blog. I’m currently moving these to main page posts and filing them in a Books category that appears on the header menu.)