This stunning Poyser title looks at the flora and fauna of Lapland - an unspoilt region of northern Scandinavia and northwestern Russia which lies within the Arctic circle. After general introductions, the book examines the Lapland ecosystems and species by habitat type, with one chapter dealing with freshwater habitats, another with open tundra and so on.
The history of natural history study in the region, and the conservation issues affecting it today. Detailed discussion of the Lapland ecology is enhanced by a wealth of colour photographs throughout including the author's own colour photographs, and there are also some line drawings and a number of maps and other figures to illustrate key points. This is a wonderfully evocative book which creates a vivid sense of place for one of the planet's last wildernesses, and will appeal to anyone who loves wildlife and wild places.
By: Derek Ratcliffe
Hardback: 352 pages