Natural History of Tenerife
- An authoritative and lavishly illustrated account of the nature of Tenerife
- Describes the distinctive habitats on the island and illustrates the plants typical of each of them
- Includes descriptions and access information on over 40 sites where the special animals and plants can be seen in natural conditions
- Provides full information on the birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies of the island
- Explains the geological, evolutionary and ecological processes that gave rise to the modern island with its unique flora and fauna
- A truly essential book for local naturalists and those visiting Tenerife
Tenerife is a spectacular island, dominated by Mount Teide, an active volcano higher than any mountain in mainland Spain, and is home to thousands of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
The authors love of Tenerife stems from the enormous variety that it offers. They describe the semi-deserts of the coastal regions, surviving fragments of rich dry woodland, luxuriant laurel forests, pine forests and communities of exotic shrubs high on the volcano. The tell the story of the origin of the island and its complex geological history, and explain the development of the flora and fauna an the impact of the arrival of humans.
This comprehensive book provides a readily accessible and full account of an extraordinary island, referred to by Charles Darwin as perhaps one of the most interesting places in the world.
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Über Philip and Myrtle Ashmole