The Natural History Of Romney Marsh.
By dr. f. m. firth, m.a., ph.d.
8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. 127 pp. Bound in original pictorial laminated boards, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Map bookplate of Edward Carpenter, historian of Romney Marsh. Illustrated by black and white photographs, maps, diagrams and tables. Well-written and comprehensive modern natural history of the Marsh. The first part traces the development of the physical scene, dune and shingle beach formation, drainage, soils, land use and climate. The second part on the ecological scene, examines the wildlife of the different habitats of Romney and Walland Marshes, including the upland margin, the Royal Military Canal, the drainage channels and dykes, the reclaimed marshlands (including Pett Level and the saltmarshes of the Lower Rother), the shingle beaches (Dungeness and Rye Harbour) the dune systems and the maritime margin.
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