Here is the first comprehensive book on North Clare's Burren region, with over 50 colour plates and 150 original illustrations and photographs. It is both a practical guide and reference book that will inform the mind and delight the eye. This 2nd updated edition looks at the developments in the Burren in the last decade, the new scientific insights and how local communities and decision makers are seeking to preserve their magnificent landscape. The contributors to this book describe how the natural heritage of the Burren depends on traditional farming practices and why the impact of booming tourism has not been entirely benefical. Insensitive planning decisions have led local communities to become actively involved in sustaining and defending their magnificent landscape and highlighted the pressing need for an overall vision of the Burren to be encapsulated in a coherent, government backed management and development plan. For the Burren is not just landscape but an ecological system emcompassing its people. In that sense, we and nature are all one.
The Book of the Burren
- Product Code: Jeff O'Connell and Anne Korff
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