The way that I went: an Irishman in Ireland

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Collins, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 394 pages
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Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and first published in 1937, Robert Praeger's personal tour of Ireland's natural wonders has had a greater influence on Irish naturalists than any other book. It represents five years of weekends spent walking the countryside (some 5,000 miles), swimming through flooded caverns, staying out all night on islands, sifting fossil bones, and exploring cattle-tramped tombs. The book crackles with the excitement and perplexity aroused by Ireland's heritage of tombs and ring forts. The Introduction by Michael Viney (author of A Year's Turning) puts this classic book in context and relates it to today's concerns over conservation and ecology. Long out of print and much in demand, this facsimile reprint contains all the original plates.

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Praeger was one of Ireland's premier botanists. With this volume, released in 1937, the author offers his observations on not only the Emerald Isle's flora but also its animal life, geology ... Read full review

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n Donegal
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The Volcanic North
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The Silurian Region Down Armagh Louth Monaghan
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