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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Letter from the far West Coast

By - Michael Viney

"Flowing slowly down the middle of Ireland, the Shannon has flooded for millennia. 'Draining the Shannon' was an aspiration of lrish independence. In the 1950s, after another calamitous flood, the government borrowed Colonel Louis Rydell from the US Army Corps of Engineers, a notable tamer of the mighty Mississippi. He mapped channels to be dredged, warned of cost and complexity, and moved on to the ooding of the lndus, in Pakistan. His advice Inspired decades of lreland's state drainage, its rough dredging leaving many lowland rivers as canals, their banks heaped with spoil."

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist