This is a definitive natural history of the Gower Peninsula, located to the south west of Swansea and often described as Wales in miniature. The area is unique in terms of the variety of the habitats and species that occur within its 188 square kilometres. As a result, it has a greater diversity of conservation designations than almost anywhere else in the UK. The natural history of Gower is like most parts of the British Isles - inextricably linked to the activities of man across many thousand years. In his study, Jonathan Mullard uses the evolving landscape and the effect that the associated changes have had on species and habitats as its core. The culmination of years of research and rich with the latest information and full colour illustrations, "Gower" is a valuable source of information on this diverse and fascinating area.