by the Bristol Channel and the estuary of the Severn, and from NE. by the counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Dorset, and Devon; greatest length, N. and W., 67 miles; area, 1,049,812 acres, population 469,101.
The principal ranges are the Mendip Hills, the Polden Hills, the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills, and Exmoor.
"It appears likely that rising sea temperatures encourage their growth, and hence their abundance and availability.” He added that warmer, drier conditions mean the seawood is more likely to swell significantly once re-hydrated after being eaten.
The University of Warwick is a campus-based institution based in Coventry, with a cosmopolitan community drawing students from nearly 150 countries.
"What is not so clear is why we seem to be experiencing a current rise in cases.
The chief rivers are the Avon and the Parret (with its tributaries the Yeo or Ivel, Isle, and Tone), the former forming the boundary on the NE., the latter traversing the centre of the county; the other streams are the Yeo, Ax, and Brue.
Both soil and climate are well adapted for agriculture, particularly in the low alluvial tracts; and in the Vale of Taunton heavy crops of the finest wheat are raised.
The chief minerals worked are lead, iron, and slate.
The principal manufactures are woollen and worsted goods, gloves, lace, linen, crape, silk, paper, glass, and bath-bricks.