The Norfolk Bird Atlas: Summer and Winter Distributions 1999-2007 “This handsome volume is the successor to Kelly’s The Norfolk Bird Atlas (1986). The famous county has 1459 tetrads, and this new work is a triumph of organization, including as it does the contributions of over 400 observers, the number and quality of whom few [...]
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Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Lichens: An Illustrated Guide to British and Irish Species Frank S. Dobson What? New sixth edition of this essential illustrated field guide to British and Irish Lichen. Why? This compact, portable field guide has been updated to conform to the nomenclature of Smith C.W. [...]
Horsey Estate, in Norfolk, has, since 1979, been home to a colony of resident, and eventually breeding, Common Cranes. John Buxton has been resident on the estate a little longer, and was perhaps the perfect host to his surprise new neighbours… What a fascinating story – how did you feel when you first heard that [...]
Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Britain’s Plant Galls: A Photographic Guide by Michael Chinery What? A photographic guide to the natural history and field identification of the “strange lumps and bumps that we call galls…” (Introduction, p5). Why? Plant galls are a great subject of research for the amateur [...]
The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, 2nd ed. Save £15 Pre-order the new second edition of The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles for £110 (reduced from £125). Building on the success of the first edition and featuring contributions from leading experts in [...]
Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Atlas of British and Irish Hawkweeds by David McCosh & Tim Rich What? A new atlas from the BSBI (Botanical Society of the British Isles) detailing the distribution of the various species of Hawkweed found in Britain and Ireland. Why? 30 years of fieldwork [...]
Continuing our weekly selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: The Norfolk Bird Atlas: Summer and Winter Distributions 1999-2007 by Moss Taylor and John H Marchant What? A survey of Norfolk’s breeding and wintering avifauna. Why? As with all their projetcs, the BTO have produced this excellent survey with conservation in mind. A [...]
Continuing our weekly selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Great British Marine Animals, 3rd Ed. by Paul Naylor What? A photographic guide to the fishes, crustaceans, molluscs and other resident animals of the waters around the British Isles. Why? This is the third edition of this best-selling guide to the creatures that [...]
Norman Maclean, editor of the best-selling Silent Summer, talks to NHBS about his career, early home-grown experiments with nature conservation and the state of wildlife policy in Britain today. What first inspired you to pursue your field of study, and how old were you? I have been interested in wildlife since my earliest years (aged 6), being [...]
Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future.
Written by a team of the country’s leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.
With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.
1. The Bird Photography Field Guide 2. Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland 3. Herpetofauna Workers' Manual 4. A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil 5. Bird Monitoring Methods 6. Birdwatching in Northern Greece 7. Primates of Africa - Poster 8. Ecology 9. Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands 10. The Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts
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