|Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland|
Phil Sterling, Mark Parsons and Richard Lewington
This ground-breaking book is the most comprehensive field guide to micro-moths ever published and for the first time makes this fascinating and
important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. It describes all the families of micro-moth and covers 1033 species, with more than
1400 superbly detailed artworks and photographs. More...
Paperback | #197196 | 2012 | £29.95 | $49/€36 approx.
|Field Guide to the Larvae and Exuviae of British Dragonflies: Damselflies (Zgypotera) and Dragonflies (Anisoptera)|
This publication combines the original volume 1 on dragonflies and volume 2 on damselflies, now both out of print. This field guide aids the
identification of dragonfly and damselfly larvae and exuviae without the need for keys. It is fully illustrated with close-up colour photographs of
all the key distinguishing features. More...
Paperback | #198292 | 2012 | £15.99 | $26/€19 approx.
|Butterflies and Other Insects: My Enduring Impressions|
Phillip R Ackery
A West London boy, born and bred, Phillip Ackery spent the first eighteen years of his life taking no interest in insects whatsoever. However, in
1965, to his own surprise, he was engaged as a Scientific Assistant in the Entomology Department of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. More...
Hardback | #196929 | 2012 | £39.99 | $65/€48 approx.
|Secret Lives of Ants|
Jae C Choe, Jane Goodall and Dan Perlman
In the great naturalist tradition of E.O. Wilson, Jae Choe takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms. This is the world
of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival. Easily one of the most important
animals on earth, ants seem to mirror the actions, emotions, and industries of the human population, often more effectively than humans do themselves.
Hardback | #196426 | 2012 | £17.99 | $29/€22 approx.
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|100 Endemic Plants of Greece|
Greece has approximately 1000 endemic plant species (out of a total of approximately 5800 species). This book offers a portrait of 100 endemic plants, belonging to 24 families and 46 genera. Each species is depicted with 1-4 photographs, its botanical name, etymology, a short discription, flowering period, distribution and habitat. There are also important taxonomic and phylogenetic notes on every species and genus presented, based on an extensive reviewing of the literature. More...
Paperback | #196841 | 2012 | £27.50 | $45/€33 approx.
|What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses of Your Garden - and Beyond|
How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insect's spindly legs? How do roses know when it's spring? Do they actually remember
the weather? Now, in "What a Plant Knows", renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents a beguiling exploration of how plants experience our shared
Earth--in terms of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. More...
Paperback | #196473 | 2012 | £12.99 | $21/€16 approx.
|Air Plants: Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens|
David H Benzing
Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only
for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants--or to objects such as rocks and buildings--and derive moisture and nutrients from the
atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. More...
Hardback | #198338 | 2012 | £24.95 | $41/€30 approx.
|The Kingdom of Plants: A Journey Through their Evolution|
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew are the world's premiere botanical gardens. With a rich history of collecting and categorising plant species from
across the globe, it stands today as a unique microcosm in which we can explore the entire plant world. In the last 500 million years, plants
have undertaken an epic journey that has not only spanned the geological ages but has altered the very make-up of the planet forever. More...
Hardback | #195383 | 2012 | £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
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|Cuckoos of the World|
Johannes Erritzøe, Clive F Mann, Frederik P Brammer, Richard A Fuller, Richard Allen, Jan Wilczur, Martin Woodcock and Tim Worfolk
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and anis - the family
Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the
spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. More...
Hardback | #190000 | 2012 | £59.99 | $98/€72 approx.
Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing
inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. More...
Hardback | #196231 | 2012 | £14.99 | $25/€18 approx.
|RSPB British Birdfinder|
Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you
how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds,
but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them. More...
Paperback | #194878 | 2012 | £12.99 | $21/€16 approx.
|Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand: A Site Guide|
Please note, there is a revised edition. More...
Detlef Davies is Regional Representative for the Far North branch of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and has travelled widely in the country but particularly in his local area, the Far North. This book is a product of this exploration. It lists over 40 prime birdwatching sites with plenty of colour photographs and maps (some hand-drawn but most detailed OS maps).
Paperback | #198355 | 2011 |
£15.99 £12.50 | $20/€15 approx.
|Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community|
David F Whitacre and J Peter Jenny
Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets,
breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology, information critical to the development of conservation efforts. More...
Hardback | #196377 | 2012 | £48.95 | $80/€59 approx.
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Biology and Evolution
|Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution|
Theodore W Pietsch
For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have attempted to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living
and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds and mammals. This stunning book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity
revealed in these exquisite trees of life. More...
Hardback | #196616 | 2012 | £36.50 | $60/€44 approx.
|Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline|
Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in
evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, and for much of the twentieth century, paleontologists were often regarded as mere fossil collectors
by many evolutionary biologists, their attempts to contribute to evolutionary theory ignored or regarded with scorn. More...
Hardback | #198166 | 2012 | £35.50 | $58/€43 approx.
|Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation|
James L Gould and Carol Grant Gould
We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have
learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. With colorful and thorough detail, "Nature's Compass" explores the
remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe. More...
Hardback | #196122 | 2012 | £19.95 | $33/€24 approx.
|The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance|
Just over a decade since Matt Ridley's seminal "Genome", Nessa Carey presents a hugely compelling explanation of the very latest from the frontline of
modern biology. How is it that, despite each cell in your body carrying exactly the same DNA, you don't have teeth growing out of your eyeballs or
toenails on your liver? More...
Paperback | #197622 | 2012 | £9.99 | $16/€12 approx.
|SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed|
Martin A Nowak and Roger Highfield
Evolution is often presented as a strictly competitive endeavor. This point of view has had serious implications for the way we see the mechanics of
both science and culture. But scientists have long wondered how societies could have evolved without some measure of cooperation. And if there was
cooperation involved, how could it have arisen from nature "red in tooth and claw"? More...
Paperback | #195399 | 2012 | £13.50 | $22/€16 approx.
|Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods|
Jennifer A Clack
Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure - emerging from the water and laying claim
to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative beachhead had developed into a worldwide colonization by ever-increasing varieties of
four-limbed creatures know as tetrapods, the ancestors of all vertebrate life on land. More...
Hardback | #192041 | 2012 | £39.99 | $65/€48 approx.
|A Cultural History of Heredity|
Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the
most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept
of heredity. More...
Hardback | #198162 | 2012 | £28.99 | $47/€35 approx.
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|Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals|
"Return to the Sea" portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals, from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago
whose ancestors walked on land, to deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times. This fascinating account of the origin of
various marine mammal lineages, some extinct, others extant but threatened, is for the non-specialist. More...
Hardback | #196086 | 2012 | £30.95 | $51/€37 approx.
|Ocean of Life: How Our Seas Are Changing|
Callum M Roberts
In this revelatory book, Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to show why they are the most mysterious places on
earth, their depths still largely unexplored. In "The Ocean of Life" we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do?
Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? And, how polluted are we making them? More...
Hardback | #197182 | 2012 | £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
|Encyclopedia of Marine Bivalves, Including Scaphopods, Polyplacophora and Cephalopods|
This book follows the same format as the Encyclopedia of Marine Gastropods. Encyclopedia of Marine Bivalves, Including Scaphopods, Polyplacophora and Cephalopods illustrates in color more than 2000 species of marine molluscs and contains more than 5000 photos to help with the identification of color forms. There is almost no text, the key beneath each plate provides minimal information about the shells and lets the pictures do the talking. More...
Hardback | #197062 | 2011 | £64.99 | $106/€78 approx.
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Environment and Conservation
|Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success|
Tropical deforestation. The collapse of fisheries. Unprecedented levels of species extinction. Faced with the plethora of gloom-and-doom headlines
about the natural world, we might think that environmental disaster is inevitable. But is there any good news about the environment? More...
Paperback | #198544 | 2012 | £12.99 | $21/€16 approx.
|Silent Spring Revisited|
Conor Mark Jameson
Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of "Silent Spring" in 1962. She made vivid the gloomy
prospect of life without birdsong. But have her warnings been heeded? Fifty years on, Conor Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since
Silent Spring. More...
Hardback | #194952 | 2012 | £16.99 | $28/€20 approx.
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General Wildlife Guides
|New Holland Concise Pond Wildlife Guide|
This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on more than 190 species of animal and plant that inhabit still-water bodies
such as ponds, pools and small lakes in northern Europe. A vast number of species occurs in these habitats, so the book is selective, but it pictures
and describes a good range of fauna and flora that are likely to be found and identified. More...
Paperback | #197181 | 2012 | £4.99 | $8/€6 approx.
|Garden Friends: Plants, Animals and Wildlife That are Good for Your Garden|
Introducing helpful wildlife into your garden will help to control pests, maintain a natural chemical-free balance and encourage your garden to bloom,
whether you have a large garden, an allotment or a simple window box. Some plants are great 'friends' and are endlessly useful--sweetpeas are good for
regenerating tired soil, for example, while marigolds repel pesky greenfly away from your prized cabbages. More...
Hardback | #197890 | 2012 | £7.99 | $13/€10 approx.
|Urban Mammals: A Concise Guide|
David Wembridge and Chris Packham
Channel 4's popular programme "Foxes Live - Wild in the City" is raising awareness of the wildlife living under our noses. Wherever you live, wildlife
will move in alongside, unbothered by definitions of 'built' or 'natural' landscapes, but many accounts of urban wildlife only give passing mention to
Paperback | #198408 | 2012 | £9.99 | $16/€12 approx.
|Springwatch British Wildlife|
Moss Stephen and Springwatch Team
Join the Springwatch team as they guide you through Britain's rich and diverse natural heritage, and enjoy the nation's wildlife at its finest.
"Springwatch British Wildlife" is the perfect year-round countryside introduction to the much-loved wildlife stars of the popular television
series--how they live and where to find them, why they do what they do and how we can learn to appreciate them. More...
Hardback | #197178 | 2012 | £19.99 | $33/€24 approx.
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|Photographing the Microworld|
Svetlana Belorustseva, Andrei Sochivko and David Hefford
"Photographing the Microworld" offers an extraordinary insight into the microworld through the lens of a camera, which has magnified the familiar and
the unfamiliar living things that surround us. Images of insects going about their daily life; close-ups of spiders, both beautiful and fearsome... More...
Paperback | #198550 | 2011 | £11.99 | $20/€14 approx.
|Insect Photography: Art and Techniques|
Insect photography is a challenging and stimulating art. Well-shot images give stunning results, which can aid study and enhance enjoyment of the natural world. This practical book explains how to reliably take those photographs. Through introducing insects and their behaviour, it advises on when and how to see nature at work and, by instructing on techniques, it shows how to capture the moment to dramatic effect. More...
- Advises on buying and using equipment for both compact camera and SLR users
- Describes how to find and understand insects, and encourages responsible photography and good fieldcraft
- Instructs on composition, exposure, lighting and advanced techniques
- Suggests ways of sharing images, cataloguing and caring for them, and backing them up
- Aimed at amateur and professional naturalists and photographers, as well as artists
Paperback | #196452 | 2012 | £16.99 | $28/€20 approx.
|Life: A Journey Through Time|
Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom
Home sweet home. This is a remarkable photographic exploration of life on earth. In the year 2000, world-renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting
set out on a personal journey to photograph the evolution of life on earth. He made pilgrimages to true time capsules like a remote lagoon in Western
Australia, spent time in research collections photographing forms of microscopic life, and even found ways to create visual parallels between the
growth of organs in the human body and the patterns seen on the surface of the earth. More...
Hardback | #198266 | 2012 | £17.99 | $29/€22 approx.
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Data Analysis and Scientific Reference
|Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers|
Felice C Frankel and Angela H DePace
Any scientist or engineer who communicates research results will immediately recognize this practical handbook as an indispensable tool. The guide
sets out clear strategies and offers abundant examples to assist researchers--even those with no previous design training--with creating effective
visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, including journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, or presentations. More...
Paperback | #198057 | 2012 | £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
Steven K Thompson
Features new developments in the field combined with all aspects of obtaining, interpreting, and using sample data. "Sampling" provides an
up-to-date treatment of both classical and modern sampling design and estimation methods, along with sampling methods for rare, clustered, and
hard-to-detect populations. More...
Hardback | #197274 | 2012 | £76.95 | $126/€92 approx.
|How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper|
Robert A Day and Barbara Gastel
An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with
practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources.
Preparing, submitting and publishing scientific papers is now largely electronic, and the book has been revised to reflect this. More...
Paperback | #198574 | 2012 | £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
|Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Ecological Data|
Éric Parent and Étienne Rivot
Bayesian statistics are becoming the contemporary standard for treating ecological data. This book is designed for readers who are interested in the
quantitative analysis of environmental data yet reluctant to apply ready-made technical recipes without understanding how and why they work. More...
Hardback | #196062 | 2012 | £57.99 | $95/€69 approx.
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Current Bestsellers at NHBS
|Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines|
Bat Conservation Trust
Following feedback from experts in the field and authored by professionals, the Bat Conservation Trust has updated and revised the "Bat Surveys: Good
Practice Guidelines". In line with the latest evidence and best practice the second edition features new chapters and content, with revised advice and
Paperback | #196448 | 2012 | £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
|Australian Carnivorous Plants|
Greg Bourke, Richard Nunn and Allen Lowrie
"Australian Carnivorous Plants" is a beautifully produced coffee table book with extensive colour photographs of all carnivorous plant genera found in
Australia (Aldrovanda, Byblis, Cephalotus, Drosera, Nepenthes, and Utricularia). More...
Hardback | #196364 | 2012 | £29.99 | $49/€36 approx.
|Moths of Europe, Volume 3: Zygaenids, Pyralids 1|
This guide book covers the zygaenids (Zygaenidae), Brachodidae
and pyralids (Crambidae) (the 10 subfamilies representing the
pyralids in Europe and studied in this guide are the Pyraustinae,
Spilomelinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Glaphyriinae, Crambinae,
Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Scopariinae and Acentropinae). Each
species is given an exact description, with useful information on
Hardback | #164404 | 2012 | £79.99 | $131/€96 approx.
|Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation|
This is a book about the scientific process and how we apply it to data in ecology. We will learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble
data, how to analyse data and finally how to present the results. The book uses Microsoft Excel and the powerful Open Source R program to carry out
data handling as well as producing graphs. More...
Paperback | #192115 | 2011 | £29.99 | $49/€36 approx.
|Water Vole Conservation Handbook|
Rob Strachan, Tom Moorhouse and Merryl Gelling
Water voles are small burrowing rodents, which are associated with all kinds of water bodies. This handbook aims to improve the understanding and awareness of the requirements of water voles. Topics covered include: Life cycles; Habitat; Distribution; Causes for concern; Key points; Understanding water voles; Water vole surveys; Habitat management and advice; and Species management and advice. More...
Paperback | #196267 | 2011 | £39.99 | $65/€48 approx.
|The Bird Photography Field Guide: The Essential Handbook for Capturing Birds with your Digital SLR|
This handy book contains all the expertise you need to make your bird-watching trip into a rewarding photo session: there is copious advice on equipment, technique and field-craft, and a wealth of wonderful photos to inspire you. Finally, a section on the digital darkroom will help you turn your shots into perfect prints. More...
Paperback | #196618 | 2011 | £8.99 | $15/€11 approx.
|The Behavior Guide to African Mammals (20th Anniversary Edition): Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates|
Richard Despard Estes and EO Wilson
"The Behavior Guide to African Mammals" is as different from a conventional field guide as motion pictures are from a snapshot. Whether we are able to
look at them face to face, on television, or in the hundreds of illustrations provided here by Daniel Otte, this guide allows us to understand what
animals do and what their behavior means. More...
Paperback | #196087 | 2012 | £28.95 | $47/€35 approx.
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