A & C Black

A & C Black, like so many old publishing names, traces its origins to a bookshop.

Adam Black set-up shop in Edinburgh in 1807 and the publishing house A & C Black was born when he went into partnership with his nephew Charles Black.

Over time famous titles such as Encyclopedia Britannica and Who’s Who migrated to A & C Black’s list, and the company’s fortunes cannot have been hindered by buying the copyright to Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels - among the most popular books in Europe for more than a century.

In recent years the company acquired Christopher Helm and T & AD Poyser, both famous as publishers of highly regarded books on birds and birding.

The two ornithology imprints add to a wide-ranging natural history catalogue, which includes the Domino Field Guides, to wildflowers, trees and insects, the RSPB First Book series, aimed at children, and the recent Natural History Narratives.

A & C Black was acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2000 and many of its natural history titles now carry the Bloomsbury imprint.

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Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Field / Identification GuideSPECIAL OFFER

Series: Domino Guides

By: Michael Chinery (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Sep 2012 | Edition: 2 | #198541 | ISBN-13: 9781408179482
Availability: In stock
NHBS Special Offer Price: £10.99 £16.99 (Save £6.00) $14/€13 approx (ends 31/05/2017)
Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean

Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Domino Guides

By: Marjorie Blamey (Illustrator), Christopher Grey-Wilson (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Jan 2008 [2015 reprint] | Edition: 2 | #146204 | ISBN-13: 9780713670158
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx
Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland

Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Domino Guides

By: Marjorie Blamey (Author), Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter (Author), Alastair H Fitter (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Aug 2013 | Edition: 2 | #198409 | ISBN-13: 9781408179505
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx
Whales, Dolphins and Seals

Whales, Dolphins and Seals

A Field Guide to the Marine Mammals of the World
Field / Identification Guide

By: Hadoram Shirihai and Brett Jarrett

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Sep 2006 | #152441 | ISBN: 0713670371
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx
Harrap's Wild Flowers

Harrap's Wild Flowers

A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland
Field / Identification Guide

By: Simon Harrap (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #204450 | ISBN-13: 9781408113608
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx
A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife

A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife

The Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean
Field / Identification GuideWildlife Guide

By: Hadoram Shirihai and Brett Jarrett

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Dec 2007 | Edition: 2 | #162618 | ISBN-13: 9780713664065
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £39.99 $51/€47 approx
Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Field / Identification Guide

By: Pierre Delforge (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Sep 2006 | Edition: 3 | #154641 | ISBN: 071367525X
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€35 approx
RSPB Handbook of the Seashore

RSPB Handbook of the Seashore

Field / Identification Guide

By: Maya Plass (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | May 2013 | #204451 | ISBN-13: 9781408178362
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx
RSPB First Book of Pond Life

RSPB First Book of Pond Life

Field / Identification Guide

Series: RSPB First Book Series

By: Derek Niemann (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | May 2012 | #202385 | ISBN-13: 9781408165713
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
NHBS Price: £4.99 $6/€6 approx
Mammals of Africa (6-Volume Set)

Mammals of Africa (6-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna

By: Jonathan Kingdon (Editor), David Happold (Editor), Thomas Butynski (Editor), Michael Hoffmann (Editor), Meredith Happold (Editor), Jan Kalina (Editor)

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Feb 2013 | #192339 | ISBN-13: 9781408122570
Reprinting: Due Jun 2017, order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £600.00 $770/€706 approx
Kenya: A Natural History

Kenya: A Natural History

Monograph

By: Stephen Spawls (Author), Glenn Matthews (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Jan 2013 | #194955 | ISBN-13: 9781408134719
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £49.99 $64/€59 approx
Butterflies of Britain and Europe

Butterflies of Britain and Europe

A Photographic Guide
Field / Identification Guide

By: Tari Haahtela (Author), Kimmo Saarinen (Author), Pekke Ojalainen (Author), Hannu Aarnio (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | May 2011 | #186680 | ISBN-13: 9781408104743
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx
Mammals of Madagascar

Mammals of Madagascar

A Complete Guide
Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: Nick Garbutt

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #155240 | ISBN-13: 9780713670431
Out of Print Details
Field Guide to Invasive Plants & Animals in Britain

Field Guide to Invasive Plants & Animals in Britain

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Helm Field Guides

By: Olaf Booy (Author), Max Wade (Author), Helen E Roy (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Feb 2015 | #189997 | ISBN-13: 9781408123188
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€29 approx
Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa

Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa

Flora / FaunaOut of Print

By: Christian Dietz (Author), Otto von Helversen (Author), Dietmar Nill (Illustrator)

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #178055 | ISBN-13: 9781408105313
Out of Print Details
A Wildlife Guide to Chile

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago
Field / Identification Guide

By: Sharon Chester (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Jul 2008 | #173526 | ISBN-13: 9781408105368
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€24 approx
Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays

A Guide to the Crows, Jays and Magpies of the World
Field / Identification Guide

Series: Helm Identification Guide Series

By: Steve Madge (Author), Hilary Burn (Illustrator)

Publisher: A & C Black

Hardback | Feb 2013 | #194880 | ISBN-13: 9781408157381
Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £49.99 $64/€59 approx
The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

A Field Guide
Field / Identification Guide

By: Fiona A Reid (Author), Twan Leenders (Author), Jim Zook (Author), Robert Dean (Author)

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Sep 2010 | #203883 | ISBN-13: 9781408130094
Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€29 approx
Birds of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire

Birds of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Helm Field Guides

By: Bart De Boer, Eric Newton and Robin Restall

Publisher: A & C Black

Paperback | Mar 2012 | #189998 | ISBN-13: 9781408137277
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€29 approx
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