Other highlights: A new edition of Managing Your Woodland for Wildlife will bring practitioners and policy-makers up to date with the latest techniques and advice; with National Insect Week coming up next week in the UK, Luanne's Kit Bag features entomology essentials for all ages; new books include Peter Marren's new memoir, and look at the fascinating adaptations and behaviour of free-ranging dogs around the world, and the uses of camera-trapping in wildlife conservation; and the stick insects of Borneo are introduced in a new photographic guide.
Laurent Demongin's Guide d'Identification des Oiseaux en Main is now available in an English edition. Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand covers the 301 species most commonly caught by general ringers in Western Europe - with systematic comparisons to species of similar appearance - and features many improvements on the French edition.
Due September 2016
Identification of European Non-Passerines: A BTO Field Guide, 2nd ed.
Presenting a complete revision of the 1993 edition, Identification of European Non-Passerines covers 155 species. All illustrations are now in colour and new and updated information is incorporated for 31 European wader species.
Managing Your Woodland for Wildlife, 2nd ed.
First published in 2010, Managing Your Woodland for Wildlife has become an essential handbook for small woodland managers, as well as landowners, forest managers and conservationists. Full of practical advice on improving woodland habitat for wildlife - with an emphasis on woodland open space - the new second edition has been revised throughout and is now available in a larger A4 format.
National Insect Week Organised every two years by the Royal Entomological Society, National Insect Week aims to raise the profile of entomology. The week runs from 20th to 26th June and features hundreds of events around Britain and Ireland.
Success of Albatross Task Force (ATF) A new report shows that an international team of experts have been extremely successful in reducing the numbers of albatross and petrels killed by fisheries in the Southern Ocean. The ATF was launched 10 years ago by the RSPB and BirdLife International to protect these threatened seabirds.
Half the earth for nature An article on the Guardian website considers renowned biologist E. O. Wilson's provocative big idea: to set aside half of the earth for nature preservation. Wilson's book Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life is available from NHBS.
Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS
SAVE up to 16% Collins Wild Flower Guide Collins Wild Flower Guide gets a full revision in 2016 making this the most up-to-date illustrated single-volume guide to the flowers of Britain and Ireland. Describes over 1,900 wild flowers.
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
Well-known natural history writer Peter Marren presents a memoir of his boyhood and youth in Where the Wild Thyme Blew. This is a tale of the redemptive power of nature and an evocative peek into a lost England. Signed copies are available while stocks last.
In What is a Dog?, dog experts Raymond and Lorna Coppinger present a fascinating study of the natural history of free-ranging or feral dogs around the world.
Camera Trapping for Wildlife Research is a primer in all the phases involved in the use of camera trapping for conservation and monitoring - from selection and set-up, to sampling design and data storage and analysis.
ETI Hygro-Thermo Pocket-Sized Hygrometer is perfect for when you need to measure temperature and humidity in the field. Its convenient pen-shape makes it extremely portable and it will easily fit into a pocket or bag.
Illustrated with fine watercolour plates and many photographs, Tree Aloes of Africa has sections on history and ecology, and describes the seven arborescent species.
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