All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation Biology

Biodiversity: A Beginner's Guide

By: John Spicer
180 pages, no illustrations
Biodiversity: A Beginner's Guide
Click to have a closer look
  • Biodiversity: A Beginner's Guide ISBN: 9781851684717 Paperback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
Price: £15.50
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Three species are said to disappear every hour. We are in a global biodiversity crisis and if nothing is done, future generations may talk of rainforests in the past tense. Biologist John Spicer explains why he values biodiversity so highly, giving the reader a thorough insight into the myriad of organisms that surround us. Blending fact, explanation and personal account seamlessly, he guides us from mass extinction and difficulties of definition, to the intrinsic value of nature and conservationist strategies.

Customer Reviews


John Spicer is Professor in Marine Biology, University of Plymouth. He is co-author of the best-selling textbook, Biodiversity.
By: John Spicer
180 pages, no illustrations
Media reviews
Steven C. Stearns - Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University""Spicer combines his broad understanding of biodiversity with a passion to preseve it. I recommend it to anyone concerned about biodiversity."Ahmed Djoghlaf - Assistant Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biodiversity"A stimulating, authoritative and deeply rewarding read that makes you think about the natural world in a novel way."Randal Keynes - great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin and author of 'Annie's Box: Charles Darwin, His daughter and Human Evolution.'"This is science for the general reader at its very best - clear, committed, fascinating and laser-focused on the crisis we face."
Current promotions
British WildlifeHarper Collins PublishersSeabirds The New Identification GuideOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues