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Introductory guide to the wildlife of Britain covering 500 of the most common species of bird, wild flowers, trees, wild animals, insects, butterflies and moths, and reptiles and amphibians. Each page, devoted to an individual species, contains a detailed species description and a full-colour photograph. Also featured is a calendar grid giving a month-by-month guide to when you can expect to see that particular species. For birds and flowers a distribution map is included, and for birds, trees and butterflies, additional artwork highlights important identification features. Packed full of photographs, maps and illustrations, this is the perfect starting point for those who want to learn more about the rich variety of wildlife that can be found in Great Britain.
Peter Holden has worked for the RSPB for over 30 years and is currently head of the Youth and Volunteer Department. He is a consultant for BBC's Blue Peter and he teamed up with Bill Oddie for Bird in the Nest in 1994 and 1995. More recently he presented the award-winning series Habitats for Channel 4 schools. Peter is the author of several books, including the RSPB Guide to British Birds and, most recently, the RSPB Handbook of British Birds which was published in May 2002.
Praise for Wild Guide British Wildlife: "!the text and photographs!are excellent." "!To get so much information in one book means the price is remarkably low!"