All Shops
We're still open for business, read our Covid-19 statement here

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
Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Biology, Ecology & Behaviour

What Is a Bird? An Exploration of Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Ecology

New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Tony D Williams(Editor), Scott McWilliams(Author), Julia A Clarke(Author), Elizabeth MacDougall-Shackleton(Author), Scott MacDougall-Shackleton(Author), Francis Bonier(Author), Chad Eliason(Author)
368 pages, 400 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Covering the rich diversity of birdlife, this generously illustrated book takes a close look at their anatomy, morphology, and physiology that underlie their unique behaviour and ecology.
What Is a Bird?
Click to have a closer look
  • What Is a Bird? ISBN: 9780691200163 Hardback Dec 2020 In stock
    £22.99£29.99
    #250483
Price: £22.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

There are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on Earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large flightless ostrich, making birds one of the most diverse and successful animal groups on the planet. Taking you inside the extraordinary world of birds, What Is a Bird? explores all aspects of these remarkable creatures, providing an up-close look at their morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behaviour, and ecology. It features hundreds of colour illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples, from the familiar backyard sparrow to the most exotic birds of paradise. A must-have book for birders and armchair naturalists, What Is a Bird? is a celebration of the rich complexity of bird life.

- An absorbing and beautifully presented exploration of the natural history of birds
- Integrates physiological adaptations with ecology and behaviour
- Features a wealth of colour photographs and explanatory figures
- Uses scanning electron microscope imagery to provide a rare close-up view of structures not normally visible
- Provides insights into our complex relationship with birds, from our enduring fascination with them to the threats they face and the challenges of conservation

Customer Reviews

Biography

Tony Williams is professor of biological sciences at Simon Fraser University and a fellow of the American Ornithological Society. He is the author of Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds (Princeton) and The Penguins.

New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Tony D Williams(Editor), Scott McWilliams(Author), Julia A Clarke(Author), Elizabeth MacDougall-Shackleton(Author), Scott MacDougall-Shackleton(Author), Francis Bonier(Author), Chad Eliason(Author)
368 pages, 400 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Covering the rich diversity of birdlife, this generously illustrated book takes a close look at their anatomy, morphology, and physiology that underlie their unique behaviour and ecology.
Current promotions
British WildlifeWNPBest of Winter 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue