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By: Jack Perks(Author)
240 pages, 300 colour photos
Our ponds, lakes, rivers and canals are home to a wealth of fascinating wildlife. This beautifully illustrated field guide, which is packed with images by underwater photographer Jack Perks, includes more than 220 species that are found both below the surface and above and are likely to be encountered in Britain and elsewhere in northern and central Europe.
Types of wildlife covered include fishes, reptiles. amphibians, birds, invertebrates and plants. Critters such as dragonflies receive coverage of the flying adult insects and of the underwater larval stage. making the book ideal for both a pond-dipping excursion or a waterside walk in the town or country.
Species are arranged In family order, and where necessary different stages or forms are illustrated. The text gives a concise run-down on ID, habitat. geographical distribution, behaviour and so on.
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Jack Perks' work has appeared in dozens of articles for magazines such as Outdoor Photography and BBC Wildlife. He runs private photo workshops and short courses on wildlife photography with Nottingham Trent University and Is also a lecturer for the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course at the University of Nottingham. His work has featured on various BBC nature shows, including Springwatch, Countryfile and The Great British Year. In 2016 he published his first book, Freshwater Fishes of Britain, and organised a vote to decide Britain's National Fish, with the Brown Trout emerging as the winner.
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