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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the NHBS Monthly Catalogue, which lists all new titles added to our website in the last month.

This month we lead with an exceptionally strong list of forthcoming bird titles. Princeton University Press will publish Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide in November, while Lynx is publishing a further three field guides in their Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides series, Birds of the West Indies, due June, and Birds of Japan and Birds of Cambodia, both due in July. CSIRO will publish the third edition of Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide in July, while John Beaufoy is publishing the second edition of A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka in September, as well as two site guides, The 50 Best Birdwatching Sites In New Zealand, due August, and 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in India, due November. Of more national interest will be Bloomsbury's RSPB Garden Birds, due November, and Where to Watch Birds in Berkshire: 20 of the Best Sites, published by the Birds of Berkshire Atlas Group, which is in stock now. Lastly, we have three more art-oriented titles with Hummingbirds, Volume 1: North America, Central America & Caribbean from the Gorgas Science Foundation, which is in stock now, a paperback reprint of The Norfolk Cranes' Story, and the forthcoming bilingual book Turn the Tide: Birds around the North Sea, due in October from KNNV.

For other animal groups we have a couple of titles each worth mentioning. Cambridge University Press will publish Studying Primates: How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research in October, while Bloomsbury will publish Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in November. Njoka Books has just published Venomous Snakes of Malawi: An Identification Guide to the 20 Species of Snake Considered Venomous to Humans in Malawi, which is in stock now, while John Beaufoy has announced A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Australia for October. For entomologists Random House Struik will publish the second edition of A Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa in August, while NatureBureau has announced a very exciting title for October: Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies. It has been almost a century since this was last attempted.

For botanists there are three titles to look out for. Natural History Publications Borneo has jus released A Field Guide to Aquatic Plants of Myanmar and A Guide to Wild Fruits of Borneo, while the FSC has released a new fold-out guide titled Guide to the Non-Native Invasive Plants of Britain and Ireland. For mycologists there is Puffballs of Northern and Central Europe from the Swedish Mycological Society.

We have an exceptionally strong line up of conservation biology titles from Oxford University Press to announce. They will be publishing Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity (paperback, June), An Introduction to Conservation Biology (2nd edition, July, on their Sinauer imprint), Population Dynamics for Conservation and Sampling Theory: For the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences (both September), and A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations in October. Association Vahatra has just published the large bilingual 3-volume set The Terrestrial Protected Areas of Madagascar: Their History, Description, and Biota. On the related topic of environmental issues we have This Is Not A Drill: The Extinction Rebellion Handbook, due June from Penguin Books, the paperback of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, due August from Vintage, and Trees and Global Warming: The Role of Forests in Cooling and Warming the Atmosphere, due October from Cambridge University Press.

To round off this month's list, we have a miscellany of titles. On the subject of evolution and palaeontology there is On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden, due November from Yale University Press, and Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths: An Introduction to the Prehistory of the British Isles, a small book from the Palaeontological Association, available now. There is popular science in the form of paperback editions of Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live, due October from Basic Books, and Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs, due October from Bloomsbury. Comstock will publish a general field guide with The Natural History of The Bahamas: A Field Guide, due October. Readers interested in wildlife photography and documentaries can look forward to Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portfolio 29, due October from the London Natural History Museum, and BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough, due November from Palgrave. Armchair reading this month comes in the form of Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir, due November from Profile Books, and The Fens: Discovering England's Ancient Depths, due July from Head of Zeus.

As always, if you are looking for a particular title that we do not yet have in our range, or you would like to suggest a title for NHBS to stock, please do get in touch.

Leon Vlieger
Catalogue Editor

Insects & other Invertebrates

Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of mainland Portugal is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from World Natural History...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247212
Jun-2019
R13
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The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations
Jason H Byrd(Editor), Jeffery Keith Tomberlin(Editor)

Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Third Edition continues in the tradition of the two best-selling prior editions and maintains its status as the single-most comprehensive book on forensic entomology currently...

572 pages | 479 colour photos, 104 illustrations, 24 tables | CRC Press
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#247129
Nov-2019
9780815350200
£74.99
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#247130
Nov-2019
9780815350163
£120.00
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Sarah Bunker(Author)

Around 2004, the Asian or yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) was accidentally imported into southern France from China, and it has spread through western European countries with astonishing speed. Since 2016 there have been incursions...

156 pages | Northern Bee Books
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#247150
2019
9781916087101
£21.50
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Celia F Davis(Author)

The third edition has been completely updated with the latest information, particularly regarding Varroa destructor, and includes details of the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), a new threat to our honey bees.This is a companion volume to...

197 pages | 117 colour photos, 31 b/w illustrations | Bee Craft Ltd
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#247098
2019
9780900147180
£29.99
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Covering the 164 Species of Dragonfly and Damselfly Found in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Warwick Tarboton(Author), Michèle Tarboton(Author)

In this fully revised edition of A Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of South Africa, all 164 species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfly and six...

224 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps | Random House Struik
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#247237
Aug-2019
9781775847007
£15.99
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Peter Eeles(Author)

With detailed descriptions and photos of the adult, egg, caterpillar and chrysalis of each species, this book provides unique insights into a hidden world, illustrated with over 1,300 high-quality colour photos that reveal the subtle beauty in...

400 pages | 1300+ colour photos, colour distribution maps | NatureBureau
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#245770
Oct-2019
9781874357889
£27.99
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Jürg Schmid(Author)

This book presents 350 alpine species of micro-moth – it aims to be a reference work on a species group that has so far been little researched.The author presents 350 alpine species with information on their habitat and biology. Photos of...

752 pages | ~3500 colour photos | Verlag Paul Haupt
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#246923
Nov-2019
9783258081328
£89.99
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David Held(Author)

Urban Landscape Entomology provides readers with the background skill set to adequately understand and manage many of the complexities of urban landscape pest management. For those who need training in Landscape Entomology, this work serves as a...

316 pages | Academic Press
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#246925
Nov-2019
9780128130711
£60.99
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Michael F Braby(Author), Donald C Franklin(Author), DE Bisa(Author), MR Williams(Author), AAE Williams(Author), CL Bishop(Author), RAM Coppen(Author)

Northern Australia is one of few tropical places left on Earth in which biodiversity – and the ecological processes underpinning that biodiversity – is still relatively intact. However, scientific knowledge of that biodiversity is still...

462 pages | plates with colour photos; distribution maps | Australian National University Press
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#247096
2018
9781760462321
£130.00
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A Natural History and Identification Guide to Over 565 Varieties Around the Globe
Sally Morgan(Author)

Butterflies and moths captivate nature enthusiasts with their beauty and variety, but in addition to being attractive they are also of huge biological importance. This superb book, in a sumptuous new edition, covers the lifecycle of these creatures,...

256 pages | 750+ colour photos and colour illustrations | Lorenz Books
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#247109
Jun-2019
9780754834762
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Andrey S Ryanskiy(Author), Yury Ivanov(Author)

Nudibranchs or sea slugs occur throughout the world's oceans and are present in many marine habitats. The greatest diversity of species is found in the Indo-Pacific tropics with a concentration of species within the Coral Triangle, encompassing...

146 pages | colour photos | Andrey S Ryanskiy (privately published)
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#247112
1970
9785604204917
£44.99
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A Review and Identification Guide
Max Kasparek(Author)

The genus Rhodanthidium is small group of pollinator bees which are found from the Moroccan Atlantic coast to the high mountainous areas of Central Asia. They include both small inconspicuous species, large species with an appearance much like a...

132 pages | 178 colour photos, 60 b/w line drawings, distribution maps | Museum Witt
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#247118
2019
£49.99
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Jason Sargerson(Editor), Dominic Couzens(Contributor), Dobromir Domuschiev(Contributor), Robin Fox(Contributor), James Gibbs(Contributor), David Moore(Contributor), Nick Morgan(Contributor), Simon Spencer(Contributor)

Articles in the magazine cover: Butterflies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain, the Monte Universales in Spain and the Champsaur Valley in France. Conservation work of the European Butterflies Group is described.  A Naturetrek butterfly...

36 pages | 140 colour photos | Charaxes Publications
Magazine
#247138
2019
9772516527005
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Jason Sargerson(Editor), Matt Berry(Contributor), Robin Fox(Contributor), David Irven(Contributor), Dave Maertens(Contributor), David Moore(Contributor), Tony Payne(Contributor), Paul Wetton(Contributor)

This is the first issue of the European Butterflies magazine. Articles in the magazine cover: Butterflies in the Picos Mountains in Spain, the Val Rabbi Mountains in Northern Italy and the mountains in Graubünden in Switzerland. There are...

32 pages | 120 colour photos | Charaxes Publications
Magazine
#247154
2018
9772516527005
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Asok Kanti Sanyal(Author)

The first description and record of oribatid mites from India was through the work of Pearce (1906) from Sikkim Himalaya. He described and reported 20 species distributed over 12 genera out of which 12 were already known from Great Britain. Later...

147 pages | Zoological Survey of India
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#247166
2019
9788181715173
£29.99
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Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods
Sandro Santos(Editor)

Aeglidae focuses on these unique crustaceans who are endemic to South America. The book is the first to summarize the diverse aspects of the Aeglidae, whose taxonomic features and phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary history and biogeographical...

296 pages | 42 colour & 43 b/w illustrations | CRC Press
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#247172
Oct-2019
9781138294721
£140.00
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
Hardback
#247186
Jun-2019
R7
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of the Balearic Islands is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from World Natural History...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247188
Jun-2019
R8
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of Central Spain is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from World Natural History...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247190
Jun-2019
R9
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of the Sistema Ibérica, one of the major systems of mountain ranges in Central and Eastern Spain, is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247193
Jun-2019
R10
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of Andalucia is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from World Natural History...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247194
Jun-2019
R11
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Mark Payne(Author)

This book on the butterflies of the Spanish Mediterranean Coastlands is part of a series of eight volumes examining in great scientific detail and for the first time all aspects of the butterfly fauna of mainland Iberia.The Iberian series from World...

400 pages | colour photos, maps | World Natural History Publications
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#247196
Jun-2019
R12
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Giorgio Baldizzone(Author)

The Coleophoridae are small-sized microlepidopterans, often of little showy appearance, that are dark, brownish or ochre in colour. The Italian territory hosts more than half of the known species in Europe. Although many scholars and enthusiasts are...

928 pages | plates with colour photos, b/w line drawings, and b/w distribution maps | Calderini
Hardback
#247216
2019
9788850655816
£200.00
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Haomiao Zhang(Author)

The author began to prepare this fauna in 2009, this work has taken almost ten years. It brings together field observations of dragonflies and the results of taxonomic studies. A total of 820 species belonging to 23 families and 178 genera from all...

1459 pages | colour photos | Chongqing University Press
Hardback
#247219
2019
9787568910378
£299.00
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A Facsimile Reprint
Agnes E Holt White(Author)

In 1894 a delightful book, The Butterflies and Moths of Tenerife was written and produced by Agnes Holt White and with editorial input from her husband. It is very much a book of its time, and to modern readers utterly charming and delightful. It was...

132 pages | 4 plates with colour illustrations | World Natural History Publications
Hardback
#247222
2019
F1
£54.99
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In the Eye of the Beholder – A Field Guide-Plus
Mark Payne(Author)

This substantial and beautiful book ids the first ever to have been written and published on the butterflies of Maraconesia. It covers in depth the more than sixty species found in the region, which encompasses four principal sub-tropical and...

526 pages | colour photos | World Natural History Publications
Hardback
#247223
2019
FG5
£99.99
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Brenda Dziedzic(Author)

This exciting title is for North American butterfly lovers and gardeners who not only want to create a butterfly-friendly garden, but also want to support butterflies and moths in order to maintain healthy populations.Author Brenda Dziedzic noticed...

336 pages | 500 colour photos, colour distribution maps | Firefly Books
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#247257
Sep-2019
9780228102250
£18.95
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Habitats & Ecosystems

Tsingy, Caves, Volcanoes and Sapphires
Eric Gilli(Author)

The book describes the Ankarana plateau and its cave network in Madagascar, depicting the natural environment of the Plateau as well as the natural processes which created the cave network of more than 100 km with many galleries, some are very large...

162 pages | 134 colour & 49 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
Hardback
#247146
2019
9783319998787
£119.99
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Ecosystem Services, Restoration and Wise Use
Shuqing An(Editor), Jos TA Verhoeven(Editor)

This volume explores major wetland ecosystem services, such as climate cooling and water quality improvement, and discusses the recent wetland conservation and restoration activities in China and neighboring countries. The role of wetlands in either...

330 pages | 80 colour & 22 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247076
Jul-2019
9783030148607
£119.99
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Discovering England's Ancient Depths
Francis Pryor(Author)

The Fens are a distinctive, complex, man-made and little understood landscape. Francis Pryor has lived in, excavated, farmed, walked – and loved – the Fen Country for more than forty years: its levels and drains, its soaring churches, its...

416 pages | 40 b/w illustrations | Head of Zeus
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#247229
Jul-2019
9781786692221
£19.99
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A Traveller's Guide to the Salt Flats of Botswana
Grahame McLeod(Author)

Tucked away between the perennial waterways of the Okavango Delta and the arid Kalahari to the south are the legendary Makgadikgadi Pans. Some 12,000 square kilometres in extent, these salt flats, consisting of two large salt pans, Sowa and Ntwetwe,...

140 pages | 265 colour photos and colour maps | Random House Struik
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#247272
Jul-2019
9781775845577
£11.99
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Jean Pierre Vande Weghe(Editor), Tariq Stévart(Editor)

Le Delta de l'Ogooué is an attractive and informative book of 324 pages divided into 12 chapters, summarising all available data on the Ramsar site of Bas-Ogooué in Gabon. In addition to the general data on the site, the book...

324 pages | colour photos | Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux Gabon
Hardback
#247274
2017
9791094862018
£89.99
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Exploring Ecosystem Services
Abhijit Mitra(Author)

This is the first comprehensive science-based primer to highlight the unique ecosystem services provided by mangrove forests, and discuss how these services preserve the livelihoods of coastal populations. Mangrove Forests in India presents three...

430 pages | 260 colour & 16 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
Hardback
#247306
Aug-2019
9783030205942
£64.99
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Forestry Commission (FC)(Author)

Trees and woodlands benefit the water environment in a number of ways. They protect aquatic habitats and species, preserve the quality of drinking water, alleviate flooding, and guard against erosion, landslides and the loss of soil. It is vital that...

56 pages | 44 illustrations, 3 tables | Forestry Commission
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#247310
2019
9780855389666
£14.99
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Natural History

A Field Guide To The Signs Of Seventy Wildlife Species
James C Halfpenny(Author), Jim Bruchac(Author), Todd Telander(Illustrator)

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats & Tracks of the Mid-Atlantic will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and...

192 pages | b/w illustrations | Falcon Guides
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#247027
Aug-2019
9781493042968
£9.95
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A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species
James C Halfpenny(Author), Todd Telander(Illustrator)

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats & Tracks of the Great Plains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and...

192 pages | b/w illustrations | Falcon Guides
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#247026
Aug-2019
9781493042944
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A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species
James C Halfpenny(Author), Todd Telander(Illustrator)

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats & Tracks of the Midwest will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and...

192 pages | b/w illustrations | Falcon Guides
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#247035
Aug-2019
9781493043002
£9.95
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My Natural World on Film
Mike Potts(Author)

The beginning of the author's adventure with a camera filming wildlife across the world for the BBC Natural History Unit and other major TV companies began in 1978 when he joined the RSPB's film unit.Untangling the Knot gives an in-depth look...

288 pages | 200+ colour photos | Whittles Publishing
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#221284
Nov-2019
9781849954440
£20.95
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The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper
John Bartram(Author), John Karter(Contributor), Sir David Attenborough(Foreword By)

'Retire? You can't retire!', Sir David Attenborough told John Bartram, when the man who has been gamekeeper and senior wildlife officer for Richmond Park for the past thirty years announced his intention to step away from the role,...

236 pages | 8 plates with colour & b/w photos, 1 b/w map | John Blake Publishing Ltd
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#247225
Jul-2019
9781789461053
£8.99
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#235234
2017
9781786062796
£9.34
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From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live
Rob Dunn(Author)

Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the...

323 pages | 23 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Basic Books
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#246289
Oct-2019
9781541618305
£14.99
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#244787
2019
9781541645769
£22.99
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Rosamund Kidman-Cox(Editor)

Each year the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is seen by millions through a global tour and international media coverage.Portfolio 29 displays the full collection of 100 images awarded in the 2019 competition. Selected by an...

160 pages | 100 colour & b/w photos | London Natural History Museum
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#245324
Oct-2019
9780565094867
£19.99
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Matt Whyman(Author), Richard Jones(Illustrator)

The children's book of the Netflix series. A glorious celebration of the natural world for all the family. Journey around the world in these beautiful pages: from the isolated wilderness of the Arctic and enigmatic oceans, to awe-inspiring...

96 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | HarperCollins
Hardback
#246859
Oct-2019
9780008180317
£19.99
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Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season
Bernd Brunner(Author), Mark Kurlansky(Foreword By)

In Winterlust, a farmer painstakingly photographs five thousand snowflakes, each one dramatically different from the next. Indigenous peoples thrive on frozen terrain, where famous explorers perish. Icicles reach deep underwater, then explode. Rooms...

280 pages | 25 colour illustrations | Greystone Books
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#246953
Nov-2019
9781771643528
£17.99
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A Crisis of Words
Paul Kingsnorth(Author)

After moving with his wife and children to a smallholding in Ireland, Paul Kingsnorth expected to find contentment. It was the goal he had sought – to nest and to find home – after years of rootlessness as an environmental activist and...

168 pages | Little Toller Books
Hardback
#247031
2019
9781908213723
£13.99
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Stephen Graham(Author), Alastair Humphreys(Foreword By)

Know how to tramp and you know how to live… Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of nature and how to be active to its wildness and its rigour.The tramp is a friend of society; a seeker, they pay their way if...

208 pages | Bloomsbury Publishing
Hardback
#247034
2019
9781448217243
£12.99
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Jiří Kolibáč(Author), Karel Hudec(Author), Zdeněk Laštůvka(Author), Milan Peňáz(Author)

The newly edited and expanded edition of this guide expands the introductory chapters, updates the systematics and nomenclature, adds new findings for some species, and elaborates information on several systematic groups. The introduction deals with...

468 pages | 193 plates with colour illustrations | Academia
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#247045
2019
9788020029935
£49.99
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Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons
Bruce M Beehler(Author)

A twelve-month excursion through nature's seasons as recounted by a lifetime naturalistIn this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons", lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in...

304 pages | 28 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
Hardback
#247048
Jul-2019
9780300243482
£21.99
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Spell Songs
Robert MacFarlane(Author), Jackie Morris(Illustrator), Karine Polwart(Contributor), Julie Fowlis(Contributor), Seckou Keita(Contributor), Kris Drever(Contributor), Kerry Andrew(Contributor), Beth Porter(Contributor), Rachel Newton(Contributor), Jim Molyneux(Contributor)

In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated 'spell book' rich with poetic rhythms and imagined birdsong that...

112 pages | colour & b/w photos, 14 colour illustrations, includes audio CD | Folk by the Oak
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#247075
Jul-2019
9781527239616
£19.99
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The Amazing History of Earth's Most Incredible Animals
Darren Naish(Author), Chris Barker(Author)

Journey back in time and find out where the dinosaurs roamed. This unique children's atlas explores each continent, revealing fossil sites and stories on every map.Part of the best-selling What's Where on Earth series, this atlas is packed...

160 pages | colour illustrations, colour maps | Dorling Kindersley
Hardback
#247088
2019
9780241344194
£14.99
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An Illustrated Compendium
Maja Säfström(Author)

A whimsically illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about baby animals and their parents, from the author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts.Who doesn't love baby animals? Amazing Facts About Baby...

112 pages | 54 b/w illustrations | Ten Speed Press
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#247103
Aug-2019
9780399580680
£11.99
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The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects
Edward Posnett(Author)

In a centuries-old tradition, farmers in northwestern Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducks. High inside a vast cave in Borneo, men perched atop rickety ladders collect swiftlets' nests, a delicacy believed to be...

336 pages | photos | Bodley Head
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#247142
Aug-2019
9781847923875
£16.99
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This laminated field guide describes the pebbles, fossils and exotic stones of Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast. All along the coast there are millions of beautiful and fascinating objects just waiting to be picked up. From Jurassic sandstones and...

6 pages | 30 colour photos | High Tide Publishing
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#247155
2016
9780993364617
£4.99
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Their Path Through Our History
Angela Dyer(Author)

Seeing Animals traces the significance of animals to humankind from prehistory to the present day, as objects of worship, means of survival and valued companions. But do animals still matter in our increasingly urbanised and technological age? This...

136 pages | The Lutterworth Press
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#247173
2019
9780718895426
£19.99
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Alone Across Canada's Arctic
Adam Shoalts(Author)

Why had no one traversed Canada's arctic from west to east before Adam Shoalts, bestselling author and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, set out to be the first in the spring of 2017?Because it was deemed impossible.Between his...

320 pages | Allen Lane
Hardback
#247192
Oct-2019
9780735236837
£27.99
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The Music of the British Landscape
Richard King(Author)

Written by one of our most celebrated music writers, The Lark Ascending is a lyrical exploration of how Britain's history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature.Through a series of "headphone...

368 pages | Faber & Faber
Hardback
#247209
2019
9780571338795
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Saving My Life One Frame at a Time
Paul Williams(Author)

A guide on how to capture the best wildlife images Inspiration for absolutely anyone interested in wildlife photographyLong overdue, this is a unique book about wildlife photography and the power it has to improve physical and mental wellbeing....

224 pages | 176 colour photos | Hubble & Hattie
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#247255
2019
9781787114166
£29.99
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Meriel Thurstan(Author), Rosie Martin(Author)

A practical guide to painting nature's flora and fauna from award-winning botanical painting authors Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin. Recording the wildlife that surrounds us is an age-old art. The authors, in collaboration with the Eden...

144 pages | 200 colour illustrations | B T Batsford
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#247264
Jul-2019
9781849945455
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A Field Guide
Dave Currie(Author), Joseph M Wunderle, Jr.(Author), Ethan Freid(Author), David N Ewert(Author), D Jean Lodge(Author)

Take The Natural History of the Bahamas with you on your next trip to the Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands or keep it close to hand in your travel library. The Natural History of the Bahamas offers the most comprehensive coverage of the...

552 pages | 768 colour photos, 7 b/w illustrations, 1 map | Comstock Publishing Associates
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#247285
Oct-2019
9781501713675
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Matt Sewell(Author)

Matt Sewell has made his personal selection of the most amazing birds from around the world and illustrated them in his dazzling style, accompanied by witty and informative descriptions and maps of every continent. Did you know that the bald eagle...

160 pages | colour illustrations | Pavillion Children's Books
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#247342
Aug-2019
9781843654063
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Reference

A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications
Amy Einsohn(Author), Marilyn Schwartz(Author)

Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor's Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This...

568 pages | 17 b/w illustrations, 25 tables | University of California Press
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#247169
2019
9780520286726
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Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
Oren Harman(Author)

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism.We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the...

242 pages | 50 b/w illustrations | Head of Zeus
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#245865
Nov-2019
9781788547581
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#241947
2018
9781788547574
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Searching for Life As We Don't Know It
Carol E Cleland(Author)

Integrating both scientific and philosophical perspectives, The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life provides an informed analysis of the challenges of formulating a universal theory of life. Among the issues discussed are crucial differences between...

260 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246515
Oct-2019
9780521873246
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For the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences
David Hankin(Author), Michael S Mohr(Author), Kenneth B Newman(Author)

Sampling theory considers how methods for selection of a subset of units from a finite population (a sample) affect the accuracy of estimates of descriptive population parameters (mean, total, proportion). Although a sound knowledge of sampling...

368 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247065
Sep-2019
9780198815808
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#247064
Sep-2019
9780198815792
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How We Discovered Laniakea – the Milky Way's Home
Hélène Courtois(Author), Nikki Kopelman(Translated by)

You are here: on Earth, which is part of the solar system, which is in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is within the extragalactic supercluster Laniakea. And how can we pinpoint our location so precisely? For twenty years, astrophysicist...

184 pages | 69 illustrations | MIT Press
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#247165
2019
9780262039956
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Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment
Erika Bűky(Author), Marilyn Schwartz(Author), Amy Einsohn(Author)

The Copyeditor's Workbook – a companion to the indispensable The Copyeditor's Handbook, now in its fourth edition – offers comprehensive and practical training for both aspiring and experienced copyeditors. Exercises of increasing...

384 pages | 25 b/w photos, 2 b/w illustrations | University of California Press
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#247170
2019
9780520294356
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Amy Einsohn(Author), Marilyn Schwartz(Author), Erika Bűky(Author)

This set includes two essential resources for writers and editors: The Copyeditor’s Handbook, now in its fourth edition, and The Copyeditor’s Workbook, the new companion to the bestselling Handbook. Unstuffy, hip, and often funny,...

880 pages | 25 b/w photos, 19 b/w illustrations, 25 tables | University of California Press
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#247171
2019
9780520306677
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Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions That Shape Our World
Ziya Tong(Author)

From one of the world's most engaging science journalists, a groundbreaking and wonder-filled look at the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways.Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind...

376 pages | Allen Lane
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#247176
2019
9780735235564
£26.99
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Gregory J Gbur(Author)

How do cats land on their feet? Discover how this question stumped brilliant minds and how its answer helped solve other seemingly impossible puzzlesThe question of how falling cats land on their feet has intrigued humans since at least the middle of...

360 pages | 75 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#247271
Nov-2019
9780300231298
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Conservation & Biodiversity

Anna A Sher(Author), Richard B Primack(Author)

Now fully revised and updated in its second edition, An Introduction to Conservation Biology is well suited for a wide range of undergraduate courses, as both a primary text for conservation biology courses and a supplement for ecological and...

512 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Sinauer Associates
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#247133
Jul-2019
9781605358970
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Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity
Serge A Wich(Author), Lian Pin Koh(Author)

Increasing numbers of ecologists and conservation biologists have begun to explore the use of drone technology to obtain accurate and up-to-date data on the distribution and density of species, as well as the threats to their habitats, in their...

118 pages | 45+ colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables | Oxford University Press
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#240713
2019
9780198787624
£22.99
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#239568
2018
9780198787617
£39.99
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Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden
Elizabeth Hennessy(Author)

In a world plagued by environmental crises, the Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. On the Backs of Tortoises tells the story of how the islands' namesakes – the giant tortoises – became...

320 pages | 20 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#246640
Nov-2019
9780300232745
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Histories of Longing and Belonging
Dolly Jørgensen(Author)

This groundbreaking book brings together environmental history and the history of emotions to examine the motivations behind species conservation actions. In Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age, Dolly Jørgensen uses the environmental...

248 pages | 13 b/w illustrations | MIT Press
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#246719
Oct-2019
9780262537810
£22.50
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Louis W Botsford(Author), J Wilson White(Author), Alan Hastings(Author)

The management and conservation of natural populations relies heavily on concepts and results generated from models of population dynamics, and yet this is the first book to present a unified and coherent explanation of the underlying theory. This...

352 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247063
Sep-2019
9780198758372
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#247062
Sep-2019
9780198758365
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Pavittu M Sureshan(Author)

Malabar Wildlife sanctuary is the 16th wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, India, and is located in the Western Ghats. It is one of the 35 world biodiversity hotspots of and was established in 2009. It is situated within the limits of the Nilgiri Biosphere...

387 pages | 61 plates with colour photos; colour illustrations, colour maps | Zoological Survey of India
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#247195
2019
9788181715180
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David Rodríguez Rodríguez(Author), Javier Martínez Vega(Author)

Conceived as paradigms of sustainability, protected areas have as their priority the conservation of biodiversity. But the processes that threaten these natural spaces are diverse and varied: their fragmentation due to the expansion of urban areas...

141 pages | Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
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#247287
2019
9788400104764
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Steven M Goodman(Editor), Marie Jeanne Raherilalao(Editor), Sébastien Wohlhauser(Editor), Fanja Andriamialisoa(Translated by), Russell A Mittermeier(Foreword By)

In 1989, a book written by Martin E. Nicoll and Olivier Langrand was published on the protected areas of Madagascar, which heralded in a new era of conservation for this island nation. In the subsequent three decades, there was an important increase...

1716 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, tables | Association Vahatra
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#247298
2019
9782953892390
£190.00
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Richard Frankham(Author), Jonathan D Ballou(Author), Katherine Ralls(Author), Mark DB Eldridge(Author), Michele R Dudash(Author), Charles B Fenster(Author), Robert C Lacy(Author), Paul Sunnucks(Author)

The habitats of most species have been fragmented by human actions, isolating small populations that consequently develop genetic problems. Millions of small, isolated, fragmented populations are likely suffering from inbreeding depression and loss...

272 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247301
Oct-2019
9780198783428
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#247300
Oct-2019
9780198783411
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Ornithology

A Field Guide
Stephen Debus(Author)

Raptors are popular and iconic birds, and are important ecologically, with some species listed as threatened. Yet they are among the most difficult birds to identify. This fully updated third edition of the popular and award-winning field guide Birds...

224 pages | plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps | CSIRO
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#247313
Jul-2019
9781486311118
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Stefan Bosch(Author), Peter WW Lurz(Author)

The dipper is an extraordinary songbird: it can fly, swim and dive. In fast-flowing waters, it dives with strong wing beats to the bottom to look for small aquatic animals. This way of life is unique among the species living in streams.The book deals...

220 pages | 120 colour photos | VerlagsKG Wolf (formerly Westarp Wissenschaften)
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#247214
Aug-2019
9783894322861
£36.99
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Jonathan Alderfer(Author), Noah Strycker(Author)

Geared to the casual and experienced birdwatcher alike, this completely revised guide to 150 of the most common and interesting birds in North America provides the perfect way to appreciate the feathered friends outside your window, along with the...

256 pages | 290 colour photos, 500 illustrations, 150 colour distribution maps | National Geographic Society
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#246336
Nov-2019
9781426220623
£12.99
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John Buxton(Author), Chris Durdin(Author), Nick Upton(Author)

This book tells the story of how cranes bred at Horsey in Norfolk, and how they were protected and studied there. The cranes' story starts with their arrival at Horsey in 1979. Their first nesting attempt was in 1981 and the first chick fledged...

143 pages | 65 colour & 6 b/w photos, 3 colour illustrations | The Norfolk Cranes' Story
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#247078
2019
9781999838652
£14.99
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#192812
2011
9780954254551
£29.99
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Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne(Author)

A fully comprehensive field guide to the 468 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. A Photographic Field...

300 pages | 650 colour photos | John Beaufoy Books
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#247236
Sep-2019
9781912081011
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#235892
2017
9781909612839
£16.99
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Otani Chikara(Author)

Spanning more than 3000 km from northeast to southwest, the Japanese archipelago comprises four major islands and thousands of rocks and islets that stretch from Taiwan to the Russian Far East, and encompass a wide range of habitats. Thus, Alpine...

~1500 colour illustrations, 500+ colour distribution maps | Lynx Edicions
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#245011
Jul-2019
9788416728121
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#246780
Jul-2019
9788416728169
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Guy M Kirwan(Author), Anthony Levesque(Author), Mark W Oberle(Author), Christopher J Sharpe(Author)

Most people associate the Caribbean with palm-fringed sandy beaches, cricket and rum. Mention the West Indies to birders and they think toddies and tremblers, among a remarkable array of c. 190 endemic species. Furthermore, no fewer than six families...

400 pages | ~1600 colour illustrations, ~570 colour distribution maps | Lynx Edicions
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#246781
Jun-2019
9788416728176
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#245870
Jun-2019
9788416728183
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An Annotated Bird Checklist
Gombobaatar Sundev(Author), Bayanmunkh Dashnyam(Author)

Most bird watchers imagine that Mongolia is an endless grassland country. In reality, the country boasts spectacularly varied landscapes that contain a rich diversity of birds and their habitats. There are several major mountain ranges with peaks...

98 pages | no illustrations | Internom
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#245908
2016
9789997841407
£19.99
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Stephen Moss(Author)

Naturalist Stephen Moss digs beneath the surface of some of our most popular Christmas carols, to reveal that every gift – and verse – may represent a bird, in an ornithological celebration of the Festive Season. He weaves history,...

208 pages | Square Peg
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#246224
Oct-2019
9781529110104
£12.99
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Marianne Taylor(Author)

Even the smallest garden attracts some birdlife, and watching garden birds is a great joy for all nature lovers, especially those who cannot travel as widely as they might like. Garden birdwatchers are often new to birdwatching and can feel daunted...

224 pages | 300 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#246581
Nov-2019
9781472955913
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Liz Light(Author), Oscar Thomas(Illustrator)

New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species and is especially important for pelagics. Thirteen of the world's 18 penguin species have been recorded in the New Zealand region (including the Ross Dependency). Nine of these species breed here....

208 pages | ~200 colour photos, 5 colour maps | John Beaufoy Books
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#246636
Oct-2019
9781912081493
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Bikram Grewal(Author), Bhanu Singh(Author), Panchami Manoo Ukil(Author)

A fully illustrated guide to the 125 best sites or viewing both common and rare species throughout the 29 states of the sub-continent.

400 pages | ~680 colour photos, 110 colour maps | John Beaufoy Books
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#246638
Nov-2019
9781912081790
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A Photo Guide
Steve NG Howell(Author), Kirk Zufelt(Author)

Oceanic birds are among the most remarkable but least known of all birds, living at sea, far from the sight of most people. They offer unusual identification challenges – many species look similar and it can be difficult to get good views of...

360 pages | 368 plates with 2200 colour photos; 114 colour distribution maps | Princeton University Press
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#246676
Nov-2019
9780691175010
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Larkin A Powell(Author)

The Great Plains is a well-known and well-studied hybrid zone for many animals, most notably birds.In Great Plains Birds Larkin Powell explores the history, geography, and geology of the plains and the birds that inhabit it. From the sandhill crane...

224 pages | 66 colour & 8 b/w photos, 16 illustrations, 12 maps | University of Nebraska Press
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#246868
Nov-2019
9781496204189
£12.99
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Jean-Yves Barnagaud(Author), Nidal Issa(Author), Sébastien Dalloyau(Author)

This guide presents the 312 best birdwatching sites throughout France. The maps presented at different scales allow readers to select them and locate them precisely. Practical information (access, itinerary, seasons, etc.) is available to optimize...

352 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps | BIOTOPE
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#247046
2019
9782366622287
£49.99
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William E Beckwith(Author), Thomas Bewick(Illustrator), John Tucker(Editor), Peter Tucker(Editor)

The introductory section of this book about William E. Beckwith gives an account of the man, his life and times, giving a context for his work. He had independent means and was able to devote much of his life to the study of the biological world,...

384 pages | 8 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations; b/w illustrations | Lanius
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#247047
2017
9780954012236
£19.99
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John C Arvin(Author), Sangeetha Kadur(Illustrator), Raul Andrade(Illustrator), Vydhehi Kadur(Illustrator), John P O'Neill(Foreword By), Lawrence V Lof(Preface By)

The Gorgas Science Foundation has worked for years to publish volume one of a two-volume set of large format, fine-art books which showcase the remarkable beauty and diversity of hummingbirds. With such a large and diverse group of birds, few books...

216 pages | colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | Gorgas Science Foundation
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#247068
2016
9781615845149
£47.99
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Living with the Emperors
Lindsay McCrae(Author)

Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males...

256 pages | Hodder & Stoughton
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#247073
Nov-2019
9781529325454
£19.99
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Charming Names from the Bird World
Adventure Publications(Author)

When "bird" is not the word, this book tells you what is. A murder of crows, a charm of goldfinch, a huddle of penguins – groupings of birds are more than just a "flock". Collective nouns for specific types of birds range...

80 pages | colour photos | Adventure Publications
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#247081
2019
9781591939047
£10.99
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

The islands of Trinidad and Tobago off the northeastern coast of South America offer unparalleled birding with many of the typical Neotropical bird families represented – toucans, woodcreepers, ovenbirds, antbirds, manakins, and motmots. This...

12 pages | 140 colour illustrations, 2 colour maps | Waterford Press
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#247082
Sep-2019
9781620053690
£6.25
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

The peninsula and offshore islands that make up Nova Scotia – one of Canada's easternmost provinces – are home to more than 400 species of resident or migratory birds. With three distinctive coastlines with different characteristics,...

12 pages | 140 colour illustrations, 2 colour maps | Waterford Press
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#247084
Sep-2019
9781620053669
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

Newfoundland/Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada and home to more than 350 species of resident or migratory birds. This stunning destination is a must-see for birdwatchers who will observe millions of seabirds, birds of prey, and some...

12 pages | 140 colour illustrations, 2 colour maps | Waterford Press
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#247086
Sep-2019
9781620053652
£6.25
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20 of the Best Sites
Brian Clews(Author), Renton Righelato(Author)

A 50-page booklet showing the 20 best bird-watching sites in the Royal County of Berkshire. Colourfully illustrated with maps and access details for each site, and photographs of the key species likely to be encountered in each, season by season....

49 pages | colour photos, colour maps | Birds of Berkshire Atlas Group
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#247089
2019
9780952929727
£5.99
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Great Gray Owls of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
Steve Mattheis(Illustrator), Katherine Gura(Author)

Award-winning photographer Steve Mattheis and biologist Katherine Gura invite you to enter the domain of the Great Gray Owl. With sections devoted to the four seasons, Phantom of the North provides a thorough natural history of one of the most...

152 pages | colour photos | Sweetgrass Books
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#247108
Jun-2019
9781591522478
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Taxonomic and Natural History
Maurizio Perini(Author), Luca Milione(Illustrator)

The first monograph about the birds belonging to the genus Pardalotus. The four species, endemic to the Australian continent, are extensively treated in 167 pages and the book is illustrated with hundred original artworks.

167 pages | colour illustrations | theOLIVA
Hardback
#247121
2019
9780321598158
£145.00
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A Guide to Britain's Avian Wildlife
Stuart Cox(Author)

I Like Birds explores the history and habits of 60 of Britain's most interesting, popular and prized species of bird.From the coast to the heart of the countryside, each entry features a bold illustration that captures a bird's individual...

160 pages | colour illustrations | Quadrille Publishing
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#247140
Aug-2019
9781787134171
£12.99
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Gonçalo Elias(Author)

The seventh volume of the series Birding hotspots in the Algarve contains a description of the most interesting places to watch birds in the Western Algarve (Lagoa, Portimão and Monchique).

40 pages | b/w photos, b/w maps | Gonçalo Elias (privately published)
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#247161
2019
9781729869017
£9.99
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Ethan Kistler(Author), Brian E Small(Illustrator)

From the shores of Lake Erie in the north to the long and winding Ohio River of its eastern and southern border, Ohio provides amazingly diverse habitats for birds. The hilly Appalachian region of the east and south contain some of the most diverse...

368 pages | colour photos | Scott & Nix, Inc
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#247208
2019
9781935622703
£23.99
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Cambodia Bird Guide Association (CBGA)(Author)

Sandwiched principally between its better-known neighbours of Thailand, to the north and west, and Vietnam, to the east, the relatively small and comparatively low-lying country of Cambodia is dominated by the vast combined floodplains of the Tonle...

1300+ colour illustrations, <600 colour distribution maps | Lynx Edicions
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#247220
Jul-2019
9788416728213
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#247221
Jul-2019
9788416728206
£39.99
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Haraszthy László(Author)

18 years in the making, the author has produced a two-volume publication describing the life of 240 bird species and the mapping of their nesting sites in Hungary. These volumes detail nest and egg types, documented with photos, the size of the nests...

1780 pages | 2268 colour photos | Pro Vértes Nonprofit Zrt
Hardback
#247260
2019
£180.00
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Including Some Mammals, Reptiles and Butterflies
Satish Pande(Author), Niranjant Sant(Author), Pramod Deshpande(Author)

The Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland that is uniquely located at the confluence of three major biogeographic zones in India, the sub-Himalayan montane, Indo-Gangetic plains and the semi-desert, meaning that representative resident and...

173 pages | colour photos | Ela Foundation
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#247266
2008
9788190695510
£46.99
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A Visual Guide to the Sea and Shore Birds of the Maritime Provinces
Jeffrey C Domm(Author)

This concise pocketguide helps you identify sea and shore birds along the coast of Canada's Maritime provinces.Features including full-colour illustrations, detailed information and descriptions, observation calendar, flying and feeding patterns...

96 pages | colour illustrations, maps | Formac Publishing Company
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#247276
Sep-2019
9781459505643
£17.99
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Charles Hagner(Author), Brian E Small(Illustrator)

With more than 15,000 interior lakes and bordering both Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the east, Wisconsin is famous as a place to observe waterbirds of all types. It also has expansive forested areas, plains, and farmlands providing...

368 pages | colour photos | Scott & Nix, Inc
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#247277
Nov-2019
9781935622697
£23.99
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Exploring Massachusetts through Birds
John R Nelson(Author)

The paths of different birds look like double helixes, flowing strands of hair, and migrating serpents, and they beckon with calls that have definite meanings. These mysterious creatures inspire growing numbers of birders in their passionate pursuit...

288 pages | 6 illustrations | University of Massachusetts Press
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#247284
Aug-2019
9781625344700
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#247283
Aug-2019
9781625344694
£95.50
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Sijmen Hendriks(Author)

The North Sea area is important for many birds: to breed, to overwinter, or as fueling stop during migration. Author Sijmen Hendriks travelled the area around the North Sea during four-and-a-half years, photographing birds and the landscapes in which...

240 pages | colour photos | KNNV Uitgeverij
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#247295
Oct-2019
9789050116978
£39.99
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Botany

The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad
Anna Pavord(Author)

Tells the tale of tulipomania – the plants, the people and the obsession that drove some people bankrupt and others crazy. The flowers coveted by kings and worshipped by sultans are all here, gloriously illustrated.

464 pages | colour & b/w illustrations | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#246778
Nov-2019
9781526602688
£39.99
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An Integrated Approach
Gurcharan Singh(Author)

The present fourth edition blends information on classical fundamental aspects with recent developments especially in the field of molecular systematics, cladistics and computer identification. Special attention has been given to information on...

552 pages | 73 b/w photos, 270 b/w illustrations, 30 tables | CRC Press
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#247125
Jun-2019
9780367250881
£148.00
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An Illustrated Guide to the Native and Naturalised Species
John Jessop(Author), Gilbert RM Dashorst(Illustrator), Fiona M James(Illustrator)

In this book, for the first time, all of the State's grasses have been carefully drawn to show their salient features, including more than 450 line drawings and 20 paintings illustrating typical members of each tribe. In recent years there has...

574 pages | 20 plates with colour illustrations; 456 b/w line drawings | Wakefield Press
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#247077
2018
9781743055830
£34.99
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Pratibha Gupta(Author)

This monograph for the first time provides data on the blue-green algae group Cyanophyceae in Maldah District, West Bengal, India. The book also contains keys to genera and species.

132 pages | colour illustrations, colour & b/w maps | Botanical Survey of India
Hardback
#247163
2018
9788193475843
£44.99
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Peter Holden(Author), Geoffrey Abbott(Author), Miranda Krestovnikoff(Foreword By)

This popular RSPB field guide is a rich resource of information on our most familiar garden wildlife.For the second edition RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife sections have been updated and some expanded to offer comprehensive coverage of the many...

256 pages | 450+ colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
Paperback
#243696
2018
9781472964618
£12.99
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A Reference and Identification Guide to 1300 of the World's Most Significant Trees
Tony Russell(Author), Catherine Cutler(Author), Martin Walters(Author)

This beautifully illustrated volume, substantially updated for this new large-format edition, is the ultimate reference guide to more than 1300 of the most spectacular, best-loved and unusual trees across the globe, from the huge redwoods of...

512 pages | 1500 colour photos and colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | Lorenz Books
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#247116
Jul-2019
9780754834755
£19.99
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A Field Guide
James Turner(Author), Andrew Bould(Author), Jennifer Wilkinson(Author), Neville Walsh(Foreword By)

An accurate record of all orchid species and hybrids found in the East Gippsland region, Victoria, Australia, as observed by local field naturalists over 50 years. Introductory chapters include orchid structure, pollination and habitat description....

242 pages | colour photos | Bairnsdale & District Field Naturalists Club
Spiralbound
#247291
2018
9780992487713
£59.99
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Anthony Lamb(Author)

The edible wild fruits, nuts and seeds of Borneo that are found in the different forests from coastal seashores and islands, through the lowlands and hills, to the montane forests, and on different soils, are estimated to be in the region of 500...

311 pages | colour photos | Natural History Publications Borneo
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#246635
2019
9789838121927
£34.99
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#246632
2019
9789838121910
£49.99
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Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka
Pradeep Sachdeva(Author), Vidya Tongbram(Author)

This photographic identification guide to the 280 native and introduced species of garden flower most commonly seen in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from...

176 pages | colour photos | John Beaufoy Books
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#246639
Oct-2019
9781912081752
£11.99
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Norio Tanaka(Author), Yu Ito(Author), Mu Mu Aung(Author), Nobuyuki Tanaka(Editor)

Myanmar (Burma) spans tropical evergreen, mixed deciduous, savanna and alpine vegetation types due to a distinct north–south polarity. Various kinds of aquatic vegetation are found in the country, from freshwater to marine environments. Being...

112 pages | colour photos | Natural History Publications Borneo
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#246684
2019
9789838121934
£27.99
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Christine Rapp(Author)

This guide treats the Swiss moss flora found on the forest floor, and considers it as a part of the forest flora, examining their function as indicator plants of forested sites. The book is aimed at foresters, scientists, environmental educators,...

192 pages | 200 colour photos, ~30 b/w line drawings | Verlag Paul Haupt
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#246929
Oct-2019
9783258081397
£59.99
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Megan Emmett-Parker(Author), Shem Compion(Illustrator)

This highly visual new guide introduces readers to 100 of the most memorable trees in the bushveld – the northern and eastern regions of South Africa, encompassing both the lowveld and the highveld.An introduction covers the basics of tree...

264 pages | 1000 colour photos | Random House Struik
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#247000
2019
9781775846550
£29.99
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Michael Hayward(Author), Martin Rickard(Author), Patrick Brownsey(Foreword By)

Fern albums were collections of pressed ferns mounted into specimen books, many of the books containing the specimens being especially made for this purpose. The authors of this fascinating and well researched book on fern albums, Michael Hayward and...

226 pages | 400+ colour photos | British Pteridological Society
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#247032
2019
9780992612047
£34.99
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Harry E Luther(Author), David H Benzing(Author)

Do bromeliads ever harm their hosts? Are they parasites? Can any of them really live on air? How many kinds live in Florida? Are the pretty ones easy to grow in my garden? This is the first book on Florida's bromeliads and will appeal to both...

146 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps | Pineapple Press
Paperback
#247036
2016
9781561649679
£10.95
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An Introduction to Common Species of Woods, Wetlands and Fields
John Eastman(Author)

This field guides contains descriptions by wild plant expert John Eastman, offering details on the identification, growth, interaction, locations, and more. It covers some 130 common wildflower species and species groups, including forest, field, and...

288 pages | colour photos | Stackpole Books
Paperback
#247042
2014
9780811713672
£19.95
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Yang Zhuliang(Author)

The genus Rhizopus is a mushroom family, some of which are famous edible fungi, while others are highly toxic. Ingestion of such toxic bacteria often causes poisoning and even death. As a decomposer, the fungus plays an important role in the material...

228 pages | plates with colour photos; b/w photos and b/w line drawings | Science Press
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#247049
2019
9787030606878
£99.99
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Norbert Griebl(Author), Odile Koenig(Translated by)

The grandiose landscapes and mountain flowers of the Alps are of incomparable beauty and form an often unforgettable picture during a hike. Interest in them is constantly renewed by the variability of individual species and hybrids derived from them....

464 pages | 1000 colour photos, 1000 colour distribution maps | Delachaux et Niestle
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#247050
2019
9782603026113
£52.99
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Mikael Jeppson(Author)

An identification guide to puffballs (genera Apioperdon, Bovista, Bryoperdon, Calvatia, Disciseda, Langermannia, Lycoperdon, and Mycenastrum) of northern and central Europe (approximately 55 species). All species are keyed out, described and...

360 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings, colour & b/w distribution maps, tables | Swedish Mycological Society
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#247067
2018
9771654546008
£79.99
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Anne Powys(Author)

The first of a new-format series on East African natural history, this book on the wild flowers of the region is structured according to flower colour to aid identification, and presents two species per page, covering approximately 250 different...

160 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps | Random House Struik
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#247094
Jul-2019
9781775842453
£8.99
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Shahina A Ghazanfar(Author), John R Edmondson(Author), Nicholas J Hind(Author)

The Flora of Iraq is the only botanical guide for this region in the Middle East. It enables anyone documenting, studying, or managing Iraq's vast and rich flora to identify the area's vascular cryptogams (plants that do not make seeds) as...

530 pages | 111 b/w line drawings | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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#247095
Jul-2019
9781842466858
£79.99
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Maria Lúcia Kawasaki(Author), Bruce K Holst(Author), Álvaro J Pérez(Author)

The Ecuadorian members of Myrtaceae are revised. Fifteen genera and 131 native species are documented in Ecuador, viz. Amomyrtella (1 sp.), Blepharocalyx (1 sp.), Calycolpus (2 spp.), Calyptranthes (28 spp.), Campomanesia (2 spp.), Eugenia (43 spp.),...

187 pages | 34 colour & b/w photos, 12 b/w line drawings | Botanical Institute, Goteborg University
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#247128
2019
9789185529636
£66.99
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HC Gangulee(Author)

This 3-volume set will serve as a guide and will be of immense interest to researchers in the field of Indian muscology. In this work, the author has initiated a study of the moss species so far reported from Eastern India, supplemented by his own...

2145 pages | b/w line drawings, b/w distribution maps | New Central Book Agency
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#247167
2017
9788173815461
£230.00
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AED Daniels(Author), KC Kariyappa(Author)

This book presents an original account of the bryoflora of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve in the Southern Western Ghats and deals with 403 species and 15 infraspecific taxa belonging to 160 genera, 60 families and 16 orders. Of these, 243...

658 pages | 10 plates with colour photos, 224 b/w line drawings, 1 colour map | Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Hardback
#247178
2019
9788121109925
£125.00
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The Botanical Legacy
Ines Aščerić-Todd(Editor), Sabina G Knees(Editor), Janet Starkey(Editor), Paul Starkey(Editor), Semih Lütfü Turgut(Foreword By)

This collection of around twenty papers has its origins in a two-day seminar organised by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) in conjunction with the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants at the Royal Botanic...

379 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables | Archaeopress
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#247215
2018
9781784919153
£59.99
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A Celebration of Trees
Debbie Baxter(Illustrator), Gary Milsom(Contributor)

Into the Woods is a “beautiful journey through trees” in the company of Suffolk-based artist Debbie Baxter. It is both a celebration of these giants of nature and a call to action to preserve our ancient woodlands. Debbie has also worked...

96 pages | 50 colour & b/w illustrations | Mascot Media
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#247217
2019
9781916478336
£19.95
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Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Theodore H Fleming(Editor), Alfonso Valiente-Banuet(Editor)

Although cacti such as the saguaro and organ pipe have come to define the Sonoran Desert for many people, they represent some 170 species of columnar cacti found in many parts of the Americas. These giant plants are so dominant in some ecosystems...

386 pages | 93 b/w illustrations, 49 tables | University of Arizona Press
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#247265
2019
9780816540211
£47.95
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MK Ratheesh Narayanan(Author), MK Nandakumar(Author), CN Sunil(Author), V Balakrishnan(Author), KA Sujana(Author)

The mountainous Western Ghats covers just 6% of the total land area of lndia, but holds more than 30% of lndia's biodiversity and several endemics. Unfortunately, the Western Ghats is an under-explored region even in the case of higher plant...

270 pages | colour photos, colour maps | Southern Book Star
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#247267
2018
9788186660270
£110.00
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Rita Lüder(Author), Emmanuelle Champion(Author), Jean Terrisse(Author)

This unique and unparalleled reference book is ideal to learn in-depth observation in the field. More than 800 pages to identify 80 plant families, 60 genera and more than 600 species found in temperate Europe.Summary in French:Un ouvrage de...

848 pages | Delachaux et Niestle
Hardback
#247286
2019
9782603026380
£84.99
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Hymenochaetales (1) Redactor Principalis
Dai Yucheng(Author)

This volume is the first of several to deal with the fungus order Hymenochaetales. Except for a few species of mycorrhizal fungi, most of the species in this orderare wood-decaying fungi. These fungi not only have important ecological functions, but...

248 pages | b/w photos, b/w line drawings | Science Press
Hardback
#247293
2018
9787030595379
£79.99
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Geoffrey Halliday(Author)

This fjord region occupies the middle third of Greenland's east coast. It extends for nearly 500 miles (800 km) from north to south and from 100 (180 km) and 150 (240 km) east to west, from the inland ice to the outer coast. With its rich flora,...

281 pages | 106 colour & 1 b/w photos, 12 colour & 3 b/w illustrations, 245 b/w distribution maps | Trollius Publications
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#247297
2019
9780953971879
£27.99
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Dexter Peacock(Author), Forrest S Smith(Author)

The South Texas Sand Sheet, also known as the Coastal Sand Plains and the Llano Mesteño, is a vast region covering more than two million acres at the southern tip of the state, just north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The landscape's...

248 pages | 365 colour photos | Texas A & M University Press
Flexibound
#247302
Nov-2019
9781623497828
£32.50
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Angus Hannah(Author)

The first ever Flora for the Isle of Bute, an island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. The outcome of 20 years intensive research by the author on this scenically varied and botanically rich island, the book Includes:- A full introduction to Bute...

359 pages | 90 colour photos, 500 colour distribution maps | Trollius Publications
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#247308
2019
9780953971886
£29.99
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Les Smith(Author), Peter Garner(Author), Mark Jannick(Author)

No other county in England, and few in the British Isles, has been so poorly recorded and documented as Herefordshire, and yet it has a remarkable diversity of habitat and is well endowed with botanical treasures.The Rare Plants of Herefordshire...

190 pages | colour photos, distribution maps | Trollius Publications
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#247309
Jun-2019
9780953971893
£29.50
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Paul McLean(Author)

Scots pine is the second most abundant conifer growing in the UK and the only native conifer species grown for timber. It grows well on sites that are too dry for Sitka spruce and it plays a large role in the landscape and rural economy. This report...

44 pages | Forestry Commission
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#247311
2019
9780855389857
£9.99
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Mushrooms of Urban and Suburban Areas of Bhubaneswar
Nibha Gupta(Author), Jiban Jyoti Panda(Author), Rebecca Nayar(Foreword By)

This is a small field guide to the fungi found in the urban and suburban areas of Bhubaneswar in India’s eastern state of Odisha.

58 pages | colour photos | Regional Plant Resource Centre, India
Paperback
#247327
2019
9788192779164
£44.99
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An Account of the Diversity, Distribution and Taxonomy of the Wild and Naturalized Species of Solanum L. Occurring in Eastern Ghats of India
C Kalidass(Author), PC Panda(Author), Rebecca Nayar(Foreword By)

From the foreword:"The Solanaceae, also known as the potato or deadly nightshade family, is one of humankind’s most utilized and important plant families. It contains some of the world’s most important food plants, such as the...

76 pages | colour photos, 1 colour map | Regional Plant Resource Centre, India
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#247346
2019
9788192779195
£56.99
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Mammals

The Whale Called Killer
Erich Hoyt(Author)

A timely update on a beloved classic.When Erich Hoyt's Orca: The Whale Called Killer was first published in 1981, little was known about Orcinus orca. The largest member of the dolphin family was then considered too dangerous to approach in the...

356 pages | 50 colour photos, b/w illustrations, and b/w maps | Firefly Books
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#247244
Oct-2019
9780228102298
£18.95
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Uttam Saikia(Author), Narayan Sharma(Author)

This report describes the conservation status of the western hoolock gibbon, Hoolock hoolock, in the Indian state of Assam. This is one of only two ape species in South Asia. Its distribution range extends between the rivesrs Brahmaputra in the west...

20 pages | colour illustrations | Zoological Survey of India
Paperback
#247164
2019
9788181715203
£22.50
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Mark Carwardine(Author)

This outstanding new handbook to whales, dolphins and porpoises is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With nearly 1,000 accurate illustrations – complete with detailed annotations pointing out...

528 pages | ~1000 colour photos and colour illustrations | Bloomsbury Publishing
Hardback
#242625
Nov-2019
9781472908148
£29.99
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The Life of a Frontline Conservationist
Grant Fowlds(Author), Graham Spence(Author)

'Endangered means we still have time, but extinction is forever'– Grant FowldsIn 2016 the number of rhinos poached in South Africa stood at 1,054 (Department of Environmental Affairs). In 2017, 529 rhinos had been slaughtered by 24th...

304 pages | 16 plates with colour photos | Robinson Publishing
Hardback
#245067
Nov-2019
9781472142535
£18.99
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A Memoir of Iceland
Tory Bilski(Author)

A wondrous story of adventure and friendship featuring a group of women who ride Icelandic horses.Each June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern Iceland, near the Greenland Sea. They escape their...

260 pages | 16 plates with colour photos | Murdoch Books UK Ltd
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#247305
Aug-2019
9781911632450
£12.99
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#245423
2019
9781643130644
£28.99
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Margery Fee(Author)

Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, they can measure up to 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 700 kilograms. They are also iconic in other ways – a symbol of the climate change debate, with...

224 pages | 95 colour and 10 b/w photos and illustrations | Reaktion Books
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#246594
Nov-2019
9781789141467
£12.95
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How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research
Joanna M Setchell(Author)

Primatology draws on theory and methods from diverse fields, including anatomy, anthropology, biology, ecology, medicine, psychology, veterinary sciences and zoology. The more than 500 species of primate range from tiny mouse lemurs to huge gorillas...

324 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246647
Oct-2019
9781108434270
£26.99
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#246648
Oct-2019
9781108421713
£64.99
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40 Years of Research
Christophe Boesch(Editor), Roman Wittig(Editor), Catherine Crockford(Editor), Linda Vigilant(Editor), Tobias Deschner(Editor), Fabian Leendertz(Editor)

Taï Chimpanzee Project (Taï National Park, Cote D'Ivoire) has yielded unprecedented insights into the nature of cooperation, cognition, and culture in our closest living relatives. Founded in 1979 by Christophe and Hedwige Boesch, the...

524 pages | 114 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247010
Nov-2019
9781108481557
£79.99
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Daphne Sheldrick(Author)

A collection of previously untold stories about orphaned elephants in the care of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and their heroic rescuers. The Orphans celebrated in this book come from many different corners of Kenya, showcasing the...

218 pages | colour photos | Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Hardback
#247033
2019
9781527240407
£44.99
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Recovery through Science-Based Management
Carolyn Hogg(Editor), Samantha Fox(Editor), David Pemberton(Editor), Katherine Belov(Editor)

The Tasmanian devil is threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a transmissible form of cancer that has reduced the population by over 80%. Hunting, extreme climate events, vehicle collision and habitat destruction also put pressure on this...

348 pages | CSIRO
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#247127
Aug-2019
9781486307180
£99.99
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Using Science and Technology to Save the Gentle Giants
Tanya Anderson(Author)

Aimed at high-school students, this book lays out how, quietly, without most people noticing, the population of giraffes in the wild has decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1985. Giraffes have disappeared entirely from seven countries where they...

128 pages | colour illustrations, tables | Twenty-First Century Books
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#247207
Oct-2019
9781541532380
£44.99
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Reassessment of the Pig-Footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus (Peramelemorphia, Chaeropodidae), with a Description of a New Species from Central Australia, and Use of the Fossil Record to Trace its Past Distribution
Kenny J Travouillon(Author), Bruno F Simões(Author), Roberto Portela Miguez(Author), Selina Brace(Author), Philippa Brewer(Author), David Stemmer(Author), Gilbert J Price(Author), Jonathan Cramb(Author), Julien Louys(Author)

The Pig-footed Bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus, an extinct arid-adapted bandicoot, was named in 1838 based on a specimen without a tail from the Murray River in New South Wales. Two additional species were later named, C. castanotis and C....

69 pages | Magnolia Press
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#247235
2019
£69.99
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The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives
Ian Redmond(Author), Dame Jane Goodall(Preface By)

The Primate Family Tree is a beautiful and comprehensive resource on the subject of our animal relatives: apes, monkeys and lemurs. Readers will learn an abundance of facts, review recent research and conservation efforts and discover the remarkable...

176 pages | 160 colour photos and colour illustrations | Firefly Books
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#247242
Sep-2019
9781554079643
£19.95
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Kaj Granlund(Author), Will Graves(Author)

A completely rewritten English version of this book, which was first published in Swedish and German in 2016.Environmental extremists successfully advanced their political agenda to make our world a "wilder" place to live in. They insist...

288 pages | 228 colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps | Nanomatic Oy
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#247345
2019
9789529413522
£34.99
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Reptiles & Amphibians

Robert Powell(Author), Joseph T Collins(Author), Errol D Hooper, Jr.(Author)

This profusely illustrated comprehensive key for identifying amphibians and reptiles from the continental United States and Canada incorporates a wealth of scientific findings.Since the first edition was published in 1998 and the second in 2012, the...

192 pages | 279 b/w line drawings, 25 b/w distribution maps | University Press of Kansas
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#247113
Jul-2019
9780700628902
£21.50
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A Natural History and Field Guide
John C Murphy(Author), Lawrence LC Jones(Illustrator), René C Clark(Illustrator), Gary Nafis(Illustrator) et al

For both the casual observer and the experienced naturalist, this indispensable field guide and natural history reference covers all the salamanders, frogs, spadefoots, toads, lizards, snakes, tortoises, and turtles in Arizona. Over 250 stunning...

332 pages | 258 colour photos, colour distribution maps, b/w line drawings | Book Services US
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#247040
2019
9781645165552
£42.99
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#247041
1970
9781645165545
£66.50
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Scott Eipper(Author), Tyese Eipper(Author)

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 species of snake most commonly seen in Australia is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Australia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species...

176 pages | colour photos | John Beaufoy Books
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#246637
Oct-2019
9781912081509
£11.99
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An Identification Guide to the 20 Species of Snake Considered Venomous to Humans in Malawi
Rupert Wilkey(Author), Thoko Banda(Foreword By)

Malawi has its fair share of snakes and more often than not they come into contact with people. Although 69% of the snakes found in Malawi are harmless, the majority of the venomous species usually cause a fatal bite due to lack of prompt medical...

175 pages | 20 colour photos, 51 b/w illustrations, 20 colour distribution maps | Njoka Books
Paperback
#247051
2019
9780954298333
£19.95
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

The diverse habitats of Texas – swamps, marshes, pine forests, rocky hills, mountains, deserts and prairies – combined with its central location where species from the east, west and Mexico converge, make it a prime destination to find...

12 pages | 100 colour illustrations, 2 colour maps | Waterford Press
Unbound
#247083
Sep-2019
9781620053706
£6.25
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Otávio AV Marques(Author), Carlos R Medeiros(Author)

When man appeared, the earth was already inhabited by serpents. Living with these reptiles has always aroused curiosity, fascination and fear. And thouh snakes can cause accidents, they can generate innumerable benefits to humans on the other hand....

80 pages | colour photos | Ponto A
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#247097
2019
9788569650027
£62.99
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The Science beyond the Myths
David A Steen(Author)

Snakes inspire extreme reactions. Love or hate these limbless reptiles, almost everyone is fascinated by them. Although snakes are widespread and frequently encountered, they may be more misunderstood than any other group of animals. From giant...

180 pages | 103 colour photos, 3 illustrations | Texas A & M University Press
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#247184
Oct-2019
9781623497972
£26.50
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Florian Bacher(Author), Karin Ernst(Author), Kriemhild Repp(Author), Silke Schweiger(Author)

This fold-out guide introduces the 68 dangerous snake species found in East Africa, and easily confused but innocuous species.Summary in German:Der Folder stellt in 68 Abbildungen die gefährlichen Schlangen Ostafrikas und ihre Verwechslungsarten...

22 pages | 68 colour illustrations | Vienna Natural History Museum / Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Unbound
#247231
2019
9783903096240
£14.99
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Florian Bacher(Author), Karin Ernst(Author), Kriemhild Repp(Author), Silke Schweiger(Author)

This fold-out guide introduces the 60 dangerous snake species found in West Africa, and easily confused but innocuous species.Summary in German:Der Folder stellt in 60 Abbildungen die gefährlichen Schlangen Westafrikas und ihre...

20 pages | 60 colour illustrations | Vienna Natural History Museum / Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Unbound
#247232
2019
9783903096233
£14.99
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Marine & Freshwater Biology

Heinz Streble(Author), Dieter Krauter(Author), Annegret Bäuerle(Author)

Numerous microorganisms from various groups of the plant and animal kingdom live in water everywhere in the world. More than 1500 species are described in detail in this book. The presented plant and animal groups are quickly found thanks to a quick...

398 pages | 30 plates with 66 colour & 2 b/w photos; 1643 b/w line drawings | Kosmos Verlag
Hardback
#247328
2018
9783440156940
£49.99
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An Underwater Memoir
Callum M Roberts(Author)

Reef Life is the story of how Callum Roberts, Britain's pre-eminent marine conservation scientist, fell in love with coral reefs and embarked on a thirty-year career. He began as a young university student who had never been abroad, spending a...

384 pages | Profile Books
Hardback
#246269
Nov-2019
9781788162159
£13.99
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Philip Street(Author)

Originally published in 1961. For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide. Attracted by the infinite variety of shapes and colours, visitors...

240 pages | Faber & Faber
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#247147
Aug-2019
9780571354450
£9.99
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A Natural History of "Moby-Dick"
Richard J King(Author)

Although Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing – or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie...

464 pages | 12 color plates; 71 b/w illustrations | University of Chicago Press
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#247183
Oct-2019
9780226514963
£22.99
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Karla DA Soares(Author), Marcelo R de Carvalho(Author)

The catshark genus Scyliorhinus belongs to the family Scyliorhinidae, the most diverse family of sharks, and currently presents 16 valid species according to most modern accounts. The long history of taxonomic rearrangements and inaccurate...

147 pages | Magnolia Press
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#247234
2019
£89.99
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Patrick Durville(Author), Thierry Mulochau(Author), Alain Diringer(Author)

Aimed at a wide audience of both amateurs and professionals of the marine world, this is a field guide to the fish living in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean.Summary in French:Destiné à tous, amateurs et professionnels du monde...

208 pages | colour illustrations | Editions Orphie
Paperback
#247261
2011
9782877636346
£32.99
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Evolutionary Biology

What Fossils Reveal about the History of Life
Niles Eldredge(Author), Carl Zimmer(Introduction By)

Extinction and Evolution recounts the work and discoveries of Niles Eldredge, one of the world's most renowned paleontologists, whose research overturned Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as a slow and inevitable process, as published in...

256 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Firefly Books
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#247241
Oct-2019
9780228101871
£19.99
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Hardback
#214894
2014
9781770853591
£29.99
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Jonathan Birch(Author)

From mitochondria to meerkats, the natural world is full of spectacular examples of social behaviour. In the early 1960s Bill Hamilton changed the way we think about how such behaviour evolves. He introduced three key innovations – now known as...

224 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247269
Sep-2019
9780198851684
£18.99
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Hardback
#235716
2017
9780198733058
£29.99
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How the Mind and Culture Evolve
Steve Stewart-Williams(Author)

The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behaviour, our...

368 pages | no illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247148
Nov-2019
9781108732758
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#241364
2018
9781108425049
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Journeys in the Divisive Science of Race
Gavin Evans(Author)

Everything you need to know about race (but were afraid to ask).In academic journals and on internet message boards, certain scientists and thinkers are laying siege to one of the great taboos. Could it be, they ask, that racism has a rational basis...

384 pages | Oneworld Publications
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#247139
Aug-2019
9781786076229
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Evolution and the Human Way of Being
Agustín Fuentes(Author)

A wide-ranging argument by a renowned anthropologist that the capacity to believe is what makes us humanWhy are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered...

288 pages | 8 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#247185
Nov-2019
9780300243994
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The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories
Alex Rosenberg(Author)

To understand something, you need to know its history. Right? Wrong, says Alex Rosenberg in How History Gets Things Wrong. Feeling especially well-informed after reading a book of popular history on the best-seller list? Don't. Narrative history...

296 pages | 10 colour & 37 b/w illustrations | MIT Press
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#247204
Aug-2019
9780262537995
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#247205
2018
9780262038577
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A Social Psychological Perspective
Daniel Bar-Tal(Editor)

Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution provides a framework that sheds an illuminating light into the psyche of people involved in macro-level destructive intergroup conflicts, involving societies and ethnic groups, that take place continuously in...

384 pages | 5 b/w illustrations, 2 tables | Psychology Press Ltd
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#247340
2010
9781841697833
£70.99
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Ecology

Linking Theory to Data and Application
Kenneth Wilson(Editor), Andy Fenton(Editor), Dan Tompkins(Editor)

Just like humans, animals and plants suffer from infectious diseases, which can critically threaten biodiversity. Wildlife Disease Ecology describes key studies that have driven our understanding of the ecology and evolution of wildlife diseases....

500 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246469
Nov-2019
9781316501900
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#246468
Nov-2019
9781107136564
£74.99
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Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
David A Bohan(Editor), Alex J Dumbrell(Editor)

The latest release in the Advances in Ecological Research series includes specific chapters that cover mechanistic links between biodiversity and ecosystem function.

318 pages | Academic Press
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#246924
Nov-2019
9780081029121
£230.00
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Jay Odenbaugh(Author)

In this book, the author considers three questions. What are ecological models? How are they tested? How do ecological models inform environmental policy and politics? Through several case studies, the reader will see how these representations which...

75 pages | 8 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247132
Aug-2019
9781108728690
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Pedro P Olea(Editor), Patricia Mateo-Tomás(Editor), José Antonio Sánchez Zapata(Editor)

Carrion, or dead animal matter, is an inherent component of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems worldwide, and is exploited by a wide diversity of organisms from different trophic levels, including microbes, arthropods and vertebrates. Further,...

471 pages | 21 colour & 15 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247136
Aug-2019
9783030164997
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Marc Kéry(Author), J Andrew Royle(Author)

Part 1: Models for dynamic systems13. Modeling population dynamics without replicate counts within a season14. Modeling population dynamics with replicate counts within a season15. Hierarchical models of survival16. Modeling species distribution and...

520 pages | Academic Press
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#247187
Nov-2019
9780128095850
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Rebecca Farley-Brown(Author), Lizzie Harper(Illustrator)

The Guide to the Non-Native Invasive Plants of Britain and Ireland features 31 species of land plants covered by legislation in UK and Republic of Ireland. These are plants that are causing problems and impacting on local biodiversity due to their...

8 pages | 1 colour photo, colour illustrations | Field Studies Council (FSC)
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#247210
2019
9781908819499
£3.50
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Earth System Sciences

Roger LeB. Hooke(Author)

The third edition of this successful textbook will supply advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need to understand modern glaciological research. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find Principles of...

517 pages | illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247061
Nov-2019
9781108446075
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#247060
Nov-2019
9781108427340
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The First Explorations of the Deep Sea by H.M.S. Challenger (1872-1876)
Alan Castle

The scientific expedition of H.M.S. Challenger in the 1870s marks the starting point of physical oceanography. This ship traveled the seas of the globe pursuing a dual objective: to conduct an in-depth study of animal life and to observe the physical...

312 pages | Wiley-ISTE
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#247213
2019
9781786303745
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Anna V Spivak(Author), Yuriy A Litvin(Author)

This book sheds valuable new light on the genetic mineralogy of lower-mantle diamonds and syngenetic minerals. It presents groundbreaking experimental results revealing the melting relations of ultrabasic and basic associations and a physicochemical...

95 pages | 39 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247145
2018
9783319785172
£99.99
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A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Kenneth Lee Graham(Author)

The 75 sites described in Rockhounding Wyoming take you across the red desert to the high mountain majesty of the Big Horns and Wind Rivers as well as the geologic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Graham, a former hardrock miner, developed an...

256 pages | 230 colour photos | Falcon Guides
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#247043
2017
9781493027415
£13.95
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David George Bowers(Author), Emyr Martin Roberts(Author)

The tide is the greatest synchronised movement of matter on our planet. Every drop of seawater takes part in tidal motion, driven by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. At the coast, we see the tide as a twice-daily rise and fall of sea level...

144 pages | 40 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#246194
Nov-2019
9780198826637
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Past to Present
Beth Orcutt(Editor), Isabelle Daniel(Editor), Rajdeep Dasgupta(Editor)

Carbon is one of the most important elements of our planet, and 90% of it resides inside Earth's interior. Deep Carbon summarizes 10 years of research by scientists involved in the Deep Carbon Observatory, a global community of 1200 scientists....

678 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246642
Oct-2019
9781108477499
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The Role of Forests in Cooling and Warming the Atmosphere
William J Manning(Author)

Large-scale tree planting is advocated to provide additional atmospheric cooling and further reduce global warming. This raises a question about the present time. Do trees cool or warm the atmosphere? This question does not have a simple yes or no...

350 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246659
Oct-2019
9781108471787
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Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea
Antony Adler(Author)

An eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our relationship with the ocean lies as much in what we imagine as in what we discover.We have long been fascinated with...

224 pages | 15 photos | Harvard University Press
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#246873
Nov-2019
9780674972018
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A Slow Tsunami on America's Shores
Orrin H Pilkey(Author), Keith C Pilkey(Author)

The consequences of twenty-first-century sea level rise on the United States and its nearly 90,000 miles of shoreline will be immense: Miami and New Orleans will disappear; many nuclear and other power plants, hundreds of wastewater plants and toxic...

208 pages | 34 colour illustrations, 1 map | Duke University Press
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#247055
Sep-2019
9781478006374
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#247054
Sep-2019
9781478005063
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Jens Götze(Editor)

This is a reprint of a special issue published in the journal Minerals.The present book reports recent contributions from research in the field of quartz and other silica minerals. The various forms of silica (SiO2) represent important constituents...

274 pages | 154 Illustrations | Mdpi AG
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#247143
2018
9783038973485
£56.20
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Roger Osborne(Author)

This is a full-colour guide to the rocks that lie beneath the wonderful landscape of the North York Moors National Park. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this handy guide unveils the Jurassic structure of the North York Moors. From Sutton...

48 pages | 139 illustrations | High Tide Publishing
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#247156
2010
9781904622246
£7.50
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Yorkshire Rocks, Fossils and Landscape
Roger Osborne(Author)

Pocket-sized edition of the best-selling guide to Yorkshire’s spectacular Dinosaur Coast.From Saltburn to Flamborough this fully illustrated colour guide shows you the fantastic Jurassic scenery, the abundant fossils, the old industries and the...

64 pages | 200 colour photos and colour illustrations | High Tide Publishing
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#247160
2015
9780993364600
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Andy T Davy(Editor), Chris B Smith(Editor), Herwart Helmstaedt(Editor), A Lynton Jaques(Editor), John J Gurney(Editor)

The idea for this Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) diamonds volume was conceived a little over a decade ago by the former head of exploration at Rio Tinto, a multinational mining corporation. The goal was to produce a comprehensive and compelling...

451 pages | colour photos | Society of Economic Geologists
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#247168
2018
9781629493060
£260.00
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A History of the World's Most Fascinating Flake
Anthony R Wood(Author)

The complete story of snow, this is the first book to fully examine snow as a historical, cultural, and scientific phenomenon.From "Winter Wonderland" to "Snowmageddon", we've had a long, love-hate relationship with snow. This...

288 pages | Prometheus Books
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#247189
Nov-2019
9781633885943
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Barbara H Scott Smith(Author), Tom E Nowicki(Author), J Kelly Russell(Author), Kimberley J Webb(Author), Roger H Mitchell(Author), Casey M Hetman(Author), Jock vA Robey(Author)

This Glossary of Kimberlite and Related Terms is a comprehensive handbook for use in the investigation of kimberlites (the most common type of primary diamond deposit) and related rocks by both the diamond industry and academia. Together with the...

259 pages | illustrations, tables | Scott-Smith Petrology Inc
Spiralbound
#247238
2018
9781775280606
£260.00
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Microscale to Mountain Belts
Silvio Ferrero(Editor), Pierre Lanari(Editor), Philippe Goncalves(Editor), Eugene G Grosch(Editor)

In Earth evolution, mountain belts are the loci of crustal growth, reworking and recycling. These crustal-scale processes are unravelled through microscale investigations of textures and mineral assemblages of metamorphic rocks. Multiple episodes of...

482 pages | illustrations | Geological Society
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#247263
2019
9781786204004
£170.00
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Traces, Tracks and Trails of Extreme Events
Jürgen Herget(Editor), Alessandro Fontana(Editor)

This book provides a review of the most relevant topics on the booming discipline of palaeohydrology and focuses on previous extreme events like exceptional floods and droughts. Reviews written by leading experts of their fields are combined with...

272 pages | 60 colour & 40 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247307
Nov-2019
9783030233143
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Michel Blondieau(Author)

Manganese has greatly contributed to the mineralogical renown of the Stavelot Massif in the Belgian Ardennes. The latter has been actively researched and exploited in upper and lower parts of the Vallée de la Lienne. This richly illustrated...

82 pages | 60 colour photos | Les Éditions du Stâve dès Boûs
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#247331
2019
9782960206111
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Michel Blondieau(Author)

The geological massif of Stavelot in the Ardennes region of southern Belgium is characterized by the presence of a razor-sharp rock unique in the world, coticule. This richly illustrated book (more than 50 photos, some of rare samples) allows...

78 pages | 50 colour photos | Les Éditions du Stâve dès Boûs
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#247332
2019
9782960206104
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Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives
Rahul Sharma(Editor)

This volume discusses environmental issues associated with deep-sea mining, with an emphasis on potential impacts, their consequences and the policy perspectives. The book describes the methods and technologies to assess, monitor and mitigate mining...

577 pages | 182 colour & 35 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247337
2019
9783030126957
£119.99
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Environmental & Social Studies

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future
Edward Struzik(Author)

For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast". It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to...

272 pages | 26 photos | Island Press
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#246832
Nov-2019
9781610919975
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#239550
2017
9781610918183
£22.99
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Yuval Noah Harari(Author)

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the...

352 pages | Vintage
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#247329
Aug-2019
9781784708283
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#242467
2018
9781787330672
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An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
Clare Farrell(Editor), Alison Green(Editor), Sam Knights(Editor), William Skeaping(Editor), Vandana Shiva(Foreword By), Sam Knights(Introduction By), Rowan Williams(Afterword by)

Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement – and together, we can make history. It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global...

198 pages | b/w illustrations | Penguin Books
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#247039
2019
9780141991443
£7.99
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A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa
Julie Livingston(Author)

Under capitalism, economic growth is seen as the key to collective wellbeing. In Self-Devouring Growth Julie Livingston upends this notion, showing that while consumption-driven growth may seem to benefit a particular locale, it produces a number of...

176 pages | 20 illustrations | Duke University Press
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#247056
Sep-2019
9781478005087
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#247057
Sep-2019
9781478006398
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Greta Thunberg(Author)

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today'In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg,...

80 pages | Penguin Books
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#247070
2019
9780141991740
£2.99
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How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
David Julian McClements(Author)

We are in the midst of an unprecedented era of rapid scientific and technological advances that are transforming the way our foods are produced and consumed. Food architecture is being used to construct healthier, tastier, and more sustainable foods....

395 pages | 88 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 10 tables | Springer-Verlag
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#247100
Jul-2019
9783030129941
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Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste and Food Consumption
Charis M Galanakis(Author)

Saving Food: Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste and Food Consumption presents the latest developments on food loss and waste. Emphasis is placed on global issues, the environmental impacts of food consumption and wasted food, wasted nutrients,...

426 pages | Academic Press
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#247152
Jun-2019
9780128153574
£115.00
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A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth
Guy Standing(Author)

We are losing the commons. Austerity and neoliberal policies have depleted our shared wealth; our national utilities have been sold off to foreign conglomerates, social housing is almost non-existent, our parks are cordoned off for private events and...

416 pages | Penguin Books
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#247330
Aug-2019
9780141990620
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Celebrating the Craft of Dry Stone Walling
The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA)(Author), HRH The Prince Of Wales(Foreword By), Lord Cavendish of Furness(Introduction By)

This book has been produced by the Dry Stone Walling Association to coincide with its 50th anniversary. The book is crammed full of stunning photographs of dry stone walls from around the country, highlighting the skills of wallers past and...

96 pages | 100+ colour photographs | Dry Stone Walling Association
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#247341
2018
9780956845825
£23.50
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History & Other Humanities

Robert Huxley(Editor)

The Great Naturalists tells the story of the development of ideas about natural history as seen through the lives, observations and discoveries of nearly forty great naturalists, from Classical times to the end of the 19th century. From such giants...

304 pages | 198 illustrations | Thames & Hudson
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#247334
Aug-2019
9780500294796
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A History of Cell Theory
Sherrie L Lyons(Author)

From Cells to Organisms uses the history of cell theory to explore the emergence of biology as a distinct field in its own right – separate from anatomy, physiology, and natural history. It also explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century ideas...

304 pages | University of Toronto Press
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#242746
Oct-2019
9781442635098
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#242747
Oct-2019
9781442635104
£42.99
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Samir Okasha(Author)

Over the last forty years the philosophy of biology has emerged as an important sub-discipline of the philosophy of science. Covering some of science's most divisive topics, such as philosophical issues in genetics, it also encompasses areas...

144 pages | b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#244778
Nov-2019
9780198806998
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Essays on the Environmental History of the Gulf of St Lawrence
Claire Elizabeth Campbell(Editor), Edward MacDonald(Editor), Brian Payne(Editor)

The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of St Lawrence is defined broadly by an ecology that stretches from the upper reaches of the St Lawrence River to the Gulf Stream, and by a web of influences that reach from the heart of the continent to...

384 pages | 8 photos | McGill-Queens University Press
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#246985
Nov-2019
9780773558687
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#246986
Nov-2019
9780773558670
£98.99
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Jean-Baptiste Gouyon(Author)

This book explores the history of wildlife television in post-war Britain. It revolves around the role of David Attenborough, whose career as a broadcaster and natural history filmmaker has shaped British wildlife television. The book discusses...

225 pages | 20 colour photos | Palgrave
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#247007
Nov-2019
9783030199814
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How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives – And Save Theirs
Richard Louv(Author)

The bestselling author of the landmark work Last Child in the Woods now shows us how cultivating the powerful, mysterious, and fragile bond between humans and other animals can improve our mental, physical, and spiritual health, protect our planet,...

288 pages | Algonquin Books
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#247105
Nov-2019
9781616205607
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Philosophy for Dog and Cat Lovers
Lars Svendsen(Author)

How do animals perceive the world? What does it really feel like to be a cat, or a dog? In Understanding Animals, Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication,...

240 pages | 1 illustration | Reaktion Books
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#247114
Aug-2019
9781789141597
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Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed
Jamie Benidickson(Author), Graeme Wynn(Foreword By)

Stretching across parts of Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake basin spans US and Canadian boundaries and jurisdictions. Levelling the Lake explores a century and a half of social, economic, and legal arrangements...

404 pages | 18 photos, 1 illustration, 12 maps | University of British Columbia Press
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#247123
Sep-2019
9780774835497
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#247124
2019
9780774835480
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Conversations on Biology (Jean Gayon interviewed by Victor Petit)
Jean Gayon(Author), Victor Petit(Author)

Knowledge of Life Today presents the thoughts of Jean Gayon, a major philosopher of science in France who is recognized across the Atlantic, especially for his work in philosophy and the history of life sciences. The book is structured around...

Wiley-ISTE
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#247175
2019
9781786303653
£125.00
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Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain
Stanley Finger(Author), Paul Eling(Author)

Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) was always a controversial figure, as was his doctrine, later called phrenology. Although often portrayed as a discredited buffoon, who believed he could assess a person's strengths and weaknesses by measuring...

584 pages | Oxford University Press USA
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#247259
Aug-2019
9780190464622
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An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015
Andreas R Dugstad Sanders(Editor), Pål Thonstad Sandvik(Editor), Espen Storli(Editor)

Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights". Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. They are natural...

376 pages | 6 illustrations, 2 maps, 16 tables | University of British Columbia Press
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#247325
Oct-2019
9780774860611
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#247326
2019
9780774860604
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Mark Balaguer(Author)

An argument that the problem of free will boils down to an open scientific question about the causal histories of certain kinds of neural events.In this largely antimetaphysical treatment of free will and determinism, Mark Balaguer argues that the...

216 pages | Bradford Books
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#247338
2012
9780262517249
£7.99
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Organismal to Molecular Biology

Jean-Philippe Noël(Author)

A selection of nature's greatest imposters, tricksters and magicians.Whether to escape predators or to surprise their prey, the talented strategists of nature in The Champions of Camouflage survive using visual trickery and fascinating...

160 pages | 110 colour photos | Firefly Books
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#222194
Oct-2019
9780228102038
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How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds
Barbara J Sahakian(Author), Julia Gottwald(Author)

The recent explosion of neuroscience techniques has been game-changing in terms of understanding the healthy brain, and in the development of neuropsychiatric treatments. One of the key techniques is functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...

176 pages | 4 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#246196
Nov-2019
9780198752899
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#235075
2017
9780198752882
£16.99
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Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs
Mark Lynas(Author)

See our interview with the author here.In the mid-1990s, UK newspapers picked up on a controversial issue that had been slowly gathering steam – genetically modified organisms. The media soon could talk about little else. Headlines screamed...

304 pages | no illustrations | Bloomsbury Sigma (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#246610
Oct-2019
9781472946973
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#240064
2018
9781472946980
£12.90
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The Secret Life of Bone
Brian Switek(Author)

This book is published in Europe in paperback with the title The Secret Life of Bones: Their Origins, Evolution and Fate.Our bones have many stories to tell, if you know how to listen.Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material...

276 pages | b/w illustrations | Duckworth Overlook
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#247224
Aug-2019
9780715653791
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#243424
2019
9780399184901
£26.99
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A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood
Rose George(Author)

Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls...

384 pages | Granta
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#247335
Aug-2019
9781846276149
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#244576
2018
9781846276125
£14.99
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Giuseppe Fusco(Author), Alessandro Minelli(Author)

Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life, it is the way life persists across the ages. The Biology of Reproduction offers new, wider vistas on this fundamental biological phenomenon, exploring how it works through the whole tree of life. It...

490 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#246650
Oct-2019
9781108731713
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#246651
Oct-2019
9781108499859
£79.99
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An Exploration of Animals' Perception
Paul A Moore(Author)

Have you ever thought about what a dog smells as it stops to sniff at a tree? Or what a cat is watching as it stares intensely off into space? What about animals in the wild? What do they see, hear, smell, and feel? How do they perceive their...

310 pages | 30 colour & 1 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247137
Aug-2019
9783030202019
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The Secret Conversations of the Living World
Eva Meijer(Author)

Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical...

304 pages | John Murray
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#247141
Aug-2019
9781473677678
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Palaeontology

An Introduction to the Prehistory of the British Isles
James McKay(Author)

With his colourful illustrations, palaeoartist James McKay takes us on a whistle-stop tour through millions of years of Earth history in this portable guide (measuring 21 × 15 cm). The British Isles are a special place for understanding...

96 pages | 44 colour illustrations, colour & b/w maps | Palaeontological Association
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#247120
2019
9780901702258
£6.99
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Roger Osborne(Author)

Yorkshire is famous for its wonderful Jurassic fossils. Huge marine reptiles, exquisite plants, ammonites, lobsters and starfish are among the abundant fossils found on the coast and moors. This fully illustrated guide book gives a sound...

64 pages | 200 colour photos | High Tide Publishing
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#247153
2019
9780993364631
£7.50
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Ken Tsuchiya(Author), Gunma Natural Museum(Editor)

Following on the success of the first book, this is the second book of ultra-realistic depictions of diverse prehistoric creatures large and small set in modern-day scenes. In this Mesozoic edition, more than 100 species are selected from amongst...

256 pages | colour illustrations | Gijutsuhyōronsha
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#247227
Jul-2019
9784297106560
£54.99
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Ken Tsuchiya(Author)

An popular science introduction to palaeontology, covering topics from dinosaurs to trilobitesSummary in...

245 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations | Kanzen
Paperback
#247228
2019
9784862555168
£34.99
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