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

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

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

We have a number of several high-profile titles for the different vertebrate taxa to announce. Bloomsbury will publish a new Helm Identification Guide in December with Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds which has been in the making (and recorded in our database) for some two decades. On the subject of mammals we have Polar Bears & Humans, authored and published by photographer, author, expedition leader, and conservationist Ode J. Liodden which is a richly illustrated, large-format book on polar bears and the threat they face from hunting. Then there are two exciting fish titles. Johns Hopkins University Press will publish Tunas and Billfishes of the World in October, while the Ray Society will publish a facsimile of the classic work Hamilton’s Gangetic Fishes in Colour: A New Edition of the 1822 Monograph, with Reproductions of Unpublished Coloured Illustrations in August.

For entomologists we have several excellent field guides lined up. Naturebureau will publish the second edition of A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain & Ireland in November, while WILDGuides will publish the second edition of Britain's Day-Flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain and Ireland in September. Nature Books India has just published Geometrid Moths of India, while KNNV has announced a Dutch book on moths, Het Nachtvlinderboek, for September. For arachnid-lovers, the paperback of Common Spiders of North America is due December from the University of California Press.

Botanists and mycologists have a number of field guides to look forward to. Random House Struik will publish Field Guide to Mushrooms & Other Fungi in South Africa and KNNV will publish a basic field guide to mushrooms in Dutch with Basisgids Paddenstoelen, both due August. Another Dutch title worth mentioning is a basic guide to ornamental exotic plants: Basisgids Stinzenplanten, due December. Then there are two books from SANBI in South Africa that we will be stocking: Plants of the Free State: Inventory and Identification Guide and A Taxonomic Revision of Calobota (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae).

Moving on to evolutionary biology and ecology, Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing The Rise of Reptiles: 320 Million Years of Evolution in October, part of their (unofficial) Rise of... series, while Allen Lane has announced The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes for August. The University of Chicago Press will publish Phylogenetic Ecology: A History, Critique & Remodeling in November, which promises to be a foundational text explaining why the study of evolutionary relatedness is important to both ecology and conservation biology.

On the subject of conservation and the environment, Little Toller Book will publish Living with Trees: A Common Ground Handbook in August. Also due that month is the paperback of The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization from Riverhead Books, which is a gripping reportage on an unlikely resource crisis. A more historical perspective on climate change is offered in an updated edition of The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850, due December, written by famed archaeologist Brian Fagan.

We round out this month's selection with two miscellaneous September titles. KNNV will publish a fourth printing of the second edition of Crossbill Guide: Extremadura, Spain, which has been expanded with new routes. For those wishing to stay indoors, there is Wintering: A Season with Geese from Elliott & Thompson. This will be the second book from Stephen Rutt who positively surprised us recently with is debut The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds.

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

The Most Complete Guide to South African Insects
Mike Picker(Author), Charles Griffiths(Author), Allan Weaving(Author)

This trusted best-seller has been comprehensively updated and expanded to feature accounts of over 1,500 species and insect groups. Included are the most common, most economically and ecologically important, interesting and attractive insects in the...

526 pages | 1800 illustrations, 1400 maps | Random House Struik
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#246209
Jul-2019
9781775845843
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Heiko Bellmann(Author), Marie-Jo Dubourg-Savage(Translated by), Christian Dronneau(Translated by)

Bees, bumblebees, wasps and ants are close relatives in the order Hymenoptera, with more than 11,000 species known from Europe. These insects show some of the most extraordinary behaviours of the animal kingdom: next to the social species of bees and...

334 pages | 377 colour photos | Delachaux et Niestle
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#247692
2019
9782603025390
£49.99
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Richard A Bradley(Author), Steve Buchanan(Illustrator)

Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and poorly understood groups. This beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive guide to all 68 families of spiders in North...

439 pages | 2 plates with colour photos, 82 plates with colour illustrations; 35 b/w photos and b/w line drawings | University of California Press
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#246485
Dec-2019
9780520315310
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#202424
2013
9780520274884
£47.99
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A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Great Britain and Ireland, Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition
David E Newland(Author), Robert Still(Author), Andy Swash(Author)

This concise photographic field guide helps you to identify the day-flying moths most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It combines stunning photographs, clear and authoritative text and an easy-to-use design to increase your knowledge...

232 pages | 322 colour photos, 159 colour distribution maps | WILDGuides
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#246747
Sep-2019
9780691197289
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Paul D Brock(Author)

This new and expanded edition, the most complete guide to insects ever published, now has 544 pages and covers over 2,300 species with updated maps & over 2,900 colour photographs throughout, with fully comprehensive sections on all insect...

544 pages | 2900 colour photos, 2100 colour distribution maps | NatureBureau
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#246270
Nov-2019
9781874357902
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A Global Synthesis
Michael J Samways(Author)

Insects are vast in their variety. They are also so numerous that they are major players in shaping the world as we know it. This comprehensive text provides an essential read for students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in...

376 pages | CABI Publishing
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#246204
Nov-2019
9781789241679
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#246210
Nov-2019
9781789241686
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Parmod Kumar(Author)

Descriptions and illustrations of 110 of the 323 butterfly species known from the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

136 pages | colour photos | Zoological Survey of India
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#247399
2008
9788181711984
£64.99
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Andrew Crowe(Author)

A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand's insects. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular bestseller Which New Zealand Insect?, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of...

56 pages | colour photos | Penguin Books New Zealand
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#247400
2008
9780143009252
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Lynn Alleva Lilley(Illustrator), Helen J Bullard(Contributor)

The term 'deep time' refers to geological time and encompasses the age of the earth which scientists estimate to be about 4.5 billion years old. The photographs in Deep Time were made in Lewes, Delaware (US), surrounding beaches and in...

176 pages | colour photos | The Eriskay Connection
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#247512
2019
9789492051424
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Jeroen Voogd(Author)

Next to some 100 diurnal butterflies, the Netherlands and Belgium are home to some 2300 species of nocturnally active moths. But only few people are aware how species-rich, beautiful and diverse this group is. Het Nachtvlinderboek describes all 905...

640 pages | colour photos | KNNV Uitgeverij
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#247580
Sep-2019
9789050117043
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Jagbir Singh Kirti(Author), Kailash Chandra(Author), Abhinav Saxena(Author), Navneet Singh(Author)

The family Geometridae is the second most species rich taxon in the order Lepidoptera. It is known by 23,002 species from the world and 2041 species from India. Geometrid Moths of India covers a total of 150 species under 100 genera belonging to...

296 pages | colour photos | Nature Books India
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#247581
2019
9789382258247
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Aleksandr Pisanenko(Author), Giedrius Švitra(Author), Vladimir Piskunov(Author)

The aim of this checklist of the Lepidoptera of Belarus is aimed at eliminating shortcomings in a previous 1976 catalogue, and should incentivize future study of the Lepidoptera fauna of the region.

128 pages | Lepidopterologisk Forening
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#247606
2019
9781565812314
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The Cuban Landshells Queen
Adrián González-Guillén(Author)

This book follows the author's two earlier monographs, Polymita: The Most Beautiful Land Snail of the World and Liguus: The Flamboyant Tree Snails. Like those books, this is a complete study of the shells of the Cuban terrestrial mollusks in the...

165 pages | colour & b/w photos, maps | MdM Publishing
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#247612
2019
9780984714070
£170.00
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Donato A Grasso(Author)

An ant colony is an organized, efficient, autonomous, collaborative microcosm. A superorganism where individuals, by obeying simple rules, make complex collective behaviours emerge. Thus, thousands of ant species have colonized all corners of the...

272 pages | Zanichelli Editore
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#247664
2018
9788808620880
£25.99
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Robert T Dillon, Jr.(Author), Matthew Ashton(Author), Will Reeves(Author), Thomas Smith(Author), Timothy Stewart(Author), Brian Watson(Author)

In this volume the authors report the results of the largest-scale inventory of freshwater snails ever conducted in the United States. They have reviewed and synthesized macrobenthic collections taken by ten natural resource agencies, malacological...

212 pages | colour illustrations, b/w distribution maps | Robert T. Dillon (privately published)
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#247683
2019
9780960084302
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Paolo Rosa(Author), Arkadiy S Lelej(Author), Sergey A Belokobylskij(Author), Nikolay B Vinokurov(Author), Liubov A Zaytseva(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...

360 pages | 178 colour photos, 60 b/w line drawings, distribution maps | Museum Witt
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#247697
2019
£54.99
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Robert T Dillon, Jr.(Author)

Populations of basommatophoran pulmonate snails are common and widespread throughout American freshwaters, especially in lakes, ponds, ditches, and calmer riverine margins. They are typically weedy in their life history adaptation, fast-growing and...

226 pages | Robert T. Dillon (privately published)
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#247698
2019
9780960084319
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Mechanisms and Ecological Significance
Peter N Witt(Author), Jerome S Rovner(Author)

A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library. Originally published in 1982.Concentrating on the complex spider communication system, this book assembles the most recent multidisciplinary advances of leading researchers from many...

452 pages | Princeton University Press
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#247712
2014
9780691614533
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#247711
2016
9780691642154
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Robert T Dillon, Jr.(Author)

The rivers, lakes, and streams of North America are inhabited by a diverse assortment of gill-bearing freshwater snail populations collectively called "prosobranchs." Prosobranchs are typically longer-living and slower-growing than the more...

270 pages | Robert T. Dillon (privately published)
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#247714
2019
9780960084326
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Robert T Dillon, Jr.(Author)

Freshwater snails are common and familiar inhabitants of rivers, lakes, and streams throughout North America. In some environments they comprise the majority of the macroinvertebrate biomass, significantly influencing community composition, energy...

268 pages | Robert T. Dillon (privately published)
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#247715
2019
9780960084333
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Augusto Degiovanni(Author), Paolo Magrini(Author)

The first and most important Italian monograph on the beetle genus Trechus. All species and subspecies are represented by excellent colour photographs. For a better identification of each species, the photo of the specimen is accompanied by one or...

274 pages | 166 plates with colour photos; 80 colour distribution maps | Natura Edizioni Scientifiche
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#247723
2019
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Wildlife Art

22 Pull-Out Posters
Maria Sybilla Merian(Illustrator), Stella Christiansen(Author)

A must-have for botanical art enthusiasts and Maria Sibylla Merian fans, this gorgeous collection of frameable reproductions is blooming with colour and meticulous detail.More than three centuries after Maria Sibylla Merian established herself as a...

46 pages | 22 posters with colour illustrations | Prestel
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#247640
Sep-2019
9783791386003
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Habitats & Ecosystems

Francesco Ferrini(Editor), Cecil C Konijnendijk van den Bosch(Editor), Alessio Fini(Editor)

More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of...

547 pages | 81 b/w photos, 244 b/w illustrations, 29 tables | Earthscan
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#247673
Jul-2019
9780367352387
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#239508
2017
9781138647282
£170.00
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Walking in Canada's Urban Forests
Ariel Gordon(Author)

With intimacy and humour award-winning poet Ariel Gordon walks us through the streets of Winnipeg and into the urban forest that is, to her, the city's heart. Along the way she shares with us the lives of these urban trees, from the grackles and...

160 pages | Wolsak and Wynn Publishers
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#247465
2019
9781928088752
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Michael Laumanns(Editor)

The complete account of all international speleological expeditions to Cambodia up till 2017, replacing Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte volumes 6, 34, 64, and 70. Features 222 caves with a total of 28.5 km of passages. Full biospeleological...

271 pages | colour photos, b/w maps, tables | Speläoclub Berlin
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#247476
2019
£14.99
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A Common Ground Handbook
Robin Walter(Author), Richard Mabey(Foreword By)

Trees and woods offer great potential for rebuilding our wider relationship with nature, reinforcing local identity and sustaining wildlife. Living with Trees is a powerful call for more trees in our lives. It is a cornucopia of artwork, useful...

280 pages | illustrations | Little Toller Books
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#247516
Aug-2019
9781908213730
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Ecology and Management
PT van der Walt(Editor)

17 of South Africa's most prominent bush experts share their knowledge about conservation and management of the Bushveld, its geology and soil, veld and plants, timber and age-old trees, survival and usage of the veld in historical times,...

160 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Briza Publications
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#247517
2019
9781875093946
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Past, Present and Future
Ola M Johannessen(Author), Leonid Bobylev(Author), Elena V Shalina(Author), Stein Sandven(Author)

Sea Ice in the Arctic provides in-depth information about the sea ice in the Arctic at scales from paleoenvironmental variability to more contemporary changes during the past and present centuries. The book is based on several decades of research...

580 pages | 183 colour & 90 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247544
Sep-2019
9783030213008
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Responses to a Changing World
Dilwyn Griffiths(Author)

Over the last century, the world has lived through changes more rapid than those experienced at any other time in human history, leading to pressing environmental problems and demands on the world's finite resources. Nowhere is this more evident...

192 pages | 5 illustrations | CRC Press
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#247569
Oct-2019
9780367347895
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#247570
Oct-2019
9780367365080
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Landforms, Trees, and Vegetation
David Alan Charlet(Author)

Nevada is one of the most mountainous states in the US. Yet mapping out exactly where one range begins and another ends has never been done – until now. In Nevada Mountains David Charlet provides maps and descriptions for all 319 mountain...

432 pages | colour photos | University of Utah Press
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#247693
Dec-2019
9781607817277
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Natural History

The Life of an Independent Scientist
James Lovelock(Author)

The 2019 paperback is a new edition in the year of James Lovelock's 100th birthday.With over fifty patents to his name and innumerable awards and accolades, James Lovelock is a distinguished and original thinker who has been widely recognized by...

428 pages | b/w photos | Profile Books
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#247555
2019
9781788164603
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#212836
2014
9780285642553
£17.99
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Journeys into Prehistoric Britain
James Canton(Author)

Take a journey into our ancient past. Explore a long-lost landscape and gradually discover the minds, beliefs and cultural practices of those souls who lived on these lands thousands of years before you.Travelling the length and breadth of Britain,...

344 pages | William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)
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#247633
2017
9780008175207
£19.99
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Dirk Hilbers(Author)

The remote region of Extremadura in south-western Spain is characterised by gently rolling hills with a savannah-like landscape, suddenly interspersed with rugged mountain chains and steep river gorges. It is a wild, thinly populated area with vast...

224 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | KNNV Uitgeverij
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#247585
Sep-2019
9789491648182
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Land's End to John o' Groats on Foot
Andy Robinson(Author)

This guidebook to UK's ultimate challenge walk, the End to End, describes a 1956 km (1215 mile) walking route from Land's End in Cornwall to John o' Groats in Scotland's far north – the two points on mainland Britain that are...

408 pages | 70 colour photos, 170 colour maps | Cicerone Press
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#247547
Sep-2019
9781852849337
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Hans Simon Holtzbecker(Illustrator), Hanne Kolind Poulsen(Contributor)

Very little is known about the Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig. The album now resides at Statens...

247 pages | 178 plates with 400 colour illustrations | Prestel
Scotland's Wild Heart
Stephen Moss(Author), Laurie Campbell(Illustrator), Gordon Buchanan(Foreword By)

In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands.This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains...

272 pages | 300 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#247532
Sep-2019
9781472969392
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#226292
2016
9781472919007
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Books & Birds
Alex Preston(Author), Neil Gower(Illustrator)

When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds...

200 pages | colour illustrations | Corsair (Little, Brown and Company Imprint)
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#247686
Sep-2019
9781472155146
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#235385
2017
9781472152244
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Richard Powers(Author)

A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late...

502 pages | Vintage
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#247620
2019
9781784708245
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#243503
2018
9781785151637
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A Family's Safari
Jaisal Singh(Author), Anjali Singh(Author), Valmik Thapar(Author), Sanjna Kapoor(Author), Hamir Thapar(Author), Sujan Singh(Author), Amit Kaur Singh(Author)

The Magical Mara is the story of a family’s safari in this wilderness, spanning 23 days, in three different parts of the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya and co-authored by three generations ranging from the ages of 66 to...

295 pages | colour photos | Sujan Art
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#247398
2018
9788192158648
£99.99
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Field Studies Council (FSC)(Author)

A brand new Spotters Guide to Garden Wildlife for 2019. Head out into the garden and peer among the flowers, grasses and plant pots. Can you find all 80 Nature Spots? From birds and butterflies to pollinators and plants, each one will win you a...

52 pages | colour photos | Field Studies Council (FSC)
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#247449
2019
9781908819475
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A Journal of West Country Waters
Lynne Roper(Author), Tanya Shadrick(Editor)

Set on Dartmoor and the Devon coasts, the book records the adventures of visionary wild swimmer and west country NHS paramedic, the late Lynne Roper. For five years, between surviving breast cancer and dying of a brain tumour in 2016, Lynne took...

208 pages | The Selkie Press
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#247473
2018
9781527221987
£8.99
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The Small Joy of Putting One Foot in Front of Another
Kate Humble(Author)

"I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always...

304 pages | Aster
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#247474
2019
9781783253159
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#247475
2018
9781912023646
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Kathleen Jamie(Author)

Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In the shifting sand dunes of a Scottish shoreline, impressively preserved hearths and homes of...

240 pages | 10 b/w photos | Sort of Books
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#247478
Sep-2019
9781908745811
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A Journey Through Gypsy Britain
Damian Le Bas(Author)

'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her...

320 pages | Vintage
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#247479
2019
9781784704131
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Max Porter(Author)

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the...

224 pages | Faber & Faber
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#247483
2019
9780571340286
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Luke Turner(Author)

After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to return – depression and guilt surrounding his identity as a bisexual man, experiences of sexual...

288 pages | Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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#247485
2019
9781474607155
£16.99
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Voices from the Riverside
Neil Sentance(Author), Jonathan Gibbs(Illustrator), Richard Benson(Foreword By)

Neil Sentance revisits his native Lincolnshire riverlands and fields, farms and market towns, to explore the history of his family and the landscape which shaped them. But this is not a lament for a lost world. Peopled by characters forgotten by...

80 pages | colour & b/w photos | Little Toller Books
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#247488
2014
9781908213235
£9.99
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Barbara Jones(Author)

Twit and Howlet are twins. They are the youngest members of the extended Owl family, who all live together in an oak tree called The Pines. After dinner one day, while the family are arguing around the T.V. downstairs, the twins clamber into the...

48 pages | colour illustrations | Little Toller Books
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#247489
2015
9781908213358
£9.99
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Jon Feilberg(Author), Kristian Torben Rasmussen(Author)

Naturguide Island is the book for anyone with an interest in Iceland's magnificent nature. It tells of Iceland's nature and the birds, animals and plants you can experience in the country; all illustrated with excellent photos,...

272 pages | colour photos | Gyldendal
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#247490
2019
9788702278620
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Exploring the Human Body
Editors Phaidon(Editor)

Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body is a visually compelling survey of more than 5,000 years of image-making. Through 300 remarkable works, selected and curated by an international panel of anatomists, curators, academics, and specialists, the book...

352 pages | colour illustrations | Phaidon Press
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#247494
Sep-2019
9780714879888
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Robert Atkinson(Author), Hamish Haswell-Smith(Introduction By)

In July 1935, Robert Atkinson and John Ainslie set out on an ornithological search for the rare Leach's Fork-tailed Petrel. Their search was to last for twelve years and to take them from their Oxford base to many of the remote and often deserted...

390 pages | 32 plates with b/w photos; 7 b/w maps | Birlinn Publishing
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#247503
2019
9781912476428
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The Story of an Expedition
Christopher Grey-Wilson(Author)

ln 1971 an expedition set out overland from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew on a nine-month exploration to study the plant wealth of Afghanistan. Setting off in late January the joumey crossed Europe and Turkey, lingering in lran for several weeks...

272 pages | 500 colour photos | Christopher Grey-Wilson (privately published)
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#247507
2019
9781527228672
£35.99
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Lost and Found on the River Thames
Lara Maiklem(Author)

Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These...

336 pages | Bloomsbury Circus (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#247537
2018
9781408889213
£16.99
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British Antarctic Survey (BAS)(Author)

This map is at 1:4,000,000 scale covering a region not previously covered on one map sheet. There is a large information sheet on the reverse with topical information about the Arctic, produced by the UK Natural Environment Research Council Arctic...

colour photos, colour illustrations; 2 colour maps, scale 1:4,000,000 | British Antarctic Survey
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#247546
2019
9780856652226
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#247545
2019
9780856652219
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Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands
John D Burns(Author)

"Bring back the lynx? Over my dead body!"A mutter passed through the crowd of environmental protestors, and Rory stepped forward. "Your hunting has destroyed our hills and left them treeless wastes, devoid of wildlife. It's time...

320 pages | Vertebrate Publishing
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#247560
Sep-2019
9781912560264
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Head out into the countryside and explore the fields, hedgerows and waysides. Can you find all 80 Nature Spots? From ladybirds and squirrels to wild flowers and animal tracks, each one will win you a bronze, silver or gold medal. There are Nature...

50 pages | colour photos | Field Studies Council (FSC)
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#247574
2019
9781908819482
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Richard A Bradley(Author)

Sited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark study,...

388 pages | 130 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247578
2019
9781108412476
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#247577
2019
9781108419925
£89.99
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Matthew Shindell(Author)

Harold C. Urey (1893–1981) was one of the most famous American scientists of the twentieth century. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1934 for his discovery of deuterium and heavy water, Urey later participated in the Manhattan Project and NASA's...

248 pages | 12 b/w photos | University of Chicago Press
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#247596
Oct-2019
9780226662084
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My Career in Alaska Wildlife Management and Conservation
David R Klein(Author), Karen Brewster(Editor)

This is an innovative and collaborative life history of one of Alaska's pioneering wildlife biologists. David R. Klein has been a leader in promoting habitat studies across wildlife research in Alaska, and this is his first-hand account of how...

450 pages | 129 b/w photos | University of Alaska Press
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#247600
Aug-2019
9781602233911
£26.99
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Ralph Waldo Emerson(Author)

A collection of essays from the father of the American transcendentalism.Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous essay Nature declared that understanding nature was the key to understanding God and reality, and laid the groundwork for transcendentalism. His...

320 pages | Gibbs M. Smith Inc
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#247607
Aug-2019
9781423652694
£12.99
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How the Future Shapes Our Past
Sarah Parcak(Author)

National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the exciting new world of space archaeology, a growing field that is sparking extraordinary discoveries from ancient civilizations across the globe.In Archaeology from...

288 pages | illustrations | Henry Holt
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#247635
2019
9781250198280
£29.99
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Clarence Bicknell(Author)

Clarence Bicknell was an artist, author, traveller, botanist, archaeologist, pastor and humanist. This is a facsimile album of rare beauty and cultural significance containing intricate and flowing flower paintings. Clarence is considered one of the...

256 pages | Matador
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#247646
2018
9781788037969
£79.99
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A Natural History of Love and Loss
Margaret Renkl(Author), Billy Renkl(Illustrator)

From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family – and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an...

248 pages | 20 colour illustrations | Milkweed Editions
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#247679
2019
9781571313782
£17.99
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In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and the Footprint of HS2
Gail Simmons(Author)

Travel writer and journalist Gail Simmons follows in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson as she walks from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to Tring in Hertfordshire via Great Missenden and Wendover, tracing not only the changes in the landscape...

192 pages | Bradt Travel Guides
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#247681
2019
9781784770808
£11.99
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Ben Hoare(Author)

This compendium of amazing rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals will wow children and many adults, too. With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something...

224 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Dorling Kindersley
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#247710
Sep-2019
9780241386217
£19.99
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Reference

Its Story and Its Significance
Eric R Scerri(Author)

The periodic table of elements is among the most recognizable image in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of science. In this new edition, Eric Scerri offers readers a complete and updated history...

408 pages | 57 b/w photos, 17 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press USA
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#247411
Oct-2019
9780190914363
£22.99
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Helmut F van Emden(Author)

This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae for the average biology student. Written in a lively and engaging style, Statistics for Terrified Biologists, 2nd Edition draws on the author's 30 years of lecturing experience to teach...

360 pages | b/w illustrations, tables | Wiley-Blackwell
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#247510
Aug-2019
9781119563679
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Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Charles L Adler(Author)

From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas – for instance, could Mr....

378 pages | 23 b/w illustrations, 9 tables | Princeton University Press
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#247708
Nov-2019
9780691196374
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#207512
2016
9780691147154
£23.99
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Graham Lawton(Author), Jennifer Daniel(Illustrator), Stephen Hawking(Introduction By)

From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle...

312 pages | b/w illustrations | John Murray
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#247691
Sep-2019
9781473696266
£9.99
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#240109
2018
9781473629356
£12.99
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#240107
2016
9781473629257
£24.99
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Their History and Meaning
Graham Flegg(Author)

Originally published in 1983.Much in our daily lives is defined in numerical terms-from the moment we wake in the morning and look at the clock to dialing a phone or paying a bill. But what exactly is a number? When did man begin to count and record...

304 pages | Dover Publications
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#247370
2003
9780486421650
£17.99
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Steven Weinberg(Author)

For more than four decades, one of the most captivating and celebrated science communicators of our time has challenged the public to think carefully about the foundations of nature and the inseparable entanglement of science and society. In Third...

240 pages | Belknap Press
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#247468
2018
9780674975323
£20.95
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The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
Andrew Chaikin(Author)

When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant leap for mankind' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 240,000 miles away. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews...

686 pages | 16 plates with b/w photos | Penguin Books
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#247496
2019
9780241363157
£12.99
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The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon
David Baker(Author)

Long has the moon captured the imagination of world; from science fiction to astrology; howling wolves to lunar calendars.To President John F. Kennedy, however, the moon was a destination. To put a man on the moon would be to challenge Russia's...

192 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations | Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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#247498
2019
9781788885232
£14.99
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Markus J Aschwanden(Author)

This is a follow-on book to the introductory textbook Physics of the Solar Corona previously published in 2004 by the same author, which provided a systematic introduction and covered mostly scientific results from the pre-2000 era. Using a similar...

714 pages | 170 colour & 59 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247499
2019
9783030139544
£119.99
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Kevin H Baines(Editor), F Michael Flasar(Editor), Norbert Krupp(Editor), Tom Stallard(Editor)

The Cassini Orbiter mission, launched in 1997, has provided state-of-the-art information into the origins and workings of Saturn. Drawing from new discoveries and scientific insight from the mission, Saturn in the 21st Century provides a detailed...

448 pages | 32 plates with 77 colour photos and colour illustrations; 189 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247500
2018
9781107106772
£120.00
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Philip Judge(Author)

The Sun, as our nearest star, is of enormous importance for life on Earth – providing the warm radiation and light which allowed complex life to evolve. The Sun plays a key role in influencing our climate, whilst solar storms and high-energy...

144 pages | 34 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247521
Feb-2020
9780198832690
£8.99
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Conservation & Biodiversity

Pierre Comizzoli(Editor), Janine L Brown(Editor), William V Holt(Editor), Tom Lovejoy(Foreword By)

This second edition emphasizes the environmental impact on reproduction, with updated chapters throughout as well as complete new chapters on species such as sharks and rays. This is a wide-ranging book that will be of relevance to anyone involved in...

558 pages | 46 colour & 12 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247653
Sep-2019
9783030236328
£179.99
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Justin Garson(Editor), Anya Plutynski(Editor), Sahotra Sarkar(Editor)

Biological diversity – or 'biodiversity' – is the degree of variation of life within an ecosystem. It is a relatively new topic of study but has grown enormously in recent years. Because of its interdisciplinary nature the very...

364 pages | 8 tables | Routledge
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#247642
Sep-2019
9780367370497
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#234128
2016
9781138827738
£190.00
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And Other Land Invertebrates of New Zealand
Andrew Crowe(Author)

Identifying New Zealand's insects, spiders and other land invertebrates is made simple with this new guide. Over 300 life-size colour photographs make it fun for all the family to learn more about the natural world of New Zealand.

32 pages | 300+ colour photos | Penguin Books New Zealand
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#247409
1999
9780140283457
£24.99
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Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)(Editor)

The volume on vertebrates is the first volume in the current series of German Red Lists. Since the publication of the last Red List in 1998, the methodological foundations have been further developed together with the authors. The classification is...

386 pages | illustrations | Landwirtschaftsverlag
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#247427
2009
9783784350332
£49.99
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Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)(Editor)

Red Lists are today an indispensable part of public discussion. They serve to inform about endangered species, point out the need for action and research, and increase the political significance of nature conservation. This series, published by the...

240 pages | illustrations | Landwirtschaftsverlag
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#247428
2014
9783784353302
£49.99
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Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)(Editor)

Volume 4 of the Red List is the second part of Germany's updated nationwide Red List of invertebrates. It comprises 17 groups of animals: drain flies, sandflies, solitary or trickle midges, meniscus midges and phantom midges or glassworms...

602 pages | illustrations | Landwirtschaftsverlag
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#247436
2016
9783784354743
£74.99
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Nigel Pitman(Editor), Corine Vriesendorp(Editor), Diana Alvira Reyes(Editor), Ashwin Ravikumar(Editor), Álvaro del Campo(Editor), Douglas F Stotz(Editor), Lesley de Souza(Editor), Tyana Wachter(Editor), Alejandra Salazar Molano(Editor), Rodrigo Botero García(Editor), Arelis Arciniegas(Editor), Joy Peplinski(Editor)

In October 2016 a multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities in and around the La Lindosa, Capricho, and Cerritos outcrops in lowland Amazonian...

262 pages | 24 plates with colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps; b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables | Chicago Field Museum of Natural History
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#247471
2018
9780982841976
£49.99
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Yvette Verner(Author)

Inspired by the idea of doing something positive for their local environment, Yvette Verner and her husband Mike bought a small field close to their home in the south of England. With the bountiful assistance of nature they created a flower meadow...

144 pages | colour photos | Green Books
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#247514
Sep-2019
9780857845245
£12.99
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Nigel Pitman(Editor), Corine Vriesendorp(Editor), Diana Alvira Reyes(Editor), Theresa Miller(Editor), Ana Cristina Soares Lemos(Editor), Álvaro del Campo(Editor), Douglas F Stotz(Editor), Lesley de Souza(Editor), Tyana Wachter(Editor), Ellen Woodward(Editor), Alejandra Salazar Molano(Editor), Adriana Vásquez Cerón(Editor), Elio Matapi Yucuna(Editor), Rodrigo Botero García(Editor), Felipe Samper(Editor)

In April 2018, a large multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities around the junction of the Caguán and Caquetá Rivers in the lowland...

452 pages | 13 plates with colour photos; 14 b/w illustrations | Chicago Field Museum of Natural History
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#247553
2019
9780982841983
£22.99
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Nature and Conservation in the City, the Country, and the Wild
TR Shankar Raman(Author)

Wild – untamed, hostile, remote. Yet, wild can be gentle, welcoming, and inspiring, too. This is the wild that preoccupies biologist Shankar Raman as he writes about trees and bamboos, hornbills and elephants, leopards and myriad other species....

508 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247613
2019
9780199494743
£34.99
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Tim R New(Author)

Australia's varied grasslands have suffered massive losses and changes since European settlement, and those changes continue under increasingly intensive human pressures for development and agricultural production. The values of native grasslands...

233 pages | 47 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247641
Sep-2019
9783030227791
£119.99
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Best of Rewilding Earth 2018
John Davis(Editor), Susan Morgan(Editor)

Rewilding is restoring natural processes and species, then stepping back so that nature can express its own will. In essence, rewilding means giving the land back to wildlife and wildlife back to the land. Recalling the late great Wild Earth journal,...

276 pages | Essex Editions
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#247680
2019
9781733519014
£29.99
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Ornithology

The Birds of Florida
Roger Bansemer(Author), Bill Renc(Author)

Created by two longtime Floridians, this is a beautiful hand-illustrated guide to Florida's many birds and their habitats. Award-winning artists Roger Bansemer and Bill Renc capture these creatures in detailed watercolour portraits and familiar...

130 pages | 150+ colour illustrations | Echo Point Books & Media
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#247495
2019
9781635617856
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Bird Migrations in the Central Flyway
Paul A Johnsgard(Author)

The great North-South migratory pathway across the North American Great Plains – from the tropic wintering grounds to the high arctic breeding areas – is analyzed for the first time. Describes 114 U.S. and 21 Canadian localities of...

248 pages | 49 b/w illustrations, 7 b/w maps | Zea Books
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#247639
2012
9781609620288
£15.99
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Phil Gregory(Author), Richard Allen(Illustrator)

For any naturalist, the name 'New Guinea' conjures up one group of animals above all others – the sensational birds of paradise, renowned for their dazzling and diverse plumages. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds, the first comprehensive...

416 pages | 40 plates with colour illustrations; colour photos, colour distribution maps | Christopher Helm
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#107138
Jan-2020
9780713660272
£39.99
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Origins and Meanings
Ian Fraser(Author), Jeannie Gray(Author)

This second edition of Australian Bird Names is a completely updated checklist of Australian birds and the meanings behind their common and scientific names, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!For each species, the authors examine...

368 pages | b/w illustrations | CSIRO
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#247618
Sep-2019
9781486311637
£46.95
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Andrew Crowe(Author), Dave Gunson(Illustrator)

A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand's land birds. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which New Zealand Bird?, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential...

56 pages | colour illustrations | Penguin Books New Zealand
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#247402
2007
9780143006190
£16.99
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Andrew Crowe(Author), Dave Gunson(Illustrator)

Use best-selling author Andrew Crowe's method to identify New Zealand birds by size and habitat in this simple, illustrated guide that will appeal to children and adults alike. Which bird is it? Simply note where you spotted the bird and how big...

96 pages | colour illustrations | Penguin Books New Zealand
Paperback
#247426
2001
9780141006352
£24.99
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A Season with Geese
Stephen Rutt(Author)

In the autumn of 2018 Stephen Rutt and his partner moved to a house near the Solway Firth in Dumfries. As they settled into their new home thousands of pink-footed geese were arriving on the Firth from the Arctic Circle to make it their winter home....

224 pages | Elliott & Thompson
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#247433
Sep-2019
9781783964543
£12.99
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Li Qinwei(Author)

This book introduces 470 species birds in Northeast China with more than 1000 illustrations. This is the most complete book to record birds of Northeast China.Summary in...

471 pages | 1000+ colour photos | Liaoning Normal University Press
Hardback
#247554
2009
9787811037395
£125.00
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A Guide to Nature's Most Mysterious Birds
Lochlainn Seabrook(Author)

What makes owls unique among our planet's 10,000 bird species? The Concise Book of Owls, by award-winning writer-naturalist and historian Lochlainn Seabrook, readily answers this and many other questions about these enchanting beneficial...

150 pages | 175 colour photos and b/w illustrations | Sea Raven Press
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#247658
2019
9781943737796
£23.99
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#247659
2019
9781943737802
£35.99
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Botany

Robert H Mohlenbrock(Author), Paul W Nelson(Illustrator)

In this second volume on the aster family, botanist Robert H. Mohlenbrock recognizes 133 species in 42 genera, as well as 7 hybrids and 29 lesser taxa. Flowering Plants: Asteraceae, Part 2 provides an easy-to-use key to the genera and species and a...

306 pages | 130 b/w line drawings | Southern Illinois University Press
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#247211
2019
9780809337293
£32.50
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Kadota Yūichi(Author), Azegami Nōryoku(Editor), Hirano Takahisa(Illustrator)

This field guide has been updated with the latest findings. It introduces about 1,100 species of wild flowers growing on plains, seaside and hills with some 2500 photos and descriptions. The content has been reorganized based on the latest DNA...

664 pages | ~2500 colour photos | Yama to Keikousha
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#247472
2013
9784635070195
£69.99
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David M Watson(Author), Robyn Hulley(Illustrator)

Mistletoes are an enigmatic group of plants. Lacking roots and depending on other plants for their livelihood, they have inspired a range of beliefs throughout the world. Some people regard them as being endowed with magical properties, others as...

224 pages | 130 colour photos, 51 colour illustrations | CSIRO
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#247643
Sep-2019
9781486310937
£51.50
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An Annotated Checklist
Fabio Conti(Author), Fabrizio Bartolucci(Author)

The Vascular Flora of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (Central Italy) provides an updated list of the vascular flora of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, incorporating the latest nomenclatural and floristic findings. The...

160 pages | 80 colour illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247665
2016
9783319384634
£74.99
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#217459
2015
9783319097008
£109.99
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Michalis Loizides(Author), Thomas Kyriacou(Author), Andreas Tziakoures(Author)

This photographic identification guide provides descriptions for the edible and toxic species found on the island of Cyprus. With the island home to more than 2,000 species from the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Middle East, the selection is...

304 pages | colour photos | Moufflon Bookshop
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#234083
2011
9789963738007
£59.99
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An Exploration of Aztec Plants
Arthur O Tucker(Author), Jules Janick(Author)

The Voynich Codex is one the most fascinating and bizarre manuscripts in the world. The manuscript (potentially equivalent to 232 pages), or more properly a codex, consists of many foldout pages. It has been divided by previous researchers into...

244 pages | 190 colour & 10 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#246849
Aug-2019
9783030193768
£149.99
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The Happy Couple
John Pilbeam(Author)

A book illustrating with 144 photos all the species of these two recently amalgamated cactus genera for the benefit of enthusiasts, to enable them to decide which they might wish to add to their collections.

100 pages | 144 colour photos | John Pilbeam (privately published)
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#247360
2019
£39.99
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Unravelled
John Pilbeam(Author)

The recent amalgamation of these cactus genera has left some confusion with enthusiasts for them. This book illustrates with 240 photos the species of these three separately to show the similarities or differences of the various species in order to...

129 pages | 240 colour photos | John Pilbeam (privately published)
Hardback
#247362
2019
£39.99
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Uday Chand Basak(Author), Pragyan Aparichita Patra(Author), Rebecca Nayar(Foreword By)

From the foreword:"The State of Odisha, due to its varied agro-climatic conditions, is enriched with vegetation and trees bearing wild edible fruits. These wild fruits are consumed largely by local inhabitants, particularly tribals. They have a...

71 pages | colour & b/w illustrations, 1 colour map | Regional Plant Resource Centre, India
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#247383
2019
9783319867304
£57.99
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Fungi of Subarnarekha Mangrove Ecosystem
Nibha Gupta(Author), Kiran Mohapatra(Author), Sonali Sandeepta(Author), Soumyashree Nayak(Author), Rebecca Nayar(Foreword By)

From the foreword:"Fungi are heterotrophs which flourish in various terrestrial, aquatic, freshwater and marine environments. They are saprophytic, parasitic or pathogenic and are able to proliferate on materials originated from animal, plant...

54 pages | Regional Plant Resource Centre, India
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#247394
2019
9788192779171
£44.99
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Andrew Crowe(Author)

A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand native trees. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which Native? series, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for...

56 pages | colour illustrations | Penguin Books New Zealand
Paperback
#247401
2007
9780143007111
£17.99
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And Other Common Plants of New Zealand's Native Forest
Andrew Crowe(Author)

Identifying native trees and other common plants of New Zealand's native forest can be fun for all the family with this new pictorial guide.Match leaves, flowers, seeds, berries and bark against beautiful, life-sized photographs for fast,...

32 pages | colour photos | Penguin Books New Zealand
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#247410
2000
9780140295603
£24.99
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A Simple Guide to the Identification, Ecology and Uses of New Zealand's Native Trees
Andrew Crowe(Author)

This new re-written edition of the best-selling New Zealand classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes,...

64 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Penguin Books New Zealand
Paperback
#247418
2009
9780143008996
£19.99
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Marselin R Almeida(Author), Naresh Chaturvedi(Author)

This book shows colour plates with close-up insets of flowers, fruit or leaves of the trees of Mumbai. These are accompanied by short but accurate texts that provide thumbnail information on 108 tree species. In addition to botany and...

249 pages | colour photos | Bombay Natural History Society
Hardback
#247423
2006
9788190264747
£49.99
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Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens
Michael A Dirr(Author), Keith S Warren(Author)

The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture – Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new...

940 pages | 2745 colour photos | Timber Press
Hardback
#247425
2019
9781604697148
£59.99
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The First 3D Book on Herbs

Photo identification guide to 100 herbs found in the Tamil Nadu state in Southeast India. Each species account includes a description and methods of use. 3D viewing glasses are included.

200 pages | colour photos, viewing glasses | Dr.J.Raamachandran
Hardback
#247441
2019
£39.99
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Nyctaginaceae-Ceratophyllaceae
Thammineni Pullaiah(Author), S Sandhya Rani(Author), Subbiah Karuppusamy(Author)

In the present volume systematic enumeration of families Nyctaginaceae to Ceratophyllaceae is given. Families are arranged according to Bentham and Hooker’s system with incorporation of recent changes. Under each family key to the genera,...

439 pages | plates with colour photos; b/w line drawings | Regency Publications
Hardback
#247460
2019
9789388982023
£110.00
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Plant-Based Medicine for a Calmer, Healthier Life
Alys Fowler(Author)

It's too easy to turn to the pharmacy when we're stressed, sick or feeling under the weather, but what if you turned to your garden instead?For thousands of years, people who had no access to clinical medicine knew how to boost their...

304 pages | Michael Joseph
Hardback
#247484
2019
9780241368336
£19.99
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Rick Hoeksema(Author), Wil Leurs(Author), Heilien Tonckens(Author)

"Stinzenplant" is a Dutch term for root vegetables and tuberous, bulbous plants that have been imported into the Netherlands from the 16th century onwards, a close English description would be ornamental exotics. Originally they grew around...

144 pages | colour photos | KNNV Uitgeverij
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#247582
Dec-2019
9789050117104
£21.99
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Nico Dam(Author), Thomas W Kuyper(Author)

From gilled mushroom to boletes, to ascomycetes, coral or club fungi (clavarioid fungi) and Tremellales: the Netherlands is rich in fungi. Those who want to know more about this fungal diversity can now turn to the Basisgids Paddenstoelen. This clear...

144 pages | colour photos | KNNV Uitgeverij
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#247584
Aug-2019
9789050117074
£21.99
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Inventory and Identification Guide
Elizabeth Retief(Author), Nicole L Meyer(Author), Gideon F Smith(Author)

Plants of the Free State: Inventory and Identification Guide seeks to assist in the identification of plants, to provide essential information as well as pleasure and to stimulate and promote an interest in the plants of the Free State, a province of...

1246 pages | colour photos | South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)
Hardback
#247593
2017
9781928224150
£49.99
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JS Boatwright(Author), Patricia May Tilney(Author), Ben-Erik van Wyk(Author)

A taxonomic revision of the genus Calobota Eckl. & Zeyh. (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) is presented. Sixteen species are recognised in the genus. Among these, Calobota namibensis Boatwr. & B.-E.van Wyk is described as new from southwestern...

100 pages | b/w illustrations | South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)
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#247594
2018
9781928224273
£9.99
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John C Manning(Author), Peter Goldblatt(Author)

A taxonomic revision of the genus Drimia in southern Africa, in which we recognise 70 species with 61 endemic to the region. The account includes the new combination D. basutica for the illegitimate D. angustifolia Baker (1897) plus additional...

180 pages | b/w line drawings, distribution maps | South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)
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#247595
2018
9781928224259
£19.99
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Gary B Goldman(Author), Marieka Gryzenhout(Author)

Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms constitute a unique group of organisms. They appear in a staggering variety of shapes, sizes and colours, and identifying them can be difficult. This compact, beautifully illustrated guide is the perfect tool for...

384 pages | 850 colour photos | Random House Struik
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#247599
Aug-2019
9781775846543
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Jamaluddin(Author), MG Goswami(Author), BM Ojha(Author)

This book, intended for mycologists, plant pathologists and fungal taxonomists, provides a complete list of the Indian fungal flora and their hosts, which were recorded from 1989-2001.

326 pages | Scientific Publishers
Hardback
#247608
2018
9788172333546
£84.99
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The Complete Guide
James Compton(Author), Chris Lane(Author), Matthew Pottage(Foreword By)

This book reveals the fascinating horticulture, botany and history of perhaps the most glamorous and spectacular of all hardy garden plants. All five species are described in detail, and there is a key to aid identification. Nearly 100 of the most...

304 pages | colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations | Royal Horticultural Society
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#247619
2019
9781907057885
£44.99
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Gemma Bramley(Editor)

Volume 23 contains information on 50 genera and 304 species of the family Lamiaceae, recognized as native or naturalized in the region; the largest genera are Callicarpa (55 species), Clerodendrum (54 species), Teijsmanniodendron (54 species) and...

444 pages | 46 b/w line drawings | National Parks Board Singapore
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#247622
2019
9789065190192
£99.99
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A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus
Ryan Jacobs(Author)

Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to...

288 pages | Clarkson Potter Publishers
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#247623
2019
9780451495693
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La Fábrica presents in association with the Royal Botanical Garden an exquisite collection of drawings made during the Royal Botanical Expedition of the New Kingdom of Granada, led by José Celestino Mutis, which allowed the collection...

64 pages | colour illustrations | La Fabrica
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#247636
2019
9788417048976
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Madhavi Joshi(Author), Anand Sagar(Author)

India, with its diverse habitats and ecosystems, is a treasure house of biodiversity. The north west Himalayan region is particularly in wild mushrooms. During the last few decades significant advances have been made in the study of medicinal...

161 pages | plates with colour photos; b/w line drawings, tables | SBW Publishers
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#247669
2017
9788185708836
£37.99
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Peter Turis(Author), Jaroslav Košťál(Author)

The popular-educational book Rostliny Karpat outlines the extremely rich and attractive world of Carpathian plants. It presents a selection of 150 botanically significant and more remarkable plants, which represent mainly Carpathian endemic...

320 pages | colour photos, distribution maps | Academia
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#247717
2019
9788020029379
£54.99
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Mammals

Popis, Rozšíření, Ekologie, Ochrana
Miloš Anděra(Author), Jiří Geisler(Author)

The second edition of this comprehensive review of the mammalian fauna of the Czech Republic follows up with its content and graphical presentation on the 2012 edition. As well as data on abundance and conservation status, the most important...

288 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | Academia
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#247720
2019
9788020029942
£59.99
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Power and Poaching in Africa
Keith Somerville(Author)

Despite the 1989 global ivory trade ban, poaching and ivory smuggling have not abated. More than half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similarly alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique...

368 pages | C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
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#247651
Oct-2019
9781787382220
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#239250
2016
9781849046763
£19.99
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Sally Coulthard(Author), Vanessa Lubach(Illustrator)

Please note that this is not a practical handbook to hedgehog conservation or care.Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life's most enduring symbols of the countryside and town...

132 pages | 50 b/w illustrations | Head of Zeus
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#247688
Sep-2019
9781789545876
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#242956
2018
9781788540346
£14.99
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Guadalupe Luiz(Illustrator)

A showcase of unfettered nature and the animal kingdom at its finest, this gorgeous photography book presents lush colour images of the serene and spirited horses of Iceland in the rarefied, dramatic backdrop of their native landscape.

352 pages | 238 colour & b/w photos | TeNeues Publishing UK Ltd
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#247504
Jul-2019
9783961711956
£64.99
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Laurent Baheux(Illustrator)

The French photographer Laurent Baheux dedicates his new book to the "King of the Animals" – the lion. Breathtaking black-and-white images create a powerful portrait of one of the most majestic and endangered species in the...

192 pages | 100 b/w photos | TeNeues Publishing UK Ltd
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#247505
Sep-2019
9783961712342
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A Life Under Threat
Michel Rawicki(Author), Hubert Reeves(Preface By)

A symbol of strength, survival despite hardship and – more recently – the perils of global warming, the polar bear wears many different faces across the world. Polar Bears: A Life Under Threat is an uncompromising exploration of the...

240 pages | colour photos | Antique Collectors Club
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#247513
Sep-2019
9781788840422
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Ole J Liodden(Author)

Given the real impacts global warming has already imposed on polar bear habitat, most people believe polar bears are protected. If they know polar bear hunting occurs, they believe it is minimal, well managed and careful, a traditional practice...

357 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps | Ole J. Liodden (privately published)
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#247518
2019
9788299991018
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The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds
Alfred Fidjestøl(Author)

The compelling biography of Julius – Norway's beloved celebrity chimpanzee who is caught between the human and primate worlds.Julius is a national celebrity, the inspiration behind pop hits and bestselling books.He's also a chimpanzee,...

248 pages | plates with colour photos; 60 b/w photos | Greystone Books
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#247529
Sep-2019
9781771643856
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Tiffany Francis(Author)

Ever wondered why a goat's eyes have rectangular pupils? Or what happened to Thor's goats each day after they finished pulling his thunderous chariot? Do goat's milk, cheese and meat represent more ethical food choices than cow and sheep...

64 pages | colour photos | Shire Publications
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#247682
Jul-2019
9781784423605
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René Rosoux(Author), Charles Lemarchand(Author)

This monograph on the otter deserves a place in every naturalist library: not only are the two authors recognized specialists on this species, they also deliver here an incomparable sum of knowledge, and managed to gather a complete iconography,...

352 pages | colour photos | BIOTOPE
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#247721
2019
9782366622089
£54.99
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Reptiles & Amphibians

320 Million Years of Evolution
Hans-Dieter Sues(Author)

Over 300 million years ago, an early land vertebrate developed an egg that contained the embryo in an amnion, allowing it to be deposited on land. This moment marked the first step in the fascinating and complex evolutionary journey of the reptiles....

416 pages | 236 colour & 120 b/w illustrations | Johns Hopkins University Press
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#247093
Oct-2019
9781421428673
£52.99
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Marine & Freshwater Biology

Bruce B Collette(Author), John Graves(Author), Valerie A Kells(Illustrator)

Tunas and billfishes are peak predators of the oceans. Admired by scientists and naturalists for their speed, grace, unique physiology, and diversity, they are important both ecologically and socioeconomically. Vital sources of food and income for...

352 pages | 241 colour illustrations, 61 maps | Johns Hopkins University Press
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#247149
Oct-2019
9781421431574
£47.50
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How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History
Sunil S Amrith(Author)

Asia's history has been shaped by its waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas – and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers and...

397 pages | b/w photos, b/w maps | Penguin Books
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#246857
Jan-2020
9780141982632
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#244200
2018
9780241247051
£19.99
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A New Edition of the 1822 Monograph, with Reproductions of Unpublished Coloured Illustrations
Francis Hamilton(Author), Ralf Britz(Editor), Rajeev Raghavan(Foreword By), Rohan Pethiyagoda(Foreword By), Sven O Kullander(Foreword By)

Francis Hamilton was born on 15 February 1762 as Francis Buchanan on the estate of Bardowie in the county of East Dunbartonshire in Central Scotland. The basis for Hamilton's monograph on the 'Gangetic Fishes' were descriptions and...

406 pages | 228 plates with colour illustrations; colour photos, colour illustrations | Ray Society
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#247312
Aug-2019
9780903874526
£150.00
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Powers Around the Fish We Love to Conserve
Steven Adolf(Author)

Historically, whenever tuna was hauled ashore, the sounds of battle were never far away. Tuna Wars tells the untold story of the power struggles emerging around tuna, from the distant past to your present-day dinner table.In the ancient past, the...

290 pages | 20 colour & 10 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247543
Sep-2019
9783030206406
£32.99
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Chris Thorogood(Author)

This veritable marine treasure trove of a book is richly illustrated by the author, with fifty of the most beautiful, easily encountered, and sometimes astonishing marine organisms found on British coasts, from seemingly exotic seahorses and...

128 pages | 50 colour photos | Bodleian Library Publishing
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#247568
Sep-2019
9781851245345
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Biology, Monitoring, Management, Culture and Exploitation: Proceedings of the First International Eel Science Symposium
Andy Don(Editor), Paul Coulson(Editor)

The freshwater eels, the Anguillids, have increasingly become the focus of attention for fisheries managers, scientists, researchers, policy makers, conservation bodies and other stakeholders. These species can be seen as a bellwether for issues...

464 pages | 200 colour illustrations | 5M Publishing
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#247576
Oct-2019
9781789180695
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Karl S Matlin(Editor), Jane Maienschein(Editor), Rachel A Ankeny(Editor)

For almost a century and a half, biologists have gone to the seashore to study life. The oceans contain rich biodiversity, and organisms at the intersection of sea and shore provide a plentiful sampling for research into a variety of questions at the...

344 pages | 33 b/w photos, 6 b/w illustrations | University of Chicago Press
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#247589
Dec-2019
9780226672939
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#247588
Dec-2019
9780226672762
£102.00
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Henry W Robison(Author), Thomas M Buchanan(Author)

The second edition of Fishes of Arkansas, in development for more than a decade, is an extensive revision and expansion of the first edition, including reclassifications, taxonomic changes, and descriptions of more than thirty new species.An...

700 pages | 1000+ colour photos and b/w line drawings | University of Arkansas Press
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#247624
Dec-2019
9781682261033
£74.95
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Human Stories from a Changing Sea
Laura Trethewey(Author)

An exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories that explores a vast territory undergoing tremendous change and the people and places facing an uncertain future.On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager...

304 pages | 8 plates with colour photos | Pegasus Books
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#247626
Oct-2019
9781643131986
£21.99
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A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers
Stan L Ulanski(Author)

The California Current – part of the large, swirling North Pacific gyre – flows slowly southward along the west coast of North America, stretching nearly 2,000 miles from southern British Columbia to the tip of Baja California in Mexico....

256 pages | 26 b/w photos, 3 b/w illustrations, 3 b/w maps, 2 tables | University of North Carolina Press
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#247671
Aug-2019
9781469654706
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#247672
2016
9781469628240
£32.50
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Evolutionary Biology

A Modern Synthesis
Glenn C Conroy(Author), Herman Pontzer(Author)

Reconstructing Human Origins is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and popular palaeoanthropology textbook available. Respected anthropologists Glenn Conroy and new coauthor Herman Pontzer use clear writing and abundant, carefully chosen...

672 pages | illustrations | W.W. Norton & Co.
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#247649
2012
9780393912890
£77.99
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Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies
M Jonathan S Hodge(Author)

This is the first of a pair of volumes by Jonathan Hodge, collecting all his most innovative, revisionist and influential papers on Charles Darwin and on the longer run of theories about origins and species from ancient times to the present. The...

350 pages | no illustrations | Routledge
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#247451
2019
9781138375192
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#179440
2008
9780754659389
£120.00
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The Strange and the Familiar
Cathy Willermet(Editor), Sang-Hee Lee(Editor)

Biological anthropology is a diverse field, with countless research methods and techniques in different sub-disciplines. Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology takes a critical perspective to the current state of the field, exploring theory...

400 pages | 24 b/w illustrations, 23 tables | Cambridge University Press
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#247087
Nov-2019
9781108476843
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Yonatan Sahle(Editor), Hugo Reyes-Centeno(Editor), Christian Bentz(Editor)

Despite consensus on Africa’s central place in the evolution of our species, the emergence of modern human populations and their dispersal out of the continent remain controversial topics. In this second installment of the DFG Center for...

360 pages | 71 colour illustrations, 14 tables | Kerns Verlag
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#247356
2019
9783935751308
£49.99
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Katerina Harvati(Editor), Gerhard Jäger(Editor), Hugo Reyes-Centeno(Editor)

The mode and timing of the peopling of the Americas remain highly debated topics, with diverse – and sometimes conflicting – conclusions reached by the scholars from different disciplines. In this first installment of the DFG Center for...

224 pages | 46 illustrations, 17 tables | Kerns Verlag
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#247364
2018
9783935751285
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Nicholas J Conard(Editor), Anne Delagnes(Editor)

This volume presents the research reported at the fourth meeting of Commission 27 of the UISPP on Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. The 22 papers in this volume, which includes contributions in English and in French,...

529 pages | 206 illustrations, 52 tables | Kerns Verlag
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#247365
2010
9783935751100
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Nicholas J Conard(Editor), Anne Delagnes(Editor)

This publication is a reflection of the fifth international meeting of Commission 27 on the Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and the Middle Stone Age of the International Union of Pre- and Protohistoric Sciences, more commonly known...

414 pages | Kerns Verlag
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#247371
2015
9783935751223
£59.99
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Nicholas J Conard(Editor), Fred Wendorf(Editor)

This volume is a reprint of the proceedings of the first international meeting on Middle Palaeolithic and Middle Stone Age Settlement Systems held at the 1996 Congress of the International Union of Pre- and Protohistoric Sciences in Forlí,...

120 pages | 34 illustrations, 12 tables | Kerns Verlag
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#247372
1996
£26.99
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Fossil and Archaeological Evidence of the Lived Lives of Plio-Pleistocene Children
April Nowell(Author)

It is estimated that in prehistoric societies children comprised at least forty to sixty-five percent of the population, yet by default, our ancestral landscapes are peopled by adults who hunt, gather, fish, knap tools and make art. But these adults...

256 pages | b/w illustrations | Oxbow Books
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#247397
Dec-2019
9781789252941
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How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
Donald D Hoffman(Author)

Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality, pioneering cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says no – we see what we need in order to survive. Our visual perceptions are not a window onto reality, Hoffman shows us, but...

272 pages | Allen Lane
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#247508
Aug-2019
9780241262627
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The Unintended Cost of Human Innovation
Sir Peter Gluckman(Author), Mark Hanson(Author)

As humans evolved, we developed technologies to modify our environment, yet these innovations are increasingly affecting our behavior, biology, and society. Now we must figure out how to function in the world we've created.Over thousands of...

240 pages | Harvard University Press
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#247522
Oct-2019
9780674976887
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David B Boles(Author)

Cognitive Evolution provides an in-depth exploration of the history and development of cognition, from the beginning of life on Earth to present-day humans. Drawing together evolutionary and comparative research, this book presents a unique...

350 pages | 84 colour & 26 b/w illustrations, 9 tables | Routledge
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#247533
2019
9780367028558
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#247534
2019
9780367028541
£105.00
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A Long and Social Affair
Kimberley Hockings(Editor), Robin Dunbar(Editor)

Alcohol use has a long and ubiquitous history. The prevailing tendency to view alcohol merely as a 'social problem' or the popular notion that alcohol only serves to provide us with a 'hedonic' high, masks its importance in the social...

240 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247539
Nov-2019
9780198842460
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What We Think and How We Came to Think It
Felipe Fernández-Armesto(Author)

To imagine – to see what is not there – is the startling ability that has fueled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity to refashion the world after the picture in...

480 pages | University of California Press
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#247598
2019
9780520331075
£25.99
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Jun Otsuka(Author)

The central role of mathematical modeling in modern evolutionary theory has raised a concern as to why and how abstract formulae can say anything about empirical phenomena of evolution. This Element introduces existing philosophical approaches to...

75 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#247601
Sep-2019
9781108727853
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Evolution of Life and Landscape in the Cradle of Humankind and Magaliesberg Biosphere
Vincent C Carruthers(Author)

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is the jewel in South Africa's evolutionary crown: an area 'of outstanding universal value', it has attracted world-wide interest and...

160 pages | 350 illustrations | Random House Struik
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#247657
Oct-2019
9781775845973
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Lessons for the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
George R McGhee, Jr.(Author)

Why does a sea lily look like a palm tree? And why is a sea lily called a "lily" when it is a marine animal and not a plant? Many marine animals bear a noticeable similarity in form to land-dwelling plants. And yet these marine animal forms...

336 pages | 20 b/w illustrations | MIT Press
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#247706
Oct-2019
9780262042734
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Biological and Philosophical Reflections
Tobias Uller(Editor), Kevin N Laland(Editor)

Most scientific explanations are causal. This is certainly the case in evolutionary biology, which seeks to explain the diversity of life and the adaptive fit between organisms and their surroundings. The nature of causation in evolutionary biology,...

360 pages | 31 b/w illustrations | MIT Press
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#247707
Sep-2019
9780262039925
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Ecology

Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change
Satish Chandra Garkoti(Editor), Skip J Van Bloem(Editor), Peter Fulé(Editor), Rajeev Semwal(Editor)

The book brings together research topics having a broad focus on human and climate change impacts on the terrestrial ecosystems in the tropics in general and more specifically from the most significant and vulnerable Himalayan ecosystem. A total of...

330 pages | 48 colour & 17 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247654
Sep-2019
9789811382482
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Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits
Jody Butterfield(Author), Sam Bingham(Author), Allan Savory(Author)

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world's grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This third...

249 pages | 23 b/w photos, 47 b/w illustrations, tables | Island Press
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#247430
2019
9781610919760
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A History, Critique & Remodeling
Nathan G Swenson(Author)

Over the past decade, ecologists have increasingly embraced phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary relationships among species. As a result, they have come to discover the field's power to illuminate present ecological patterns and processes....

240 pages | 30 b/w illustrations, 10 tables | University of Chicago Press
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#247548
Nov-2019
9780226671505
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#247549
Nov-2019
9780226671475
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Earth System Sciences

Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution
Martin JS Rudwick(Author)

The science of geology was constructed in the decades around 1800 from earlier practices that had been significantly different in their cognitive goals. In the studies collected here Martin Rudwick traces how it came to be recognised as a new kind of...

350 pages | illustrations | Ashgate
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#247439
2018
9781138382503
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#150406
2004
9780860789581
£110.00
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A Practical Guide
Matthew J Genge(Author)

Learning to draw field sketches is an essential task for geologists, however it is often overlooked. Geological Field Sketches and Illustrations presents simple techniques, useful tips and detailed examples to teach geologists how to draw rocks...

304 pages | 156 illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247174
Dec-2019
9780198835929
£29.99
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DR Nandy(Author)

The first edition of this book was sold out within about a decade of its publication in the year 2001. A recently revised edition of the book is now available. Geological investigations in northeastern India had a brilliant start when the pioneers...

272 pages | 3 plates with colour photos; colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, 1 fold-out colour map (61 × 44 cm folded into 22 × 16 cm) | Scientific Book Centre
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#247404
2017
9788128700095
£64.99
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Samir Kumar Samanta(Author)

This is the first ever book on geomorphological aspects of the Southern Signalila Range, a mountain ridge on the international border between India and Nepal that runs from northwestern West Bengal through Sikkim into the Indian part of the...

137 pages | 24 plates with colour photos; colour illustrations, b/w maps | Rhito Prakashan
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#247405
2018
£42.99
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From Mountaintops to Riverbeds
Gilles Palsky(Author), Jean-Marc Besse(Author), Philippe Grand(Author), Jean-Christophe Bailly(Author)

This is the first book to catalog comparative maps and tableaux that visualize the heights and lengths of the world's mountains and rivers. Produced predominantly in the nineteenth century, these beautifully rendered maps emerged out of the tide...

208 pages | 156 colour illustrations | Princeton Architectural Press
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#247511
Oct-2019
9781616898236
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A Natural History of the Wind
Lyall Watson(Author), Nick Hunt(Introduction By)

Originally published in 1984. Heaven's Breath, the first history of the wind, looks at this ubiquitous and invisible entity from the point of view of geography, biology, physics, sociology, physiology, psychology, history, and philosophy. Lyall...

400 pages | New York Review of Books
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#247605
Aug-2019
9781681373690
£11.99
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Discovering H.M.S. Challenger's Physical Measurements Relating to Ocean Circulation
Frédéric Aitken(Author), Jean-Numa Foulc(Author)

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...

230 pages | Wiley-ISTE
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#247614
2019
9781786303752
£90.95
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Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World
Chris Linder(Illustrator), Eric Scigliano(Author), Robert Max Holmes(Contributor), Susan Natali(Contributor), John Schade(Contributor), Theodore Roosevelt(Afterword by)

Permafrost – dark, ice-flaked, permanently frozen ground that lies under tundra and boreal forests across our northern regions – covers more than 12 percent of the earth's land mass. It exists in places that seem otherworldly and...

176 pages | colour photos | Mountaineers Books
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#247628
Oct-2019
9781680512472
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Brian K Horton(Editor), Andrés Folguera(Editor)

Andean Tectonics addresses the geologic evolution of the Andes Mountains, the prime global example of subduction-related mountain building. The Andes Mountains form one of the most extensive orogenic belts on Earth, spanning approximately an 8,000-km...

711 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Elsevier
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#247647
2019
9780128160091
£155.00
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Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier
Ian Urbina(Author)

The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the...

512 pages | Bodley Head
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#247650
Sep-2019
9781847925855
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Environmental & Social Studies

Matthew P Reynolds(Editor), Robert T Watson(Foreword By)

Current trends in population growth suggest that global food production is unlikely to satisfy future demand under predicted climate change scenarios unless rates of crop improvement are accelerated. In order to maintain food security in the face of...

320 pages | 50 illus | CABI Publishing
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#247424
2017
9781786393081
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#184939
2010
9781845936334
£101.99
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Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse
Richard Douthwaite(Editor), Gillian Fallon(Editor)

Feasta's book Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse draws together many of the ideas our members have developed over the years and applies them to a single question – how can we bring the world out of...

440 pages | The Foundation For the Economics of Sustainability
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#247367
2011
9780954051013
£17.50
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Lynn Long(Editor)

This new book provides comprehensive coverage of the history, genetic improvements, production physiology of growth and cropping, orchard establishment and management, and harvest considerations for sustainable cherry production. Sweet cherries are a...

300 pages | CABI Publishing
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#246214
Dec-2019
9781786398284
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Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources
Randall S Abate(Author)

Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – collectively referred to as "the voiceless" in this work – are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate...

300 pages | Worked examples or Exercises | Cambridge University Press
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#247059
Dec-2019
9781108703222
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#247058
Dec-2019
9781108480116
£84.99
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Richard Maxwell(Author), Toby Miller(Author)

Every day we are inundated by propaganda that claims life will be better once we are connected to digital technology. Poverty, famine, and injustice will end, and the economy will be 'green'. All anyone needs is the latest smartphone.In this...

160 pages | Polity Press
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#247432
Nov-2019
9781509534722
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#247431
Nov-2019
9781509534715
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The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food
Mathilde Cohen(Editor), Yoriko Otomo(Editor), Peter J Atkins(Foreword By)

What is milk? Who is it for, and what work does it do? This collection of articles bring together an exciting group of the world's leading scholars from different disciplines to provide commentaries on multiple facets of the production,...

320 pages | 60 b/w illustrations | Bloomsbury Academic (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#247461
2019
9781350116320
£28.99
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#247462
2017
9781350029965
£94.99
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Malcolm M Combe(Author), Muriel Robertson(Foreword By)

The Scottish landscape is justly famed for its beauty and diversity, and Scots law provides good opportunities for people to enjoy access to this land. The Scotways Guide to the Law of Access to Land in Scotland aims to provide a user-friendly guide...

174 pages | John Donald Short Run Press
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#247467
2018
9781910900284
£19.99
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Novel Approaches
Andréa Moura Bernardes(Editor), Marco Antônio Siqueira Rodrigues(Editor), Jane Zoppas Ferreira(Editor)

Electrodialysis and Water Reuse presents novel techniques to evaluate electrodialysis processes, to synthesize ionic membranes and to characterize their properties. It shows the potential use of membrane process to the treatment of effluents...

144 pages | 6 colour & 19 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247470
2016
9783662511206
£69.99
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#247469
2013
9783642402487
£99.99
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The Race to Save the Earth
Paul Lussier(Author)

A landmark account of the race to save the planet, by one of the world's foremost experts on climate scienceAt the current rate of carbon pollution, we are we are likely to see the first wave of global catastrophes as a result of CO2 levels...

400 pages | William Heinemann
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#247526
2020
9781785150210
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The Price of Fast Fashion & and the Future of Clothes
Dana Thomas(Author)

An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry – and the grassroots, high tech, international movement fighting to reform it.What should I wear? It's one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day....

320 pages | Head of Zeus
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#247527
Sep-2019
9781789546064
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Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the Challenges of Globalization
Charlotte E Blattner(Author)

Extraterritorial jurisdiction stands at the juncture of international law and animal law and promises to open a path to understanding and resolving the global problems that challenge the core of animal law. As corporations have relocated and the...

512 pages | Oxford University Press
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#247538
2019
9780190948313
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On Indifference to Disaster
Paul Hoggett(Editor)

Climate Psychology investigates the psycho-social phenomenon which is society's failure to respond to climate change. It analyses the non-rational dimensions of our collective paralysis in the face of worsening climate change and environmental...

270 pages | 3 colour & 2 b/w illustrations | Palgrave
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#247604
2019
9783030117405
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Resilience and the Future of Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene
Melinda Harm Benson(Author), Robin Kundis Craig(Author)

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine – and ultimately move past – the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions...

241 pages | b/w illustrations | University Press of Kansas
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#247634
2017
9780700625161
£31.95
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History & Other Humanities

How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Brian M Fagan(Author)

The groundbreaking history of how climate change transformed Europe and the world, from a renowned archaeologist – updated with a new preface on the latest climate researchThe Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent,...

246 pages | b/w illustrations, b/w maps | Basic Books
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#246840
Dec-2019
9781541618596
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An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast
Thomas M Wickman(Author)

Snowshoe Country is an environmental and cultural history of winter in the colonial Northeast America, closely examining indigenous and settler knowledge of snow, ice, and life in the cold. Indigenous communities in this region were more...

326 pages | 13 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#247685
Oct-2019
9781108445542
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#240600
2018
9781108426794
£39.99
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A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Mark Kurlansky(Author)

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy – with recipes throughout.According to the Greek creation myth, we are so...

385 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#247687
Sep-2019
9781526614346
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#241973
2018
9781632863829
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The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
Vince Beiser(Author)

Except for water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other-more than oil, more than natural gas. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, exists because of sand. From...

294 pages | no illustrations | Riverhead Books
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#247630
Aug-2019
9780399576447
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#242841
2018
9780399576423
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Science and Suffrage in the First World War
Patricia Fara(Author)

Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray...

334 pages | 23 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247699
Aug-2019
9780198794998
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#244993
2018
9780198794981
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J Baird Callicott(Editor), James McRae(Editor)

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought provides a welcome sequel to the foundational volume in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That volume, edited by J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and...

440 pages | 4 illustrations | State University of New York Press
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#247351
2015
9781438452005
£21.50
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#247352
2014
9781438452012
£74.25
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An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
Richard DeWitt(Author)

Now in its third edition, Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science strengthens its reputation as the most accessible and teachable introduction to the history and philosophy of science on the market. Geared toward...

362 pages | b/w illustrations, tables | Wiley-Blackwell
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#247353
2018
9781119118893
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Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early Zoology
Penny Olsen(Author), Lynette Russell(Author)

Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people? The invaluable role of local guides in this event is rarely recognised.As silent partners, Aboriginal Australians gave...

228 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations | National Library of Australia
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#247393
2019
9780642279378
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A Beginner's Guide
Richard Dawkins(Author)

Richard Dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God.Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things, he'd felt certain they must have had a designer. Learning about evolution changed his mind. Now one of the world's...

304 pages | Bantam Press
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#247450
Sep-2019
9781787631212
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Leonardo da Vinci(Author), Domenico Laurenza(Editor), Martin Kemp(Editor)

This new edition of Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester is the most comprehensive scholarly edition of any of Leonardo's manuscripts. It contains a high-quality facsimile reproduction of the Codex, a new transcription and translation,...

944 pages | illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247455
Nov-2019
9780198832867
£300.00
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Leonardo da Vinci(Author), Domenico Laurenza(Editor), Martin Kemp(Editor)

Leonardo's greatest work of science beautifully reproduced for the 500th anniversary of his death.This edition offers a high-quality facsimile reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester, a collection of his scientific writings. Named...

88 pages | illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247456
2019
9780198832874
£24.99
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Leonardo da Vinci(Author), Domenico Laurenza(Editor), Martin Kemp(Editor)

This new edition of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester is the most comprehensive scholarly edition of any of Leonardo's manuscripts. It contains a high-quality facsimile reproduction of the Codex, a new transcription and translation,...

272 pages | illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247457
Oct-2019
9780198832881
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Leonardo da Vinci(Author), Domenico Laurenza(Editor), Martin Kemp(Editor)

This new edition of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester is the most comprehensive scholarly edition of any of Leonardo's manuscripts. It contains a high-quality facsimile reproduction of the Codex, a new transcription and translation,...

336 pages | illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247458
Oct-2019
9780198832898
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Leonardo da Vinci(Author), Domenico Laurenza(Editor), Martin Kemp(Editor)

This new edition of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester is the most comprehensive scholarly edition of any of Leonardo's manuscripts. It contains a high-quality facsimile reproduction of the Codex, a new transcription and translation,...

240 pages | illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#247459
Oct-2019
9780198832904
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Naomi Oreskes(Author), Stephen Macedo(Foreword By), Ottmar Edenhofer(Contributor), Martin Kowarsch(Contributor), Jon Krosnick(Contributor), Marc Lange(Contributor), Susan Lindee(Contributor)

Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't?...

352 pages | 2 b/w illustrations, 1 table | Princeton University Press
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#247703
Oct-2019
9780691179001
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Cécilia Bognon-Küss(Editor), Charles T Wolfe(Editor)

The use of the term "biology" to refer to a unified science of life emerged around 1800 (most prominently by scientists such as Lamarck and Treviranus, although scholarship has indicated its usage at least 30-40 years earlier). The...

220 pages | 3 b/w illustrations | Routledge
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#247709
2019
9781138652873
£105.00
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Organismal to Molecular Biology

The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You
Clive DL Wynne(Author)

What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals?Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the...

320 pages | Quercus Publishing
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#247531
Sep-2019
9781787475632
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How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity – and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race
Daniel Z Lieberman(Author), Michael E Long(Author)

Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? Why is addiction "perfectly logical" to an addict? Why does love change so quickly from passion to disinterest? Why are some people diehard liberals and others hardcore...

240 pages | BenBella Books
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#247515
Sep-2019
9781948836586
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#243867
2018
9781946885111
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Robert S Feldman(Author)

Development Across the Life Span provides a chronological overview of human development from the moment of conception through death, examining both the traditional areas of the field and more recent innovations. Author Robert Feldman focuses on how...

743 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Pearson Education
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#247369
2017
9781292157955
£54.99
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A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience
William R Uttal(Author), Raymond S Nickerson(Foreword By)

Cognitive neuroscience explores the relationship between our minds and our brains, most recently by drawing on brain imaging techniques to align neural mechanisms with psychological processes. In Mind and Brain, William Uttal offers a critical review...

497 pages | 24 figures, 11 tables | MIT Press
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#247390
2014
9780262526654
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#247391
2011
9780262015967
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An Unauthorized Biography
Rebecca M Jordan-Young(Author), Katrina Karkazis(Author)

Testosterone is not what you think it is, and it is decidedly not a "male sex hormone". Here is the debunking life story of a molecule we thought we all knew.Testosterone is a familiar villain, a ready explanation for innumerable social...

256 pages | 5 b/w illustrations | Harvard University Press
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#247524
Oct-2019
9780674725324
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A History of Sight and Perception
Susan Denham Wade(Author)

From the mastery of fire a million years ago, humans repeatedly invented new ways to see their surroundings, each other and themselves. Artificial light, early art, mirrors, writing, lenses, printing, photography, film, television, smartphones. These...

288 pages | 16 plates with b/w illustrations; 32 b/w illustrations | The History Press
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#247535
Sep-2019
9780750987035
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Emerging Genomes in a Warmer World
Scott Orland Rogers(Author), John D Castello(Author)

Ice is melting around the world and glaciers are disappearing. Water, which has been solid for thousands and even millions of years, is being released into streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. Embedded in this new fluid water, and now being released,...

240 pages | 2 colour & 25 b/w illustrations, 2 tables | CRC Press
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#247562
Oct-2019
9780367222628
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#247561
Oct-2019
9780367223502
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Breaking Borders between Living Kingdoms
Tomás G Villa(Editor), Miguel Viñas(Editor)

This book focuses on the evolutionary impact of horizontal gene transfer processes on pathogenicity, environmental adaptation and biological speciation. Newly acquired genetic material has been considered as a driving force in evolution for...

419 pages | 36 colour & 11 b/w illustrations | Springer-Verlag
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#247656
Sep-2019
9783030218614
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Palaeontology

Classic Papers with Commentaries
S Kathleen Lyons(Editor), Anna K Behrensmeyer(Editor), Peter J Wagner(Editor)

Approximately 99% of all life that has ever existed is extinct. Fortunately, these long dead species have left traces of their lives and interactions with other species in the rock record that palaeoecologists use to understand how species and...

800 pages | 100 b/w illustrations, 125 tables | University of Chicago Press
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#247587
Sep-2019
9780226618203
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#247586
Sep-2019
9780226618173
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Adrian Currie(Author)

Historical sciences like palaeontology and archaeology have uncovered unimagined, remarkable and mysterious worlds in the deep past. How should we understand the success of these sciences? What is the relationship between knowledge and history? In...

75 pages | 1 b/w illustration | Cambridge University Press
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#247609
Aug-2019
9781108730556
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