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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 January 2020 edition of the NHBS Monthly Catalogue, this edition gathers the books that came to our attention during the last month of 2019.

A number of strong bird titles were announced in December. Bloomsbury will publish the second edition of their Helm Field Guide Birds of the West Indies and a new RSPB Spotlight guide to ducks and geese, both due in May. April will see the release both of the richly illustrated Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology from Texas A & M University Press, and Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds from Quadrille Publishing. We now have stock of Atlas of Breeding Birds in the Barnsley Area 2006-2011, published by the Barnsley Bird Study Group in 2018.

For other animal groups we have a few titles. Oxford University Press will publish the paperback of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator in June, while Bloomsbury has announced RSPB Spotlight: Snakes for May and His Imperial Majesty: A Natural History of the Purple Emperor for June.

Two interesting botany titles worth mentioning are the second edition of Field Guide to the Forest Trees of Uganda, which will be published by CABI in February, and Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide, due June from Yale University Press.

On the topics of conservation biology and environmental issues we have Reintroducing the Red Kite, Osprey and Sea Eagle: Restoring the Wild, due June from Harper Collins, Icon Books has announced an addition to their popular-science series Hot Science with Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery for May, and Oxford University Press will publish The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know in June. We have just received stock of The Future Polar Bear: The Impact of the Vanishing Sea Ice on an Arctic Ecosystem, published by ASP Editions in Belgium. Another notable title is How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, due June from Allen Lane, which is being written by none other than Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.

To round off this month's selection we have a smattering of titles covering various subject areas, including palaeontology, environmental history, and ecology. Johns Hopkins University Press has revealed Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects, due March, while Columbia University Press has announced On the Prowl: In Search of Big Cat Origins for June. Another very interesting title from Johns Hopkins University Press is Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings, due April, which offers an accessible introduction to the field of dendrochronology, while Princeton University Press will publish the paperback of The Oceans: A Deep History in June. Very topical now, and undoubtedly topical in the near future is the subject of wildfires, and Oxford University Press's Fire: A Very Short Introduction will offer a helpful entry into that topic. The International Ecology Institute has just published the second edition of Gasping Fish and Panting Squids: Oxygen, Temperature and the Growth of Water Breathing Animals. Finally, Oxford University Press has announced the paperback of Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity for June.

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

Tiziano Cossignani(Author), Vincenzo Cossignani(Author)

This second edition of the atlas of land and freshwater molluscs of Italy lists 1092 species and includes 3700 colour photos.

228 pages | 3700 colour photos | Mostra Mondiale Malacologia
Hardback
#249395
2020
£125.00
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Biology and Ecology
John M Lawrence(Editor)

Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology, fourth edition, expands its coverage to include the entire class of Echinoidea, making this new edition an authoritative reference of the entire class of species. This is a valuable resource that will help readers...

730 pages | 8 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables | Academic Press
Hardback
#249427
2020
9780128195703
£155.00
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Joseph Kenneth Jonathan(Author)

This manual is part 1 of the Ichneumonologia Indica series, which deals with subfamily Mesosteninae of family Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera: Parasitica). It is aimed to provide a taxonomic guide to identify genera and species of this subfamily in India...

680 pages | b/w line drawings | Zoological Survey of India
Paperback
#249324
2006
9788181711076
£39.99
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Roger L Blackman(Author), Robert D Dransfield(Author), Robert Brightwell(Author)

This RES Aphids Handbook completes the coverage of the British species after volumes 2, part 6 and part 7.It covers seven subfamilies (Anoeciinae, Lachninae, Eriosomatinae, Phloeomyzinae, Thelaxinae, Hormaphidinae and Mindarinae), represented in...

215 pages | 24 plates with 112 colour photos; 129 b/w photos and b/w line drawings | Royal Entomological Society
Paperback
#249325
2019
9781910159040
£34.99
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Keloth Rajmohana(Author)

The present report forms the first consolidated document dealing with the taxonomy and systematics of the two superfamilies Proctotrupoidea and Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera: Insecta) in Kerala, India. This taxonomic treatment has also presented...

153 pages | 82 b/w line drawings | Zoological Survey of India
Paperback
#249329
2006
9788181711014
£29.99
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Charles E Rawlings(Author)

The author, an experienced diver, is fascinated by shells and the molluscs inhabiting them. Since so few people ever encounter these alive, his previous two books, Living Shells and Living Mollusks, showed living molluscs, including living shells, in...

166 pages | colour photos | The Peppertree Press
Hardback
#249361
2018
9781614936206
£84.99
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Sakamoto Yūsuke(Author)

This is an identification book to 115 of the 180 species of ladybirds inhabiting Japan. Identification points are described in-depth with composite photos, including, for some species, eggs and larvae. A comparative illustration of the copulatory...

88 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings | Bun'ichisōgōshuppan
Paperback
#249363
2018
9784829981580
£24.99
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Morishima Keiji(Author)

Treehoppers belong to the insect groups of the cicadas, but their bodies are much smaller, and part of it changes to form a horn. Central and South American horned treehoppers often have unusually different horn shapes, and others use them to mimic...

40 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Fukuinkanshoten
Hardback
#249364
2012
9784834027174
£24.99
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Maruyama Munetoshi(Author)

Munetoshi Maruyama introduces the ecology of the more than 3,000 species of treehoppers.Summary in Japanese:監修:丸山宗利 世界に3千種以上いるツノゼミの生態を紹介

80 pages | colour photos | Kasakurashuppansha
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#249365
2016
9784773057492
£27.99
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Maruyama Munetoshi(Author), Komatsu Taka(Author), Chikutoshiaki(Author)

These small horned insects cannot be found without a great deal of effort. An insect that captivates those who see it with its mysterious form, but not a cicada. The reason for this is that it resembles insects, plants, and other things to protect...

49 pages | colour photos, b/w illustrations | Akane Shobō
Hardback
#249366
2019
9784251099273
£27.99
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A Natural History of the Purple Emperor
Matthew Oates(Author)

The Purple Emperor is our most elusive and least-known butterfly. We glimpse it only through fissures in its tree top world, yet this giant insect has fascinated us for centuries. This must be England's national butterfly. Matthew Oates has spent...

296 pages | 8 plates with colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
Hardback
#249378
Jun-2020
9781472950123
£13.99
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Alexander Schintlmeister(Author)

This book is the first comprehensive work on oriental Notodontidae (Lepidoptera) outside mainland Asia. The studied area includes also Borneo Island, the Malayan Peninsula, entire New Guinea with adjacent islands. All species are illustrated in both...

51 plates with colour photos, distribution maps | E J Brill
Hardback
#249406
Mar-2020
9789004354258
£140.00
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Pleistoannelida, Sedentaria II
Günter Purschke(Editor), Wilfried Westheide(Editor), Markus Böggemann(Editor)

This book is the second volume in a series of four volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series treating morphology, anatomy, reproduction, development, ecology, phylogeny, systematics and taxonomy of polychaetous Annelida.In this volume, a...

700 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables | De Gruyter
Hardback
#249426
2020
9783110291476
£265.00
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Habitats & Ecosystems

Donald A Hammer(Author)

Paperback reprint of a 1997 book.Creating Freshwater Wetlands, Second Edition clearly demonstrates the step-by-step processes required to restore or create freshwater wetlands. It presents practical advice on choosing sites, getting help, attracting...

406 pages | 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, illustrations | Lewis Publishers
Paperback
#249407
2019
9780367401177
£54.99
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Hardback
#67751
1997
9781566700481
£175.00
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Natural History

John Murray(Author)

Following the success of the first edition, this new edition has been expanded and improved with additional images and enhanced drawings. The subject matter has been expanded with the chapter on grammar and pronunciation extended. There are examples...

264 pages | 41 colour photos and colour illustrations, 12 b/w illustrations, 27 colour tables | Whittles Publishing
Paperback
#249328
2019
9781849954389
£18.99
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A Historian's Journey from Shetland to the Channel
David Gange(Author)

Over the course of a year, leading historian and nature writer David Gange kayaked the weather-ravaged coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland from north to south: every cove, sound, inlet, island. The story of his journey is one of staggering...

404 pages | 16 plates with colour photos | William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)
Paperback
#249373
May-2020
9780008225148
£9.99
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Hardback
#246970
2019
9780008225117
£18.99
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The Amazon is a land of superlatives. The complex ecosystem covers an area about the size of the continental U.S. The Amazon River discharges 57 million gallons of water per second – in two hours, this would be enough to supply all of New York...

256 pages | 15 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
Paperback
#248854
Jun-2020
9780190668280
£10.99
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#248853
Jun-2020
9780190668297
£47.99
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Americas, Africa, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Europe
David Yarrow(Illustrator), Tom Brady(Foreword By)

For over two decades, legendary British photographer David Yarrow has been putting himself in harm's way to capture immersive and evocative photography of some of the world s most revered and endangered animal species. With his images heightening...

312 pages | 150 b/w photos | Rizzoli International Publications
Hardback
#249412
2019
9780847864775
£64.99
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David Burnie(Author)

Kingfisher’s encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated classic editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favourites – perfect for gifts and reference alike. The...

320 pages | colour photos | Kingfisher Books Ltd
Hardback
#249430
Feb-2020
9780753444597
£19.99
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Amanda Thomson(Author)

Scotland is a nation of dramatic weather and breathtaking landscapes – of nature resplendent. And, over the centuries, the people who have lived, explored and thrived in this country have developed a rich language to describe their...

240 pages | colour illustrations | Saraband (Scotland)
Paperback
#249433
2019
9781912235520
£9.99
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Hardback
#249432
2018
9781912235186
£12.99
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Gabriel Tonga Noweg(Author), Jongkar Grinang(Author), Cindy Peter(Author), Belinda Lip Hun Wei(Author)

This illustrated work highlights spectacular species of plants and animals encountered during the scientific expedition to Upper Baleh in Malaysia in 2015, which was jointly organized by Sarawak Energy Berhad, the Forest Department Sarawak, WWFM and...

colour photos | Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Paperback
#249434
2019
9789672008972
£47.50
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Reference

Michael Allaby(Editor)

With over 6,000 entries, A Dictionary of Zoology is a detailed and authoritative guide to all areas of the field. It offers full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. It also includes...

752 pages | 60+ b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248419
Jun-2020
9780198845089
£9.99
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Daniel Mandallaz(Author)

Paperback reprint of a 2007 book.Sound forest management planning requires cost-efficient approaches to optimally utilize the given resources. Emphasizing the mathematical and statistical features of forest sampling to assess classical dendrometrical...

272 pages | 27 b/w illustrations | CRC Press
Paperback
#249429
2019
9780367388430
£54.99
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Hardback
#171418
2008
9781584889762
£86.99
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Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
Robert M Hazen(Author)

An enchanting biography of the most resonant – and most necessary – chemical element on Earth.Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It's with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes...

290 pages | 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; | William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)
Paperback
#247809
Jun-2020
9780008292416
£9.99
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#241972
2019
9780008292386
£19.99
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Claus Mattheck(Author)

This book explains mechanical principles at work in nature. Understand and learn to see the language of forms in nature. The book explains, without using formulae, ultimate failure in nature and engineering.

248 pages | colour illustrations | Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Paperback
#249333
2011
9783923704750
£54.99
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Our Myth of Measured Time
Joseph Mazur(Author)

A tour of clocks throughout the centuries – from the sandglass to the telomere – to reveal the physical, biological, and social nature of timeWhat is time? This question has fascinated philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists for...

272 pages | 22 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
Hardback
#249425
Jun-2020
9780300229325
£19.99
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Conservation & Biodiversity

Reintroducing the Red Kite, Osprey and Sea Eagle
Roy Dennis(Author)

The distinctive white-tailed sea eagle was driven to extinction in Britain more than 200 years ago, but this immense predator will soon be making a return to our skies, thanks to Roy Dennis, an ornithologist, conservationist and arguably the driving...

320 pages | William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)
Hardback
#249244
Jun-2020
9780008368814
£13.99
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The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery
Paul Jepson(Author), Cain Blythe(Author)

Nature conservation in the 21st century has taken a radical new turn. Instead of conserving particular species in nature reserves as 'museum pieces', frozen in time, the thinking now is that we should allow landscape-sized areas to...

176 pages | Icon Books
Paperback
#249405
May-2020
9781785786273
£8.99
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A Practical Guide
Alan Franks(Author), Stacey Franks(Author)

Much of Australia's wildlife will not survive without hollows for nesting. The complete practical guide with extensive plans, Nest Boxes for Wildlife is ideal for your garden. With some basic carpentry skills you can build a nest box, and be...

72 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Bloomings Books/Green Book Company
Paperback
#249437
2004
9781876473204
£24.99
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Ornithology

Tahseen Abdul-Aziz(Author), Oscar J Fletcher(Author), H John Barnes(Author), HL Shivaprasad(Contributor), David E Swayne(Contributor)

For the 4th edition of Avian Histopathology, several chapters in this edition have been revised by incorporating new information and adding new images. As in previous editions, the book maintains the organization of chapters by organ systems, which...

654 pages | 2005 colour photos | American Association of Avian Pathologists
Hardback
#249441
2016
9780978916367
£265.00
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Allan R Keith(Author), Herbert A Raffaele(Author), Janis Raffaele(Author), James W Wiley(Author), Orlando H Garrido(Author), Tracy Pedersen(Illustrator), Kristin Williams(Illustrator)

Covers all 564 species known to occur in the West Indies and uses the plates from the acclaimed Birds of the West Indies by the same authors. It has concise text on facing pages covering all aspects of field identification and is lightweight and easy...

272 pages | colour plates, colour distribution maps | Helm
Paperback
#249376
May-2020
9781472979506
£19.99
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Twelve Months in Extremadura
Ian Parsons(Author)

A Vulture Landscape is more than just a book about vultures, in the same way that these majestic flyers are more than just birds. Vultures are a crucial part of many of the world's ecosystems, and without these specialist environmental cleansers...

192 pages | ~60 colour photos, colour illustrations | Whittles Publishing
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#249091
Jun-2020
9781849954570
£18.99
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Sam Lee(Author)

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale.Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. For thousands of years, its sweet song...

208 pages | Century Books
Hardback
#249343
Apr-2020
9781529124835
£12.99
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B Narainsamy Ramen(Author)

The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world containing 20% of the Earth's water surface. The birds of the region include many unique and endemic species that have evolved in isolation before the arrival of man together with seabirds...

1068 pages | colour photos | Narainsamy Ramen (privately published)
Hardback
#249344
Feb-2020
9789994905874
£109.99
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David M Pearce(Author), Peter Middleton(Author), Ray Scally(Illustrator), Neville Pearce(Illustrator), Simon Gillings(Foreword By), Dawn Balmer(Foreword By)

The first atlas of breeding birds for the Barnsley Bird Study Group recording area, covering 560 square kilometres within South and West Yorkshire, and the most comprehensive and detailed account of breeding birds in the Barnsley area ever produced....

344 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | Barnsley Bird Study Group
Paperback
#249375
2018
9781527228689
£34.99
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Introduction to Ornithology
John Faaborg(Author), Claire Faaborg(Illustrator)

In Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology, John Faaborg, renowned expert on avian ecology and conservation, brings a fresh and accessible sensibility to the study of ornithology. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Faaborg's approachable...

472 pages | 26 colour & 20 b/w photos, 17 maps, 8 tables | Texas A & M University Press
Hardback
#249387
Apr-2020
9781623497767
£70.95
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Marianne Taylor(Author)

This is a detailed 'biography' of ducks and geese that breed in or regularly visit the UK – covering 30 species in all. It will include chapters on the evolution of ducks and geese, their place in the natural world, their anatomy and...

128 pages | 200 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
Paperback
#249388
May-2020
9781472971647
£12.99
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Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds
Melissa Mayntz(Author)

Flight has fascinated humans since we first looked into the sky and saw birds on the wing, and no flights are more fascinating than the extraordinary migrations birds make every day, week, month, and season of the year.Migration explores how birds...

144 pages | colour illustrations | Quadrille Publishing
Hardback
#249396
Apr-2020
9781787135048
£11.99
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Ornithology of the Subantarctic Auckland Islands
Colin Miskelly(Editor), Craig Symes(Editor)

This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealand's journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19...

448 pages | Te Papa Press
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#249410
Apr-2020
9780995113664
£42.50
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Botany

E Bayer(Author), KP Buttler(Author), Xavier Finkenzeller(Author), J Grau(Author)

Identification, habitat and distribution of 536 Mediterranean plant speciesSummary in French:Avec 20 000 espèces, la flore de la région méditerranéenne est de loin la plus riche d'Europe. Parmi cette énorme...

287 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings | Delachaux et Niestle
Hardback
#249320
2016
9782603025147
£37.50
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Margot Spohn(Author), Roland Spohn(Author)

This Kosmos guide allows for the identification of more than 350 trees and shrubs from all over Europe. The Kosmos colour code guarantees fast orientation. Several photos and drawings are shown per species, and details are given with each picture....

256 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Kosmos Verlag
Paperback
#249337
2017
9783440151815
£24.99
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The History of the World Written in Rings
Valerie Trouet(Author)

Children around the world know that to tell how old a tree is, you count its rings. Few people, however, know that research into tree rings has also made amazing contributions to our understanding of Earth's climate history and its influences on...

256 pages | 3 b/w photos, 21 b/w illustrations | Johns Hopkins University Press
Hardback
#248320
Apr-2020
9781421437774
£16.99
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An Identification Guide
Lauren Brown(Author), Ted Elliman(Author), Jerry Jenkins(Foreword By)

This elegant and easy-to-use guide is an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown's seminal Grasses: An Identification Guide, which was first published in 1979. While maintaining the spirit and goals of the original edition – a...

256 pages | 147 colour photos, 416 b/w line drawings | Yale University Press
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#249180
Jun-2020
9780300236774
£17.99
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Betulaceae, Cactaceae, Caricaceae, Cecropiaceae, Fagaceae, Moraceae, Ulmaceae y Urticaceae
Daniel José Duarte Rojas(Author), José Luis Fernández Alonso(Author), María Luisa Vidal-Lemus(Author), J Orlando Rangel-Ch(Author), Nicolás Medina(Author), Ana Isabel Vásquez Vélez(Author), Manuel Antonio Cortés Alcocer(Illustrator), Francisco Javier Matís Mahecha(Illustrator), Salvador Rizo Blanco(Illustrator), Juan Francisco Mancera(Illustrator), Vicente Sánchez(Illustrator), Antonio Silva(Illustrator), Francisco Escobar y Villarroe(Illustrator)

Volume 14 covers the families Betulaceae, Cactaceae, Caricaceae, Cecropiaceae, Fagaceae, Moraceae, Ulmaceae, and Urticaceae.

176 pages | 64 plates with colour illustrations, 15 plates with b/w illustrations | Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional
Hardback
#249195
2018
9789588852362
£350.00
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André Gayraud(Author), Louis Bénech(Foreword By)

Monographie zur Gattung Cornus contains descriptions of 620 varieties of the genus Cornus with details on species, varieties, hybrids, and cultivars on five continents. Of international scientific interest, this book contains the work of such leading...

223 pages | colour photos | Giorgio Tesi Editrice
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#249335
2013
9788863156461
£49.99
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James Kalema(Author), Alan Hamilton(Author)

This book is a guide for the identification of the indigenous forest trees of Uganda. It will be useful for those who wish to contribute towards the conservation of the forests or to plant indigenous trees. Information is provided on how to propagate...

200 pages | colour photos | CABI Publishing
Hardback
#249338
Feb-2020
9781789245271
£59.99
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Araliaceae, Berberidaceae, Cabombaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Malvaceae (Malvoideae), Styracaceae & Thymelaeaceae (Part 2)
Thawatchai Santisuk(Editor), Kongkanda Chayamarit(Editor), Henrik Balslev(Editor)

This volume deals with a long list of families, covering Araliaceae, Berberidaceae, Cabombaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Malvaceae (Malvoideae), Styracaceae, and the second part of Thymelaeaceae.

190 pages | 16 plates with colour photos; b/w line drawings | Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department
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#249342
2019
9786163165268
£84.99
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Fabien Barthelat(Author)

Located between Madagascar and the coasts of Mozambique, Mayotte is one of the four islands of the Comoros archipelago. This volcanic island benefits from a tropical climate which has allowed the development of a complex and diversified natural flora...

688 pages | colour photos | Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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#249350
2019
9782856539095
£49.99
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Gems of Nature
Mark W Chase(Author), Maarten JM Christenhusz(Author), Tom Mirenda(Author)

Orchids are elegant, exotic and mysterious. Discover 75 amazing examples in this beautiful little book.One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid, and they have been around since the dinosaurs. These popular and fascinating plants have...

176 pages | colour illustrations | The Ivy Press
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#249399
May-2020
9780711253933
£12.99
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Shivaji Chaudhry(Author), Naveen Kumar Sharma(Author), Nidhan Singh(Author)

The Mekal Hill Area in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh is an abode of great plant diversity that plays integral part in the sustenance and economic welfare of its inhabitant, a majority of which consists of different tribal groups. The book is...

371 pages | illustrations | Scientific Publishers
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#249403
2019
9789388812047
£105.00
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The National Gardens Scheme (NGS)(Author)

The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2020 is your essential guide to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales for the National Garden Scheme this year. With detailed descriptions of every garden, stunning photos, and handy maps and...

744 pages | colour photos, colour maps | Constable
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#249419
Mar-2020
9781472134110
£13.99
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A Seasonal History of Plants and People
Kasia Boddy(Author)

An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasureThe bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus...

256 pages | 64 colour illustrations | Yale University Press
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#249422
May-2020
9780300243338
£14.99
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Pawan K Dadheech(Author)

Biodiversity forms the basis of evolution and life on earth. Algae are very important organisms and play a significant role not only in all sorts of ecosystems but also in the evolution of land plants. This book starts with an introduction to the...

121 pages | b/w illustrations | University Book House
Hardback
#249438
2017
9788181983947
£39.99
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Mammals

An Environmental History, 1750–1920
Andrew C Isenberg(Author)

For the last twenty years, The Destruction of the Bison has been an essential work in environmental history. Andrew C. Isenberg offers a concise analysis of the near-extinction of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in...

242 pages | 7 b/w illustrations, 2 maps, 1 table | Cambridge University Press
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#249401
Mar-2020
9781108816724
£18.99
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The Impact of the Vanishing Sea Ice on an Arctic Ecosystem
Louis Beyens(Author), Rinie van Meurs(Author), Robert Christopherson(Foreword By)

The spotlight is on the Arctic region. Crumbling glaciers, thawing permafrost and the vanishing sea ice cover are phenomena frequently discussed in the media. They are clear signs of the intense warming of the Arctic ecosystem. The dramatic decline...

239 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations | ASP Editions - Academic and Scientific Publishers
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#249349
2019
9789057188565
£32.99
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How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator
Jason M Colby(Author)

Orcas are the most profitable and controversial display animal in history, and since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on their plight. Yet no historical account has explored how we came to care...

394 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps | Oxford University Press
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#248629
Jun-2020
9780190088361
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#238495
2018
9780190673093
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In Search of Big Cat Origins
Mark Hallett(Author), John M Harris(Author)

Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars fascinate us like few other creatures. They are enduring symbols of natural majesty and power. Yet despite the magnetic appeal of the big cats, their origins and evolutionary history remain poorly...

320 pages | colour illustrations | Columbia University Press
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#249355
Jun-2020
9780231184502
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Philippa Forrester(Author)

Wolves fascinate us – they always have and always will – and with her new non-fiction narrative, author and TV presenter Philippa Forrester aims to help us understand the wolf better and learn its real place in modern America to try and...

272 pages | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#249391
May-2020
9781472972040
£16.99
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Reptiles & Amphibians

Jules Howard(Author)

The go-to guide to discovering the secrets of the UK's snakes. Packed with information, RSPB Spotlight: Snakes is the go-to guide to discovering the secrets of the UK's snakes, including how to identify and spot them in the wild and the...

128 pages | 200 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#249386
May-2020
9781472971692
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Marine & Freshwater Biology

Duncan L Hughes(Editor), James Gore(Editor), Michele P Brossett(Editor), John R Olson(Editor)

Paperback reprint of a 2009 book.Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find...

335 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, 168 tables | CRC Press
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#249435
2017
9781138112513
£61.99
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#183930
2009
9781420090918
£165.00
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Characidae to Poeciliidae
Melvin L Warren, Jr.(Editor), Brooks M Burr(Editor), Anthony A Echelle(Editor), Bernard R Kuhajda(Editor), Stephen T Ross(Editor), Joseph R Tomelleri(Illustrator)

When the first volume of Freshwater Fishes of North America was published, it was immediately hailed as the definitive reference in the field. Readers have been fervently awaiting the next volume in this encompassing three-book set ever since. Now...

936 pages | 243 colour & 31 b/w photos, 154 colour & 98 b/w illustrations, 72 b/w distribution maps | Johns Hopkins University Press
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#249354
Jun-2020
9781421435121
£111.00
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Evolutionary Biology

How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose
Deirdre Barrett(Author)

A Harvard psychologist explains how our once-helpful instincts get hijacked in our garish modern world.Our instincts – for food, sex, or territorial protection – evolved for life on the savannahs 10,000 years ago, not in today's world...

224 pages | W.W. Norton & Co.
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#249420
2010
9780393068481
£17.99
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The Return of Race Science
Angela Saini(Author)

For millennia, dominant societies have had the habit of believing their own people to be the best, deep down: the more powerful they become, the more power begins to be framed as natural, as well as cultural. When you see how power has shaped the...

342 pages | no illustrations | Fourth Estate
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#249298
Jun-2020
9780008293864
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#247258
2019
9780008341008
£16.99
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Robin Dunbar(Author)

Evolution is one of the most important processes in life. It not only explains the detailed history of life on earth, but its scope also extends into many aspects of our own contemporary behavior-who we are and how we got to be here, our psychology,...

160 pages | Oxford University Press
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#248703
Jun-2020
9780190922887
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#248702
Jun-2020
9780190922894
£47.99
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How Humans Are Altering Life on Earth
Helen Pilcher(Author)

For the last three billion years or so, life on Earth has been shaped by natural forces. Evolution happens slowly, with species crafted by natural selection across millennia. Then, a few hundred thousand years ago, along came a bolshie, big-brained,...

384 pages | Bloomsbury Sigma (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#249379
Feb-2020
9781472956712
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When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World
Adam Hart(Author)

Stress, obesity, poor mental health, drug addiction, bowel diseases, violence and fake news; a stark checklist of modern world problems and every one of them is an echo of our evolutionary past.In Unfit for Purpose, biologist and broadcaster...

288 pages | Bloomsbury Sigma (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#249385
Jun-2020
9781472970992
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Ecology

Joanna R Freeland(Author)

A fully updated guide to the increasingly prevalent use of molecular data in ecological studies.Molecular ecology is concerned with how molecular biology and population genetics may help us to better understand aspects of ecology and evolution...

363 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables | Wiley-Blackwell
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#249442
2020
9781119426158
£49.50
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Mark Eric Benbow(Editor), Jeffery Keith Tomberlin(Editor), Aaron M Tarone(Editor)

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and...

593 pages | 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; 103 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 17 tables | CRC Press
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#249423
2018
9781138893849
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#224230
2015
9781466575462
£135.00
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Its Nature and Challenges
Pedro Barbosa(Editor)

This book contains a series of essays designed for graduate students and researchers on crucial issues in the relatively new field of urban ecology.

224 pages | illustrations, tables | CABI Publishing
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#249339
Mar-2020
9781789242607
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The Dynamics of Social-Ecological Transformation in the South Florida Landscape
Daniel L Childers(Editor), Evelyn E Gaiser(Editor), Laura A Ogden(Editor)

The Coastal Everglades presents a broad overview and synthesis of research on the coastal Everglades, a region that includes Everglades National Park, adjacent managed wetlands, and agricultural and urbanizing communities. Contributors for this...

296 pages | Oxford University Press USA
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#249421
2019
9780190869007
£51.99
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Earth System Sciences

Travels Through a Sodden Landscape
Edward Platt(Author)

A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'.Flooding has always threatened the rainy, wind-swept islands of the United Kingdom, but it is becoming more frequent and more severe. Combining travel writing and reportage with readings of history, literature...

192 pages | Picador
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#249340
2019
9781447298199
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How We See Into the Future
Andrew Blum(Author)

Shall we take an umbrella… or evacuate the city? The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives – and sometimes saves them – by allowing us to see into the future.When...

207 pages | no illustrations | Vintage
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#249040
May-2020
9781784700980
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#246534
2019
9781847923400
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Andrew C Scott(Author)

Fire is rarely out of the headlines, from large natural wildfires raging across the Australian or Californian countrysides to the burning of buildings such as the disasters of Grenfell tower and Notre Dame. Fire on these scales can represent a...

144 pages | 43 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248155
Jun-2020
9780198830030
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Origin, Exploration, and Exploitation
Sophie Decrée(Editor), Laurence Robb(Editor)

Global demand for metals has risen considerably over the past decade. Geologists are developing new approaches for studying ore deposits and discovering new sources. Ore Deposits: Origin, Exploration, and Exploitation is a compilation of diverse case...

272 pages | American Geophysical Union
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#249334
2019
9781119290537
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Gary Prost(Author)

Millions of Americans and international travelers go on road trips through the United States every year. Although many travel through these areas, most have little to no understanding of the geology or how the landscape came to be. Written by a...

648 pages | 868 colour photos and colour maps | CRC Press
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#249346
Mar-2020
9780367821258
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#249345
Mar-2020
9780367859466
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Canadian Rockies, The Southwest, Great Basin, Tetons-Yellowstone Country
Gary Prost(Author)

Millions of Americans and international travellers go on road trips through the United States every year. Although many travel through these areas, most have little to no understanding of the geology or how the landscape came to be. Written by a...

354 pages | 444 colour photos and colour maps | CRC Press
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#249348
Mar-2020
9780815387091
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#249347
Mar-2020
9780367859435
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Appalachians, Colorado Rockies, Austin-Big Bend Country, Sierra Madre
Gary Prost(Author)

Millions of Americans and international travellers go on road trips through the United States every year. Although many travel through these areas, most have little to no understanding of the geology or how the landscape came to be. Written by a...

336 pages | 424 colour photos and colour maps | CRC Press
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#249351
Mar-2020
9780367821227
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#249352
Mar-2020
9780367859442
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What We Wish We Knew about Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes, and More
Ellen Prager(Author)

The Earth is a beautiful and wondrous planet, but also frustratingly complex and, at times, violent: much of what has made it livable can also cause catastrophe. Volcanic eruptions create land and produce fertile, nutrient-rich soil, but they can...

272 pages | 9 colour plates, 24 b/w photos | University of Chicago Press
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#249369
Mar-2020
9780226541693
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Kris Karnauskas(Author)

Climate research over recent decades has shown that the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere drives the global climate system. This engaging and accessible textbook focuses on climate dynamics from the perspective of the upper ocean, and...

350 pages | colour illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#249411
Apr-2020
9781108423861
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Davis Twomey(Author)

Irrigation plays a crucial role in influencing the quality and quantity of crop yield. This book fulfils the need for a comprehensive text on irrigation and water management. The text discusses innovative techniques for irrigation, water sources,...

218 pages | Syrawood Publishing House
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#249431
2016
9781682861257
£120.00
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Geological Temporality and Social Life
Richard DG Irvine(Author)

In the face of debates about the Anthropocene – a geological epoch of our own making – and contemporary concerns about ecological crisis and the sixth mass extinction, it is more important than ever to locate the timeframe of human...

200 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#249440
May-2020
9781108792226
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#249439
May-2020
9781108491112
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Environmental & Social Studies

The Intensifying Battle for the Future of Farming
Tony Weis(Author)

The global food economy is riven with contradictions. Rising levels of obesity in the developed world stand in stark contrast to widespread hunger and malnutrition in the global South. Transnational companies dominate the market and benefit from...

224 pages | Zed Books
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#241929
Jun-2020
9781786992420
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#241930
Jun-2020
9781786992437
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Ahmed Karmaoui(Editor)

Ecosystems provide services that are crucial and beneficial to the human population. The management and conservation of these services can assure the wellbeing of the local population. Climate Change and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services and...

440 pages | IGI Global
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#249323
2019
9781522573876
£212.00
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The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Bill Gates(Author)

Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas...

208 pages | Allen Lane
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#249368
Jun-2020
9780241448304
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Sheryl McMillan(Editor)

Soil and groundwater are two resources of paramount importance to all living organisms. Due to the increasing levels of pollution worldwide, soil and groundwater have also been adversely affected. This book unravels the recent studies in the field of...

203 pages | Syrawood Publishing House
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#249409
2016
9781682860502
£120.00
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The End of the Great Acceleration – and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives
Danny Dorling(Author)

A powerful and counterintuitive argument that we should welcome the current slowdown – of population growth, economies, and technological innovationDrawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that...

400 pages | 67 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#249424
May-2020
9780300243406
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History & Other Humanities

Sex, Science, and Serendipity
Patricia Fara(Author)

Dr Erasmus Darwin seemed an innocuous Midlands physician, a respectable stalwart of eighteenth-century society. But there was another side to him.Botanist, inventor, Lunar inventor and popular poet, Darwin was internationally renowned for...

322 pages | 10 b/w photos | Oxford University Press
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#248153
Jun-2020
9780198848547
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A Deep History
Eelco J Rohling(Author)

It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realise. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of...

262 pages | 17 b/w illustrations | Princeton University Press
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#249234
Jun-2020
9780691202648
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#235472
2018
9780691168913
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Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World
Patrick Nunn(Author)

We all know those stories that have been told in our families for generations. The ones that start 'Have I ever told you about your great, great Uncle …?' In some cultures these stories have been passed down for thousands of years, and...

296 pages | 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables | Bloomsbury Sigma (Bloomsbury imprint)
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#249389
May-2020
9781472943293
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#241765
2018
9781472943286
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Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
Toby Ord(Author)

Humanity stands at a precipice.We live at a time of unprecedented innovation. Technology is accelerating faster than at any point in history, granting us ever greater power, and creating ever greater risk. In the twentieth century, we developed the...

480 pages | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#249400
Mar-2020
9781526600219
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The Story of the Western Australian Herbarium
Roger Underwood(Author)

Explore the Western Australian Botanical Journey through many fascinating personalities: botanists, internationally famous scientists, artists and more in this well-researched book by Roger Underwood.

275 pages | b/w photos | WA Naturally Publications
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#249413
2011
9781921703126
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#249414
2011
9781921703126
£69.99
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Organismal to Molecular Biology

Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann(Author), Laurent Berthiaume(Author)

Paperback reprint of a 1995 book.Authored by electron microscopists and leading members of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), the Atlas of Virus Diagrams includes chapters on virus classification. The diagrams, selected for...

152 pages | 250 diagrams | CRC Press
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#249402
2019
9780367401702
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#43610
1995
9780849324574
£140.00
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Oxygen, Temperature and the Growth of Water Breathing Animals
Daniel Pauly(Author), Otto Kinne(Editor)

The Gill-Oxygen Limitation Theory (GOLT) presented by Daniel Pauly describes how water-breathing fish and invertebrates meet the challenge of extracting crucially needed oxygen from water, which contains little of it. The...

279 pages | b/w illustrations | International Ecology Institute
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#249367
2019
9783946729136
£36.99
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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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#248136
Jun-2020
9781787475649
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#247531
2019
9781787475632
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Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom
Carin Bondar(Author)

Being a mom is a tough job – but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources, and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin...

400 pages | Pegasus Books
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#249428
Jan-2020
9781643132327
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#239915
2018
9781681776651
£22.99
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Palaeontology

Creators, Timekeepers, Architects
Patrick De Wever(Author), Hubert Reeves(Foreword By), Alison Duncan(Translated by)

Microfossils – the most abundant, ancient, and easily accessible of Earth's fossils – are also the most important. Their ubiquity is such that every person on the planet touches or uses them every single day, and yet few of us even...

256 pages | 100 b/w photos, 200 colour illustrations | Johns Hopkins University Press
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#249356
Mar-2020
9781421436739
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Prehistoric Monsters in a Portfolio
Stanton Fordice Fink V(Author)

A palaeoart portfolio by Stanton F. Fink, containing 50 original drawings of various extinct and prehistoric animals throughout the world and time.

112 pages | 50 b/w illustrations | Stanton Fordice Fink V (privately published)
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#249418
2019
9781707947263
£29.99
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