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

We have a diverse selection of books for birdwatchers and ornithologists this month. Two field guides worth mentioning are second editions of both Britain's Birds: An Identification Guide to the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland, due February from WILDGuides, and the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, due April from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A site guide comes in the form of A Birdwatching Guide to the Netherlands, published by Roger White. Two books on bird biology are David Allen Sibley's What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing – What Birds Are Doing, and Why, due April from Knopf, and Flights of Passage: An Illustrated Natural History of Bird Migration, written by the well-known duo of Mike Unwin and David Tipling and due March from Yale University Press. Two guides of more local interest are the new Field Studies Council fold-out Guide to British Bird Tracks and Signs and the Lancashire Bird Report 2018, published by the Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society. Lastly, Oxford University Press will publish the paperback of Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words in April, which has been shortlisted for the 2019 Wolfson History Prize.

There are a number of field guides, faunas and atlases on the horizon for entomologists. WILDGuides will publish Europe's Dragonflies: A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies in April, the German publisher Natur in Buch und Kunst will publish The Damselflies and Dragonflies of Iran: Odonata Persica in December, Bloomsbury will publish Ladybird Beetles of the Australo-Pacific Region: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini in March, and Brill will publish Atlas of the Hoverflies of Greece: (Diptera: Syrphidae) in December. Popular science is provided by the London Natural History Museum in April: The Inside Out of Flies, which is written by Erica McAlister who also wrote the popular The Secret Life of Flies.

For other animal groups we can be short this month. On the subject of reptiles there is a reissue of The Dangerous Snakes of Africa, due April from Bloomsbury, while for invertebrates there are two books worth highlighting: Marine Bivalves of Tropical West Africa from the Paris Museum of Natural History, which is in stock now, and the 2-volume set Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca, due December from CRC Press.

There are excellent books on both UK and international flora in the making that will interest botanists. In November the BSBI will publish their 19th BSBI Handbook, Gentians of Britain and Ireland, together with Grassland Plants of the British and Irish Lowlands, while the RHS will publish the Flora of Cambridgeshire. From India comes Orchids of India: A Handbook, available now, while the Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (CONICET-UNC) in Argentina is publishing the next instalment in the ongoing Spanish Flora Vascular de la Républica Argentina in November: Flora Argentina, Volume 20(2): Dicotyledoneae: Apiales, Aquifoliales, Asterales (p.p.), Bruniales, Dipsacales, Escalloniales, Solanales (p.p.). Finally, Laurence King is publishing the paperback of Around the World in 80 Trees in February.

On the topic of conservation biology and environmental issues there is a range of books this month. The 2019 version of What Works in Conservation has just been published, as has Fight for It Now: John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain, which is published by Signal Books. Profile Books will release the paperback of Jeremy Purseglove's Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World’s Wild Places in April. A book that bridges conservation and environmental issues is John Marzluff's In Search of Meadowlarks: Birds, Farms, and Food in Harmony with the Land, due April from Yale University Press. Planetary-level concerns are addressed in Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: The 2020 Report, due April from Fourth Estate, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse written by Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam, which is available now,, an expanded version of Greta Thunberg's No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference due November from Penguin Books, and Planetary Accounting: Quantifying How to Live Within Planetary Limits at Different Scales of Human Activity, which is due in March from Springer. Lastly, the University of Chicago Press will publish the paperback of All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management in November.

Finally, there is a smattering of noteworthy titles covering a range of disciplines. For ecologists there is Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores from John Wiley & Sons, available now, and Comparative Plant Succession among Terrestrial Biomes of the World, due March from Cambridge University Press. For evolutionary biologists there is Urban Evolutionary Biology, due February from Oxford University Press, while palaeontologists can look out for the paperback of The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History, due February from Thames & Hudson. For readers interested in animal behaviour April is the month to put in the diary. David Barrie's Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation will be released in paperback by Hodder & Stoughton, while there are two books from Carl Safina coming, an affordable paperback of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel from Profile Books and his new book Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals from Oneworld Publications. Environmental history comes from Head of Zeus, who is publishing the paperback of The Fens: Discovering England's Ancient Depths in April, while philosophers (and others) can look forward to the very thought-provoking Natural: The Hidden Influence of Our Oldest Superstition, due April from Profile Books.

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Bee Health and Sickness
Pam Gregory(Author)

Healthy Bees are Happy Bees is a comprehensive guide to bee health and sickness. It details beekeeping problems, pests, parasites and diseases in depth and offers practical guidance rooted in beekeeping experience about preventing, controlling or...

304 pages | 77 colour photos, 4 b/w illustrations | Bee Craft Ltd
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#248777
2018
9780900147302
£29.99
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An Account of the Butterflies and Moths of Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve
David Howdon(Author)

The Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve is situated in the London Borough of Ealing in the Watsonian Vice-county of Middlesex. The reserve sits across the parish boundaries of Perivale (strictly Greenford Parva) and Greenford (strictly Greenford...

188 pages | ccolour & b/w illustration, b/w maps, tables | Selborne Society
Spiralbound
#248721
2018
9780904386080
£11.99
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An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology
Lisa Margonelli(Author), Thoma Shahan(Illustrator)

With all due respect to bees, the termite stands as the world's most important insect. Without termites much of life on Earth would essentially evaporate. And yet an individual termite is practically invisible, not to mention wholly reviled by...

303 pages | b/w illustrations | Oneworld Publications
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#245818
Apr-2020
9781786076823
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#239710
2018
9781786071903
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Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs
Daniel Kariko(Illustrator), Isaac Talley(Illustrator), Tim Christensen(Author)

With more than sixty stunning photographs of pillbugs, silverfish, moths, and other household insects, Aliens Among Us depicts a hidden world flourishing in our homes.Over the course of his photography career, Daniel Kariko came to realize that many...

160 pages | 70 colour photos | Liveright Publishing Corporation
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#247666
Apr-2020
9781631494260
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Erica McAlister(Author)

The Inside Out of Flies is a look under the bonnet at the astonishing mechanics of fly anatomy. Erica McAlister reveals the engineering miracles embodied in each species of fly and some of the fascinating implications they hold for human...

256 pages | 80+ colour & b/w photos | London Natural History Museum
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#248148
May-2020
9780565094898
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A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies
Dave Smallshire(Author), Andy Swash(Author)

This is the go-to photographic guide to all the damselflies and dragonflies recorded in Europe, including the Macaronesian Islands and western TurkeyEurope's Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed...

352 pages | 1200+ colour photos, colour distribution maps | WILDGuides
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#248633
Apr-2020
9780691168951
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Notes from an Entomological Life
Henry Walter Bates(Author)

Like the painted lady butterflies that fascinated her as a child in Queensland, Australia, entomologist Elizabeth Bernays has lived a migratory adventure, following her scientific curiosity around the world before landing at the University of...

194 pages | Raised Voice Press
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#248671
2019
9781949259032
£13.99
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Stages of Growth of the Marine Molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea / Stadi di Accrescimento dei Molluschi Marini del Mediterraneo
Maria Scaperrotta(Author), Stefano Bartolini(Author), Cesare Bogi(Author)

Altogether 94 additional species are treated in this volume, leading to 1186 species figured in this series. This volume includes more comparison tables in order to facilitate the comparison among species. This volume has its focus on Alvania,...

212 pages | colour photos | Mostra Mondiale Malacologia
Hardback
#248719
2019
£110.00
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Study and Revision
Umberto Aubry(Author), Rosa Gargiulo(Author)

This monograph contains a taxonomic revision of the living predatory sea snail belonging to the genus Terebra found around Japan.

261 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings, colour distribution maps | Mostra Mondiale Malacologia
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#248720
2019
9788886070348
£120.00
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Peter Williams(Author)

Jellyfish are, like the mythical Medusa, both beautiful and potentially dangerous. Found from pole to tropic, these mesmeric creatures form an important part of the sea's plankton and vary in size from the gigantic to the minute. Perceived as...

192 pages | 100 colour illustrations | Reaktion Books
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#248729
Apr-2020
9781789142150
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From Rio de Oro to Southern Angola
Rudy von Cosel(Author), Serge Gofas(Author)

Bivalves are one of the most important groups of marine animals: they are abundant in benthic communities, they are sought after as seafood or ornament, and their shells are almost always conspicuous on the world's beaches.This identification...

1102 pages | 3500+ colour & 1600+ b/w photos, 800 b/w line drawings, 460 b/w distribution maps | Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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#248768
2019
9782856538883
£84.99
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(Diptera: Syrphidae)
Ante Vujić(Author), Martin CD Speight(Author), Michael Edwin de Courcy Williams(Author), Santos Rojo(Author), Gunilla Ståhls(Author), Snežana Radenković(Author), Laura Likov(Author), Marija Miličić(Author), Celeste Pérez Bañón(Author), Steven Falk(Author), Theodora Petanidou(Author)

The Atlas of the Hoverflies of Greece is the first of a kind within the Mediterranean region. It is the result of decades of research, many travels into the fascinating habitats of Greece (a biodiversity hotspot), visits to world museums, and many...

382 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps | E J Brill
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#248790
Dec-2019
9789004334663
£175.00
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Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini
Stanisław Adam Ślipiński(Author), Jiahui Li(Author), Hong Pang(Author)

True ladybirds, classified in the tribe Coccinellini, are easily recognisable by their relatively large and shiny bodies and contrasting colour patterns. They are one of the most widely studied groups of beetles, being of economic importance and used...

240 pages | 110 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#248858
Mar-2020
9781472978660
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Odonata Persica
Thomas Schneider(Author), Dietmar Ikemeyer(Author), Henri JF Dumont(Preface By)

Within a period of six years, from 2013 to 2018, the authors travelled 16 times to almost every Iranian province to investigate the indigenous dragonfly fauna. As a result one dragonfly could be described as a new species, Aeshna vercanica, and other...

250 pages | ~430 colour photos, colour distribution maps | Natur in Buch und Kunst
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#248901
Dec-2019
£94.99
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A Field Guide to the Insects of Great Britain and Ireland
Paul D Brock(Author)

Britain's Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and beautifully illustrated field guide to Britain and Ireland's twenty-five insect orders, concentrating on popular groups and species that can be identified in the field....

496 pages | 2000+ colour photos | WILDGuides
Flexibound
#248925
Apr-2020
9780691179278
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Winston Frank Ponder(Author), David R Lindberg(Author), Juliet Mary Ponder(Author)

The phylum Mollusca is the second largest group of animals and occur in virtually all habitats. Many non-marine molluscs are threatened with more recorded extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This text will provide the first general...

1633 pages | colour photos | CRC Press
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#248929
Dec-2019
9780367862107
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Habitats & Ecosystems

William J Mitsch(Author), James G Gosselink(Author)

Wetlands is the definitive guide to this fragile ecosystem, providing the most comprehensive coverage and in-depth information available in print. Recently updated and expanded, this latest edition contains brand new information on Wetland Ecosystem...

456 pages | b/w photos, illustrations, tables | John Wiley & Sons
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#248775
2015
9781118676820
£105.00
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Discovering England's Ancient Depths
Francis Pryor(Author)

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

436 pages | 40 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Head of Zeus
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#247230
Apr-2020
9781788547093
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#247229
2019
9781786692221
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Peter A Stroh(Author), Kevin Walker(Author), Stuart Smith(Author), Richard Jefferson(Author), Clare Pinches(Author), Tim Blackstock(Author), George F Peterken(Foreword By)

The composition of lowland grasslands in Britain and Ireland has changed radically in the last 80 years. Following a foreword by George Peterken and an introduction describing the history and types of lowland grassland and the reasons for change, the...

404 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps | Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland
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#248683
Nov-2019
9780901158611
£34.99
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Peter Frank Scogings(Editor), Mahesh Sankaran(Editor)

Increasingly recognized as synonymous with tropical grassy biomes, savannas are found in tropical and sub-tropical climates as well as warm, temperate regions of North America. Savanna Woody Plants and Large Herbivores examines the interactions...

784 pages | John Wiley & Sons
Hardback
#248691
2019
9781119081104
£110.00
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Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century
Alex J Dumbrell(Editor)

Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 62, the latest release in this ongoing series, includes specific chapters on tropical ecosystems in the 21st century. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st...

318 pages | Academic Press
Hardback
#248962
Mar-2020
9780128211342
£230.00
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A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Mongolian Grasslands
Colin G Brown(Editor)

This comprehensive book unravels the complexities of the grassland systems of Mongolia and northern China to identify the ways in which policies and incentives can be strengthened to improve grassland condition and herder livelihoods.Through an...

200 pages | Edward Elgar
Hardback
#248974
Feb-2020
9781788974042
£79.99
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Natural History

Chris Stuart(Author), Mathilde Stuart(Author)

Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central and East African Wildlife provides detailed coverage of tracks, droppings, bird pellets, nests and shelters, and feeding signs, not only for mammals, but also for birds,...

488 pages | colour & b/w photos and illustrations | Penguin Random House South Africa
Paperback
#248679
2019
9781775846925
£15.99
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Southern, Central and Western Highlands
Steve Kew(Author)

Walking the Munros is part of a two-volume describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland's 282 iconic 3000 ft+ mountains. Walking the Munros, Volume 1 covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen),...

268 pages | 80 colour photos and 60 colour maps | Cicerone Press
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#248812
2016
9781852848750
£14.95
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The Science and the Stories behind Nature's Greatest Wonder
Giles Whittell(Author)

How many snowflakes are needed to make a snowman? Where is the snowiest place on Earth? When will the last snowflake fall? Snow has a lot in common with religion. It comes from heaven. It changes everything. It creates an alternative reality and...

304 pages | 16 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations; b/w illustrations | Short Books
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#248842
2019
9781780724072
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#244135
2018
9781780723600
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Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach
Horatio Clare(Author)

In the depths of winter in 1705 the young Johann Sebastian Bach, then unknown as a composer and earning a modest living as a teacher and organist, set off on a long journey by foot to Lübeck to visit the composer Dieterich Buxterhude, a distance...

96 pages | Little Toller Books
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#248699
2019
9781908213778
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#244229
2018
9781908213648
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A Seasonal Guide to Nature’s Wild Harvests
John Wright(Author)

Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species that you can take home and eat. From dandelions in spring to sloe berries in autumn, via wild garlic, samphire,...

399 pages | colour photos | Profile Books
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#248574
Apr-2020
9781781256220
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#244420
2019
9781781256213
£17.99
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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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#248950
Jan-2020
9781474607162
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#247485
2019
9781474607155
£16.99
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Rosamund Kidman-Cox(Editor)

This is a collection of powerful images from past years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. Taken by photographers who are skilled in storytelling and reportage,...

128 pages | 70 colour photos | London Natural History Museum
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#248183
Apr-2020
9780565095062
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Dara McAnulty(Author)

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about...

240 pages | colour photos | Little Toller Books
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#248589
Apr-2020
9781908213792
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A Pocket Book on the Art of Calendars
Alexandra Harris(Author)

Human beings have been busy dividing and measuring time for thousands of years, sharing the names of days, months or seasons across cultures so that most of the world's population is now bound together by these conventions. But the marks we make...

112 pages | colour illustrations | Little Toller Books
Hardback
#248692
2019
9781908213808
£11.99
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Voices from the Winter Fields
Neil Sentance(Author)

In his haunting debut Water and Sky, published by Little Toller and Caught by the River in 2014, Neil Sentance explored the history of his family and the landscape which shaped them.Ridge & Furrow continues Neil's project to chart in prose...

96 pages | b/w photos | Little Toller Books
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#248693
2019
9781908213655
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Kenneth C Nystrom(Editor), Debra L Martin(Foreword By), Michael Sappol(Foreword By)

Encountering evidence of postmortem examinations – dissection or autopsy in historic skeletal collections is relatively rare, but recently there has been an increase in the number of reported instances. And much of what has been evaluated has...

346 pages | 66 colour & 33 b/w photos and illustrations, tables | Springer Nature
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#248735
2018
9783319800233
£119.99
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#248734
2016
9783319268347
£119.99
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Canoeing in the Wilderness
Henry David Thoreau(Author)

Thoreau's famous trip through the Maine Woods reissued to entertain, encourage, and inspire contemporary naturalists.Thoreau paints the woods and waterways of Maine with the same loving hand that described his Walden home, and entertains with the...

140 pages | Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Hardback
#248778
2018
9781423649144
£11.99
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A Birder Murder Mystery
Steve Burrows(Author)

A trail of a murder leads Domenic Jejeune across a vast continent...Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy Hey, Inspector Domenic Jejeune returns to Southern Ontario, where he receives news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood...

400 pages | Oneworld Publications
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#248800
2019
9781786075772
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Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms
Steve Kew(Author)

Walking the Munros is part of a two-volume describing challenging and inspiring routes to climb Scotland's 282 iconic 3000 ft+ mountains. This volume covers the northern Highlands (north of the Great Glen), the Cairngorms and Isle of Skye. 70...

320 pages | 100 colour photos, 60+ colour maps | Cicerone Press
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#248813
2016
9781852849313
£14.95
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The Farthest Journey Down the World's Longest River
West Hansen(Author)

Fifty-year-old canoe racer-turned-explorer West Hansen is planning to kayak the Amazon River when he learns that everyone – cartographers, adventurers, even his own sponsor, National Geographic Society – has misplaced the source of the...

436 pages | 212 Illustrations | Worldwide Waterways
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#248855
2019
9780578509730
£56.99
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María Montero(Author), Luciano Capelli(Author)

Costa Rica is much more than a verdant paradise. It's a land of diverse landscapes and cultures. This collection of regional guides under the Zona Tropical Publications imprint reveals unknown facets of Costa Rica and helps travelers understand...

66 pages | 79 colour photos, 8 b/w illustrations, 1 fold-out colour map | Comstock Publishing Associates
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#248856
2019
9781501739279
£14.99
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Yazmín Ross(Author), Luciano Capelli(Author)

Costa Rica is much more than a verdant paradise. It's a land of diverse landscapes and cultures. This collection of regional guides reveals unknown facets of Costa Rica and helps travelers understand what makes this country so unique.This volume...

64 pages | 80 colour photos, 10 colour illustrations, 1 fold-out colour map | Comstock Publishing Associates
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#248868
2019
9781501739293
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From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
Toby Musgrave(Author)

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia", and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical...

496 pages | 48 colour illustrations | Yale University Press
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#248875
Apr-2020
9780300223835
£24.99
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María Montero(Author), Luciano Capelli(Author)

Costa Rica is much more than a verdant paradise. It's a land of diverse landscapes and cultures. This collection of regional guides reveals unknown facets of Costa Rica and helps travelers understand what makes this country so unique. From the...

64 pages | 76 colour photos, 8 colour illustrations, 1 fold-out colour map | Comstock Publishing Associates
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#248883
2019
9781501739286
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Where Nature Meets Culture
Jayasilan Mohd-Azlan(Editor), Andrew Alek Tuen(Editor), Oswald Braken Tisen(Editor), Indraneil Das(Editor), Mohamad Kadim Haji Suaidi(Foreword By), Wan Hashim bin Wan Ibrahim(Preface By), Haji Zolkipli Mohamad Aton(Preface By)

The Santubong Peninsula in Malaysia is steeped in history and antiquity and is easily accessible throughout the year. The peninsula harbours mudflats, mangroves forest, mixed dipterocarp and cloud forests that show a vast vegetational diversity...

168 pages | colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour maps, colour tables | Natural History Publications Borneo
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#248919
2019
9789672008941
£39.99
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Walking the Wild Spine of Scotland
Chris Townsend(Author)

Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea. Walking before the Independence Referendum of 2014, and writing after the EU...

320 pages | Sandstone Press Ltd
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#248920
2018
9781912240227
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The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott
Francis Spufford(Author)

When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Everyone remembers the doomed Captain Oates's last words: 'I'm just going outside, and I may be some...

416 pages | Faber & Faber
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#248921
2018
9780571346783
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An Antarctic Diary
Con Curtis(Author)

This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent.The main body of Working at the End of...

309 pages | Austin Macauley Publishers
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#248934
2017
9781788232524
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#248933
2017
9781788232531
£14.99
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Illustrated Peeks into the Daily Lives of Indian Birds
Rohan Chakravarty(Author), TR Shankar Raman(Foreword By)

From the foreword:"Art and science come together rarely; they come together with humour even more rarely. In this book, as in much of Rohan Chakravarty's work, they all meld beautifully, with touches of allure, sensitivity and grace. Here,...

106 pages | colour illustrations | Bombay Natural History Society
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#248937
2019
9789384678098
£39.99
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Kate Baker(Author), Gianluca Foli(Illustrator)

Discover the secret lives of more than 30 extraordinary creatures that share our cities. From red foxes sneaking rides on London buses to leopards prowling the backstreets of Mumbai, Wild In The City explores the clever ways animals have adapted to...

112 pages | colour illustrations | Lonely Planet Kids
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#248939
2019
9781788684903
£12.99
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Anne Rooney(Author), Lucy Rose(Illustrator)

Explore the animal kingdom like never before with the Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids. Unfold maps to reveal animals from every continent and lift the flaps to see their unique environments and habitats.Discover a world of animal facts,...

32 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Lonely Planet Kids
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#248940
2019
9781788682602
£12.99
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Explore, Create and Investigate!
Andrea Quigley(Author), Paulina Morgan(Illustrator)

Bees are one of the hardest working insects on our planet. As they buzz from plant to plant, they spread pollen which helps our food to grow. Without them, the world would be a very different place. Discover all you need to know about bees and their...

64 pages | colour illustrations | QED Publishing
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#249011
2017
9781784937898
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The Story of a Gamble, Two Black Holes, and a New Age of Astronomy
Marcia Bartusiak(Author)

An updated classic that recounts the long hunt for Einstein's predicted gravitational waves – and celebrates their recent discoveryIn February 2016, astronomers announced that they had verified the last remaining prediction of...

296 pages | 56 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#248847
2017
9780300223392
£12.99
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Stephen R Gliessman(Author)

Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic.Designed to accompany...

240 pages | b/w illustrations, tables | CRC Press
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#248674
2015
9781439895719
£33.99
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Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever
Chip Walter(Author)

This gripping narrative explores today's scientific pursuit of immortality, with exclusive visits inside Silicon Valley labs and interviews with the visionaries who believe we will soon crack the aging process and cure death.We live in an age...

320 pages | National Geographic Society
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#248672
Jan-2020
9781426219801
£17.99
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The Final Book from Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking(Author), Lucy Hawking(Afterword by)

The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest...

128 pages | John Murray
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#248848
Mar-2020
9781473695993
£8.99
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#243082
2018
9781473695986
£14.99
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The 50 Most Elemental Concepts in Chemistry, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Nivaldo J Tro(Editor)

As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry explains the diversity of all things tangible at a molecular level. Chemistry is the science of matter – its composition, structure, properties, and how it changes. Understand...

160 pages | colour illustrations | The Ivy Press
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#248187
Apr-2020
9781782409724
£9.99
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#244652
2017
9781782405085
£14.99
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Cerian Ruth Webb(Author), Mirela Domijan(Author)

This textbook takes you from the very first time you open MATLAB through to a position where you can comfortably integrate this computer language into your research or studies. Introduction to MATLAB for Biologists will familiarise you with the...

175 pages | 27 colour & 3 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248670
2019
9783030213367
£54.99
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Jerome Mertz(Author)

This fully updated, self-contained textbook covering modern optical microscopy equips students with a solid understanding of the theory underlying a range of advanced techniques. Two new chapters cover pump-probe techniques, and imaging in scattering...

462 pages | 23 b/w photos, 141 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#248717
2019
9781108428309
£74.99
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Collection Storage
Lisa Elkin(Editor), Christopher A Norris(Editor)

Good storage is the foundation of effective collection care – advancing conservation while promoting accessibility and use. Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage covers all types of collections, including science, fine and decorative art,...

944 pages | American Institute for Conservation
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#248753
2019
9780997867923
£250.00
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Phil Clay(Author)

A fascinating look at animals and their unique relationship with humans. Packed full of interesting and strange facts. A perfect gift book for animal lovers, inquisitive readers or those with a sense of humour.What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is...

72 pages | Troubador Publishing
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#248764
2018
9781789013733
£8.99
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Ken Binmore(Author)

Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an...

200 pages | 25 b/w photos and b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248851
2007
9780199218462
£8.99
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Will Manley(Author), Katharine Foot(Author), Andrew Davis(Author)

This brand new Oxford Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management addresses the increasing overlap between agricultural sectors and the demands of the management of rural land and property. It covers the main areas of agricultural management,...

464 pages | 20 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248905
2019
9780199654406
£8.99
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Conservation & Biodiversity

Where Borneo Begins
Mustafa Abdul Rahman(Editor), Andrew Alek Tuen(Editor), Indraneil Das(Editor), Mohamad Kadim Haji Suaidi(Foreword By)

Gazetted in 1994, the 1379 ha Tanjung Datu National Park, at the western-most tip of Sarawak, is the smallest national park in the state of Malaysia. Nonetheless, the park is a rich reservoir of biodiversity, from beautiful coral reefs to pristine...

126 pages | colour photos, colour maps | Natural History Publications Borneo
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#248918
2015
9789838121644
£24.99
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William J Sutherland(Editor), Lynn V Dicks(Editor), Nancy Ockendon(Editor), Silviu O Petrovan(Editor), Rebecca K Smith(Editor)

- What are the best means of reducing illegal hunting of primates?- Does changing the type of livestock benefit heathland vegetation?- Does removing the upper layer of peat enhance peatland restoration?- Is flame treatment effective for dealing with...

708 pages | colour tables | OpenBook Publishers
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#248715
2019
9781783747627
£42.50
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#248716
2019
9781783747634
£55.99
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Saving and Using the World’s Wild Places
Jeremy Purseglove(Author)

From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. Working with Nature is the story of a lifetime of...

271 pages | b/w photos | Profile Books
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#248575
Apr-2020
9781788161602
£9.99
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#244422
2019
9781788161596
£9.99
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The Rise and Fall of The Wilderness Society.
William J Lines(Author)

A decade ago, The Wilderness Society, the most effective conservation group in Australia's history, plunged into mediocrity and irrelevance. Failing Nature tells the story of how a few bushwalkers and nature lovers organised to prevent a dam on a...

258 pages | b/w photos | Envirobook
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#248701
2019
9780858812550
£62.99
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Hal Markowitz(Author), Jenny Markowitz(Illustrator)

Hal Markowitz has been an internationally popular lecturer and consultant on environmental enrichment for four decades. Enriching Animal Lives is chock full of recipes for enriching lives of a wide range of animals along with a generous sprinkling of...

246 pages | b/w illustrations | Mauka Press
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#248712
2011
9780983357919
£31.99
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From Buddha to Leonardo DiCaprio
László Erdõs(Author)

This book provides an introduction into the diversity of the environmental movement through great characters in the green sector. Green Heroes describes inspiring personal achievements, and at the same time it provides readers with information...

160 pages | Springer Nature
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#248755
Jan-2020
9783030318055
£24.99
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John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain
David Wilkinson(Author)

National Parks are Britain's breathing spaces – protected areas enjoyed by the millions of visitors attracted every year by their tranquillity, beauty and landscape. Fifteen National Parks cover a significant share of Britain's total...

286 pages | 16 plates with colour photos and 2 colour maps; b/w photos, tables | Signal Books Ltd
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#248910
2019
9781909930797
£19.99
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Science and Tourism in The Bahamas
Amelia Moore(Author)

Destination Anthropocene documents the emergence of new travel imaginaries forged at the intersection of the natural sciences and the tourism industry in a Caribbean archipelago. Known to travelers as a paradise of sun, sand, and sea, The Bahamas is...

216 pages | 15 b/w illustrations, 1 map | University of California Press
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#248912
2019
9780520298934
£24.99
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#248911
2019
9780520298927
£69.99
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India's Experiments in Saving Nature
Bahar Dutt(Author)

We live in a time of serious environmental catastrophes. Every year we lose thousands of species, even as others slip deeper into danger.The extinction crisis is well known; what is not are stories of people trying to turn the tide. In Rewilding,...

244 pages | Oxford University Press
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#248951
Nov-2019
9780199474110
£26.99
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Ornithology

Roger Tory Peterson(Author), Peter Pyle(Contributor), Michael DiGiorgio(Contributor), Paul Lehman(Contributor), Larry Rosche(Contributor)

For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Now that the American Birding Association...

608 pages | plates with colour illustrations | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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#247813
Apr-2020
9781328771445
£29.99
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Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica (AOCR)(Author), Richard Garrigues(Author), Marcelo Araya-Salas(Author)

This is the 2017 version of the the Official list, revised by the Costa Rican Ornithological Association's Committee on Rare Species and Ornithological Registers in Costa Rica - Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica (AOCR).

54 pages | no illustrations | Asociacion Ornitologica de Costa Rica
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#248822
2016
9781541383913
£10.99
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An Identification Guide to the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland
Rob Hume(Author), Robert Still(Author), Andy Swash(Author), Hugh Harrop(Author), David Tipling(Author)

A bestselling guide since it was first published, Britain’s Birds has quickly established itself as the go-to photographic identification guide to the birds of Great Britain and Ireland – the most comprehensive, up-to-date, practical and...

576 pages | 3200+ colour photos | WILDGuides
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#248886
Feb-2020
9780691199795
£14.99
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#227304
2016
9780691158891
£13.99
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Winged Words
Jeremy Mynott(Author)

Birds pervaded the ancient world, impressing their physical presence on the daily experience and imaginations of ordinary people and figuring prominently in literature and art. They provided a fertile source of symbols and stories in myths and...

451 pages | 95 colour photos and colour illustrations, 9 b/w illustrations, 2 b/w maps | Oxford University Press
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#248090
Apr-2020
9780198853114
£13.99
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#237754
2018
9780198713654
£22.99
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From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing – What Birds Are Doing, and Why
David Allen Sibley(Author)

The bird book for birders and non-birders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing – and why"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same Cardinal that...

288 pages | 430+ colour illustrations | Knopf Publishing Group
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#247791
Apr-2020
9780307957894
£39.99
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A Quest to See Them All
Charles Bergman(Author)

Both a love letter and a call to action, this narrative and photographic book chronicles the author and his wife in their quest to see every penguin species on the planet. In the process, he muses about adventure, conservation, and what it is about...

224 pages | colour photos | Sasquatch Books
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#248334
Apr-2020
9781632172662
£24.99
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Dan Puplett(Author), Chris Shields(Illustrator)

Many birds are shy and easily disturbed. But just like mammals, birds leave clues when they have visited. From footprints and feathers to probe holes and peck marks, bird activity can be spotted in gardens, woodland, sandy beaches and muddy...

12 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Field Studies Council (FSC)
Unbound
#248661
2019
9781908819505
£3.99
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Amazingly Ingenious and Intricate
Stan Tekiela(Author)

Nests are among the most amazing dwelling places in the entire animal kingdom. Few creatures craft sich brilliant and involved homes as birds do. From holes drilled into trees to intrically woven cups, these magnificent structures are worthy of our...

128 pages | colour photos | Adventure Publications
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#248665
2015
9781591934684
£17.99
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Roger White(Author)

This is a Guide to the best bird sites in the Netherlands, featuring over 100 sites with access details, colour maps, and GPS coordinates. Colour photographs show both sites and birds. The descriptions of habitats and species include advice on fnding...

207 pages | colour photos, colour maps | Roger White (privately published)
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#248677
2019
9780957169531
£24.95
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Steve J White(Editor), Dave A Bickerton(Author), Mark Breaks(Author), Stephen Dunstan(Author), Nick Godden(Author), Bob Harris(Author), Barry McCarthy(Author), Pete J Marsh(Author), Stephen J Martin(Author), Tim Vaughan(Author), JF Wright(Author)

This report contains the systematic list of bird species observed in Lancashire, north west England, during 2018. Also included is the Lancashire ringing report, a survey of breeding willow tits, and an article on skylark numbers on the Sefton Coast.

152 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps, tables | Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society
Paperback
#248726
2019
9781999731274
£6.99
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

Southeast Asia, as covered in this guide, includes Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Cambodia, & the Philippines. From incredible mountains to lush mangroves, a vast range of wildlife can be found throughout this...

12 pages | colour illustrations, 1 colour map | Waterford Press
Unbound
#248751
2015
9781583559611
£6.25
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
James R Kavanagh(Author), Raymond Leung(Illustrator)

A top birding destination, this Caribbean island is home to hundreds of species including many endemics. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing...

12 pages | colour illustrations, 1 colour map | Waterford Press
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#248769
2016
9781620051948
£6.25
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A 30-Year Study – Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
Manee Archawaranon(Author), Pornchai Wongwasana(Illustrator), Songwit Seekitikul(Illustrator)

The Hill Mynah in Thailand is an integration of the field, experimental, and laboratory studies conducted from 1987 to 2017 on Gracula religiosa, the hill mynah, a member of the starling family, resident in hill regions of South Asia and Southeast...

276 pages | colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps | Ramkhamhaeng University, Faculty of Science
Hardback
#248774
2018
9786164683136
£185.00
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A Photographic Guide – Including Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Amano Samarpan(Author)

Among the Birds of India captures the rich diversity of avian life in the Indian subcontinent in stunning photographs. Some birds pictured are quite common, others much rarer. An independent yet complementary volume to A Photographic Guide to the...

colour photos | Wisdom Tree
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#248784
2019
9788183285384
£24.99
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William E Davis, Jr.(Editor)

This is the fourth volumes describing the history of American Ornithology at universities, museums, government agencies, societies, and foundations written by key figures at those institutions. Volume 4 contains chapters on: the American...

506 pages | b/w photos | Nuttall Ornithological Club
Hardback
#248802
2019
£59.99
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Jon L Dunn(Editor), Jonathan Alderfer(Editor)

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with its best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. To...

432 pages | colour illustrations, 560 colour distribution maps | National Geographic Society
Paperback
#248805
2008
9781426203305
£22.50
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Jon L Dunn(Editor), Jonathan Alderfer(Editor)

New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with its best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. To...

447 pages | colour illustrations, 600 colour distribution maps | National Geographic Society
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#248806
2008
9781426203312
£22.50
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Stan Tekiela(Author)

Make bird watching in Arizona even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Arizona. This book...

364 pages | colour photos, distribution maps | Adventure Publications
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#248815
2003
9781591930150
£17.99
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Stan Tekiela(Author)

Make bird watching in New Mexico even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela's field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Mexico. This book...

364 pages | colour photos, distribution maps | Adventure Publications
Paperback
#248841
2003
9781591930204
£17.99
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An Illustrated Natural History of Bird Migration
Mike Unwin(Author), David Tipling(Author)

The vast transcontinental journeys made every year by millions of feathered migrants were not known to naturalists before the late nineteenth century. Even today, while cutting-edge technology such as geolocators and isotope analysis helps us map...

288 pages | 300 colour photos and colour illustrations | Yale University Press
Hardback
#248874
Mar-2020
9780300247442
£23.99
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Journeys in Search of a Wild Nation
Conor W O’Brien(Author)

Twelve birds. One country. A wild Ireland waiting to be discovered.In Ireland Through Birds, Conor O'Brien takes the reader on an ornithological adventure around Ireland in search of twelve of our rarest and most elusive birds. Along the journey...

201 pages | 12 b/w illustrations | Merrion Press
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#248903
2019
9781785373053
£14.99
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Field Study Equipment

Tide Times for 2020 and 2021
W Duncan Ogilvie(Author)

The QuickTide charts allow for quick and intuitive determination of tide times for a particular date and place. QuickTide North covers the coast of Scotland, nothern England, northern Wales, as well as part of Northern Ireland.Consult the tables to...

4 pages | 1 colour map with rotating disc, 2 tables | QT International Ltd
Other
#248760
2019
9781902830759
£7.99
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Tide Times for 2020 and 2021
W Duncan Ogilvie(Author)

The QuickTide charts allow for quick and intuitive determination of tide times for a particular date and place. QuickTide South West covers the coast of  South-West England, South and West Wales, Ireland, and Cherbourg to Gibraltar.Consult the...

4 pages | 1 colour map with rotating disc, 2 tables | QT International Ltd
Other
#248762
2019
9781902830735
£7.99
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Tide Times for 2020 and 2021
W Duncan Ogilvie(Author)

The QuickTide charts allow for quick and intuitive determination of tide times for a particular date and place. QuickTide South East covers the coast of South-East England and Belgium to Cherbourg.Consult the tables to determine a date code shown on...

4 pages | 1 colour map with rotating disc, 2 tables | QT International Ltd
Other
#248761
2019
9781902830742
£7.99
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Botany

Thomas Pakenham(Author)

In a handsome paperback volume with flaps, Pakenham embarks on a five-year odyssey to most of the temperate and tropical regions of the world to photograph 60 trees of remarkable personality and presence.Many of these trees were already famous...

192 pages | 90 colour photos, 40 b/w illustrations | Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Paperback
#248825
2003
9780393325294
£19.99
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Dietmar Achele(Author), Heinz-Werner Schwegler(Author), Mark Bachofer(Foreword By)

Grasses are the most common plants of Germany's flora but are difficult to identify. This standard work allows readers to do so. More than 400 detailed colour illustrations and a detailed key with 350 black and white drawings make the...

223 pages | 400+ colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations | Kosmos Verlag
Hardback
#248924
2017
9783440154083
£29.99
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Chris Thorogood(Author), Simon Hiscock(Author), David Bellamy(Foreword By)

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve is the most comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense...

272 pages | 650+ colour photos, 780+ b/w illustrations, 3 maps | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Paperback
#248669
2019
9781842466964
£32.99
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Hardback
#212520
2014
9781842464977
£24.99
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Charles Botha(Author), Julia Botha(Author)

Not just another gardening book, Bring Nature Back to your Garden motivates gardeners to adopt a completely different mind-set: instead of growing foreign plants and killing perceived pests, gardeners can benefit from planting indigenous vegetation...

320 pages | <100 colour illustrations, b/w illustrations | I-Go-Books
Paperback
#237002
2010
9780620482288
£14.95
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Jonathan Drori(Author), Lucille Clerc(Illustrator)

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from...

240 pages | colour illustrations | Laurence King
Paperback
#248891
Mar-2020
9781786276063
£12.99
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Hardback
#240395
2018
9781786271617
£13.99
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Kate Bretherton(Author), Donato Cinicolo(Illustrator)

The Hello Trees Explorer Kit contain all 10 of the Hello Trees books and comes in a strong plastic box with a carrying strap – perfectly sized for small explorers. The kit is completed with a magnifying glass and a sticker set – so...

120 pages | 200 colour photographs, 20 colour illustrations | Hello Trees
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#248666
2015
9780992799441
£24.99
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Kate Bretherton(Author), Donato Cinicolo(Illustrator)

The Hello Trees Classroom Pack contains all 10 Hello Trees books plus a Tree Guide. It comes packaged in a sturdy plastic storage box. Also available as an explorer kit that adds a magnifying glass and sticker sheet.Loved by teachers, play leaders...

120 pages | 200 colour photographs, 20 colour illustrations | Hello Trees
Paperback
#248667
2015
9780992799434
£22.50
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A Field Guide
Ann Hillmann Kitalong(Author), Makoto Uesugi(Illustrator)

Orchids of Palau: A Field Guide includes 51 species with photographs and 39 descriptions. These species were selected based upon availability of literature and print quality images. The goal of this field guide is to share existing knowledge about...

108 pages | colour photos | Environment, Inc.
Paperback
#248678
2017
9789829801654
£25.99
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Alan C Leslie(Author)

Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse lowland habitats and varied geology with a long history of botanical recording. This 1,000-page flora, one of the largest to be published in recent years, covers 2,330 species and hybrids. This is an increase of...

1000 pages | colour photos | Royal Horticultural Society
Hardback
#248681
Nov-2019
9781907057991
£69.99
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Tim Rich(Author), Andy McVeigh(Author), Martin Godfrey(Editor)

There can be few more striking, instantly recognisable plants than the beautiful spring gentian or the perennial centaury. However, other British and Irish members of the gentian family may be more difficult to identify for a variety of reasons,...

180 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings, distribution maps | Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland
Paperback
#248682
Nov-2019
9780901158550
£17.50
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Alicia Grobler(Editor), Gillian S Condy(Illustrator)

Flowering Plants of Africa is a peer-reviewed biennial series containing colour plates with descriptions of flowering plants of Africa and its neighbouring islands. The journal has become a collector’s item of the African and specifically South...

183 pages | 20 plates with colour illustrations; colour photos, b/w distribution maps | South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)
Paperback
#248722
2019
9781928224327
£29.99
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Jimi Blake's World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens
Jimi Blake(Author), Noël Kingsbury(Author), Fergus Garrett(Foreword By)

Jimi Blake has spent the last 25 years discovering stand-out plants which he grows in dynamic and innovative ways at the fabulous Hunting Brook Gardens.As we "walk the garden" in this absorbing book it's impossible not to gasp at his...

224 pages | colour photos | Filbert Press
Hardback
#248725
2019
9781999734527
£24.99
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Dicotyledoneae: Apiales, Aquifoliales, Asterales (p.p.), Bruniales, Dipsacales, Escalloniales, Solanales (p.p.)

Flora Vascular de la Républica Argentina, Volume 20(2) is part of a new Spanish flora that follows up on the Flora Fanerogamica Argentina that was published in 106 fascicles between 1992 and 2008.Volume 20(2) covers 16 families of Dicots with...

498 pages | plates with colour photos; b/w line drawings | Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (CONICET-UNC)
Hardback
#248787
Nov-2019
£425.00
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Bryophyta: Sphagnum - Tetrodontium
Niklas Lönnell(Author), Tomas Hallingbäck(Author), Christopher Reisborg(Illustrator)

This volume of the Encyclopedia of the Swedish Flora and Fauna covers all 78 species found in Sweden within 11 moss genera. They are presented in a systematic order and are described with text, pictures and distribution maps. Identification keys are...

416 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | ArtDatabanken (Swedish Threatened Species Unit)
Hardback
#248794
Dec-2019
9789187853524
£110.00
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The Book That Transforms into a Work of Art

This lavish book displays and describes the characteristics of more than 50 varieties of flower. Exquisite botanical illustrations accompany a lyrical text by nature writer and botanist Michael Scott. Press-out sections enable you to reveal the...

112 pages | colour illustrations | Andre Deutsch
Hardback
#248799
2018
9780233005607
£19.99
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An Unusual History of Everyday Plants
Fez Inkwright(Author)

Throughout history, plants have played a key and vital role to our existence. Whether as a foodstuff, medicine, building material, or religious aid, the way that we re-purpose and domesticate plants has shaped a core part of the development of human...

168 pages | b/w illustrations | Liminal 11
Hardback
#248828
2019
9781912634118
£11.99
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Lin Qi(Editor)

This book is the second supplemental volume to the series Type Specimens in China National Herbarium (PE). It includes 495 type specimens of vascular plants newly published and preserved at the herbarium. These have been obtained through gifts or...

590 pages | colour photos | Henan Science and Technology Publishing House
Hardback
#248832
2019
9787534994227
£260.00
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Anne H Outwater(Author), Ilana M Locker(Author), Roy E Gereau(Author), Dame Jane Goodall(Foreword By)

A Garden Guide to Native Plants of Coastal East Africa outlines how and what to plant in order to rejuvenate the coastal East African ecosystem through gardens, school yards, roadways, and public places. The authors have selected some 60 indigenous...

252 pages | colour photos | Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
Paperback
#248834
2019
9789987083985
£69.99
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Terence D Pennington(Author)

The Ecuadorian members of the tree genus Inga are revised. Eighty-one native species are documented in Ecuador, one of which, I. pellicula T. D. Penn., is described as new to science. Keys to species and subspecific taxa are presented along with...

221 pages | 5 colour photos, 84 b/w line drawings, 1 b/w map | Botanical Institute, Goteborg University
Paperback
#248845
2019
9789198456509
£62.99
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A Handbook
Sarat Misra(Author), Dariusz L Szlachetko(Foreword By)

Orchids of India: A Handbook includes all known species of orchids found in India and enumerates all the 1484 taxa (1430 species, 8 subspecies and 46 varieties).The author's previous book, Orchids of India: A Glimpse, which was published in the...

652 pages | 225 colour photos, 480 b/w line drawings | Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Hardback
#248859
1970
9788121110136
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Salvatore Brullo(Author), Cristian Brullo(Author), Salvatore Cambria(Author), Gianpietro Giusso del Galdo(Author)

This book discusses the remarkable plant diversity of the Maltese Archipelago. Despite its relatively small area and long-term human exploitation, many different plant communities occur in this territory. The book presents phytosociological...

125 pages | 22 colour & 7 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248860
Jan-2020
9783030345242
£109.99
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Sudhir Chandra(Author)

The present work represents volume 24 of the projected 27 volumes. It is hoped to cover 18,000 to 20,000 commemorative names covering all fields of botany.Generic names have been used as markers through which light is thrown on the botanical history...

530 pages | no illustrations | Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
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#248866
2019
9788121110006
£89.99
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What We Learn From the Green in the Treeless White World
Yoo Kyung Lee(Author)

The Arctic is a special world. The Arctic Ocean is covered by white sea ice, and its margins are surrounded by bare terrestrial regions, known as tundra. Tundra is a cold and dry environment without trees, but even in the absence of trees, tundra...

170 pages | 75 colour & 20 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248867
Mar-2020
9783030345594
£24.99
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Mammals

Daniel Allen(Author)

Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This, however,...

192 pages | 103 colour & b/w illustrations | Reaktion Books
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#248763
Apr-2020
9781789142242
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What 73 Chimpanzees Taught Me About Life, Love, and Connection
Sheri Speede(Author)

In September 2008 Dorothy, a female chimp in her late forties, died of congestive heart failure at Cameroon's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. A photo of Dorothy's funeral, in which Dr. Sherri Speede was cradling Dorothy's head while...

288 pages | 16 plates with colour photos | HarperOne
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#248821
2014
9780062132499
£12.99
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Steve Gronert Ellerhoff(Author)

Though moles are rarely seen, they live in close proximity to humans around the world. Gardeners and farmers go to great lengths to remove molehills from their fields and gardens; mole-catching has been a profession for the past two millennia. Moles...

240 pages | 102 colour & 5 b/w photos and illustrations | Reaktion Books
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#248730
Apr-2020
9781789142228
£12.95
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A Wild Dog's Life
Nicholas Dyer(Author), Peter Blinston(Author), Mark Carwardine(Foreword By)

The painted wolf is a unique and remarkable creature. On the one hand it is Africa's most successful predator, yet on the other it is an incredibly social animal, caring deeply for its family's wellbeing in a tightly knit pack. The alpha...

312 pages | 225 colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations | Lycaon Ventures
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#248759
2019
9781999611033
£78.99
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Bob Hayes(Author)

Bob Hayes researched wolves in the Yukon for 20 years. Using a combination of narratives and easy-to-follow essays, his book follows the history of the Yukon wolf from the end of the Ice Age to present day. Bob Hayes also explores his original...

278 pages | b/w photos | Wolves of the Yukon Publishing
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#248814
2010
9780986737602
£32.99
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How the Town of Churchill Learned to Love Its Polar Bears

For nearly a quarter century, the polar bears of Churchill in the far north of Manitoba, Canada, were routinely run down and shot by the military, by residents and by conservation officers who were brought in during the late 1960s to protect...

312 pages | colour & b/w illustrations | Fitzhenry and Whiteside
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#248824
2014
9781554553228
£34.99
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Reptiles & Amphibians

Stephen Spawls(Author), Bill Branch(Author)

Africa is a true hotspot for snake diversity, with several hundred species. Unfortunately, a scared snake or one that is trodden on may bite, and some species have venom that can prove fatal.The Dangerous Snakes of Africa is an indispensable guide to...

256 pages | 400 colour photos | Bloomsbury Publishing
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#248266
Apr-2020
9781472960269
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Indraneil Das(Author), Yong Min Pui(Author), Sing-Tyan Pang(Author), Taha Wahab(Author), Suhaili Mokhtar(Author), Stefan T Hertwig(Author), Alexander Haas(Author), T Ulmar Grafe(Author)

This field guide to the amphibians of western Sarawak describes a total of 95 species, representing over half the described amphibian fauna of Borneo. It is based on the authors' inventories to determine amphibian diversity that were conducted at...

102 pages | colour photos | Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
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#248747
2019
9789839151107
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Marine & Freshwater Biology

Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
Ned DeLoach(Author), Anna Deloach(Author), Paul Humann(Author)

Exactly 20 years after the publication of the 1st edtiion, New World Publications is releasing a new, updated and enlarged 2nd edition of Reef Fish Behavior: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. The new, 448-page edition includes 588 photos, emphasizes reef...

448 pages | 588 colour photos | New World Publications
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#248801
2019
9781878348685
£44.99
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Processes, Systems, and Impacts
Michel J Kaiser(Editor), Martin J Attrill(Editor), Simon Jennings(Editor), David Thomas(Editor)

Striking full colour illustrations and photographs bring this integrated and stimulating survey of marine ecology to life. Through its unique structure, Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a systems-orientated approach from a truly...

584 pages | 460 illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248163
Apr-2020
9780198717850
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Eric Freedman(Editor), Mark Neuzil(Editor)

The Great Lakes Basin in North America holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water. Threats to habitats and biodiversity have economic, political, national security, and cultural implications and ramifications that cross the US-Canadian...

216 pages | 43 b/w illustrations | Earthscan
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#248739
2019
9780367376994
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#235321
2017
9781138285811
£120.00
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Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory
Jeffrey C Carrier(Editor), Michael R Heithaus(Editor), Colin A Simpfendorfer(Editor)

The study of shark biology has benefited in the past decade by the development and rapid expansion of novel techniques that have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, age and growth, movement,...

391 pages | 79 colour photos and colour illustrations, 30 b/w illustrations, tables | CRC Press
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#248943
Nov-2019
9780367893439
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#235421
2018
9781138032927
£76.99
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One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon – Before It's Too Late
Tucker Malarkey(Author)

One man's bold mission to save the world's last great salmon habitat – before it's too late.In the tradition of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Orchid Thief, Stronghold is Tucker Malarkey's gripping account of one man's...

378 pages | 16 plates with colour & b/w photos | Short Books
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#248519
Apr-2020
9781780724287
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#245422
2019
9781780724010
£16.99
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Gopal Ji Srivastava(Author)

This book is a revision of the author's 1962 PhD thesis from the University of Gorakhpur and describes the freshwater fish fauna of the lanlocked Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

207 pages | b/w illustrations | Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan
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#248673
2016
9789351460480
£25.99
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Waterproof Pocket Guide: Instant ID for Snorkelers and Divers
John P Hoover(Author)

A waterproof, pocket-sized photo identification guide of 150 most commonly seen fish in Hawaii that snorkelers and divers can take with them underwater.

24 pages | colour photos | Mutual Publishing
Paperback
#248680
2006
9781566477666
£9.99
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Mizoi Yūichi(Author)

This book interprets the relationship between humans and aquatic organisms from ancient times to the present transition of aquariumsWhat is the meaning behind "watching fish"? Beginning with ancient fish pond culture, a unique aquarium...

360 pages | 200+ colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations | Benseishuppan
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#248839
2018
9784585222101
£54.99
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Shōbunsha Ryokō Gaidobukku Henshū-Bu(Editor)

This compact guidebook by the Shobunsha editorial department selects the best aquaria in Japan to visit. A wide range of popular aquariums in each prefecture as well as popular large spots are included.Summary in...

112 pages | colour photos | Shōbunsha
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#248840
2018
9784398145598
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A Practical Training Guide in Marine Biology
Kazuo Inaba(Editor), Jason Hall-Spencer(Editor)

Japanese Marine Life provides an overview of Japanese marine fauna and flora, including planktonic and benthic organisms. Introducing the curricula of contemporary practical marine training courses offered at a range of Japanese universities, this is...

200 pages | 30 colour photos & 40 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248864
Apr-2020
9789811513251
£59.99
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A Pocket Field Guide to the East Coast of South Africa
Judy Mann(Author), Bruce Mann(Author)

Animals of the Rocky Shores is written by marine biologists Judy and Bruce Mann and beautifully designed by Di Martin. The writing is easy to understand, with hundreds of photographs that make the text come alive. The photos are taken in the field,...

150 pages | colour photos | Flora & Fauna Publications Trust
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#248876
2019
£19.99
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WB Scott(Author)

From the more than one million square miles of the six eastern provinces of Canada 154 species of freshwater fishes have been reported. This edition of Freshwater Fishes of Eastern Canada, originally published in 1954 and made available again via the...

152 pages | University of Toronto Press
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#248885
1954
9781487581992
£31.50
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Evolutionary Biology

Michael J Benton(Editor), John Cunningham Lilly(Author), Tom Davies(Author), Phillip CJ Donoghue(Author), Andy Fraass(Author), Christine M Janis(Author), Davide Pisani(Author), Emily Rayfield(Author), Daniela Schmidt(Author), Jakob Vinther(Author), Tom Williams(Author)

A newly revised and fully updated edition of the market-leading introduction to palaeontology. For this sixth edition, Richard Cowen, the author of the original five editions published between 1990 to 2013, turned to the palaeontology group at the...

400 pages | colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations | Wiley-Blackwell
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#248861
2019
9781119482215
£54.99
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Ian J Deary(Author)

Some people are cleverer than others. This everyday observation is the subject of an academic field that is often portrayed as confused and controversial, when in fact, the field of intelligence holds some of psychology's best-replicated...

144 pages | 20 b/w illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248146
Mar-2020
9780198796206
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The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals
Annalisa Berta(Author)

Return to the Sea portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals, from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago whose ancestors walked on land, to deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times....

205 pages | 44 b/w photos, 54 b/w illustrations, 3 tables | University of California Press
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#248711
Apr-2020
9780520355521
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#196086
2012
9780520270572
£65.99
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Henkjan Honing(Editor), W Tecumseh Fitch(Foreword By)

Research shows that all humans have a predisposition for music, just as they do for language. All of us can perceive and enjoy music, even if we can't carry a tune and consider ourselves "unmusical". The Origins of Musicality offers...

392 pages | 28 b/w illustrations | MIT Press
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#248737
2019
9780262538510
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#237786
2018
9780262037457
£39.99
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The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
Nicholas A Christakis(Author)

A cutting-edge exploration of the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, arguing that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years, societies have shaped, and are still...

496 pages | Illustrations | Little, Brown and Company
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#248524
Apr-2020
9780316497176
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#247889
Mar-2020
9780316230049
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#245472
2019
9780316230032
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Marta Szulkin(Editor), Jason Munshi-South(Editor), Anne Charmantier(Editor), Marina Alberti(Foreword By)

Urban Evolutionary Biology fills an important knowledge gap on wild organismal evolution in the urban environment, whilst offering a novel exploration of the fast-growing new field of evolutionary research. The growing rate of urbanization and the...

352 pages | Oxford University Press
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#248697
Feb-2020
9780198836858
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#248698
Feb-2020
9780198836841
£74.99
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Robert N Brandon(Author), Daniel W McShea(Author)

Following up on their 2010 book Biology's First Law, in this Element the authors give an exposition of what they believe to be "biology's first law." They have labelled this law the "Zero Force Evolutionary Law" (ZFEL). It...

75 pages | 9 b/w illustrations, 1 table | Cambridge University Press
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#248704
Dec-2019
9781108716680
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Curation, Reburial and Repatriation
Margaret Clegg(Author)

Working with human remains raises a whole host of ethical issues, from how the remains are used to how and where they are stored. Over recent years, attitudes towards repatriation and reburial have changed considerably and there are now laws in many...

240 pages | 19 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#248967
Mar-2020
9781107485433
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#248966
Mar-2020
9781107098381
£59.99
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How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer
Athena Aktipis(Author)

When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary...

264 pages | Princeton University Press
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#248973
Apr-2020
9780691163840
£21.99
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Ecology

Karel Prach(Author), Lawrence R Walker(Author)

Despite a century of study by ecologists, recovery following disturbances (succession) is not fully understood. This book provides the first global synthesis that compares plant succession in all major terrestrial biomes and after all major...

300 pages | 91 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#248749
Mar-2020
9781108460248
£34.99
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#248750
Mar-2020
9781108472760
£69.99
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When to Leave and Where to Go
Daniel Oro(Author)

This novel, transdisciplinary work explains how perturbations (defined as strong disturbances or deviations to a system) can affect the population dynamics of social animals, including ourselves.Social responses to perturbations, especially dispersal...

176 pages | Oxford University Press
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#248850
Mar-2020
9780198849834
£49.99
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Earth System Sciences

Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management
Mary Carmel Finley(Author)

Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, theoretically, the largest catch that can be taken...

210 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps | University of Chicago Press
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#248714
2019
9780226701622
£23.99
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A Guide to Weather
Jon Shonk(Author)

In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from...

160 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Dunedin Academic Press
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#248843
Feb-2020
9781780460918
£9.99
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Roger Osborne(Author)

The North York Moors National Park is full of beautiful and varied landscapes. Heather moorland, pasture-covered dales, enchanting forests and high cliffs combine in a dazzling tapestry. Beneath all these lie the famous Jurassic rocks of North...

64 pages | 139 colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, and colour maps | High Tide Publishing
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#248773
2018
9780993364624
£7.50
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A Concise Reference Guide
Chris Pellant(Author), Helen Pellant(Author)

Rocks and minerals are naturally occurring compounds formed by intense geological processes in the Earth’s crust such as volcanic eruptions. With striking colour photography of rocks and minerals from around the globe, this detailed and...

280 pages | colour photos | London Natural History Museum
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#248182
May-2020
9780565095055
£11.99
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How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet
Angelika Jung-Hüttl(Author), Bernhard Edmaier(Illustrator), Ben Fergusson(Translated by)

Volcanoes are the most awe-inspiring, fascinating and potentially devastating geological phenomena on earth. This large-format book brings together a spectacular collection of Bernhard Edmaier's aerial photographs of volcanoes both active and...

224 pages | colour photos | Phaidon Press
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#248700
2009
9780714857008
£34.99
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Alan McKirdy(Author)

The rocks of northern Scotland tell of turbulent events involving continental collisions that unleashed cataclysmic forces, creating a chain of mountains, the remnants of which we see today on both sides of the Atlantic. Geologists from Victorian...

48 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps | Birlinn Publishing
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#248738
2019
9781780276083
£6.99
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Christophe Lucas(Author), Julien Lebocey(Introduction By), Pierre-Jacques Chiappero(Preface By)

This book plunges the reader into a many-faceted universe: that of fluorite, the star mineral of so many collections. Its geometrical perfection, made clear in this book, distinguishes it sharply from the living world and is a perpetual surprise and...

232 pages | 175 colour photos | Editions du Piat
Hardback
#248932
1970
9782917198438
£84.99
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Mapping Humanity's Long History of Ecological Destruction and Finding Our Way to a Resilient Future: A Global Citizen's Guide to Saving the Planet
Christopher Kevin Tucker(Author)

How many people can the Earth support? Tucker makes the case that the Earth's 'carrying capacity' is limited to 3 billion humans, and that humanity's century long binge has incurred an unsustainable ecological debt that must be paid...

325 pages | 28 colour illustrations | Atlas Observatory Press
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#248936
2019
9780578491424
£24.99
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#248935
2019
9780578515304
£43.99
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Environmental & Social Studies

In Search of Future Fossils
David Farrier(Author)

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils – industrial, chemical, geological – that humans are leaving behind.What will the world look like in ten thousand years – or ten...

256 pages | Fourth Estate
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#247937
Mar-2020
9780008286347
£16.99
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Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change Hit the West
Daniel Mathews(Author)

A troubling story of the devastating and compounding effects of climate change in the Western and Rocky Mountain states, told through in-depth reportage and conversations with ecologists, professional forest managers, park service scientists, burn...

288 pages | Counterpoint
Hardback
#248292
Apr-2020
9781640091351
£18.99
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Birds, Farms, and Food in Harmony with the Land
John M Marzluff(Author)

With predictions of a human population of more than nine billion by the middle of this century and eleven billion by 2100, we stand at a crossroads in our agricultural evolution. In this clear and engaging yet scientifically rigorous book, wildlife...

344 pages | 60 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#248336
Apr-2020
9780300237146
£24.99
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Applications and Challenges
Gerald T Ankley(Editor), Ann L Miracle(Editor), Edward J Perkins(Editor), George P Daston(Editor)

Fueled partially by large, well-publicized efforts such as the Human Genome Project, genomic research is a rapidly growing area in multiple biological disciplines, including toxicology. Much of this potential, however, has been discussed in the...

168 pages | b/w illustrations, tables | CRC Press
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#248676
2019
9780367388188
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#248675
2007
9781420066821
£110.00
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Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis
Malena Ernman(Author), Beata Ernman(Author), Svante Thunberg(Author), Greta Thunberg(Author)

This is the story of a family led to confront a crisis they had never foreseen. Of a happy life with two young daughters which suddenly falters, never to be the same again. Aged eleven, the eldest stops eating and speaking, and her younger sister...

288 pages | Particular Books
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#248710
Mar-2020
9780241446737
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A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach
V Ernesto Méndez(Editor), Christopher M Bacon(Editor), Roseann Cohen(Editor), Stephen R Gliessman(Editor)

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-Oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this...

284 pages | 9 colour & 35 b/w illustrations, 15 tables | CRC Press
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#248757
2019
9780367436018
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#248758
2015
9781482241761
£55.99
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Roy M Harrison(Editor), Ron E Hester(Editor)

Plastic has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. A cheap, lightweight material, it is used in everything from food packaging to consumer electronics and microbeads in cosmetic products. However, we are becoming increasingly aware of the problems...

192 pages | Royal Society of Chemistry
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#248786
2018
9781788012416
£69.99
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Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?
Marcelle C Dawson(Editor), Christopher Rosin(Editor), Navé Wald(Editor)

A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically, incidents of such scarcity underlie some of the most important examples of international cooperation. Global...

210 pages | 9 b/w photos, 2 b/w illustrations, 6 tables | Earthscan
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#248809
2019
9780367376925
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#248808
2017
9781138241022
£110.00
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Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse
Roger Hallam(Author)

Roger Hallam is one of the co-founders behind Extinction Rebellion and here publishes its manifesto. In Hallam's words "The climate crisis threatens global social collapse. Within a generation. What to do? Common Sense for the 21st Century...

80 pages | no illustrations | Common Sense For The 21st Century
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#248823
2019
9781527246744
£5.99
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The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources – And What Happens Next
Andrew McAfee(Author)

Bestselling author and co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Andrew McAfee says there's a new reason for optimism: we're past the point of 'peak stuff' – from here on out, it'll take fewer resources to...

352 pages | Simon & Schuster
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#248852
2019
9781471180330
£19.99
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The 2020 Report
Mark Lynas(Author)

Mark Lynas revisits his eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it's only looking worse.In 2008, Mark Lynas published Six Degrees, a book which charts the...

336 pages | Fourth Estate
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#248862
Apr-2020
9780008308551
£16.99
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Caroline Jones(Author)

Packed with simple and practical ways to start reducing the amount of plastic you use, How to Go Plastic Free will show you how to eliminate plastic from your life, one step at a time. With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the plastic-free cause,...

128 pages | Carlton Books Ltd
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#248922
2018
9781787391963
£9.99
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Quantifying How to Live Within Planetary Limits at Different Scales of Human Activity
Kate Meyer(Author), Peter Newman(Author)

This book presents a novel way to enable people, regardless of their scale of influence, to take responsibility for global environmental problems including climate change. It introduces a new framework called Planetary Accounting, which allows the...

290 pages | 50 colour & 50 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248927
Mar-2020
9789811514425
£109.99
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On Society and Nature in a Warming World
Andreas Malm(Author)

In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead. It can no longer be separated from society. Everything is a blur of hybrids, where humans possess no exceptional agency that sets them apart from dead matter. But is it really so? In this...

256 pages | Verso Books
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#248963
Feb-2020
9781788739405
£12.99
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#248964
2017
9781786634153
£16.99
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Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress
Mark Jaccard(Author)

Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help. The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to...

296 pages | 27 b/w illustrations, 3 tables | Cambridge University Press
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#248969
Jan-2020
9781108742665
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#248968
Jan-2020
9781108479370
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History & Other Humanities

Roy Porter(Editor)

This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the 'scientific revolution' of the previous century and the...

912 pages | b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#248741
2017
9781107559738
£28.99
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#122574
2003
9780521572439
£109.00
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Katharine Park(Editor), Lorraine Daston(Editor)

Most comprehensive, up-to-date, and in-depth account of knowledge of nature in early modern Europe available in English.A comprehensive account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, ca. 1500-1700. Often referred to as the Scientific...

865 pages | 26 b/w photos, 21 b/w illustrations, 2 tables | Cambridge University Press
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#248742
2016
9781107553668
£29.99
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#157746
2006
9780521572446
£164.00
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Chet van Duzer(Author)

The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps, whether swimming vigorously, gambolling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, are one of the most visually engaging elements on these maps, and yet...

144 pages | 115 colour photos and illustrations | British Library
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#248782
2014
9780712357715
£14.99
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An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake
Joanna L Dyl(Author), Paul S Sutter(Foreword By)

On April 18, 1906, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region. The earthquake ignited a series of fires that burned half of the city. The disaster in all its elements – earthquake, fires, and recovery – profoundly disrupted...

352 pages | 41 b/w illustrations, 1 b/w map | University of Washington Press
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#248884
2019
9780295746098
£19.99
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#236132
2017
9780295742465
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How False Beliefs Spread
Cailin O'Connor(Author), James Owen Weatherall(Author)

Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite consequences for the people who hold them? Philosophers of science Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall argue that social factors,...

266 pages | 16 b/w illustrations | Yale University Press
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#248348
Apr-2020
9780300251852
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#242533
2019
9780300234015
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The Lost Heroes of DNA
Gareth Williams(Author), Ray Loadman(Illustrator)

An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science.Unravelling the Double Helix covers the most colourful period in the history of DNA, from the discovery of 'nuclein' in the...

528 pages | Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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#248648
Apr-2020
9781474609371
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#245705
2019
9781474609357
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The Hidden Influence of Our Oldest Superstition
Alan Levinovitz(Author)

Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health and our planet. That deity is nature itself.From supermarket shoppers to...

288 pages | Profile Books
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#248578
Apr-2020
9781788161985
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David C Lindberg(Editor), Michael H Shank(Editor)

This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as non-existent - and...

698 pages | 25 b/w photos, 26 b/w illustrations | Cambridge University Press
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#248744
2015
9781107521643
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#248743
2013
9780521594486
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Hugh Richard Slotten(Editor), Ronald L Numbers(Editor), David N Livingstone(Editor)

This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to exploring the history of modern science using national, transnational, and global frames of reference. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished...

870 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#248745
Mar-2020
9780521580816
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Alexander Jones(Editor), Liba Taub(Editor)

This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science, medicine and mathematics of the Old World in antiquity. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most...

660 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#248746
2018
9780521571623
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How Animals Shaped Georgian London
Thomas Almeroth-Williams(Author)

City of Beasts explores the role of animals – horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dogs – in shaping Georgian London. Moving away from the philosophical, fictional and humanitarian sources used by previous animal studies, it focuses on...

309 pages | 34 b/w illustrations, 5 b/w maps | Manchester University Press
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#248878
2019
9781526126351
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An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America
Melanie A Kiechle(Author), Paul S Sutter(Foreword By)

What did nineteenth-century cities smell like? And how did odors matter in the formation of a modern environmental consciousness? Smell Detectives follows the nineteenth-century Americans who used their noses to make sense of the sanitary challenges...

352 pages | 35 illustrations | University of Washington Press
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#248913
2019
9780295746104
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#248914
2017
9780295741932
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Christelle Patin(Author), Alban Bensa(Foreword By)

Combining colonial history and museum studies, this French-language book explores the history and implications of a particular case of the collection and display of human remains. Ataï was a leader of the indigenous Kanak people of New Caledonia...

543 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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#248953
2019
9782856538869
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Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700-1840
Brycchan Carey(Editor), Sayre Nelson Greenfield(Editor), Anne Milne(Editor)

This book addresses the topic of the eighteenth-century bird in literature by examining literary representations of birds from across the world in an age of expanding European colonialism. It offers important new perspectives into the ways birds...

320 pages | Palgrave
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#248965
Apr-2020
9783030327910
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Organismal to Molecular Biology

A Molecular Approach (International Edition)
Geoffrey M Cooper(Author)

Even the most experienced instructor can find teaching cell biology daunting, and most cell biology texts are bogged down in detail or background information. Lost in all the details are the more fascinating material and contemporary advances that...

742 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables | Sinauer Associates
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#248780
2019
9781605358635
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#245102
2018
9781605357072
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Genes, Genomes, and Networks in Eukaryotes
Philip Meneely(Author)

How do we know what role a particular gene has? How do some genes control the expression of others? How do genes interact to form gene networks?With its unique integration of genetics and molecular biology, Genetic Analysis probes fascinating...

608 pages | 380 colour photos and colour illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#246328
Apr-2020
9780198809906
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David M Hillis(Author), Mary V Price(Author), Richard W Hill(Author), David W Hall(Author), Marta J Laskowski(Author)

For instructors concerned that the practical skills of biology are lost when the student moves on to the next course or takes their first step into the "real world", Principles of Life, third edition, lays the foundation for later courses...

915 pages | W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd
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#246402
Apr-2020
9781319248024
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Robert L Jarret(Author), Kevin McCluskey(Author)

The Biological Resources of Model Organisms discusses 14 model organisms and are used by thousands of researchers, teachers, and students each year in laboratories and classrooms, around the globe. Though acknowledged in innumerable scientific...

282 pages | 30 b/w illustrations, 20 tables | CRC Press
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#248740
2019
9781138294615
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What Animals Think and Feel
Carl Safina(Author)

Please note that the hardback published by Souvenir Press (NHBS stock code #230010) does not include the photographic plates, whereas the hardback published by Henry Holt (NHBS stock code #221661) does.In a world where we usually measure animals by...

477 pages | 16 plates with b/w photos; b/w maps | Profile Books
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#248577
Apr-2020
9781788164238
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#230010
2016
9780285643468
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#221661
2015
9780805098884
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The 50 Most Revolutionary Discoveries in Genetics, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Jonathan Weitzman(Editor), Matthew Weitzman(Editor), Rodney Rothstein(Foreword By)

Genetics is the study of heredity, and reveals how the characteristics of living organisms are determined by the genes passed down the generations. The human genome was mapped in 2003, and this enhanced ability to study our genes is transforming...

160 pages | colour illustrations | The Ivy Press
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#248188
Apr-2020
9780711252387
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#242371
2017
9781782405092
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Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation
David Barrie(Author), Neil Gower(Illustrator)

In Incredible Journeys, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds,...

323 pages | b/w illustrations, b/w maps | Hodder & Stoughton
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#248892
Mar-2020
9781473656857
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#245708
2019
9781473656826
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Humanity in the Age of CRISPR and Gene Editing
Kevin Davies(Author)

One of the world's leading experts on genetics unravels one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine.If our genes are, to a great extent, destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very...

336 pages | 8 plates with b/w photos | Pegasus Books
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#247890
Apr-2020
9781643133089
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The 50 Most Fundamental Categories and Concepts from the Study of Animal Life
Mark Fellowes(Author)

Endowed with abundant water, extraordinary ecoystems, varied climates and biomes, our planet is teeming with creatures, great and small. What produced this rich diversity? How have so many species formed, evolved and adapted? What effects are humans...

160 pages | 60 illustrations | The Ivy Press
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#248185
Mar-2020
9781782408536
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How Animals Learn to be Animals
Carl Safina(Author)

Who are we? What do we value? How do we live here?Guided by parents, carers, teachers and siblings, we learn to answer these questions as we grow up. But it's not just us. Many animals must learn to answer them too.In Becoming Wild, Carl Safina...

384 pages | Oneworld Publications
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#248616
Apr-2020
9781786077240
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Discover the Hidden World of the Chemical Messengers in Your Body
Catherine Whitlock(Author), Nicola Temple(Author), John Wass(Foreword By)

Humans have thousands, perhaps millions, of hormones in our bloodstreams. These complex chemical messengers regulate the function of our cells and organs. They keep our bodies working properly, coordinating processes like growth, fertility and...

192 pages | 100 colour illustrations | Cassell Illustrated
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#248664
2019
9781788400770
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Barry KB Berkovitz(Author), R Peter Shellis(Author)

The Teeth of Mammalian Vertebrates presents a comprehensive survey of mammalian dentitions that is based on material gathered from museums and research workers from around the world. The teeth are major factors in the success of mammals, and...

346 pages | colour photos | Academic Press
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#248783
2017
9780128028186
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Bernard Toma(Author), Barbara Dufour(Author), Jean-Jacques Bénet(Author), Julie Rivière(Author), Alexandra Shaw(Author), François Moutou(Author)

For the fourth edition of Épidémiologie Appliquée à la Lutte Collective Contre les Maladies Animales Transmissibles Majeures, the different chapters have been reviewed and updated. At a time when many of these...

614 pages | photos, illustrations, tables | Nouvelles Editions Veterinaires et Alimentaires
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#248788
2018
9782956517504
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Armando Caballero Rúa(Author)

Quantitative genetics is the study of continuously varying traits which make up the majority of biological attributes of evolutionary and commercial interest. Quantitative Genetics provides a much-needed up-to-date, in-depth yet accessible text for...

342 pages | Cambridge University Press
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#248836
Mar-2020
9781108722353
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#248835
Mar-2020
9781108481410
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Unravelling the Double Helix
Alan McHughen(Author)

DNA, once the exclusive domain of scientists in research labs, is now the darling of popular and social media. With personal genetic testing kits in homes and GMO foods in stores, DNA is an increasingly familiar term. Unfortunately, what people know,...

352 pages | 15 illustrations | Oxford University Press
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#248970
Mar-2020
9780190092962
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Palaeontology

How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History
Michael J Benton(Author)

Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that nobody predicted – we can now work out the...

320 pages | 23 colour & 140 b/w photos and illustrations | Thames & Hudson
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#248890
Feb-2020
9780500295533
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#245270
2019
9780500052006
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A Paleoecological Approach on Mesoamerica
Nuria Torrescano-Valle(Editor), Gerald Alexander Islebe(Editor), Priyadarsi Roy(Editor)

This book provides essential information on Mexico's Holocene and Anthropocene climate and vegetation history. Considering the geography of Mexico – which is home to a variety of climatic and environmental conditions, from desert and...

288 pages | 27 colour & 35 b/w illustrations | Springer Nature
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#248754
Jan-2020
9783030317188
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Stem-Birds in the Solnhofen Limestone
Matthew P Martyniuk(Author)

Beasts of Antiquity explores our ever-changing views about the animals of the prehistoric world – how they were related, how they looked, and how they lived. Stem-Birds in the Solnhofen Limestone details the fossil bird-line archosaur species...

122 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations | Pan Aves
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#248831
2014
9780988596559
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Mycology

Robert A Samson(Editor), Jos Houbraken(Editor), Ulf Thrane(Editor), Jens C Frisvad(Editor), Birgitte Andersen(Editor)

Many new names, many new fungi, and new colour plates: The lab manual Food and Indoor Fungi is fully updated. The new book is based on eight previous editions and all of them were needed to come to this edition. The biggest differences between the...

481 pages | 326 colour photos and b/w line drawings, 28 colour tables | Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures
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#248662
2019
9789491751189
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Societat Catalana de Micologia (SCM)(Author)

Another 50 sheets in this ongoing series treating the fungi of Catalonia. See below table for a listing of the species treated in this volume. OrdreGènereEspècieSinònimNoms popularsLàminaCol·...

50 pages | colour photos | Societat Catalana de Micologia
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#248908
2019
£39.99
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