All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

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

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

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

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Good Reads  Botany  Plants & Botany: Biology & Ecology

Pollination The Enduring Relationship between Plant and Pollinator

New
By: Timothy Walker(Author)
224 pages, 350 colour and b/w photos and colour illustrations
Pollination
Click to have a closer look
  • Pollination ISBN: 9780691203751 Hardback Oct 2020 In stock
    £29.95
    #251466
Price: £29.95
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Pollination is essential to the survival of most plants on Earth. Some plants rely on the wind to transport pollen from one flower to another. Others employ an array of ingenious strategies to attract and exploit pollinators, whether they be insects, birds, or mammals. This beautifully illustrated book provides an unprecedented look at the wonders of pollination biology, drawing on the latest science to explain the extraordinarily complex relationship between plant and pollinator, and revealing why pollination is vital for healthy ecosystems and a healthy planet.

Timothy Walker offers an engaging introduction to pollination biology and explores the many different tactics of plant reproduction. He shows how wind and water can be effective yet wildly unpredictable means of pollination, and describes the intimate interactions of pollinating plants with bees and butterflies, beetles and birds, and lizards and bats. Walker explores how plants entice pollinators using scents, colours, and shapes, and how plants rely on rewards as well as trickery to attract animals. He sheds light on the important role of pollination in ecology, evolution, and agriculture, and discusses why habitat management, species recovery programs, and other conservation efforts are more critical now than ever.

Featuring hundreds of colour photos and illustrations, Pollination is suitable for undergraduate study and is an essential resource for naturalists, horticulturalists, and backyard gardeners.

Contents

Introduction   6

Chapter 1. What is Pollination?   8
Chapter 2. Wind and Water   44
Chapter 3. Animals   66
Chapter 4. Attraction   96
Chapter 5. Rewards   126
Chapter 6. The Biological Significance of Pollination   154
Chapter 7. Pollination, Pollinators and People   182
Chapter 8. Conservation of Pollinators   198

Bibliography   216
Index   217
Picture Credits   224

Customer Reviews

Biography

Timothy Walker is lecturer in plant sciences at Somerville College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Plant Conservation: Why It Matters and How It Works, Plants: A Very Short Introduction, and Euphorbias.

New
By: Timothy Walker(Author)
224 pages, 350 colour and b/w photos and colour illustrations
Media reviews

"Timothy Walker's book is an interesting and well-written introduction to an important and fascinating subject."
– Jeff Ollerton, author of Pollinators & Pollination: Nature and Society

Current promotions
British WildlifeWiley-BlackwellBest of Winter 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue