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NHBS Grapevine #78

NHBS Grapevine #78: The Best of our Books & Equipment
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
4th July 2018   

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In this edition: On the NHBS blog this week we feature an interview with Lars Svensson and Hadoram Shirihai, authors of the highly anticipated Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds. You can also read about one of our Wildlife Equipment Specialist’s experiences volunteering as part of the NHBS Conservation Volunteers initiative.

Other highlights: New books at NHBS include the latest addition to the popular New Naturalist series, an invaluable guide to British and Irish Lichens and an informative and enchanting look at the ecology and evolution of bees

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse and important new titles catalogued.
Browse Leon's Bookshelf.
Luanne's Kit Bag
In the kit bag this week we include a collection of bat detecting essentials.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Interview with Lars Svensson and Hadoram Shirihai, authors of the Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds
The Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds: Passerines has been eighteen years in the making and, after extensive research, exhausting travel and years of dedication, will finally be available at the end of July 2018. We were lucky enough to catch up with the authors Lars Svensson and Hadoram Shirihai, to chat with them in anticipation of its publication. 

In this exclusive interview, Svensson and Shirihai share their ambitions, endeavours and aspirations for this landmark ornithology handbook.
Until the end of August, enjoy great savings on a huge range of UK and international field guides.

Whether you’re at home or abroad this summer, take the time to learn more about your local wildlife with a field guide from our huge selection of birding, insect, plant and animal guides. 
NHBS Conservation Volunteers
At NHBS, all members of staff have the opportunity to partake in conservation volunteering days as part of the company’s philanthropic initiative to carry out nature conservation locally. As part of this initiative, Bryony James, NHBS Wildlife Equipment Specialist recently volunteered at a Farm and Wildlife Fayre in Totnes.
The aim of this event was to get a wider audience of people involved in nature conservation by allowing them to get up-close and personal with local wildlife. More than 200 children and young adults attended, in addition to young families from the local area. Find out more about the Fayre and about Bryony's volunteering experience in her recent blogpost

Artificial lighting contributes to insect declines
Scientists from the Leibniz Institute of Ecology and Inland Fisheries have discovered a link between the decline of flying insects and light pollution. These results suggest that, along with climate change, pesticides and land-use change, artificial lighting should also be considered in studies of insect loss.
‘Tree champion’ tasked with protecting and restoring Britain’s oaks
Sir William Worsley, chairman of the National Forest Company, has been appointed by the government to be Britain’s first ‘tree champion’, with the task of overseeing the preservation and restoration of trees in England and Wales.
New campaign to protect marine wildlife in the UK
The UK’s Wildlife Trusts have launched a new campaign in support of the creation of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones around the English coast. #WaveOfSupport aims to give everyone in the country the chance to comment on the new protection zones.

Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS

Important arrivals at the warehouse: Important titles catalogued:
In the kit bag this week we have a round-up of bat detectors and bat recording essentials:
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds: Passerines
Due July 2018
(2-Volume Set) 
The most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the passerines of the Western Palearctic.
£130.00 £150.00
Take advantage of our special pre-pub offer
More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar
13th - 14th July: Yealm BioBlitz 2018 - Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo

24-hours+ of exciting activities across a wide range of habitats, involving fun, education and scientific data collection. 
Come and visit the NHBS stand for nets, field guides and other survey equipment.
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
New Books at NHBS
Pat Morris, Britain's leading authority on this endangered insectivore, provides an all-encompassing new study of the Hedgehog and its habitat.
The seventh edition of Lichens: An Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species is an invaluable guide for naturalists as well as more advanced lichenologists. 
With marine photography and detailed underwater observations, Sea Squirts and Sponges of Britain and Ireland enables readers to identify over 115 species without the need to collect specimens for study.
Oxfordshire's Threatened Plants provides detailed information about 274 species found to be threatened in Oxfordshire, and includes information on national distribution, rate of decline/increase, local habitat and conservation efforts.
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, and allows us to to discover the secret lives of bees, from their evolution from wasps to the crucial role they play in the human world today.
Equipment Highlight
The classic Motic ST-30C-2LOO Stereo Microscope offers x20 and x40 magnification and is ideal for introducing students and young naturalists to the world of microscopy.
Fauna Corner
The Manual of Afrotropical Diptera, Volume 1: Introduction & Family Keys is the first in a four-volume series on Diptera, and provides the first-ever synopsis of the 108 families of known flies from the Afrotropical Region.
Flora Corner
The International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants records the outcomes of the Nomenclature Section of the XIX International Botanical Congress and presents the agreed framework for the registration of new names, changes to existing rules and other major decisions.

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