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NHBS Grapevine #46

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #46
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NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
9th March 2017   

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In this edition: A profile of Lynx Edicions, publisher of several iconic natural history series; an interview with Professor Graham Martin author of The Sensory Ecology of Birds; an introduction to the Echo Meter Touch 2, the next generation of these incredible bat detectors, and our latest blog post on new bat detectors for 2017.

We also highlight two exciting new books on orchids, a personal memoir detailing a life conserving sharks, a field guide to the Birds of the Himalayas, an interesting reproduction of an 18th century Greek flora and one of the latest products from the NHBS workshop – a soil sampling tube.

Have a look at Leon’s Bookshelf and Luanne’s Kit Bag for the latest on books and equipment for pond dipping.

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
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Luanne's Kit Bag

This week's bag features new bat detectors for 2017.

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Publisher Profile: Lynx Edicions
Lynx Edicions are based in Barcelona, Spain, and one of the foremost natural history publishers in the world. Founded chiefly to produce the mammoth Handbook of the Birds of the World, which describes and illustrates all the world’s bird species. Lynx Edicions is following HBW with the equally ambitious Handbook of the Mammals of the World, and continues to add to its catalogue, often co-producing titles with organisations such as BirdLife International and the IUCN.
Three new titles were published recently:
Other titles from Lynx Edicions
The Sensory Ecology of Birds: Interview with Graham Martin

The Sensory Ecology of Birds is a fascinating new work that explores the sensory world of birds from an evolutionary and ecological perspective. The author Professor Graham Martin gives us some insights into his inspiration, the incredible diversity of avian sensory adaptations, and how studying sensory ecology can help in developing practical conservation solutions in this interview on the NHBS blog.
Backlist Bargain sale highlights:
Coming soon - the next generation of Echo Meter Touch handheld bat detectors
The Echo Meter Touch 2 lets you record, listen to and identify bat calls in real-time on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. All you need is your iOS device, your Echo Meter Touch 2 and the Echo Meter Touch App which is a free download from the iTunes store. 

When plugged in, the Echo Meter Touch 2 enables you to listen to bats in real time, view live sonograms in full colour, record onto your device and identify calls to species level in seconds. If your device has GPS functionality, the Echo Meter Touch 2 will also log the recording location and path of the recording session. 
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Protection extended for mid Cornwall’s wildlife-rich landscape
Rare butterflies and birds will benefit from a much larger area of protected land in mid Cornwall, says Government wildlife adviser Natural England.

How drones can help fight the war on shark attacks
Following an unprecedented series of shark attacks off Australian beaches, the need to find practical solutions is intensifying. Aerial drones could be an important tool for reducing risk of shark attacks on our beaches within the coming years.

WWF celebrates the greatest successes of the last year on World Wildlife Day
Friday marked the third anniversary of World Wildlife Day, a day dedicated to celebrate the precious animals and plant life that share our planet. WWF takes this opportunity to reflect on the five greatest successes for wildlife over the last year.
Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS

Important arrivals at the warehouse: Important titles catalogued:
New bat detectors from the NHBS Equipment Team
Ecology & Biodiversity Equipment Catalogue 2017 - order your free copy today
Ecology Catalogue

The NHBS Ecology & Biodiversity Equipment Catalogue 2017 is packed with the best of the latest ecology equipment and books as usual, and is available now.
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NHBS conference calendar:
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
On the blog
Spring has sprung and the survey season will very soon be under way. In this post we look at some of the fantastic new bat detectors due for release this spring.
New books at NHBS
This new edition of Foundations of Restoration Ecology provides the latest emerging theories and ideas in the science of restoration ecology. 
The Book of Orchids profiles 600 key species, complete with full taxonomic and phylogenic details, captured in exquisite photographs and representing the remarkable diversity, complexity, and beauty of these extraordinary and beguiling plants.
This book takes us from swashbuckling hunts of giant sharks by reckless individuals with makeshift harpoons, through an age of mass slaughter, to the author's personal shark-tracking adventures in the name of conservation.
Wild Orchids of Wales is much more than a fully illustrated identification guide; it is also a celebration of the Nature Reserves of Wales.
252 of the Himalayas' most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, each species is illustrated with a colour photograph and text giving key information on identification, habitat and distribution.
Equipment highlight
Soil Sampling Tube
This tube is manufactured from stainless steel and provides an efficient method of extracting a 2.5cm (1") diameter core from the surface soil.
NHBS Equipment Sale
Flora Corner
For the first time in over 200 years, the Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana is available in a popular and affordable edition, based on scans of the original from private collections. The 250 drawings show the plants that are most widespread throughout Greece nowadays. 
Fauna Corner
World Catalogue of Insects, Volume 15: Conopidae offers the first complete list of this Diptera family worldwide since 1919. 808 recent and fossil species, together with their synonyms, belonging to 57 genera are listed.

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