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NHBS Grapevine #82

NHBS Grapevine #82: The Best of our Books & Equipment
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
5th September 2018   

About Us
In this edition: On the blog we feature a great interview with Brooke Bessesen, author of Vaquita, as well as an update by NHBS team member, Alice Mosley, on her time spent volunteering at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.  

Other highlights: 
We’re delighted to announce Lynx Edicions as publisher of the month for September. New books arriving on our shelves include brand new guides to the grasshoppers of Greece and the wildflowers of Anglesey along with books on conservation, evolution and technology.

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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 feature reptile survey equipment available from NHBS.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Q&A with Brooke Bessesen

In Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez, author Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico’s Upper Gulf region to uncover the story behind the world’s most endangered marine mammal. 

We recently caught up with Brooke to chat about her investigations in Mexico, local and international efforts to save the vaquita and the current status of this diminutive porpoise. Read the complete interview on the NHBS blog.

Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez by Brooke Bessesen is due for publication in September 2018 and is currently available at the pre-publication price of £19.99 (RRP £22.99).
Conservation volunteering at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
In August, NHBS customer services advisor, Alice Mosley, volunteered at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek as part of NHBS’ conservation volunteering scheme. As well as seal rescue and rehabilitation, the sanctuary is home to a number of other animals who require ongoing care year round. Read all about Alice's adventures in our blog post on the Hoopoe.
Publisher of the Month: Lynx Edicions
NHBS are proud to announce that Lynx Edicions are our publisher of the month. 
Publishers of the recently published Handbook of the Mammals of the World Vol 8 and the mammoth Handbook of the Birds of the World, Lynx have become known for their comprehensive coverage and lavish illustrations. Their publication list includes quality ornithology and natural history titles such as the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series, Birds of Thailand, HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World and the forthcoming Birds of Vietnam.

See more books from Lynx Edicions here.

Bumblebees show symptoms of pesticide addiction
A study looking at bumblebee behaviour has shown that, although naïve bees will initially avoid neonicotinoid-treated food, over time they will develop a preference for it in a manner which is symptomatic of addictive behaviour.
Quality not quantity important for habitat protection
Research conducted at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment has led to recommendations that protection should not be restricted to the world’s large wilderness areas but, to maximise species preservation, should also include key habitats outside of current parks and reserves.

New restrictions on oak imports into England
The UK government have introduced new restrictions on the import of most species of oak into England to protect native trees from the Oak Processionary Moth. This species can severely affect the health of oak trees as well as causing skin and respiratory problems in humans and other animals.

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 feature reptile survey equipment:
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)
Due October 2018
Published by the Ray Society, this comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative account of the current state of knowledge of the British bee fauna.  
£130.00 £150.00
More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar
7th - 9th September 2018
New Books at NHBS
The Grasshoppers of Greece contains identification keys with detailed colour photos of diagnostic characters for 378 species of grasshoppers.
Anglesey Flowering Plants and their Habitats is an invaluable aid to the identification of selected wildflowers and their various habitats on the island of Anglesey.
Extreme Conservation is an eye-opening, steely look at how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet.
The Tangled Tree is a brilliant exploration of our transformed understanding of evolution and of life's history itself.
Where the Animals Go highlights how modern data-collection methods inclduing radio transmitters, drones, bioacoustics, DNA analysis, cellular networks and GPS help to track wildlife.
Equipment Highlight
The new LED Lenser H3.2 Head Lamp is easy to use with its dimmer switch enabling brightness control. Ideal for surveying a variety of nocturnal creatures.
Fauna Corner
This distribution atlas provides a comprehensive overview of the European Trichoptera families, species and subspecies with more than 630,000 occurrence records, contributed by scores of Trichoptera experts, illustrated on 1,579 maps.
(Language: English)
Flora Corner
Well documented and abundantly illustrated, Biogéographie de la Flore du Sahara puts into perspective the organisation and evolution of the Saharan flora in an extreme and changing environment.
(Language: French)

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