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NHBS Grapevine #85

NHBS Grapevine #85: The Best of our Books & Equipment
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
17th October 2018   

About Us
In this edition: On the NHBS blog, this week we feature a conversation with Trevor Beebee who visited NHBS earlier this month to sign copies of his new book, Climate Change and British Wildlife. We also present the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 28.  

Other highlights: Download your copy of our recently updated nest box price list and take a look at a few of the new books in stock at NHBS, including a fascinating look at the life and evolution of cephalopods and a passionate plea for the rewilding of Scotland.

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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 a great range of night vision and thermal imaging equipment.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
In conversation with Trevor Beebee

Climate Change and British Wildlife is the sixth installment of the popular British Wildlife Collection. Following a book signing at NHBS last week, we took the opportunity to chat to the author, Trevor Beebee about his inspiration, his thoughts on conservation and his expectations for the future of British wildlife. Read the full interview in the Hoopoe, our NHBS blog.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portfolio 28
Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the breath-taking diversity of nature through the work of amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Portfolio 28 displays the full collection of prize-winning images from this year's competition. Selected from over 45,000 entries by an international jury, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
Order now to get your copy of this unique and magnificent collection of photographs.
NHBS Nest Box Price List
The NHBS nest box price list contains all of our boxes arranged by siting location. It also includes helpful information such as dimensions and weight, as well as the species that it would be suitable for. You can even see whether you will need to buy your own fixings for the box or whether they are included. And of course it includes up-to-date pricing.
Download the NHBS Nest Box Price List

Assessing the benefit of relocating snakes
A study conducted at the University of Kent has found that adders relocated due to development projects often disperse far from their release site, sometimes even returning to their original home. This suggests that relocation may not be as helpful to their conservation as previously thought.

New agreement to ban Arctic fishing
An agreement signed on 3rd October has banned commercial fishing across much of the Arctic, an area which has become accessible recently due to diminishing summer ice cover. The agreement will safeguard an area roughly the size of the Mediterranean Sea for a minimum of 16 years.​

Whale meat as an alternative food source for polar bears
Research suggests that, during previous warm periods in Earth’s history, polar bears survived by scavenging on whale carcasses. However, due to whaling and offshore development, this alternative food source may not be effective for sustaining polar bear populations in the current warming climate.

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 night vision and thermal imaging equipment:
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland
Due November 2018
This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in Britain and Ireland. Descriptions of field characters, similar species, life-cycle, food source, habitat and distribution are all included.
 PB £24.99 £29.99
More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar

10 November - Butterfly Conservation AGM, Nottingham
10 November - SE England Bat Conference, Basingstoke
17 November -  Scottish Bat Workers Conference, Aberdeen
20-21 November - CIEEM Autumn Conference 2018, Glasgow
New Books at NHBS
This once-in-a-generation  comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative account of the current knowledge of over 270 British bee species.
Octopus, Squid, & Cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviours, and relationships of these  fascinating and mysterious marine invertebrates, from the the long-armed mimic octopus, to the social squid and large-brained cuttlefish. 
Ornithology provides a solid modern foundation for understanding the life and development of birds for undergraduate and graduate students. Written by renowned experts from around the globe, this comprehensive textbook critically evaluates ornithological concepts and theories.
Handy and compact, Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide for the entire region’s avifauna, presenting text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species.
Scotland: A Rewilding Journey is a landmark conservation book portraying a vision for a wilder Scotland as a place where nature works as it should, where wildlife flourishes and crucially, where people prosper.
Equipment Highlight
The ETI Hygro-Thermo Pocket-Sized Hygrometer is perfect for monitoring environmental conditions when in the field. The pen-shape hygrometer measures both humidity and temperature simultaneously and has an impressive battery life of up to 6000 hours.
Fauna Corner
Based on years of field work and the examination of thousands of museum specimens, The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras is the final instalment of a series documenting the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras.
Language: English with bilingual keys (Eng; Span)
Flora Corner
Forest Trees of Southern Thailand captures the astonishing beauty of over 2400 species of native plants, most of which have never been seen in print. Volume 3 covers the Monimiaceae to Ximeniaceae and the Gymnosperms.

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