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NHBS Grapevine #36

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #36
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20th October 2016  

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NHBS Best of Winter 2016
Welcome to NHBS Best of Winter 2016, our wildlife wonderland of gifts, gadgets and books to inspire your nature loving friends and family this year -
 discounts of up to 33% on selected books, wildlife equipment and our range of nature gifts.
In this edition: This week the Natural History Museum announced the winners of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with the top prize going to American photographer Tim Lama. Portfolio 26, the book featuring winning and shortlisted images from across the categories, is now in stock at NHBS.

Other highlights: Two new wildlife guides from UK-based publisher John Beaufoy Books; The Vincent Wildlife Trust is celebrated in a new book, From Mallards to Martens; Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist from Handbook of the Mammals of the World and BirdLife International is available for advance order at a special discount of 12%. Other new books include a BTO guide to Garden Birds, a memoir from Peter Marren, and two butterfly walk guides from Butterfly Conservation - whose new online shop we are proud to be hosting at NHBS. This is the time of year to be thinking about protecting hedgehogs as the autumn clear out begins, so why not provide a safe space with this Igloo Hedgehog Home.
Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
Browse Leon's Bookshelf
Luanne's Kit Bag
It's Mammal Week next week so here is a reminder of our recommended mammal survey kit.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portfolio 26
Best of world wildlife photography out now!
Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portfolio 26
The perennially popular and innovative Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition continues to showcase the intimacy and drama of the natural world through the work of amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Portfolio 26 is an exceptional collection of winning images from the 2016 competition.
John Beaufoy Books - latest publications
Independent publisher of world nature guides
Leading independent publisher John Beaufoy Books is based in Oxford, England and specialises in natural history, travel, and adventure. There is a strong focus on tropical Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
The pocket photographic guides in the Naturalists' Guides series are slim and convenient for travel, and great for identifying the common species of the region or country. The latest release covers the Birds of Costa Rica.
The 100 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia
This brand new guide to The 100 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia introduces the finest birding spots in a region that hosts a huge diversity of bird life - roughly a fifth of the world's 10,000 living species, including 850 endemics.
From Mallards to Martens: Forty Years of The Vincent Wildlife Trust
The Vincent Wildlife Trust has been a leading light in mammal conservation for the last 40 years, making pioneering contributions to otter, water vole and pine marten research over the course of its history.
From Mallards to Martens: Forty Years of The Vincent Wildlife Trust
Among other projects, the Trust has also secured protection for many rare bat roosts across Britain and Ireland, particularly for horseshoe bats, and has been instrumental in the recovery of the polecat in Britain.

Telling these stories and more, From Mallards to Martens: Forty Years of The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a wonderful tribute to the work of this influential charitable trust.
National Mammal Week
Organised by the Mammal Society, National Mammal Week takes place from 22nd to 30th October to raise awareness about mammal conservation and to encourage more people to play a part. Events are taking place around the UK.

Osprey news
The Rutland Osprey Project is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016 and their website is constantly updating with news about their work. And while ospreys are of course the main focus, here is some good news about water voles at Rutland Water nature reserve.

Conservation plan for Sierra de Bahoruco
As a result of advocacy and media work by Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic), the important Hispaniola Island biodiversity refuge, Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, has become the subject of a government consultation on preparing a Strategic Conservation Plan for its protection.
Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS

Important arrivals at the warehouse: Important titles catalogued:
New product listings and range highlights from the NHBS Equipment Team

Mammal survey highlights:
Special offers on forthcoming titles
A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles
Due October 2016
SAVE 11% 
A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles reviews twenty years of research on the Coccinellidae family.
Next chance to meet NHBS in 2016
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NHBS Blog: Butterfly Conservation shop finds a new home at NHBS
The Butterfly Conservation online shop has a new home at NHBS. Find out more about how your purchases can help conserve the UK's vulnerable butterflies and moths.
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HBW Checklist Volume 2 -
coming soon
HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines
Completing the 2-volume set that complements the HBW series, HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines provides up-to-date information on 138 families, 1,351 genera, 6,585 extant species, and 58 extinct species.
Available now
Where the Wild Thyme Blew: Growing up with Nature in the Fifties and Sixties
Peter Marren presents a revealing memoir of his boyhood, boarding school and university years in Where the Wild Thyme Blew - a tale of the trials and awkward initiations of growing up, and the redemptive power of nature.
Available now
Garden Birds and Other Wildlife
Garden Birds and Other Wildlife uses information gathered from the British Trust for Ornithology's citizen science project, the Garden BirdWatch, plus 80 years of BTO knowledge, to produce a detailed guide to 61 species.
Available now
Butterfly Walk Guides
These illustrated butterfly walk guides, published by local branches of Butterfly Conservation, are the perfect introduction to the butterflies of the area.
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Equipment highlight
Igloo Hedgehog Home
The Igloo Hedgehog Home provides an attractive and safe retreat for the hedgehogs in your garden. Spacious enough for family groups.
Flora Corner
Lichens of Mexico: The Parmeliaceae - Keys, Distribution and Specimen Descriptions
Documenting over 20% of the world's Parmeliaceae, Lichens of Mexico: The Parmeliaceae - Keys, Distribution and Specimen Descriptions covers 450 species from all the states in Mexico.
Fauna Corner
Flatfishes of Japan (Citharidae, Paralichthyidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae, Poecilopsettidae, Samaridae) [Japanese]
Published by Tokai University Press, Flatfishes of Japan (Citharidae, Paralichthyidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae, Poecilopsettidae, Samaridae) profiles the 94 species found in Japanese waters. Language: Japanese

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