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NHBS Grapevine #40

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #40
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15th December 2016  

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NHBS Best of Winter 2016
NHBS Best of Winter 2016 is a wildlife wonderland of gifts, gadgets and books - with discounts of up to 33% on selected books, wildlife equipment and our range of nature gifts.
In this edition: Slugs and Snails is the latest volume in the New Naturalist series, with a main focus on the those inhabitaing the British Isles. Wonderfully illustated and rich in well-researched content from an expert in land molluscs.  

Other highlights: A must for bird conservation workers, the second edition of the Identification Guide to European Non-Passerines is available now, published by the BTO. For the dedicated wildlife explorer, check out our listings of some unique items from our equipment range for that last minute gift. Ice Bear is a new illustrated cultural history of the polar bear and this edition's equipment highlight is an affordable 'Lucent' moth trap. Read an interview with co-authors of the Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago, James Eaton and Nick Brickle.
Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
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Luanne's Kit Bag
Check out these last minute gift ideas for naturalists from our equipment range at NHBS
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Slugs and Snails
Volume 133 in the New Naturalist series
New Naturalist, Volume 133: Slugs and Snails
Slugs and Snails is a comprehensive natural history of these remarkable gastropods, focusing on those of the British Isles, and the giant African snail. Robert Cameron is a researcher at the University of Sheffield and an expert on land molluscs. This fascinating book shows how snails have been used to explore important ideas in evolutionary biology, biogeography and ecology.
Further reading: molluscs
Identification of European Non-Passerines: A BTO Field Guide
Fully revised second edition out now
Identification of European Non-Passerines: A BTO Field Guide
Presenting a complete revision of the 1993 edition, Identification of European Non-Passerines comprehensively covers 153 species. All illustrations are now in colour, and new and updated information is incorporated for 31 European wader species.
IUCN Red List update
The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was released on 8th December at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico. The announcement reports on the status of over 85,000 species. Read more on the IUCN website.

EU's Nature Directives 'Fit for Purpose'
Following three years of campaigning efforts by organisations from across Europe - including the RSPB - and over half a million citizens, 28 members of the European Commission have endorsed the findings of a Fitness Check on the foundational laws for wildlife protection in the EU. Read more on the RSPB website.

Peatland restoration in Bialowieza Forest
A rehabilitation project led by APB BirdLife Belarus plans to restore over 1,000ha of fen at the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, one of the last remaining tracts of primeval woodland that once spread across much of Europe. Peatland restoration is crucial for carbon and water storage.
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

Gift ideas for naturalists:
Special offers on forthcoming titles
HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines
Due December 2016
SAVE 12%
This new volume completes the 2-volume Illustrated Checklist that has been produced to accompany the now complete Handbook of the Birds of the World series.
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On the blog
NHBS Blog: Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: interview with James Eaton and Nick Brickle
Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago - author interview
James Eaton and Nick Brickle, co-authors of the new field guide to Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago, share some of their birding insights and in-depth knowledge of the region’s avifauna in this interview with NHBS.
Available now
Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon
Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon
A riveting cultural and historical study of the polar bear, Ice Bear is a profound exploration of this charismatic species, written by Arctic Alaska wilderness guide Michael Engelhard.
NHBS Book Clearance Sale
Equipment highlight
Twin 20W Compact Fluorescent 'Lucent' Moth Trap
The Twin 20W Compact Fluorescent "Lucent" Moth Trap is an easy-to-use and affordable mains powered moth trap with two 20W bulbs and a compact suitcase-style carrying case.
NHBS Equipment Clearance Sale
Flora Corner
Gästriklands Flora [Flora of Gästrikland]
Gästriklands Flora [Flora of Gästrikland]
Focusing on wild plants, Gästriklands Flora is based on data gathered during more than 15 field seasons from over 300,000 species recordings. 750 pages with photographs and drawings. Language: Swedish.
Fauna Corner
Evolutionary Morphology of the Primary Male Reproductive System and Spermatozoa of Goblin Spiders (Oonopidae: Araneae)
Evolutionary Morphology of the Primary Male Reproductive System and Spermatozoa of Goblin Spiders (Oonopidae: Araneae)
Volume 396 in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH Bulletins) covering one of the world's most species-rich spider taxa.

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