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NHBS Grapevine #66

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NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #66
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
#66 
4th January 2018   

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In this edition: Backlist Bargains is back! Pick up some of the best books from the last few years with a discount of up to 50%. We also highlight some exciting new additions to our bookshelves this month, including a synopsis of the key avian discoveries over the last fifty years, a new checklist of micro-moth common names and a fascinating new look at human evolution.

Other highlights: A new guide to Finnish Lapland provides a fascinating introduction to this northern wilderness, whilst our flora and fauna corners feature books on the sociobiology of rodents and the plants of Italy.

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
Browse Leon's Bookshelf.
Luanne's Kit Bag
In the kit bag this week we have a round up of swift boxes.

Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Welcome to the annual Backlist Bargains sale where you can save up to 50% until the end of March 2018.
Our most popular annual sale features more than 3000 titles from major publishers at greatly reduced prices. From field guides to monographs, Devon to Antarctica, and ornithology to marine life, this is the perfect opportunity to fill the gaps in your collection with forgotten gems and recent classics.
Now in Stock - Micro Moth Vernacular Names: A Nomenclatural Checklist of British Microlepidoptera
Like them or loathe them, the smaller moths have common names too. First listed in Victorian publications, revised in the 1940s and again in the 2000s, this latest update by Jim Wheeler lists the vernacular names of 1633 resident, migrant and adventive micro moths of Great Britain and Ireland.
Also on Micro-moths:

The 6W 12V Portable Heath Moth Trap is lightweight and dismantles flat for easy transport. This trap includes bulb and electrics but no power source and features a rainshield for protection from unpredicable weather. 

This mains-powered 20W Heath Moth Trap is made from lightweight durable polypropylene and can be packed flat so that it fits into a daysack. It is easy to assemble and very portable so is great for holidays or garden trapping.
Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution
Every aspect of carnivorous plant physiology, biochemistry, genomics, ecology, and evolution is examined in this book, which culminates in a description of the serious threats they now face from over-collection, poaching, habitat loss, and climate change.
Political instability is a strong indicator of widespread species loss
A study looking at three decades of global data has found that ineffective national governance is a better predictor of species loss than climate change or human population growth.

Effects of coral reef loss on fisheries productivity
Long-term effects of coral reef degradation on local fisheries are likely to be disastrous, according to a recent study led by the University of Queensland.

The science stories that captivated us in 2017
This BBC News article takes a look at eight of the biggest science and environment stories from 2017 – including the epic collision of two stars and the calving of the biggest iceberg ever recorded.
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 have a round up of Swift Boxes. 
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Beetles - New Naturalist Series Volume: 136
Due Jan 2018
Richard Jones' groundbreaking New Naturalist volume on beetles provides a comprehensive natural history of this fascinating and beautiful group of insects.

More books with pre-publication offers
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
New Books at NHBS
Birds New to Science documents all of the avian discoveries that have been made since the 1960s. It includes colour photographs of each species alongside information about their habitat, behaviour and conservation status.
This comprehensive volume brings together the scientists who are leading a revolution to discover and explain what is unique about humans by studying their closest living relatives, the chimpanzees. 
This new Crossbill Guide to Finnish Lapland is fully revised and updated. It describes the nature and wildlife of Finnish Lapland, one of the last great wildernesses of Europe.
Equipment Highlight
These high-quality thermal mugs from Lifeventure will keep your drink warm for four hours or cold for eight.
Fauna Corner
Sociobiology of Caviomorph Rodents establishes both the parallels and differences between caviomorph rodents and other animal models to provide a comprehensive understanding of caviomorph rodent social systems.
Flora Corner
The second edition of Flora d'Italia consists of four printed volumes by Sandro Pignatti and a brand new digital flora by Riccardo Guarino and Marco La Rosa. Includes more than 90,000 colour images.




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