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NHBS Grapevine #56

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #56
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
2nd August 2017   

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In this edition: We feature the latest addition to the New Naturalist Series which looks at changes in bird populations due to land use; a reminder on our blog to take part in the 2017 Big Butterfly Count before it ends on the 6th August; and a spotlight on Pelagic Publishing, a local publisher responsible for rejuvenating the Naturalists' Handbook series.

Further highlights this week: A thought provoking and moving interview with Horatio Clare, author of Orison for a Curlew, and an excellent text on the conservation genetics of fragmented populations.

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
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Luanne's Kit Bag
In the kit bag this week we have a great selection of hand lenses from our equipment sale.
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Now in Stock - Farming and Birds
In Farming and Birds, Ian Newton discusses the changes in bird populations that have occurred, mainly in the twentieth century, in relation to changes in land-use. In this recent addition to the New Naturalist series, he explores how human practices affect wildlife and how this understanding is essential to the future conservation and maintenance of bird populations.
On the Blog - Big Butterfly Count 2017
Image by David Price
The 2017 Big Butterfly Count, organised by Butterfly Conservation, runs from 14th July to 6th August.

This nationwide survey, launched in 2010 and conducted annually, is the world’s largest survey of butterflies; in 2016 over 36,000 people took part! The survey aims to investigate trends in butterfly and moth species and will help guide conservation efforts within the UK.

Pelagic Publishing
Local Devon publisher Pelagic Publishing was established in 2010 to address the lack of practical ecology and conservation books, and to bridge the gap between conservation research and practical application. Most of Pelagic’s books are aimed at practicing ecologists and conservationists and are intended to provide up to date and detailed information on taxonomy, data management, applied conservation and field techniques. 
Highlights include a series on Conservation Evidence, which looks at the scientific research behind conservation interventions, as well as the acclaimed Naturalists’ Handbooks, previously published by Richmond Publishing, now continued and rejuvenated by Pelagic. 
Books from Pelagic Publishing :
Marine Climate Change Report
A significant new publication by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) discusses the effects of climate change on our seas and coastlines and summarises 10 years of research and reporting.

Environmental Benefits of Beavers
A 12-year study, conducted by the University of Stirling, has highlighted the transformative powers of beavers in improving biodiversity and increasing water and sediment storage within agriculturally degraded areas.

Link between jellyfish blooms and offshore wind farms
The increase in offshore oil/gas platforms and wind farms may be contributing to the increase in jellyfish blooms observed in recent years by providing immature polyps with a vital surface to attach to.
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 great range of hand lenses. 
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books

A Photographic Guide to Insects of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean
Due Sept 2017
All the major insect groups of this region are covered in this photographic guide, including many endemic species.

More books with pre-publication offers
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
On the Blog

In this blog post we look at some of the books on the fascinating subject of natural history curation and the collections that have found homes in some of our best loved museums.

New Books at NHBS
Orison for a Curlew takes us on a pilgrimage in search of the slender-billed curlew; once a common sight in its breeding grounds of Siberia, but now diminished to a handful of unconfirmed sightings.

See our blog for an interview with Horatio Clare, where we chat about conservation, environmentalism and his hopes for the future of the slender-billed curlew.
The Paris Climate Agreement: Commentary and Analysis combines a comprehensive legal appraisal and critique of the new agreement with a practical and structured commentary on each article.
Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations is an accessible, authoritative text that is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in conservation biology, conservation genetics, and wildlife management.
Equipment Highlight
Bushnell NatureView Binoculars
Affordable, lightweight binoculars with excellent field of view.
Fauna Corner
The Mammal Atlas of North-East Scotland and the Cairngorms includes distribution maps for individual species together with species accounts written by local experts.
Flora Corner
Lianas of the Guianas aims to provide an overview and advanced understanding of woody climber diversity in the forests of Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname.

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