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NHBS Grapevine #68

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #68
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
7th February 2018   

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In this edition: Find out about the great deals we are currently offering on Poyser Monographs as well as books published by Princeton University Press and WILDGuides. Plus, sign up for a free copy of our 2018 Ecology and Biodiversity Catalogue which will be available at the end of the month. 

Other highlights: For keen ornithologists, we feature a brand-new guide to Birds of the Canary Islands as well an exploration of our age-old fascination with ravens. Get up to date on the state of the UK’s bats by downloading the recent report from the Bat Conservation Trust.  

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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 new equipment items.

Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Princeton University Press
During February and March 2018, we are offering 25% or more off all Princeton University Press and WILDGuide books.
Princeton University Press pride themselves on bringing scholarly ideas to the world. They publish a fantastic selection of books by eminent authors in subjects that are core interests for NHBS customers. During February and March 2018, it is our great pleasure to offer 25% off all Princeton University Press books that are available on our website and distributed in the UK.
Have a look at our recent blogpost to see our current top-ten Princeton University Press titles as well as our top-five Princeton WILDGuide titles. 
Poyser Monographs - The Blue Tit
T. & A. D. Poyser was founded by Trevor and Anna Poyser in 1973. Over the years they have published a series of distinctive and authoritative ornithology books, many of them focusing on a single bird species.
Despites Trevor's untimely death last year, the Poyser imprint continues to be published by A & C Black, and offers unrivaled content on bird ecology, biology and distribution. After a three-year gap the first single species monograph, Blue Tit is published on 22nd February. The Barn Owl and The Eagle Owl are scheduled for 2019.
We are offering up to 40% on all previously published Poyser Monographs until the end of March, so now is the perfect opportunity to discover these amazing books or fill any gaps in your current collection. Click here to browse the full series.
The State of the UK’s Bats
Run by the Bat Conservation Trust in partnership with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) has been running since 1997. This programme is vital in monitoring how bats are faring and how they are responding to changes in land-use and climate. 
A recent report, The State of the UK’s Bats, summarises the data which has been collected throughout the history of the survey, and shows that 11 of the 18 resident bat species in the UK are stable or recovering. This encouraging result suggests that legislation to conserve and protect bats in the UK is having a positive overall effect. 
The report can be downloaded from the Bat Conservation Trust website where you will also find information on how to become involved with bat surveys in your local area.
Donation of private land leads to creation of five Patagonian national parks
Following a donation from philanthropists and outdoor clothing magnates Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and the late Doug Tompkins, five parks, spanning 10.3m acres, have been created in Chile. 

Smaller size of beetles in British Columbia linked to climate change
New research published in the Journal of Animal Ecology has shown that beetles found in British Columbia over the past 100 years have reduced in size due to a warming climate.

Genetically distinct salmon found in southern English rivers
Fish studied in five chalk-stream rivers in southern UK appear to be genetically distinct from other rivers nearby. Concerns have been raised regarding their vulnerability to habitat loss and pollution.
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 new items. 
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide
Due February 2018
This outstanding new guide covers all of the world's gull species, tackling some of the most notoriously difficult identification and taxonomic challenges in birding. 
£28.99 £34.99

More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar
17th Mar - BCT East of England Conference Cambridgeshire
17-18th Mar - IZW Evidence Based Bat Conservation Berlin
24th Mar - UK Butterfly Recorders' Meeting Birmingham
27-29th Mar - BOU Annual Conference Nottingham 
...for natural history, ecology, conservation & other environmental books and equipment
Coming soon
The 2018 Ecology & Biodiversity Equipment Catalogue is packed full of everything you need for your research, education, business or hobby. Sign up for your free copy.
On the NHBS Blog
The 2018 Big Garden Birdwatch
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – in 2017 almost half a million people submitted results! Read more about this annual event on the NHBS blog.
New Books at NHBS
Birds of the Canary Islands is a beautifully illustrated guide that covers all the birds found in the islands. Providing concise descriptions for easy identification, it's the perfect guide for any visitor to these sun-kissed islands.
Mosses, Liverworts & Hornworts of Ascension Island is a well illustrated and informative guide, covering 87 species: including 60 mosses, 23 liverworts and 4 hornworts. Informative text and keys make the book accessible to both beginners and expert bryologists. 
Emerald Labyrinth is an extraordinary book about the enormous challenges of conducting science in the Congo; one of the least known and least hospitable places on earth.
A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven chronicles the return of the raven, and the people who have made that comeback possible. In it, the author travels to every corner of the UK, meeting those who have spent the past ten years studying ravens, and showing why these birds reflect and provoke our innermost feelings.
Equipment Highlight
Constructed from plywood and WoodStone, these House Martin Nests will provide a much-needed home for these summer visitors.
Fauna Corner
In Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada, scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature and Fisheries and Oceans Canada present a guide to the marine fishes found in Arctic Canadian waters. Features up-to-date research on 222 species.
Flora Corner
Flora Iberica, Volume 16/2: Compositae (Partim) deals with members of the family Compositae, covering members of the subfamilies Cichorioideae and Arctotideae. The book is in Spanish with scientific nomenclature.

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