To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Good Reads  Natural History  Photography & Video  Photography: General

The Art of Birds Grace and Motion in the Wild

Art / Photobook
By: Jim Miller(Author)
196 pages, colour photos
The Art of Birds
Click to have a closer look
  • The Art of Birds ISBN: 9780813066769 Hardback Apr 2021 In stock
Price: £37.95
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

In photographs that surprise with their eye-catching composition and amaze with their detail, The Art of Birds captures the beauty of birds as most people never see them. Jim Miller focuses his camera lens on distinctive and spectacular species found in the wetlands and along the shorelines of Florida and the southeast, portraying their behaviours in their natural habitats.

Ranging from striking portraits to high-speed stop-action shots, the images showcase the splendour of large birds such as the anhinga, great blue heron, sandhill crane, snowy egret, osprey, and flamingo. They also depict the charm of smaller species including the ruddy turnstone, boat-tailed grackle, and the least bittern. Many of the photographs display brilliant plumage up close. Others show aspects of birdlife related to courting, feeding, and flying.

Accompanying the images are descriptions of the species by early naturalists and ornithologists, from William Bartram to John James Audubon to Arthur Cleveland Bent. The excerpts from their narratives and journals reveal bird populations and environments that we can only imagine today, providing a homage to Old Florida through the perspectives of some of its most astute and eloquent chroniclers.

Miller's captivating photography encourages viewers to marvel at the elegant combination of form and function in bird species, perfected by processes of adaptation and selection over millions of years. The Art of Birds celebrates the creativity of nature, the joy of observation, and the richness of birdlife.

Customer Reviews


Jim Miller has exhibited his photography at galleries and museums across the southeast USA. The former state archaeologist for the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, he has explored the state’s natural lands and waters for decades, and he has combined his lifelong interests in art and natural history in his bird photography.

Art / Photobook
By: Jim Miller(Author)
196 pages, colour photos
Media reviews

"The Art of Birds matches deeply evocative photographs to the best observations of Florida birdlife from past centuries. The book left me with a fresh desire to explore our parks and public lands anew, to feel how wild birds make the place."
– Eric Draper, director, Florida State Parks

"Stunning; brilliant! The Art of Birds is truly a visionary work from the heart and eyes of a gifted photographer and will serve as a reminder to us all of the elegance and grace that defines our natural world."
– Joe Hutto, author of Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season Living Among the Wild Turkey

"Miller shows us the aerodynamic perfection of the wings of the black skimmer, and the plunge of a pelican like a javelin into the waters of the Gulf. We see the spiraling feathers surrounding the piercing eye of the great blue heron, the singular linear patterns formed by the legs of wading birds, and the delicacy of the snowy plumage of egrets. Miller shows us why artists and scientists have been held in fascination of Florida birds for hundreds of years."
– Ron Yrabedra, artist and professor emeritus, Florida A&M University

"In photographing Florida's abundant array of exotic birds, Miller has captured their dazzling combination of form, color, and motion."
– Janine Farver, former executive director, Florida Humanities Council

Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides