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Galloway and the Borders (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 101)

Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007405383

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Another volume in the widely-read New Naturalist series, this book is an in-depth study of the natural developments and history of Galloway and surrounding areas.

Fungi (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 96)

Author: Brian Spooner,Peter Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406053

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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A comprehensive account of the natural history of fungi, from their lifestyle, habitats and ecology to their uses for humans. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Wye Valley (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 105)

Author: George Peterken

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007405294

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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A definitive natural history of the Wye Valley covering the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological history of this diverse area of outstanding natural beauty.

Northumberland (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 95)

Author: Angus Lunn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007403194

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2006

A definitive natural history of Northumberland, from its ecological history, geology and climate to its naturalists and conservation issues.

Shades of Green

An Environmental and Cultural History of Sitka Spruce

Author: Ruth Tittensor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1909686786

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book takes a fresh look at the most disliked tree in Britain and Ireland, explaining the reasons it was introduced and why it became ubiquitous in the archipelagos of northwest Europe. Sitka spruce has contributed to the Pacific Coast landscapes of North America for over ten millennia. For the Tlingit First Nation it is the most important tree in terms of spiritual relationships, art, and products in daily use such as canoes, containers, fish-traps and sweet cakes. Since the late nineteenth century it has also been the most important tree to the timber industry of west coast North America. The historical background to the modern use of Sitka spruce is explored. The lack of cultural reference may explain negative public response when treeless uplands in the UK and Ireland were afforested with introduced conifer species, particularly Sitka spruce, following two World Wars. The multipurpose forestry of today recognizes that Sitka spruce is the most important tree to the timber industry and to a public which uses its many products but fails to recognize the link between growing trees and bought goods. The apparently featureless and wildlife-less Sitka spruce plantations in UK uplands are gradually developing recognizable ecological features. Sitka spruce has the potential to form temperate rain forests this century as well as to produce much-needed goods for society. The major contribution of Sitka spruce to landscapes and livelihoods in western North America is, by contrast, widely accepted. But conserving natural, old-growth forests, sustaining the needs of First Nations, and producing materials for the modern timber industry will be an intricate task.

The New Forest (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 73)

Author: Colin R. Tubbs

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406606

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260007

Category: History

Page: 376

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Dartmoor (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 111)

Author: Ian Mercer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007405529

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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New Naturalist Dartmoor explores the complex and fascinating history of one of southern England's greatest National Parks, an area of enormous interest to naturalists and tourists alike.

Loch Lomondside (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 88)

Author: John Mitchell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406711

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Loch Lomondside is celebrated for its outstanding scenery. The area supports a rich tapestry of water and wild land, forest and woodland, farmland and settlement. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Dartmoor

A Statement of Its Time

Author: Ian Mercer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007184999

Category: Nature

Page: 402

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New Naturalist Dartmoor explores the complex and fascinating history of one of southern England's greatest National Parks, an area of enormous interest to naturalists and tourists alike. Dartmoor is said to be the loneliest wilderness in England. This has been said more often of Dartmoor than any other part of the country. Traditionally in the world of fiction as well as that of fact, Dartmoor has been renowned as a vast and empty moorland area, the property of nature rather than of man. It has always been the public's idea of a lonely place. Not many generations ago it was regarded with a certain amount of awe and nowadays it is an important center of recreation, an island in upland England of abundant interest to the naturalist. In 1951 it became a National Park, one of the first of several places so designated in Great Britain, helping to conserve and promote both its beauty and cultural heritage. Spanning miles of open moorland, while also hiding small secluded river valleys, rare plants and endangered birds, Dartmoor is a place of variety, and has evolved in the public's mind from a forbidding place to that of romance and mystery. Focusing not only on its extensive history and physical landscape, but also its cultural place within Great Britain, this is a comprehensive and engaging look at the wild and rugged landscape that has inspired so many poets, painters, and musicians over countless centuries.

Grouse

Author: Adam Watson,Robert Moss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007150970

Category: Nature

Page: 529

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Grouse and their habitats are of much interest to hunters and game-dog enthusiasts, and to the many others involved in outdoor recreation. However, grouse are also of great value in their own right as a beautiful part of nature. Recent research regarding government policies has clarified old problems and controversies, which makes this new study on British grouse timely, if not essential. Adam Watson and Robert Moss offer some insight into the natural history and biology of British grouse species, ranging from aspects of behaviour and historical relevance of their names to population fluctuations and conservation efforts.

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413467

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 120 volumes published in nearly 70 years.

Falcons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 132)

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007511434

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Falcons have been a source of inspiration to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike.

Dragonflies

Author: Philip S. Corbet,Cynthia Longfield,N. W. Moore

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007308262

Category:

Page: N.A

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Dragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures - few insect groups fascinate as much or are more immediately recognisable. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com Dragonflies are an ideal group of insects for the naturalist to study. They are beautiful and fascinating and can be observed in the field much as a bird-watcher observes birds. Their observation can be exceptionally interesting and amply rewarding. Moreover, the dragonfly's life is dramatically divided by sudden stages. Its immature stage is quite unlike the adult. It even lives in a different medium for dragonfly larvae nearly all aquatic while the adults are all terrestrial. The adult stage often lasts less than one-twentieth of the dragonfly's whole life. We are fortunate in having in Britain forty-three species - representatives of eight of the eleven largest and most widespread families of dragonflies and these provide the subject of an intensive study by the three distinguished naturalists who are responsible for the present volume. Philip S. Corbet, now engaged in biological research in Uganda, first became interested in dragonflies as a schoolboy 'because they were such good sport to catch' and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree for a thesis entitled The Seasonal Ecology of Dragonflies. Miss Cynthia Longfield was for many years on the staff of the British Museum (Natural History) and is the well-known author of The dragonflies of the British Isles. N. W. Moore also obtained his Ph.D degree for a thesis on The Ecology and Behaviour of Adult Dragonflies and is now the Nature Conservancy's regional officer for South-west England. These naturalists have produced a most useful history and definitive account of the British dragonflies, a book for every kind of student of insects from the amateur collector and insect watcher to the professional.

Monitoring with Lichens - Monitoring Lichens

Author: Pier Luigi Nimis,Christoph Scheidegger,Patricia Wolseley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004234

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 394

A comprehensive, up-to-date review of lichens as biomonitors of air pollution (bioindication, metal and radionuclide accumulation, biomarkers), and as monitors of environmental change (including global climate change and biodiversity loss) in a wide array of terrestrial habitats. Several methods for using lichens as biomonitors are described in a special section of the book.

The Peregrine Falcon

Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813683X

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

White Women's Rights

The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States

Author: Louise Michele Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198028865

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This study reinterprets a crucial period (1870s-1920s) in the history of women's rights, focusing attention on a core contradiction at the heart of early feminist theory. At a time when white elites were concerned with imperialist projects and civilizing missions, progressive white women developed an explicit racial ideology to promote their cause, defending patriarchy for "primitives" while calling for its elimination among the "civilized." By exploring how progressive white women at the turn of the century laid the intellectual groundwork for the feminist social movements that followed, Louise Michele Newman speaks directly to contemporary debates about the effect of race on current feminist scholarship. "White Women's Rights is an important book. It is a fascinating and informative account of the numerous and complex ties which bound feminist thought to the practices and ideas which shaped and gave meaning to America as a racialized society. A compelling read, it moves very gracefully between the general history of the feminist movement and the particular histories of individual women."--Hazel Carby, Yale University

Emerging Digital Spaces in Contemporary Society

Properties of Technology

Author: Phillip Kalantzis-Cope,Karim Gherab-Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230299040

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

View: 5651

Analyzing the relationship between digital technologies and society this book explores a wide range of complex social issues emerging in a new digital space. Itexamines both the vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about exciting possibilities.

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

Author: Colin Levings

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774831766

Category: Nature

Page: 388

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Biologists have long marvelled at how anadromous salmonids -- fish that pass from rivers into oceans and back again -- survive as they migrate between these two very different environments. Yet, relatively little is understood about what happens to salmonids in the estuaries where they make this transition from fresh to salt water. This book distills the current knowledge of how eighteen salmonid species around the world (including salmon, steelhead, char, and trout) are adapted to estuaries. It discusses why the waters where rivers and oceans meet are critical to salmonid survival as well as how these vital habitats can be preserved and recovered.

Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Author: L. R. Minter

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and Assessment of Biodive

ISBN: 9781893912151

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 360

View: 4622

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