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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

Garden Natural History

Author: Stefan Buczacki

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007449002


Page: N.A

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In a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist library, Stefan Buczacki takes a broad look at the relatively unexplored world of the garden, and its relevance within the context of natural history overall. Though gardens are often viewed merely as artificial creations rather than easily accessible places to observe and encourage wildlife, âe~Garden Natural Historyâe(tm) rectifies this misconception. By viewing gardens within the wider context of the British ecological landscape, Buczacki follows the garden's development as a habitat within which vertebrates, invertebrates and native and alien plants alike have been introduced and to which they have adapted. âe~Garden Natural Historyâe(tm) offers a fascinating insight into the diversity of organisms and ecological processes that constitute the garden, whilst also highlighting the role of the gardener as conservator and showing how the garden can inspire all naturalists.

The New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 82)

Author: Peter Marren

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406681

Category: Nature

Page: 364

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A history of the most successful, significant and long-running natural history series in the world.

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.

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

Dragonflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 106)

Author: Philip Corbet,Stephen Brooks

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007405235

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Dragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures – few insect groups fascinate as much or are more immediately recognisable.


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.

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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Collecting the New Naturalists

Author: Tim Bernhard,Tim Loe

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007367153

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Being a numbered series, with a very low print run for some volumes, New Naturalist publications have been and continue to be highly collectable. Second-hand copies of the rarer volumes, in very good condition, can command high prices. As such, there is considerable interest in a detailed bibliography and history of the series. COLLECTING THE NEW NATURALISTS offers a detailed insight into the fascinating phenomenon that has gripped Britain since just after World War II and which reflects the country's continued enthusiasm for wildlife and nature publishing generally. With previously unpublished in-depth insight into the workings of the series and its collectors, the book will comprehensively cover every aspect of the New Naturalists, from rare editions produced for Bloomsbury and the Reader's Union to foreign editions, interviews with the iconic cover artists and well-known naturalists such as Chris Packham and Alan Titchmarsh telling the story of their own fascination with the series.


Author: Oliver Rackham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007493843

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’

Falcons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 132)

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007511434

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 1883

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

A Suitable Boy

Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140230338


Page: 1368

View: 4507

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.

Unpacking My Library

Writers and Their Books

Author: Leah Price

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300170920

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object—whether pristine collectible or battered relic—is growing as well. Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile. Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books features the personal libraries of Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Díaz, Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud and James Wood, Philip Pullman, Gary Shteyngart, and Edmund White.

Nature's Conscience

The Life and Legacy of Derek Ratcliffe

Author: Des Thompson,John Birks,Hilary Birks

Publisher: Wildlife and People

ISBN: 9781904078609

Category: Conservationists

Page: 572

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Derek Ratcliffe was arguably the most outstanding field biologist and conservationist of the 20th century. This book explores the breadth, quality and legacy of Derek's work and has many personal reminiscences. The 30 contributors provide fascinating insights to a remarkable person, and events and issues which have shaped wild nature as we see it today. Each part ends with an article written by Derek. Derek was passionate about nature and used his huge knowledge of nature to good effect. He possessed an intense curiosity which drove him to understand and protect nature. His interests ranged from birds, butterflies and dragonflies, and mountain flora and vegetation to the ecology and biogeography of peatlands and of mosses, liverworts, and ferns. He documented birds, plants, and insects in their habitats and maintained long-term population studies on several birds of prey as well as Raven, Golden Plover, Greenshank, and Dotterel. He documented the decline of the Peregrine Falcon and famously established the role of pesticides as its cause. He led the fight that saved the wild and remote Flow Country of northern Scotland from extensive afforestation. As the Nature Conservancy's Chief Scientist, he masterminded A Nature Conservation Review, which still underpins so much conservation policy and practice in Britain. His books have become classics of natural history writing. Through his employment as a conservationist and his books and articles, he massively influenced our awareness of nature - and its vulnerability. Beautifully illustrated, this is a deeply inspiring book. It will appeal to a wide readership, curious about what makes such a towering figure so special, and united by an eagerness to see wildlife flourish. With a foreword by Professor Sir John Lawton.

Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

Author: Colin D. Levings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780774831734

Category: Nature

Page: 371

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"For centuries, biologists have 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 salmonid species (including salmon, steelhead, char, and trout) in the estuaries where they make this transition from fresh to saltwater. This book, written by one of the world's foremost experts on the ecology of salmonids, explains the critical role estuaries play in salmonid survival and recovery."--

A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species

Author: Robert A. Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136461256

Category: Science

Page: 460

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Invasive non-native species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Often introduced accidentally through international travel or trade, they invade and colonize new habitats, often with devastating consequences for the local flora and fauna. Their environmental impacts can range from damage to resource production (e.g. agriculture and forestry) and infrastructure (e.g. buildings, road and water supply), to human health. They consequently can have major economic impacts. It is a priority to prevent their introduction and spread, as well as to control them. Freshwater ecosystems are particularly at risk from invasions and are landscape corridors that facilitate the spread of invasives. This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the most notable global invasive freshwater species or groups, based on their severity of economic impact, geographic distribution outside of their native range, extent of research, and recognition of the ecological severity of the impact of the species by the IUCN. As well as some of the very well-known species, the book also covers some invasives that are emerging as serious threats. Examples covered include a range of aquatic and riparian plants, insects, molluscs, crustacea, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, as well as some major pathogens of aquatic organisms. The book also includes overview chapters synthesizing the ecological impact of invasive species in fresh water and summarizing practical implications for the management of rivers and other freshwater habitats.

Mountain Ice and Water

Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments

Author: John F. Shroder,Gregory B Greenwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444637885

Category: Science

Page: 402

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Mountain Ice and Water: Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments is a new volume of papers reviewed and edited by John Shroder, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, and Greg Greenwood, Director of the Mountain Research Initiative from Bern, Switzerland. Chapters in this book were derived from research papers that were delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015. The conference was established to help develop the knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and to support transformations toward global sustainability in the coming decades. To this end, the conference and book have investigated the future situation in mountains from three points of view. (1) Dynamic Planet: Observing, explaining, understanding, and projecting Earth, environmental, and societal system trends, drivers, and processes and their interactions to anticipate global thresholds and risks, (2) Global Sustainable Development: Increasing knowledge for sustainable, secure, and fair stewardship of biodiversity, food, water, health, energy, materials, and other ecosystem services, and (3) Transformations towards Sustainability: Understanding transformation processes and options, assessing how these relate to human values, emerging technologies and social and economic development pathways, and evaluating strategies for governing and managing the global environment across sectors and scales. Derived from research papers delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015 Helps develop the knowledge necessary for responding effectively in coming decades to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and tactics for global sustainability Provides the research community working on global change in mountains with a broader framework established by the Future Earth initiative

The Wool-pack

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749745806

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 237

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