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  • Wildlife Gardening
    Wildlife Gardening by Rhoda Nottridge

    Gives you all the ideas and advice you need to encourage wildlife back into your garden. Colour photographs, 144pp. 2009

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  • Guide to Lichens of Heaths and Moors25% OFF
    Guide to Lichens of Heaths and Moors by Frank Dobson

    Key to identify species using growth forms and colour photographs. 2006

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  • Introduction to Bryophytes
    Introduction to Bryophytes by Alain Vanderpoorten, Bernard Goffinet

    The authors expertly summarise the diversity of bryophytes and outline recent advances in our understanding of their evolutionary history, their ecological roles and preferences, their distribution patterns and conservation needs. Colour plates, figures, 312pp. 2009

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  • Wild Flowers by Colour
    Wild Flowers by Colour by Marjorie Blamey

    A user-friendly guide to the identification of the flowers of Britain and north-western Europe. By organising the species by their colour group first (and by family within that colour group) this guide enables those less familiar with flower taxonomy to quickly and easily find what they are looking for.

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  • Guide to Grassland Plants 2; Chalk and Limestone
    Guide to Grassland Plants 2; Chalk and… by Roberts, Carol, Bebbington, Anne

    Illustrated in colour and black and white. Key based on leaf characters, so that plants can be identified when not in flower.

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  • Wild Flowers of Greece
    Wild Flowers of Greece by Vangelis Papiomitoglou

    Greece is endowed with a rich flora cromprising almost 6,000 different species with about 15% of them being endemic. This book contains around 600 of the most representative of the Greek flora, with the text focusing on the botanical characteristics of the plants, mythological references with colour photographs showing them in detail. 258pp. 2006

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  • The Hedgerow Handbook; Recipes, Remedies and Rituals38% OFF
    The Hedgerow Handbook; Recipes,… by Adele Nozedar

    A distinctive feature of the British countryside is the hedgerow. Take a closer look, and the diversity and variety of plant species that form them is little short of wondrous. As well as providing shelter and food for wildlife, they also provide fresh, wild food for us, and this is partly what this book is about. The author reintroduces the wild and natural hedgerow ingredients that our grandmothers used on a regular basis, but gives them a fresh and contemporary twist. Colour illustrations, 208pp. 2012

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  • Wild Flowers
    Wild Flowers by Sarah Raven

    Inspired by childhood excursions with her botanist father, Sarah Raven has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to find 500 of our most breathtakingly beautiful wild flowers. Divided by habitat, Sarah introduces a wide range of plants, telling you their names and something about them, how to identify the families, how they've brilliantly adapted to their environment, their importance to animals and insects, what herbal remedies they can be used for, the story behind their common names and the part they play in local history. Colour photographs, 512pp. 2012

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  • Features of the Meres and Mosses of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire
    Features of the Meres and Mosses of… by Pete Boardman, Joan Daniels

    This new 12 panel fold-out chart showcases the wildlife of the Meres and Mosses landscape of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Although not well known outside the local area, this landscape has the largest groups of natural lakes and wetlands in England and the highest density of ponds anywhere in Europe. 2012

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  • Sphagnum Mosses in Bogs
    Sphagnum Mosses in Bogs by John O'Reilly et al.

    Specially taken photographs of the leaves and shoots of each species are accompanied by further ID notes in the text (including guidance on commonly confused species), a guide to the major colours of each species and scale. Text on the reverse side covers the formation, importance and restoration of Sphagnum bogs. 2012

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  • Hedge Britannia30% OFF
    Hedge Britannia by Hugh Barker

    This is the story of how British hedgerows contribute to our national identity and our wildlife. Over the centuries we have proved ourselves to be a nation of hedge-growers, marking our boundaries with hedges or trimming our topiaries into fantastical shapes. From formal garden features to emphatically rustic barriers, the author explores our hedges in all their diversity. 336pp. 2013

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  • Collins Pocket Guide; British Wild Flower Guide
    Collins Pocket Guide; British Wild… by David Streeter et al.

    Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. They are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 2015



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  • Collins Pocket Guide; British Tree Guide
    Collins Pocket Guide; British Tree Guide by Owen Johnson, David More

    Highlights the most important things to look for to aid fast and accurate identification. Within each tree family there is a list of key species and a guide to the most important features to look for when identifying a particular tree from that family. Individual species are then thoroughly described with a detailed illustration on the same page. Illustration type: Colour illustrations. 2015


    DUE MARCH 2015

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  • British Boletes; With Keys to Species
    British Boletes; With Keys to Species by Geoffrey Kibby

    Boletes are some of the most popular fungi around the world, both because they are often choice edibles and also because of their frequently exotic colours and large size. There are approximately 80 species in Britain and this book aims to provide user-friendly identification keys and descriptions to all the known species along with colour photos of the majority of species. Colour photographs, keys, 78pp. 4th edition 2012

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  • Fungi Forays; How to Find Edible Mushrooms
    Fungi Forays; How to Find Edible… by Daniel Butler

    Starting with key habitats such as woodlands and pasture, this title shows would-be mushroom hunters the best places to find them and how to pick out the key species using a series of identification spreads. Colour photographs, 128pp. 2012

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  • An Irish Flora
    An Irish Flora by John Parnell, Tom Curtis

    Provides the reader with a clear and reliable means of identifying those plants which grow wild in Ireland. Trees, shrubs and climbers in winter are now covered for the first time. Also includes a list of plants that have legal protection in Ireland. Colour illustrations, 504pp. 8th edition 2012

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  • Collins Fungi Guide; The Most Complete Field Guide to the Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Ir
    Collins Fungi Guide; The Most Complete… by Stefan Buczacki, Christopher Shields

    Covers every macro species of mushroom and toadstool found in Europe, from the North Cape to the heel of Italy. It provides detailed notes on how to correctly identify them with details of similar confusing species also given to further ensure correct identification. Illustrations include young and mature fruiting bodies where necessary. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 640pp. 2013

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  • Features of the Shropshire Hills: The Stiperstones and Long Mynd
    Features of the Shropshire Hills: The… by Pete Boardman

    The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd is in the northern part of the Shropshire Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This chart illustrates plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and invertebrates that inhabit the varied habitats of this area. 2008

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  • Harrap's Wild Flowers
    Harrap's Wild Flowers by Simon Harrap

    by Simon Harrap

    This fantastic photographic guide will help you identify almost every wild flower you are likely to encounter in Britain and Ireland. Colourful close-ups of key features and relevant and succinct text make this book an essential tool for anyone interested in wild flowers.

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  • The Genus Agaricus in Britain
    The Genus Agaricus in Britain by Geoffrey Kibby

    The genus Agaricus includes both the common Field Mushroom and the cultivated mushroom, both enormously important as sources of food. But as well as these two species there are a further 40 or more species present in Britain, not all of which are good edibles and some of which are toxic. Colour photographs, keys, 51pp. 3rd edition 2012

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  • The Genus Amanita in Great Britain
    The Genus Amanita in Great Britain by Geoffrey Kibby

    Species of the genus Amanita include some of the most striking and beautiful members of our forest and downland mycota. Often large in size and with bright colours they have long fascinated mycologists and non-mycologists alike. That some species are delicious edibles while others produce deadly toxins only adds to their glamour. Colour photographs and illustrations, 50pp. 2012

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  • The Genus Russula in Great Britain with Synoptic Keys to Species
    The Genus Russula in Great Britain with… by Geoffrey Kibby

    Species of the Genus Russula are some of the most common fungi that we see in woodlands, often of large size and displaying striking colours. And yet they are also some of the most confusing and difficult to identify of all the fungi. This book seeks to provide an easy to use keying system to help you identify the nearly 160 species to be found in Great Britain. Colour photographs, keys, 119pp. 2012

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  • A Field Guide to the Flowers of the Alps
    A Field Guide to the Flowers of the Alps by Ansgar Hoppe
    This practical book will help you make a quick, reliable identification of 500 plants, with concise descriptions and illustrations for individual plants to enable differentiation from similar species. Flowers can be identified quickly from colour and shape. The notable characters of each plant are clearly highlighted. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Line drawings, 192pp. 2013
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  • Rambunctious Garden; Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World42% OFF
    Rambunctious Garden; Saving Nature in a… by Emma Marris

    A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. The author argues convincingly that it is time to look forward and create the "rambunctious garden," a hybrid of wild nature and human management. In this optimistic book readers meet leading scientists and environmentalists and visit imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. Marris describes innovative conservation approaches, including rewilding, assisted migration, and the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems. 224pp. 2014

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  • The Wildflowers of Ireland: A Field Guide
    The Wildflowers of Ireland: A Field Guide by Zoe Devlin

    Discover the fascinating world of Ireland's diverse and astonishing collection of native wildflowers: from insect-eating Sundews to humble Harebells. This book features over 530 of the wildflowers of Ireland.

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  • Wildflowers of Eastern Andalucia; A Field Guide to the Flowering Plants of Almeria and the Sierra de
    Wildflowers of Eastern Andalucia; A… by Sarah Ball

    This field guide describes a representative 625 of the most frequent and characteristic species to be found in this part of South-east Spain. This is the first English language guide covering the interior of the region and is aimed to complement the Spanish language Floras and the English tourist booklets which tend to focus on the better known coastal areas. It is written largely in non-technical language, but includes a glossary. The introduction describes the geology, habitats and vegetation types of the region. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Map, 304pp. 2014

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  • Somerset Wild Flowers; A Guide to their Identification
    Somerset Wild Flowers; A Guide to their… by Bernard Storar et al.

    Virtually every wild plant that can be found growing in Somerset is illustrated and described. This book's aim is to return to the simple, basic way of identifying plants by seeing what they look like. The photographs, what you see, are the key guides. The expert text is there to tell the reader exactly what to look for in the photographs without getting involved in botanical terminology. An essential companion for anyone with an interest in wildflowers in the British countryside, and in Somerset in particular. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 400pp. 2014

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  • The New Sylva; A Discourse on Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century
    The New Sylva; A Discourse on Forest… by Gabriel Hemery, Sarah Simblet

    In 1664, the horticulturist and diarist John Evelyn wrote Sylva, the first comprehensive study of British trees. It was also the world's earliest forestry book, and the first book ever published by the Royal Society. Evelyn's elegant prose has a lot to tell us today, but the world has changed dramatically since his day. Now the authors have taken inspiration from the original work, and masterfully created a contemporary version - The New Sylva. The result is a fabulous resource that describes all of the most important species of tree that populate our landscape. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, 400pp. 2014

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  • Ireland's Wild Orchids; A Field Guide
    Ireland's Wild Orchids; A Field Guide by Brendan Sayers, Susan Sex

    This practical guide is intended to assist in identifying Ireland's orchids. Contains photographs of each plant in situ and in close-up, clear instructions for identification, and notes on size, habitats, flowering period, distribution and variations. Introduced by chapters on conservation, hybridisation, how to use the guide and orchid morphology. A guide for all orchid enthusiasts, whether beginner or expert. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Distribution maps, 128pp. 2013

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  • Discovering Dorest's Wild Flowers
    Discovering Dorest's Wild Flowers by Peter Cramb

    Celebrates the richness of Dorset's wild flowers and the men who first recorded them during nearly 500 years of exploration of the county. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 64pp. 2013

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  • Making Garden Meadows
    Making Garden Meadows by Jenny Steel

    This book guides you simply through the process of creating a meadow from scratch in an existing lawn, to make a spring flowering meadow and how to enhance areas of rough grass by planting suitable wildflowers. Also explains how to grow native cornfield annuals such as poppies and cornflowers and how to ensure they continue to seed and flourish in your garden.

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  • Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe
    Identification Guide to Mushrooms of… by Josephine Bacon

    Introduction includes an overview of distribution, the anatomy of a mushroom, nomenclature and useful information on hunting for and cooking with mushrooms. The identification section then divides into three categories: edible mushrooms, inedible (but not poisonous) mushrooms, and poisonous species. There is useful information on where and when mushrooms can be found, characteristic features and if edible, how best to cook the species.

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  • The Meadow; An English Meadow Through the Seasons
    The Meadow; An English Meadow Through… by Barney Wilczak

    Takes you on a journey through the forms, colours and patterns of this precious place. The result of recording the changing seasons for over three years, it reveals an astonishing diversity of species. Includes short and informative texts on orchids, fritillaries, birds, insects, seeds and maintenance. Colour photographs, 128pp. 2012

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  • Wild Orchids in the Algarve
    Wild Orchids in the Algarve by Sue Parker

    Few places in Europe can rival the Algarve for diversity of habitat, and so unsuprisingly, the range of wild orchids found in the Algarve is outstanding. Go to the right places at the right time of year and the most amazing orchid sites will greet you. This title tells you where and when to go. Colour photographs, 68pp. 2009

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  • Wych Elm
    Wych Elm -

    Wych Elm is a celebration of a quintessentially British tree. Describes in detail the ecological and cultural history of a tree species ravaged by Dutch elm disease, but still thriving in its last European stronghold in the Highlands and West coast of Scotland. Colour illustrations, 148pp. 2009

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • Flowers of the Norfolk Broads
    Flowers of the Norfolk Broads by Simon Harrap

    Details of over 100 of the most characteristic and charismatic plants of the Norfolk Broads. Information on habitat and distribution along with key identification features. Colour photographs, 80pp. 2010

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  • A Naturalist's Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe49% OFF
    A Naturalist's Guide to the Wild… by Andrew Cleave

    by Andrew Cleave

    photography Paul Sterry

    An easy to use identification guide to common species.

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  • Guide to Floodplain Meadows
    Guide to Floodplain Meadows by David Gowing et al.

    Colour illustration of species found on species-rich floodplain meadows. 2010

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  • Wild Flower Guide
    Wild Flower Guide -

    illustrated by Bridgette James and Colin Emberton

    A concise written account of more than 180 European species, covering size, description, habitat, flowering time, distribution and habits. Illustrations show details of the flowers, leaves and growth habit of the plant. Comes with a double sided A4 sheet showing comparisons by colour.

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  • Wildflowers in the Algarve; An Introductory Guide
    Wildflowers in the Algarve; An… by Pat O'Reilly, Sue Parker

    Chapters on major habitats - coastal cliffs and coves, agricultural land, river valleys and estuaries, mountains and forests. Guides you to the best wildflower locations. Colour photographs, 68pp. 2008

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  • The Bee Orchids of Greece; The Genus Ophrys
    The Bee Orchids of Greece; The Genus… by Zissis Antonopoulos

    Presents 124 species, subspecies and varieties of the Ophrys genus with descriptions of the main characteristics and comparisons between similar species. Colour photographs, 320pp. 2009

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  • Water-Starworts Callitriche of Europe (BSBI Handbook No. 11)
    Water-Starworts Callitriche of Europe… by R V Lansdown

    Provides guidance on the identification of all species, subspecies and varieties of water-starwort that have been reliably recorded in the wild in Europe. Primarily intended as a field guide for use by botanists with some familiarity with identifying aquatic plants. Line illustrations, distribution maps, 184pp. 2009

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  • Flowers in the Field; How to Find, Identify and Enjoy Wild Flowers
    Flowers in the Field; How to Find,… by Faith Anstey

    This title is dedicated to explaining what wild flowers are, how to go about identifying specimens, where to find them and how to enjoy wild flowers to the full. This is an essential companion to any of the many field guides to wildflowers currently available. Colour photographs and b/w diagrams, 172pp. 2010

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  • Collins Flower Guide (Large Format)
    Collins Flower Guide (Large Format) by David Streeter

    This text is the most complete account of the distribution and ecology of British and Irish wild flowers. Descriptions of look-alikes and confusable species are also included.

    Illustrations covering some 1400 plants are arranged by family, displaying their key features. Flowers and description on same page for easy reference. 608pp. 2010

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  • Woodland (Jr) Wildlife Discovery Pack
    Woodland (Jr) Wildlife Discovery Pack by Fiona MacGillivray

    A basic format pack for younger children, focusing their enthusiasm on the more seasonal aspects of woodland exploitation. The 'eye-spy' cards provide information and identification for the more obvious woodland creatures and plants throughout the seasons. Tree leaf bingo provides a fun way to explore and identify trees and there are lots of fun and creative ideas on how to discover more about woodland wildlife.

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  • A Field Key to Coastal and Seashore Lichens
    A Field Key to Coastal and Seashore… by Frank S Dobson

    This guide contains colour photographs and illustrated keys. These keys use only characters that are visible in the field by eye or under a x10 hand lens. This combination enables the user to identify over 500 species of lichen to be found on the coast and seashore. Also 3 supplementary keys to lichens on limestone, concrete and mortar, lichens on sawn wood and lichens on soil, mosses and plant debris. 100pp. Ringbound. 2009

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  • Discovering Wild Plant Names
    Discovering Wild Plant Names by John E Stevens

    Many wild plant names originate from early Greek, Latin or Old English and through the ages their original meanings have become misunderstood or lost. This book aims to bring order to the confusion of botanical classification by tracing the origins of both the popular English names and the scientific names of many of the most common species of wild plants and trees in Great Britain.

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  • Food for Free
    Food for Free by Richard Mabey

    The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition. 464pp. 2012

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Britain's Plant Galls; A Photographic Guide
    Britain's Plant Galls; A Photographic… by Michael Chinery

    This title provides an introduction to the nature of plant galls and their formation. Brief descriptions of some of the organisms that cause or induce galls. Descriptions and life histories of the organisms of just over 200 of the commonest and most conspicuous of Britain's 1,000 or so plant galls. Colour photographs, 96pp. 2011

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  • Trees of Britain and Ireland
    Trees of Britain and Ireland by Edward Milner

    A celebration of the trees of these islands, covering every aspect of their natural history. Published in association with The Tree Council, it contains all the essential facts about native trees, including where different trees grow naturally, the insects, fungi and animals that are associated with them, the traditional beliefs connected to them, how they are managed and what products are obtained from them. Includes reference lists for each tree, and tables of information about the characteristics, associated species, diseases and altitude records. Colour photographs, 224pp. 2011

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Wild Flowers
    A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Wild… by John Akeroyd, Robbie Murphy

    Provides common, scientific and irish names of 162 wild flowers. Clear simple descriptions, including size, colour and habitat, and introduction to each wild flower family, highlighting important features. Colour photographs, 208pp. 2008

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  • The Wild Flowers of Ireland
    The Wild Flowers of Ireland by Declan Doogue, Carsten Krieger

    An extensive guide to the country's plant life, focusing on the 300 most common species. The structure of this book proceeds from familiar habitats, such as flower beds, roadside verges and hedgerows, to rarer habitats such as natural woodland and unique areas such as the Burren. Colour photographs, 320pp. 2010

    Hardback £26.99 Buy Now
  • Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland (BSBI Handbook No. 8)
    Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland… by C D Preston

    21spp of Potamogeton and 26 hybrids are described most being illustrated and mapped as well as the one species of Groenlandia and two of Ruppia. The illustrations include habit drawings and details of leaves, stems and stipules and where appropriate of inflorescences fruits and turions. Keys to all taxa and to the species and the commonest hybrids are included. 350pp. 1995

    Paperback £19.00 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland (Collins Wild Guide)
    Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland… by Akeroyd

    Quick and easy identification of the 240 most common species each illustrated with a full colour photograph. Text covers height flowers leaves and fruit with distribution map and an at-a-glance flowering season chart, 255pp. 2004 revised edition

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  • Trees and Shrubs of Greece
    Trees and Shrubs of Greece by George Sfikas

    Habitat & descriptive details of c200 common spp. Colour illustrations. 219pp. 2001 revised edition

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  • Wild Flowers of Greece
    Wild Flowers of Greece by George Sfikas

    Pocket size guide illustrations over 150 common species. Details of climate and habitats. Colour photographs, line drawings, 125pp. 2001

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  • Spartina Anglica: A Research Review
    Spartina Anglica: A Research Review -

    A vigorous and fertile plant, Spartina anglica has spread remarkably since it first appeared almost a century ago. It is now the dominant species in the lower zones of salt marshes throughout Britain. This booklet discusses its effect on the ecology of intertidal mudflats and marshes in Britain Europe and China. Colour photographs, line drawings, graphs, charts and maps, 80pp. 1990

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  • Sedges of the British Isles (BSBI Handbook No. 1)
    Sedges of the British Isles (BSBI… by A C Jermy et al.

    Revised and enlarged edition to include all genera Cyperaceae. B/w line drawings, distribution maps, aliens, extinct & dubious records list, glossary, 554pp. 3rd edition 2007

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland (BSBI Handbook No. 5)33% OFF
    Charophytes of Great Britain and… by J A Moore

    Charophytes or stoneworts are amongst the largest and most structurally complex of the green algae. This book will find favour with all freshwater botanists who feel that they need a little assistance in the field. B/w line drawings glossary distribution maps. 140pp. 1988 reprint

    Paperback £8.99 RRP: £13.50Buy Now
  • Trees of Britain and Ireland (Green Guide)
    Trees of Britain and Ireland (Green… -

    Illustrates 150 species most common to Britain and Europe with information on height, shape and important features for each species. Colour illustrations, 104pp. 1992

    Paperback £2.99 Buy Now

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