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  • Complete British Wildlife (Collins Complete Guide)
    Complete British Wildlife (Collins… by Paul Sterry

    Features the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants you are most likely to see. Colour photographs, 384pp. 2008 edition

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Natural Heartlands: British and Irish Landscapes, Their Wildlife and People
    Natural Heartlands: British and Irish… by Kenneth Taylor, David Woodfall

    People living in the British Isles have had over thousands of years a profound influence on the look of the countryside and this book examines the issues which affect both rural & urban landscapes & celebrates the involvement of ordinary people. Colour photographs, 128pp. 1997

    Hardback £24.95 Buy Now
  • The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
    The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett

    The story of how a notorious leopard terrorised life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces of India. B/w drawing, 198pp. 1989.

    Paperback £3.99 Buy Now
  • Trees and Wildlife in the Scottish Uplands
    Trees and Wildlife in the Scottish… -

    24 papers on forest & wildlife management in Scotland, Sweden and Germany. Graphs, maps, 196pp. 1986

    Paperback £7.50 Buy Now
  • Nature Guide: Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
    Nature Guide: Netherlands Antilles and… by Karel Beylevelt

    Presents the island's most characteristic animals plants & landscapes in a series of excellent photos taken by the author each one supporting an authoritative text. Colour photos maps 112pp 1995

    Hardback £16.00 Buy Now
  • Natural Cuba/Cuba Natural
    Natural Cuba/Cuba Natural by Alfonso Silva Lee

    This book paints a broad picture of Cuba's diverse land & marine flora & fauna, drawing attention to the island's remarkable number of endemic species, including mammals, reptiles, birds & insects. Text is in both Spanish & English. Colour photos throughout, 173pp, 1997

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: The Natural World of the United States-Mexico Borderlands
    Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: The Natural… by Peter Steinhart

    The 2000-mile swathe of country shared by the US & Mexico is regarded by many as a hostile no-mans land but infact it is among the richest & most biologically diverse areas of all North America. This new book opens the reader's eye & mind to the tremendous range of wildlife to be found in the region & to the role that humans have played over the course of history. Colour plates b/w photos map. 256pp 1994

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Living Britain37% OFF
    Living Britain by Peter Crawford

    Pictures and words celebrating many places in The Wildlife Trusts' care. 1999

    Hardback £15.75 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • Checklist of the Flora and Fauna of Wicken Fen
    Checklist of the Flora and Fauna of… -

    After a long delay the publication of this checklist is now imminent. All orders from diatoms to mammals are covered. 128pp. 2000

    Paperback £17.50 Buy Now
  • Loch Lomondside
    Loch Lomondside -

    For centuries, Loch Lomond has been celebrated for its outstanding scenery and attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. This book covers the history of the Loch, its people, forestry, agriculture and fisheries, natural history, recreational activities and conservation, past, present and future. 232pp. 2001

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Pearls to Painting - A Naturalist in Ceylon: The Memoirs of George Morrison Reid Henry
    Pearls to Painting - A Naturalist in… -

    A compilation of extracts from G M Henry's extensive hand written memoirs covering the period from his birth in 1891 to his retirement in England in 1946. Describes the life and times of one of Sri Lanka's best known naturalists and paints a vivid picture of life in colonial Ceylon in the first half of the 20th century. Colour plates, b/w illustrations and photographs. 140pp. 2000

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Natural Patagonia: Argentina & Chile
    Natural Patagonia: Argentina & Chile by Marcelo D Beccaceci

    Taking an ecotourism viewpoint, the author guides the reader through the steppes, the mountains and the coasts of this vast, unspoilt wilderness. He explains the geological history, the human inhabitants during the past 13,000 years and introduces the great diversity of flora and fauna which awaits the modern day naturalist. Spanish and English text. Colour photographs, maps, 124pp. 1998

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Britain's Habitats: A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland
    Britain's Habitats: A Guide to the… by Sophie Lake et al.

    This title leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation.

    Hardback £27.95 Buy Now
  • Green Guide to Garden Wildlife of Britain & Europe
    Green Guide to Garden Wildlife of… by Bob Gibbons

    Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the species most commonly encountered in gardens of Britain and Europe.

    Paperback £6.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife in the Marches
    Wildlife in the Marches by Mark Lawley

    Who first discovered the wildlife of the Welsh Marches? Where did they go? And what did they find? With 368 pages of beautifully illustrated text and around 400 enthralling photographs, Wildlife in the Marches is a fresh and fascinating blend of social and natural history that tells of the lives and discoveries of naturalists in the Welsh Marches. Armchair and serious naturalists will all want this well-researched and thoroughly enjoyable book - a must for your bookshelf.

    Hardback £32.50 Buy Now
  • Walking with Birds
    Walking with Birds by Colin Whittle

    The book explores the wildlife, especially birds, of the most magnificent and popular Lake District valleys, close to the coast of Morecambe Bay. It is the culmination of over 50 years involvement with wildlife. It is also a personal narrative concerning the rediscovery of one's place in the natural world in a age of ever-increasing alienation of people from nature and its process. The text is complemented by beautiful watercolours by the author of some of the birds, places and moods he describes.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Birds and Animals of Australia's Top End: Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine and Kununurra
    Birds and Animals of Australia's Top… by Nick Leseberg, Iain Campbell

    One of the most amazing and accessible wildlife-watching destinations on earth, the "Top End" of Australia's Northern Territory is home to incredible birds and animals – from gaudy Red-collared Lorikeets to sinister Estuarine Crocodiles and raucous Black Flying-foxes. With this lavishly illustrated photographic field guide, you will be able to identify the most common creatures and learn about their fascinating biology – from how Agile Wallaby mothers can pause their pregnancies to why Giant Frogs spend half the year buried underground in waterproof cocoons. T

    Paperback £17.95 Buy Now
  • Crossbill Guides Canary Islands II Tenerife and La Gomera - Spain
    Crossbill Guides Canary Islands II… by Dirk Hilbers, Kees Woutersen

    This new title in the Crossbill Guides Series covers Tenerife and La Gomera, the two most diverse of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands II: Tenerife and La Gomera gives detailed route descriptions (13 in total) and site descriptions (about 30) for naturalists throughout both islands, covering the best sites for bird watching, finding wildflowers, dragonflies and butterflies; for seeing marine life and the most remarkable geological sites. It also gives detailed information on tracking down the evolutionary processes that shaped the unique ecology of these isolated Atlantic Islands. This information comes with extensive descriptions of the ecology, geology, history and flora and fauna of Tenerife and La Gomera.

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart
    Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart by Stephen Moss

    In this lavish companion to the BBC TV series Stephen Moss's thoughtful, authoritative text is accompanied by spectacular photography from Laurie Campbell. Highlands – Scotland's Wild Heart follows a year in the lives of a stellar cast of wild animals as they live, feed, breed and die in this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape – a land where only the toughest survive.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife of Britain and Northern Europe
    A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife… by Marianne Taylor

    This is an easy-to-use identification guide to 280 species of wildlife most commonly found in the gardens of Britain, Ireland, and other parts of Northern Europe. A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife includes sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, moths and other insects, spiders, trees and shrubs, wildflowers, and fungi. There is an informative and user-friendly introduction that includes useful advice on how to attract wildlife to your garden. Protective plastic dust cover for durability in the field.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • Ascension: The Story of a South Atlantic Island
    Ascension: The Story of a South… by Duff Hart-Davis

    The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St. Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as 'one of the strangest places on the face of the earth'. It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum – a triangular heap of lava and ash. When the Royal Marines brought in plants and animals, some flourished, others died. Tropical forest now clothes the peak of Green Mountain, and feral donkeys haunt the plains.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Algarve Wildlife - The Natural Year
    Algarve Wildlife - The Natural Year by Clive Viney, Ray Tipper

    Away from the coastal hotspots is a seldom-seen Algarve - one of peaceful woodlands, flower-filled meadows and quiet river valleys all teeming with fascinating wildlife, from beautiful birds and butterflies to the more elusive chameleon and mongoose.

    Hardback £22.50 Buy Now
  • Crossbill Guide Eastern Andalucia
    Crossbill Guide Eastern Andalucia by Dirk Hilbers et al.

    Andalucía is too large and diverse to do it justice in a single guidebook. This book covers the eastern half – roughly the provinces of Córdoba, Jaen, Granada and Almería. Like all other Crossbill Guides, it answers two questions: What makes this area so special, and how you can see this for yourself.

    Paperback £25.95 Buy Now
  • Crossbill Guide Western Andalucia
    Crossbill Guide Western Andalucia by Dirk Hilbers

    Andalucía is too large and diverse to do it justice in a single guidebook. This book covers the western half – roughly the provinces of Huelva, Seville, Cádiz and Málaga. Like all other Crossbill Guide, it answers two questions: what makes this area so special, and how you can see this for yourself.

    Paperback £26.95 Buy Now
  • The Arctic Guide: Wildlife of the Far North
    The Arctic Guide: Wildlife of the Far… by Sharon Chester

    The Arctic Guide presents the traveller and naturalist with an authoritative, portable guide to the flora and fauna of Earth's northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife – more than 800 species of plants, butterflies, fishes, birds, and mammals – that inhabit the Arctic's polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans.

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity's Heartland
    The Sacred Combe: A Search for… by Simon Barnes
    The Sacred Combe explores the special places of the mind and the world, with special reference to the Luangwa Valley and the glorious support of the Valley's great artist, Pam Carr. It's a book about the quest for paradise, and the eternal human search to find such a paradise everywhere.
     
    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • A Year in a Ditch
    A Year in a Ditch by J C Jeremy Hobson
    A Year in a Ditch will be a wonderful read for anyone wishing to know more about the 500,000 kilometres of these often-neglected waterways that have threaded their way through the British countryside for millennia.
    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica
    Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in… by Tom Woodfield

    The pioneers of Antarctic exploration, the area's history, the hardships and incredible achievements of those original seafarers are described. Yet polar navigation during the author's years was not without peril and the near loss in ice of his first ship, the RRS Shackleton, the demise of her Master, and his ill-judged replacement and consequent dramas are fully told.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians
    Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic… -

    Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador's most experienced nature guides and photographers, Wildlife of Ecuador covers more than 350 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It features over 400 stunning colour photographs and includes a range map for each species, as well as a brief account of the country's natural history and biogeography. With its extensive coverage, attractive and easy-to-use layout, beautiful photographs, and nontechnical text, this is an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Ecuador.

     

    PAPERBACK £24.95 Buy Now
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