• Nature

Butterflies (Collins Gem)


Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448546
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 6722
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Nature

Collins Butterfly Guide


Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007279777
Category: Nature
Page: 384
View: 3865
This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series. This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species. Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world's leading butterfly illustrator, this is an ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.

    • Nature

Dinosaurs (Collins Gem)


Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006084986X
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 9550
A colorful, authoritative pocket guide to the lost world of dinosaurs Profiles of nearly seventy dinosaurs, from the Diplodocus to the Parasaurolophus Descriptions of their most significant features and habits Explanations of what the dinosaur names mean and how to pronounce them Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America’s foremost authority in history and science.

    • Nature

Insects (Collins Gem)


Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448554
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 1390
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Nature

Butterflies and Moths


Author: Michael Chinery,David Hosking,Jean Hosking
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007126521
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 7573
This title combines both photographs and artwork to give a practical identification guide to over 240 species of British butterfies and moths. Its handy size means that you will never set out without it.

    • Nature

Butterflies


Author: Michael Chinery,David Hosking,Jean Hosking
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007178520
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 8232
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen butterflies and moths in Britain and northern Europe. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth to aid identification. Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each butterfly or moth could be confused, and details of the differences between them. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 butterflies and moths.

    • Seashore animals

Seashore


Author: Ken Preston-Mafham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Seashore animals
Page: 256
View: 1775
An introductory guide to 240 of the most common animals and plants to be found on and around the seashores of Britain and northwest EuropeCompact and easy-to-use, Wild Guide Seashore is the ideal nature guide to take with you on a day to the seaside, and is a must-have companion for anyone who lives near the coast. This essential family reference book is suitable for adult beginners as well as children aged ten upwards.; Features a range of coastline habitats where species are most likely to occur, including cliffs, rocky shores, sand dunes, shingle and the beach* Each habitat is illustrated by a different icon, so species are easy to find* Introduces you to seaweeds, worms, molluscs, insects, fish, birds and mammals, and many other shoreline inhabitants* Each plant and animal is illustrated with a full-colour photograph to aid quick identificationThe main text about each species includes information on distribution, habitat and reproduction, while the ID fact file presents key identification features for quick and easy reference. Similar species are shown together and are cross-referenced to ensure correct and simple identification. Wild Guide Seashore is the perfect introductory


    • Nature

Garden Birds (Collins Gem)


Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007440758
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 2506
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Cooking

Food for Free


Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007438486
Category: Cooking
Page: 512
View: 8049
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.

    • Nature

Collins Flower Guide


Author: David Streeter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007183887
Category: Nature
Page: 608
View: 1784
Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

    • Butterflies

Butterflies and Moths


Author: Brian Hargreaves,Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780004588087
Category: Butterflies
Page: 240
View: 1363

    • Nature

Birds (Collins Gem)


Author: Jim Flegg
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448570
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 2540
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Nature

Collins Gem Trees


Author: Alastair Fitter,David More
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780004722689
Category: Nature
Page: 239
View: 6200
A brand-new edition of this bestselling Gem, featuring individual charts for all 88 constellations, a star atlas of the entire sky and details of the brightest stars and objects of interest which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. Collins Gem Stars provides details of all 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, complete with star charts and a star atlas of the entire sky, ideal for practical observation of the stars throughout the world all year round.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

How Bees Make Honey


Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5416
Describes the characteristics and behavior of honeybees and how honey is made and harvested.

    • Trees

Collins Tree Guide


Author: Owen Johnson,David More
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007207719
Category: Trees
Page: 464
View: 7405
This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087073
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
View: 8490
Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

    • Nature

Wild Flowers (Collins Gem)


Author: Martin Walters
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448538
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 6626
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Fiction

Seduced By Moonlight


Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345472069
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7142
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie. Now there are those among me who whisper I am more. They fear me even as they protect me. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why. My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and beat my cousin Prince Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though I spend each night with the Queen’s Ravens, my immortal guards, no child has come of our decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. My magic courses through me uncontrollably. And as I lock my half-mortal body with their full-Sidhe blooded ones, the power surges like never before. It all began with the chalice. I dreamed of it, and it appeared, cool and hard, beside me when I awoke. My guards know the ancient relic well—its disappearance ages ago stripped them of their vital powers. But it is here with us now. My touch resonates with its force, and they’re consumed with it, their Sidhe essences lit up by it. But even as they cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it. Me, a mongrel, only half fey and part mortal. The Unseelie court has suffered for so long, and there are some who would not have it weakened further by an impure queen. My enemies grow in number every day. But they do not know what I am capable of. Nor, for that matter, do I. . . . In Seduced by Moonlight, Laurell K. Hamilton brings the dark, erotic reign of the immortal fey to a startling new depth. Full of sensuality and the consuming anticipation of latent powers unleashed, this world of gods, shapeshifters, and immortal souls is unveiled in all of its supreme magnificence and its treacherous deceits. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Businesswomen

Butterly on a Pin

A Memoir of Love, Loss and Reinvention
Author: Alannah Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781743794258
Category: Businesswomen
Page: 325
View: 692
Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other. Alannah Hill, one of Australia's most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand that defied trends with ornamental, sophisticated elegance, beads, bows and vintage florals. But growing up in a milk bar in Tasmania, Alannah's childhood was one of hardship, fear and abuse. At an early age she ran away from home with eight suitcases of costumes and a fierce determination to succeed, haunted by her mother's refrain of 'You'll never amount to anything, you can't sew, nobody likes you and you're going to end up in a shallow grave, dear!'At the height of her success, Alannah walked the razor's edge between two identities - the 'good' Alannah and the 'mongrel bastard' Alannah. Who was the real Alannah Hill? Reprieve came in the form of a baby boy and the realisation that becoming a mother not only changes your life, but completely refurbishes it, forever. Yet 'having it all' turned out to be another illusion. In 2013 Alannah walked away from her eponymous brand, a departure that left her coming apart at the seams. She slowly came to understand the only way she could move forward was to go back. At the heart of it all was her mother, whose loveless marriage and disappointment in life had a powerful and long-lasting effect on her daughter. It was finally time to call a truce with the past. This extraordinary book is the fierce and intelligent account of how a freckle-faced teenage runaway metamorphosed into a trailblazer and true original.