• Nature

Woodlands


Author: Oliver Rackham
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007493843
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 2081
‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’


    • Nature

Northumberland (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 95)


Author: Angus Lunn
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007403194
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 4941
A definitive natural history of Northumberland, from its ecological history, geology and climate to its naturalists and conservation issues.

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Trees (Collins Gem)


Author: Alastair Fitter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007441908
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 2340
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

    • Nature

Sea-Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 28)


Author: James Fisher,R. M. Lockley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406258
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 4302
Sea-Birds introduces us to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean in which about half the world sea-bird species have been seen at one time or another. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

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Marches (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 118)


Author: Andrew Allott
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007450613
Category: Nature
Page: 448
View: 9329
A complete natural history and the first large-scale survey of this unique part of the country.

    • Nature

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


Author: Colin R. Tubbs
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406606
Category: Nature
Page: 300
View: 4305
How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'.

    • Social Science

From the Forest

A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairy Tales
Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619020149
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
View: 3636
Argues that the forest landscapes in which fairy tales are often set are intimately representative of human conditions and challenges, retelling and analyzing twelve traditional stories to explore the role of nature in each.

    • Nature

Fungi (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 96)


Author: Brian Spooner,Peter Roberts
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406053
Category: Nature
Page: 608
View: 2735
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

    • Nature

A Splintered History of Wood

Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061982776
Category: Nature
Page: 432
View: 1322
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal exploration of nature's greatest gift.

    • Nature

Forests: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Jaboury Ghazoul
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191016411
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 2698
Since the dawn of human civilization, forests have provided us with food, resources, and energy. The history of human development is also one of forest loss and transformation, and yet even in our increasingly urbanized societies we remain surprisingly dependent on forests for a wide range of goods and services. Moreover, forests still retain a remarkable hold on our environmental values. In an era of continuing tropical deforestation and temperate forest resurgence, and in the midst of uncertainties of climate and land use changes, it is more important than ever to understand what forests are, how they contribute to our livelihoods, and how they underpin our cultural histories and futures. In this Very Short Introduction Jaboury Ghazoul explores our contrasting interactions with forests, as well as their origins, dynamics, and the range of goods and services they provide to human society. Ghazoul concludes with an examination of the recent history of deforestation, transitions to reforestation, and the future outlook for forests particularly in the context of expected climate change. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    • Gardening

Garden Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 102)


Author: Stefan Buczacki
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007405081
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
View: 3731
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.

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London’s Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 3)


Author: R. S. R. Fitter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000740607X
Category: Nature
Page: 296
View: 548
London's Natural History describes how the spread of man’s activities has affected the plants and animals in them, destroying some and creating others. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com



    • Art

The Making of the Cretan Landscape


Author: Oliver Rackham,Jennifer Moody
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719036477
Category: Art
Page: 237
View: 2148
This is the first book to help the visitor understand Crete's remarkable landscape, which is just as spectacular as the island's rich archaeological heritage. Crete is a wonderful and dramatic island, a miniature continent with precipitous mountains, a hundred gorges, unique plants, extinct animals and lost civilisations, as well as the characteristic agricultural landscape of olive groves, vines and goats, Jennifer Moody and Oliver Rackham explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create the landscape we see today. They also explain the formation and ecology of Crete's beautiful mountains and coastline, and the contemporary threats to the island's fragile natural beauty.

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Grasshoppers and Crickets (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 120)


Author: Ted Benton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007465998
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 6771
For the first time ever, a DVD featuring exclusive video and audio material accompanies the latest New Naturalist volume, a multimedia first for the series.

The Hebrides


Author: J. M. Boyd,I. L. Boyd
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007308514
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6667
A complete natural history of the Hebrides - an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This new title fills the gap. In a style at once both readable and informative the Drs. J. M. and I. L. Boyd cover every aspect of the islands. Starting with a clear explanation of the geology, climate and hydrography, they move on to a fascinating description of the many varies habitats, from the sea and inland waters through to woodlands and moor and hill. Part II deals with the characteristics of individual islands and their species, while in part III the islands are discussed in the context of their relation to people - starting with the old naturalists, and ending on a topical note with the current interest in conservation.

    • Nature

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)


Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007413467
Category: Nature
Page: 352
View: 1090
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.

British Warblers


Author: Eric Simms
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007308460
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 694
With an increasing knowledge of this big, successful family, the naturalist will not only appreciate the wide variety that exists among the warblers, but also come closer to getting to terms with their identification. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com To anyone with an awakening interest in ornithology, the warblers may seem a very daunting group. Eric Simms, the author of Woodland Birds and British Thrushes in the New Naturalist series, has a very considerable personal experience of these birds and has produced here a lucid, highly readable, and authoritative study of the group. With an increasing knowledge of this big, successful family, the naturalist will not only appreciate the wide variety that exists among the warblers, but also come closer to getting to terms with their identification. There are three broad introductory chapters of the warblers of the Old and New World and those of Britain, with several chapters examining, comparing and contrasting members of each genus, and a series of single chapters for each breeding species; these review in detail their characteristics. The author makes use of the latest field discoveries, his own accumulated research and that of many other distinguished ornithologists (there is a bibliography of over 1000 references) to present a detailed picture of the warblers in Britain today. The most comprehensive and accessible review of the popular and intriguing group is fully illustrated with maps, sonagrams, diagrams and photographs. Major features are Ian Wallace's six superb colour plates of warblers' plumages and his expert line drawings which show aspects of morphology and behaviour. Eric Hosking has provided many of his outstanding photographs of different warbler species for the book.