• Science

The Sea Coast (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 25)


Author: J. A. Steers
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406223
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 8995
The Sea Coast shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

    • Nature

The Sea Shore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 12)


Author: C. M. Yonge
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007465807
Category: Nature
Page: 328
View: 2538
A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day.

    • Nature

Books and Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 112)


Author: David Elliston Allen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007379730
Category: Nature
Page: 512
View: 4235
Natural history, perhaps more than any other pursuit or study, has always relied heavily on books. Without their basic function of enabling the different kinds of animals and plants to be described in adequate detail, the subject could never have come into being and gone on to thrive as it does today.

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Terns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 123)


Author: David Cabot,Ian Nisbet
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007412495
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 9404
This New Naturalist volume provides a much-anticipated overview of these fascinating birds – the first book on the natural history of British and Irish terns since 1934.

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The Natural History of Pollination (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 83)


Author: Michael Proctor,Peter Yeo,Andrew Lack
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007383118
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 726
This is a brand new, fully updated edition of the natural history classic first published in the New Naturalist series in 1973 as The Pollination of Flowers. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com


    • Nature

The Sense of Wonder


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214798
Category: Nature
Page: 111
View: 7397
An inspiring meditation on the outdoors, with color photographs, by the legendary nature writer and New York Times–bestselling author of Silent Spring. Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh’s vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their children’s natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest. Originally published as a magazine piece, this essay showcases Carson’s core belief that a childlike excitement for beauty, for the new and unknown, and for the process of discovery is a gift to be nurtured—a gift that will sustain humanity and the health of the planet on which it depends. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.


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The Big, Bad Book of Beasts

The World's Most Curious Creatures
Author: Michael Largo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062087460
Category: Nature
Page: 464
View: 6095
The world's wildest collection of animal knowledge and lore! Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my! For hundreds of years, the most popular books in the Western world next to the Bible were "bestiaries," fanciful encyclopedias collecting all of human knowledge and mythology about the animal kingdom. In these pages, eagles and elephants lived next to griffins and sea monsters. Now, in The Big, Bad Book of Beasts, award-winning author Michael Largo has updated the medieval bestsellers for the twenty-first century, illuminating little-known facts, astonishing secrets, and bizarre superstitions about the beasts that inhabit our world—and haunt our imaginations. You'll learn about the biggest bug ever, the smallest animal in the world, and the real creatures that inspired the fabled unicorns. You'll discover how birds learned to fly, why cats rub against your legs, and a thousand other facts that will make you look at nature in a wonderfully new way. Did you know? The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, which reaches speeds of over 200 miles per hours. Circus ringmaster P.T. Barnum fooled many when he displayed a "mermaid" carcass that was later proved to be monkey bones sewed together with the body of a fish. Discovered in a remote volcanic crater in New Guinea, the Bosavi wolly rat grows to the size of a cat. President Andrew Jackson bought an African gray parrot to keep his wife company. The bird outlived them both and was removed from Jackson's funeral for cussing in both English and Spanish. A to Z: From Aardvark to Zooplankton! For all ages! Includes 289 illustrations!

    • Nature

Woodlands


Author: Oliver Rackham
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007493843
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 2289
‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’

    • Reference

How to Stay Alive

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062857126
Category: Reference
Page: 448
View: 4777
In the spirit of the multi-million copy bestselling SAS Survival Handbook comes the ultimate survival guide for the 21st century, from world-famous adventurer and former SAS soldier Bear Grylls. For more than a decade, Bear Grylls has introduced TV viewers to the most dramatic wilderness survival situations, through his hit shows such as Man Vs. Wild. Now, with How to Stay Alive, Bear brings readers inside the wide variety of vital survival tactics he utilizes all the time, from basic everyday skills like avoiding blisters, to once-in-a-lifetime events like surviving a kidnapping. Opening with the basic survival skills—assembling your survival kit, making a fire, building a shelter—and then moving on to more specific survival events, such as escapes, dealing with harsh terrain, and medical emergencies, Grylls is a sure guide for any type of disaster situation. Along the way we learn how to: survive in a life raft; land a helicopter in an emergency; treat hypothermia and frostbite; escape from quicksand; and numerous other essential, fascinating tips. For serious outdoorspeople, weekend warriors, and even couch potatoes looking for a vicarious thrill, How to Stay Alive is an invaluable guide. Featuring numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout to accompany the text, How to Stay Alive will be the definitive outdoor survival tome for years to come.

    • Nature

A Land


Author: Jacquetta Hawkes
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807085110
Category: Nature
Page: 248
View: 8647
Combines geology and archaeology to examine the geography of Britain since earliest times, the development of life forms, and the historical relationship between man and the land

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Hedgehog (Collins New Naturalist Library)


Author: Pat Morris
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008235716
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 9315
The hedgehog is regularly voted Britain’s favourite mammal, and yet we know surprisingly little about the life of this spiny mammal. Pat Morris provides an all-encompassing new study of the hedgehog and its habitat, shedding new light on conservation efforts crucial to the survival of this charming creature of our countryside.

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The Whale

In Search of the Giants of the Sea
Author: Philip Hoare
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061992615
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 6289
“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.” —Mark Kurlansky The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in similar bestselling waters as Cod and The Secret Life of Lobsters. Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, The Whale is a lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea—the remarkable mammals that we human beings have long been fascinated with, from Moby Dick to Free Willy. Bestselling author and naturalist Bernd Heinrich calls it, “a moving and extraordinary book,” and Hoare’s sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight whale and wildlife aficionados, lovers of the sea and sea stories, as well as the socially and environmentally conscious reader.

    • Science

Early Humans (Collins New Naturalist Library)


Author: Nicholas Ashton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008150346
Category: Science
Page: 368
View: 2585
Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure’s A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.

    • Nature

British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)


Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448589
Category: Nature
Page: 384
View: 1333
Discover over 1,200 species of animals and plants found in the coastal regions of Britain and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. This is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts.

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Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)


Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008149518
Category: Nature
Page: 496
View: 4935
Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Joseph Banks

A Life
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226616285
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
View: 6803
One of our greatest writers about the sea has written an engrossing story of one of history's most legendary maritime explorers. Patrick O'Brian's biography of naturalist, explorer and co-founder of Australia, Joseph Banks, is narrative history at its finest. Published to rave reviews, it reveals Banks to be a man of enduring importance, and establishes itself as a classic of exploration. "It is in his description of that arduous three-year voyage [on the ship Endeavor] that Mr. O'Brian is at his most brilliant. . . . He makes us understand what life within this wooden world was like, with its 94 male souls, two dogs, a cat and a goat."—Linda Colley, New York Times "An absorbing, finely written overview, meant for the general reader, of a major figure in the history of natural science."—Frank Stewart, Los Angeles Times "[This book is] the definitive biography of an extraordinary subject."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe "His skill at narrative and his extensive knowledge of the maritime history . . . give him a definite leg up in telling this . . . story."—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle

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Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 114)


Author: Tim Roper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406746
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 7792
A comprehensive natural history of one of Britain’s favourite animals

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The Big, Bad Book of Botany

The World's Most Fascinating Flora
Author: Michael Largo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006228276X
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 5971
David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom’s oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually “walked.” Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals astonishing facts, from where the world’s first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world.