Nature

Garden Birds (Collins Gem)

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007440758

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3147

The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.
Nature

The Complete Garden Bird Book

How to Identify and Attract Birds to Your Garden

Author: Mark Golley,Stephen Moss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472937651

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 8647

One of the greatest pleasures of having a garden is being able to identify the great number of different bird species that may feed, bathe and nest there, or simply fly over, particularly during migration. This bestseller combines full identification and behavioural features of over 70 common garden bird species with detailed information on attracting birds to your garden. The clear illustrations and text are presented in an easy-to-use format and provide practical bird identification information to the novice birdwatcher. A concise introduction covers ideal garden habitats, binoculars, bird behaviour and feeding birds. Stunningly illustrated, yet simple to use, The Complete Garden Bird Book will ensure that you get the maximum pleasure from your garden whatever its size or location.
Nature

Collins Gem Birds

Author: Jim Flegg,Jean Hosking,David Hosking

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004722627

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8730

This volume provides easily-used identification details linked to photographs. Each bird entry includes: appearance, colour and distinctive features; and information on juveniles, range and habitat, nests, call and breeding sites.
Nature

Birds (Collins Gem)

Author: Jim Flegg

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448570

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4212

The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.
Nature

Collins Life-Size Birds: The Only Guide to Show British Birds at Their Actual Size

Author: Paul Sterry,Rob Read

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008218737

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 8836

Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "
Nature

RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

Second edition

Author: Simon Harrap

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408186721

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 8253

This edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
Fiction

Birds Without Wings

Author: Louis de Bernieres

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368874

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4186

Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever. From the Hardcover edition.
House & Home

A Practical Illustrated Guide to Attracting and Feeding Garden Birds

The Complete Book of Bird Feeders, Bird Tables, Birdbaths, Nest Boxes and Backyard Birdwatching

Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781844765713

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 696

Learn what to feed garden birds, from seeds, grains and peanuts to fruits, suet cakes and fat balls, as well as how to attract birds by planting the right flower borders, trees and shrubs. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own feeders, tables, nest boxes and birdbaths, from simple designs to ornamental creations.
Nature

How to Be a Better Birder

Author: Derek Lovitch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691144486

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3379

Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.
Nature

Scottish Birds

Author: Valerie Thom

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780002199834

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6728

Aimed at both the birdwatching market and at tourists visiting Scotland, this guide describes all the species commonly found in this country. The book is divided into six habitat sections: gardens, parks and buildings; farmland; woodland; freshwater; heath and hill; and coast. Each section has an introduction describing the habitat illustrated with colour photographs, followed by a guide section describing all the birds found in that habitat. Each bird is illustrated in full colour. The text is written for beginners as well as to inform keener birdwatchers.
Nature

Collins Scottish Birds

Author: Valerie Thom

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007270682

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 7458

An ideal pocket guide to over 180 bird species commonly found throughout Scotland Unlike many field guides, Collins Scottish Birds does not cover birds which only visit occasionally, or which occur in such small numbers and are so difficult to identify that only experienced birdwatchers can spot them. Instead, it concentrates on more common species that the amateur birdwatcher is most likely to see, plus a few scarcer ones of particular interest. Species are grouped according to the habitat in which they are most likely to be seen, with a detailed introduction to all the different habitats. There are also details of key identification features and behavioural characteristics which will help you identify each bird with accuracy and ease. Each entry includes: Full-colour illustration Common name and Latin and Gaelic name The season in which the bird is likely to be spotted Details on habitat, feeding habits and voice The book also includes up-to-date details about places of interest and the best sites to go for birdwatching, with maps and contact information to help you get there. Packed full of information, Collins Scottish Birds is the ideal guide for both visitors and residents of Scotland who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of birds that can be found there."
Wild flowers

Scottish Wild Flowers

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781841589534

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 256

View: 8246

"In association with Plantlife Scotland."
Nature

Collins Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007183887

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 4113

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.
Nature

RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch

Author: Mark Ward

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241011302

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3889

Get out into the garden and get birdspotting with the RSPB Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch, the perfect guide for taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. You'll find all the information you need to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, with explanations of different bird food, feeders and how to site them, including practical projects, such as making a nest box. Identify your birds with over 40 profiles of garden birds, including in-situ photography that shows birds as you see them in the wild along with a helpful size comparison gallery. With this new edition of RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch (previous ISBN 9781405345750) you will be able to make your garden more attractive to birds and then sit back and watch them explore, feed and raise families. Perfect for the budding birdwatcher or families getting involved in birdwatching together.
Cooking

Food for Free

Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007438486

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 3336

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

British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448589

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 7972

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.
Nature

This Birding Life

The Best of the Guardian's Birdwatch

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845131807

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 4358

Stephen Moss's Birdwatch column for the Guardian has, over the years, included nostalgic reminiscences on birdwatching as a child, accounts of birding expeditions to places as far-flung as St. Kilda and even Antarctica, stories of birding on his honeymoon in Gambia, details on the birds on his garden feeder, and the recent introduction of his toddler son to birds. The best of these Birdwatch columns are collected into a beautiful miniature hardback, tastefully designed and illustrated with line drawings, and together they build into a touching and fascinating chronicle of how one person's hobby has endured and evolved and in turn enriched a whole life.
Trees

Collins Tree Guide

Author: Owen Johnson,David More

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007207719

Category: Trees

Page: 464

View: 6317

This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.
Nature

Farming and Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 135)

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008175330

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 8561

Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed.