Nature

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

Author: James Fisher,R. M. Lockley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406258

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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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Falcons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 132)

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007511434

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 3741

Falcons have been a source of inspiration to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike.
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Bird Migration (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 113)

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007379722

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 4661

The phenomenon of bird migration has fascinated people from time immemorial. The arrivals and departures of different species marked the seasons, heralding spring and autumn, and providing a reliable calendar long before anything better became available.
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British Tits (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 62)

Author: Christopher Perrins

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406509

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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In addition to dealing with the general biology and behaviour of the birds, Dr Perrins gives full attention to such things as their social lives, their intelligence and adaptiveness, and their puzzling ability to adjust their population sizes to the future availability of food. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
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The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 39)

Author: Edward A. Armstrong

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406347

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 8284

Tracing the magico-religious beliefs surrounding birds as far back in time as is possible, to the cultures in which these beliefs arose. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Nature

Terns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 123)

Author: David Cabot,Ian Nisbet

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412495

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 1500

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.
Nature

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

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008175330

Category: Nature

Page: 640

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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.
Nature

Bird Populations (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 124)

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007527993

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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In the latest addition to the New Naturalist series, Ian Newton explores bird populations and what causes their fluctuation – food supplies, competitors, predators, parasites, pathogens and human activity.
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Living on the Wind

Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865475915

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 3964

In this magisterial work of nature writing, the author delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems migratory birds now face. 6 maps.

A History of Ornithology

Author: Peter Bircham

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007448982

Category:

Page: N.A

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What did we know about birds a thousand years ago, and how has our understanding developed? 'A History of Ornithology' offers a complete history of birdwatching in Britain, a classic for every nature lover's bookshelf. This edition is produced from an original copy by William Collins. Today there is a huge interest in birdwatching as a hobby, and over the years amateur birdwatchers have contributed enormously to our understanding of the birds around us. At the same time, ornithology has developed as a science - in the field, in the laboratory, and in the universities - and birds have played their part in pushing forward the frontiers of biological knowledge. Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology, spanning a millennium and exploring along the way the first bird book, the earliest British lists, various notable scientists, collectors and artists, the first studies of migration, and the challenges presented by classification. He traces the development of the British Ornithologists' Union and other organisations, and finishes with a review of the current state of ornithology in Britain. 'A History of Ornithology' is an authoritative and engrossing account, packed full of fascinating stories - not only about the birds but also about the many colourful characters who have studied them through the ages. This beautifully illustrated book will hold great appeal both for the student of ornithology and for the enthusiastic amateur naturalist.
Nature

Birdwatching in New Hampshire

Author: Eric A. Masterson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611684102

Category: Nature

Page: 217

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Designed to appeal to expert and backyard birdwatchers alike, this comprehensive guide reveals where, when, and how to watch and enjoy birds in New Hampshire. It not only offers the latest information about the seasonal status and distribution of birds in New Hampshire but also features a thorough introduction to the art and practice of birdwatching, including equipment, ethics, migration, conservation, and most of all, finding that "good bird." The heart of the book is the detailed descriptions and maps that outline more than 120 birding sites across the state, from the Connecticut River Valley to Jeffreys Ledge and Cashes Ledge far off the coast. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the habits and habitats of New Hampshire birds, the author has divided the state into six regions, each with a rich diversity of birdwatching destinations. The guide also features informative accounts of the more than 300 bird species regularly seen in the Granite State, including their preferred habitats and graphs illustrating when each is most likely to be encountered. In addition, Masterson also provides a useful guide to rare and accidental bird sightings. The essential guide to birdwatching in New Hampshire for beginners and accomplished regional birders.
Nature

Texas Waterfowl

Author: William P. Johnson,Mark W. Lockwood

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603448209

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5792

In this beautifully illustrated guide, two practicing wildlife biologists describe the life histories of forty-five species of ducks, geese, and swans that occur in Texas. For common species and those that breed in the state, each account begins with an interesting fact (such as, “Red-breasted Mergansers have been clocked at over 80 mph, the fastest recorded flight speed for a duck . . .”) and provides information on Texas distribution and harvest, population status, diet, range and habitats, reproduction, and appearance. Exquisite photographs, informative distribution maps, and a helpful source list accompany the species descriptions, and the book offers a glossary and full bibliography for those who want to explore the literature further. With the degradation and disappearance of the inland and coastal habitats that these birds depend upon, the natural history of these waterfowl species provides a vital reminder of the interconnectedness and crucial importance of all wetlands. Birders, biologists, landowners, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, and all those interested in the health and preservation of our coastal and inland wetland resources will enjoy and learn from this book.
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Birds and Men (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 17)

Author: E. M. Nicholson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406150

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Revealing the impact of civilisation upon our bird life, with particular reference to the species that have come to rely largely on types of habitat greatly modified or actually formed by human action. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
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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: 2538

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
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Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413467

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 7651

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.
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The Otters’ Tale

Author: Simon Cooper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008189722

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 8755

Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017 ‘The best popular account of the lives of otters written so far’ Richard Shelton, Times Literary Supplement
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Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008149518

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 4213

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.
Nature

Life of a Chalkstream

Author: Simon Cooper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007547870

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 514

This delightful book records a year in the life of an essentially English waterscape, one that is home to a vast array of wildlife and natural habitat of the keen angler – the chalkstream.
Science

Early Humans (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Nicholas Ashton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008150346

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 7610

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.