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  • Hunters of Longtree: A Cotswold Tale
    Hunters of Longtree: A Cotswold Tale by David Walker

    Written in the tradition of Gilbert White. It is centred on the lives of predators such as stoats and weasels, foxes, badgers, otters, bats and birds of prey and is set in the South Cotswolds at the start of the 1950s in a landscape as yet untouched by the ecological consequences of myxomstosis in the rabbit population. The main player is the stoat, through whose activities you are taken on a natural history tour of Longtree. 240pp, 2003

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  • Nature Reserves in Worcestershire
    Nature Reserves in Worcestershire -

    Grid references and map with details of what you may see at each site. Black and White illustrations. 60pp. 2002 edition

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  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve Guide
    Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Nature… -

    Provides information on best times to visit, parking, grid references and what you are likely to see. Ring bound,

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  • British Isles: A Natural History
    British Isles: A Natural History by Alan Titchmarsh

    Chronicles the different periods in Britian's evolution, exploring everything from the geology and geography to the flora and fauna that make up the British Isles as we know them today. Colour photographs. 216pp. 2004

    Hardback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Scotland's Wildlife
    Scotland's Wildlife by Niall Benvie

    The unrivalled variety of the Scottish landscape provides habitats for a rich range of wildlife, including a number of species not found anywhere else in the British Isles. Illustrates 73 species with text focusing on the status of rare or endangered species, threatended habitats and the efforts that are being made to preserve them. Colour photographs, 144pp. 2004

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  • In the Countryside
    In the Countryside by Moss Taylor

    The selection of articles included in this book have all appeared in the author's 'In the Countryside' feature of the Eastern Daily Press. Covers such diverse topica as bird migration, antifreeze in butterflies, why robins feature on Christmas cards and accounts of visits to many of his favourite places in East Anglia and abroad. Colour photographs, 119pp. 2003

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  • Grey Daggers and Minotaurs in Greenwich Park: Memories of a London Schoolboy Naturalist in the 1940s25% OFF
    Grey Daggers and Minotaurs in Greenwich… by John F Burton

    This evocative book is based on the illustrated Natural History diaries that the author, John F. Burton, began writing in 1942 and has maintained ever since. It is the story of how one young South East London boy, amidst the war-time experience of the Battle of Britain and the onslaught of the Blitz and the V1 and V2 attacks on London, developed his nascent interest and fascination with birds, butterflies, beetles and other British wildlife species into a post-war professional life dedicated to ornithology and natural history. Many of his diary entries with accompanying drawings and photographs are reproduced in the book, and recall with immediacy and freshness his memories of those now-distant days and field trips. Although the 1940s are long gone this ageless book will pique the interest of all generations fascinated by wildlife. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, B/W photographs, 436pp. 2014

    Paperback £12.25 RRP: £16.50Buy Now
  • Paradise on Earth
    Paradise on Earth by I.U.C.N.

    This wonderful book features over 100 World Heritage sites organised by Continent and all illustrated with over 400 outstanding colour photos. A summary of flora fauna & facilities for each site is included. Colour photos 336pp 1995

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • A Directory of Wetlands in the Middle East
    A Directory of Wetlands in the Middle… by Derek A Scott

    A book intended to create awareness among decision makers & planners of the consequences of wetland loss & degradation. Describes principal wetlands in 13 countries with accounts of over 223 sites highlighting main features ownership degree of protection land use threats & conservation value. maps tables xvii + 560pp 1995

    Paperback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Incredible Journeys: Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travellers
    Incredible Journeys: Featuring the… by Nigel Marven

    A companion book to the BBC TV series following six individual animals on their epic migrations over land through the air & under the sea. Features a barn swallow a caribou calf a short-finned eel a monarch butterfly a grey whale & a rattlesnake. Colour photos 1992pp 1997

    Hardback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Grasslands (The Audubon Society Nature Guides)
    Grasslands (The Audubon Society Nature… by Lauren Brown

    Comprehensive field guide illustrated with colour photos of the birds wildflowers trees insects & other wildlife of North America's prairies fields and meadows. Distribution maps 606pp 1989

    Paperback £19.00 Buy Now
  • Wetlands (The Audubon Society Nature Guides)
    Wetlands (The Audubon Society Nature… by William A Niering

    Illustrated field guide to the mammals plants birds & invertebrates of North America's rivers lakes & swamps. Colour photos distribution maps 638pp 1989

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  • In Search of Nature
    In Search of Nature by D. A. Ratcliffe

    From a boy the author possessed an urge to know about birds, butterflies, moths and dragonflies and was determined to follow a career in natural history. This is a personal statement of some of his experiences as a field naturalist and wildlife conservationist which provides some interesting and informative natural history in its own right. 249pp. 2000

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  • Gwent: Its Landscapes and Natural History as Reflected in the Diaries of Colin Titcombe
    Gwent: Its Landscapes and Natural… by Colin Titcombe

    This book is based on pages taken from the author's casual diary which he has been keeping for the past 40 years. It provides a record of the changes which have affected both the flora & fauna of his immediate local area over this period & that of Gwent as a whole. Colour photographs maps 199pp 1998.

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  • Status and Checklist of the Vertebrate Fauna of Orkney
    Status and Checklist of the Vertebrate… by Chris Booth, Jean Booth

    Contains summaries giving the status of all species of fish amphibians reptiles birds & mammals recorded in Orkney up to 1998. 62pp. 1999

    Paperback £3.95 Buy Now
  • The Nature of Arizona: An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals and Oustanding Natural Attractions
    The Nature of Arizona: An Introduction… by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung

    Highlights over 275 common plants & animals & 100 of the state's natural attractions. Colour illustrations, maps, 175pp. 2005 2nd edition

    Paperback £14.95 Buy Now
  • Crossbill Guide: Iceland
    Crossbill Guide: Iceland -

    Iceland is often referred to as the land of fire and ice, but it is just as much the land of birds and orchids. This guidebook will take you to the best places to see, birds, wildflowers and sea mammals, to explore the spectacular geology and fascinating ecology of Iceland.

    Paperback £23.95 Buy Now
  • Coastlines: The Story of Our Shores20% OFF
    Coastlines: The Story of Our Shores by Patrick Barkham

    Through a series of walks and rambles beside the sea, the author tells the engaging stories of some notable stretches of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are all protected by the National Trust.

    Hardback £16.00 RRP: £20.00Buy Now
  • Concise Garden Wildlife Guide
    Concise Garden Wildlife Guide -

    Concise written accounts covering size, description, voice, habitat, distribution and habits of around 200 species of wildlife that can be found in gardens in Britain and the near Continent. Includes a  pull out poster illustrated with all the species to be found in your garden.

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  • Concise Pond Wildlife Guide
    Concise Pond Wildlife Guide -

    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on more than 190 species of animal and plant that inhabit still-water bodies such as ponds, pools and small lakes in northern Europe. A vast number of species occurs in these habitats, so the book is selective, but it pictures and describes a good range of fauna and flora that are likely to be found and identified

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  • Rothiemurcas: Nature and People on a Highland Estate 1500 - 2000
    Rothiemurcas: Nature and People on a… -

    Rothiemurcus holds an exceptional place in the natural history of Scotland and the wildlife of this area is inextricably linked with the history and the people of this " gateway to the highlands". This book covers a broad spectrum of topics and is a must for any reader who loves the Highlands and the majesty of the surrounding landscape. 160pp. 1999

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  • Encounter with the Himalayan Wildlife
    Encounter with the Himalayan Wildlife -

    Nepal has a rich and varied landscape and the author conveys the richness and diversity of this unspoilt wilderness. He also defines the intrinsic issues at stake and pleads for a rational conservation strategy for maintaining a harmony with nature. B/w & color photographs. 147pp. 1994

    Paperback £15.00 Buy Now
  • The Natural History of Selborne
    The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White

    The Natural History of Selbourne is the fourth most published book in the English language. The excerpts on this CD are read by Benjamin Whitrow and are accompanied throughout by birdsong recordings of the rare and everyday species mentioned by Gilbert White.

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  • La Camargue: Carnets du Littoral
    La Camargue: Carnets du Littoral by Bruce Pearson

    Illustrated exclusively by Bruce Pearson together with hand written notes in French by the artist this latest book in the Carnets du Littoral series records both the human life & the wildlife of this beautiful area of France. The evocative paintings & sketches capture the magic of one of the most famous wetlands of the world. 62pp 1997

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  • Field Days: A Naturalist's Journey Through Asia and Southeast Asia
    Field Days: A Naturalist's Journey… by A J T Johnsingh

    As a wildlife biologist, the author was able to gain access to some of the most lush and remote forests in the world and he began to record his observations. Each of these articles is a journey into a protected forest, some wellknown, other rarely accessed. His analysis include his deep concern for the challenges ahead if these places and their inhabitants are to be conserved in the face of an alarming on rush of humanity. B/w amd colour photographs, 339pp. 2006

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  • Orkney Nature
    Orkney Nature by R.J. Berry

    Orkney is the home to some of the most spectacular & accessible breeding colonies of seabirds in north-west Europe & this publication is a long-overdue account of the natural history of the archipelago. In a description of the natural & human influences which are continuously moulding & shaping the islands the author provides a comprehensive & up-to-date review of the biology & landscape history of these beautiful islands. Illustrated by John Holloway. 308pp. 2000

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • Hawaii (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Hawaii (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) by Les Beletsky

    Information on Hawaii habitats and the most common plants you will encounter. Illustrations of approximately 475 of the most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. 404pp. 2006

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  • Banish Slugs (Green Essentials)
    Banish Slugs (Green Essentials) by Jeremy Stratton

    Slugs and snails are a curse for nearly every gardener and there is no simple way of dealing with them. This book looks at how to keep them under control without using poisons that affect pets and wildlife. Looks at the methods that work and don't work, how to make your garden less attractive to them and how to encourage wildlife that likes to snack on them. Colour photographs, 56pp

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  • Tiger Jungle: The Epic Tale of Bandhavgarh
    Tiger Jungle: The Epic Tale of… by Iain Green

    Central to this story is Sundar, who, over ten years of study, is followed from a year old cub to dominant territorial male, father and grandfather of many young. The history of Bandhavgarh and tigers is a long one and as Sundar walks through the jungle habitat, his daily journey takes him over the remains of lost civilisations, his pugmarks imprinting on the soft sandy soil marked by generations of tigers over many years. Colour photographs, 176pp. 2007

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  • Wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (Traveller's Guide)
    Wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda… by David Hosking, Martin Withers

    Features 475 species of birds, mammals, snakes, lizards, insects and trees that you can expect to see on safari. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2007

    Paperback £15.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe
    Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe by George B Schaller

    The vast, remote Tibetan steppe known as the Chang Tang is home to many large mammals including gazelle, argali sheep, wild yak, wolves and snow leopards. The author and his local co-workers surveyed the flora and fauna, and their research provides the first detailed look at the ecology of one of the world's least known ecosystems. Halftones, line drawings, 374pp, 2000

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  • Hedges and Walls (Living Landscapes)
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    Britain has many of the finest ancient hedgerows in the world, some dating back thousands of years. This book sets out to explore and explain how our traditional hedges and boundaries were created and maintained. It aims to show how birds, plants and animals have adapted to life within them and how man's involvement is crucial to the survival of these fascinating ecosystems. Colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. 160pp. 2002

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  • Madeira's Natural History in a Nutshell
    Madeira's Natural History in a Nutshell by Peter Sziemer

    This book gives a non scientific overview on the nature of the archipelago. Madeira's nature has many facts and species in common with the Canary Islands, therefore there are some references to this archipelago also. Colour photographs. 288pp. 2000

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  • A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife
    A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife by Hadoram Shirihai

    This is the first complete guide to the natural history and wildlife of this vast region. Colour plates and photographs. 544pp. 2nd edition 2007

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • The Monthly Sky Guide
    The Monthly Sky Guide by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion

    Helps in identifying constellations, star clusters, nebulae, plotting planet movements and witnessing solar and lunar eclipses. Clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages. Colour figures, 58pp. 6th edition 2003

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  • The Falkland Islands: Between the Wind and the Sea
    The Falkland Islands: Between the Wind… -

    The Falkland Islands, in the wild South Atlantic, are home to one of the greatest gatherings of wildlife on earth. The author has spent several months on the islands, capturing this extraordinary natural pageant on film, resulting in this vivid, colourful portrait of this windswept paradise. Colour photographs, 96pp. 2003

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  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals, Birds & Fish of the British Isles
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of… -

    A natural history and identification guide to more than 450 native species to be found in the British Isles. Colour photographs and illustrations, maps, 256pp. 2011

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  • Wetlands Tealham Moor
    Wetlands Tealham Moor by Robin Williams

    Tealham Moor is part of the Somerset Levels, an area renowned for its abundant wildlife & historical connections with the legendary King Arthur. This beautifully illustrated study explores the interaction of man & nature on the Moor & makes a major contribution to the battle to conserve both the landscape & the life of rural Britain. B/w photographs, 296pp. 1995

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  • Complete British Wildlife (Collins Complete Guide)
    Complete British Wildlife (Collins… by Paul Sterry

    Features the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants you are most likely to see. Colour photographs, 384pp. 2008 edition

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  • Natural Heartlands: British and Irish Landscapes, Their Wildlife and People
    Natural Heartlands: British and Irish… by Kenneth Taylor, David Woodfall

    People living in the British Isles have had over thousands of years a profound influence on the look of the countryside and this book examines the issues which affect both rural & urban landscapes & celebrates the involvement of ordinary people. Colour photographs, 128pp. 1997

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  • The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
    The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett

    The story of how a notorious leopard terrorised life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces of India. B/w drawing, 198pp. 1989.

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  • Trees and Wildlife in the Scottish Uplands
    Trees and Wildlife in the Scottish… -

    24 papers on forest & wildlife management in Scotland, Sweden and Germany. Graphs, maps, 196pp. 1986

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  • Nature Guide: Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
    Nature Guide: Netherlands Antilles and… by Karel Beylevelt

    Presents the island's most characteristic animals plants & landscapes in a series of excellent photos taken by the author each one supporting an authoritative text. Colour photos maps 112pp 1995

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  • Natural Cuba/Cuba Natural
    Natural Cuba/Cuba Natural by Alfonso Silva Lee

    This book paints a broad picture of Cuba's diverse land & marine flora & fauna, drawing attention to the island's remarkable number of endemic species, including mammals, reptiles, birds & insects. Text is in both Spanish & English. Colour photos throughout, 173pp, 1997

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: The Natural World of the United States-Mexico Borderlands
    Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: The Natural… by Peter Steinhart

    The 2000-mile swathe of country shared by the US & Mexico is regarded by many as a hostile no-mans land but infact it is among the richest & most biologically diverse areas of all North America. This new book opens the reader's eye & mind to the tremendous range of wildlife to be found in the region & to the role that humans have played over the course of history. Colour plates b/w photos map. 256pp 1994

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Living Britain37% OFF
    Living Britain by Peter Crawford

    Pictures and words celebrating many places in The Wildlife Trusts' care. 1999

    Hardback £15.75 RRP: £25.00Buy Now
  • Checklist of the Flora and Fauna of Wicken Fen
    Checklist of the Flora and Fauna of… -

    After a long delay the publication of this checklist is now imminent. All orders from diatoms to mammals are covered. 128pp. 2000

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  • Loch Lomondside
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    For centuries, Loch Lomond has been celebrated for its outstanding scenery and attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. This book covers the history of the Loch, its people, forestry, agriculture and fisheries, natural history, recreational activities and conservation, past, present and future. 232pp. 2001

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Pearls to Painting - A Naturalist in Ceylon: The Memoirs of George Morrison Reid Henry
    Pearls to Painting - A Naturalist in… -

    A compilation of extracts from G M Henry's extensive hand written memoirs covering the period from his birth in 1891 to his retirement in England in 1946. Describes the life and times of one of Sri Lanka's best known naturalists and paints a vivid picture of life in colonial Ceylon in the first half of the 20th century. Colour plates, b/w illustrations and photographs. 140pp. 2000

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Natural Patagonia: Argentina & Chile
    Natural Patagonia: Argentina & Chile by Marcelo D Beccaceci

    Taking an ecotourism viewpoint, the author guides the reader through the steppes, the mountains and the coasts of this vast, unspoilt wilderness. He explains the geological history, the human inhabitants during the past 13,000 years and introduces the great diversity of flora and fauna which awaits the modern day naturalist. Spanish and English text. Colour photographs, maps, 124pp. 1998

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Green Guide to Garden Wildlife of Britain & Europe
    Green Guide to Garden Wildlife of… by Bob Gibbons

    Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the species most commonly encountered in gardens of Britain and Europe.

    Paperback £6.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife in the Marches
    Wildlife in the Marches by Mark Lawley

    Who first discovered the wildlife of the Welsh Marches? Where did they go? And what did they find? With 368 pages of beautifully illustrated text and around 400 enthralling photographs, Wildlife in the Marches is a fresh and fascinating blend of social and natural history that tells of the lives and discoveries of naturalists in the Welsh Marches. Armchair and serious naturalists will all want this well-researched and thoroughly enjoyable book - a must for your bookshelf.

    Hardback £32.50 Buy Now
  • Walking with Birds
    Walking with Birds by Colin Whittle

    The book explores the wildlife, especially birds, of the most magnificent and popular Lake District valleys, close to the coast of Morecambe Bay. It is the culmination of over 50 years involvement with wildlife. It is also a personal narrative concerning the rediscovery of one's place in the natural world in a age of ever-increasing alienation of people from nature and its process. The text is complemented by beautiful watercolours by the author of some of the birds, places and moods he describes.

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  • Birds and Animals of Australia's Top End: Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine and Kununurra
    Birds and Animals of Australia's Top… by Nick Leseberg, Iain Campbell

    One of the most amazing and accessible wildlife-watching destinations on earth, the "Top End" of Australia's Northern Territory is home to incredible birds and animals – from gaudy Red-collared Lorikeets to sinister Estuarine Crocodiles and raucous Black Flying-foxes. With this lavishly illustrated photographic field guide, you will be able to identify the most common creatures and learn about their fascinating biology – from how Agile Wallaby mothers can pause their pregnancies to why Giant Frogs spend half the year buried underground in waterproof cocoons. T

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  • Crossbill Guides Canary Islands II Tenerife and La Gomera - Spain
    Crossbill Guides Canary Islands II… by Dirk Hilbers, Kees Woutersen

    This new title in the Crossbill Guides Series covers Tenerife and La Gomera, the two most diverse of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands II: Tenerife and La Gomera gives detailed route descriptions (13 in total) and site descriptions (about 30) for naturalists throughout both islands, covering the best sites for bird watching, finding wildflowers, dragonflies and butterflies; for seeing marine life and the most remarkable geological sites. It also gives detailed information on tracking down the evolutionary processes that shaped the unique ecology of these isolated Atlantic Islands. This information comes with extensive descriptions of the ecology, geology, history and flora and fauna of Tenerife and La Gomera.

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart
    Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart by Stephen Moss

    In this lavish companion to the BBC TV series Stephen Moss's thoughtful, authoritative text is accompanied by spectacular photography from Laurie Campbell. Highlands – Scotland's Wild Heart follows a year in the lives of a stellar cast of wild animals as they live, feed, breed and die in this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape – a land where only the toughest survive.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife of Britain and Northern Europe
    A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife… by Marianne Taylor

    This is an easy-to-use identification guide to 280 species of wildlife most commonly found in the gardens of Britain, Ireland, and other parts of Northern Europe. A Naturalist's Guide to Garden Wildlife includes sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, moths and other insects, spiders, trees and shrubs, wildflowers, and fungi. There is an informative and user-friendly introduction that includes useful advice on how to attract wildlife to your garden. Protective plastic dust cover for durability in the field.

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  • Ascension: The Story of a South Atlantic Island
    Ascension: The Story of a South… by Duff Hart-Davis

    The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St. Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as 'one of the strangest places on the face of the earth'. It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum – a triangular heap of lava and ash. When the Royal Marines brought in plants and animals, some flourished, others died. Tropical forest now clothes the peak of Green Mountain, and feral donkeys haunt the plains.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Algarve Wildlife - The Natural Year
    Algarve Wildlife - The Natural Year by Clive Viney, Ray Tipper

    Away from the coastal hotspots is a seldom-seen Algarve - one of peaceful woodlands, flower-filled meadows and quiet river valleys all teeming with fascinating wildlife, from beautiful birds and butterflies to the more elusive chameleon and mongoose.

    Hardback £22.50 Buy Now
  • Crossbill Guide Eastern Andalucia
    Crossbill Guide Eastern Andalucia by Dirk Hilbers et al.

    Andalucía is too large and diverse to do it justice in a single guidebook. This book covers the eastern half – roughly the provinces of Córdoba, Jaen, Granada and Almería. Like all other Crossbill Guides, it answers two questions: What makes this area so special, and how you can see this for yourself.

    Paperback £25.95 Buy Now

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