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  • Snails on Rocky Sea Shores (Naturalists' Handbook No. 30)
    Snails on Rocky Sea Shores… by John Crothers

    The snails found living on rocky sea shores are among the most rewarding invertebrate animals to study. Species such as dog-whelks, topshells and winkles are easy to find, capture, identify, measure and mark. This book provides a key to common species, background ecology, an overview of rocky shore habitats and the techniques required for anyone to study this fascinating and accessible fauna. Colour photographs, b/w illustrations, figures, 116pp. 2012

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  • Ladybirds (Naturalists' Handbook No. 10)
    Ladybirds (Naturalists' Handbook No. 10) by Helen E Roy et al.

    Revised and updated edition of the 1989 edition by Majerus and Kearns. Succinct but comprehensive overview of the biology of ladybirds and their parasites, focusing on ecology in an evolutionary context. 2nd edition.

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  • Studying Invertebrates (Naturalists' Handbook No. 28)
    Studying Invertebrates (Naturalists'… by C Philip Wheater, Penny A Cook

    A comprehensive practical guide to designing and carrying out ecological investigations, especially those involving sampling invertebrates, fieldwork, statistical testing and interpretation. Introduces ways of designing and analysing experiments so that complex situations can be described and summarised, comparisons made, and interactions between organisms and their environment examined objectively.

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  • Aphids on Deciduous Trees (Naturalists' Handbook No. 29)
    Aphids on Deciduous Trees (Naturalists'… by Tony Dixon, Thomas Thieme

    Deals with identification, biology and ecology of these herbivorous insects. Also discusses their impact on the trees, natural enemies, abundance, sex and distribution and global warming.

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  • Insects on Cherry Trees (Naturalists' Handbook No. 27)
    Insects on Cherry Trees (Naturalists'… by Simon R Leather, Keith P Bland

    Introduces the insect species associated with cherry trees, draws attention to particularly interesting features of the insect communities, and highlights topics on which further investigation is needed.

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  • Insects on Cherry Trees (Naturalists' Handbook No. 27)
    Insects on Cherry Trees (Naturalists'… by Simon R Leather, Keith P Bland

    Introduces the insect species associated with cherry trees, draws attention to particularly interesting features of the insect communities, and highlights topics on which further investigation is needed.

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  • Insects on Nettles (Naturalists' Handbook No. 1)
    Insects on Nettles (Naturalists'… by B N K Davis

    Guides for the Exploration of British Natural History. This is a pocket size series aimed specifically at amateur naturalists, students, anglers, farmers, gardeners and anyone with a curiosity about the natural world. The books are written by specialists and addressed specifically to people unfamiliar with the subject.

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  • Grasshoppers (Naturalists' Handbook No. 2 )
    Grasshoppers (Naturalists' Handbook No.… by Valerie K Brown

    Grasshoppers are among the largest and most brightly coloured British insects. This book will enable you to name all the commonly encountered species and learn about their natural history.

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  • Solitary Wasps (Naturalists' Handbook No. 3)
    Solitary Wasps (Naturalists' Handbook… by Sarah A Corbet, Peter F Yeo

    Keys have been extended to take account of species recently found in Britain for the first time. With improved reproductions of Hopkins' illustrations.

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  • Insects and Thistles (Naturalists' Handbook No. 4)
    Insects and Thistles (Naturalists'… by Margaret Redfern

    Provides basic information on the natural history of insects associated with two common species of thistle. Revisions and updates of all species covered.

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  • Dragonflies (Naturalists' Handbook No. 7)
    Dragonflies (Naturalists' Handbook No. 7) by Peter L Miller

    This book is aimed at stimulating your interest and enjoyment of dragonflies. Able to help students undertaking ecological projects but also a valuable asset for anglers, farmers, gardeners or other naturalists. User-friendly keys for identification.

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  • Ground Beetles (Naturalists' Handbook No. 8)
    Ground Beetles (Naturalists' Handbook… by Trevor G Forsythe

    Contains simplified keys which will allow the identification of the most common, as well as the more localised or rare, species. Also includes tiger beetles.

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  • Animals on Seaweed (Naturalists' Handbook No. 9)
    Animals on Seaweed (Naturalists'… by Peter J. Hayward

    The seaweed belt provides a range of resources for exploitation for many species of invertebrates. This publication provides details of what you can find amound the seaweed around our shores.

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  • Aphid Predators (Naturalists' Handbook No. 11)
    Aphid Predators (Naturalists' Handbook… by Graham E Rotheray

    Compact enough to find a place in the car or the rucksack, this title is lucid enough to be enjoyed by inexperienced naturalists and students at school and university, yet authoritative enough to be useful to professional ecologists.

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  • Aphid Predators (Naturalists' Handbook No. 11)
    Aphid Predators (Naturalists' Handbook… by Graham E Rotheray

    Compact enough to find a place in the car or the rucksack, this title is lucid enough to be enjoyed by inexperienced naturalists and students at school and university, yet authoritative enough to be useful to professional ecologists.

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  • Animals of the Surface Film (Naturalists' Handbook No. 12)
    Animals of the Surface Film… by M Gunthrie

    Looks at the small organisms living immediately below the water surface and the insects moving over it, a very specialised habitat known as the neuston. The groups covered include the spiders, mites, protozoa, water bugs and beetles and springtails. Colour plates, keys, figures..

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  • Animals of the Surface Film (Naturalists' Handbook No. 12)
    Animals of the Surface Film… by Marjorie Guthrie

    Looks at the small organisms living immediately below the water surface and the insects moving over it, a very specialised habitat known as the neuston. The groups covered include the spiders, mites, protozoa, water bugs and beetles and springtails. .

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  • Insects, Plants and Microclimates (Naturalists' Handbook No. 15)
    Insects, Plants and Microclimates… by Sarah A Corbet, David M Unwin

    Describes the study of the species that inhabit the layer of air immediately above the ground surface, where factors such as temperature, humidity and wind speed differ greatly from other layers - this very local climate is called microclimate.

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  • Plant Galls (Naturalists' Handbook No. 17)
    Plant Galls (Naturalists' Handbook No.… by Margaret Redfern, R R Askew

    Focuses on galls, their role, causes, communities and how to identify the two main types, galls caused by non-arthropods and arthropods, and the sub-species of these. Includes food webs showing selected gall formers, scientific techniques and a useful bibliography and addresses list.

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  • Insects on Cabbages and Oilseed Rape (Naturalists' Handbook No. 18)
    Insects on Cabbages and Oilseed Rape… by William D J Kirk, Miranda Gray

    An introduction with identification keys to the insects, herbivores, parasites and predators, that live on these commonly grown crops.

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  • Pollution Monitoring with Lichens (Naturalists' Handbook No. 19)
    Pollution Monitoring with Lichens… by D H S Richardson

    Focuses on the role of lichens in investigating pollution levels. Lichens are rarely present in polluted air hence this role in identifying areas with dangerous levels. Lichens are described in detail and then in relation to the presence of fluorides, metals, ozone and nitrogen compounds, sulphur dioxide and acid rain and radioactive elements. The book concludes with identification tools, a handy reference section and guidelines for preparing original scientific research.

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  • Microscopic Life in Sphagum (Naturalists' Handbook No. 20)
    Microscopic Life in Sphagum… by Marjorie Hingley

    Provides keys to identification of species, plus suggestions on field projects.

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  • Microscopic Life in Sphagum (Naturalists' Handbook No. 20)
    Microscopic Life in Sphagum… by Marjorie Hingley

    Provides keys to identification of species, plus suggestions on field projects.

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  • Animals of Sandy Shores (Naturalists' Handbook No. 21)
    Animals of Sandy Shores (Naturalists'… by P J Hayward

    The shore is loosely defined as that part of the land which is covered by the sea at high tide and exposed at low tide. The sandy shores found in most parts of Great Britain support a surprisingly rich fauna and can offer many interesting opportunities for research. Information on techniques studying sandy shore animals.

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  • Animals Under Logs and Stones (Naturalists' Handbook No. 22)
    Animals Under Logs and Stones… by Philip Wheater, Helen J Read

    The environment under logs and stones provides an interface between the damp depths of the soil and the drier open ground surface. This book provides information on identification and techniques for collecting specimens.

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  • Blowflies (Naturalists' Handbook No. 23)
    Blowflies (Naturalists' Handbook No. 23) by Zakaria Erzinclioglu

    An introduction to these species of Diptera.

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  • Thrips (Naturalists' Handbook No. 25)
    Thrips (Naturalists' Handbook No. 25) by William D J Kirk

    Useful identification manual for all UK species of this enigmatic and abundant tiny insect. As with other volumes in the series, it provides identification keys and hints on study methods and projects.

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  • Thrips (Naturalists' Handbook No. 25)
    Thrips (Naturalists' Handbook No. 25) by William D J Kirk

    Useful identification manual for all UK species of this enigmatic and abundant tiny insect. As with other volumes in the series, it provides identification keys and hints on study methods and projects.

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  • St. Helena and the Ascension Island; A Natural History
    St. Helena and the Ascension Island; A… -

    St Helena was formed some 14 million years ago but Ascension is only a tenth as old. This difference in age confers a special interest. On St Helena colonising plants and animals have evolved into mature natural communities transforming the volcanic landscape whilst in contrast the ecological youth of Ascension leaves it forbidding but with its own austere beauty and biological surprises. Special attention is paid to biological research on the evolution of the two islands and to the history and destruction caused by human activities. Covers all groups of plants and animals with emphasis on species found nowhere else on earth.

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