Ecology, Earth and Environmental Science

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PLANT CONSERVATION Why it Matters and How it Works PLANT CONSERVATION Why it Matters and How it Works   layout image

by Timothy Walker

Plants provide us with food and fuels, those under threat of extinction might provide tomorrow's health cutes, or nutrition to stave off world starvation. In this title the author explains how we can all make a difference by adapting our behaviour as gardeners. Also information on local and international initiatives. Illustrations, 300pp. 2014

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M24222 Hardback  £14.99
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION An Unnatural History THE SIXTH EXTINCTION An Unnatural History   layout image

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species, including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino, some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and this title urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. 336pp. 2014

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M24214 Hardback  £20.00
SHREWDUNNIT: The Nature Files   layout image

by Conor Mark Jameson

Conor Mark Jameson has spent most of his life exploring the natural environment and communicating his enthusiasm for it to family, friends and, more recently, readers of a range of newspapers and magazines. Shrewdunnit brings together the best of these dispatches, alongside unpublished essays, in a poetic and evocative journal that inspires and delights. Jameson's prose is fresh and in places irreverent, with a hint of mischief and a dash of wit, 300pp. DUE MAY 2014

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M24194 Paperback  £19.99
FARMLAND CONSERVATION - Global evidence for the effects of interventions   layout image

by Lynn V Dicks et al

A list of interventions to conserve wildlife on farmland was developed collaboratively by a team of thirteen experts. A number of interventions that are not currently agri-environment options were added during this process, such as 'Provide nest boxes for bees (solitary or bumblebees)' and 'Implement food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming'. Interventions relating to the creation or management of habitats not considered commercial farmland (such as lowland heath, salt marsh and farm woodland) were removed, 400pp. 2014

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M24174 Paperback  £34.99
FARMLAND CONSERVATION - Global evidence for the effects of interventions   layout image

by Lynn V Dicks et al

A list of interventions to conserve wildlife on farmland was developed collaboratively by a team of thirteen experts. A number of interventions that are not currently agri-environment options were added during this process, such as 'Provide nest boxes for bees (solitary or bumblebees)' and 'Implement food labelling schemes relating to biodiversity-friendly farming'. Interventions relating to the creation or management of habitats not considered commercial farmland (such as lowland heath, salt marsh and farm woodland) were removed, 400pp. 2014

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M24173 Hardback  £74.99
THE WOODLAND BOOK 101 ways to play, investigate, watch wildlife and have adventures in the woods THE WOODLAND BOOK 101 ways to play, investigate, watch wildlife and have adventures in the woods   layout image

by Tessa Wardley

Packed with fascinating facts about woodlands including ancient rituals and the wildlife and flora that make it special. Learn how to identify different kinds of woodland, assess the age of a tree from a stump, recognise the birds that nest in the canopy by their song and meet other creatures such as bats, badgers and even the odd wild boar. Other activities include learning ancient woodland arts such as coppicing, searching for woodland fruits and building your own shelter and mythical 'green man'. Colour photographs, line drawings, 208pp. 2014

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M24078 Paperback  £14.99
THE RIVER BOOK THE RIVER BOOK   layout image

by Tessa Wardley

Combines fascinating facts about rivers and the plants and animals that live nearby with activities for children and adults. There is also a journal element that focuses on special times or sightings at particular rivers. Targeted at the 30 million plus people who enjoy rivers annually, it can be enjoyed equally by armchair enthusiasts. Colour photographs, line drawings, 160pp. 2012

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M24076 Paperback  £14.99
STEVE BACKSHAW'S DEADLY 60 STEVE BACKSHAW'S DEADLY 60   layout image

by Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall embarks on his most daring adventure yet. He has just six months to travel six continents and find 60 of the deadliest creatures on the planet for the 26-part Children's BBC series of the same name which will air on BBC1 and the CBBC Channel. From lethal beauties to killer beasts, from the unseen to the unexpected, the one thing these creatures have in common is that they are all deadly. Colour photographs, 128pp. 2009

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M23259 Hardback  £9.99
THE MORAL LIVES OF ANIMALS   layout image

by Dale Peterson

Wild elephants walking along atrail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to rescue an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat. These examples and may others, argues the author, show that our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity and fairness, 252pp. 2013

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M24068 Paperback  £14.99
COLLINS BEEKEEPER'S BIBLE COLLINS BEEKEEPER'S BIBLE   layout image
The most comprehensive beekeeping resource ever published. This ultimate guide covers all the practical essentials and will teach you everything about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen. Colour photographs and illustrations, 414pp. 2010

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M23870 Hardback  £30.00
AIR POLLUTION AND PLANT LIFE AIR POLLUTION AND PLANT LIFE   layout image

edited by J N B Bell / M Treshoe

This standard textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the direct and indirect impacts of air pollution on plant life. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers the main historical aspects and sources of pollutants, atmospheric transport and transformations of pollutants, and issues of global change and the use of science in air pollution policy formulation, 480pp. 2nd edition 2002

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M23085 Paperback  £65.00
THE EVOLUTION OF PLANTS THE EVOLUTION OF PLANTS   layout image

by K J Willis / J C McElwain

This is a broad but provocative examination of the evolution of plants from the earliest forms of life to the development of our present flora. Taking a fresh, modern approach to a subject often treated very stuffily, the book incorporates many recent studies on the morphological evolution of plants, enlivens the subject with current research on ancient DNA and other biomolecular markers, and places plant evolution in the context of climate change and mass extinction. Halftones, line drawings, 392pp. 2002

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M23344 Paperback  £35.99
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