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Coastal Conservation   layout image

by Brooke Maslo / Julie L Lockwood

Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, Colour illustrations, Tables, 395pp. 2014

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M24288 Paperback  £35.00
Coastal Conservation   layout image

by Brooke Maslo / Julie L Lockwood

Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, Colour illustrations, Tables, 395pp. 2014

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M24287 Hardback  £65.00
Fossil Seahorses and Other Biota from the Tunjice Konservat-Lagerstätte, Slovenia   layout image

by Jure Zalohar / Tomaz Hitij

Trilobites are extinct arthropods that dominated the early oceans of the world. They occupied every available ecological niche and were highly successful organisms that evolved into a bewildering array of different forms. They died out at the end of the Permian, some 250 million years ago. Fossil trilobite remains are found on every continent. This title shows some of the best preserved, complete examples from many different countries and includes specimens collected from many 'classic' old localities. Will appeal to anybody interested in trilobites, from academics to fossil enthusiasts and collectors. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 176pp. 2014

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M24275 Hardback  £69.99
Trilobites of the World; An Atlas of 1000 photographs   layout image

by Pete Lawrance / Sinclair Stammers

Trilobites are extinct arthropods that dominated the early oceans of the world. They occupied every available ecological niche and were highly successful organisms that evolved into a bewildering array of different forms. They died out at the end of the Permian, some 250 million years ago. Fossil trilobite remains are found on every continent. This title shows some of the best preserved, complete examples from many different countries and includes specimens collected from many 'classic' old localities. Will appeal to anybody interested in trilobites, from academics to fossil enthusiasts and collectors. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 416pp. 2014

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M24274 Paperback  £45.00
Dinosaurs of the British Isles   layout image

by Dean R Lomax / Nobumichi Tamura

The UK can justifiably call itself the home of dinosaur studies, as discoveries made in the early part of the nineteenth century - from the mudstones, sandstones and limestones of southern and central England - were the first to reveal the former existence of these fabulous animals, which astounded scientists and the public alike. In this title the authors provide an up to date snapshot of the animals that once roared and roamed their way across what are now the British Isles, providing a showcase for these often overlooked stars of the dinosaur firmament and demonstrating just how rich the record of these spectacular animals really is. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 416pp. 2014

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M24273 Paperback  £33.00
Fossil Insects   layout image

by D Penney / J E Jepson

illustrated by Richard Bizley

The fossil record of insects is incredibly diverse in terms of taxonomic scope, age range (Devonian to Recent), mode of preservation (amber and rock) and geographical distribution (fossil insects have been recorded from all continents, including Antarctica). In this book the authors aim to help bridge the palaeontology-entomology gap by providing a broadly accessible introduction to some of the best preserved fossil insects from a wide range of deposits from around the Globe. Also covered are insect behaviour and ecology in the fossil record, sub-fossil insects, trace fossils and insect species longevity. Just as insects are useful as ecological indicators today, the same can be expected to be true of the past. Such applications of the insect fossil record are briefly discussed. It is hoped that this book will encourage a few future researchers to enter the fascinating realm of palaeoentomology and to this end there is a section on how to become a palaeoentomologist. However, it is aimed at a much broader audience - those with an interest in fossils and/or insects in general, who will no doubt marvel at the diversity and excellent preservation of the fossils illustrated. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, 224pp. 2014

DUE JULY 2014

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M24271 Paperback  £24.00
The Wildlife Quiz Book   layout image

by Tim Sharrock

Total of 1,500 questions to test the reader's knowledge of the animals and plants that are to be found on Planet Earth. They are arranged in sets of ten, and are graded as Easy, Moderate or Hard. The questions and the answers are often given in detail, so are full of fascinating facts to enlighten and intrigue. It will appeal to everyone interested in wildlife, from schoolchildren to amateur naturalists and even professional scientists. 150pp. 2014

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M24258 Paperback  £9.95
How the Snake Lost its Legs; Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo How the Snake Lost its Legs; Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo   layout image

by Lewis I Held Jr

How did the zebra really get its stripes, and the giraffe its long neck? What is the science behind camel humps, leopard spots, and other animal oddities? Such questions have fascinated us for centuries, but the expanding field of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) is now providing, for the first time, a wealth of insights and answers. Taking inspiration from Kipling's 'Just So Stories', this book weaves emerging insights from evo-devo into a narrative that provides startling explanations for the origin and evolution of traits across the animal kingdom. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, B/W illustrations, 296pp. 2014

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M24249 Paperback  £24.99
How the Snake Lost its Legs; Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo How the Snake Lost its Legs; Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo   layout image

by Lewis I Held Jr

How did the zebra really get its stripes, and the giraffe its long neck? What is the science behind camel humps, leopard spots, and other animal oddities? Such questions have fascinated us for centuries, but the expanding field of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) is now providing, for the first time, a wealth of insights and answers. Taking inspiration from Kipling's 'Just So Stories', this book weaves emerging insights from evo-devo into a narrative that provides startling explanations for the origin and evolution of traits across the animal kingdom. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, B/W illustrations, 296pp. 2014

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M24248 Hardback  £55.00
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. Some species under threat of extinction might provide tomorrow's health cures, 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 contains information on local and international initiatives. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, Colour charts, 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, some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. Among the iconic species considered are the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino. 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. Illustration type: B/W photographs, B/W illustrations, 336pp. 2014

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M24214 Hardback  £20.00
Shrewdunnit; The Nature Files 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. 2014

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M24194 Paperback  £19.99
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