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BIRDS OF A FEATHER Seasonal changes on both sides of the Atlantic   layout image

by Colin Rees / Derek Thomas

An informative book in which the authors portray the changing seasons in the UK and US, bringing their observations together with some startling results. In the context of their gardens, neighbourhoods and in the larger landscapes, the authors provide month by month accounts of their birding year, commenting on what they see and hear. They also consider how our world is radically changing the lives of birds and also address the challenges of conservation in the modern world. Colour illustrations, DUE MAY 2014

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M24224 Paperback  £12.99
LATIN FOR BIRD LOVERS LATIN FOR BIRD LOVERS   layout image

by Dr Roger Lederer / Carol Burr

Reveals the meaning, origin and pronunciation of Latin binomials, helping readers to get to grips with the information that these names contain and also communicate more effectively with other birders. Features 'Bird Profile' pages in which the authors explore specific genera in depth and in 'Latin in Action' information, boxes provide tips that will help readers apply the lore of Latin names to their own birding. Colour illustrations, 224pp. 2014

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M24203 Hardback  £14.99
THE WORLD OF BIRDS   layout image

by Jonathan Elphick

A comprehensive survey of the world's birds which includes details of every one of the 29 orders and each of the approximately 200 families. Reflecting the latest classification changes to the Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, it explains how birds are classified and provides an outline of the system of classification. Colour photographs, 640pp. DUE AUGUST 2014

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M24177 Hardback  £40.00
URBAN PEREGRINES URBAN PEREGRINES   layout image

by Ed Drewitt

The Peregrine, the fastest bird in the world, has made a remarkable recovery over the past 30 years. As the species re-establishes itself around the world it is becoming a familiar sight in towns and cities. This is the first in-depth focus on the lives of Peregrines in towns and cities. In words and stunning photographs, Ed Drewitt reveals the latest information on Peregrine behavior including how they are adapting to, and taking advantage of, the urban environment. Colour illustrations, 250pp. DUE MAY 2014

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M24176 Paperback  £24.99
The Life of DAVID LACK Father of Evolutionary Ecology The Life of DAVID LACK Father of Evolutionary Ecology   layout image

by Ted Anderson

Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? Black and white photographs, 246pp. 2013

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M24175 Hardback  £37.50
BIRD SENSE What is it Like to Be a Bird BIRD SENSE What is it Like to Be a Bird   layout image

by Tim Birkhead

A book about birds, their senses and behaviour that is informed by an attractive blend of personal experience, entertaining stories and cutting edge science. 265pp. 2013

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M24165 Paperback  £8.99
TWEET OF THE DAY A year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series TWEET OF THE DAY A year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series   layout image

by Brett Westwood / Stephen Moss

illustrated by Carry Akroyd

An imaginative guide for the armchair naturalist, Tweet of the Day is a vivid biography of almost 250 of our favourite birds. The authors take you month by month through the year, evoking what it is like to be in the presence of each bird, and delighting you with extraordinary insights and amazing facts about them. Colour and b/w illustrations, 284pp. 2014

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M24164 Hardback  £20.00
HUMMINGBIRDS A Life-Size Guide to Every Species HUMMINGBIRDS A Life-Size Guide to Every Species   layout image

by Michael Fogden / Marianne Taylor / Sheri L Williamson

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity and jewel like size and colour. Only recently has their serious scientific study started to gain the attention it demands. This title presents every species, over 300, in dazzling life size cut out photography each with a concise description. Colour photographs, 400pp. 2014

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M24160 Paperback  £19.99
THE BOOK OF EGGS A Lifesize Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species THE BOOK OF EGGS A Lifesize Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species   layout image

by Mark E Hauber / John Bates / Barbara Becker

Featuring commissioned photography from Chicago's renowned field museum, this title shows 600 birds eggs at life size, alongside graphics of the bird, clutch and breeding range. Each entry includes a table of information identifying key details, including order, family, nest characteristics and conservation status, alongside fascinating narratives of courtship, mating and incubation. Colour photographs, 656pp. 2014

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M24159 Hardback  £29.99
THE DEVIL'S CORMORANT A Natural History THE DEVIL'S CORMORANT A Natural History   layout image
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by Richard King

Behold the cormorant: silent, still, cruciform, and brooding; flashing, soaring, quick as a snake. Evolution has crafted the only creature on Earth that can migrate the length of a continent, dive and hunt deep underwater, perch comfortably on a branch or a wire, walk on land, climb up cliff faces, feed on thousands of different species, and live beside both fresh and salt water in a vast global range of temperatures and altitudes, often in close proximity to man. Long a symbol of gluttony, greed, bad luck, and evil, the cormorant has led a troubled existence in human history, myth, and literature. The author takes us back in time and around the world to show us the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the world's most misunderstood waterfowl. Black and white photographs, 352pp. 2013

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M24141 Hardback  RRP: £23.00  Now: £20.50
AVIAN URBAN ECOLOGY AVIAN URBAN ECOLOGY   layout image

by Diego Gil / Henrik Brumm

As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems since their life history, behaviour, and physiology are especially influenced by directly measurable environmental factors such as light and sound pollution. This accessible text focuses on the behavioural and physiological mechanisms which facilitate adaptation and on the evolutionary process that ensues. It discusses topics such as acoustics, reproductive cues, disease, and artificial feeding, and includes a series of case studies illustrating cutting edge research on these areas. Black and white photographs and illustrations, 217pp. 2013

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M24139 Hardback  £75.00
OWLS OWLS   layout image

by David Tipling / Jari Peltomaki

This title explores the fascinating lives of our owls, accompanied by riveting diary accounts from the authors adventures photographing in Europe's wildest places. Encounters with owls are often fleeting, the hoot of a Tawny Owl emanating from a churchyard or the white ghost-like flash of a Barn Owl momentarily caught the headlights. This book reveals these secret lives in spectacular pictures, many published here for the first time. Colour photographs, 96pp. 2013

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M24137 Paperback  £9.99
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