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A Personal Record WILDFLOWERS OF IRELAND A Personal Record WILDFLOWERS OF IRELAND   layout image

by Zoe Devlin

This is Zoë's personal record of the wildflowers that adorn Ireland's countryside, presented so those without botanical knowledge can gain a greater understanding of the subject. Passionate about this often-overlooked part of our natural heritage, Zoë embellishes descriptions and photographs of the plants with herbal and literary references and related Irish folklore. She describes over 400 commonly found wildflowers as well as some not so common and even rare species. This book creates a new awareness and wider picture of the world of wildflowers in Ireland. Colour photographs, 432pp. 2011

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M24197 Hardback  £25.00
The Wildflowers of Ireland A FIELD GUIDE The Wildflowers of Ireland A FIELD GUIDE   layout image

by Zoe Devlin

Discover the fascinating world of Ireland's diverse and astonishing collection of native wildflowers: from insect-eating Sundews to humble Harebells. Features over 530 of the wildflowers of Ireland. For ease of identification, the species are divided into colour categories and within each category the species are grouped by, for example, the number of petals in the flower or whether the species carries its flowers in a cluster or a spike. In easily understood terminology, focus is put on the main identifying features of each plant, by colour, size, shape of flower, leaf, habitat, flowering season, and where in Ireland it might be found. Colour photographs, 304pp. 2014

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M24196 Paperback  £12.50
RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World   layout image

by Emma Marris

A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. The author argues convincingly that it is time to look forward and create the "rambunctious garden," a hybrid of wild nature and human management. In this optimistic book, readers meet leading scientists and environmentalists and visit imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. Marris describes innovative conservation approaches, including rewilding, assisted migration, and the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems. 224pp. 2014

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M24192 Paperback  £12.99
RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World   layout image

by Emma Marris

A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. The author argues convincingly that it is time to look forward and create the "rambunctious garden," a hybrid of wild nature and human management. In this optimistic book, readers meet leading scientists and environmentalists and visit imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. Marris describes innovative conservation approaches, including rewilding, assisted migration, and the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems, 224pp. 2014

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M24191 Hardback  £20.00
Field Guide to the WILD FLOWERS of the ALGARVE Field Guide to the WILD FLOWERS of the ALGARVE   layout image

by Chris Thorogood / Simon Hiscock

This is the first comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species. Information is provided on where and when to see plants with information on their habitat and vegetation types. In addition rare and unusual plants of the region are highlighted, including orchids and parasitic plants. Colour photographs, line drawings, maps, 260pp. 2014

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M24135 Hardback  £35.00
MICROFUNGI ON LAND PLANTS: An Identification Handbook   layout image

by Martin B Ellis / Pamela J Ellis

A landmark in mycological literature when first published, this revised edition contains a new foreword by David Hawksworth, a complete facsimile of the original work, an update and supplement, an extended bibliography, and a revised and expanded index, including references to the additional species and figures, and cross-references to the principal name-changes made since 1985. In total some 3,500 species are dealt with, all in sufficient detail to allow for accurate identification. Colour plates, 868pp. 2nd edition 1997

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M23375 Hardback  £60.00
ILLUSTRATIONS of ALIEN PLANTS of the BRITISH ISLES   layout image

by E J Clement / D P J Smith / I R Thirlwell

This handbook fuflills a long-felt need, amongst amateur and professional botanists alike, for a field and desk companion to aid in the identification of introduced, naturalised and casually occurring aliens in Britain. An invaluable resource, which will benefit botanists both at home and abroad. Line drawings, 466pp. 2005

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M23420 Paperback  £18.50
GRASSES OF THE BRITISH ISLES GRASSES OF THE BRITISH ISLES   layout image

by Tom Cope / Alan Gray

Species descriptions have been kept as brief as possible and are supported by keys to, and detailed descriptions of, tribes and genera, a move that has allowed expansion in other sections of the text. These keys are arranged by tribes and then genus allowing the user to check the specimen against a tribal description before moving on to genus and then on to a species. Illustrations, 612pp. 2009

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M23421 Paperback  £20.00
RESTAURATION DES FORETS TROPICALES un guide pratique   layout image

by Stephen Elliott / David Blakesley / Kate Hardwick

Edition française de ce nouveau guide pratique, qui permettra à tous ceux qui s'occupent de la restauration des forêts tropicales de développer des recherches et des techniques de restauration tout en protégeant et conservant les écosystèmes et la biodiversité. Photos en couler, cartes, 264pp. 2013

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M23647 Paperback  £32.00
Identification Guide to MUSHROOMS of BRITAIN and NORTHERN EUROPE Identification Guide to MUSHROOMS of BRITAIN and NORTHERN EUROPE   layout image

by Josephine Bacon

photography Paul Sterry

Introduction includes an overview of distribution, the anatomy of a mushroom, nomenclature and useful information on hunting for and cooking with mushrooms. Identification section is divided into three categories: edible mushrooms, inedible (but not poisonous) mushrooms, and poisonous species. There is useful information on where and when mushrooms can be found, characteristic features and if edible, how best to cook the species. Colour photographs, 160pp. 2012

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M21796 Paperback  £10.99
KINGDOM OF FUNGI KINGDOM OF FUNGI   layout image

by Jens H Petersen

Provides an intimate look at the world's astonishing variety of fungi species, from cup fungi and lichens to truffles and tooth fungi, clubs and corals, and jelly fungi and puffballs. Features a concise text that describes the biology and ecology of fungi, fungal morphology, where fungi grow, and human interactions with and uses of fungi. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2013

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M21794 Hardback  £19.95
MAKING GARDEN MEADOWS How to create a natural haven for wildlife MAKING GARDEN MEADOWS How to create a natural haven for wildlife   layout image

by Jenny Steel

Guides you simply through the process of creating a meadow from scratch in an existing lawn, to make a spring flowering meadow and how to enhance areas of rough grass by planting suitable wildflowers. Also explains how to grow native cornfield annuals such as poppies and cornflowers. Colour photographs, 68pp. 2013

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M21781 Paperback  £8.99
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