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Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015

Liam Lysaght and Ferdia Marnell

The Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015 is the first publication to map all mammals that occur on the island of Ireland and its marine waters. Almost a quarter of a million mammal sightings from 57 different datasets were used ...

207 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9781911172048 | #234271A | £39.99 Add to basket


Foxes Unearthed

A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

Lucy Jones

The British people have a unique relationship with the fox; no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so deeply woven into our culture over the centuries. But as well as being the most ubiquitous ...

282 pages | no illustrations |

Hardback | 05/2016 | 9781783961498 | #226342A | £14.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781783963041 | #234325A | £9.99 Add to basket


Horses of the World

Elise Rousseau, Yann Le Bris and Teresa Lavender Fagan

Horses of the World is a comprehensive, large-format overview of 570 breeds of domestic and extant wild horses, including hybrids between the two and between domestic breeds and other equids, such as zebras. This beautifully illustrated ...

528 pages | colour photos, 600 colour illustrations, colour maps |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691167206 | #234240A | £32.95 Add to basket


Irish Wild Mammals

A Guide to the Literature

Pat Smiddy and D Paddy Sleeman

The fourth edition now lists approximately 3,200 entries to the literature on wild mammal in Ireland (compared to 2,663 entries in the third, and 1,389 entries in the second edition). A large number of these have come about by re-connecting ..

180 pages | no illustrations |

Paperback | 11/2016 | 9781906642884 | #234252A | £31.99 Add to basket


Marine Mammals of British Columbia

John KB Ford

Dr. John Ford presents the latest information on 31 species of marine mammals that live in or visit British Columbia waters: 25 whales, dolphins and porpoises, 5 seals and sea lions, and the sea otter. He describes each species and summarises ...

464 pages | colour photos, b/w illustrations, maps |

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9780772667342 | #234353A | £21.50 Add to basket


North Atlantic Right Whales

From Hunted Leviathan to Conservation Icon

David W Laist

In the cold waters of the unforgiving North Atlantic Ocean, some of the heartiest humans of medieval days ventured out in search of whales. Through the centuries, people on both sides of the Atlantic became increasingly dependent on whales ...

464 pages | 8 colour plates, 76 b/w illustrations, 12 maps |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781421420981 | #234433A | £28.99 Add to basket


Panthera onca: In the Shadow of the Forests / A Sombra das Florestas

Adriano Gambarini, Laís Duarte, Mario Haberfeld, Rogerio Cunha de Paula and Rodrigo Cunha

An exceptional coffee table book with photos of the jaguar (Panthera onca). The text covers various topics such as symbolism; biology, ecology and behaviour; distribution, conflicts with man, and persecution; efforts to save and ...

304 pages | colour photos |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9788560120390 | #234378A | £75.99 Add to basket


The Otter's Tale

Simon Cooper

Otters hold an almost unique place in the animal kingdom of the British Isles, being one of the very few creatures that give birth once every two years. They are the most secretive yet also the most popular mammals – they are found ...

320 pages |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780008189716 | #234262A | £16.99 Add to basket


A Lizard Bird Diary

A Study of the Birds of the South Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall: 1970-2015

Brian Cave

A Lizard Bird Diary is a unique summary of 45 years of fieldwork by the author, focusing on the migration and status of the bird fauna of the South Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It includes many previously unpublished records.

160 pages | colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps |

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9781527200401 | #234270A | £24.99 Add to basket


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia [Japanese]

Tadao Shimba

Based on Christopher Helm's A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia published in 2007, the second Japanese edition of this field guide shows 673 species of wild birds found in Japan and Northeast Asia.

648 pages | 1700+ colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 09/2016 | 9784908712005 | #234481A | £69.99 Add to basket


A Sparrowhawk's Lament

How British Breeding Birds of Prey are Faring

David Cobham, Bruce Pearson and Chris Packham

Britain is home to fifteen species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. In this handsomely illustrated book, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham offers unique ...

272 pages | 80 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 06/2014 | 9780691157641 | #211300A | £24.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691175720 | #234242A | £14.95 Add to basket


A Sweet, Wild Note

What We Hear When the Birds Sing

Richard Smyth

The first cultural history of one of our nation's enduring pleasures: birdsong.

208 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781783963140 | #234351A | £14.99 Add to basket


American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Eastern Region

Stephen W Kress and Elissa Wolfson

Profiling more than 350 of the most commonly seen birds in eastern North America, this handy photographic field guide brings each species to life on the page. From the American black duck to the snowy owl to the American Goldfinch ...

296 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781465456311 | #234281A | £18.99 Add to basket


American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Western Region

Stephen W Kress and Elissa Wolfson

Profiling more than 400 of the most commonly seen birds in western North America, this handy photographic field guide brings each species to life on the page. From the bald eagle to the California quail to the golden-crowned ...

296 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781465456304 | #234279A | £18.99 Add to basket


An Identification Guide to the Ducks of Japan [Japanese]

Osao Ujihara and Michiaki Ujihara

Produced by father-and-son duo Osao and Michiaki Ujihara, well known amongst gull enthusiasts for their website on the identification of Siberian and Pacific gulls, this is a pocket-sized guide to the ducks of Japan. All 43 duck species ...

304 pages | plates with colour illustrations; 639 colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 11/2015 | 9784416715574 | #234236A | £67.99 Add to basket


Bird Migration Across the Himalayas

Wetland Functioning Amidst Mountains and Glaciers

Herbert HT Prins, Tsewang Namgail and The Dalai Lama

Birds migrating across the Himalayan region fly over the highest peaks in the world, facing immense physiological and climatic challenges. The authors show the different strategies used by birds to cope with these challenges. Many wetland ...

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781107114715 | #231628A | £69.99 Add to basket


Birds Art Life

A Year of Observation

Kyo Maclear

A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life – a field guide to things small and significant. When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear ...

240 pages | illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9781501154201 | #234381A | £26.99 Add to basket


Birds as Useful Indicators of High Nature Value Farmlands

Using Species Distribution Models as Tool for Monitoring the Health of Agro-Ecosystems

Federico Morelli and Piotr Tryjanowski

Birds as Useful Indicators of High Nature Value Farmlands helps to establish a simple framework to identify and use bird species as bioindicator for high nature values (HNV) farmlands. HNV farming is present in all European countries ...

154 pages | 39 colour & 5 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9783319502823 | #234372A | £99.99 Add to basket


Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao

A Site and Field Guide

Jeffrey V Wells, Allison Childs Wells and Robert Dean

Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao is the essential guide for anyone traveling to those islands. It showcases the more than 280 species seen on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao and provides descriptions of and directions ...

488 pages | plates with colour illustrations |

Paperback | NYP 06/2017 | 9781501701078 | #234259A | £27.95 Add to basket


Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

A Photographic Guide

Frederic Jiguet, Aurelien Audevard and Tony Williams

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in Europe – this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities ...

448 pages | 2200 colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780691172439 | #234235A | £24.95 Add to basket


Birds of Ireland

Facts, Folklore and History

Glynn Anderson

There's more to Irish bird folklore than the `wran' boys and the Children of Lir. Irish bird names are rich and full of meaning. This book focuses on our interaction with birds, covering mythology and folklore, birds as omens ...

360 pages | colour illustrations |

Hardback | 09/2008 | 9781905172726 | #176740A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781848893139 | #234466A | £11.99 Add to basket


Birds of Paradise

A Colouring Expedition

Edwin Scholes, Tim Laman and Andrew Leach

What could be more delightful than to colour in the amazing plumage of true-to-life birds of paradise? This beautiful book contains illustrations of 39 different birds of paradise, drawn by Andrew Leach, from the work of Dr. Edwin Scholes ...

88 pages | colour photos, b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781843653417 | #234479A | £9.99 Add to basket


Birds of Spain

Eduardo de Juana and Juan M Varela Simo

An English translation of the third edition of Aves de Espana, the most popular field guide to the identification of the birds of Spain, with more than 40,000 copies of previous editions sold. Recommended by SEO/Birdlife. Contains updated ...

250 pages | ~1000 colour illustrations, 300+ colour distribution maps |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9788416728022 | #234234A | £24.99 Add to basket


Birds of Washington State

Brian Bell and Gregory Kennedy

Full of interesting facts and useful information, Birds of Washington State has something for anyone with an interest in birds, from the casual backyard observer to the keen naturalist. You'll find full-page accounts, complete ...

384 pages | colour illustrations, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781772130232 | #234394A | £24.99 Add to basket


Birdwatching in Maine

A Site Guide

Derek J Lovitch

With nearly 450 species of birds recorded, Maine offers an abundance of birding opportunities for people of all levels of interest and experience, from those looking beyond their backyards for the first time to knowledgeable visitors looking ...

472 pages | 33 colour photos, 35 maps |

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781611687224 | #234390A | £24.99 Add to basket


Complete Birds of Seychelles

B Narainsamy Ramen, Adrian Skerrett and James Michel

In Complete Birds of Seychelles, highly accomplished bird photographer Narainsamy Ramen teams up with Adrian Skerrett, author of many Seychelles books. Together they have produced a grand celebration of the birds of these islands ...

304 pages | colour photos |

Hardback | 07/2016 | 9789994902958 | #234427A | £36.99 Add to basket


Der Weissstorch [The White Stork]

Christoph Kaatz, Dieter Wallschlaeger, Krista Dziewiaty and Ute Eggers

A comprehensive and up-to-date monograph on perhaps the most popular bird species ever – published and written by leading stork experts. Contents: - Systematics, evolutionary history, morphology and physiology - Behaviour ...

720 pages | illustrations |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9783894322731 | #234332A | £69.99 Add to basket


First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa

Tracey Hawthorne

SASOL First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the birdlife of the region. With the help of full-colour photographs and distribution maps, and easy-to-read text, the young ...

57 pages | 70 colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps, 2 colour maps |

Paperback | 10/2015 | 9781775844129 | #234294A | £9.99 Add to basket


Happiness Is a Rare Bird

Living the Birding Life

Gene Walz

Gene Walz's Happiness Is a Rare Bird is a celebration of birding. Through a series of humorous anecdotes detailing his adventures over every continent save Antarctica, Walz brings to life the avian beauty and grace he studied ...

250 pages |

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9780888015839 | #234379A | £23.99 Add to basket


Ireland's Garden Birds

A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Garden Birds

Oran O'Sullivan, Jim Wilson and Mark Carmody

An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range ...

186 pages | 150 colour photos, colour illustrations |

Paperback | 08/2008 | 9781905172733 | #176739A | £12.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781848893030 | #234465A | £12.99 Add to basket


Mozart's Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart ...

277 pages |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780316370899 | #234438A | £14.99 Add to basket


One More Warbler

A Life with Birds

Victor Emanuel and S Kirk Walsh

Victor Emanuel is widely considered one of America's leading birders. He has observed more than six thousand species during travels that have taken him to every continent. He founded the largest company in the world specializing in ...

295 pages | 9 colour & 9 b/w photos |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781477312384 | #234356A | £25.99 Add to basket


Raptors of Mexico and Central America

William S Clark, N John Schmitt and Lloyd Kiff

Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the ...

272 pages | 32 plates with colour illustrations; 213 colour photos, 3 b/w illustrations, 64 colour dis |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9780691116495 | #234239A | £32.95 Add to basket


Raptors: The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey

Keith L Bildstein

Raptors are formally classified into five families and include birds – such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons – that are familiar and recognized by many observers. These diurnal ...

336 pages | 8 plates with colour photos; 1 illustration, 8 maps, 11 tables |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781501705793 | #234260A | £24.50 Add to basket


Report on Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain in 2014: Passerines

Adrian Pitches

The January 2017 issue of British Birds contains the Report on Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain in 2014, dealing with the passerines. This report presents data on the passerine scarce migrants recorded in Britain in ...

68 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables |

01/2017 | #234280A | £9.00 Add to basket


Songs of Love & War

The Dark Heart of Bird Behaviour

Dominic Couzens

The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the morning mist soon develops into a symphony of different songs hailing the new day. Many of these songbirds are familiar and iconic features of wildlife, and yet much about their lives ...

256 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781472909916 | #232447A | £16.99 Add to basket


The Big Bird Spot

A Globe-Trotting Bird-Spotting Adventure

Matt Sewell

Travel the world to a variety of amazing locations – from jungle to desert to woodland to ocean and see if you can spot the birds that are hiding there. It's harder than you think! The brilliant and highly successful wildlife ...

32 pages | colour illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781843653264 | #234478A | £9.99 Add to basket


The Curious Bird Lover's Handbook

Niall Edworthy

You don't have to be a dedicated birdwatcher to be a bird lover. Millions of us love the sight and sound of them. And yet most of us know very little about their remarkable behaviour, incredible diversity and the story of their evolution ...

400 pages |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781784162719 | #216211A | £7.99 Add to basket


The Egg

Britta Teckentrup and Kathrin Koller

Beautiful, whimsical, and entertaining, The Egg of illustrations by Britta Teckentrup shows eggs in all their fragility, complexity, and variety. Is there anything as simple as an egg? Is there anything as complex?

96 pages | 50 colour illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9783791372945 | #234310A | £11.99 Add to basket


The North American Geese

Their Biology and Behavior

Paul A Johnsgard

There are eight currently recognized species of North American geese: emperor, greater white-fronted, snow, Ross's, Canada and cackling, barnacle, and brant geese. The North American Geese describes each species' geography ...

160 pages | 28 b/w photos, 21 b/w illustrations, 8 maps |

Paperback | 08/2016 | 9781609620943 | #234395A | £19.99 Add to basket


Waiting for the Albino Dunnock

How Birds Can Change Your Life

Rosamond Richardson

Written by a beginner-birdwatcher with the freshness and passion of a convert, Waiting for the Albino Dunnock explores the world of birds through the seasons of a single year. It describes encounters with particular birds in the ...

288 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781474603003 | #234350A | £16.99 Add to basket


Where to Watch Birds in Carinthia, Austria / Vogel Beobachten in Kaernten

Gerald Malle and Peter Wiedner

Watching birds is a very fulfilling hobby for many people and enjoys increasing popularity. Following this trend, this book presents twenty selected areas in Carinthia, the southernmost state of Austria, where birds can be observed.

160 pages |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9783853280737 | #234435A | £24.99 Add to basket

Reptiles & Amphibians

Amphibians of China, Volume 1

Fei Liang and Ye Changyuan

Amphibians of China, Volume 1 describes each amphibian with its alternate name, its main characteristics, biological data, population status, and geographic distribution. Each entry is accompanied by plenty of figures and colour ...

1060 pages | 706 colour & 169 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 04/2016 | 9789401795630 | #219675A | £153.00 Add to basket

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9787030417862 | #234430A | £175.00 Add to basket


L'Etymologie des Noms Latins des Serpents [The Etymology of Latin Names of Serpents]

Remi Ksas and Jean-Philippe Chippaux

Discover the meaning of the scientific names of all snakes. This unique work contains close to 3800 definitions.

294 pages | colour & b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 12/2015 | 9782746687134 | #234267A | £83.99 Add to basket


A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America

Jeffrey Glassberg

This is a revised second edition of a groundbreaking photographic field guide to the butterflies of Mexico and Central America. It covers almost all of the more than 1,700 butterfly species found in Mexico, plus many found only in Central ...

272 pages | 3250 colour photos, distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780691176482 | #234273A | £37.95 Add to basket


A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

Jeffrey Glassberg

This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of ...

416 pages | 500 colour photos, distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691176505 | #234274A | £24.95 Add to basket


Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Hungary, Volume 2: Phytomyzinae I

Laszlo Papp and Milos Cerny

Second of a four-volume monograph on the Agromyzidae of Hungary. Not only the species hitherto found in Hungary, but also all the species which are expected to occur, are treated. The second volume contains a short Introduction ...

385 pages | 126 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9789638833938 | #234484A | £59.99 Add to basket


Atlas and Red Book of Carabini, Cychrini and Lucanidae of Galicia / Atlas e Libro Vermello de Carabini, Cychrini e

The SGHN (the Galician natural history society) has released a new atlas, the first in Galicia on two groups of Carabidae or ground beetles, and on the family Lucanidae. This book was born of a project started many years ago ...

164 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 04/2014 | 9788488194213 | #234322A | £36.50 Add to basket


Atlas of Crabs of the Persian Gulf

Reza Naderloo

This illustrated atlas describes 256 extant brachyuran crab species in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Identification keys are provided for 37 brachyuran families, 142 genera and 256 species on the basis of their main synapomorphic ...

290 pages | 372 colour & 63 b/w illustrations, distribution maps |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9783319493725 | #234263A | £85.99 Add to basket


Attachment Structures and Adhesive Secretions in Arachnids

Jonas O Wolff and Stanislav N Gorb

This book surveys attachment structures and adhesive secretions occurring in this class of animals and discusses the relationships between structure, properties, and function in the context of evolutionary trends, and biomimetic potential ...

184 pages | 38 colour & 19 b/w illustrations, 10 colour tables |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9783319457123 | #234312A | £99.99 Add to basket


Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the ...

256 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781911214137 | #234331A | £14.99 Add to basket


Bibliotheca Diatomologica, Volume 63: The Diatom Genus Neidium Pfitzer (Bacillariophyceae) from Zoige Wetland, China

Morphology, Taxonomy, Descriptions

Qi Liu, John Patrick Kociolek, Bo Li, Qingming You and Quanxi Wang

In this volume twenty-three species of Neidium are described. Sample materials were collected in the Zoigê Wetland, an expansive network of lakes and wetlands located in Sichuan Province, China. From the total number of ...

120 pages | 281 b/w photos, 2 tables |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9783443570545 | #234485A | £83.99 Add to basket


Checklist of the Tiger Beetles of the World / Verzeichnis der Sandlaufkaefer der Welt (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae)

Juergen Wiesner

This book contains a species list in taxonomic order, a reference list and alphabetical order, and an index in both alphabetical and taxonomical order.

364 pages |

Hardback | 01/1992 | 9783931374068 | #234346A | £71.99 Add to basket


Crustacea: The World Book of Shrimps, Crabs and their Companions [Japanese]

Akira Asakura

This book covers a wide range of topics from crustacean classification to ecology and conservation.

291 pages | b/w photos, b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 06/2003 | 9784486016113 | #234362A | £49.99 Add to basket


Die Tagfalter der Turkei [The Butterflies of Turkey] (3-Volume Set)

G Hesselbarth, Harry van Oorschot and S Wagener

This is a comprehensive treatment of the butterflies of Turkey.

2201 pages | 164 plates with colour photos, 13 plates with b/w illustrations; 346 distribution maps |

Hardback | 01/1995 | 9783931374297 | #234337A | £239.00 Add to basket


Field Guide to Butterflies of Lebanon and the Middle East

Husein Ali Zorkot

A vivid world of butterflies awaits in this comprehensive field guide. For the first time, the butterflies of Lebanon as well as those from Morocco to Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula are found together in one volume. In addition to ...

plates with colour illustrations, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 01/2016 | #234448A | £135.00 Add to basket


Fireflies, Glow-Worms, and Lightning Bugs

Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada

Lynn Frierson Faust

This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash ...

376 pages | 637 colour photos, 10 illustrations, 1 map, 1 table |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780820348728 | #234380A | £33.50 Add to basket


Geotrupes and Related Species of Japan [Japanese]

Keiichi Tsukamoto, Masashi Inagaki, Masakazu Kawahara and Masato Mori

Volume 9 depicts beetles of the genus Geotrupes and related species from Japan on colour plates, and includes information on locality in the form of distribution maps.

116 pages | plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w distribution maps |

Hardback | 01/2017 | #234476A | £84.99 Add to basket


Illustrated Key to the British False Scorpions (Pseudoscorpions)

Gerald Legg, Francis Farr-Cox and Richard Jones

Most people who see a false scorpion for the first time are fascinated. Although tiny (4 mm or less), their body shape is intriguing and can be discerned with the naked eye. This new AIDGAP guide, in the fold-out chart style, is an illustrated ...

12 pages | colour photos, b/w line drawings |

Unbound | 01/2017 | 9781908819307 | #234277A | £4.50 Add to basket


Insects of the Los Angeles Basin

Charles L Hogue and James N Hogue

Updated for the first time in over twenty years, the third edition of Insects of the Los Angeles Basin is a beautifully produced and richly illustrated field guide to more than 450 common or conspicuous insects, spiders, millipedes ...

464 pages | 500+ colour photos and b/w line drawings |

Hardback | 12/1993 | 9780938644323 | #033462A | £61.00 Add to basket

Paperback | 07/2015 | 9780938644446 | #234512A | £35.99 Add to basket


Meeres-Gehauseschnecken Deutschlands: Bestimmungsschussel, Lebensweise, Verbreitung [Sea Snails of Germany:

Klaus-Juergen Goetting

In the present volume, the sea snails discovered in the German area of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are compiled. The species are classified according to current systematics and all illustrated, in many cases with images of live ...

180 pages | 8 colour & 1 b/w plates, 60 illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2008 | 9783939767138 | #234336A | £47.99 Add to basket


Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications

Michael J Allen

The subject of molluscs in archaeology has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow's Studying Scientific Archaeology series addresses many aspects of molluscs in archaeology.

200 pages |

Paperback | NYP 06/2017 | 9781785706080 | #234385A | £24.99 Add to basket


Monarchs and Milkweed

A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

Anurag A Agrawal

Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colours and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive ...

296 pages | 80+ colour photos and illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9780691166353 | #234283A | £24.95 Add to basket


Neritidae of the World, Volume 2

Thomas E Eichhorst

Nerites inhabit marine, brackish, freshwater, and arboreal environments worldwide in tropical to temperate climes. Neritidae of the World is a two-volume set of books that provides an in-depth examination of the almost 300 nerites ...

672 pages | 170 plates with colour photos; colour & b/w photos, b/w distribution maps |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9783939767763 | #234238A | £166.00 Add to basket


New Worldwide Cowries

Felix Lorenz

This work on this popular family of shells called a nomenclaturally refreshing book, and is a trendsetter for the future taxonomy in cowries. Six new species and 16 new subspecies of cowries are described. The text part is enriched by an ...

292 pages | 40 plates with 659 colour photos; 422 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 37 b/w maps |

Hardback | 07/2002 | 9783925919596 | #234335A | £68.50 Add to basket


Other Minds

The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Please note that two hardback versions are available, one published in January 2017 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the other to be published in March 2017 by William Collins (an imprint of Harper Collins). Other than different subtitles ...

263 pages | 8 plates with colour photos; 20 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9780374227760 | #228672A | £19.99 Add to basket

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780008226275 | #234296A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780008226312 | #234297A | £14.99 Add to basket


Papillons du Jura [Butterflies of the Jura]

Jean-Claude Gerber

Reference work describing all 152 butterfly and burnet moth species found in the Jura Mountains (Switzerland). Richly illustrated with watercolour drawings, photographs and line drawings, it is an indispensable source of information for ...

368 pages | colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9782839919319 | #234504A | £96.50 Add to basket


The Bees of Norfolk

Nick Owens

The Bees of Norfolk is the first to cover all of Norfolk's 197 bee species, including bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees. Each species has its own page with images and distribution maps with notes on flight period, habitat ...

224 pages | 400+ colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781874357780 | #234347A | £24.95 Add to basket


The Butterflies of Thailand, Volume 3: Nymphalidae [English / Japanese]

Yunosuke Kimura, Toshiaki Aoki, Shuhei Yamaguchi, Yoshinobu Uemura and Tamamitsu Saito

Based on the Yunosuke Kimura Collection. Each species account is accompanied by a short bilingual description, a colour distribution maps and several colour photos. The third volume focuses on the butterfly family Nymphalidae.

245 pages | colour photos, colour distribution maps |

Paperback | 11/2016 | #234454A | £155.00 Add to basket


The Cricket as a Model Organism

Development, Regeneration, and Behavior

Hadley Wilson Horch, Taro Mito, Aleksandar Popadic, Hideyo Ohuchi and Sumihare Noji

The Cricket as a Model Organism covers a broad range of topics about the cricket from its development, regeneration, physiology, nervous system, and behavior with remarkable recent updates by adapting the new, sophisticated molecular ...

376 pages | 62 colour & 44 b/w illustrations, 62 colour tables |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9784431564768 | #234371A | £159.50 Add to basket


A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales

Steve Snowball, Craig Chapman and Dean R Lomax

This is a guide on how and where to collect fossils in England and Wales. It provides invaluable advice for the amateur collector; whether a beginner or a seasoned hand. Each of the many localities described (more than 50) contains up-to-date ...

287 pages | 500+ colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9780992997991 | #234253A | £17.99 Add to basket


Animals of a Bygone Era

An Illustrated Compendium

Maja Safstrom

In the past, amazing and strange animals roamed the earth, including giant sea scorpions, tiny horses, enormous sloths, and fierce "terror birds." These and many more fantastic extinct animals are illustrated in this whimsical ...

112 pages | 54 b/w Illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780399578526 | #234317A | £11.99 Add to basket


Bring Back the King

The New Science of De-Extinction

Helen Pilcher

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond.

288 pages | b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 09/2016 | 9781472912251 | #218997A | £16.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 09/2017 | 9781472912275 | #218998A | £9.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 09/2016 | 9781472912268 | #218999A | £12.99 Add to basket


Fossilium Catalogus Animalia, Volume 157 [English]

Lower Cretaceous Ammonites X - Scaphitoidea Including the Upper Cretaceous Representatives

Jaap Klein

The classification in this Fossilium Catalogus largely follows that of Cooper, 1994 and Wright et al., 1996. The reference lists that belong to the species are mainly references of specimens that are depicted. But also ...

210 pages |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9783823617372 | #234439A | £97.99 Add to basket


The Ends of the World

Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

Peter Brannen

Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process ...

320 pages |

Hardback | NYP 06/2017 | 9780062364807 | #234282A | £29.99 Add to basket


The Worst of Times

How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions

Paul B Wignall

Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst – the end-Permian extinction – wiping out nearly every species on the planet.

215 pages | 16 plates with colour & b/w photos and 1 colour map; 2 b/w photos, 11 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 10/2015 | 9780691142098 | #224383A | £22.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691176024 | #234291A | £14.95 Add to basket


Written in Stone

The Hidden Secrets of Fossils and the Story of Life on Earth

Brian Switek

Darwin's theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found. By the 1970s this absence of 'transitional fossils ...

320 pages | b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 06/2011 | 9781848312623 | #214793A | £12.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781785782015 | #234327A | £8.99 Add to basket

Marine & Freshwater Biology

Daphnia: Development of a Model Organism in Ecology and Evolution

Winfried Lampert and Otto Kinne

EE Book 21 summarizes decades of work by Winfried Lampert and his colleagues on the evolutionary adaptations that determine the composition of plankton communities. The author illustrates changes in paradigms over the years, reviews ecological ...

250 pages | 100 b/w illustrations, 4 tables |

Hardback | 01/2011 | 9783946729211 | #163428A | £37.99 Add to basket


Die Fische Kaerntens: Fische, Neunaugen, Flusskrebse, Grossmuscheln [The Fishes of Carinthia: Fish, Lampreys, Riverine

Wolfgang Honsig-Erlenburg and Werner Petutschnig

The Austrian state of Carinthia is a watery region with a great variety of streams, rivers and lakes. It is therefore not surprising that a large number of creatures exists in the native waters, 65 of which are described in this book.

280 pages | 177 colour illustrations, 66 distribution maps |

Paperback | 01/2016 | 9783853280293 | #234432A | £24.99 Add to basket


Sunken Gardens

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums

Karen A Randall

Everyone who sees a skillfully planted aquarium falls under its spell: it's like looking at a tropical forest, an enchanted meadow, or a miniature mountain range. Sunken Gardens shows you how to plan, design, plant, and maintain ...

252 pages | 200 colour photos, 10 b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 09/2016 | 9781604695922 | #234436A | £19.99 Add to basket

General Natural History

A World Trimmed with Fur

Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Jonathan Schlesinger

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, booming demand for natural resources transformed China and its frontiers. Historians of China have described this process in stark terms: pristine borderlands became breadbaskets. Yet Manchu ...

288 pages |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9780804799966 | #234382A | £55.99 Add to basket


All These Worlds Are Yours

The Scientific Search for Alien Life

Jon Willis

Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy.

214 pages | no illustrations |

Hardback | 11/2016 | 9780300208696 | #234420A | £18.99 Add to basket


Botanical Sketchbooks

Helen Bynum and William F Bynum

While highly finished drawings and paintings frequently feature in histories of botanical art, the preparatory sketches, first impressions and creative thoughts on paper behind them are rarely seen and have often remained hidden and locked ...

288 pages | colour & b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780500518816 | #234316A | £29.95 Add to basket


By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean

The Birth of Eurasia

Sir Barry Cunliffe

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years ...

530 pages | 130 colour photos, 28 illustrations, 150 colour maps |

Hardback | 09/2015 | 9780199689170 | #224723A | £29.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 09/2017 | 9780199689187 | #234315A | £19.99 Add to basket


Climate Change and the Health of Nations

Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Anthony John McMichael, Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir

When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate' ...

392 pages | illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9780190262952 | #234396A | £25.99 Add to basket


Energy and Civilization

A History

Vaclav Smil

Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on ...

552 pages | 113 illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 06/2017 | 9780262035774 | #234306A | £32.95 Add to basket


Hidden Nature

A Voyage of Discovery

Alys Fowler

Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book ...

240 pages | b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781473623002 | #234393A | £19.99 Add to basket


Ireland's Birds

Myths, Legends and Folklore

Niall Mac Coitir and Gordon D'Arcy

Birds have been part of our culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many legends and place names. Here Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the mythology, legends and folklore of ..

290 pages | 24 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 09/2015 | 9781848892477 | #226216A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781848892989 | #234464A | £11.99 Add to basket


Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italy

Chestnuts, Economy, and Culture

Paolo Squatriti

This innovative environmental history of the long-lived European chestnut tree and its woods offers valuable new perspectives on the human transition from the Roman to the medieval world in Italy. Integrating evidence from botanical and ...

236 pages | 4 b/w maps |

Hardback | 05/2013 | 9781107034488 | #211604A | £71.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 02/2017 | 9781316633205 | #234383A | £19.99 Add to basket


Limestone Country

Fiona Sampson

Limestone Country is an account of a long-standing love affair with this sedimentary rock, largely calcium carbonate, that time and water have made out of bones and shells. It is a love letter to limestone, describing the farming ...

208 pages |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781908213518 | #234458A | £14.99 Add to basket


Munsary Peatlands

Plantlife International's Most Northerly Reserve in the UK

Richard Lindsay

A photo essay about Plantlife International's most northerly nature reserve in the UK – essentially a love letter to the site. It celebrates the plants, wildlife and landscape features which characterise this prime example of ...

56 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781366487087 | #234508A | £54.99 Add to basket


My Life with Cranes

A Collection of Stories

George Archibald and Betsy Didrickson

George Archibald is the co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, which has published this collection of autobiographical stories. George is a great storyteller, true stories that he himself made happen through faith ...

160 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | 10/2016 | 9780997940503 | #234461A | £57.50 Add to basket


Nature's Line

George Goyder - Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary

Janis M Sheldrick

George Goyder was the first European explorer to see great salt lakes in the inland in flood and to witness the amazing transformation that follows the breaking of drought. His experience put him decades ahead of his contemporaries in ...

457 pages | 60 colour & b/w photos, illustrations, maps |

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9781743054666 | #234359A | £56.50 Add to basket


Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

Melissa Harrison

A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife ...

104 pages | b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 04/2016 | 9780571328932 | #228258A | £12.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780571328949 | #234329A | £8.99 Add to basket


The Book That Changed America

How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Randall Fuller

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin's just-published On the Origin ...

304 pages |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9780525428336 | #234473A | £28.99 Add to basket


The Eternal Darkness

A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration

Robert D Ballard and Will Hively

Until a few decades ago, the ocean depths were almost as mysterious and inaccessible as outer space. Oceans cover two-thirds of the earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles – yet humans had never ventured ...

400 pages | 100 b/w photos |

Paperback | 03/2002 | 9780691095547 | #129767A | £22.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 04/2017 | 9780691175621 | #234287A | £19.95 Add to basket


The Eye of the Sandpiper

Stories from the Living World

Brandon Keim

In The Eye of the Sandpiper, Brandon Keim pairs cutting-edge science with a deep love of nature, conveying his insights in prose that is both accessible and beautiful. In an elegant, thoughtful tour of nature in the twenty-first ...

240 pages |

Paperback | NYP 06/2017 | 9781501707728 | #234355A | £13.95 Add to basket


The Seductions of Darwin

Art, Evolution, Neuroscience

Matthew Rampley

The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the interpretation of ...

200 pages |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9780271077420 | #234402A | £24.95 Add to basket


The Southern Fells

Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells, Book 4

Alfred Wainwright and Clive Hutchby

One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook.

344 pages | colour illustrations, b/w maps |

Paperback | NYP 04/2017 | 9780711236578 | #216210A | £13.99 Add to basket


Where Poppies Blow

The British Solider, Nature, the Great War

John Lewis-Stempel

Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the animals and plants around them. This connection was of profound importance, because it goes a long way to explaining ...

400 pages |

Hardback | 11/2016 | 9780297869269 | #234357A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 11/2017 | 9781780224916 | #234358A | £8.99 Add to basket


Wildlife Diary

A Year in the Old Welsh County of Meirionnydd

Brian Macdonald and Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

This weekly diary was first written for a local newspaper, based on observations and events recorded in the beautiful area of Ardudwy in the old Welsh county of Meirionnydd. Most of the entries are based on regular wildlife walks of the ...

70 pages | 52 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9781526205650 | #234428A | £14.99 Add to basket

Regional & Travel

A Highland Safari: In Search of Scotland's Big Five (Region 2)

Robert Grove

This film takes you on an adventure in the Highlands of Scotland to find what can be considered as Scotland's "Big Five" animals that visitors would like to see on a visit to the last true wilderness of the British Isles.

1 disc, runtime: 60 min, PAL |

DVD | 10/2013 | #234453A | £5.99 Add to basket


Biodiversity of Tengchong, Gaoligongshan [English / Chinese]

Chan Pui Look Bosco, Bi Zheng and Chen Hong-Zhi

Gaoligongshan, in the southwest corner of China, is a massive mountain range characterised by low latitude and high altitude. The southwest monsoon from the Indian Ocean brings plentiful rainfall, providing perfect conditions for the ...

444 pages | ~500 colour photos |

Paperback | 09/2016 | 9789628869756 | #234245A | £24.99 Add to basket


Ramsey Island

Ffion Rees

Owned by the RSPB. Ramsey Island lies about 1 km off the ctoast of the St David's peninsula in Pembrokeshire. Along with its spectacular sea bird cliffs, coastal scenery and heathland, Ramsey has the most important Grey Seal breeding ...

192 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9781909823754 | #229024A | £19.99 Add to basket


The New Neotropical Companion

John C Kricher

The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the ...

448 pages | 18 colour illustrations |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780691115252 | #234243A | £27.95 Add to basket


The Tymphaean Symphony

Michael David Jones

A naturalist’s account of an eight-day walk across the massif of Tymphi in Zagori, a remote mountainous enclave in north-western Greece. Bounded by the great forested defiles of the Vikos and the Aoos, the region has a wonderfully ...

256 pages | 1 colour map |

Paperback | 11/2016 | 9781908241498 | #234334A | £9.99 Add to basket


The Way That I Went

An Irishman in Ireland

Robert Lloyd Praeger and Michael Viney

Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5,000 miles across hills and bogs, swimming through ...

468 pages | 38 b/w plates, illustrations |

Paperback | 03/2014 | 9781848891944 | #234463A | £13.99 Add to basket


Wildlife of Ecuador

A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

Andres Vasquez Noboa and Pablo Cervantes Daza

Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything ...

304 pages | 411 colour photos, 341 colour distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780691161365 | #234237A | £24.95 Add to basket


Wonderland: A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day

Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss

Expert birders start each January by drawing up their yearlist – the birds they are determined to see in the next 365 days. Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss want to help us do the same thing for nature. Every day of the year ...

496 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781473609242 | #234352A | £19.99 Add to basket

Botany & Plant Science

A Guide to the Common Epiphytes and Mistletoes of Singapore

Jean WH Yong, James Wang Wei, Joanne YT Khew, Sheue Chiou Rong and Wong Wei San

This book is the first to profile the unique epiphytic plant communities found in Singapore. The first section of A Guide to the Common Epiphytes and Mistletoes of Singapore provides a concise scientific introduction to the biology ...

390 pages |

Paperback | 01/2014 | 9789814609777 | #234505A | £32.99 Add to basket


A Revision of the Spiny Solanums, Solanum Subgenus Leptostemonum (Solanaceae), in Africa and Madagascar

Maria S Vorontsova and Sandra Knapp

Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Solanaceae) in continental Africa and Madagascar contains 76 native and 10 introduced species; the native species form part of a monophyletic clade of Old World spiny solanums, while the ...

432 pages | illustrations, distribution maps |

Hardback | 11/2016 | 9781943751006 | #234412A | £122.00 Add to basket


A la Decouverte de la Flore de l'Oukaimeden, Haut Atlas de Marrakech [Discover the Flora of the Oukaimeden, High Atlas

Marie Coste-El Omari

At 2,600 meters above sea level in the High Atlas of Marrakech, Morocco, the Oukaïmeden (colloquailly known as "l'Ouka") is known for its ski resort and its rock carvings. But it is also a mountain of great botanical ...

283 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | 08/2016 | 9789954375495 | #234553A | £41.99 Add to basket


Ancient Oaks In the English Landscape

Aljos Farjon

England has more ancient native oak trees than the rest of Europe combined. How did that come about? The reasons are all historical, and nothing to do with climate or soil factors. This story goes back to the Norman conquest of England ...

360 pages | 190 colour photos, 6 maps |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781842466407 | #234389A | £29.99 Add to basket


Britain's Wild Flowers

A Treasury of Traditions, Superstitions, Remedies and Literature

Rosamond Richardson

From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In Britain's Wild Flowers, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover ...

280 pages | colour illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781909881921 | #234471A | £12.99 Add to basket


Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Their Substitutes

An Identification Guide

Christine Leon and Lin Yu-Lin

This is the first comprehensive, botanically authoritative and practical illustrated identification guide to Chinese medicinal plants and drugs and their substitutes. It offers authoritative guidance on the identification of the herbal ...

760 pages | 3000+ colour photos, 1 map |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9781842463871 | #234408A | £110.00 Add to basket


Compendium of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany (1991-2015)

Vartika Jain, SK Jain and Sir Ghillean T Prance

India is rich in ethnic and floristic diversity and an enormous treasure house of traditional knowledge. Many scholars have worked hard to document this knowledge in the last 25 years (1991–2015) and this book is a concise representation ...

542 pages | 1 b/w map |

Hardback | 01/2016 | 9789380702100 | #234324A | £76.99 Add to basket


Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5

The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

T Pullaiah, KV Krishnamurthy and Bir Bahadur

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India is the fifth of a five-volume set on the ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place information on the ethnobotany of the Indo-Gangetic Region ...

550 pages | 23 colour & 6 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 06/2017 | 9781771885997 | #234354A | £131.00 Add to basket


Fern Names and their Meanings

James W Dyce and John A Edgington

First published by J.W. Dyce in 1988, and now fully revised and much enlarged. Includes the etymology of generic names of European and many horticultural ferns, the meaning of their specific epithets, glossaries of technical terms and ...

59 pages | b/w line drawings |

Paperback | 01/2016 | 9780950980614 | #234421A | £10.99 Add to basket


Flowers of Verloren Valei

Field Guide to the Orchids and Selected Flowers of Verloren Valei

Gerrit van Ede

A field guide to the wonderful floral diversity of the Verloren Valei Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga – A RAMSAR Wetland Site in South Africa. Compiled by Gerrit van Ede whose intimate knowledge of Verloren Valei and its botanical ...

80 pages | 180 colour photos, 1 map |

Paperback | 01/2016 | 9780620692502 | #234515A | £29.99 Add to basket


Intermountain Flora, Volume 7

Potpourri: Keys, History, Authors, Artists, Collectors, Beardtongues, Glossary, Indices

Noel H Holmgren and Patricia K Holmgren

Included in this ninth part of the series is an update to the 1984 treatment of Intermountain Penstemon published in volume 4, keys to families represented in the Intermountain Flora, a cumulative index for all seven volumes, and a ...

312 pages | 532 illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9780893275464 | #207773A | £199.00 Add to basket


Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of Saba (Lesser Antilles)

John de Freitas, AC Rojer, BSJ Nijhof and AO Debrot

A colour landscape-based vegetation map is provided for the Caribbean island of Saba (Lesser Antilles). The results provide new insights into vegetation changes over a period of more than 40 years. These changes are discussed in the light ...

62 pages |

Paperback | 01/2015 | 9789069847085 | #234376A | £86.99 Add to basket


Landscape Ecological Vegetation Map of Sint Eustatius (Lesser Antilles)

John de Freitas, AC Rojer, BSJ Nijhof and AO Debrot

This publication consist of a 66-page book and a fold-out map in a plastic folder. It provides a colour landscape-based vegetation map of the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius (Lesser Antilles). The results give new insights into vegetation ...

66 pages | 1 b/w illustrations, 3 b/w maps, 9 tables, 1 colour fold-out map |

Paperback | 01/2014 | 9789069846798 | #234377A | £86.99 Add to basket


Liverworts and Hornworts of India

An Annotated Checklist

DK Singh and SK Singh

Liverworts and Hornworts of India: An Annotated Checklist provides a comprehensive inventory of 930 species and infraspecific taxa of liverworts and hornworts of India belonging to 140 genera and 59 families, with full nomenclature ...

439 pages | colour illustrations, 1 colour map |

Hardback | 06/2016 | 9788181770882 | #234343A | £28.50 Add to basket


Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Timber Press Field Guide

Timothy J Baroni

The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than ...

600 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9781604696349 | #233493A | £29.99 Add to basket


NGS Gardens to Visit 2017

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS)

Published annually in spring and previously known as The Yellow Book, NGS Gardens to Visit 2017 lists nearly 4,000 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment. Fully updated ...

744 pages | colour photos |

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781472126795 | #234554A | £12.99 Add to basket


Orchids of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana), Volume 1

Cypripediaceae, Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae, Tropidioideae, Spiranthoideae, Vanilloideae, Epidendroideae p.p.

Dariusz L Szalechetko, Slawomir Nowak, Przemyslaw Baranov and Marta Kolanowska

The first part of this orchid flora of the Guianas deals with the families Cypripediaceae, Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae, Tropidioideae, Spiranthoideae, Vanilloideae, and a part of Epidendroideae. The keys for the determination of the taxa ...

528 pages | 240 colour photos, 522 b/w line drawings, 56 distribution maps |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9783946583073 | #234333A | £183.00 Add to basket


Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum

A Brief History

Stephen A Harris

Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in Britain and has occupied its site in central Oxford since 1621. Conceived as a place to grow medicinal plants, born in the turmoil of civil war and nurtured during the restoration ...

144 pages | 66 colour illustrations |

Paperback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781851244652 | #234360A | £14.99 Add to basket


Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago

Flora of the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California

Richard Stephen Felger, Benjamin Theodore Wilder, Humberto Romero-Mo and Exequiel Ezcurra

The desert islands of the Gulf of California are among the worlds best-preserved archipelagos. The diverse and unique flora, from the cardón forests of Cholludo to the agave-dominated slopes of San Esteban remain much as they were ...

748 pages | colour photos, illustrations |

Hardback | 10/2012 | 9780816502431 | #200043A | £75.50 Add to basket

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9780816534302 | #234311A | £53.95 Add to basket


Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 41: Analytical and Processing Techniques

Manohar Pathak and JN Govil

About 80% of the population of many developing countries still use traditional medicines for their health care. These are still produced using age old methods which can affect their quality, stability and efficacy. The study of secondary ...

490 pages |

Hardback | 01/2016 | 9781626990784 | #234341A | £138.00 Add to basket


Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 42: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Manohar Pathak and JN Govil

Functional foods/Nutraceutical (medicinal plants) have nowadays witnessed a tremendous increase in the interest among the consumers due to their potential of providing health benefits. This volume is a compilation of phytochemicals and ...

540 pages |

Hardback | 01/2016 | 9781626990791 | #234342A | £138.00 Add to basket


Revision of the Asian Genus Pertya (Asteraceae, Pertyoideae)

Susana E Freire

Pertya Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae: Pertyoideae: Pertyeae) is an Asiatic genus, ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Pertya comprises 22 species of small shrubs: 16 species are endemic to China, one to Japan, one to China and ...

90 pages | b/w illustrations, distribution maps |

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781943751013 | #234414A | £32.99 Add to basket


Taxonomy of Wild Potatoes and Their Relatives in Southern South America (Solanum sects. Petota and Etuberosum)

David M Spooner, Natalia Alvarez, Iris E Peralta and Andrea M Clausen

Solanum L. section Petota Dumort., which includes the cultivated potato (S. tuberosum L.) and its wild relatives, is distributed from the southwestern United States to central Argentina, Uruguay, and adjacent ...

240 pages | illustrations, distribution maps |

Hardback | 12/2016 | 9780912861999 | #234413A | £74.99 Add to basket


The Living Jigsaw

The Secret Life in Your Garden

Val Bourne and Chris Packham

After decades of emphasis on pest control, often achieved through chemical means, gardeners around the world are beginning to come around to a new – or, really, old – way of thinking: a garden whose very diversity of plant and ...

240 pages | 200 colour photos |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781842466261 | #234411A | £19.99 Add to basket


The Resupinates of Hampshire

Paul Hugill and Alan Lucas

Resupinate fungi are often overlooked as they can be difficult to identify, an issue exacerbated by the lack of suitable reference literature. To address this issue, two members of the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group have compiled a ...

colour photos |

Paperback | 01/2017 | #234511A | £31.50 Add to basket


Wild Flowers of the Mani

A Comprehensive Photographic Identification Guide for the Flowers of the Mani Peninsula in Southern Greece

Roger Marchant

Wild Flowers of the Mani contains entries for more than 930 species of flowering plants, trees and ferns from the very floristically diverse and popular area of Southern Greece that is the Mani Peninsula. Every plant is illustrated ...

262 pages | colour photos, colour illustrations, 2 colour maps |

Hardback | 10/2016 | 9780957400375 | #234340A | £29.99 Add to basket


Wild Orchids of Cameron Highlands

Antony van der Ent, Cheam May Choo and Liau Tai Leong

The aim of this book is to showcase the beauty of wild orchids found in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. In the process the authors hope to create public awareness on the rich biodiversity present here and ...

208 pages | 313 colour photos |

Paperback | 01/2009 | 9789834444907 | #234426A | £84.99 Add to basket


Wild Plants of Southern Spain

A Guide to the Native Plants of Andalucia

Tony Hall

Southern Spain, and Andalucia in particular, is home to many common garden plants, including daffodils, lavenders and shrubs. And yet it is also one of the most florally diverse regions in the world. Wild Plants of Southern Spain ...

280 pages | 600+ colour photos, 500 colour distribution maps |

Paperback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781842466315 | #234388A | £29.99 Add to basket

Animal & General Biology

Animal Vocal Communication

Assessment and Management Roles

Eugene S Morton

How do animals communicate using sounds? How did animal vocal communication arise and evolve? Exploring a new way to conceptualize animal communication, this new edition moves beyond an earlier emphasis on the role of senders in managing ...

256 pages | 49 b/w illustrations, 5 tables |

Hardback | 04/1998 | 9780521324687 | #074302A | £83.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 11/2006 | 9780521031295 | #190738A | £39.99 Add to basket

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781107052253 | #234272A | £74.99 Add to basket


Deep Life

The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars, and Beyond

Tullis C Onstott

Deep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth's crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries by geomicrobiologists are helping the quest to find life in the ...

486 pages | 32 b/w photos, 19 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 11/2016 | 9780691096445 | #234467A | £27.95 Add to basket


Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates, Volume 6


Andreas Wanninger

This multi-author, six-volume work summarizes our current knowledge on the developmental biology of all major invertebrate animal phyla. The main aspects of cleavage, embryogenesis, organogenesis and gene expression are discussed in an ...

214 pages | 69 colour & 8 b/w photos and illustrations, colour tables |

Hardback | 09/2015 | 9783709118559 | #222220A | £62.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9783709119976 | #234314A | £62.99 Add to basket


I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour ...

362 pages | 8 plates with colour photos |

Hardback | 08/2016 | 9781847923288 | #230034A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 09/2017 | 9781784700171 | #234419A | £8.99 Add to basket


Lewin's Genes XII

Jocelyn E Krebs, Elliott S Goldstein and Stephen T Kilpatrick

Long considered the quintessential molecular biology textbook, for decades Lewin's Genes has provided the most modern presentation to this transformative and dynamic science. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic text ...

992 pages | illustrations |

Hardback | 01/1970 | 9781284104493 | #234370A | £69.99 Add to basket


Organic Chemistry

Marc G Loudon and Jim Parise

Loudon and Parise's Organic Chemistry is known for its clear writing, high standard of accuracy, and creative problems. This edition contains over 1,800 problems – many of them new and taken directly from the scientific ...

1648 pages | illustrations |

Hardback | 08/2015 | 9781936221349 | #232712A | £59.99 Add to basket


Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Rob Boddice

What is pain? Has the experience of pain always been the same? How is pain related to the emotions, to culture, and to pleasure? What happens to us when we feel pain? How does pain work in the body and in the brain? In this ...

144 pages | 15 b/w illustrations |

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780198738565 | #233633A | £7.99 Add to basket


Sex in the Sea

Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep

Marah J Hardt and Missy Chimovitz

Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome whilst holding their breath; full moon ...

286 pages | 8 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 02/2016 | 9781137279972 | #227065A | £19.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781250118592 | #234348A | £19.99 Add to basket


The Skeleton Revealed

An Illustrated Tour of the Vertebrates

Steve Huskey

The vertebrate skeleton is one of nature's most amazing feats. Composed of cartilage and bone, it forms the supportive structure for all the remaining aspects of our anatomy. Stripped of skin, we can see the body's fascinating ...

360 pages | 192 b/w photos |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781421421483 | #234434A | £31.99 Add to basket

Evolutionary Biology

Building Bones

Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

Christopher J Percival

Anthropologists study the changing shapes of the skeleton during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together examples of how novel methods and approaches can be used to expand our understanding of skeletal variation ...

332 pages | 48 b/w illustrations, 20 tables |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781107122789 | #232303A | £59.99 Add to basket


Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

How Culture Made the Human Mind

Kevin N Laland

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind – and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture – evolve from its ...

464 pages | 13 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780691151182 | #234278A | £27.95 Add to basket


Evolution's Bite

A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins

Peter S Ungar

Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite ...

280 pages | 25 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691160535 | #234265A | £24.95 Add to basket


Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels

How Human Values Evolve

Ian Morris and Stephen Macedo

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10 000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite ...

360 pages | 2 b/w photos, 26 b/w illustrations, 4 maps |

Hardback | 02/2015 | 9780691160399 | #221173A | £24.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 06/2017 | 9780691175898 | #234286A | £14.95 Add to basket


How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)

Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs – they are foxes. They are the result of ...

240 pages | 17 colour plates |

Hardback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780226444185 | #234468A | £19.50 Add to basket


Mate Choice

The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Gil G Rosenthal

The popular consensus on mate choice has long been that females select mates likely to pass good genes to offspring. In Mate Choice, Gil Rosenthal overturns much of this conventional wisdom. Providing the first synthesis of the ...

664 pages | 24 b/w photos, 99 b/w illustrations, 4 tables |

Hardback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780691150673 | #234284A | £45.95 Add to basket


Prehension: The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity

Colin McGinn

Prehension: The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity is a hymn to the hand. In Prehension, Colin McGinn links questions from science to philosophical concerns to consider something that we take for granted: the importance ...

208 pages |

Hardback | 09/2015 | 9780262029322 | #224127A | £20.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780262533645 | #234309A | £14.95 Add to basket


The Evolution of Desire

Strategies of Human Mating

David M Buss

If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human ...

368 pages |

Paperback | 10/2016 | 9780465097760 | #234425A | £12.99 Add to basket


The Human Advantage

A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time ...

272 pages | 79 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 04/2016 | 9780262034258 | #227785A | £24.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780262533539 | #234308A | £14.95 Add to basket


The Invaders

How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction

Pat Shipman

With their large brains, sturdy physique, sophisticated tools, and hunting skills, Neanderthals are the closest known relatives to humans. Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary ...

266 pages | 19 b/w photos, 4 b/w illustrations, 2 tables |

Hardback | 04/2015 | 9780674736764 | #221390A | £23.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780674975415 | #234418A | £15.95 Add to basket


The Journey of Man

A Genetic Odyssey

Spencer Wells

Around 60,000 years ago, a man – identical to us in all important respects – lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up father of us all? What happened to the descendants ...

240 pages | 54 b/w photos, 3 maps |

Paperback | 12/2003 | 9780141008325 | #142073A | £11.99 Add to basket

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Hardback | 12/2002 | 9780691115320 | #234290A | £28.95 Add to basket


The Princeton Guide to Evolution

Jonathan B Losos, David A Baum, Douglas J Futuyma, Hopi E Hoekstra, Richard E Lenski and All Moore

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary ...

853 pages | 4 b/w photos, 16 colour & 97 b/w illustrations, 1 map, 23 tables |

Hardback | 12/2013 | 9780691149776 | #206594A | £51.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780691175874 | #234293A | £45.95 Add to basket


Why Only Us

Language and Evolution

Robert C Berwick and Noam Chomsky

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in conversations. This remarkable, species ...

224 pages | 4 colour & 7 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 03/2016 | 9780262034241 | #227679A | £18.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780262533492 | #234307A | £13.95 Add to basket


Comparative Ecology of Microorganisms and Macroorganisms

John H Andrews

This second edition textbook offers an expanded conceptual synthesis of microbial ecology with plant and animal ecology. Drawing on examples from the biology of microorganisms and macroorganisms.

410 pages | 68 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781493968954 | #234244A | £55.99 Add to basket


Ecological Forecasting

Michael C Dietze

Ecologists are being asked to respond to unprecedented environmental challenges. How can they provide the best available scientific information about what will happen in the future? Ecological Forecasting is the first book to ...

288 pages | 1 b/w photo, 81 b/w illustrations, 6 tables |

Hardback | NYP 06/2017 | 9780691160573 | #234285A | £54.95 Add to basket

Habitats & Ecosystems

Floodplain Forests of the Temperate Zone of Europe

Emil Klimo, Herbert Hager, Slavko Matic, Igor Anic and Jirí Kulhavó

The aim of this comprehensive publication is to gather information on the status and importance of floodplain forests in Europe (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands ...

623 pages | photos, illustrations, maps |

Hardback | 01/2008 | 9788087154168 | #234361A | £93.99 Add to basket


Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services

Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services

Jeffrey J Opperman, Peter B Moyle, Eric W Larsen, Joan L Florsheim and Amber D Manfree

Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes and how these ...

280 pages | 49 illustrations |

Hardback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780520293069 | #234303A | £70.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 07/2017 | 9780520294103 | #234304A | £37.95 Add to basket


Freshwater Ecosystems and the Carbon Cycle

Jonathan J Cole and Otto Kinne

In EE Book 18, Jon Cole examines the role of freshwater ecosystems in the global carbon cycle and subsequently focuses on terrestrial subsidies to lake food webreeding season. He analyzes the complex mechanisms responsible for converting ...

125 pages | 33 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2013 | 9783946729181 | #144855A | £27.99 Add to basket


Rivers of the Anthropocene

Jason M Kelly, Philip Scarpino, Helen Berry, James PM Syvitski and Michel Meybeck

This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working ...

196 pages | 30 b/w photos, 25 illustrations, 3 tables |

Paperback | NYP 06/2017 | 9780520295025 | #234305A | £27.95 Add to basket


The Soils of Wisconsin

James G Bockheim and Alfred E Hartemink

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive report on the soils of Wisconsin, a state that offers a rich tapestry of soils. It discusses the relevant soil forming factors and soil processes in detail and subsequently reviews the ...

154 pages | 144 colour & 45 b/w illustrations, 150 colour tables |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9783319521435 | #234373A | £64.99 Add to basket

Conservation & Biodiversity

Insect Conservation and Urban Environments

Tim R New

Includes chapters on assessing changes among assemblages and in individual species, the variety of general threats (notably habitat changes and impacts of alien species) and more particularly urban threats. The first global overview and ...

244 pages | 13 colour photos, 48 b/w illustrations, 32 tables |

Hardback | 09/2015 | 9783319212234 | #224316A | £108.00 Add to basket

Paperback | 12/2016 | 9783319367682 | #234313A | £108.00 Add to basket


What Works in Conservation

William J Sutherland, Lynn V Dicks, Nancy Ockendon and Rebecca K Smith

- Is leaving headlands in fields unsprayed beneficial for wildlife? - Is paying farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures effective? - Is using prescribed fire beneficial for young trees in forests?

338 pages | colour tables |

Paperback | 07/2015 | 9781783741571 | #225390A | £17.54 Add to basket

Hardback | 07/2015 | 9781783741588 | #225391A | £65.99 Add to basket

Paperback | 01/2017 | 9781783743087 | #234189A | £28.50 Add to basket

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9781783743094 | #234190A | £42.50 Add to basket


Whittled Away

Ireland's Vanishing Nature

Padraig Fogarty

"Ireland's natural heritage is being steadily whittled away by human exploitation, pollution and other aspects of modern development. This could represent a serious loss to the nation." – Irish Government Report ...

300 pages | b/w photos |

Hardback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781848893108 | #234475A | £15.99 Add to basket


Wildlife Politics

Bruce Rocheleau

Attitudes towards charismatic animals such as tigers, lions, bears and wolves vary greatly and change over time, resulting in bitter political debates. This comprehensive book identifies and analyses the factors that influence policies ...

450 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9781107187306 | #234444A | £44.99 Add to basket

Environmental Science

Climate Change

HRH The Prince Of Wales, Tony Juniper and Emily Shuckburgh

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist ...

56 pages | colour illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2017 | 9780718185855 | #234510A | £7.99 Add to basket

Physical Sciences

15 Million Degrees

A Journey to the Centre of the Sun

Lucie Green

Light takes 8 minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them?

296 pages | 8 plates with 18 colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 05/2016 | 9780670922185 | #212917A | £18.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780241963555 | #234328A | £9.99 Add to basket


Colliding Continents

A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, & Tibet

Mike Searle

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram – one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of ...

438 pages | colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 03/2013 | 9780199653003 | #201148A | £16.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 10/2017 | 9780198798514 | #234407A | £18.99 Add to basket


Cometography: A Catalog of Comets, Volume 6: 1983-1993

Gary W Kronk

Cometography is a multi-volume catalog of every comet observed from ancient times up to the 1990s, when the internet took off as a medium of scientific record. It uses the most reliable orbits known to determine the distances from ...

632 pages |

Hardback | NYP 04/2017 | 9780521872164 | #234443A | £180.00 Add to basket


Forces of Nature

Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

"Why is the sky blue?" "Why is the Earth round?" "Why is every snowflake unique?" To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox will reveal some of the most extraordinary ...

288 pages | colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 07/2016 | 9780007488827 | #197879A | £24.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780008210038 | #234326A | £8.99 Add to basket


From Dust to Life

The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the ...

299 pages | 41 b/w photos, 19 b/w illustrations, 7 tables |

Hardback | 12/2013 | 9780691145228 | #206496A | £14.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780691175706 | #234292A | £18.95 Add to basket


Nature's Third Cycle

A Story of Sunspots

Arnab Rai Choudhuri and Nigel O Weiss

The cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons are two familiar natural cycles around which many human activities are organized. But is there a third natural cycle of importance for us humans? On 13 March 1989, six million people in ...

304 pages | 78 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 01/2015 | 9780199674756 | #218577A | £24.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 08/2017 | 9780198807643 | #234417A | £14.99 Add to basket


The Continental Drift Controversy (4-Volume Set)

Henry R Frankel

Resolution of the sixty-year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth Science. This four-volume treatise on the continental drift controversy is the first complete history ...

2280 pages | 227 b/w illustrations |

Hardback | 05/2012 | 9780521875073 | #196342A | £309.00 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781316616512 | #234338A | £150.00 Add to basket


The Continental Drift Controversy, Volume 1

Wegener and the Early Debate

Henry R Frankel

Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth Science. This three-volume treatise on the continental drift controversy is the first complete ...

604 pages | 36 b/w illustrations and maps |

Hardback | 04/2012 | 9780521875042 | #190461A | £124.00 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 02/2017 | 9781316616048 | #234266A | £44.99 Add to basket


The Quaternary Glaciation of the Mourne Mountains

Field Guide

S Roberson, I Barr and M Cooper

This field guide was produced to accompany the joint QRA - GLWG - IQUA Field Meeting to the Mourne Mountains, a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland, 27th – 30th October 2016.

163 pages | illustrations, maps |

Paperback | 10/2016 | 9780907780236 | #234422A | £36.99 Add to basket


The Serengeti Rules

The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why it Matters

Sean B Carroll

How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream?

263 pages | 18 b/w photos, 26 b/w illustrations, 1 b/w map |

Hardback | 02/2016 | 9780691167428 | #225742A | £19.95 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9780691175683 | #234241A | £14.95 Add to basket

Sustainable Development

Dry Stone Walling Techniques & Traditions

The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA)

This book is an approachable and fascinating look at the traditional craft of dry stone walling. Written in plain language, it offers a practical guide to the techniques used in different parts of the country and gives background details ...

112 pages | colour photos and b/w illustrations |

Paperback | 01/2004 | 9780951230688 | #234254A | £12.50 Add to basket


How Did We Get into This Mess?

Politics, Equality, Nature

George Monbiot

This collection of previously published articles gives an overview of some of the things George Monbiot tries to fight: undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, environmental destruction, injustice, inequality and the ...

342 pages | no illustrations |

Hardback | 04/2016 | 9781784783624 | #227847A | £16.99 Add to basket

Paperback | NYP 03/2017 | 9781786630780 | #234384A | £9.99 Add to basket


In Pursuit of Giants

One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish

Matt Rigney

For millennia the great fish – marlin, bluefin tuna, and swordfish – have reigned over the world's oceans and awed human beings. Naturalists, photographers, sportfishermen, and writers from Zane Grey to Ernest Hemingway ...

336 pages | 20 photos, 1 map |

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9781512600674 | #234387A | £16.99 Add to basket


The Reducetarian Solution

How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet

Brian Kateman and Mark Bittman

Brian Kateman coined the term "Reducetarian" – a person who is deliberately reducing his or her consumption of meat – and a global movement was born. In The Reducetarian Solution, Kateman, the founder of the ...

320 pages |

Paperback | NYP 05/2017 | 9780143129714 | #234397A | £18.99 Add to basket

Data Analysis

Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations

David L Thompson, Evan G Cooch and Michael J Conroy

Much of biology can be understood in terms of demography. It is the demographic processes of birth and death which govern rates of population growth and the rates at which gene frequencies change. The analysis of demographic processes in ...

1131 pages | b/w illustrations, tables |

Hardback | 02/2009 | 9780387781501 | #181822A | £170.50 Add to basket

Paperback | 05/2016 | 9781489979100 | #234447A | £170.50 Add to basket