Sale! Britain’s Day-Flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain and Ireland
Britain’s Day-Flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain and Ireland
This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 155 day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, Britain's Day-Flying Moths makes a perfect travelling companion – one that will increase your enjoyment of these colourful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. Paperback ISBN: 9780691158327 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 155 day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, Britain’s Day-Flying Moths makes a perfect travelling companion – one that will increase your enjoyment of these colourful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day.

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ISBN: 9780691158327

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A Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
A Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
Are you overwhelmed by Agrostis? Confused by Carex? Jittery about your Juncus? This book aims to simplify the identification of this fascinating group of plants, using characters that are both easy to spot in the field and simple to remember. Over 100 species are described, focussing on key features of both their genus and species. Spiralbound By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Are you overwhelmed by Agrostis? Confused by Carex? Jittery about your Juncus?

This book aims to simplify the identification of this fascinating group of plants, using characters that are both easy to spot in the field and simple to remember. Over 100 species are described, focussing on key features of both their genus and species.

Spiralbound

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Sale! Beetles
Beetles
Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour. Beetles occur everywhere, and do everything. And yet they form a clearly discrete insect group, typically characterised by their attractively compact form, with flight wings folded neatly under smooth hard wing-cases. Almost anyone could recognise a beetle, indeed many are intimately associated with human society. Groups like ladybirds are familiar to us from a very young age. Large stag beetles and handsome chafers are celebrated for their imposing size and bright colours. The sacred scarabs of the ancient Egyptians were given iconic, if not god-like, status and even though the exact religious meanings may be fading after three millennia, their bewitching jewellery and monumental statuary inspire us still. ISBN: 9780008149529 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour.

Beetles occur everywhere, and do everything. And yet they form a clearly discrete insect group, typically characterised by their attractively compact form, with flight wings folded neatly under smooth hard wing-cases. Almost anyone could recognise a beetle, indeed many are intimately associated with human society. Groups like ladybirds are familiar to us from a very young age. Large stag beetles and handsome chafers are celebrated for their imposing size and bright colours. The sacred scarabs of the ancient Egyptians were given iconic, if not god-like, status and even though the exact religious meanings may be fading after three millennia, their bewitching jewellery and monumental statuary inspire us still.

ISBN: 9780008149529

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Sale! Britain’s Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland
Britain’s Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland
Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species. Britain's Mammals features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species. Paperback ISBN: 9780691156972 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Britain’s Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species. Britain’s Mammals features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species.

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ISBN: 9780691156972

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Sale! Britain’s Spiders: A Field Guide
Britain’s Spiders: A Field Guide
Britain's Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification. Britain's Spiders pushes the boundaries of field identification for this challenging group by combining information on features that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens with additional evidence from webs, egg-sacs, behaviour, phenology, habitats and distributions. Individual accounts cover 395 of Britain's approximately 670 species, with the limitations to field identification clearly explained. Paperback ISBN: 9780691165295 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Britain’s Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification. Britain’s Spiders pushes the boundaries of field identification for this challenging group by combining information on features that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens with additional evidence from webs, egg-sacs, behaviour, phenology, habitats and distributions. Individual accounts cover 395 of Britain’s approximately 670 species, with the limitations to field identification clearly explained.

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ISBN: 9780691165295

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Sale! Farming and Birds
Farming and Birds
Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed. Each major change in land use has brought changes to the native plants and animals, continually altering the distribution and abundance of species. This is apparent from the changes in vegetation and animal populations that were documented in historical times, but even more so in those that have occurred since the Second World War. Hardback ISBN: 9780008147891 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed. Each major change in land use has brought changes to the native plants and animals, continually altering the distribution and abundance of species. This is apparent from the changes in vegetation and animal populations that were documented in historical times, but even more so in those that have occurred since the Second World War.

Hardback

ISBN: 9780008147891

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Sale! Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland
Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland
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Available for pre-order: Due Nov 2018
This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in Britain and Ireland in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-six species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland will help to break down the identification barriers. Each species account includes a description of field characters, similar species, life-cycle, food source, habitat and distribution. The guide also coves natural enemies and community interactions, as well as potential new arrivals. Combined with Richard Lewington's peerless artwork, this is a book to treasure. ISBN: 9781472935687 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Paperback 
Available for pre-order: Due Nov 2018

This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in Britain and Ireland in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-six species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland will help to break down the identification barriers. Each species account includes a description of field characters, similar species, life-cycle, food source, habitat and distribution. The guide also coves natural enemies and community interactions, as well as potential new arrivals. Combined with Richard Lewington’s peerless artwork, this is a book to treasure.

ISBN: 9781472935687

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Sale! Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide
Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide
Until recently, gulls were a group that inspired dread among birders, due to the bewildering variety of plumages, age-groups, and races, many of which are very difficult indeed to separate, even to species. Things changed in 2003 with the publication of Klaus Malling Olsen's Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America (Christopher Helm), a plate-based title that made accurate identification of gulls a realistic possibility for the first time. Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide is a companion and successor to that seminal work. This book represents the definitive photographic guide to gulls, by the world's greatest authority on gull identification. ISBN: 9781408181645 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.  
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Until recently, gulls were a group that inspired dread among birders, due to the bewildering variety of plumages, age-groups, and races, many of which are very difficult indeed to separate, even to species. Things changed in 2003 with the publication of Klaus Malling Olsen’s Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America (Christopher Helm), a plate-based title that made accurate identification of gulls a realistic possibility for the first time. Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide is a companion and successor to that seminal work. This book represents the definitive photographic guide to gulls, by the world’s greatest authority on gull identification.

ISBN: 9781408181645

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Sale! Hedgehog
Hedgehog
The hedgehog is regularly voted Britain's favourite mammal, and yet we know surprisingly little about the life of this spiny mammal. Pat Morris provides an all-encompassing new study of the hedgehog and its habitat, shedding new light on conservation efforts crucial to the survival of this charming creature of our countryside. Hardback ISBN: 9780008235703 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.  
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The hedgehog is regularly voted Britain’s favourite mammal, and yet we know surprisingly little about the life of this spiny mammal. Pat Morris provides an all-encompassing new study of the hedgehog and its habitat, shedding new light on conservation efforts crucial to the survival of this charming creature of our countryside.

Hardback

ISBN: 9780008235703

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Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand
Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand
his English version of Guide d'Identification des Oiseaux en Main, updated with 51 extra species, gives all ornithologists who handle birds the essential information regarding accurate identification of species and subspecies, measurements, moult, sex and age. The 301 species (154 non-passerines and 147 passerines) most frequently caught in Western Europe by general ringers are presented in detail. To avoid mistakes, identification is systematically compared with species of similar appearance, which represents a total of more than 550 treated species. Homogenous treatment of all species groups precludes the recurrent pitfalls of using various books with variable modes of presentation and means fewer books to carry. ISBN: 9782955501900 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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his English version of Guide d’Identification des Oiseaux en Main, updated with 51 extra species, gives all ornithologists who handle birds the essential information regarding accurate identification of species and subspecies, measurements, moult, sex and age.

The 301 species (154 non-passerines and 147 passerines) most frequently caught in Western Europe by general ringers are presented in detail. To avoid mistakes, identification is systematically compared with species of similar appearance, which represents a total of more than 550 treated species. Homogenous treatment of all species groups precludes the recurrent pitfalls of using various books with variable modes of presentation and means fewer books to carry.

ISBN: 9782955501900

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Sale! Saltmarsh
Saltmarsh
Saltmarshes are both highly dynamic and hugely diverse. In Britain, wetlands with salt-tolerant plants occur not only along the coast, but also surprisingly further inland, along tidal rivers and even roads, as a result of the spread of de-icing salt. In this welcome addition to the current literature on the subject, Clive Chatters celebrates some of our most exciting and exceptional saltmarshes. Providing nursery sites for fish, feeding grounds for wintering birds and breeding grounds for waders, as well as supporting a huge variety of invertebrates, they are excellent spots for wildlife. Distinct zones of salt-tolerant vegetation communities and the great diversity of interfaces between saltmarshes and other habitats add to their appeal as a habitat that is worth exploring. ISBN: 9781472933591 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Saltmarshes are both highly dynamic and hugely diverse. In Britain, wetlands with salt-tolerant plants occur not only along the coast, but also surprisingly further inland, along tidal rivers and even roads, as a result of the spread of de-icing salt.

In this welcome addition to the current literature on the subject, Clive Chatters celebrates some of our most exciting and exceptional saltmarshes. Providing nursery sites for fish, feeding grounds for wintering birds and breeding grounds for waders, as well as supporting a huge variety of invertebrates, they are excellent spots for wildlife. Distinct zones of salt-tolerant vegetation communities and the great diversity of interfaces between saltmarshes and other habitats add to their appeal as a habitat that is worth exploring.

ISBN: 9781472933591

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Sale! Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Whether local or visiting, expert or novice, Where to watch birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is the essential guide for any active birdwatcher in these counties. All significant birdwatching areas in the region are analysed under the headings 'Habitat', 'Timing', 'Access' and 'Calendar', providing all the information necessary to make the most of each and every trip, whatever the time of year. This substantially revised and expanded edition has new chapters, details of 'clusters' of sites easily accessible from particular holiday or population centres, additional information on access for the car-bound or disabled, as well as numerous examples of recent occurrences and significant status changes. ISBN: 9780713688139 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Whether local or visiting, expert or novice, Where to watch birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is the essential guide for any active birdwatcher in these counties. All significant birdwatching areas in the region are analysed under the headings ‘Habitat’, ‘Timing’, ‘Access’ and ‘Calendar’, providing all the information necessary to make the most of each and every trip, whatever the time of year. This substantially revised and expanded edition has new chapters, details of ‘clusters’ of sites easily accessible from particular holiday or population centres, additional information on access for the car-bound or disabled, as well as numerous examples of recent occurrences and significant status changes.

ISBN: 9780713688139

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£18.99 £11.99 Buy from NHBS