British Garden Wildlife

A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species
Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000736394X
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Gardens mean different things to different people. For some, they are merely another room, an outdoor extension to the house. For others, they are places of relaxation that provide an escape from the outside world. But for most garden owners, the relationship with their plot of land is much more than simply passive: passionate and committed, they enjoy gardening for its own sake, and part of the fun is the prospect of connecting with nature, be it with the plants they cultivate and nurture or with the diverse native wildlife that finds its way into their gardens. This comprehensive photographic guide helps nature enthusiasts to identify the native plants and animals they come across in their gardens, be they welcome or otherwise. Learning about any given species' requirements and its role in garden ecology will allow gardeners to adapt their approach to gardening, enabling them to encourage wildlife while also protecting plants from damage. This reference includes birds, mammals, insects, spiders, trees, wildflowers, fungi, and pond life, along with features on bird nests and eggs and tracks, trails, and signs. Detailed photographs and species descriptions help readers identify each species quickly and easily.

Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic Guide to every common species


Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008144591
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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An essential guide to every species of tree found in the British Isles – outside of arboretums

Collins Complete Guide to British Wildlife

A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species
Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007236831
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to every species of British wildlife, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts. Collins Complete Guide to British Wildlife allows everyone to identify any of the wildlife found in Britain and Ireland. By only covering Britain and Ireland, fewer species are included than in many broader European guides, making it quicker and easier for the reader to accurately identify what they have found. The book is illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout, featuring the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates you are most likely to see, as well as all the common plants. Over 1,500 detailed photographs help you identify the plants and animals with ease, and each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference.

Ходячий замок


Author: Диана Уинн Джонс
Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус
ISBN: 5389065344
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Софи живет в сказочной стране, где ведьмы и русалки, семимильные сапоги и говорящие собаки — обычное дело. Поэтому, когда на нее обрушивается ужасное проклятие коварной Болотной Ведьмы, Софи ничего не остается, как обратиться за помощью к таинственному чародею Хоулу, обитающему в Ходячем замке. Однако, чтобы освободиться от чар, Софи предстоит разгадать немало загадок и прожить в замке у Хоула гораздо дольше, чем она рассчитывала. А для этого нужно подружиться с огненным демоном, поймать падающую звезду, подслушать пение русалок, отыскать мандрагору и многое, многое другое.

Collins Complete Guide to British Birds


Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007236862
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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A complete photoguide to all the birds of Britain from the best nature publisher in the UK Collins Complete Guide to British Birds makes bird identification easier than ever before. It is the most complete photographic guide to British birds ever published and the only one to be designed to give everything that you need on each spread in a simple-to-use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls, and where they are most likely to be found. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and maps to show where in Britain the birds are found and at what time of year, this accessible guide also features cross-references to similar-looking species, containing everything a birdwatcher needs to know in one, easy-to-use, portable volume. It is the perfect photographic field guide for the birdwatching beginner.

Complete British Animals


Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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This photographic field guide to all mammals, reptiles and amphibians in Britain, including all the common domestic animals, is a comprehensive guide to identification of species. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, maps, numerous photographs, observation tips, and information about its habitat, tracks, and natural history.

Collins Complete Irish Wildlife


Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007349513
Category: Photography
Page: 320
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Rev. ed. of: Complete Irish wildlife. 2004.

Nick Baker's Bug Book

Discover the World of the Mini-beast!
Author: Nick Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472922107
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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We are all fascinated by, and often wary of, the tiny animals that creep and crawl in our gardens or lurk in the dark corners of our homes, but how much do we really know about insects and their relatives? Nick Baker's Bug Book aims to encourage our understanding of all types of bugs by providing practical information and fun activities. Learn how to determine the sex of a spider, how to look after ants in a home-made formicarium and even how to rear your own dragonflies. Packed with details on essential equipment for bug watching and collecting, informative illustrations and close-up photography, this book is essential reading for budding entomologists of all ages.

Nudge

Архитектура выбора
Author: Ричард Талер,Касс Санстейн
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001007852
Category:
Page: 240
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Ведущие специалисты в области поведенческой экономики Ричард Талер и Кесс Сэнстайн доходчиво и увлекательно рассказывают о том, как и почему мы делаем выбор. С помощью специальных уловок можно подтолкнуть людей к правильному выбору - какой бы области жизни это ни касалось.

Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers


Author: Christinea Donnelly
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 185604761X
Category: Information resources
Page: 323
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A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.

Девушка из замка


Author: Санта Монтефиоре
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 617123799X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Дикая, как кошка, Китти Деверилл, англо-ирландка с огненными волосами, и Брайди Дойл, дочь повара, наслаждаются своей юностью в величественном поместье — замке Деверилл. Но мирная жизнь оказывается под угрозой: борьба Ирландии за независимость достигает и их тихого уголка. Война стоит на пороге. Китти, влюбленная в ирландского повстанца Джека О’Лири, разрывается между семейным долгом и любовью к Ирландии и Джеку… Брайди переживает свою личную трагедию. Мир этих девушек, разорванный на части предательством и обманом, превратился в пепел. Единственное, что их объединяет, — искренняя любовь к замку Деверилл и все воспоминания, связанные с ним…

Collins Life-Size Birds: The Only Guide to Show British Birds at Their Actual Size


Author: Paul Sterry,Rob Read
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008218737
Category: Nature
Page: 448
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Collins Life-Size Birds is a photographic celebration of Britain and northern Europe s richly varied birdlife. The photographs are gloriously detailed, appealing to both beginners and experienced birdwatchers. For decades, bird photography has been used to capture and create images of these photogenic subjects. Recent advances in technology mean that digital imaging has come of age and, as a result, contemporary photographs of birds can reveal as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye and the bird in the hand. This has allowed the creation of a book that depicts birds in intricate detail at life size, as well as larger than life in the case of many smaller species. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size. The photographs used throughout the book have been chosen carefully to show not only important identification features but also to depict a bird s typical posture, be that perched, standing, swimming or in flight. As many plumage variations as possible have been included. Annotations highlight key identification features that are discussed in the text. For each species the main text contains descriptions of plumage and structural features that are useful for identification, plus further information about habits and behaviour. In addition, a fact file section covers key details for each species: Common name; Scientific name; Length (an average, measured from bill tip to the end of the tail; Wingspan (an average, measured from wingtip to wingtip); Habitat (or habitats, if these differ seasonally); Food; Status; and Voice. "

A Natural History of the Hedgerow

and ditches, dykes and dry stone walls
Author: John Wright
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847659357
Category: Nature
Page: 316
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It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our landscape and our fellow species. One of Britain's best known naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (as well as ditches, dykes and dry stone walls) - from the arrival of the first settlers in the British Isles to the modern day, when we have finally begun to recognise the importance of these unique ecosystems. His intimate knowledge of the countryside and its inhabitants brings this guide to life, whether discussing the skills and craft of hedge maintenance or the rich variety of animals, plants, algae and fungi who call them home. Informative, practical, entertaining and richly illustrated in colour throughout, A Natural History of the Hedgerow is a book to stuff into your pocket for country walks in every season, or to savour in winter before a roaring fire.

Collins BTO Guide to British Birds


Author: Paul Sterry,Paul Stancliffe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007551538
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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In a unique new collaboration, Collins have paired up with the respected British Trust for Ornithology, bringing together the most authoritative and up-to-date information in this new field guide to the common birds of Britain and Ireland.

Collins Life-Sized Birds


Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780008181116
Category:
Page: N.A
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Collins Complete Guide to British Insects


Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: Harper Uk
ISBN: 9780007298990
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain and Ireland that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot, this collection of 1,500 species is illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification, including photographs of larvae. Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference, and differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion. Information is given on when to look and where to find each species. Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, and ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

Booze for Free

The Definitive Guide to Making Beer, Wines, Cocktail Bases, Ciders, and Other Dr inks at Home
Author: Andy Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602864
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Your bar tab doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn how to grow, forage, and brew your way to good spirits with the same amount of helpful facts and fun that stirred the moonshine craze! A single cocktail can cost you $15 in a bar or restaurant. But home brewer and self-sufficiency expert Andy Hamilton can show you how easy and economical it can be to make simple hop brews, exquisite wines, and delicious infused spirits—all from easily grown or foraged ingredients. Booze for Free shares a wealth of valuable information, including: • Home-brewing 101 • How to turn your garden into a drinker’s paradise • Where and how to forage with success • How to make more than 100 delicious drinks to your preferred taste and strength--quickly, cheaply and with minimum fuss • And more! For readers who love THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST, a guide to making delicious (and inexpensive!) beverages at home.

Красавица


Author: Скотт Вестерфельд
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041252149
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Преодолев все препятствия, Тэлли Янгблад все-таки стала красавицей. Теперь она живет с другими идеальными людьми в Нью-Красотауне, у нее самый классный парень, она безумно популярна и каждый день ее жизни похож на один большой бесконечный праздник! Однако, несмотря на это, Тэлли не покидает навязчивое чувство, что что-то не так, но она не может понять, что именно... Пока однажды не получает письмо, которое написала сама себе перед Операцией Красоты. Прочитав его, девушка вспоминает, какую цену все обитатели Нью-Красотауна заплатили за беззаботную жизнь – операция превратила их в марионеток, оставив церебральные микротравмы. Теперь Тэлли одна из немногих, кто знает жуткую правду, и готова испытать на себе лекарство, способное ликвидировать изменения в сознании. Но провести этот эксперимент будет не так уж просто, ведь чрезвычайники не собираются щадить никого из тех, кто обладает секретной информацией...

Моя семья и другие звери


Author: Джеральд Даррелл
Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус
ISBN: 5389145461
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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«Моя семья и другие звери» — это «книга, завораживающая в буквальном смысле слова» (Sunday Times) и «самая восхитительная идиллия, какую только можно вообразить» (The New Yorker). С неизменной любовью, безупречной точностью и неподражаемым юмором Даррелл рассказывает о пятилетнем пребывании своей семьи (в том числе старшего брата Ларри, то есть Лоуренса Даррелла — будущего автора знаменитого «Александрийского квартета») на греческом острове Корфу. И сам этот роман, и его продолжения разошлись по миру многомиллионными тиражами, стали настольными книгами уже у нескольких поколений читателей, а в Англии даже вошли в школьную программу. «Трилогия о Корфу» трижды переносилась на телеэкран, причем последний раз — в 2016 году, когда британская компания ITV выпустила первый сезон сериала «Дарреллы», одним из постановщиков которого выступил Эдвард Холл («Аббатство Даунтон», «Мисс Марпл Агаты Кристи»). Роман публикуется в новом (и впервые — в полном) переводе, выполненном Сергеем Таском, чьи переводы Тома Вулфа и Джона Ле Карре, Стивена Кинга и Пола Остера, Иэна Макьюэна, Ричарда Йейтса и Фрэнсиса Скотта Фицджеральда уже стали классическими.

День муравья

Roman
Author: Бернар Вербер
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5790542751
Category: Fiction
Page: 514
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Этот многомиллионный город занимает на поверхности земли всего два квадратных метра! Его жильцы — самые трудолюбивые существа в мире! Их умение подчиняться правилам — мечта любого диктатора! Их интеллекту можно только позавидовать! Они — муравьи! И они живут среди нас. Или это мы живем среди них? Чья цивилизация окажется жизнеспособнее?