“Fascinating but frightening, compelling and concerning ... this book brings together all you need to know about how the climate is impacting wildlife.” CHRIS PACKHAM There is no escaping the fact that the British climate is changing, and our wildlife is changing with it. In this remarkable account, Trevor Beebee examines the story so far for our plant, fungi and animal species. Warmer and wetter winters, combined with longer summers, have worked to the advantage of plants such as the rare Lady Orchid, and a whole range of insects. The UK is also hosting new arrivals that come in on the wing. But there is adversity, too. Alpine plants and seabirds – particularly Kittiwakes – are suffering declines as our countryside warms. Given the evidence so far, can we predict what the future holds for our British ecosystems?
Within the British bug fauna a familiar pattern is repeated: many species show northward range extensions, though for this group of insects there is a particular need for caution because recording effort has been patchier than for the ...
Author: Trevor Beebee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Identifying British wildlife is quick and easy with this complete practical field guide to the native animals, plants, and fungi of Britain and Ireland. The pocket-sized format means Pocket Nature Wildlife of Britain is perfectly portable and ideal for slipping into your rucksack while rambling or popping into the glove compartment for trips further afield. Packed with in-situ photography and text written by experts, this indispensible wildlife book covers everything from trees, wild flowers, and fungi to wild animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. The book is organized into groups that are easily understood and recognized by the complete novice. Coverage is comprehensive, with over 1,000 native species covered. Each entry includes a prominent photo of the subject for identification, supporting photos that show important details or variations, and a data panel to summarize key facts consistently. A simple text profile picks out the most useful details to aid accurate identification and provides interesting background information. Maps show you where you can expect to find a species, so you can plan your spotting and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. From the Hummingbird Hawk-Moth to the False Deathcap fungus, Pocket Nature Wildlife of Britain is the ideal guide to British wildlife for all the family.
Vanessa atalanta ( Nymphalidae ) The fact that it is a frequent visitor to gardens , along with its bright colours and distinctive markings , makes the Red Admiral one of the Britain's most familiar butterflies .
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
This reader brings together material from ecological thought, environmental policy, environmental philosophy, social and political thought, historical sociology and cultural studies. The extracts tell the story of the way the natural environment has been understood in the modern world and how this has recently been questioned as contemporary societies are seen as characterised by uncertainty and complexity. The literature guides the reader through the conventiaonal grounds for thinking about rights and obligations in relation to future generations, non-human animals and the biotic commununities, bringing each into question. This then leads into a critical examination of social and political theories and their capacity for drawing on ecological thought. Each of the seven sections of readings is introduced by the editor who locates the set of readings within the specific themes and issues at the heart of each section. This broad-reaching and thought-provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of response to environmental problems both within and between anthropocentric and ecocentric approaches and will encourage the reader to examine how they are manifested in the areas of environmental ethics, policy analysis and social and political theory.
Seeing the structures that traditionally supported our wildlife slipping away—apparently for the very best of ... organisms in its own right, but one which contains very few of the plants and animals we are most familiar with.
Author: Mark J. Smith
1996 , S. 130ff ) einführt , kann dabei behilflich sein , Clive Landens Serie Familiar British Wildlife ( Die heimische Fauna Großbritanniens ) zu verstehen . Foster ruft seinen Lesern in Bezug auf das Trauma Freuds Konzept der ...
DVD HOW TO Escape into Britain 100 NATURE & WILDLIFE LIVING BRITAIN sy YO DAE SITTER 100 WAYS TO TAKE BETTER NATURE AND ... the reader is left in no doubt that Guy's photographic skills extend well beyond his familiar landscapes .
Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE 2017 Can Britain make room for wildlife? Stephen Moss believes it can. The newspaper headlines tell us that Britain’s wildlife is in trouble. It’s not just rare creatures that are vanishing, hares and hedgehogs, skylarks and water voles, even the humble house sparrow, are in freefall. But there is also good news. Otters have returned to the River Tyne; there are now beavers on the River Otter; and peregrines have taken up residence in the heart of London. Stephen Moss travels the length and breadth of the UK, from the remote archipelago of St Kilda to our inner cities, to witness at first-hand how our wild creatures are faring and ask how we can bring back Britain’s wildlife.
Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife Stephen Moss. It's not the only familiar farmland species that has disappeared from vast swathes of the countryside. At first glance, a corn bunting looks rather like a sparrow that has let itself go to ...
Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis andinvolves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years,care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority andeuthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over thepast twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part ofeveryday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, thissecond edition provides even more useful information on wildlifecare and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range ofspecies, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians,this edition now includes information on many 'alien' speciesappearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boarand exotic reptiles. In this edition: * Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing,and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursingtraining; * Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitationwho has unparalleled practical experience; * Expanded chapters on the care of all species - particularlycasualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs - and more comprehensiveguidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds; * Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and caretechniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases fromaround the world.
At the time of its publication all seemed settled in the field of British wildlife but every year has seen some trauma or other affecting the ... But then it was revealed that Britain's two most familiar birds, the house sparrow (Passer ...
Author: Les Stocker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Red List assesses the several atlas recording schemes current status of the British dragonfly are also under way . ... The cricket was familiar to the staff at the nursery , some of whom could remember its generally unobtrusive ...
T - - - - a The loud , clear piping song of the ring ouzel – pee - u – carries across the desolate rocky wastes of moorlands and mountainsides throughout upland Britain a distinct , familiar sound in an otherwise quiet landscape .