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
A new edition of a title written by popular television presenter and personality Nick Baker. His energetic and lively style colours this fascinating guide to Britain's wildlife through the seasons. This richly illustrated and practical book explains what is happening in nature in each month of the year, and provides helpful advice on finding a wide variety of wildlife – often in the most unexpected places. In back gardens or city centres, on the Dorset heaths or in the Scottish Highlands, each season paints a fresh pattern on nature – there is always something new to discover for town and city dwellers or those who live by the sea or in the wilds of the countryside. If you can't identify the old nest exposed in your bare January hedge, or you want to know where to find a badger on a warm June night then Nick Baker's British Wildlife is the perfect book for finding out.
With just a few birds singing at a time, you can become familiar with the main players before the avian world really starts swinging and Britain is swamped by the complicated songs of the various warblers. This is something that anyone ...
Author: Nick Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
There are excellent descriptions of familiar birds such as the Smew which ' looks like a badly repaired vase ' . ... As in Britain , the integration of German wildlife conservation with protection of other resources , such as soil and ...
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.
Was the familiar picture of British wildlife we had inherited, and which was captured so perfectly by Clare, already an anachronism, on a par with the perennial nostalgia for some pastoral Golden Age? Had the time come for us, ...
Author: Mark J. Smith
“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?
Trevor Beebee. The Hornet Mimic Hoverfly has been in the UK since the 1940s, but only since the 1990s has it extended its range northwards. ... familiar to lab geneticists) are also making news. ... 110 Climate Change and British Wildlife.
Author: Trevor Beebee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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 ...
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
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
T 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 .