Collins Complete British Animals

A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007349505

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Collins Complete British Animals is a comprehensive guide to the identification of species and their tracks and trails. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, distribution maps, numerous photographs of the animal itself, its habitat, tracks, and signs. Observation tips, habitats, and natural history are included for each entry and species are grouped according to families.
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British Wildlife

The Definitive Guide to Britain's Plants and Animals

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Unlock the secrets of Britain's natural world with this essential wildlife guide. Ever wanted to know if it's a great tit or a blue tit, a rabbit or a hare, a cowslip or an oxlip? Covering all common animals and plants found in the British Isles, Collins British Wildlife tells you everything you need to know about the things you see in British gardens, parks, or countrysides—and how to tell the difference between them. The key to enjoying the natural world is being able to put a name to the animal or plant that you see outdoors. Including all wildlife groups in one comprehensive volume, this is the perfect home reference guide—an essential volume for every bookshelf. With more than 3,500 stunning photographs, and written by one of the UK's leading naturalists, this is a book that will unlock the secrets of the extraordinary natural world around you.
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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.
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Trees (Collins Gem)

Author: Alastair Fitter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007441908

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.
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British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448589

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 9803

Discover over 1,200 species of animals and plants found in the coastal regions of Britain and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. This is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts.
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Collins Complete Guide to British Wild Flowers

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007236848

Category: Nature

Page: 303

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A complete photoguide to all the wild flowers of Britain, in the same format as the bestselling Complete British Wildlife. There are 1,039 main entries, which include wildflowers, shrubs, aquatic plants, grasses, sedges, and rushes. A botanical hotspots section includes 100 rarer species and focuses on which places to visit in Britain which are particularly rich in flower species. The introduction gives information about habitats and general background information to making identifications. Comparison pages show different leaf shapes, flower clusters etc., so that you can quickly and easily navigate to the right section of the book to make your identification. Maps are included for all species to show where they can be found.
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British Butterflies and Moths (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave,Rob Read

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008106126

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for anyone interested in butterflies and moths found in Britain and Ireland.
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Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms & Toadstools

Author: Paul Sterry,Barry Hughes

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007232246

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Allows anyone to identify mushrooms found in Britain and Ireland, this book is illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout, featuring the species you are most likely to see. 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. Extensive details on size, shape, and color are given and more than 1,500 photographs help you identify each species. This is the essential photographic guide to the mushrooms and toadstools of Britain and Ireland.
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Trees of Britain and Europe

Author: Keith Rushforth

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200134

Category: Nature

Page: 1336

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This field guide contains a collection of photographs of everything you need to identify a tree - whether in winter, spring, summer or autumn. Every species has a photograph of a whole tree, plus close-ups of its bark, buds, leaves, male or female flowers, and fruit. The photographs are backed up with text describing what to look for to differentiate one similar looking species from another. It covers over 800 species of tree - every species that is native to Europe, plus all the species that are commonly planted in parks and gardens.
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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.
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The Trees of Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Alan Mitchell,John Wilkinson

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002198578

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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This work illustrates in colour every tree regularly found in Britain and northern Europe. The text complements the paintings, stressing the important identification features of each tree. The keys are easy-to-use, designed to help even the beginner identify any tree they see in any season. A special section gives the locations in Britain of the finest specimens of each species.
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Collins Tree Guide

Author: Owen Johnson,David More

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007207719

Category: Trees

Page: 464

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This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.
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Complete Mediterranean Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0002201615

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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The only guide currently available for the region, Complete Mediterranean Wildlife describes and illustrates 1500 species commonly found in the world s most popular holiday destination. Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and moths, other insects, spiders, slugs and snails, trees and flowering plants are all included, and each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference. From Cyprus in the east to the western end of the Mediterranean, the guide also covers species found in Portugal and the Algarve. While most Mediterranean habitats are low-lying, the range of the guide extends into the foothills of mountains. Shells and animals likely to be seen while snorkelling are also described and illustrated.
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Complete Irish Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry,Derek Mooney

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007176298

Category: Travel

Page: 319

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Complete Irish Wildlife describes almost all the mammals, birds, fish and butterflies of Ireland likely to be encountered by the keen amateur naturalist, as well as all the common and widespread flowers, trees and shrubs. With over 1,000 colour photographs, this comprehensive guide illustrates every species described. The introduction by Ireland's best known wildlife expert, Derek Mooney, sets out where you can find the best of Irish wildlife. Reptiles and amphibians, insects and spiders, molluscs and other invertebrates are also featured, and species are organized taxonomically. Each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference and species are grouped according to natural relationships and similarities. With its handy format and PVC wallet, Complete Irish Wildlife is a book no nature lover should travel without.
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Collins Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007183887

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.
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Spiders

A Portrait of the Animal World

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597643337

Category: Nature

Page: 72

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80 illustrations. Among the most numerous of the invertebrate groups, spiders offer a wealth of opportunities for orservation and study. A careful study of spiders will reveal fascinating and complex behavior patterns - making them in their own way just as rewarding as watching birds or mammals. Amateur naturalists will delight in this book, which covers such topics as physical structure and growth; silk production and web building; fangs and venom; camouflage, webs, tunnels, and traps, courtship and reproduction; and finally, self-defense. Collected from all over the world, from temperate woodlands to tropical regions and deserts, this volume offers a diverse array of spider species, fully described and brought to life in 80 full-color photographs.
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Collins British Tree Guide

Author: Owen Johnson,David More

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007451234

Category: Trees

Page: 256

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Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British trees, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This comprehensive guide to British trees contains some of the finest original tree illustrations ever produced. Covering all tree species commonly found outside the major arboretums, the text highlights the most important things to look for to aid fast and accurate identification, and the illustrations are annotated with essential features. The introduction contains illustrations of the main leaves, buds, and firs you are likely to find, which also provide the starting point for identification by leading you to a "key" species. Within each tree family there is a list of key species and a guide to the most important features to look for when identifying a particular tree from that family. Individual species are then thoroughly described and a detailed illustration features on the same page. This is the ideal pocket guide for travelling naturalists and tree enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.
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Collins Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterstrom,Peter J. Grant

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007449026

Category: Birds

Page: 448

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Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.
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Mushrooms

A comprehensive guide to mushroom identification

Author: Roger Phillips

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447264029

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 4303

The culmination of over thirty years' work, this authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with the most up-to-date information and original photographs. Set to become the essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia for the next 25 years, this book is also clear, user friendly and will appeal to a wide range of readers. Unsurpassed in both illustrative and descriptive detail, Mushrooms contains over 1,250 photographs, often showing the specimens in various stages of growth, and including all the latest botanical and common names as well as current ecological information on endangered species. Having sold more than 750,000 copies in Europe of his previous title on mushrooms, Roger Phillips' new book once again sets the benchmark. Quite simply, nobody with an interest in the subject can afford to be without this book. 'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know: the sublime taxonomic accuracy of his descriptions and photographs, combined with an evangelical and infectious passion for the subject, will make an instant mycophile of anyone who picks it up.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'A masterpiece of identification.' David Bellamy
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