Britain's Hoverflies

A Field Guide - Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Stuart Ball,Roger Morris

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069116441X

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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Britain's Hoverflies is a beautifully illustrated photographic field guide to the hoverflies of Britain, focusing on the species that can be most readily identified. It is the perfect companion for wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating group of insects, and is designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike. Accessible, authoritative and easy to use, this book contains hundreds of remarkable photographs of the various life stages of those species that can be identified by eye or with a magnifying glass, with coverage of at least one representative from each of the British genera. It also features an essential guide to the hoverfly tribes. Detailed species accounts summarize the species' status, highlight the key identification features, provide notes on behaviour and habitat requirements and include flight-period charts and up-to-date distribution maps. Sections on hoverfly biology, where and when to look for hoverflies, legislation and conservation, photographing hoverflies, recording hoverflies and gardening for hoverflies are also included. This fully revised and updated second edition: Features more than 650 stunning colour photographs Provides detailed information for the 167 species that can be most readily identified, including at least one species from each of the 68 genera recorded in Britain Includes a complete list of the 283 hoverfly species recorded in Britain to date, with an indication of how difficult each is to identify
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A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia

Author: Robert Burton,John Croxall

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691156611

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. Features 368 photos of more than 180 species Covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants Provides detailed species accounts Includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation The only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia
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Britain's Dragonflies

A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland - Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition

Author: Dave Smallshire,Andy Swash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851866

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Britain's Dragonflies is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland. Written by two of Britain’s foremost experts, this fully revised and updated edition features hundreds of stunning images and identification charts covering all 56 resident, migrant and former breeding species, and seven potential vagrants. The book focuses on identification--both of adults and larvae--highlighting the key features. Detailed species profiles provide concise information on identification, distribution, flight periods, behaviour, habitat, status and conservation. Other sections cover biology; how to watch, photograph, record and monitor Dragonflies; conservation status and legislation; and introduced exotic species. This redesigned, updated and expanded edition features: Beautiful colour plates showing males, females, immatures and all colour forms for every species Over 450 stunning photographs and 550 illustrations Up-to-date species profiles and distribution maps Detailed, easy-to-use identification charts for adults and larvae
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Europe's Dragonflies

A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies

Author: Dave Smallshire,Andy Swash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691168954

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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The go-to photographic guide to all the damselflies and dragonflies recorded in Europe, including the Macaronesian Islands and western Turkey Europe's Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects. Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and typical habitat for every species Over 1,200 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species Unique comparison plates for difficult groups Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms
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Britain's Butterflies

A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland

Author: David Newland,Robert Still,David Tomlinson,Andy Swash

Publisher: WILDGuides

ISBN: 9781903657300

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This is a comprehensive photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. This completely revised second edition covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that currently breed, as well as the 4 former breeders, 9 rare migrants, and 1 species with unknown status. The innovative, easy-to-use format aims to help the butterfly-watcher--beginner or expert--to identify any species they encounter. Stunning color plates showing typical views of each butterfly, with similar-looking species grouped together Photographs of egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis for all breeding species Detailed species profiles covering: adult identification; behavior; habitat requirements; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis; and distribution, with up-to-date maps Sections on biology, habitats, how and where to watch butterflies, and other useful information
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Britain's Day-flying Moths

A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland

Author: David Newland,Robert Still,Andy Swash

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846900

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1955

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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 100 or so day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, this book makes a perfect traveling companion--one that will increase your enjoyment of these colorful 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. This guide describes all of these species, with at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose. The text includes a brief description of each moth, with details of its life history, where and when to look for it, its status, the food plants of its caterpillars, and its special features. Introductory sections cover many topics, including how to distinguish moths from butterflies; classification; life cycle and behavior; ecological importance; the impact of habitat and climate change; recording and monitoring; and conservation. Individual accounts for some 100 species Stunning photographs of every moth, as you see them Attractive, easy-to-use, and accessible design
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Global Biodiversity

Volume 2: Selected Countries in Europe

Author: T. Pullaiah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429946872

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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This is the second volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity.Each volume in this series covers the biodiversity of a selection of nations in particular regions of the world. The volumes discuss and summarize the available information on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the different nations. Global Biodiversity, Volume 2: Selected Countries in Europe looks at the biodiversity of selected countries of Europe, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, George, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Each chapter features a different country and is written by research scientists and conservationists. The information covers geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in that particular country. The authors provide statistical data on plants, animals, and microbes of that country along with genetic diversity with the focus on crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives.
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Britain's Spiders

A Field Guide

Author: Lawrence Bee,Geoff Oxford,Helen Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088506X

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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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. This book 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. As the first photographic field guide to British spiders to be published since 1989, this book fills a major gap in the resources available to everyone with an interest in this fascinating, diverse and important group of animals. More than 700 stunning photographs Includes a guide to spider families, based on features recognisable in the field, focussing on body shape and other characteristics, as well as separate guides to webs and egg-sacs Detailed accounts highlight key identification tips for each genus and species, and include information on status, behaviour and habitats Features up-to-date distribution maps, and charts showing adult seasonality Introductory chapters explore the biology of spiders, and where, when and how to find them, including equipment needed in the field Contains a complete list of the spiders recorded in Britain, indicating the ease of identification as well as rarity and conservation status Provides information on how to record spiders and make your records count, and guidance on how to take your interest further
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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