A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
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The Complete Naturalist

Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472922069

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Nick Baker's fascination with the natural world began at an early age, inspired by Gerald and Lee Durrell's classic book The Amateur Naturalist. His The Complete Naturalist is an up-to-date, practical introduction to observing, understanding and investigating the natural world around us. Whether you want to understand what makes an insect and insect, rear a family of frogs for your garden pond, or record bird songs and calls, Nick can give you all the advice and information you need. Fact-packed and brimming with practical tips, techniques and activities, The Complete Naturalist offers a rich source of new ideas for more experienced naturalists, as well as sparking the natural curiosity of a whole new generation. From communicating with wild animals to setting up an aquarium, this is the naturalist's guide no family bookshelf should be without. Nick is an experienced and well-travelled naturalist, and his book includes his international experiences.
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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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The Sea Changes

Author: Nancy Charley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326929895

Category: Travel

Page: 220

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This book is the unexpected result of a 6-week residency at the Little Blue Hut on Tankerton Slopes on the North Kent coast. Nancy Charley's aim was to study colour and write poetry. However, she discovered much more and The Sea Changes was born. The book has scientific explanations rubbing shoulders with personal observations, anecdote, literature, folklore and history. Joy and wonder colour The Sea Changes.
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Birds of Britain & Europe

Author: John Gooders

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200110

Category: Nature

Page: 720

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Collins Wildlife Trust Guides are field guides illustrated with photographs that can be used to identify birds in the wild. Every species is comprehensively illustrated with specially chosen photographs, so that no matter what bird you see, whether male or female, adult or immature, there is a photograph.
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52 European Wildlife Weekends

Author: James Lowen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770833

Category: Travel

Page: 246

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This innovative new title from Bradt is the first of its type to focus specifically on the vast array of wildlife-watching opportunities found in Europe. Written by expert James Lowen, author of the best-selling 52 Wildlife Weekends: A Year of British Wildlife-Watching Breaks and award-winning A Summer of British Wildlife: 100 Great Days Out Watching Wildlife, this unique guide is packaged into 52 weekend-sized breaks highlighting the best of European wildlife including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, flora, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. We may think of snow-covered Antarctica, South American jungles or African savannahs as holding the world's most plenteous and special wildlife, yet Europe heaves with wildlife wonders year-round, many of which can be seen in a simple weekend break. This book suggests one wildlife-watching break, somewhere in Europe, for every weekend of the year. Want to see brown bears? Make for Finland or Slovenia. Fancy a crack at wolves? Hop on a flight to northern Spain or Italy's Abruzzo. If whales float your boat, a long weekend in Iceland, Ireland or the Bay of Biscay would suit. Orchid lovers can head to Corsica, Crete or the Costa del Sol in spring. Birdwatchers can flock to see migrating raptors in Gibraltar, great gatherings of cranes in central Spain, or vast flocks of seaduck in Arctic Norway. Then there's the wacky olm in Slovenia, cave salamanders in Sardinia and owl-flies in the Picos de Europa. Hungary's mayfly emergence is truly spectacular, as are Norway's musk oxen and Poland's bison. Stretching from the Arctic to its boundaries with Africa and Asia, Europe has enough exciting living creatures amid jaw-dropping landscapes to fill an entire lifetime of wildlife-watching. Ideal for both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice and packed with stunning colour photos, Bradt's 52 European Wildlife Weekends shows when, where and how to see the most exciting wildlife, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy animals and plants. Each entry gives details on species of interest and the landscapes they inhabit, plus suggestions for extending your quick break into a longer visit. Winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers Adele Evans Award for Best Guidebook 2018.
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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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The Wildlife Trusts Nature Photographer's Handbook

Author: Ian Beames

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780715307915

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Mapping the locations and describing the natural history of some of the best wildlife habitats of the British Isles, this book also provides tips on field-craft and special photographic techniques. An introduction to the best photographic equipment, clothing, and other kit for wildlife photography, is followed by practical skills for exploring the countryside safely, and a chapter on showing and selling nature photographs.
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Butterflies of Britain and Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200592

Category: Nature

Page: 652

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Collins Wildlife Trust Guides are field guides illustrated with photographs that can be used to identify butterflies in the wild. Every species is comprehensively illustrated with specially chosen photographs, so that no matter what part of the butterfly you see, or what sex, there is a photograph.
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