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Puppies


Wet Noses and Fuzzy Bellies

Jane Burton


VMB 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

For anyone who has no puppy of their own to fall in love with, here are hundreds, captured in beautiful studio photographs, yet behaving like puppies For anyone who has no puppy of their own to fall in love with, here are hundreds, captured in beautiful studio photographs, yet behaving like puppies should - mostly playing and sleeping. The pictures are by wildlife filmmaker and photographer Jane Burton (1933-2007) and they need few words - each puppy's age and breed and quotations from miscellaneous philosophers, dog lovers and rock stars - among them, Charles Schulz ('Happiness is a warm puppy') and Longfellow ('Youth comes but once in a lifetime'). ...more
 

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Wonders of the Indian Wilderness



Erach Bharucha


Abbeville 2006
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The Mystery of Metamorphosis


A Scientific Detective Story

Frank Ryan


Chelsea Green 2011
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The idea of 'metamorphosis' conjures up stories from mythology and science fiction, but many real creatures undergo wondrous transformations which remThe idea of 'metamorphosis' conjures up stories from mythology and science fiction, but many real creatures undergo wondrous transformations which remain some of the least understood phenomena in nature. Evolutionary biologist Frank Ryan elucidates the last two centuries of debate between the scientists who have tried to solve this riddle. He brings the story up to date with Don Williamson's iconoclastic theory that the origins of metamorphosis could lie in the fusion of completely different species. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. ...more
 

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Audubon


Early Drawings

Jean Audubon; Scott V Edwards


Harvard University Press 2008
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The French-American ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) is celebrated for his illustrations of the birds of his adopted country; but before TThe French-American ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) is celebrated for his illustrations of the birds of his adopted country; but before The Birds of America won him international fame, he sold a number of early works to his friend Edward Harris. Drawing on this collection, now at Harvard, this handsome volume presents 116 paintings of European and American birds, traces Audubon's painstaking acquisition of his craft, and charts the history of this priceless collection. Slip-cased. ...more
 

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Philip's Guide to Weather



Ross Reynolds


Bounty 2012
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Unprecedented rainfall, high winds and higher than normal temperatures have made the weather in the UK a major talking point in recent years. This useUnprecedented rainfall, high winds and higher than normal temperatures have made the weather in the UK a major talking point in recent years. This useful pocket guide explains how global weather systems work, describes the different cloud types and explains how weather is observed and forecast. There is also a section detailing the likely weather in popular tourist destinations around the world. ...more
 

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A Year in the Life of an English Meadow



Andy Garnett; Polly Devlin


Frances Lincoln 2007
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Since they acquired Cannwood Meadow in Somerset in 1983, the authors have maintained the nine acre pasture as a traditional hay meadow - a rare sanctuSince they acquired Cannwood Meadow in Somerset in 1983, the authors have maintained the nine acre pasture as a traditional hay meadow - a rare sanctuary for wild flowers and grasses, insects and animals. The meadow was made a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1987 and in 2005, botanist Chris Smith identified and recorded 130 species there. As well as a describing the meadow through the year, this book reproduces Dr Smith's album of pressed and photographed flowers and plants. ...more
 

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Ancient Trees in the Landscape


Norfolk's Arboreal Heritage

Gerry Barnes; Tom Williamson


Windgather 2011
Paperback Illustrated
 

Norfolk is rich in woodlands, many of which have been traditionally managed for centuries, but this account of the county's ancient trees is of more tNorfolk is rich in woodlands, many of which have been traditionally managed for centuries, but this account of the county's ancient trees is of more than local interest: it is an exploration of how trees can be studied as part of the landscape. Among the topics discussed are the dating of trees; trees of farmland and hedgerow; woods and wood- pastures; orchards, pine rows and willow lines; and how trees have been used in parks, gardens and churchyards. ...more
 

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A Naturalist's Guide to the Mushrooms and Other Fungi


of Britain and Northern Europe

Josephine Bacon; Paul Sterry; Andrew Merrick


Beaufoy 2010
Paperback Illustrated
 

The identification of wild fungi can be a difficult task as their appearance can vary depending on weather conditions and the type of soil in which thThe identification of wild fungi can be a difficult task as their appearance can vary depending on weather conditions and the type of soil in which they are growing. The 280 species covered in this pocket guide are all well illustrated with colour photographs and the accompanying text details the key identifying features as well as describing the habitat, structure and nomenclature of each fungus. ...more
 

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A Celebration of the Flora and Fauna of the Bible



Endymion Beer


Halsgrove 2007
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By illustrating and writing about the birds, animals and plants mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, naturalist Endymion Beer has created a multi-By illustrating and writing about the birds, animals and plants mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, naturalist Endymion Beer has created a multi-faceted work for young and old. Over 170 colour illustrations, accompanied by Bible quotations and references, and natural history notes full of fascinating asides, invite the reader to further explore the Bible, the natural world and the historical background to our modern flora and fauna. With a foreword by David Bellamy. ...more
 

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Tree Cultures


The Places of Trees and Trees in their Place

Owain Jones; Paul Cloke


Berg 2002
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The relationship between nature and culture has become a popular focus in social science, but there have been few grounded accounts of trees. ProvidinThe relationship between nature and culture has become a popular focus in social science, but there have been few grounded accounts of trees. Providing shelter, fuel, food and tools, trees have played a vital role in human life from the earliest times, but their role in symbolic expression has been largely overlooked....more
 

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Trees and Forests


Wild Wonders of Europe

Florian Mollers; Annick Schitzler et al


Abrams 2011
Hardback Illustrated
 

In a world where areas of natural woodland are shrinking, a journey through Europe's forests is a salutary reminder of what we could lose. For a year,In a world where areas of natural woodland are shrinking, a journey through Europe's forests is a salutary reminder of what we could lose. For a year, an international team of wildlife photographers roamed the continent recording its surviving woodlands, from Sweden's Arctic taiga to the cork-oak forests of Sardinia. Whether arboreal details or panoramic landscapes, of caterpillars or brown bears, the photographs are a celebration of these richly varied ecosystems and the amazing diversity of flora and fauna they support. ...more
 

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Ian Jackson's Animal Portraits



Ian Jackson


Miles Kelly 2008
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Using the finest grade brushes, Ian Jackson painstakingly builds up layer upon layer of paint in his illustrations and is thus able to render the minuUsing the finest grade brushes, Ian Jackson painstakingly builds up layer upon layer of paint in his illustrations and is thus able to render the minutest detail in his subjects. This exploration of the animal kingdom pairs his celebrated naturalistic depictions of animals in their natural environment with insights and observations from famous writers, naturalists, poets and scientists including Gerald Durrell, Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling and Sir David Attenborough. ...more
 

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Beautiful Pigs


Portraits of Fine Breeds

Andy Case; Photo. Andrew Perris


Frances Lincoln 2009
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Beautiful Ducks


Portraits of Champion Breeds

Liz Wright; Photo. Andrew Perris


Frances Lincoln 2012
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Beautiful Cows


Portraits of Champion Breeds

Val Porter; Photo. Jeremy Hopley; Andrew Perris


Frances Lincoln 2010
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