Medal Yearbook 2018
The Independent Price Guide and Collector's Handbook
This 24th edition of the Medal Yearbook is an invaluable reference for collectors, giving details of prices, auctioneers, dealers and specialist booksellers as well as detailed, illustrated entries on hundreds of medals, from the Order of the Garter to the Dickin medal for bravery by birds and animals. The main listings are indexed and there is also a cumulative index to the journal Medal News. For 2018, due to costs, the Yearbook does not cover Commonwealth medals.
Amphibians and Reptiles
Although they are distinct animal classes, reptiles and amphibians are often considered together, not least in Britain because there are fewer species than in any other vertebrate group. This illustrated guide to the native and non-native species found in the British Isles introduces their biology and behaviour and suggests areas of study where further research is needed, explaining how carrying out such projects is readily accessible to the amateur naturalist. Foreword by Chris Packham.
In Search of Lost Frogs
The Campaign to Rediscover the World's Rarest Amphibians
In 2010, an international team of researchers, led by the author of this book, set about searching for rare species of frogs, toads and salamanders that had not been seen for decades. This illustrated record of their quest describes the expeditions to inhospitable environments in South and Central America, India and Africa and details their successes and failures in finding lost species, as well as their identification of new species, such as the so-called 'Monty Burns' toad discovered in Colombia.
The Rupert Annual
First appearing in the 1920s, the enduringly popular Rupert the Bear comic strip still features in the Daily Express today, and this is his 82nd annual. The stories include an adventure from 1939, as well as a brand new tale, ‘Rupert and the Christmas Birds’, and there are games and instructions for making Christmas decorations. Age 7+
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Every year since 1994 the Spectrum Awards have been given for art on a fantasy, horror or science-fiction theme, with the best entries reproduced in a handsome art book. The 15th-anniversary annual presents more than 400 wildly diverse works – created for advertising, books, comics, exhibitions, magazines, video games or just the artist's satisfaction – and includes a review of the year plus a tribute to the winner of the Grand Master Award, comic artist Al Williamson (1931–2010).
ABC Rail Guide 2014
The Ian Allan ABC Rail Guide has been published since the 1940s and is the essential reference for enthusiasts, listing all the locomotives, multiple units, coaches and track machines operating in the UK. This 2014 edition reflects a significant number of changes made on the network during 2013 including new locomotives and multiple units ordered and entering service and new details of the Intercity Express Programme to replace the old HST stock on mainline routes.