A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Northern Europe
This compact pocket guide details all 158 butterflies found in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and the Baltics. The text describes key features for identification, observable differences between male and female, life-cycle, habitat, habits, distribution and conservation status. Every species is illustrated with the author’s own photographs taken over 35 years.
The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither
An intrepid explorer and the first woman to be made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Isabella Bird (1831–1904) made her journey to the Golden Chersonese (the ancient name of the Malay Peninsula) in 1879. This epistolary account describes her journey, from arriving in Hong Kong to find the city ablaze, to leaving Pinang and the Malacca Straits the following year. First published in 1883 and reprinted in the Stanford Travel Classics series.
The Marine Life of Seychelles
Created by two photographers, one a Seychelles resident and conservationist, the other an award-winning specialist in underwater photography, this book records the vibrant marine life of the Seychelles’ coral reefs, granite seascapes, mangroves and seagrass beds. As well as the islands’ ecosystems, turtles, fishes and invertebrates, the authors include chapters on their status as Marine Protected Areas; conservation issues and the challenge of protecting this ‘underwater Eden’; and technical notes on the photography.
The London Bird Atlas
Within a 20-mile radius of St Paul’s – the area covered by the London Natural History Society – no less than 370 species of birds have been observed. This atlas profiles 200 of the most common, from mute swans to house sparrows. Each entry is illustrated with colour photographs and a map showing distribution. The text also describes the capital’s varied habitats, including brownfield sites, woodland and wetlands, and contains a gazetteer of sites.
Blue Skies Travel Guide
This compact book displays the treasures of the Philippines, from the cultural riches of the capital, Manila, to rainforests and palm-fringed beaches, including a guide to activities such as island-hopping and whale- and dolphin-watching.Part of the Blue Skies Travel series, this illustrated guide is arranged in three sections. The first provides an introduction to the country, its people and its history; the second tours the main locations; while the third provides practical information on transport, business hours, consulates and emergencies.
Blue Skies Travel Guide
The large, remote Indonesian island of Borneo has an extraordinary flora and fauna. Its National Parks are explored here, along with information on forest trekking and where to see turtles and orang-utans in the wild.Part of the Blue Skies Travel series, this illustrated guide is arranged in three sections. The first provides an introduction to the country, its people and its history; the second tours the main locations; while the third provides practical information on transport, business hours, consulates and emergencies.
The World's Great River Journeys
50 Scenic Voyages Along the Waterways of 6 Continents
Chosen for the scenery they pass through as well as the cultural and historical sites that can be visited as side excursions, the 50 river journeys described and mapped in this illustrated volume range from day trips to extended cruises. In addition to natural wonders, such as the deep, narrow gorges of the Duoro canyon dividing Portugal and Spain, and the vastness of the Brahmaputra, there are complex lock systems and bridges to be navigated, often tourist attractions in themselves.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Primates of Southeast Asia
East Asia and the Indian Sub-continent
Non-human primates in Southeast Asia are under threat, and this field guide lists 120 species with photographs, physical descriptions, ranges, unusual characteristics and tips for conservation-minded beginners searching for primates in the region.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of China
Southeast China, including Shanghai
The characteristics, distribution, habitat and migration patterns of 280 bird species are listed with photographs in this identification guide centred on seven provinces in Southeast China, including Hainan and Guangdong. Practical information for birdwatchers visiting the region is also included.
Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand
Railways have been essential to the economic and social development of Australia and New Zealand, transporting commodities from inland farms and quarries, and linking distant cities. This volume charts 34 of the most rewarding rail journeys in the two countries, each illustrated with colour photographs and a map, from New Zealand’s TranzAlpine to Australia’s Spirit of the Outback. It traces the history of each line, gives technical details of the track, locomotives and carriages, and highlights features of interest along the route.
Wild Sri Lanka
Although one of the world’s smallest countries Sri Lanka is home to a wide range of wildlife, from Sperm Whale super-pods to dozens of species of endemic dragonflies. This well illustrated guide to the island’s habitats and its terrestrial and marine animals explains the factors that have contributed to this biodiversity and when and where to spot different creatures, as well as spectacles such as the annual Asian elephant Gathering, mixed-species flocks of rainforest birds and five species of turtle.
Journey Through the Philippines
An archipelago of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines has natural environments ranging from coral reefs, through beaches, lakes and forests to active volcanoes, and urban landscapes that can be ultra-modern or old colonial Spanish. Nigel Hicks, a photographer and frequent visitor to the islands, describes a selection of 30 of the most beautiful and interesting places and provides practical information on visiting the islands.
Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean
This authoritative pocket guide identifies 530 of the most widespread and eye-catching flowering plants growing around the Mediterranean. The key is divided by flower colour, number of petals, and plants with inconspicuous flowers like trees and ferns. Illustrated with large-format colour photos, each entry includes common and scientific names, and describes plant uses, habitats and similar species.
The Coral Triangle
Deep-sea basins, shallow continental shelves and warm waters are the conditions that have produced the largest concentration of coral reefs in the world, making the island-dotted waters between the Pacific and Indian Oceans a haven for divers. With colourful underwater photography, this book explores the enormous biodiversity of the region and the delicate balance of its ecology, introducing each of the countries within the Coral Triangle and reviewing its marine life, endangered species and the conservation work being undertaken.