A Year in British Wildlife
A Month by Month Guide to What to See and How to Find It
Mark Ward’s ‘month-by-month guide to what to see and where to find it’ is largely based on the birding calendar, but follows the seasonal migrations of insects and fish as well as birds; the flowering and fruiting of plants, from the arrival of snowdrops in February to lichens and winter fungi in December; and the best times to spot mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The concise guide includes a list of ‘must see’ wildlife for each month and over 230 colour photographs.
World's Most Endangered
Focusing on the 25 genera of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that are classified as ‘critically endangered’ by the WWF, the information provided on each species in this illustrated guidebook includes the threats they face and the conservation efforts being made to ensure their survival. Off-mint. Age 7+
Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe
Alan Birkett’s practical guide to identifying 150 common species is illustrated with over 1,000 photographs of trees and their bark, leaves, buds, cones, flowers and fruit, showing seasonal changes and noting the time of year when the photograph was taken. In addition to the species descriptions, the guide includes ‘Keys’ to the different types of leaves, bark etc, and ends with a glossary of botanical terms and an index of common and Latin names.
Field Guide to Pond and River Wildlife
Britain and Europe
A wildlife and underwater photographer, Jack Perks provides an accessible, well-illustrated guide to over 200 of the more common species – and a few rarities – found in freshwater habitats ranging from highland streams to artificial canals, and from garden ponds to great wetland sanctuaries for wintering birds. The book covers marginal and aquatic plants, invertebrates such as leeches, molluscs and insects, and vertebrates – fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Clear plastic jacket.
Explore London's Square Mile
2000 Years of Heritage from the Romans to World Financial Centre
This walking guide begins with a brief overview of London’s historic centre before detailing a series of short tours, each illustrated with colour photographs and a map. The walks all focus on a different theme, such as food or religion, and together they highlight the rich heritage of the ancient city, from its financial and legal institutions to its gardens, former residents and locations used in television and film.
The Greatest Hollywood Films of the 20th Century
A ‘classic’ movie could be one that gained critical acclaim and enduring popularity, played a key role in the career of a director or actor or simply one that touched millions of people around the world. Starting from this loose definition, Alan Whiticker takes a chronological journey through 20th-century English-language classics and Academy Award winners, with over 600 pictures including rare images from the Mary Evans Picture Library and Ronald Grant Archive.
What's in a Name?
The scientific names identifying every species of bird are used around the world, though few know how they came about. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, this alphabetical guide traces hundreds of birds’ names to their habits, appearance, and even folklore. Accipiter – for hawks – is derived from the Latin ‘to take’; the crevice-roosting wren is called Troglodytes, or cave-dweller; while the nightjar is Caprimulgus because of an old belief that it sucked goats’ milk.
The Belle of Belfast
A Love Story of Great Courage, Heroism and Bravery
Against the backdrop of The Great Depression, the Second World War and ‘The Troubles’, this novel, based on a true story, follows Isabelle McKitterick as she faces the many challenges posed by everyday life in the notorious Falls Road area of Belfast. Slightly off-mint.
Wildlife On Your Doorstep
Mark Ward, the editor of the RSPB’s Nature’s Home magazine, shows how the native wildlife living alongside us is as exciting as any exotic species. He explains how and where to watch wildlife before describing British flora and fauna through the seasons, from winter Waxwing invasions to hedgehogs in autumn, busily preparing for hibernation.
The Easy Fruit Garden
Aimed at the time-poor gardener who wants to achieve maximum yield with minimum effort, this book explains how to grow apples, pears, plums, cherries, soft fruit and nuts in even the smallest space. Illustrated with photographs of the author’s own garden, it offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on planning and design, what to grow, planting, pruning, mulches, compost, watering, weeding and dealing with pests and diseases.
This comprehensive guide by Australia’s bestselling author of gardening books has been updated to include 300 new roses. In total, 1,500 species are photographed and listed, with anecdotal descriptions. Species are divided into four sections, with additional information on cultivation and breeders.
7 Essential Ingredients for Living Well
Through this lavishly illustrated collection of recipes, Rena Patten, author of the Quinoa cookbook series, introduces seven superfoods that are all packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, as well as many other beneficial nutrients. With a surprisingly wide variety of recipes, each chapter is dedicated to one of the seven ingredients: broccoli, kale, quinoa, amaranth, chia, seaweed and raw cacao.
My Italian Kitchen
Working in his Italian kitchen at Vic’s Cucina Bar, Australia’s foremost Italian chef reveals the secrets of cooking authentic Italian food at home. Packed with advice on ingredients and methods, My Italian Kitchen offers recipes for pizzas, gnocchi and handmade pasta sauces, side dishes, entrées, main meals and desserts, including the recipe for Vic’s own Bolognese sauce, which he learned in Perugia before spending many years perfecting it.
Advanced Bird ID Guide
The Western Palearctic
Nils van Duivendijk’s authoritative guide for serious birdwatchers covers all the essential identification features, including many not dealt with in standard guides, for every plumage of all 1,300 species and subspecies, common residents to rare migrants, recorded in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Published in association with British Birds journal, the Guide is a former Birdwatch magazine Book of the Year.
Grouse of the World
Grouse are a vast family of birds found throughout the northern hemisphere from the Gulf of Mexico to the Kamchatka peninsula; they include the capercaillie, ptarmigan and prairie chicken. This comprehensive English-language guide explores the evolution of the grouse, then examines each species in turn, noting its distribution and habitat, diet, breeding habits and conservation issues. The extensive illustrations include maps, paintings, photographs and line drawings that highlight anatomical features and behaviour.
Penguins' anthropomorphic qualities have contributed to their popularity, but it is the extreme conditions in which they live and the extraordinary behaviours that they have evolved that makes them so fascinating. This photographic celebration focuses on the penguins of the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands, studying the birds' feeding, courtship, breeding and survival behaviours and remote habitats, and also contains a 'fact file' profiling the 17 commonly recognized species – from the Emperors of the sea-ice to the lesser-known warm-weather penguins.
Greece is a nation of rocky outcrops scattered across the sparkling Aegean, fringed by sandy beaches and dotted with ancient temples and dazzling white churches. Paul Davies details the sights and transport links of all the major islands and many secluded gems, along with those of Athens. This is one of the Globetrotter Travel Guides. Written by some of the most experienced travel writers in the business, these practical, concise and well-illustrated guides vividly describe places of interest and suggest where to eat, stay, shop and relax. With a weatherproof sleeve, fold-out map and free pdf map for your mobile.