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Hedgehog (Collins New Naturalist Library)
Author: Pat Morris
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008235716
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-06-28
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The hedgehog is regularly voted Britain’s favourite mammal, and yet we know surprisingly little about the life of this spiny mammal. Pat Morris provides an all-encompassing new study of the hedgehog and its habitat, shedding new light on conservation efforts crucial to the survival of this charming creature of our countryside.
The New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 82)
Author: Peter Marren
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406681
Pages: 364
Year: 2010-08-19
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A history of the most successful, significant and long-running natural history series in the world.
The New Hedgehog Book
Author: Pat Morris, Guy Troughton
ISBN: 1873580711
Pages: 208
Year: 2006
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The first 'Hedgehogs' book was published in 1983, and was a bestseller. However, much has happened in the last 20 years, which is included here: a worrying decline in hedgehog numbers, the North Ronaldsay saga and the Uist problem. The book also critically evaluates designer hedgehog homes.
Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)
Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008149518
Pages: 496
Year: 2018-02-22
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Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour.
The Otters’ Tale
Author: Simon Cooper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008189722
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-03-23
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Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017 ‘The best popular account of the lives of otters written so far’ Richard Shelton, Times Literary Supplement
Books and Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 112)
Author: David Elliston Allen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007379730
Pages: 512
Year: 2010-06-24
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Natural history, perhaps more than any other pursuit or study, has always relied heavily on books. Without their basic function of enabling the different kinds of animals and plants to be described in adequate detail, the subject could never have come into being and gone on to thrive as it does today.
Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)
Author: Tim Bernhard, Timothy Loe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007413467
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-10-08
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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 120 volumes published in nearly 70 years.
The Burren
Author: David Cabot, Roger Goodwillie
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 0008183783
Pages: 496
Year: 2018-08-20
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The Burren is one of those rare and magical places where geology, glacial history, botany, zoology and millennia of cultural history have converged to create a unique landscape of extraordinary natural history interest. It is without equal to any other area in Ireland or Britain. To the unsuspecting tourist, much of the landscape of the Burren looks bleak, rocky, and inhospitable for any sort of farming. Yet the Burren is an agricultural landscape that has been continuously farmed since the first settlers began clearing the forest cover in the Neolithic period. Today there are several hundred farms within the Burren area. Most of these families live and work there and the farmers are crucial for the Burren's future as an area of unique landscape and ecological interest. The area attracts any naturalist with an eye for beauty, but it is the intricacies of the species' ecology, their links to the soil or to a particular insect that is really fascinating. It is a veritable paradise for naturalists - not only do plants seem to grow on next to nothing, but all the organisms have survived the comings and goings of woodland, the multiple mouths of grazing animals and the passage of several civilisations over 6,000 years. How they have persisted in such exuberance and diversity is a testament to their past evolution and to the gene complement that they have accumulated over several million years previously, allowing them to adapt to a multitude of different conditions. In this timely addition to the New Naturalist Library, the authors examine the ecology of the Burren, delving into the history of its exploration. One of the overriding concerns is the impact of tourism, which has been accelerated and stimulated by the promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way in recent years. Its impact is currently being addressed by the Geopark LIFE project, along with other tourism-related issues. Any future expansion of the Burren National Park, coupled with more vigilant, but judicious, land management, would have potential to enhance the protection of biodiversity. As 'the jewel in the ecological crown of Ireland', the area must be imaginatively protected and managed for our present and future generations.
Give the Dog a Bone: Over 40 healthy home-cooked treats, meals and snacks for your four-legged friend
Author: Darcey the Dachshund, Nicola ‘Milly’ Millbank
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008246041
Pages: 72
Year: 2018-10-04
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Is there a more spectacular sight than seeing dogs of all shapes and sizes having the time of their lives, doing exactly what they love best? (That’s playing and eating, by the way.)
Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 114)
Author: Tim Roper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406746
Pages: 416
Year: 2010-08-19
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A comprehensive natural history of one of Britain’s favourite animals
Terns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 123)
Author: David Cabot, Ian Nisbet
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007412495
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-06-06
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This New Naturalist volume provides a much-anticipated overview of these fascinating birds – the first book on the natural history of British and Irish terns since 1934.
British Freshwater Fish (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 75)
Author: P. S. Maitland, R. N. Campbell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406622
Pages: 368
Year: 2012-11-29
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An in-depth look at the fish that inhabit the fresh waters of Britain and Ireland. These include famous members of the salmon family, such as the Atlantic Salmon and the Brown Trout, and the obscure whitefish, species of which are confined to just a few lakes. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Farming and Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 135)
Author: Ian Newton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008175330
Pages: 640
Year: 2017-07-27
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Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed.
Early Humans (Collins New Naturalist Library)
Author: Nicholas Ashton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008150346
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-06-15
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Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure’s A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.
Garden Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 102)
Author: Stefan Buczacki
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007405081
Pages: 336
Year: 2010-08-19
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In a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist library, Stefan Buczacki takes a broad look at the relatively unexplored world of the garden, and its relevance within the context of natural history overall.