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RSPB Seabirds

by Marianne Taylor & David Tipling Bloomsbury Publishing (December 18, 2014)

Seabirds are the living links between land, air and sea. They enjoy a freedom that even humans, with all our technological assistance, can barely imagine. Many species travel mind-boggling distances across the...


The Illustrated Guide to Cows

by Celia Lewis Bloomsbury Publishing (December 18, 2014)

Keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. This delightfully illustrated and informative ebook...


Rocks and Minerals

by Chris Pellant & Helen Pellant Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject.

A general introduction is followed by...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

This mini guide covers almost 180 species that live in the area between land and sea called the intertidal or littoral, zone. It includes all the most common molluscs, crustaceans, seaweeds, fishes, spiny creatures...


Concise Tree Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 16, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the trees of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 160 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour...


Pocket Guide to Insects

by Bob Gibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This pocket-sized book is an essential guide to insects, providing comprehensive detail on around 240 of the most easily noticed British species selected from a range of orders and families. Each species is...


Concise Mushroom Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 16, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on 200 species of fungi found in Britain and the near Continent. The range covered demonstrates the incredible variety that exists within...


Concise Wild Flower Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the most common wild flowers of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 180 species, all of which are illustrated with...


Concise Butterfly and Moth Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the butterflies and moths of Britain and the near Continent.

It covers more than 150 species, all of which are illustrated with superb...


Concise Insect Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the marvellous variety of insects that inhabits Britain and the near Continent. It includes more than 180 species, including dragonflies,...


Concise Bird Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the birds of Britain and the near Continent.

It covers more than 250 species, which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks...


Pocket Guide to Mushrooms

by John C. Harris Bloomsbury Publishing (October 27, 2014)

Pocket Guide to Mushrooms covers 158 of the most common mushrooms found in the UK and also in northern and central Europe, each mushroom is identified and presented with expert photography in this informative...


Concise Garden Bird Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is first and foremost a garden bird identification guide containing detailed descriptions of the most commonly encountered species, as well as some rarities and...


Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs

by Bob Gibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text.

The introduction explains the basics of tree forms...


Sex on Earth

by Jules Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (October 23, 2014)

1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became ever more colourful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic...


Pocket Guide To Tracks and Signs

by Gerard Gorman Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

A sign-by-sign guide which is essential for anyone hoping to detect hidden wildlife in Britain and the rest of Europe. There are chapters on feeding signs, homes, droppings, pellets and tracks of creatures including...


Pocket Guide To Garden Birds

by Nigel Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This compact title is an essential guide to every aspect of the subject, from when and what to feed the birds to building bird tables and nest boxes and planting a garden that will provide nesting, feeding and...


Going, Going, Gone

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the...


The Weather Handbook

by Alan Watts Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by...


A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

by David Callahan & Dominic Mitchell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration...


A Message from Martha

by Mark Avery Bloomsbury Publishing (July 17, 2014)

September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history Â? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species...


The Secret Lives of Puffins

by Dominic Couzens & Mark Sisson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 31, 2014)

Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability...


Wildflower Wonders

by Bob Gibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (July 17, 2014)

From the Mojave Desert in the USA to the Italian Dolomites, and from South Africa's Cape National Park to the Stirling Ranges of Australia, this book showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on...


Woodpeckers of the World

by Gerard Gorman Bloomsbury Publishing (June 19, 2014)

Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for...


A Slow Passion

by Ruth Brooks Bloomsbury Publishing (March 14, 2013)

When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks...


Looking for the Goshawk

by Conor Mark Jameson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 11, 2013)

The book traces Conor Jameson's travels in search of the Goshawk, a magnificent yet rarely seen (in Britain at least) raptor. Each episode of the narrative arises from personal experience, investigation, and...


RSPB Spotlight: Puffins

by Euan Dunn Bloomsbury Publishing (April 24, 2014)

Enduringly popular, Puffins are perhaps our most iconic species of bird, and are the most immediately identifiable of seabirds with their decorative bills and clown-like gait. Yet when they take to the air they...


RSPB Spotlight: Otters

by Nicola Chester Bloomsbury Publishing (April 24, 2014)

Otters by Nicola Chester is an accessible and lively account of an intriguing and much-loved animal that, surprisingly, is still endangered and rarely seen despite a recent resurgence that has seen it expand...


The Woodland Book

by Tessa Wardley Bloomsbury Publishing (June 05, 2014)

From an author passionate about reconnecting both adults and children with nature, The Woodland Book aims to show anyone with an interest in nature and the great outdoors how to make the most of the unique environments...


The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

by Keith Vinicombe & Alan Harris Bloomsbury Publishing (March 27, 2014)

This ebook covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements...


Hunting the Hunters

by Laurens de Groot Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon

Laurens de Groot was a detective...


Exploring the Thames Wilderness

by Richard Mayon-White & Wendy Yorke Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

The River Thames is an often undiscovered haven of stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and brilliant natural beauty. As well as the famous stretches passing through our biggest cities and towns, there is a...


Dragonflight

by Marianne Taylor Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2013)

This book is an account of two years spent getting to know Britain's most dazzling and enigmatic insects - the dragonflies and damselflies. The quest to find, photograph, watch and learn about dragons and damsels...


Ancient Woodland

by Ian Rotherham Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2013)

Though most of us will have enjoyed strolling through beautiful British woodlands, we might not be aware of the ancient Â? and often complex Â? origins of our surroundings. From medieval times, woodlands were...


Animals in the First World War

by Neil R. Storey Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

The burden of the Great War was not shouldered by soldiers alone: the tasks, the camaraderie, the day-to-day life and the devastation were all shared with the animals that accompanied the forces abroad. The...


Secrets of the Seas

by Callum Roberts & Alex Mustard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater...


Make Your Own Bird Food

by Mark Golley Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Birds are the life and soul of any garden, whatever its size or location, and one thing can be guaranteed: if food is on offer, birds will visit.

With this in mind, Make Your Own Bird Food brings you some of...


Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe

by Jeroen Speybroeck, Wouter Beukema, Jan Van Der Voort & Bobby Bok et al. Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The...


Green Guide to Birds Of Britain And Europe

by Jim Flegg & Martin Woodcock Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe.

With their diversity of form, colour, behaviour and song, birds are an endless source of fascination, but...


Mountain Flowers

by Michael Scott Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

"Mountain flowers are the most romantic in our flora, exquisite, enigmatic and, often, remote from human habitation. Michael Scott has not only seen them all but has roamed every part of the hill scenery of...


Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

by Richard Lewington Bloomsbury Publishing (July 21, 2016)

Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this is an ideal guide for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts. It includes more than 600 superb illustrations of all the life stages of each species,...


Green Guide to Seashore Life Of Britain And Europe

by Bob Gibbons, Denys Ovenden & Melanie Perkins Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe.

Our coastlines are home to a wide range of animals and plants, some that are iconic sights on beaches and...


Green Guide to Mushrooms And Toadstools Of Britain And Europe

by Gordon Dickson & Catherine Slade Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe.

A huge array of mushrooms and toadstools grow in our woodlands and fields, from the deadly poisonous to...


Do Birds Have Knees?

by Stephen Moss Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding.

How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter?...


Instant Weather Forecasting

by Alan Watts Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their...


RSPB British Birdfinder

by Marianne Taylor Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that...


RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography

by David Tipling Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

This helpful and practical RSPB guide to all aspects

of digital wildlife photography is an updated version of our first edition. It is accessibly written by and beautifully

illustrated with the work of one of...


Mammals of Sri Lanka

by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne Bloomsbury Publishing (July 14, 2016)

A compact, easy-to-use mammal identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka. More than 40 species are described here in detail, from the Grey Slender Loris to the Giant Squirrel and the...


Highlands Â? ScotlandÂ?s Wild Heart

by Stephen Moss & Laurie Campbell Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands.

This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient...