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Identifying Birds by Colour

by Norman Arlott & Moss Taylor Collins (December 07, 2017)

Optimised for devices with colour screens.

A unique spotter's guide for the first-time birdwatcher.

It is not always easy for the amateur birdwatcher to correctly identify a bird from the glimpse that is seen...

Snakes (Collins Gem)

by Chris Mattison Collins (August 24, 2017)

An easy-to-use and authoritative guide to over 220 species of snake from around the world, each entry specially selected to show the diversity of size, shape and colour of these respected creatures.

There are...

Nature’s Top 40: Britain’s Best Wildlife

by Mike Dilger & Chris Packham Collins (September 04, 2014)

From leaping dolphins to boxing hares, soaring eagles to the beat of a million wings – the British Isles offer some of the richest and most varied wildlife encounters in Europe. But how do you pick the must-see...

Extreme Nature

by Mark Carwardine Collins (February 19, 2015)

A beautiful and fascinating portrait of the world’s most extreme wildlife, from the sexiest beast to the smelliest plant.

The world's most devious plant, the largest flock of birds, the biggest drug user,...

Nature’s Babies

by Mike Dilger Collins (July 10, 2014)

There are few things more endearing than baby animals, but their charm belies their struggle for survival. From frolicking foxes to boisterous bears, lounging lions to zealous zebras, Nature's Babies explores...

The Wildlife-friendly Garden

by Michael Chinery Collins (July 10, 2014)

Full of helpful expert advice and many practical projects, this ebook edition of the successful hardback is a fascinating illustrated guide to encouraging wildlife into your garden, whether you live in the town...

Garden Wildlife (Collins Gem)

by Michael Chinery Collins (March 27, 2014)

Full of helpful expert advice and numerous practical projects, this is a fascinating mini guide to identifying and encouraging wildlife into your garden, whether you live in the town or the country.

Our gardens...

David Attenborough’s Why Do Birds of Paradise Dance (Collins Shorts, Book 7)

by Sir David Attenborough & Fuller Collins (December 18, 2012)

Collins Shorts – insight in an instant.

Join David Attenborough on his journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families...

Springwatch Unsprung: Why Do Robins Have Red Breasts?

by Jo Stevens & The Springwatch Team Collins (June 06, 2013)

Which birds have the most air miles? Are adders born venomous?

Springwatch Unsprung brings together all the most-asked questions from the surprise hit BBC 2 TV spin-off of the same name. The heart of the book...

Adventures Among Birds (Collins Nature Library)

by W.H. Hudson & Robert Macfarlane Collins (June 07, 2012)

The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing – reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain’s best known and highly-acclaimed nature...

Drawn From Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

by Sir David Attenborough & Errol Fuller Collins (August 30, 2012)

Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds.

From the moment...

Collins Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland: Over 800 Best Wildlife Sites in the British Isles

by Christopher Somerville Collins (April 25, 2013)

Have you ever wondered where the best places to go are to see leaping salmon, rutting deer, diving gannets, breaching whales or bluebell woods in full bloom?

The British Isles are home to some of the richest...

Dino Gangs: Dr Philip J Currie’s New Science of Dinosaurs

by Dr. Phil Currie & Josh Young Collins (May 26, 2011)

With his groundbreaking findings and extensive research, palaeontologist and dino hunter Dr Phil Currie challenges the very foundations of traditional dinosaur theories.

Seventy million years ago the Mongolian...

Birds Britannia

by Stephen Moss Collins (April 21, 2011)

Birds and bird lore provide a fascinating window onto our social and cultural history, and can tell us much about our changing relationship with the British landscape, our people and society.

We Brits love our...

Bumblebees (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 40)

by John B. Free & C. G. Butler Collins (November 22, 2012)

This group of relatively large, colourful and familiar insects are a very popular subject of study because their behaviour can be observed without the use of elaborate equipment. This edition is exclusive to...

Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 114)

by Timothy J. Roper Collins (August 19, 2010)

A comprehensive natural history of one of Britain’s favourite animals

The badger has for many years occupied a unique place in the British consciousness. Despite the fact that most people have never seen one,...

Moths (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 90)

by Mike Majerus Collins (August 19, 2010)

Moths provides a comprehensive account of the diverse natural history of these fascinating and popular insects. This edition is exclusive to

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series,...

Loch Lomondside (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 88)

by John Mitchell Collins (August 19, 2010)

Loch Lomondside is celebrated for its outstanding scenery. The area supports a rich tapestry of water and wild land, forest and woodland, farmland and settlement. This edition is exclusive to

British Freshwater Fish (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 75)

by P. S. Maitland & R. N. Campbell Collins (November 29, 2012)

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,...

The Natural History of Orkney (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 70)

by R. J. Berry Collins (August 30, 2012)

This is the first survey of the islands' natural history, complete in one volume. Because Orkney is exceptional, it is vital reading for the serious naturalist, as well as for being a comprehensive and absorbing...

British Tits (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 62)

by Christopher Perrins Collins (August 30, 2012)

In addition to dealing with the general biology and behaviour of the birds, Dr Perrins gives full attention to such things as their social lives, their intelligence and adaptiveness, and their puzzling ability...

The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 39)

by Edward A. Armstrong Collins (May 31, 2012)

Tracing the magico-religious beliefs surrounding birds as far back in time as is possible, to the cultures in which these beliefs arose. This edition is exclusive to

Edward A Armstrong is...

Insect Migration (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 36)

by C. B. Williams Collins (April 11, 2013)

Highlighting the significance of the widespread distribution of the migratory habit throughout the insect world. This edition is exclusive to

This is a pioneer book, a real milestone in the...

Sea-Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 28)

by James Fisher & R. M. Lockley Collins (April 11, 2013)

Sea-Birds introduces us to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean in which about half the world sea-bird species have been seen at one time or another. This edition is exclusive to

Climate and the British Scene (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 22)

by Gordon Manley Collins (April 11, 2013)

From Chaucer’s sweet April showers to the peasoupers of Sherlock Holmes the British scene cannot be contemplated without climate entering in. This edition is exclusive to

From Chaucer’s...

Birds and Men (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 17)

by E. M. Nicholson Collins (May 31, 2012)

Revealing the impact of civilisation upon our bird life, with particular reference to the species that have come to rely largely on types of habitat greatly modified or actually formed by human action. This...

Natural History in the Highlands and Islands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 6)

by F. Fraser Darling Collins (January 30, 2012)

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are rugged moorland, alpine mountains and jagged coast with remarkable natural history. This edition is exclusive to

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland...

British Game (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 2)

by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald Collins (December 21, 2011)

British Game ranges beyond the strict legal interpretation of game and is full of interesting details about the birds and beasts that should interest sportsmen. This edition is exclusive to

Butterflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 1)

by E. B. Ford Collins (December 21, 2011)

A scientific study that keeps in mind the needs of butterfly collectors and of all those who love the country in the hope that it may increase their pleasure by widening the scope of their interests. This edition...

Dragonflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 106)

by Philip Corbet & Stephen Brooks Collins (February 17, 2011)

Dragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures – few insect groups fascinate as much or are more immediately recognisable.

In this seminal new work, Philip Corbet and Stephen Brooks examine the...

Grouse (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 107)

by Adam Watson & Robert Moss Collins (August 19, 2010)

With less than twenty species worldwide and only four British and Irish species, the grouse is surprisingly well-known. Its habitats are diverse and relatively remote – ranging from deep forests, through open...

Wildfowl (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 110)

by David Cabot Collins (August 19, 2010)

New Naturalist Wildfowl provides a much-anticipated overview of the fascinating birds that have become icons of our diminishing wilderness areas.

Wildfowl – swans, geese and ducks – have been the subject...

Extreme Insects

by Richard Jones Collins (September 02, 2010)

Insects are the most extreme organisms on Earth and, despite their diminutive size, they wield inordinate power. With the exception of the polar icecaps, every terrestrial ecosystem on earth is colonized by...