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The Hebrides (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 76)

by J. M. Boyd & I. L. Boyd William Collins (April 18, 2019)

A complete natural history of the Hebrides – an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The Hebrides is an area...


Mammals in the British Isles (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 68)

by L. Harrison Matthews William Collins (April 18, 2019)

Mammals in the British Isles looks at the influences on their numbers and distribution, both now and in the past, examines aspects of their biology with emphasis on function and physiology, and concludes with...


British Seals (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 57)

by H. R. Hewer William Collins (February 28, 2019)

A comprehensive account of the seal’s migratory patterns, methods of hunting and patterns of reproduction.

While seals are a perennial favourite among visitors to zoos for their playful and engaging behaviour,...


Hedgehog (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 137)

by Pat Morris William Collins (June 28, 2018)

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...


The World of the Honeybee (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 29)

by Colin G. Butler William Collins (August 24, 2017)

The mysteries of bee life are illuminated for beekeepers, entomologists and students of natural history in general.

The complex and wonderful organisation of the honeybee has fascinated many naturalists and...


The Otters’ Tale

by Simon Cooper William Collins (March 23, 2017)

Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017 ‘The best popular account of the lives of otters written so far’ Richard Shelton, Times Literary Supplement

When Simon Cooper bought an abandoned water mill that...


The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

by J. A. Baker, John Fanshawe, Mark Cocker & Robert Macfarlane William Collins (April 06, 2017)

Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.

J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published...


Insect Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 8)

by A. D. Imms William Collins (February 28, 2017)

Insect Natural History introduces the reader to some of the latest discoveries and ideas about British Insects.

This volume deals with the natural history of British insects, and introduces the reader to some...


Falcons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 132)

by Richard Sale William Collins (July 28, 2016)

Falcons have been a source of inspiration to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike.

In a much-anticipated volume on one of Britain’s most fascinating group of birds, Richard Sale draws on a wealth...


British Butterflies and Moths (Collins Complete Guides)

by Paul Sterry, Andrew Cleave & Rob Read William Collins (August 11, 2016)

A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for anyone interested in butterflies and moths found in Britain and Ireland.

Every species that occurs regularly...


Birds of India (Collins Field Guide)

by Norman Arlott William Collins (April 09, 2015)

This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

Every species of bird you might encounter in Pakistan, India,...


Bird Atlas 2007-11: The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Britain and Ireland

by Dawn Balmer, Simon Gillings, Brian Caffrey & Bob Swann et al. William Collins (August 14, 2014)

Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

The Bird Atlas 2007–2011 is the definitive statement on breeding and winter bird distributions in Britain and Ireland.

Building on previous atlases (1968–1972...


The Salmon: The Extraordinary Story of the King of Fish

by Michael Wigan William Collins (May 08, 2014)

A fascinating journey into the extraordinary world of the king of fish: the salmon. This beautiful book explores the natural history of this most mysterious of fishes.

Michael Wigan explores the life cycle of...


Bird Populations (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 124)

by Ian Newton William Collins (August 29, 2013)

In the latest addition to the New Naturalist series, Ian Newton explores bird populations and what causes their fluctuation – food supplies, competitors, predators, parasites, pathogens and human activity....


Owls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 125)

by Mike Toms William Collins (January 02, 2014)

Owls have always featured prominently in the mythology and folklore of a variety of cultures. These mysterious nocturnal creatures are thought to be symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy....


Amphibians and Reptiles (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 87)

by Trevor Beebee & Richard Griffiths William Collins (August 14, 2014)

Building on the solid foundations established by the two earlier New Naturalist volumes on this subject, eminent herpetologists Trevor Beebee and Richard Griffiths have brought together a wealth of new and fascinating...


Inheritance and Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 61)

by R. J. Berry William Collins (December 12, 2013)

Ever wondered why primroses have three sorts of flowers; or about pesticide resistance in rats and mice, mosquitoes and green-fly; antibiotic resistance in disease organisms – all are examples of genetical...


British Birds of Prey (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 60)

by Leslie. H. Brown William Collins (August 01, 2013)

Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain presents a great mass of scientific information about our birds of prey in a manner...


Finches (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 55)

by Ian Newton William Collins (August 01, 2013)

This illustrated survey of finch behaviour is a thorough, non-technical account of the habits of these birds throughout the world.

Greenfinches nest in plantations, large shrubby gardens and churchyards with...


British Bats (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 93)

by John D. Altringham William Collins (August 14, 2014)

British Bats is a comprehensive account of the natural history of these fascinating animals, from their origins and evolution to their feeding habits and reproduction.

Bats are arguably the most successful and...