Author: Oliver Rackham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007493843

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 6708

‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’

Trees (Collins Gem)

Author: Alastair Fitter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007441908

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 1088

The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Northumberland (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 95)

Author: Angus Lunn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007403194

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 575

A definitive natural history of Northumberland, from its ecological history, geology and climate to its naturalists and conservation issues.

Marches (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 118)

Author: Andrew Allott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007450613

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 4659

A complete natural history and the first large-scale survey of this unique part of the country.

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

Author: James Fisher,R. M. Lockley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406258

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 1568

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 newnaturalists.com

The New Forest (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 73)

Author: Colin R. Tubbs

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406606

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 3249

How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'.

From the Forest

A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairy Tales

Author: Sara Maitland

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619020149

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 5813

Argues that the forest landscapes in which fairy tales are often set are intimately representative of human conditions and challenges, retelling and analyzing twelve traditional stories to explore the role of nature in each.

Fungi (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 96)

Author: Brian Spooner,Peter Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406053

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 2392

A comprehensive account of the natural history of fungi, from their lifestyle, habitats and ecology to their uses for humans. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Garden Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 102)

Author: Stefan Buczacki

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007405081

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 3002

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.

Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jaboury Ghazoul

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016411

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 2175

Since the dawn of human civilization, forests have provided us with food, resources, and energy. The history of human development is also one of forest loss and transformation, and yet even in our increasingly urbanized societies we remain surprisingly dependent on forests for a wide range of goods and services. Moreover, forests still retain a remarkable hold on our environmental values. In an era of continuing tropical deforestation and temperate forest resurgence, and in the midst of uncertainties of climate and land use changes, it is more important than ever to understand what forests are, how they contribute to our livelihoods, and how they underpin our cultural histories and futures. In this Very Short Introduction Jaboury Ghazoul explores our contrasting interactions with forests, as well as their origins, dynamics, and the range of goods and services they provide to human society. Ghazoul concludes with an examination of the recent history of deforestation, transitions to reforestation, and the future outlook for forests particularly in the context of expected climate change. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Splintered History of Wood

Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats

Author: Spike Carlsen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061982776

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 5298

In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal exploration of nature's greatest gift.

London’s Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 3)

Author: R. S. R. Fitter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000740607X

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 4096

London's Natural History describes how the spread of man’s activities has affected the plants and animals in them, destroying some and creating others. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Trees, Woods and Man

Author: H. L. Edlin

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007311071


Page: N.A

View: 817

A fascinating description of the changing fortunes of our forests, marked by an attempt to look at woodlands from the special point of view of the men of each succeeding age. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com Ever since the first New Naturalist book was published the Editors have planned to devote a volume to British trees and woodlands. Mr. Edlin's book at last fills this gap in the series, and fills it with charm and authority. Every page bears witness to first-hand experience of what he is describing. After training at Edinburgh and Oxford, followed by a period as a rubber-planter in Malaya, Mr. Edlin had charge of felling and replanting in the New Forest - work which has given him an exceptional insight not only into the reasons for the disappearance in the past of so much of our natural woodlands, but also into the re-establishment of forests by modern methods. Since the war, Mr. Edlin has been engaged in editing technical publications for the Forestry Commission, and, naturally, he deals with recent controversies over the planting policy of the Commission. But Mr. Edlin's book is by no means confined to problems of afforestation and the supply of timber. He deals in detail with all our important trees and shrubs, both native and introduced, against the background of their natural environment; and also has much to say about their uses and about the woodland crafts - many of them dying out - that have been handed down from the past. A particular feature of this book is Mr Edlin's fine account of the past history of British Woodlands, from the close of the Ice Age to the present day. His fascinating description of the changing fortunes of our forests is marked by an attempt to look at woodlands from the special point of view of the men of each succeeding age, as influenced by their 'social' environment and available equipment. He points out, for example, that the early settlers cleared the best forests first because a savage with a stone axe realised that this was the quickest method of getting fertile land for growing crops.

The Making of the Cretan Landscape

Author: Oliver Rackham,Jennifer Moody

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719036477

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 1129

This is the first book to help the visitor understand Crete's remarkable landscape, which is just as spectacular as the island's rich archaeological heritage. Crete is a wonderful and dramatic island, a miniature continent with precipitous mountains, a hundred gorges, unique plants, extinct animals and lost civilisations, as well as the characteristic agricultural landscape of olive groves, vines and goats, Jennifer Moody and Oliver Rackham explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create the landscape we see today. They also explain the formation and ecology of Crete's beautiful mountains and coastline, and the contemporary threats to the island's fragile natural beauty.

British Warblers

Author: Eric Simms

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007308460


Page: N.A

View: 6453

With an increasing knowledge of this big, successful family, the naturalist will not only appreciate the wide variety that exists among the warblers, but also come closer to getting to terms with their identification. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com To anyone with an awakening interest in ornithology, the warblers may seem a very daunting group. Eric Simms, the author of Woodland Birds and British Thrushes in the New Naturalist series, has a very considerable personal experience of these birds and has produced here a lucid, highly readable, and authoritative study of the group. With an increasing knowledge of this big, successful family, the naturalist will not only appreciate the wide variety that exists among the warblers, but also come closer to getting to terms with their identification. There are three broad introductory chapters of the warblers of the Old and New World and those of Britain, with several chapters examining, comparing and contrasting members of each genus, and a series of single chapters for each breeding species; these review in detail their characteristics. The author makes use of the latest field discoveries, his own accumulated research and that of many other distinguished ornithologists (there is a bibliography of over 1000 references) to present a detailed picture of the warblers in Britain today. The most comprehensive and accessible review of the popular and intriguing group is fully illustrated with maps, sonagrams, diagrams and photographs. Major features are Ian Wallace's six superb colour plates of warblers' plumages and his expert line drawings which show aspects of morphology and behaviour. Eric Hosking has provided many of his outstanding photographs of different warbler species for the book.

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413467

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 9566

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.