Concise Pond Wildlife Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472922403

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 513

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on more than 190 species of animal and plant that inhabit still-water bodies such as ponds, pools and small lakes in northern Europe. A vast number of species occurs in these habitats, so the book is selective, but it pictures and describes a good range of fauna and flora that are likely to be found and identified. Among the fascinating animals featured are freshwater sponges, hydras, water bears, worms, leeches, water snails, dragonflies and damselflies, frogs and toads, bats, fish, birds, and iconic mammals such as the Water Vole and European Otter. All the species are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks, and a concise written account for each covers data such as size, general description, habitat, ecology, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making the book an indispensable reference in the field as well as in the home and garden. It is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet to protect it against the elements in the field.
Concise Pond Wildlife Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 147296828X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 906

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on more than 190 species of animal and plant that inhabit still-water bodies such as ponds, pools and small lakes in northern Europe. A vast number of species occurs in these habitats, so the book is selective, but it pictures and describes a good range of fauna and flora that are likely to be found and identified. Among the fascinating animals featured are freshwater sponges, hydras, water bears, worms, leeches, water snails, dragonflies and damselflies, frogs and toads, bats, fish, birds, and iconic mammals such as the Water Vole and European Otter. All the species are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks, and a concise written account for each covers data such as size, general description, habitat, ecology, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making the book an indispensable reference in the field as well as in the home and garden. It is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet to protect it against the elements in the field.
Concise Garden Bird Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472915788

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 418

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 birds you may only see flying overhead in gardens. Eighty-eight species, illustrated with more than 400 superb full-colour artworks, are covered. The book also includes general guidelines on food, feeders, nest boxes and other items that can greatly increase the presence of birds in your garden. A concise written account for each species covers data such as size, general description, voice, habitat, food, occurrence in gardens, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making the book an indispensable reference in the field as well as in the home and garden. The illustrators include renowned natural history artists Sandra Doyle, Dan Cole, Szabolcs Kokay, Steven Message, Bridgette James and David Sutton.
Adventures in Nature

Author: Dawn Nelson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750997744

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 500

Through a mixture of original stories and traditional tales, Adventures in Nature offers an abundance of ways for families to connect with the earth. As our ancestors did before us, the book follows the seasons contained in the ‘Wheel Of The Year’, with each entry focusing on a story that brings us closer to the natural world, accompanied by simple craft projects, activities and mindful moments. In our busy, modern lives we have become increasingly disconnected from the world around us, and stories are an age-old way of re-establishing that link, nurturing a love for the environment and embedding awareness and respect for the planet within our culture. This book allows you to discover your very own adventures in nature through story.
Steve Backshall's Venom

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472930286

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 993

TV presenter Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of ... This is a reformatted, redesigned edition of a popular title. Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and an essential tool for hunting and defence. A wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians use toxins to subdue their prey or to stop becoming prey to another predator. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, the author takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive.
Design for Biodiversity

Author: Kelly Gunnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000705126

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 158

The built environment has the potential to have a major impact on biodiversity, not least with the increasingly demanding requirements to design more energy efficient and airtight buildings, leaving less space for species to inhabit. The construction industry has an important role to play in ensuring that buildings are designed and refurbished in a way in which biodiversity can be enhanced. Through written guidance and architectural drawings, this book advises on how to incorporate provision for biodiversity within developments. With sections on different building-reliant species, general principles for design, ready-made products that be incorporated into designs, and legislation, policy and regulations, this book is an invaluable resource for all architects, ecologists and anyone involved in designing or briefing for biodiversity in buildings.
Chris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472916044

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 224

Many of Britain's plants and animals have come to rely upon gardens as an essential lifeline as their natural habitats come under increasing pressure from human activity and global warming. This comprehensive book explains the best ways to attract wildlife to gardens and encourage it to stay there. Written in a light-hearted yet passionate and authoritative style, the guide challenges popular notions of 'weeds' and 'pests' and invites gardeners to think again about the choices they make. Chris Packham's informative and lively text is complemented by attractive photographs and illustrations that will encourage an interest in the natural world on your doorstep, whether your 'garden' is a rural idyll or an urban window box. Chris argues that we have become so spellbound by 'nature's celebrities' – tigers, pandas and their ilk – that we are in danger of overlooking the most exciting species of all: those that we can touch, smell and observe in our own backyard.
Walford's Concise Guide to Reference Material

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015029254755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

View: 295

This is a shortened version of the three volume Walford's Guide to Reference Material, 5th edition: Volume 1, Science and Technology (1989), Volume 2, Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion (1990), and Volume 3, Generalia, language and literature, the arts (1991). There are more than 3,000 entries, forming an updated compilation of what are considered to be the basic items in the main volumes, plus some more recent material up to April 1992.