Trees of Britain and Europe

Author: Keith Rushforth

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200134

Category: Nature

Page: 1336

View: 9956

This field guide contains a collection of photographs of everything you need to identify a tree - whether in winter, spring, summer or autumn. Every species has a photograph of a whole tree, plus close-ups of its bark, buds, leaves, male or female flowers, and fruit. The photographs are backed up with text describing what to look for to differentiate one similar looking species from another. It covers over 800 species of tree - every species that is native to Europe, plus all the species that are commonly planted in parks and gardens.
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Birds of Britain & Europe

Author: Konrad Wothe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780261674028

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 3513

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Insects of Britain and Europe

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002201346

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 3678

Covering 240 species of insect and other invertebrates that are commonly found in Britain and northern Europe, Wild Guide Insects is the perfect introductory guide to 'creepy-crawlies'.
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Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe

Author: Edmund Garnweidner,Monika Shaffer-Fehre

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002199940

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 3599

This pocket-sized guide covers over 400 of the commonest species of mushroom and toadstool found in Britain and Europe. Each species is illustrated with a photograph and described in detail in the text, which includes information on colour, shape, smell, taste, time of year the mushroom is seen, and similar species. The guide is not arranged in complicated taxonomic order, but by shape for easy identification. This means that even the absolute beginner can identify mushrooms using this guide. Other features include additional helpful mushroom information at the back and a durable plastic cover.
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Collins Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007183887

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 6004

Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.
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Mushrooms of Britain & Europe

Author: Regis Courtecuisse

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200127

Category: Nature

Page: 904

View: 9809

The only photographic field guide you can use in the wild Identifying mushrooms correctly is vital -- eat the wrong species and you could be dead. Mushrooms vary dramatically in shape and colour depending on their age, making them even harder to identify. By combining the most comprehensive collection of photographs with clear, easy to understand text (with the most important features highlighted in italic), this new guide to mushrooms gives you everything you need to positively identify what you are about to eat. The book covers every common species of mushrooms, over 1,000 species, and is the most comprehensive photographic guide on mushrooms ever published. If you want to find chanterelles, or ceps, this book is a must.
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Wild Flowers of Britain

Author: Roger Phillips,Sheila Grant

Publisher: Mad River PressInc

ISBN: 9780330251839

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 3131

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Freshwater Life

Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Malcolm Greenhalgh,Denys Ovenden

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007177776

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 556

Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.
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A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Guy Mountfort,P. A. D. Hollom

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618166756

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 2296

With 364 range maps and 96 color plates portraying 548 species, this is the classic field guide to European birds. Covering 698 species, the descriptive text includes information on geographical races, vagrants, and introduced species. Confusing species such as waders, raptors, and warblers have additional notes on how to distinguish them.
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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

Second edition

Author: Simon Harrap

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408186721

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3105

This edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
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Mammals of Britain & Europe

Author: David Whyte Macdonald

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002197793

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 6953

This book covers every species of mammal that occur in Europe and in the seas around it, over 230 species, in detail. The text not only covers the vital information for identifying the differences between a rabbit and a hare, a red deer and a roe deer, or a killer whale and a long-finned pilot whale, or how to tell a red fox print from a dog, but also provides all the biological and taxonomic information you need to positively identify mammals. It also gives readers an insight into how the animals live, how crested porcupine adults keep their young warm crushing them between the parents, how many baby seals actually moult while still inside the mother and why the red fox can cause such destruction.
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Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847923

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 7132

This beautifully illustrated field guide enables you to easily identify the tracks and signs left by a wide variety of mammal and bird species found in Britain and Europe, covering behaviors ranging from hunting, foraging, and feeding to courtship, breeding, and nesting. Introductory chapters offer detailed drawings of footprints and tracks of large and small mammals, which are followed by sections on mammal scat, bird droppings, and the feeding signs of animals on food sources such as nuts, cones, and rose hips. The book then describes specific mammal species, providing information on size, distribution, behavior, habitat, and similar species, as well as more specific detail on tracks and scat. Distribution maps are also included. This indispensable field guide covers 175 species of mammals and birds, and features a wealth of stunning color photos and artwork throughout. Helps you easily identify the tracks and signs of a variety of mammals and birds Covers 175 species Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, and artwork ncludes informative descriptions of mammal species along with distribution maps
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British Wildlife

The Definitive Guide to Britain's Plants and Animals

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 8709

Unlock the secrets of Britain's natural world with this essential wildlife guide. Ever wanted to know if it's a great tit or a blue tit, a rabbit or a hare, a cowslip or an oxlip? Covering all common animals and plants found in the British Isles, Collins British Wildlife tells you everything you need to know about the things you see in British gardens, parks, or countrysides—and how to tell the difference between them. The key to enjoying the natural world is being able to put a name to the animal or plant that you see outdoors. Including all wildlife groups in one comprehensive volume, this is the perfect home reference guide—an essential volume for every bookshelf. With more than 3,500 stunning photographs, and written by one of the UK's leading naturalists, this is a book that will unlock the secrets of the extraordinary natural world around you.
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British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448589

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 5678

Discover over 1,200 species of animals and plants found in the coastal regions of Britain and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. This is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts.
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Collins Butterfly Guide

Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007242344

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 4760

This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa describes and illustrates all 440 species, depicting both males and females and - where there is significant variation - subspecies. Distribution maps accompany every widespread species.
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Britain's Birds

An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

Author: Rob Hume,Robert Still,Andy Swash,Hugh Harrop,David Tipling

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691158894

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 2255

Britain's Birds will be enjoyed, valued and constantly referred to by all bird watchers—whether beginner, experienced or professional. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird book of modern times, featuring an unrivalled selection of photographs that show all the plumages you are likely to see. Focusing on identification, and containing maps, facts and figures on numbers and distributions, this breakthrough publication was devised by a team of lifelong birdwatchers, all with many years' experience of showing people birds and producing user-friendly field guides. Comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland The only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered More than 3,200 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Many photographs of individual rare birds identified in Britain and Ireland Simple steps to help you find and identify any bird you see Pages designed to allow easy and accurate comparison Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Distribution maps featuring summer, winter and resident ranges, plus details of migration routes to and from Britain and Ireland
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Collins Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterstrom,Peter J. Grant

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007449026

Category: Birds

Page: 448

View: 2353

Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.
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Wild France

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847733405

Category: France

Page: 176

View: 3893

'Wild France' celebrates the landscapes and natural history of this surprisingly diverse country. Expert naturalist Bob Gibbons examines the geography and climate, the many different habitat types and the remarkable variety of wildlife, while more than 260 colour photographs illustrate the species and places mentioned in the text.
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Collins Tree Guide

Author: Owen Johnson,David More

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007207719

Category: Trees

Page: 464

View: 6013

This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.
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A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe

Author: Nicholas Arnold,Denys Ovenden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0002199645

Category: Amphibians

Page: 272

View: 2713

This field guide to reptiles and amphibians describes and illustrates every species found in Britain and Europe. The book contains descriptions of every species of salamander, newt, frog, tree frog, toad, tortoise, turtle, terrapin, gecko, agama, lizard, chameleon, slow worm, skink, amphisbaenian and snake found in mainland Europe. Every species and distinct subspecies is described in detail, with notes on its range, size, colour and markings, diagnostic characters, habitat, behaviour and, in the case of venomous snakes, the type and virulence of its poison. The final part of the book deals with the identification of the eggs and tadpoles of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.
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