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Natural History: Collins Gems

Insects by Michael Chinery (Author), Bob Gibbons (Photographer) (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007146246

Insects by Michael Chinery (Author), Bob Gibbons (Photographer) (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007146246

This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen insects in Britain and northern Europe.

Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each insect to aid identification.

Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each insect could be confused, and details of the differences between them.

This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 insects.


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Garden Birds by Stephen Moss (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007176144

Garden Birds by Stephen Moss (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007176144

This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the diverse range of birds that inhabit their gardens.

Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each bird, including information on each species' feeding, behavioural habits, breeding, voice and population. An extensive introduction provides information on nesting sites, water, pests and predators.

This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, covering all birds most likely to be found in our gardens.


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Butterflies by Michael Chinery (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178520

Butterflies by Michael Chinery (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178520

This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen butterflies and moths in Britain and northern Europe.

Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth to aid identification.

Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each butterfly or moth could be confused, and details of the differences between them.

This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 butterflies and moths.

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Wild Flowers by Martin Walters (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178544

Wild Flowers by Martin Walters (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178544

This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the wild flowers they might encounter on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a ramble through woodland, fields or wetlands.

Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the parts of the flower, stem, leaf and fruit, including both common and scientific names of each wild flower.

Additionally, each entry features illustrations and description of appearance and colour, details on size, type of habitat, geographical range and flowering season, along with helpful information on herbal medicinal uses of each flower.


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Seashore by Rod Preston-Mafham (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178599

Seashore by Rod Preston-Mafham (Paperback) ISBN: 9780007178599

A fascinating introduction to the different habitats and creatures to be found along the coastline. With over 240 colour photographs, this is the ideal guide to take on seashore rambles.

Divided into different coastline habitats for ease of use, Collins Gem Seashore is the ideal guide for families and children.

Featured habitats include cliffs, rocky shores, sand dunes, saltmarsh, shingle and the strandline.

The book includes full details of the many species to be found within each habitat.

Introductions to seaweeds, worms, molluscs, arthopods, fish, birds and mammals, and many other shore-line inhabitants are presented in a clear, accessible manner.

This portable, informative book is perfect for any excursion to the shore.


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