Collins Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007183887

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 3520

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.

Mushrooms of Britain & Europe

Author: Regis Courtecuisse

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200127

Category: Nature

Page: 904

View: 9753

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.

Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe

Author: Edmund Garnweidner,Monika Shaffer-Fehre

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002199940

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 6605

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.

Trees of Britain and Europe

Author: Keith Rushforth

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200134

Category: Nature

Page: 1336

View: 4280

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.

Freshwater Life

Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Malcolm Greenhalgh,Denys Ovenden

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007177776

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 9105

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.

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: 4070

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.

British Wildlife

The Definitive Guide to Britain's Plants and Animals

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 5150

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.

Collins Bird Guide

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

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007449026

Category: Birds

Page: 448

View: 1986

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.

Mammals of Britain & Europe

Author: David Whyte Macdonald

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002197793

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 6842

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.

RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

Second edition

Author: Simon Harrap

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408186721

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 8784

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.

British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448589

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 7936

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.

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: 5093

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

Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe

Author: Jeroen Speybroeck,Wouter Beukema,Bobby Bok,Jan Van Der Voort

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925637

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1180

The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The last illustrated field guide to European reptiles and amphibians was first published 38 years ago, and remains oudated despite occasional reprints and new editions. This major new field guide addresses this deficiency. Every species will be covered in detail with a focus on identification and geographical variation; species texts also cover distribution, habitat and behaviour. A detailed up-to-date map is also included for each species. Superb colour illustrations by talented artist Ilian Velikov depict every species and all major variations, and colour photographs are also included for most species. This groundbreaking new guide will become the definitive field reference for these two groups of animals.

Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002191371

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4059

A new edition of Michael Chinery's Pocket Guide Insects, regarded as one of the main guides to the insects of Britain and Western Europe. The introduction explains the scope of the book with a basic survey of classification, anatomy and life-cycles and the key is cross-referenced to the text to enable the reader to place any insect into its correct group. The insects are arranged scientifically, covering all orders found in Europe and all major families with illustrations covering the species most likely to be noticed for their size, colour, frequency or association with humans.

Complete Irish Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry,Derek Mooney

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007176298

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 4574

Complete Irish Wildlife describes almost all the mammals, birds, fish and butterflies of Ireland likely to be encountered by the keen amateur naturalist, as well as all the common and widespread flowers, trees and shrubs. With over 1,000 colour photographs, this comprehensive guide illustrates every species described. The introduction by Ireland's best known wildlife expert, Derek Mooney, sets out where you can find the best of Irish wildlife. Reptiles and amphibians, insects and spiders, molluscs and other invertebrates are also featured, and species are organized taxonomically. Each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference and species are grouped according to natural relationships and similarities. With its handy format and PVC wallet, Complete Irish Wildlife is a book no nature lover should travel without.

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: 9413

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.

Collins Butterfly Guide

Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007279777

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 3874

This classic guide to the butterflies of Britain and northern Europe enters its third edition as part of the authoritative Collins Guide series. This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain and Europe features over 400 species, depicting both male and female insects. Species descriptions include details on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behaviour and life cycle. Subspecies are included where there is significant variation, and distribution maps accompany each widespread species. Illustrated by Richard Lewington, the world's leading butterfly illustrator, this is an ideal field guide for travelling naturalists and butterfly enthusiasts alike and is an essential addition to every nature lover's bookshelves.