Woodlands

Author: Oliver Rackham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007493843

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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‘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

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

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

Author: James Fisher,R. M. Lockley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406258

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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

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

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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

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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

Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jaboury Ghazoul

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016411

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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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: 4844

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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.

The Making of the Cretan Landscape

Author: Oliver Rackham,Jennifer Moody

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719036477

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 2005

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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.

The Hebrides

Author: J. M. Boyd,I. L. Boyd

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007308514

Category:

Page: N.A

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A complete natural history of the Hebrides - an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This new title fills the gap. In a style at once both readable and informative the Drs. J. M. and I. L. Boyd cover every aspect of the islands. Starting with a clear explanation of the geology, climate and hydrography, they move on to a fascinating description of the many varies habitats, from the sea and inland waters through to woodlands and moor and hill. Part II deals with the characteristics of individual islands and their species, while in part III the islands are discussed in the context of their relation to people - starting with the old naturalists, and ending on a topical note with the current interest in conservation.

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413467

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 7091

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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.