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Dyr i naturen

  • Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Baker af J. A. Baker
    af J. A. Baker

    J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writingDespite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J A Baker spent a long winter looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them.Including original diaries from which The Peregrine was written and its companion volume The Hill of Summer, this is a beautiful compendium of lyrical nature writing at its absolute best. Such luminaries as Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th Century nature writing, and the bestselling author Mark Cocker has provided an introduction on the importance of Baker, his writings and the diaries - creating the essential volume of Baker's writings.Papers, maps, and letters have recently come to light which in turn provide a little more background into J A Baker's history. Contemporaries - particularly from his time at school in Chelmsford - have provided insights, remembering a school friend who clearly made an impact on his generation.Among fragments of letters to Baker was one from a reader who praised a piece that Baker had written in RSPB Birds magazine in 1971. Apart from a paper on peregrines which Baker wrote for the Essex Bird Report, this article - entitled On the Essex Coast - appears to be his only other published piece of writing, and, with the agreement of the RSPB, it has been included in this updated new paperback edition of Baker's astounding work.

  • Faraway Horses af Buck Brannaman
    - The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
    af Buck Brannaman

    "e;I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. "e; --Buck BrannamanIn THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship*Reveals the key to understanding animalsBUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler--not a horse "e;breaker"e;--who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming. WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.

  • Last Chance To See af Douglas Adams
    af Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine

    'Douglas Adams' genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world' IndependentAfter years of reflecting on the absurdities of life on other planets, Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine to find out what was happening to life on this one. Together they lead us on an unforgettable journey across the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures - animals that they may never get another chance to see. They encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but lovable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Both funny and poignant, Last Chance to See is the tale of an unforgettable wildlife odyssey - and a timely reminder of all that we must protect.

  • Humlen ved det hele af Dave Goulson
    - Mit eventylige liv med bier
    af Dave Goulson

    Goulson fortæller med varme og smittende videbegærlighed om humlebiernes fascinerende liv. Om sin vej fra barndommens ofte mislykkede forsøg til den voksne forskers banebrydende eventyr og eksperimenter for at forstå humlebiernes gådefulde færden – og ikke mindst deres forsvinden. Om vigtigheden af – og mulighederne for at bevare den natur, der holder os i live og gør livet værd at leve. Dave Goulson er en af Storbritanniens førende eksperter i humlebier, professor i biologi ved University of Sussex og en anerkendt naturforkæmper. Hans bog om humlebier har længe ligget på bestsellerlisten i England og er oversat til flere sprog.

  • Kom älva, kom skälva, kom häxa af Helga Henschen
    af Helga Henschen

    "låt oss pryda oss med dom röda fjädrarnaoch gå opp i bergenoch sluta oss till gerillanlåt oss vässa våra naglar och klättra i trädenlåt oss spana från furorna över landetoch hoa högt och utstöta blåa lockropjag struntar i väderleksprognosendet enda jag bryr mej omär dom röda fjädrarna"Helga Henschen tog varje chans hon fick att motarbeta fyrkantighet, respektlöshet, översitteri och förtryck. I denna diktsamling undersöker hon bland annat naturens påverkan på människan, och människans påverkan på naturen. Vi rör oss från det vardagliga till det extraordinära i detta poetiska smycke, som inte lämnar någon oberörd."För mig är dikten, liksom all konst, ett led i en motståndsrörelse. Mot tekniken som vill förslava oss, och mot all hjärntvätt vi utsätts för."Helga Henschen (1917 – 2002) var en svensk författare och konstnär. Hon var gift med konstnären Peter Weiss. Som författare debuterade Henschen med "Dårarna sjunger om natten" och kom sedan att skriva ett flertal verk under sin livstid.

  • Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversity Issues in Implementation af OECD Spar 21%
    af OECD

    Striking the right balance between the conservation/sustainable use and the loss of biodiversity requires accounting for all the impacts of its destruction. Weighing the loss against any potential benefits will ensure that the social, as well as economic, well-being of everyone are at the best levels possible. Market-based economic systems have the potential to ensure that such a balancing occurs, but require that all the impacts of its loss, or use, have been fully internalised into market transactions. This book shows how public policy in the form of market creation can be used to internalise the loss of biodiversity. It promotes the use of markets to ensure that our collective preferences for conservation and sustainable use are reflected in economic outcomes.

  • Escasez de agua?
     

    Seis articulos que abordan diferentes aspectos y problematicas de la gestion del agua superficial y subterranea de la cuenca del rio Ica. Actualmente, el Per se encuentra ante una crisis de gobernabilidad en la gestin del agua, pues la demanda de este recurso ha aumentado, pero la oferta sigue siendo la misma o ha disminuido por la contaminacin o el impacto del cambio climtico en las cuencas. Este libro contiene seis artculos interdisciplinarios que determinan cules son las problemticas de la gestin del agua del ro Ica y su impacto poltico, econmico y social en la regin. La preocupacin por la escasez del agua ha adquirido relevancia internacional debido a los efectos del cambio climtico y a las consecuencias que la intensificacin de las actividades productivas tiene sobre el recurso. Este volumen realiza aportes fundamentales que permiten comprender las complejas interrelaciones que ejercen los sectores productivos y la poblacin por el agua y la tierra en la cuenca del ro Ica en las regiones de Ica y Huancavelica. Los artculos, de forma independiente y en conjunto, dan cuenta de las diversas tareas que se deben realizar para hacer frente a la escasez de agua en esta regin. Para ello, se establecen cuatro variables: pensar a nivel de cuencas, considerar la accin de sus habitantes y ecosistemas, invertir en conocer el medio intervenido y lograr acuerdos entre actores de diferente origen y poder que comparten un mismo sistema hdrico, tarea que se debe realizar con los que intervienen y habitan cada cuenca del Per.

  • Bird Ringing Station Manual af Przemyslaw Busse
    af Przemyslaw Busse & Wlodzimierz Meissner

    In an attempt to standardize elements of the station routine, the book describes the procedures used in passerine and wader ringing stations. It offers a comparative analysis of versatile evaluation techniques such as measurements, orientation experiments and monitoring. The authors meticulously analyze different methods used to track birds, including catching passerines with mist-nets in land and wetland habitat, as well as the use of the Heligoland trap. The monograph, as a successful bid to establish a bird station routine that is favourable to both birds and ringers, will benefit all professional and amateur ringers.

  • Wilde Gesellen: 13 Expeditionen in die Welt der Tiere (GEO eBook)
     

    Tiere in freier Wildbahn: Sie bezaubern uns, weil sie uns so ratselhaft vorkommen. Sie machen einfach ihr Ding. Und was das genau bedeutet - das ist fur uns Menschen oft nur schwer herauszufinden. GEO-Reporter haben sich angepirscht - eine Auswahl ihrer besten Tierreportagen sind in diesem eBook als pure Lesestcke versammelt: Journalisten beobachten dabei die Seifenoper im Hynen-Rudel, berwinden ihre Angst vor den unfassbar giftigen Schlangen Australiens und erforschen in ganz Europa, wie die wilden Tiere lngst verlorenes Terrain zurckerobern - ganz in unserer Nhe. KapitelHynen: Die unterschtzten RuberLwen: Das HerrscherkollektivTiger: Tod im WaldNashrner: Hornkrieg im Sden AfrikasSchlangen: Der Marathon des GiftforschersSeekhe: Bedrohte GrazienAmphibien: Auf dem Sprung ins NirgendwoNautilus: Jagd auf einen SonderlingNatur in Europa: Wieviel Wildheit wollen wir?Zoonosen: Angriff aus dem TierreichWildtier-Handel 1: Der Ausverkauf der SchpfungWildtier-Handel 2: Wo beginnt unsere Mitschuld?Tierprparatoren: Kunst am Kadaver

  • Verruckte Vogel: Geschichten vom groen Flattern (GEO eBook)
     

    Geschichten uber Vogel gehoren seit Jahren zu den Lieblingsthemen der GEO-Reporter. Denn zwischen Himmel und Erde flattern oft wahre Wundertiere - und manchmal sind auch die Menschen, die Ornithologie betreiben, ziemlich schillernde Vogel... In diesem eBook bieten wir Ihnen eine Auswahl von elf Reportagen (als pure Lesestcke) ber Vgel auf der ganzen Welt: Solchen, die man so gut wie niemals sieht (Elfenbeinspecht / USA); solchen, die sich nur mit unglaublich groer Mhe aufspren lassen (Paradiesvgel / Papua), und solchen, die gleich tausende Birdwatcher auf einmal begeistern knnen (Kraniche / Deutschland). KapitelKakapo: Der langsame BrterElfenbeinspecht: Zaubervogel, wo steckst du?Paradiesvgel: "e;Haute Nature"e; in PapuaPhilippinenadler: Auge in AugeLaubenvogel: An der Kste der BilderKranich: Besuch der grauen EminenzenBasstlpel: Auf dem Felsen der hunderttausend FlgelVogelzug: Odyssee nach PlanBirdrace: Showdown auf HelgolandIm Federlabor: Vogel oder Flugzeug - wem gehrt der Himmel?Archaeopteryx: Urvogel? Ausgeflogen!

  • Lovebirds and Other Wild Sweethearts af Abbie Headon
    - Learn from the animal kingdom's most devoted couples
    af Abbie Headon

    The best thing in life to hold onto is each other. Lovebirds are so alike that it's hard to tell them apart. They stay together for their whole lives and, if separated, they pine just like humans do. They even sleep with their faces turned towards one another. This little book shows what the animal kingdom can teach us about romance and the lasting power of love.

  • Meine wilden Kinder af Dr. Signe Preuschoft
    af Dr. Signe Preuschoft

    Tausende Orang-Utans haben in den letzten Jahrzehnten zumindest ihre Heimat, den Urwald oder sogar ihr Leben verloren. Nur ein Bruchteil der "e;Waldmenschen"e; kann gerettet werden. Signe Preuschoft betreut Orang-Utan-Waisen in einer Waldschule auf Borneo und bereitet sie auf ihr Leben in Freiheit vor. Hier lernen die traumatisierten Menschenaffenkinder nach Tod oder Verlust der Mutter alles, was sie fur ihr Leben im Wald brauchen: Klettern, Nester bauen, Nahrung suchen, Beziehungen aufbauen. Acht Jahre verbringt ein Orang-Utan-Kind in standigem Kontakt zu seiner Mutter, ebenso viel Zeit benotigt es in Menschenobhut, bevor es selbststandig wird. Die Primaten-Forscherin zeigt uns, was wir von ihren wilden Waisen ber uns selbst lernen knnen. Sie schildert ihre Arbeit in Indonesien und erzhlt, was sie selbst antreibt, trotz aller Rckschlge und Schwierigkeiten immer weiterzumachen. Denn im Namen ihrer Kinder kmpft sie gegen die Zeit: Tglich werden zur Palmlgewinnung riesige Flchen Wald gerodet, einziger Lebensraum der Orang-Utans. Doch verschwindet der Wald, verschwinden auch seine Kinder.

  • My Penguin Year af Lindsay McCrae
    - Living with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery
    af Lindsay McCrae

    'A dramatic saga forged by passion, honesty and a rare skill as a naturalist and film-maker. Twelve men have walked on the moon. But how many have spent an entire season with the Emperors in Antarctica? Maybe more, likely less. Lindsay McCrae has - and this is his wonderful and frank story. There are lines of penguins and blizzards, but there's also the emotional turmoil of being separated from his home, his new wife and his unborn child. All his musings and observations combine to produce a compelling tale of the man, those extraordinary birds and that lonely place at the end of the earth. So turn off the heating, put on your gloves and head deep south into a frozen land of dreams and nightmares, all played out in the world of beautiful Emperors'--Chris PackhamEmperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world.My Penguin Year recounts award-winning cameraman Lindsay McCrae's adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year filming the most resilient creatures in nature. He had to overcome the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream; facing down the personal obstacles of being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home almost proved too much. Out of that experience he has written an unprecedented portrait of Antarctica's most extraordinary residents.

  • Puffin Diaries af Rich Shapiro
    - Spontaneous Travel to the Strangest of Places
    af Rich Shapiro

    Have you ever wanted to take a sabbatical from work and go travelling?'Reading these stories again takes me back immediately to the windswept green hills of Rum, the howling huskies of Greenland and the far-off plains of Alaska, where a green camper bus waits for me to board. What are you doing next summer?' This is a book about puffins and polar bears. Santa's elves and wife carrying. About wonderful people doing strange things in faraway places. About letting your guard down and the world in. Proceeds from book sales go to Birdlife International to support seabird conservation.

  • Breath of a Whale af Leigh Calvez Spar 25%
    - The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants
    af Leigh Calvez

    From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales.Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature's most remarkable creatures, including the familial orcas in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia; the migratory humpbacks; the ancient, deep-diving blue whales, the largest animals on the planet. The lives of these whales are conveyed through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. The author invites the reader onto a small research catamaran maneuvering among 100-foot long blue whales off the coast of California; or to join the task of monitoring patterns of humpback whale movements at the ocean surface: tail throw, flipper slap, fluke up, or blow. To experience whales is breathtaking. To understand their lives deepens our connection with the natural world.

  • Indoor Wildlife af Cheshire Gerard E Cheshire Spar 14%
    - Exposing the Creatures Inside Your Home
    af Cheshire Gerard E Cheshire

    Indoor Wildlife is a book that looks at our houses and other buildings from the point of view of wild animals and plants.Some come indoors to hibernate, some come indoors to find food and others come indoors to set up home. Still others use the walls and roofs of our homes, as well as our garages, sheds and outhouses. All-in-all, we share our homes with all kinds of fauna and flora.Some species can be tolerated, while others can be a nuisance or even harmful. Ultimately, our homes offer artificial habitats to these species, so they accept the invitation. Controlling them is a matter of understanding their ecological requirements.

  • Indoor Wildlife af Cheshire Gerard E Cheshire Spar 14%
    - Exposing the Creatures Inside Your Home
    af Cheshire Gerard E Cheshire

    Indoor Wildlife is a book that looks at our houses and other buildings from the point of view of wild animals and plants.Some come indoors to hibernate, some come indoors to find food and others come indoors to set up home. Still others use the walls and roofs of our homes, as well as our garages, sheds and outhouses. All-in-all, we share our homes with all kinds of fauna and flora.Some species can be tolerated, while others can be a nuisance or even harmful. Ultimately, our homes offer artificial habitats to these species, so they accept the invitation. Controlling them is a matter of understanding their ecological requirements.

  • Garden Wildlife Spar 12%
    - Exposing Your Garden's Secrets
     

    Garden Wildlife is a book that looks at the habitats in our gardens from the point of view of wild animal and plants.If we understand our gardens in this way, then we can appreciate that different parts of our gardens essentially mimic wild habitats in microcosm. This means that we can provide places for wild animals and plants to flourish in our gardens, whether they happen to be in rural, suburban or urban settings.Above all, we need to get away from the current obsession with tidiness and sterility in our gardens, and allow odd corners to go wild, so that our native species can live alongside us in the modern world.Without wildlife to discover and observe in our gardens, our lives are impoverished, so we have a duty to ourselves and our children to invite nature back into our outside spaces.

  • 100 Great Wildlife Experiences af Fair James D Fair Spar 14%
    - What to See and Where
    af Fair James D Fair

    There are many guides to the the world’s great wildlife experiences, but the UK is neglected and this book sets out to remedy this. 100 Great Wildlife Experiences really takes in all the amazing things to see and do in the UK, in all seasons – because winter, of course, can be just as good as summer or spring.The 100 experiences to be had here in the UK are placed in categories such as “Best for families,” "Best for Couples," “Best on a budget” and so on.Covering every county in the country, this book is useful for people who want to explore their local area and surrounding counties, and for those in need of an insightful guide to take on their travels.

  • 100 Great Wildlife Experiences af Fair James D Fair Spar 14%
    - What to See and Where
    af Fair James D Fair

    There are many guides to the the world’s great wildlife experiences, but the UK is neglected and this book sets out to remedy this. 100 Great Wildlife Experiences really takes in all the amazing things to see and do in the UK, in all seasons – because winter, of course, can be just as good as summer or spring.The 100 experiences to be had here in the UK are placed in categories such as “Best for families,” "Best for Couples," “Best on a budget” and so on.Covering every county in the country, this book is useful for people who want to explore their local area and surrounding counties, and for those in need of an insightful guide to take on their travels.

  • Hidden Nature af Isla Hodgson Spar 13%
    - Uncovering the UK's Wildlife
    af Isla Hodgson

    “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks” – John MuirThis is a book about Britain’s wildlife; how to discover it, and the adventures we can have with it. Its aim is to show that you don’t have to travel to the nether reaches of the Arctic or the deepest corners of the Amazon rainforest to experience weird and wonderful creatures – they are right here, on our doorstep.In a world where nature is slowly being replaced by technology and material things, every single one of us could do with appreciating the flora and fauna that we have. To spend time in the outdoors, exploring, searching and learning; teaching ourselves that there is life beyond our laptop screens. And it needs our help. Every day we lose more species, more habitat…but how are we meant to know what to save if we don’t know what we will lose?This book is about just that. Written by a young conservationist who hasn’t quite grown up, it details her small adventures travelling the UK in search of wildlife encounters, often on a shoestring budget. From ancient forests and coastal wilderness, to bustling city streets and suburban back gardens, nature is everywhere – if you know where to look. Featuring unique illustrations and photography, Britain’s wild things will inspire you to get out there and discover the UK’s hidden wilderness.

  • Hidden Nature af Isla Hodgson Spar 13%
    - Uncovering the UK's Wildlife
    af Isla Hodgson

    “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks” – John MuirThis is a book about Britain’s wildlife; how to discover it, and the adventures we can have with it. Its aim is to show that you don’t have to travel to the nether reaches of the Arctic or the deepest corners of the Amazon rainforest to experience weird and wonderful creatures – they are right here, on our doorstep.In a world where nature is slowly being replaced by technology and material things, every single one of us could do with appreciating the flora and fauna that we have. To spend time in the outdoors, exploring, searching and learning; teaching ourselves that there is life beyond our laptop screens. And it needs our help. Every day we lose more species, more habitat…but how are we meant to know what to save if we don’t know what we will lose?This book is about just that. Written by a young conservationist who hasn’t quite grown up, it details her small adventures travelling the UK in search of wildlife encounters, often on a shoestring budget. From ancient forests and coastal wilderness, to bustling city streets and suburban back gardens, nature is everywhere – if you know where to look. Featuring unique illustrations and photography, Britain’s wild things will inspire you to get out there and discover the UK’s hidden wilderness.

  • Rock Pool af Heather Buttivant Spar 25%
    - Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides - A Life-Long Fascination Told in Twenty-Four Creatures
    af Heather Buttivant

    An entrancing book of exploration, marine life and natural wonders.'Wherever I go, I seek out beaches. They are woven through my life; a changing constant in a constantly changing world. Every walk through the rock pools, from the tideline to the low water mark, takes me on a journey into the sea and challenges my understanding of my world and of myself.'The British beach is full of creatures that we think we know - from crabs to clams, starfish to anemones. But, in fact, we barely understand how many survive or thrive. In Rock Pool the delights of childhood paddling are elevated to oceanic discoveries, as the fragile beauty and drama of intertidal existence is illustrated through the incredible lives of twenty-four individual creatures.The eye-opening account of a life-long passion by a talented writer and naturalist.

  • Marsupials and Monotremes: Nature's Enigmatic Mammals
     

    Marsupials and monotremes are the dominant mammalian fauna in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and parts of South America. Monotremes are unique; they possess a range of reptilian and mammalian characteristics. Marsupials are highly diverse and occupy a wide range of ecologically diverse niches and habitats. They have distinct physiologies and their ability to control foetal development and nurture extremely immature young is providing beneficial insights into developmental physiology and human medicine. Insights into marsupial herbivory are benefitting agriculture and climate science. Studies on these mammals that have or will benefit mankind in medicine, agriculture and environmental science have been highlighted. This book covers current knowledge of all aspects of the basic biology and ecology of marsupials and monotremes including evolution and biogeography, genomics, musculoskeletal anatomy, thermal regulation, reproduction, nutrition and feeding strategies, behaviour and social interactions, health and disease, current conservation status, exploitation and utilisation and finally addresses this question: "e;Are monotremes and marsupials inferior?"e; The principal audience for this book will be undergraduate students at the tertiary level. Within these chapters, standalone text boxes have been incorporated with examples of the most up-to-date research undertaken to make the book a resource to research students and scientists. Many text boxes highlight the enigmatic nature of marsupials and monotremes and where knowledge of their biology could be of value to the wider community (medicine, agriculture and environment). This compilation emphasizes the utility of the information being generated from research with these mammals to the wider scientific community.

  • Villager Jim's Highland Cows af Villager Jim Spar 14%
    af Villager Jim

    Hugely charismatic, the Highland cattle breed is the focus of this photographic tribute to one of Britain’s most popular farm animals. These long-horned, curly coated cows are amongst the many now famous subjects featured in Villager Jim’s daily online photographic adventures, which have gained nearly 200,000 followers.Jim often wanders amongst the herds throughout the seasons, taking shots from many different angles as they graze on moorland, heathland, woodland copses and lush green farmland. Getting close to one to photograph is always a respectful journey; although they are normally very peaceful animals, Jim is always mindful to stay within their field of view and not invade their space too much.Despite rarely seeing their eyes, many of Jim’s shots have a comedy element to them, with the cows’ fondness for constant nose cleaning and their serious but amusing expressions semi-hidden behind masses of tangly hair.Through this book, Jim is very proud to help grow the following for this most beautiful breed of cattle.

  • Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book af Nathan Joyce
    af Nathan Joyce

    A highly diverting celebration of television's favourite naturalist, packed with games, trivia and Attenborough-inspired activities. Attenborough. Just saying the name makes everyone feel better. Words like 'dependable', 'inspiring' and 'soothing' cascade like the rains returning to the sun-parched savanna. And according to a recent poll, he's the most trustworthy person alive, above Michelle Obama and The Queen.When the public was tasked with coming up with a name for the British Antarctic Survey's new research vessel, there was only one real choice. We could all picture the Queen christening the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough. And then someone came up with Boaty McBoatface. Game over. Yet amid the cries of 'Democracy has failed!' the name chosen was RRS Sir David Attenborough. To the delight of the nation, though, Sir David, with a twinkle in his eye, confirmed that 'Boaty' would endure as the name of a remotely operated yellow submarine on board.So what have we learned from this? British people love silliness. And this book is a celebration of our two favourite things: Attenborough and silliness.You'll find games like Guess the animal from David's description, the David Attenborough drinking game, Create your own Attenborough coat of arms, Spot the fake species, Attenbingo, come up with a new animal print design for David's patented blue shirt in Patternborough, and if you find yourself in times of trouble, seek solace with the What would Attenborough do? self-help guide. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the great man - from fun facts and remarkable quotes, plus ludicrous games - lies within the sustainably forested habitat of these pages. It's the perfect present for, well, anyone, really.

  • Bat Roosts in Trees af Bat Tree Habitat Key
    - A Guide to Identification and Assessment for Tree-Care and Ecology Professionals
    af Bat Tree Habitat Key

    This is a guide to finding tree-roosts. It is the result of the collaborative efforts of professional surveyors and amateur naturalists across Europe as part of the Bat Tree Habitat Key project, and represents a combination of firsts:It is the first time legislation and planning policy have been reviewed and put to practical use to define an analysis framework with clearly identifiable thresholds for action. Yet, despite its efficacy in a professional context, it is also the first time a guide has been produced that is equally effective in achieving its objective for amateurs.It is the first time such a method has been evidence-supported throughout, with summary reviews of each aspect of the roosting ecology of the individual 14 tree-roosting species, with illustrative photographs and data to which the reader has open access.It is the first time a repeatable analysis framework has been defined against which the surveyor may compare their results at every stage, from the desk-study, through ground-truthing, survey and analysis, thereby ensuring nothing is overlooked and that every result can be objectively compared. The survey and analysis framework itself is ground-breaking in that it may readily be adapted for any taxa; from moths, through amphibians, reptiles, birds and all other mammals.Used diligently, these methods will reward disproportionately and imbue the reader with renewed confidence as they quickly progress from beginner to competency. Thus, this book is for everyone who has ever wanted to find a tree-roost, or to safeguard against inadvertently damaging one.

  • Ascent of Birds af John Reilly
    - How Modern Science is Revealing their Story
    af John Reilly

    When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the 10,600-plus species we recognise today from the largest ratites to the smallest hummingbirds? Based on the latest scientific discoveries and enriched by personal observations, The Ascent of Birds sets out to answer these fundamental questions.The Ascent of Birds is divided into self-contained chapters, or stories, that collectively encompass the evolution of modern birds from their origins in Gondwana, over 100 million years ago, to the present day. The stories are arranged in chronological order, from tinamous to tanagers, and describe the many dispersal and speciation events that underpin the world's 10,600-plus species. Although each chapter is spearheaded by a named bird and focuses on a specific evolutionary mechanism, the narrative will often explore the relevance of such events and processes to evolution in general.The book starts with The Tinamou's Story, which explains the presence of flightless birds in South America, Africa, and Australasia, and dispels the cherished role of continental drift as an explanation for their biogeography. It also introduces the concept of neoteny, an evolutionary trick that enabled dinosaurs to become birds and humans to conquer the planet.The Vegavis's Story explores the evidence for a Cretaceous origin of modern birds and why they were able to survive the asteroid collision that saw the demise not only of dinosaurs but of up to three-quarters of all species.The Duck's Story switches to sex: why have so few species retained the ancestral copulatory organ? Or, put another way, why do most birds exhibit the paradoxical phenomenon of penis loss, despite all species requiring internal fertilisation?The Hoatzin's Story reveals unexpected oceanic rafting from Africa to South America: a stranger-than-fiction means of dispersal that is now thought to account for the presence of other South American vertebrates, including geckos and monkeys.The latest theories underpinning speciation are also explored. The Manakin's Story, for example, reveals how South America's extraordinarily rich avifauna has been shaped by past geological, oceanographic and climatic changes, while The Storm-Petrel's Story examines how species can evolve from an ancestral population despite inhabiting the same geographical area. The thorny issue of what constitutes a species is discussed in The Albatross's Story, while The Penguin's Story explores the effects of environment on phenotype in the case of the Emperor penguin, the harshest on the planet.Recent genomic advances have given scientists novel approaches to explore the distant past and have revealed many unexpected journeys, including the unique overland dispersal of an early suboscine from Asia to South America (The Sapayoa's Story) and the blackbird's ancestral sweepstake dispersals across the Atlantic (The Thrush's Story).Additional vignettes update more familiar concepts that encourage speciation: sexual selection (The Bird-of-Paradise's Story); extended phenotypes (The Bowerbird's Story); hybridisation (The Sparrow's Story); and 'great speciators' (The White-eye's Story). Finally, the book explores the raft of recent publications that help explain the evolution of cognitive skills (The Crow's Story); plumage colouration (The Starling's Story); and birdsong (The Finch's Story)

  • Call of Carnivores af Prof. Hans Kruuk
    - Travels of a Field Biologist
    af Prof. Hans Kruuk

    Carnivores include some of the most impressive, dangerous and mysterious animals in the world. Hans Kruuk has spent his life studying them against magnificent backdrops, from the Serengeti savannahs and Kalahari deserts to the Scottish Highlands, from the Galapagos Islands to the Far East. In each location he has used meticulous observation of animal behaviour to understand the ecology and natural history of wild carnivore populations, and ultimately to promote their conservation.This book describes the methods, challenges and rewards of the science of behavioural ecology. However, it essentially concerns the personal, rather than the scientific, side of that work, and above all the field experiences involved. With photographs and line drawings, it brings to life African safaris, the hyena in his bath, flights with vultures, dives with otters, attacks by a badger in Scotland and by feral dogs in Galpagos, gull-eating hedgehogs in Britain and the role of animals in African witchcraft. The author communicates his lifelong fascination with wildlife through these unique experiences and the insights they afforded him.Professor Kruuk is a leading authority on animal behaviour and the author of classic studies of hyaenas, otters and badgers, as well as a biography of his Oxford mentor Niko Tinbergen.

  • Call of Carnivores af Prof. Hans Kruuk
    - Travels of a Field Biologist
    af Prof. Hans Kruuk

    Carnivores include some of the most impressive, dangerous and mysterious animals in the world. Hans Kruuk has spent his life studying them against magnificent backdrops, from the Serengeti savannahs and Kalahari deserts to the Scottish Highlands, from the Galapagos Islands to the Far East. In each location he has used meticulous observation of animal behaviour to understand the ecology and natural history of wild carnivore populations, and ultimately to promote their conservation.This book describes the methods, challenges and rewards of the science of behavioural ecology. However, it essentially concerns the personal, rather than the scientific, side of that work, and above all the field experiences involved. With photographs and line drawings, it brings to life African safaris, the hyena in his bath, flights with vultures, dives with otters, attacks by a badger in Scotland and by feral dogs in Galpagos, gull-eating hedgehogs in Britain and the role of animals in African witchcraft. The author communicates his lifelong fascination with wildlife through these unique experiences and the insights they afforded him.Professor Kruuk is a leading authority on animal behaviour and the author of classic studies of hyaenas, otters and badgers, as well as a biography of his Oxford mentor Niko Tinbergen.

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