Britain s Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Howard Inns
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1903657253
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

This detailed guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands has been produced, with the collaboration of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, with the aim of inspiring an increased level of interest in these exciting and fascinating animals. It is designed to help anyone who finds a lizard, snake, turtle, tortoise, terrapin, frog, toad, or newt to identify it with confidence. Stunning photography An easy-to-use approach to identification Superbly illustrated introductory sections on the biology and conservation, taxonomy, lifecycle, and behavior of each species group Profiles of the 16 native reptiles and amphibians that breed in Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands and the 5 marine turtles that visit Britain's seas Profiles of 7 established nonnative species and a summary of 8 more with a history of release/escape Distribution maps based on the latest available information Hints and tips on where, when, and how to watch reptiles and amphibians

Cold Blood

Author: Richard Kerridge
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448155682
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Nature

As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. There were Smooth Newts, mottled like the fighter planes in the comics he read, and the longed-for Great Crested Newt, with its huge golden eye. The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he wanted to understand them. What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Richard has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study. Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation, it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals.

A Summer of British Wildlife

Author: James Lowen
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781784770099
Release Date: 2016-03-05
Genre: Wildlife watching

Winner of the Travel Media Awards 'Travel Guide Book of the Year' award 2016. This original and colourful guide to British summer wildlife experiences is packaged into daily suggestions for what, when, where and how to see the best of British summer wildlife. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals, butterflies, birds and plants. Each entry gives an informative and inspiring suggestion focusing on up to four species, with full-colour photography and a helpful box covering practicalities such as grid references, useful websites, access arrangements to specific sites, flexibility details such as flight periods for butterflies or flowering weeks for orchids, and alternative sites to make viewing possible if you don't live near the suggested site but want to view the suggested species. From delicate orchids to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters, this is the only guide of its type to offer full details of how to get the most out of British summer wildlife-watching.

Amphibians and reptiles

Author: Trevor Beebee
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781907807480
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. It covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and provides keys to adults and young.

Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain

Author: Olaf Booy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472911544
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Nature

The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native fauna and flora. This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. This book will act both as an ID guide, appealing to the amateur naturalist, and as an important tool for ecologists and land managers attempting to tackle the problem posed by invasive species.

Urban Birding

Author: David Lindo
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 9783440162125
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Nature

Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.


Author: Piotr Socha
ISBN: 3836959151
Release Date: 2016-07-01

Libellen sterreichs

Author: Rainer Raab
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 3211289267
Release Date: 2006-03-31
Genre: Science

Dieses Buch ist das erste umfassende Nachschlagewerk f'r s'mtliche vielfach schon selten gewordene Libellenarten ?sterreichs. ?kologisch sowie entomologisch Interessierte, Garten(teich)besitzerInnen, Naturbeobachter sowie Fachleute aus Zoologie und Naturschutz erhalten eine detaillierte, reich bebilderte ?bersicht ?ber alle 77 heimischen Libellenarten. Allgemein Wissenswertes ?ber Libellen, wie Fortpflanzung, Entwicklung, K'rperbau und Systematik werden ausf'hrlich und ?bersichtlich dargestellt. Besonderer Stellenwert wurde dabei auch auf deren Lebensr'ume und geografische Verbreitung gelegt. Ursachen f'r ihre Gef'hrdung, ?kologische Grundlagen und Artenschutzma'nahmen runden das Werk gelungen ab. F'r wasserwirtschaftliche und naturschutzbezogene Fragestellungen stellt dieses Buch eine unverzichtbare Grundlage dar. Das Buch wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Umweltbundesamt und namhaften Experten aus den Gebieten der Gew'sser'kologie, Forstentomologie und Zoologie erstellt.