British Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132283008
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

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 Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007183883
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: Nature

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.

Complete Mediterranean Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780002201612
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

The only guide currently available for the region, Complete Mediterranean Wildlife describes and illustrates 1500 species commonly found in the world s most popular holiday destination. Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and moths, other insects, spiders, slugs and snails, trees and flowering plants are all included, and each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference. From Cyprus in the east to the western end of the Mediterranean, the guide also covers species found in Portugal and the Algarve. While most Mediterranean habitats are low-lying, the range of the guide extends into the foothills of mountains. Shells and animals likely to be seen while snorkelling are also described and illustrated.

British Coastal Wildlife Collins Complete Guides

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007448586
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Nature

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.

Complete Irish Wildlife

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harper Uk
ISBN: 0007176295
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Travel

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.

Collins Complete British Animals

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007349500
Release Date: 2010-03-04
Genre: Photography

Collins Complete British Animals is a comprehensive guide to the identification of species and their tracks and trails. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, distribution maps, numerous photographs of the animal itself, its habitat, tracks, and signs. Observation tips, habitats, and natural history are included for each entry and species are grouped according to families.

Collins Complete Guide to British Insects

Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: Harper Uk
ISBN: 0007298994
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Nature

A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain and Ireland that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot, this collection of 1,500 species is illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification, including photographs of larvae. Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference, and differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion. Information is given on when to look and where to find each species. Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, and ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms Toadstools

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 0007232241
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Allows anyone to identify mushrooms found in Britain and Ireland, this book is illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout, featuring the species you are most likely to see. By only covering Britain and Ireland, fewer species are included than in many broader European guides, making it quicker and easier for the reader to accurately identify what they have found. Extensive details on size, shape, and color are given and more than 1,500 photographs help you identify each species. This is the essential photographic guide to the mushrooms and toadstools of Britain and Ireland.

Collins Complete Guide to British Birds

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 0007236867
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

A complete photoguide to all the birds of Britain from the best nature publisher in the UK Collins Complete Guide to British Birds makes bird identification easier than ever before. It is the most complete photographic guide to British birds ever published and the only one to be designed to give everything that you need on each spread in a simple-to-use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls, and where they are most likely to be found. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography and maps to show where in Britain the birds are found and at what time of year, this accessible guide also features cross-references to similar-looking species, containing everything a birdwatcher needs to know in one, easy-to-use, portable volume. It is the perfect photographic field guide for the birdwatching beginner.

British Butterflies and Moths Collins Complete Guides

Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008106126
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Nature

A comprehensive and fully illustrated guide, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for anyone interested in butterflies and moths found in Britain and Ireland.

Collins Tree Guide

Author: Owen Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007207718
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Trees

This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.

Marjorie Blamey s Wild Flowers by Colour

Author: Marjorie Blamey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713672374
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Flowers

This is an innovative and remarkably user-friendly guide to the identification of the flowers of Britain and northwestern Europe. By organising the species by their colour group first (and by family within that colour group), this guide enables those less familiar with flower taxonomy to quickly and easily find what they are looking for - a great improvement on the often-frustrating business of trawling through a conventionally-organised guide. The lovely artwork by acclaimed illustrator Marjorie Blamey, with a neat, focused and simple text, makes this book a joy to use.