Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe

Author: Geoffrey Kibby
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924101584773
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mushrooms

The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. The region covered extends from Britain and Ireland to western Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Alps and the beginning of the Mediterranean zone.The book is a practical field guide, containing accurate, full-colour illustrations of each of the featured species, with important distinguishing characteristics labelled. A cross-section of each specimen is also provided, together with a drawing of a spore. A detailed illustrated key allows the user to identify a specimen and points to the appropriate place in the book for further information.The text gives detailed yet accessible information for each species. Details include: habitat, season, frequency, cap size, shape and colour, gill colour and structure; stem shape and colour; spore colour and size. The author highlights the most distinctive features of each species, so that even a brief glance at the text can provide key information quickly in the field. Clear symbols indicate whether a species is edible or poisonous.The introduction to the book acquaints the reader with the world of mushrooms and toadstools from botanical, taxonomic and economic points of view, and contains sections on collection and identification, as well as on poisonous species and the use of mushrooms in cooking.The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools is suitable to the naturalist, the collector and the student alike.Main map scale:

Die pileaten Porlinge Mitteleuropas

Author: Heinrich Dörfelt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662567609
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Genre: Science

Dieser Band ist konzipiert, um mit relativ einfachen Mitteln die pileaten Porlinge Mitteleuropas bestimmen zu können. Zahlreiche, farbige Abbildungen helfen dem Leser bei der Bestimmung Holz bewohnender Baumpilze mit röhrenartigen Fruchtschichten. Da die Bestimmung der Arten einiger Erfahrung bedarf, helfen die detailreichen Fotos in Farbe auch weniger erfahrenen Naturfreunden weiter. Dem Leser wird in einem ersten Teil die Morphologie und Anatomie der Porlinge vorgestellt, bevor in einem zweiten Teil näher auf die einzelnen Arten eingegangen wird. Interessante Fakten über die Verbreitung, die Nutzung oder auch Erklärungen zu ungewöhnlichen Namensgebungen wie Zunderschwamm, Apothekerschwamm, Pflaumenbaumporling oder Schwefelporling fließen zwischen den Artbeschreibungen ein. Praktikern, Ökologen und auch Naturschützern soll dieser Band durch seine Hinweise auf alle europäischen Arten ein Leitfaden bei der Arbeit mit den Porlingen sein.

Wenn der Nagek fer zweimal klopft

Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446447080
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Science

Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

Wild Food

Author: Roger Phillips
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447249979
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Nature

Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. Roger Phillips also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty. 'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Der Mann im Eis

Author: Konrad Spindler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783709165997
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science


Mushrooms

Author: Peter Marren
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472958518
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Nature

Mushrooms, the first of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides a remarkable insight into the natural and human world of fungi. Peter Marren, in his inimitable, relaxed style, guides the reader through the extraordinary riches of this often overlooked group, from the amazing diversity of forms and lifestyles that populate the fungal landscape, to the pursuit of edible fungi for the pot, and the complexities of identification thrown up by our modern understanding of DNA. Throughout the book, the author tells a story rich in detail about how we have come to appreciate and, in some cases, fear the mushrooms and toadstools that are such an integral part of the changing seasons. Marren also provides a refreshingly candid view of our attempts to name species, the role of fungi in ecosystems, and our recent efforts to record and conserve them.

Close up and Macro Photography

Author: Robert Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317218043
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Photography

Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden form the core of the lavishly illustrated book. Biology, life history, subject behaviour and ethics along with best practice approaches are discussed in detail and underpinned with photographic tips. The book is divided into four sections—Digital Fundamentals, Fieldcraft & Methodology, Portfolio Case Studies, Digital Workflow & Presentation—covering the full photographic process from capture through to editing, captioning, development and storage are discussed. Moving beyond the surface-level approach to macro instruction, this book provides readers with techniques that work in the field. Illustrated with over 250 of the author's own inspiring images, this publication is a must for photographers, naturalists and anyone interested in improving their macro skills in the field.

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods

Author: David Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139445588
Release Date: 2005-08-11
Genre: Nature

Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive biodiversity audit. For those needing to undertake such audits, this Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures which will enable practitioners to better monitor the condition of the biodiversity resource, resulting in improved data upon which to base future policy decisions and actions. Organised in three parts, the Handbook first addresses planning, covering method selection, experimental design, sampling strategy, and data analysis and evaluation. The second part describes survey, evaluation and monitoring methods for a broad range of habitats. Part three considers species and provides information on general methods before addressing specific methods of survey and monitoring for the major taxonomic groups.

The Wildlife Trusts Nature Photographer s Handbook

Author: Ian Beames
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0715307916
Release Date: 1998-03
Genre: Photography

Mapping the locations and describing the natural history of some of the best wildlife habitats of the British Isles, this book also provides tips on field-craft and special photographic techniques. An introduction to the best photographic equipment, clothing, and other kit for wildlife photography, is followed by practical skills for exploring the countryside safely, and a chapter on showing and selling nature photographs.

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt

Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446256224
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: Science

Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.

God s acre

Author: Francesca Greenoak
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: 0525243151
Release Date: 1985-10-01
Genre: Gardening