Chelsea Renton. Sow. ck A Field Guide * Peoples of the British Isles A Field Guide to THE PEOPLES of the British Isles.
Author: Chelsea Renton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For people-watchers everywhere, this is the definitive guide to one of the strangest peoples in existence: the British. Discover the weird, loveable and inexplicable variety of beings populating these isles, each with their own delightful quirks and oddities. Learn to spot the difference between landed gentry and oligarchs, amateur artist and hipster. Recognise the middle-aged couple on their way to Glastonbury and the Brit on holiday. Soon you’ll be spying them everywhere.
- Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees - Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading ...
Author: Steven Falk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Bees are a fascinating and indispensable group of insects, but many species are in decline, and efforts to help determine distributions and changes in abundance have to date been compromised by a serious lack of identification resources. This eagerly anticipated new addition to the highly acclaimed British Wildlife Field Guides series will unravel the complexities of identification, and is designed to cater for people new to the bee world as well as to more experienced recorders who wish to identify every species accurately. It provides the latest information on the identification, ecology, status and distribution of all 275 species of bee in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. - Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees - Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading insect artists - Stunning photographs of living insects as seen in the wild - 234 up-to-date distribution maps - Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects - Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories - Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates - A series of innovative illustrated keys to genera and species, designed to guide the user step by step through the identification process
For centuries, people in the British Isles have regarded fungi with great suspicion. Mushrooms have often been associated with witchcraft, disease and death ...
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of Britain and Europe is an invaluable source of information and advice on when and where to look for edible fungi throughout Europe. It features over 65 of the very best edible mushroom species and 30 poisonous confusion species for extra safety. A clear summary for each species provides information on edibility, habitat, season, size and key identification features. The book is fully illustrated with over 200 superb species photographs, shot in situ using natural light and highlighting unique characteristics. Useful and practical advice is given on the storage and cooking of each species, to help make the best culinary use of them.
We are exceptionally grateful to the thousands of people who have ... of the field charts Guide to Ladybirds of the British Isles and Guide to the Ladybird ...
Author: Helen Roy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
"A ground-breaking identification guide ... the perfect marriage of artistic excellence, deep knowledge and, dare I say it, of scientists' genuine affection." BRETT WESTWOOD This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in the British Isles in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-seven species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in this guide will help to break down the identification barriers. A useful introduction provides an overview of ladybird ecology, tips on studying and recording, and suggested sites for finding ladybirds. The main part of the book comprises detailed species texts, covering field characters, food, habitats, suggested survey methods, ranges, conservation statuses and distribution trends. An illustrated at-a-glance identification guide and helpful pointers for differentiating similar-looking species are also included. With 102 colour photographs and 47 distribution maps, combined with Richard Lewington's peerless artwork, this is the definitive guide to one of our most cherished and charismatic insect groups.
In Scotland, each house used to have its own Brownie who was especially helpful when the owners were brewing beer. They would pour a little malt from each ...
Author: Nancy Arrowsmith
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
In high summer meadows, nestled in the moors, near old castles, or behind the kitchen stove--these are the places where the Little People may be found. Make the acquaintance of White Ladies and Red Caps, Church Grims and Hobgoblins, English Fairies, Leprechauns, Sirens, Hey-Hey Men, and all of their strange and mythical kin. Become wise in the ways of these magical creatures, some beautiful and benevolent, others cunning, menacing, or morose. For many years, this field guide has been as elusive as a Will-o'-the-Wisp. This is the first opportunity for fans to once again own an English-language edition of one of the most revered introductions to elf folk ever written. Featuring more than 80 new illustrations "Rationalists, materialists, be forewarned: the ancient forces governing earthly incident and momentum lie neither in our heads nor our economics, but, rather, in the revelations from A Field Guide to the Little People." --The New York Times
A case in point is the power of the oil industry to dominate the field of energy. I'm sure we have the technology right now to generate clean electrical ...
Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This is a simple contact info guide about education, schools and colleges in Britain. It’s not indepth but covers all the basics.
This field guide covers the caterpillars of most of the butterflies and macromoths found in the British Isles. It has been written and illustrated as a ...
Author: Phil Sterling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'A much-needed guide – you can't truly understand a moth or a butterfly without first getting to know the caterpillar.' – Nick Baker This beautifully illustrated field guide covers caterpillars of the moth and butterfly species that are most likely to be encountered in the British Isles. The comprehensive introduction covers how to study caterpillars and provides a window into their diverse natural histories, while the species accounts cover status, field characters, similar species, habitat, foodplant and field notes, and are accompanied with up-to-date distribution maps.
E when E W С W S d E Os S The birds described are those resident or occurring within the unshaded portion of the map , that is to say in the British Isles ...
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With 364 range maps and 96 color plates portraying 548 species, this is the classic field guide to European birds. Covering 698 species, the descriptive text includes information on geographical races, vagrants, and introduced species. Confusing species such as waders, raptors, and warblers have additional notes on how to distinguish them.
... of fairies in the British Isles , and as many again in Nancy Arrowsmith's A Field Guide to the Little People which moves across and around Europe .
Author: Henry Maurice Saxby
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
Explores the history and development of children's literature in Australia
Ian Vince THE LIE OF THE LAND An Under-the-Field Guide to the British Isles Acknowledgements I d like to thank all the fantastic people.
Author: Ian Vince
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.
Oxford: British Archaeological Reports InternationalSeries 146 Scaife, R.G. 1987. ... Wessex and theIsle of Wight; fieldguide.
Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
This volume is derived, in concept, from a conference held in honour of John Evans by the School of History and Archaeology and The Prehistoric Society at Cardiff University in March 2006. It brings together papers that address themes and landscapes on a variety of levels. They cover geographical, methodological and thematic areas that were of interest to, and had been studied by, John Evans. The volume is divided into five sections, which echo themes of importance in British prehistory. They include papers on aspects of environmental archaeology, experiments and philosophy; new research on the nature of woodland on the chalklands of southern England; coasts and islands; people, process and social order, and snails and shells - a strong part of John Evans' career. This volume presents a range of papers examining people's interaction with the landscape in all its forms. The papers provide a diverse but cohesive picture of how archaeological landscapes are viewed within current research frameworks and approaches, while also paying tribute to the innovative and inspirational work of one of the leading protagonists of environmental archaeology and the holistic approach to landscape interpretation.
Some 2,535 species of moth have been recorded as naturally occurring in the British Isles (as listed by Agassiz et al. 2013, 2016b), including 869 macros.
Author: Paul Waring
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification. New descriptions and illustrations have been included for species that have been newly recorded in Britain and Ireland since the last edition of the guide was published. The text descriptions of all other species – covering field characters and similar species, flight season, life cycle, larval foodplants, and habitat – have been revised and updated where necessary, and particular attention has been paid to updating the distribution information, which is now supported by maps. The revised general introduction explains how the methods of identifying and recording moths have evolved over recent years with the advent of new technologies and as a result of data analysis.
A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores , 299 A Field Guide to ... also Found in the British Isles and Western Europe , 344 Field Guide to the ...
Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky
Guide lists reference books in physical, applied, and natural sciences and technology for readers from elementary school age to young adults. Includes prices, where reviewed, annotations, and subject terms.
... which communicated that only the better people thought they weren't better. ... in the British isles, but at their prime in the mid–nineteenth century, ...
Author: Richard Conniff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A tantalizing, droll study of the idiosyncratic existence of the very rich, through the unexpected lens of the naturalist. Journalist Richard Conniff probes the age-old question "Are the rich different from you and me?" and finds that they are indeed a completely different animal. He observes with great humor and finesse this socially unique species, revealing their strategies for ensuring dominance and submission, their flourishes of display behavior, the intricate dynamics of their pecking order, as well as their unorthodox mating practices. Through comparisons to other equally exotic animals, Conniff uncovers surprising commonalities. • How did Bill Gates achieve his single greatest act of social dominance by being nice? • How does the flattery of the rich resemble the grooming behavior of baboons? • What made the British aristocracy the single most successful animal dominance hierarchy in the history of the planet? • How does Old Money's disdain for the nouveaux riches resemble the pig-grunting of mountain gorillas? This marvelously entertaining field guide captures in vivid detail the behaviors and habitats of the world's most captivating yet elusive animal.
Britain's Mammals: a Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland. Princeton University Press ... Mammals of the British Isles: Handbook, 4th edition.
Author: James Lowen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Much loved ... but about to be lost? The Hedgehog regularly tops polls of the UK's favourite animal, yet numbers in our countryside have halved this century. Generations of children have been captivated by Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, though our complex and contradictory relationship with the Hedgehog is also characterised by persecution and death. This unmistakable, spiny mammal is a 'gardener's best friend', but one that we rarely see alive and in our midst. In Spotlight: Hedgehogs, James Lowen reveals what a Hedgehog is and how it lives, unveiling the secrets of its lifestyle, such as foraging and hibernating, rolling into a ball and building a nest. He also investigates the relationship between Hedgehogs and people – from film and fun to conservation and crisps – and offers practical advice on how to find, watch and help these charming animals in the wild.
Out went the old fixed map of the British Isles, dotted with cute, ... Four thousand people filed official complaints, grumbling that the new broadcasts ...
Author: Sarah Lyall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
New York Times Bestseller “An exquisite, hilarious and devastating dissection.” —Malcolm Gladwell Why do the English keep apologizing? Why are they so unenthusiastic about enthusiasm? Why does rain surprise them? When are they being ironic, and how can you tell? Even after eighteen years in London, New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall remained perplexed and intrigued by its curious inhabitants and their curious customs. She’s since returned to the United States, but this distillation of incisive—and irreverent—insights, now updated with a new preface, is just as illuminating today. And perhaps even more so, in the wake of Brexit and the attendant national identity crisis. While there may be no easy answer to the question of how, exactly, to understand the English, The Anglo Files—part anthropological field study, part memoir—helps point the way.
A Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland ... journal devoted to the Lepidoptera and Odonata of the British Isles .
Author: Dave Smallshire
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A fully revised, comprehensive photographic field guide to the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland Britain’s Dragonflies is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland. Written by two of Britain’s foremost Dragonfly experts, this fully revised and updated fourth edition features hundreds of stunning images and identification charts covering all 57 resident, migrant and former breeding species, and six potential vagrants. The book focuses on the identification of both adults and larvae, highlighting the key features. Detailed species profiles provide concise information on identification, distribution, flight periods, behaviour, habitat, status and conservation. Other sections cover biology; how to watch, photograph, record and monitor Dragonflies; conservation status and legislation; and introduced exotic species. This redesigned, updated and expanded edition features: Beautiful colour plates showing males, females, immatures and all colour forms for every species Over 500 stunning photographs, many of which are new, and more than 550 illustrations Up-to-date species profiles and distribution maps Detailed, easy-to-use identification charts for adults and larvae
The third edition of the Field Guide contains many updates, ... the species according to the most recent British Isles checklist and updates (Agassiz et al.
Author: Martin Townsend
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'A remarkable field guide ... one of those books that come along every now and then and cause a revolution.' Michael McCarthy Independent This concise guide is a companion to the main Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by the same expert authors, but is in a condensed form with artwork opposite the species descriptions and lay-flat binding for ease of use in the field. It includes brief but comprehensive field descriptions of all the macro-moths in Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest advances in taxonomy. Featuring more than 1,700 superbly detailed colour artworks and covering nearly 900 species, this portable guide is an essential addition to every moth-lover's field kit.
... (2001) National Vegetation Classification: Field Guide to Mires and Heaths, ... Kershaw, J. and Røyrvik, E. (2016) 'The “People of the British Isles” ...
Author: Susan Oosthuizen
Publisher: Windgather Press
Archaeologies and histories of the fens of eastern England, continue to suggest, explicitly or by implication, that the early medieval fenland was dominated by the activities of north-west European colonists in a largely empty landscape. Using existing and new evidence and arguments, this new interdisciplinary history of the Anglo-Saxon fenland offers another interpretation. The fen islands and the silt fens show a degree of occupation unexpected a few decades ago. Dense Romano-British settlement appears to have been followed by consistent early medieval occupation on every island in the peat fens and across the silt fens, despite the impact of climatic change. The inhabitants of the region were organised within territorial groups in a complicated, almost certainly dynamic, hierarchy of subordinate and dominant polities, principalities and kingdoms. Their prosperous livelihoods were based on careful collective control, exploitation and management of the vast natural water-meadows on which their herds of cattle grazed. This was a society whose origins could be found in prehistoric Britain, and which had evolved through the period of Roman control and into the post-imperial decades and centuries that followed. The rich and complex history of the development of the region shows, it is argued, a traditional social order evolving, adapting and innovating in response to changing times.