Sea Shore of Britain & Europe

Author: Peter Hayward,Peter J. Hayward,Tony Nelson-Smith,Anthony Nelson-Smith,Chris Shields
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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This pocket guides describes and illustrates all the common species of plants and animals found on the sea shore - from the highest spring tide to five metres below sea level. It covers the sea shore of the Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel coasts of Britain and Europe - from the North Cape to the Dardanelles. A simple introductory key allows quick identification of what type of animal - coelenterate or mollusc - the user wants to identify. Every group also has a two-page introduction on basic biology and general identification characteristics.

A Student's Guide to the Seashore

Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494511
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.

Collins Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterstrom,Peter J. Grant
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007449026
Category: Birds
Page: 448
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Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.

Fish of Britain & Europe

Author: Peter J. Miller
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780002199452
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Covering the whole of Europe, this guide includes every species of fish found in both fresh and salt water. Distribution maps are included for every species, showing where in Europe they occur.

Freshwater Life

Britain and Northern Europe
Author: Malcolm Greenhalgh,Denys Ovenden
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007177776
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.

RSPB Handbook of the Seashore

Author: Maya Plass
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147293251X
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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How often have you visited the seashore and wished you knew more about the diverse and alien wildlife found on the UK's coastline? There are incredible stories to discover about our coastal species so if the tantalising glimpses you've caught of this semi-aquatic environment between the tides has left you curious to learn more the RSPB Handbook of the Seashore is for you. It will help you to easily identify and learn about the life cycles and anatomy of the species you discover, and features useful sections on the tidal cycle, how to read tide tables, where to look, conservation and climate change concerns, and who to call should you come across something unexpected on your next beach visit. Featuring over 200 species accounts - each with a photo, full description, and details of distribution and zonation - this brand new guide is written throughout in engaging text suitable for families, students and anyone who loves to visit the seashore.

Urban Environments and Wildlife Law

A Manual for Sustainable Development
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405150955
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 420
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Today construction industry is being asked more and more to protect the quality of the countryside and to help enhance our natural environment. The industry is subject to a complex and wide-ranging regulatory framework; it now needs to understand its responsibilities and take them seriously. Paul Rees provides here an authoritative guide, outlining wildlife and nature conservation law in the UK - including our European and international commitments, and giving clear explanations to a potentially costly area of law in a style accessible to the non-legal market. This comprehensive manual offers information and guidance for building surveyors, environmental managers, engineers and planners on: - the legal and planning issues around biodiversity, nature conservation and construction - how ecosystems work and why certain species and habitats need protection - where to go for the relevant legislation and appropriate organisations for help and advice. UK and European case law demonstrates how the law has functioned in particular instances, and case studies illustrate how companies have adapted to fulfil their legal obligations. These are key features of the book and provide information on important legal precedents as well as demonstrating current industry best practice.

British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448589
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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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.

Butterflies (Collins Gem)

Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448546
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe

Second Edition
Author: Mark Carwardine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472910168
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A new and fully updated edition of this popular title, which is the definitive guide to watching whales, dolphins and porpoises in British and other European waters. A fascinating introduction to whales and whale watching is followed by a detailed field guide with spectacular illustrations, identification and behaviour tips, dive sequences and distribution maps for all the cetaceans of Europe. The final part of the book provides a comprehensive guide to Europe's major whale watching sites, covering 19 countries in all, from Scotland and Ireland to Spain and Norway. Imagine watching Minke Whales in the light of the midnight sun in Iceland; snorkelling with a wild Bottlenose Dolphin; or sharing a day with a group of Blue Whales against a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains. These are just a few of the whale and dolphin watching experiences now available in different parts of Europe, which is rapidly becoming a hot-spot for this exhilarating activity.

Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications
Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178570611X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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The subject of ‘Molluscs in Archaeology’ has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow’s Studying Scientific Archaeology series addresses many aspects of mollusks in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic; methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes. It includes Marine, Freshwater and land snails studies, and examines topics such as diet, economy, climate, environmental and land-use, isotopes and mollusks as artifacts. It aims to provide archaeologists and students with the first port of call giving them a) methods and principles, and b) the potential information mollusks can provide. It concentrates on analysis and interpretation most archaeologists and students can undertake and understand, and to 'review' the 'heavier' science in terms of potential, application and interpretational value.


Author: Ken Preston-Mafham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Seashore animals
Page: 256
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An introductory guide to 240 of the most common animals and plants to be found on and around the seashores of Britain and northwest EuropeCompact and easy-to-use, Wild Guide Seashore is the ideal nature guide to take with you on a day to the seaside, and is a must-have companion for anyone who lives near the coast. This essential family reference book is suitable for adult beginners as well as children aged ten upwards.; Features a range of coastline habitats where species are most likely to occur, including cliffs, rocky shores, sand dunes, shingle and the beach* Each habitat is illustrated by a different icon, so species are easy to find* Introduces you to seaweeds, worms, molluscs, insects, fish, birds and mammals, and many other shoreline inhabitants* Each plant and animal is illustrated with a full-colour photograph to aid quick identificationThe main text about each species includes information on distribution, habitat and reproduction, while the ID fact file presents key identification features for quick and easy reference. Similar species are shown together and are cross-referenced to ensure correct and simple identification. Wild Guide Seashore is the perfect introductory

Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore

Author: Rod Morris,Sally Carson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1775490238
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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Fully revised, updated and ultimate guide to the New Zealand seashore. The essential guide to the New Zealand's inter-tidal wilderness - for every bach, glovebox and home library. New Zealand has over 14,000 kilometres of coastline, the 10th longest length of coastline in the world. From sheltered sandy beaches, rugged cliff-lined fiords, the geography of New Zealand's coastline is as diverse as it is spectacular. Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore is packed with information on endemic and introduced species, including anemones, sea stars, crabs, barnacles, paua, mussels, clams, oysters - this is New Zealand's most comprehensive and up to date guide to our unique and fascinating seashore. This book is designed as a companion for your seashore excursions. It encourages you to identify species and look for behaviours and associations. And just like any good book, it's full of stories of survival that include murder and mystery, sex and scandal, division and diversity.

Elements of Marine Ecology

Author: Ronald Victor Tait,Frances Dipper
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750620888
Category: Nature
Page: 462
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The broad definition of ecology is the study of organisms in relation to their surroundings. This book presents marine ecology as a coherent science, providing undergraduate students with an essential foundation of knowledge in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's courses. A new chapter 'Human impact on the marine environment' focuses on issues such as marine pollution, global warming, ocean management, marine nature reserves, and the effects of fisheries and aquaculture. New material has also been added on deep-sea hydrothermal vents and coral reefs, features such as El Nino, and ocean processes including the microbial loop, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and dimethyl sulphide (DMS). A highly accessible survey for undergraduate students A classic text completely revised and updated by a new author A new chapter covers the topical area of human impacts on the marine environment

Birds of India (Collins Field Guide)

Author: Norman Arlott
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007560680
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series – the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers.

Northern Ireland

A Walking Guide
Author: Helen Fairbairn
Publisher: The Collins Press
ISBN: 1848895550
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 162
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This revised guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered, from the mountains of Mourne to the Giant’s Causeway, from Fermanagh’s ‘lake district’ to the rolling Sperrins. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use: each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted – flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore. A compact region with huge scenic variety, Northern Ireland is ideal for walking yet is often overlooked. This authoritative guide is changing that, using the author’s enthusiasm and knowledge.

Seashore Safaris

Explore Rocky Pools and Sandy Shores Around Britain
Author: Judith Oakley
Publisher: Graffeg,Peter Gill & Associates (Acc)
ISBN: 9781905582334
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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Marine biologist Judith Oakley explores and explains the diversity of British seashores in her new

Insects (Collins Gem)

Author: Michael Chinery
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448554
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 8135

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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.