In addition to their many other charms, islands are ecologically fascinating. Each one is unique, many are home to some of the world’s most remarkable plants and animals, and all susceptible to the effects of human activity. Roger Lovegrove, former director of the RSPB in Wales knows this, and in his recently published Islands Beyond the […]
News of newly published or forthcoming books.
The beginning of autumn 2012 saw the publication of the one-hundred-twenty-first volume of the Collins’ New Naturalists series Partridges by G.R. Potts. Devoted entirely to the three species of partridge found in Great Britain, the Grey, Red-legged and Chukar, Partridges contains not only extensive life histories of these birds but devotes significant space to the relationship between […]
No sooner had a drawn the copy of Derek Niemann‘s new book Birds in a Cage out of the package from Short Books in which it arrived than I found myself plopped on the sofa in the library thoroughly engrossed in reading it. After all, the text on the cover alone is enough to hook just […]
Many years ago, I learned through experience that when I wanted to learn about a subject that was more or less wholly new to me that one of the best ways to begin was to see if Oxford University Press had included a volume about it in their Very Short Introductions series. Now numbering over […]