The new (second) edition of the Birds of Europe is a must have guide for anyone interested in the birdlife of this geographic area.
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Should you wish to identify a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) you would most certainly consult a field guide. Should you wish to know a bit more about what ornithologists have discovered concerning this species, a life history or ornithological monograph about them would be your best bet. However if you wish to discover what makes […]
“Delightful!” That was the very first word I uttered upon closing the back cover of Patrick Barkham’s The Butterfly Isles; A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals.
When it comes to the stuff of both legends and nightmares, cephalopods – particularly those of prodigious size within the orders that encompass octopi and squid – have historically figured prominently. However when the legends and tales are put aside, the truth pertaining to these little understood creatures is far more marvelous and fascinating than the imaginations of the finest writers of science fiction or fantasy novels could possibly produce.