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Christopher Gary Packham CBE is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author, best known for his television work including the CBBC children's nature series The Really Wild Show from 1986 to 1995.
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What Is a Bird?
An Exploration of Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Ecology
Tony D. Williams - Dec 08, 2020
A large-format, beautifully illustrated look at the natural history of birdsThere are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on Earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large flightless ostrich, making birds one of the most diverse and su...
Chris Packham
Dec 06, 2020
Books for Christmas #5 ‘What is a Bird ?’ Well , everything you need to know to answer this is here . It’s mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in birds - it’s brilliant , packed with scintillating science . I finished it and grew feathers ! @PrincetonUPress      source
Dale Vince - Oct 01, 2020
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"Revealing, inspiring and funny. This book is a joy to romp through, which is good, because its final chapter is the important truth we all need to hear and understand if we are to survive this mess we've made" - Chris Packham How one maverick entrepreneur took on UK energy... and won. Dale Vince never intended to start a business. Driven by a p...
Chris Packham
Dec 06, 2020
Books for Christmas #4 ‘Manifesto’ by @DaleVince @EburyPublishing It’s part autobiography - which is entertaining , inspiring and often very funny and part the cold hard truths about what we must do to make a difference - from someone who is making a difference @ecotricity      source
The Summer Book
Tove Jansson - May 20, 2008 (first published in 1972)
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In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The g...
Chris Packham
Aug 04, 2020
@RobGMacfarlane I love The Summer Book !      source
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Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde
A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals (WILDGuides)
Robert Still - Jun 25, 2019
A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe's whales, dolphins, porpoises and sealsThis cutting-edge photographic identification guide to Europe's sea mammals--the only such guide of its kind--covers the 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals found in the region, which spans the eastern Atlantic from ...
Chris Packham
Jul 10, 2019
Book recommendation #2 ‘Europe’s Sea Mammals’ by @HughHarrop et al @PrincetonUPress . This is a great addition to this fabulous series - (Spiders is superb) Great maps , photos and text for ID for the 41 cetaceans and 9 seals and includes the @ORCA_web survey data      source