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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? book cover
What Is a Bird?
An Exploration of Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior, and Ecology
Tony D. Williams - 2020-12-08
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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...
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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
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Dale Vince - 2020-10-01
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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 pass...
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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
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The Summer Book
Tove Jansson - 2008-05-20 (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...
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@RobGMacfarlane I love The Summer Book !      source
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A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals
Millie Marotta - 2019-08-29
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What do the ingenious sea otter, the incredible shrinking reindeer, the tree-dwelling baby dragon or the Dodo's long-lost cousin have in common?They are all at risk of disappearing from our world forever. This book is all about the amazing creatures that are now endangered around the globe, from oceans and forests to mountains and snow. Filled with...
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Books for Christmas #3 Ideal for wild children - beautifully illustrated , but also with great information , maps , data . . . it’s top bedtime reading for young nature geeks . My favourite . . . the Olm ! @MillieMarotta @penguinrandom      source
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Garden Birds
Mike Toms - 2019-10-01
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Gardens make a significant contribution to the amount of urban green space and are the main contributors to urban biodiversity. Birds are one of the most visible components of this urban biodiversity, and many of us enjoy attracting wild birds into our gardens.This timely addition to the New Naturalist Library examines the ways in which birds use g...
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Book recommendation #3 . ‘Garden Birds’ in the legendary #newnaturalist series by @miketoms . I’ve been skimming today - it’s excellent , but then Mike has been doing @_BTO garden ecology and did their ‘Bird Table’ magazine which is also superb , so it’s no surprise it’s so good      source
Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde book cover
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 - 2019-06-25
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 ...
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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
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Absolutely Everything!
A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention
Christopher Lloyd - 2018-10-16
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Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents, and learn about absolutely everything including the creation of planet Earth, the age of dinosaurs, the rise of humans, the miserable medieval times, globalisation, wars, revolutions, technology - and much more. Find out the answers to many big questions about our planet, animals an...
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Books For Christmas #7 Joyous ! A riotous romp through world history . Witty , well illustrated and filled with seemingly absolutely everything , it’s the perfect book for the curious mind from 9 to 99 . @whatonearthbook #christopherlloyd      source