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.
11 books on the list
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"The Secret Wild" is an enchanting tale about a girl named Fern who loves exploring the rainforest. However, when she suddenly moves to London with her unconventional uncle, she feels out of place. That is, until she meets a little plant that can understand her every word. Together, they embark on an adventure to uncover the mysterious botanical occurrences happening throughout the city. This fantastical, heartwarming tale is perfect for kids ages 8+, and is sure to delight fans of Paddington Bear and Little Shop of Horrors.
Todays #BooksForChristmas is @alexrevelyn ‘s ‘The Secret Wild’ . It’s a charming and fun adventure full of bravery and a wonderful botanical and spooky mystery for young readers . For those who need modern Triffids - look not further ! @WalkerBooksUK @rupertevelyn – source
Discover the fascinating world of the Atlantic puffin in this stunning book by Kevin Morgans. With his award-winning photography, Morgans captures the quirky personalities and comical movements of these beloved seabirds. Learn about their place in the ecology of the British Isles and their special relationship with the coast. A must-read for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts alike.
I’m mercenary about photographic excellence - but here is some photographic excellence . . . and it’s all about your favourite bird @KevMorgans book ‘Puffins - Life on the Atlantic Edge’ - amazing pictures available here – source
Dive into the fascinating world of birds with this beautifully illustrated book that explores their morphology, behavior, and ecology. With over 10,000 bird species on Earth, birds are one of the most diverse animal groups in existence. This book features stunning color illustrations and provides insights into our relationship with birds, from our fascination with them to conservation challenges. Perfect for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts alike, What Is a Bird? is a must-have addition to your collection.
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
Books for Christmas #5 So , so good ! @simonbarneswild ‘History/100 Animals’ . More gems than a pirates chest . . . science , art , history , culture - its epic and mammoth , a repository of all our truths through their lives . @simonschuster – source
A maverick entrepreneur shares his story of founding a green energy company based on sustainability principles. Driven by a passion for the environment, he revolutionized the UK energy landscape and became a vocal supporter of Extinction Rebellion. With lessons learned from experience, his powerful manifesto is a must-read for anyone looking to change the world.
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
Escape to a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland with "The Summer Book," a brief novel by Tove Jansson. Follow the adventures of six-year-old Sophia and her unsentimental yet wise grandmother as they spend the summer together in easy companionship. Wander over the coastline and forest, create miniature Venices, and write fanciful studies of bugs as they discuss the joys and sorrows of life, death, God, and love. Perfect for those who crave a complete world full of natural beauty and life lessons.
@RobGMacfarlane I love The Summer Book ! – source
"Discover the wonders of endangered animals from around the world in this beautifully illustrated and informative book. Learn about amazing creatures such as the sea otter, shrinking reindeer, and tree-dwelling baby dragon, all at risk of disappearing forever. Filled with fascinating facts and tales, A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals will inspire you to love and protect these creatures and their habitats."
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
Discover the ways in which birds use gardens and the impacts that urbanization has on bird populations in this timely addition to the New Naturalist Library. Gain new insights into how and why individual species of bird use gardens, and the role that gardens play in the ecology of many wild bird populations. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher or simply enjoy attracting wild birds into your garden, this book is sure to fascinate and educate.
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
A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals (WILDGuides)
Discover Europe's diverse sea mammal life with this state-of-the-art photographic identification guide. Explore the eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic seas, home to 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and 9 species of seals. With over 180 captivating photographs, maps, and graphics, learn about each species' range, ecology, behaviour, and conservation status. Produced with the marine conservation charity ORCA, this book is an essential companion for whale watchers and anyone intrigued by these enigmatic mammals.
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
"Rewild Yourself" is a captivating guide to rediscovering the wonders of nature that we have forgotten. With infectious enthusiasm, the book offers 23 spellbinding techniques to uncover the hidden world around us. From discovering new species of mammals and birds, to learning about reptiles and butterflies, the book is a treasure trove of exciting techniques to bring the magic of nature closer to home. Anyone who wants to get closer to nature and bring it back into focus will find this book an essential read.
Books For Christmas #9 . It arrived today but I’ve delved and this is such a good idea . How to wake up to and uncover and engage with everyday but remarkable animals using your senses , some technology and your ‘soul/spirit’ @simonschusterUK @simonschusterPR @simonbarneswild – source