Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa is now in stock and ready to ship. This stunning book features over 400 incredibly detailed paintings of adult and juvenile individuals. There is also an excellent general introduction to fish biology, ecology and taxonomy. A must have for the fish biologist!
The authors, Elaine and Phil Heemstra are based at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) in Grahamstown, and they have collaborated on numerous scientific publications. They have co-written the text and all paintings in the book are by Elaine. Phil is a leading international authority on marine fishes and was co-editor (with Margaret Smith) of the comprehensive Smithsâ€™ Sea Fishes.
After many weeks of trying we have managed to source copies of Directory of Important Bird Areas in the Kingdom of Thailand published by BCST. This is an excellent IBA providing details of the 62 IBAs in Thailand, of which 22 are unprotected or only partially protected. A number of IBAs in Thailand are facing threats as they are being badly affected by development. It is hoped that this directory will be used for education, policy making and in implementing action plans for the conservation of birds and biodiversity in Thailand.
A major contribution to the field of botany literature Illustrated Guide to the Trees of Peru contains 900 (yes, 900!) fine, technically accurate line-drawings and coloured plates by Rosemary Wise, one of the foremost botanical illustrators.
I know that I, and many other botanists, will use this volume frequently
– Ghillean T Prance, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading
The Ngorongoro Story – A fantastic insight into the history and wildlife of this spectacular place. Packed with great photography and day-to-day stories of the Maasai.
One of the most gripping conservation stories of the last century
Just published by the JNCC Seabird Numbers and Breeding Success in Britain and Ireland, 2004. This report presents the results of monitoring of seabird populations and breeding performance throughout Britain and Ireland in 2004 and makes comparisons with previous years. For an example of some of the findings see relevant JNCC page
We will be having a stand at the Birdfair this year – can’t wait, a really good opportunity to meet up with customers and wildlife enthusiasts. Drop by for a chat, to buy some books, win prizes and pick up some special offers. More coming soon……
We have our first copies of One Planet Many People in stock. It’s loaded with satellite images showing the change in land use over time – stunning pictures, really shows the huge scars being left on the planet.
We work with Bill Sutherland at the University of East Anglia to donate books to individuals in developing countries. Here are 12 students on Durrel Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Endangered Species Management Course recieving their Gratis copies of Bill’s Conservation Handbook.
More information on the gratis books scheme