Derived from a Radio 4 series produced in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, this book case-studies 25 creatures that have completely altered the human view of the world.
This book brings the story to life with the unmistakeable narrative flair you can only associate with Radio 4 and the Natural History Museum.
It presents a mixture of Biology, History and Anthropology, making you wonder at nature's inventiveness.
Westwood and Moss have managed to produce another amazing and thought-provoking read. Every section is a voyage of discovery that presents a new species, often inspired by material from the Natural History Museum.
Suitable for the general reader, this book is a must for every aspiring scientist's bookshelf.
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: John Murray (8 Oct. 2015)
This fantastic butterfly study sports comprehensive information and serves as a field guide to Bristish and Irish butterflies.
It combines rich and stunning photos with the latest information in a new edition that has been completely revised and updated.
This book can help you to idetify over 58 species that are known to breed frequently, in addition to a selection of rarer species.
This book is suitable for beginners and hobbiests and may also be of interest to more seasoned butterfly spotters.
Each species is profiled in detail to cover identification, behaviour; habitat; population and conservation; egg, caterpillar and chrysalis; and distribution.
Includes photos of the egg, caterpillar, as well as chrysalis for each breed.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Fully Revised and Updated Third edition (29 Mar. 2015)
This guide offers a photographic run-down of over 1500 insects of the British Isles.
Aimed at the amateur naturalist, this guide features fantastic photographs of many exotic (and more usual) insect species in Britain. This book also presents many illustrations that will help you to identify and appreciate species you spot in your garden.
Also included are photos of the species as less mature insects and larvae.
This book is well organized into sections on serves as a field guide.
Similar insects are illustrated and the differences pointed out, so that the amateur can avoid mixing them up.
Information is also provided on habitats and where you are most likely to spot a given insect.
Insects included: moths and butterflies, may-flies, damsel-flies, dragon-flies, grass-hoppers, crickets, earwigs, bugs, bees, ants and beetles.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Collins (2 April 2009)