Book reviews

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Wild Flowers of Eastern Andalucía

by Sarah Ball

Published by Browndown Publications, 7 Mar 2014

Soft cover 302pp

ISBN: 978-0-9563961-1-2

Distributed by NHBS - Everything for Wildlife, Science & Environment





A field guide to the flora of South Georgia

by Deirdre Galbraith


Softcover 72 pp

ISBN: 978 0 9564546 0 7

Available from WILDguides and NHBS



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Conservation Biology for all

Edited by Navjot S. Sodhi & Paul R. Erlich

Oxford University Press

Softcover 360 pp

ISBN10: 0199554234


ISBN13: 9780199554232

Available from OUP and NHBS




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Woodland creation for wildlife and people in a changing climate

by David Blakesley and Peter Buckley

Pisces Publications

Softcover 171 pp

ISBN 978-1-874357-44-5

Available from NHBS





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Botanic Gardens: Modern-Day Arks

by Sara Oldfield

New Holland

Hardcover 240 pp (200 colour photos)

ISBN-13: 9781847735195

Available from NHBS




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Japanese Maples 4th Edition

by J.D. Vertrees & Peter Gregory

Timber Press

Hardcover 404 pp (574 colour photos)

ISBN13 9780881929324

Available from Timber Press (UK)

Timber Press (US)




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Pocket Guide to Bamboos

by Ted Jordan Meredith

Timber Press

Flexibind 208 pp (302 colour photos)

ISBN-10: 0881929360

ISBN-13: 9780881929362

Available from Timber Press (UK)

Timber Press (US)




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Evolution's Edge

by Graeme Taylor

New Society Publishers, 2008

Softback pp 320 (64 full colour illustrations)

ISBN 978-0-86571-608-7

Available from New Society Publishers



We Are One jacket cover Survival


We are one - A celebration of tribal peoples

Created and edited by Joanna Eede

Quadrille Publishing with Survival International, 2009

Hardback pp 224

ISBN 978-1-84400-729-5

£30 available from Survival



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Arable Bryophytes A field guide to the mosses, liverworts and hornworts of cultivated land in Britain and Ireland

Ron Porley

Wildguides, 2008

Softback, 140 pp

ISBN-13: 9781903657218

Available from Wildguides and NHBS



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Lostworlds: Adventures in the tropical rainforest

Bruce M. Beehler

Yale University Press, 2009


ISBN-13 9780300158335

Available from many stockists including NHBS



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Flowers of the Forest: Plants and people in the New Forest National Park

Clive Chatters

Wildguides, 2009

Softback, pp 248

ISBN 978-1-903657-19-5

Available from many different stockists including Wildguides and NHBS



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British Field Crops

2nd Edition, Sally A. Francis

A5 paperback with glossy covers, pp 104

ISBN-13: 0955046629

Available from many different stockists including NHBS



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Field Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa

John Manning

Struik Nature, June 2009

ISBN-10: 1770077588

ISBN-13: 978-1770077584





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Conifers of the World

James E. Eckenwalder

Timber Press (November, 2009) £45

ISBN 9780881929744



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Wild Flowers of the North Highlands of Scotland

Ken Butler & Ken Crossan

Birlinn (2009) pp 189

ISBN 978 1 84158 832 2





Rainforest Light and Spirit

Ghillean Prance & Harry Holcroft

Antique Collectors' Club (2009) pp 196

ISBN-10 18514965770

ISBN-13 978-1851495771






The Vegetative Key to the British Flora


John Poland & Eric Clement

Published by John Poland in association with the Botanical Society of the British Isles (2009) pp 556

ISBN 13 978 0 09560144 0 5




Notebooks from New Guinea: Field Notes of a Tropical Biologist (Hardcover)

Vojtech Novotny (author) Oxford University Press (2009) pp 256

ISBN 978 0 19 956165 0





Tropical Forest Community Ecology.

Edited by W P Carson & S A Schnitzer

Wiley-Blackwell (2008), pp 517, £39.99.

ISBN 978 1 4051 1897 2



seed dispersal

Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Application in a Changing World.

A.J.Dennis, R.A.Green, E.W.Schupp & D.A.Westcott (editors).

CABI (2007), pp 720

ISBN 978 18459 31650



woody plants

Woody Plants of Western African Forests: A Guide to the Forest Trees, Shrubs and Lianes from Senegal to Ghana. William Hawthorne & Carel Jongkind.

Kew Publishing (2006) pp 1040

ISBN 1 84246 089 7 and ISBN 978 1 84246 089 7



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Field Guide to the Rattans of Africa. Terry C. H. Sunderland.

Kew Publishing (2007) pp 66

ISBN 978 1 84246 180 8