Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9781408179482

Category: Insects

Page: 320

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More than 2000 of the most commonly observed and most distinctive insect species of Britain and Western Europe, from all orders and most families, are illustrated in this essential pocket guide. The text summarises key identification points, and introductory sections for each group covered give useful guidelines on the characteristics of the orders, families and genera covered. This is the most comprehensive guide available on the insects of this region and will be of great use to all naturalists with an interest in insects.


Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002191371

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A new edition of Michael Chinery's Pocket Guide Insects, regarded as one of the main guides to the insects of Britain and Western Europe. The introduction explains the scope of the book with a basic survey of classification, anatomy and life-cycles and the key is cross-referenced to the text to enable the reader to place any insect into its correct group. The insects are arranged scientifically, covering all orders found in Europe and all major families with illustrations covering the species most likely to be noticed for their size, colour, frequency or association with humans.

FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973698

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Written by well-known naturalists and photographers, this guide will enable the easy identification of around 1,000 of the more common insects found in the region. The carefully chosen selection represents all insect groups, with a bias towards the more prominent species, so that all the butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies and dragonflies occurring in Britain have been included. Over 700 colour photographs show the species in their natural habitats, and around 100 line-drawings clearly show important features, enabling accurate identification.

Insects of Britain & Northern Europe

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002199186

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Acts as a general introduction to insects and their study for the previously inexperienced naturalist. Provides information on the insects of both Britain and of the parts of Europe which are north of the Pyrenees.

Insects of Britain and Europe

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002201346

Category: Nature

Page: 255

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Covering 240 species of insect and other invertebrates that are commonly found in Britain and northern Europe, Wild Guide Insects is the perfect introductory guide to 'creepy-crawlies'.

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446447083

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

Green Guide to Butterflies Of Britain And Europe

Author: Robert Goodden,Rosemary Goodden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916433

Category: Nature

Page: 112

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Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the most commonly encountered butterfly species in Britain and Europe. Each butterfly's habits, range and important characteristics are described, while colour paintings show each butterfly in detail. There are sections on the four stages of the life-cycle of butterflies and on breeding butterflies. Sound advice on conservation issues is also offered. The book can be used as both a home reference and a pocket companion in the field.

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Steve Brooks,Steve Cham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472964533

Category:

Page: 192

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All Great Britain and Ireland's resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species fully described and illustrated. Fully updated, revised and redesigned, this 2014 edition features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies. The 2002 edition was shortlisted for the BP Natural World Book Prize.

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Steven Falk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472967053

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Bees are a fascinating and indispensable group of insects, but many species are in decline, and efforts to help determine distributions and changes in abundance have to date been compromised by a serious lack of identification resources. This eagerly anticipated new addition to the highly acclaimed British Wildlife Field Guides series will unravel the complexities of identification, and is designed to cater for people new to the bee world as well as to more experienced recorders who wish to identify every species accurately. It provides the latest information on the identification, ecology, status and distribution of all 275 species of bee in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. - Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees - Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading insect artists - Stunning photographs of living insects as seen in the wild - 234 up-to-date distribution maps - Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects - Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories - Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates - A series of innovative illustrated keys to genera and species, designed to guide the user step by step through the identification process

Complete British Insects

Author: Michael Chinery

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot. Approximately 1,500 species are illustrated with clear photographs chosen for their help in identification. Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd edition

Author: K-D Dijkstra,Asmus Schröter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472943988

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The first edition of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe was a ground-breaking identification guide that led to an increase in Odonata recording across Europe. The second edition includes fully revised regional guides and identification texts, updated distribution maps and conservation statuses, illustrated accounts for five species that have been discovered in the region since the first edition, updated checklists and taxonomy, new photographs throughout, as well as an introduction to larvae identification. Each species is lavishly illustrated with artworks of males, females and variations, as well as close-ups of important characters.

Identifying British Insects and Arachnids

An Annotated Bibliography of Key Works

Author: Natural History Museum (London, England)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521632416

Category: Reference

Page: 353

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Essential guide to the specialist literature for the identification of British insects and arachnids.

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256229

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.

Practical Field Ecology

A Project Guide

Author: C. Philip Wheater,James R. Bell,Penny A. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470976708

Category: Science

Page: 388

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This book introduces experimental design and data analysis / interpretation as well as field monitoring skills for both plants and animals. Clearly structured throughout and written in a student-friendly manner, the main emphasis of the book concentrates on the techniques required to design a field based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. The book evaluates appropriate methods, including the problems associated with various techniques and their inherent flaws (e.g. low sample sizes, large amount of field or laboratory work, high cost etc). This provides a resource base outlining details from the planning stage, into the field, guiding through sampling and finally through organism identification in the laboratory and computer based data analysis and interpretation. The text is divided into six distinct chapters. The first chapter covers planning, including health and safety together with information on a variety of statistical techniques for examining and analysing data. Following a chapter dealing with site characterisation and general aspects of species identification, subsequent chapters describe the techniques used to survey and census particular groups of organisms. The final chapter covers interpreting and presenting data and writing up the research. The emphasis here is on appropriate wording of interpretation and structure and content of the report.

Chris Packham's Wild Side Of Town

Getting to Know the Wildlife in Our Towns and Cities

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916069

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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This new edition is suitable for anybody with an interest in urban wildlife and conservation and is written by the renowned TV presenter Chris Packham. It is an educational and striking guide to the full range of wildlife that can be found in all manner of urban habitats in our towns and cities. Increasingly, wildlife is finding a home in our built-up, concrete and noisy cities. Urban sites such as canals, disused railway embankments, reservoirs, rubbish tips and inner-city gardens are becoming popular abodes for a huge number of species. This book is at once a source to the best urban sites in Britain and the different habitats that exist there, and a revealing field guide to the wildlife inhabiting these city locations. Beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs and informed reference material combine with this popular author's entertaining style to bring a novel look at wildlife away from the countryside.

Butterflies of Britain and Europe

Author: Tom Tolman

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002199926

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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This butterfly guide covers 444 species, with each species fully illustrated with paintings of the male, female and all major forms, varieties and sub-species. The text covers all taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, vari ation, habitat and behaviour.

Urban Ecology

Author: Dianne Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135682763

Category: Science

Page: 96

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There are many micro-habitats in built up areas, often subject to strong environmental pressures such as atmospheric and water pollution, frequent disturbance, trampling, nutrient or water scarcity, etc. In Urban Ecology Dianne Smith uses such features as footpaths, walls, gravestones, gardens, compost heaps and derelict land to investigate the effects of these pressures and to demonstrate other ecological properties of oftern isolated habitats. This book was first published in 1984.