Cold Blood

Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians


Author: Richard Kerridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155681

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 7533

As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. There were Smooth Newts, mottled like the fighter planes in the comics he read, and the longed-for Great Crested Newt, with its huge golden eye. The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he wanted to understand them. What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Richard has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study. Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation, it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals.

Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians

A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands


Author: Howard Inns

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781903657256

Category: Nature

Page: 164

View: 9623

This detailed guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands has been produced, with the collaboration of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, with the aim of inspiring an increased level of interest in these exciting and fascinating animals. It is designed to help anyone who finds a lizard, snake, turtle, tortoise, terrapin, frog, toad, or newt to identify it with confidence. Stunning photography An easy-to-use approach to identification Superbly illustrated introductory sections on the biology and conservation, taxonomy, lifecycle, and behavior of each species group Profiles of the 16 native reptiles and amphibians that breed in Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands and the 5 marine turtles that visit Britain's seas Profiles of 7 established nonnative species and a summary of 8 more with a history of release/escape Distribution maps based on the latest available information Hints and tips on where, when, and how to watch reptiles and amphibians

Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain


Author: Olaf Booy,Max Wade,Helen Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911547

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9930

The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native fauna and flora. This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. This book will act both as an ID guide, appealing to the amateur naturalist, and as an important tool for ecologists and land managers attempting to tackle the problem posed by invasive species.

A Summer of British Wildlife


Author: James Lowen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770094

Category: Wildlife watching

Page: 256

View: 3558

Winner of the Travel Media Awards 'Travel Guide Book of the Year' award 2016. This original and colourful guide to British summer wildlife experiences is packaged into daily suggestions for what, when, where and how to see the best of British summer wildlife. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals, butterflies, birds and plants. Each entry gives an informative and inspiring suggestion focusing on up to four species, with full-colour photography and a helpful box covering practicalities such as grid references, useful websites, access arrangements to specific sites, flexibility details such as flight periods for butterflies or flowering weeks for orchids, and alternative sites to make viewing possible if you don't live near the suggested site but want to view the suggested species. From delicate orchids to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters, this is the only guide of its type to offer full details of how to get the most out of British summer wildlife-watching.

Few And Far Between

On The Trail of Britain's Rarest Animals


Author: Charlie Elder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472905172

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1347

Seeking the beautiful, the breathtaking and the bizarre, Charlie Elder goes in search of Britain's rarest and most endangered animals. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, and meeting up with experts along the way, he tracks down secretive and scarce mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects living on the brink, ranging from the iconic Scottish wildcat and surreal spiny seahorse to the striking golden oriole, outlandish wart-biter cricket and sinister black rat. Few and Far Between celebrates the diversity on our doorstep and highlights the natural treasures we risk losing. For more information, visit

Die Säugetiere Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens

der Bestimmungsführer


Author: Stéphane Aulagnier,Jean Chevallier,Olivier Roth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258075068

Category: Paläarktis West - Säugetiere - Wildtiere - Bestimmungsbuch

Page: 271

View: 9117

#Urban Birding


Author: David Lindo

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440162125

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 9768

Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands

An Identification Guide


Author: Andy Swash,Rob Still,Ian Lewington

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115321

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 5905

This pocket-sized volume is a comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. 53 color plates.

Die Amphibien und Reptilien Deutschlands


Author: Rainer Günther

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423221

Category: Science

Page: 842

View: 1643

Das einmalige Nachschlagewerk gibt eine wissenschaftlich exakte Bestandsaufnahme aller in Deutschland heimischen Lurche und Kriechtiere - Detaillierte Artmonographien und Bestimmungsschlüssel - Historische und aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zur Verbreitung, Ökologie, Morphologie, Fortpflanzungsbiologie, Gefährdung und Schutz der einzelnen Arten - Geschichte der Herpetologie im deutschsprachigen Raum


magische Momente


Author: Markus Varesvuo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800177080


Page: 160

View: 8162

Die Berge Kaliforniens


Author: John Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882210507

Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)

Page: 352

View: 4799

Financial Engineering

Strategien, Bewertungen und Risikomanagement


Author: Michael Bloss

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311053116X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 674

View: 6229

Dieses Buch zeigt einzelne Strategien, Bewertungen, das Risikocontrolling und den Financial-Engineering-Prozess auf und geht dabei explizit auf die verwendeten Derivate sowie die eingesetzten Kombinationsstrategien ein. Gegenüber der Vorauflage wurde das Augenmerk verstärkt auf die Modelle im Financial Engineering, die neuen Produktausgestaltungen und die veränderte Regulatorik gelegt.

Der Kosmos-Libellenführer


Author: Heiko Bellmann

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440148599

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1539

Libellen gehören zu den schönsten und größten Insekten. Zu beobachten, wie sie über den Wasserspiegel flitzen oder unbeweglich innehalten, um ihre Beute sicher zu erwischen, ist ein ganz besonderes Naturschauspiel. Dieser Naturführer ermöglicht ein sicheres Bestimmen und bringt diese häufig gefährdeten Tiere dem Naturfreund besonders nah. Extra: Viele Arten der südlichen Länder.

Reise Know-How InselTrip Seychellen


Author: Thomas Barkemeier

Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump

ISBN: 3831749388

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 2068

Dieser aktuelle Reiseführer ist der ideale Begleiter, um die paradiesische Inselgruppe auf eigene Faust zu erkunden: - Die interessantesten Orte, Attraktionen und Naturschönheiten ausführlich vorgestellt und bewertet - Die schönsten Strände und Hotspots für Wassersportler - Ausgewählte Wanderungen mit Streckenbeschreibung - Die besten Adressen für den Einkaufsbummel - Empfehlenswerte Restaurants, Cafés und Bars - Die aufregendsten Naturparks und Tierfarmen - Interessante Exkurse über die Geschichte der Insel - Wissenswertes zu Flora und Fauna - Besondere Künstler der vielfältigen Kunstszene und ihre Galerien - Ausgesuchte Unterkünfte von nobel bis preiswert - Alle praktischen Infos zu Anreise, Preisen, Touren, Events, Hilfe im Notfall, Verkehrsmitteln, Wetter ... - Kleine Sprachhilfe Kreol für die Seychellen mit den wichtigsten Vokabeln für den Reisealltag - Detaillierter Hauptstadtplan InselTrip - die aktuellen Inselführer von Reise Know-How. Fundiert, übersichtlich, praktisch. REISE KNOW-HOW - Reiseführer für individuelle Reisen

Faszinierende Taggeckos

Die Gattung Phelsuma


Author: Gerhard Hallmann,Jens Krüger,Gerd Trautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866590595


Page: 253

View: 6222

Wanderer on My Native Shore


Author: George Reiger

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558211209

Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 4060

From the Canadian border to Key West, a tribute to the history and ecology of the Atlantic Coast.