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Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown
300 photos/illustrations 336

David Attenborough CBE and the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit embark on a landmark new series, painting a breathtaking portrait of Africa as never before caught on film. This lavish and unmissable companion t

Bright, Michael

Age of Empathy
Illustrations 304

From chimpanzees caring for mates that have been wounded by leopards, elephants reassuring youndsters in distress to dolphins preventing sick companions from drowning, 'The Age of Empathy' demonstrates that animals are guided b

De Waal, Franz

Amazing Rare Things
160 color illus. 224

The Royal Collection, held at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, has been shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens for more than five hundred years. The Collection s exquisite natural h

Attenborough, Sir David, Owens, Susan, Clayton, Martin, Alexandratos, Rea

col. Illustrations 632

This is the definitive visual guide to the world's wildlife. You can go on an amazing visual journey through the animal kingdom with "Animal" and find out all about over 2,000 species from tiny elephant shrews to great bal

Dorling Kindersley

Animal Architecture
120 4-colour illustrations 160

In Animal Architecture, Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt's photographs

Arndt, Ingo, Tautz, Jurgen, Brandenburg, Jim

Animal Babies

Animal Babies collects over 120 incredible, heart-warming images of creatures in the wild. Accompanying a new BBC natural history series, it captures precious moments in the young lives of a host of animals, from wolf pups squabbling in the

Barwick, Laura

Atlas of Rare Birds
200 colour photographs, 61 colour maps 240

A guide to some of the rarest birds in existence, brought together by the maps showing where in the world you can find them. The book will focus on 50 captivating stories of the very rare, including rem

Couzens, Dominic

Austral Ark
77 b/w illus. 33 tables 680

Australia and New Zealand are home to a remarkable and unique assemblage of flora and fauna. Sadly though, by virtue of their long isolation, and a naive and vulnerable biota, both countries have suffered substantial

Stow, Adam, Maclean, Norman, Holwell, Gregory I.

Australian Wildlife After Dark
133 full colour photographs 160

Australia is a land of many unique animals, some of which are active only during the cooler evening and night-time and so are rarely seen. These are the after dark animals so widespread yet so little noticed by hu

Thomson, Bruce, Robinson, Martyn

Beautiful Owls

Portraits of 40 stunning breeds

Taylor, Marianne

Bee Time

Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes from the low hum of tens of thousands of insects and the pungent smell of honey and beeswax, to the sight of workers flying back and forth between flowers and the hive. The expe

Winston, Mark L.

249(Ht mm) 235(Wdt mm) 336

Birds tells the remarkable story of bird art through the ages - from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration, to the present day. This beautiful books tells the story of the development of b

Elphick, Jonathan

Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend
More than 200 illustrations 304

Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers

Warren-Chadd, Rachel, Taylor, Marianne

Bonobo and the Atheist
12 illustrations 320

For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cement

De Waal, Franz

Book of Beetles: A Lifesize Guide to 600 of Nature's Gems
illustrations (colour) 656

More than one fifth of all known life forms on this planet are beetles. They are extraordinarily visually diverse: renowned British geneticist JBS Haldane, when asked what could be inferred about God from a study of Hi

Bouchard, Patrice

Botanical Wall Chart
170 224

Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flouris

Laurent, Anna

Bush Seasons
colour plates 320

At its most convincing level, this book shows in awesome detail just what it is that we stand to lose when we fail to vigorously protect and conserve even relatively small areas of the little natural landscape that remains of A

Semmens, Joan

Citizen Scientist

In the vein of "H Is for Hawk" and the work of Rebecca Solnit and Elizabeth Kolbert a masterful consideration of the profound, urgent necessity to bear witness to life and loss Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist

Hannibal, Mary Ellen

Cloud Book - How to Understand the Skies
Paperback 160 pages.

This is an attractive and entertaining guide to the clouds, helping you to identify every cloud type and related phenomena, and understand its implications for the weather.Unlike other weather and cloud books which can be ve

Hamblyn, Richard

Cloud Collector's Handbook
Hardback 112

THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illust

Pretor-Pinney, Gavin

Cloudspotters Guide
Paperback 320 pages.

Teaches us to appreciate clouds' different varieties - the cumulus, nimbostratus and Morning Glory - and their beauties and significances, both meteorological and cultural. This title also helps the reader learn how to save

Pretor-Pinney, Gavin

Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia
19 maps, 32 colour plates 432

Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolph

Andrew, David

Coyote America
illustrations 288

With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don't come close to captu

Flores, Dan

Crow Country (The Birds and the Bees)

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world. One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackda

Cocker, Mark

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320

Beloved as a herald of spring, cuckoos have held a place in our hearts for centuries. But for many other birds the cuckoo is a signal of doom, for it is nature's most notorious cheat. In this enormously engaging book,

Davies, Nick

Dancing Bees
illustrations 296

We think of bees as being among the busiest workers in the garden, admiring them for their productivity. But amid their buzzing, they are also great communicators and unusual dancers. As Karl von Frisch (1886 1982) discovered d

Munz, Tania


"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon

Scully, Matthew

Eaten by a Giant Clam
Illustrated 344

The history of natural science across its many disciplines, including zoology, botany, geology or even malacology (the study of molluscs) is often a case of truth being stranger than fiction. There are countless stirring, occasio

Cummins, Joseph

Eruptions That Shook the World
100 b/w illus. 10 tables 408

What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years a

Oppenheimer, Clive

Evolution: A Visual Record

Stunning images to reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth Evidence of evolution is everywhere. Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most imp

Clark, Robert, Wallace, Joseph, Quammen, David

Field Guide to Australian Birds
Paperback 448 pages.

Morecombe, Michael

Field Guide to the Birds of the ACT 2nd Edition

Taylor, McComas

Fly Trap

Fredrik Sjoberg's Swedish bestseller about summer, islands and finding happiness in the little things. Every summer there are a number of nights, not many, but a number, when everything is perfect. The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist

Sjoberg, Fredrik

Fruitless Fall
216(Ht mm) 144(Wdt mm) 288

01 One-third of American food crops are pollinated by honey bees: apples, almonds, cherries, peaches, and plums, to name a few. We are wholly dependent on our partnership with bees, but most people know very little abo

Jacobsen, Rowan

Furry Logic
8pp colour section and black and white illustrations throughout 304

The animal world is full of mysteries. Why do dogs slurp from their drinking bowls while cats lap up water with a delicate flick of the tongue? How does a tiny turtle hatchling

Durrani, Matin, Kalaugher, Liz

292(Ht mm) 235(Wdt mm) 240

A beautiful and authoritative survey of the islands that inspired Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. This sumptuous large-format book was first produced in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of

de Roy, Tui

Genius of Birds

For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven by instinct and capable of only the simplest mental processes. But this just isn't true. In The Genius of Birds, popular science writer Jennifer Ackerman presents the l

Ackerman, Jennifer

Gods of the Morning
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 304

'No one writes more movingly, or with such transporting poetic skill, about encounters with wild creatures. Its pages course with sympathy, humility, and wisdom' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk From his home d

Lister-Kaye, John

Great Animal Orchestra
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 320

Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. He has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and has archived the sounds of over 15,000 species - half of the wild soundscapes he has on

Krause, Bernie

Great White
colour photographs 256

'I remember thinking two things at the time. Firstly, if it had wanted to eat us we wouldn't have stood a chance and second, it didn't want to eat us.' When James Woodford was confronted by half a dozen sharks swimming at

Woodford, James

Heart of a Lion
illustrations 256

Late one June night in 2011, a large animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut parkway. The creature appeared as something out of New England's forgotten past. Beside the road lay a 140-pound mountain lion. Specul

Stolzenburg, William

Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World

"Opening this book, you are about to enter a wonderland." Tim Flannery, author of Atmosphere of Hope and The Weather Makers "Charming, provocative, fascinating." David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen, Pulitzer finalist Are trees

Wohlleben, Peter

Homing Instinct: The Story and Science of Migration
With index 368

The story and science of how animals find their way home. Home is the place we long for most, when we feel we have travelled too far, for too long. Since boyhood, acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every ye

Heinrich, Bernd


Horses have been our companions in work and leisure for thousands of years. As a species we have profited immeasurably from their resilience, strength and intelligence. In The Horse, Wendy Williams travels the globe to discover the history o

Williams, Wendy

200(Ht mm) 150(Wdt mm) 400

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity and jewel-like size and colour. Only recently has their serious scientific study started to gain the attention

Fogden, Michael, Taylor, Marianne


With over 240 breathtaking photographs and footage from the landmark BBC series, The Hunt captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, fr

Fothergill, Alastair, Cordey, Huw

In the Heart of the Country

A beautifully written and wonderfully evocative volume offering descriptive imagery of rural England; the countryside and its people.

Bates, H. E., Tunnicliffe, C.F.

Infested Mind
36 b/w halftones 230

The psychological connections between humans and insects are tantalizing and complex. Through both evolutionary associations and cultural representations, insects have deeply infested our minds. They frighten, disgust, and

Lockwood, Jeffrey A.

240(Ht mm) 210(Wdt mm) 224

Jellyfish are mysterious creatures, luminously beautiful with remarkably varied life cycles. These simple, ancient animals are found in every ocean at every depth, and have lived on Earth for at least the last 500 mill

Gershwin, Lisa-Ann

John Gould

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the European world learned of amazing varieties of nature existing in Australasia; an apparent, infinite array of plants, birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. Scientific clubs and organisations grew, each pub

Dawes, Sean

Lesser Beasts
illustrations 320

Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are

Essig, Mark

Malay Archipelago

Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore

Russel, Wallace Alfred

Miniature Lives
247 full colour photographs, 97 illustrations 344

Miniature Lives provides a range of simple strategies that people can use to identify and learn more about the insects in their homes and gardens. Featuring a step-by-step, illustrated identifica

Gleeson, Michelle

Moth Snowstorm

A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love ...A must-read' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the nat

McCarthy, Michael

Natural Hertiage of the World
Full colour photographs throughout 456

The rugged fjords of Norway and the Arctic expanse of Lapland, the magnificent national parks of North America, the Amazon rainforests, the rich wildlife reserves of East Africa and the mesmerising marine a

Kunth Verlag

Nightingales in November
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 368

Have you ever wondered what 'our' birds get up to when they're not pinching our peanuts, pilfering our pyracantha berries or nesting under the eaves of our homes? The One Show's natural history star Mike Dilger tell

Dilger, Mike

illustrations (colour), maps (colour) 512

Dive in to this breathtaking read about the world's oceans. Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove

Dorling Kindersley

One Wild Bird at a Time
illustrations 224

The acclaimed scientist'sencounters withindividual wild birds, yielding marvelous, mind-altering ("Los Angeles Times")insights and discoveries In his modern classics "One Man s Owl "and "Mind of the Raven, " Bernd Heinrich has

Heinrich, Bernd, PhD (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

Hardback 280

Charles Darwin changed the direction of modern thought by establishing the basis of evolutionary biology. This fascinating selection of letters, offers a glimpse of his daily experiences, scientific observations, personal concerns

Burkhardt, Frederick H.

300(Ht mm) 225(Wdt mm) 256

The charm and mystique of owls resonates through human history. From ancient myth and superstition to the most popular modern children's stories, these beautiful, deadly birds are harbingers of good and bad news, icons

Taylor, Marianne

Owls of the World
120 colour photographs 160

This beautifully illustrated book on the world's owls explores their behaviour and lifecycle as well as the various owl families, and showcases beautiful photography from around the world. It will also look at threats

Duncan, Jim


De Roy, Tui, Jones, Mark, Cornthwaite, Julie


Iain McCalman's brilliant history of the Great Barrier Reef, told in twelve extraordinary tales, charts its shifting status from labyrinth of terror to global treasure. Equal parts gifted storyteller and acclaimed historian, McCalman brings

McCalman, Iain

Reflections of Elephants

Elephants are enormous, unmistakable - and irreplaceable. No other creature has such a long-shared history with humanity while remaining largely undomesticated. But today, despite 4000 years of coexistence, we seem determined to destroy them

Clow, Bobby-Jo, Blissett, David

Remarkable Birds
175 illustrations, 160 in colour 240

We share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and we have always been enchanted by them. Here, over 60 birds, organized thematically into eight sections, cover all aspects of our relationship with

Avery, Mark

Running Sky (The Birds and the Bees): A Bird-Watching Life

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world. Beginning in summer with clouds of breeding seabirds in Shetland and ending wit

Dee, Tim

Sauropod Dinosaurs
362, 200 colour illustrations, 138 colour illustrations, 14 black & white illustrations, 10 maps 336

From The Land Before Time to Jurassic Park, images of fantastically large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs have captured our imaginations.

Hallett, Mark, Wedel, Mathew J.

Sea Inside

A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for 'Leviathan'. The sea surrounds us. It gives us life, provides us with the air we breathe and the food we eat. It is ceaseless cha

Hoare, Philip

Seabirds of the World
150 colour photographs 192

This book is a visual celebration of seabirds from the tropics to the polar regions, revealing their extraordinary lives in pictures and words. From seabird cities to a lone albatross circumnavigating the globe, each p

Tipling, David

Secret Life Of Wombats
Paperback 229 pages.

Now available in new B-format edition, with an irresistible new cover, Woodford explores the wombat's bizarre evolutionary history and perilous future.

In 1960, when he was a fifteen-year-old schoolboy at Timbertop, Peter

Woodford, James

Sex on Earth
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

A journey of discovery through the ins and outs of reproduction in the animal kingdom 1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became e

Howard, Jules

Shadow of the Thylacine: One Man's Epic Search for the Tasma Nian Tiger

Bailey, Col

Shark and the Albatross
16 pages colour 256

For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys o

Aitchison, John

Shark Tracker
16 illustations 240

Killer tales from the deep from an award-winning cinematographer and marine biologist Ever wondered what it would be like to be up close and personal with a constipated shark? Thought about keeping a great white as a pet? Or

Fitzpatrick, Richard

Sharks Never Sleep
Mainly text with photo section 240

Sharks Never Sleep explores dramatic accounts of first-hand encounters with the most feared creature in the ocean. At Shelly Beach near Ballina, Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahari is attacked and killed by a grea

McAloon, Brendan

Sixth Extinction

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that

Kolbert, Elizabeth

205(Ht mm) 170(Wdt mm) 256

Bone is one of the most extraordinary materials in the natural world - flexible and strong, available in a number of types and densities. Yet we only absorb quite how amazing it is when we look at the range of differen

Kirk, Andrew

Soul of an Octopus

In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled 'Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the widespread fascin

Montgomery, Sy

Soul of an Octopus
8pp colour plates 272

In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled 'Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. It went viral, indicating the

Montgomery, Sy

Spirals in Time
Black and white throughout, plus 8pp colour section 304

Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. But watch out. Some molluscs can

Scales, Helen

Sting in the Tale (The Birds and the Bees)

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world. As a small boy, Dave Goulson was obsessed with wildlife - from his childhood me

Goulson, Dave

Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide
287(Ht mm) 253(Wdt mm) 836

Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.

Here, more than 1500 remarkable ill

Swainston Roger


"An utter delight" - Jennifer Tetlow. In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife - here, the swan. With his inimitable passion and vision, Jim relives memorable en

Crumley, Jim

TED: The Boiling River

Part of the TED series: The Boiling River This fantastical tale - which sent scores of Spanish conquistadores to their death during the great age of discovery - paints an intoxicating image of shamans and spells, forest-dwelling creatures an

Ruzo, Andres

Ten Commitments
Paperback , 230 x 155mm. 256

This book is suitable for policy makers, environmental managers and anyone with interests in the Australian environment. In "Ten Commitments", leading environmental thinkers in Australia have written provocative chap

Lindenmayer, David, Olson, Molly Harriss, Morton, Steven, Dovers, Steve

208(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 256

Wilcox takes us from the coast of lndonesia to the rainforests of Peru in search of the secrets of these mysterious animals. We encounter jellyfish that release microscopic venom-packed darts known to kill humans in ju

Wilcox, Christie

Visions of Wildness
Full Colour Throughout 272

Peter Slater needs no introduction to Australian natural history enthusiasts. He has been publishing books celebrating the country's wildlife for many decades, not least the renowned Slater Field Guide to Australian B

Slater, Peter, Elmer, Sally

Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar

For fans of WHAT IF? and NEW SCIENTIST comes Matt Simon's THE WASP THAT BRAINWASHED THE CATERPILLAR, a brilliantly funny and informative look at the stranger side of evolution. Featuring: The Zombie ants mind-controlled by a fungus Beauti

Simon, Matt

Weird Dinosaurs
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 256

We're in a golden age of discovery - and the fossils coming to light show dinosaurs were stranger, bigger, scarier and more diverse than we ever imagined. From outback Australia to the Gobi Desert and the savanna of Ma

Pickrell, John

What a Fish Knows

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In "What a Fish Knows," the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these qu

Balcombe, Jonathan

Where Song Began

Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent's tens of millions of years of isolation. Compared with birds elsewhere, ours are more likely to be intellig

Low, Tim

Wild Connection

A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species. What makes an

Verdolin, Jennifer L.

Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon
Over 100 colour photos 192

A passionate look at one of the most fascinating animals in the world. In this updated and expanded edition with 16 new pages, Rebecca Grambo paints an intimate portrait of an animal that has fascinated, inspired and t

Grambo, Rebecca L., Cox, Daniel J.

Wombat in My Drawer and Other Amazing Animal Stories

Almond, Ros

World of Birds

A beautifully illustrated guide to every aspect of bird life and a complete survey of the world's orders and families of birds. It explore the wonders of the avian world with this ultimate reference book. The World of Birds is a spectacular

Elphick, Jonathan