Recent acquisitions

NEW BOOKS : 22 February 2018 - 18 April 2018

The following new titles have recently been added to the library:

A Birdwatching Guide to North East Germany and its Baltic Coast (revised edition)

A birdwatching guide to North-East Germany and its Baltic Coast
[revised edition]
White, Roger
Privately published, Bristol, 2018
9780957169524
Pbk , x + 205p ; colour maps & photographs
944.1 WHI

Birds of the Brecks
Gough, Su J.
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Thetford, 2018
9781908581884
Pbk , 97pp ; colour illustrations
942.6 GOU

Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds

Ecology and conservation of forest birds
Mikusiânski, Grzegorz, Roberge, Jean-Michel & Fuller, Robert J.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018
9781107420724
Pbk , xiv + 552p;  illustrations b/w ; 23 cm.
591.53 MIK


 

Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain & Ireland

Field guide to the bumblebees of Great Britain and Ireland
Edwards, Mike, Jenner, Martin & Benton, Ted
Ocelli, Lewes, 2018
9780954971328
Pbk , 112pp ; colour illustrations & photographs
595 EDW

Flowers of the Brecks : part one - heath and grassland
Crewe, Mike
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Thetford, 2018
9781908581877
Pbk , 96pp ; colour illustrations
583 CRE

 your complete guide

Nestboxes : your complete guide
Cromack, David
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Thetford, 2018
9781908581846
Pbk , 162pp ; colour photographs & illustrations
598.26 CRO

Numerical Ecology with R

Numerical ecology with R
Borcard, Daniel, Gillet, Francois & Legendre, Pierre
Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2018
9783319714035
Pbk , xvi + 435p ; b/w & colour illustrations, graphs etc
310 BOR

 inferring patterns and dynamics of species occurrence

Occupancy estimation and modeling : inferring patterns and dynamics of species occurrence
MacKenzie, Darryl I. et al
Academic Press, London, 2018
9780128146910
Pbk , xxiv + 641pp ; b/w & colour illustrations ; 23 cm
310 MAC

 can we save Britain's wildlife before it is too late?

Our place : can we save Britain's wildlife before it is too late?
Cocker, Mark
Jonathan Cape, London, 2018
9780224102292
Hbk , dj ; xiv + 338pp ; notes, bibliography & index ;24 cm
502 COC

Pressing On

Pressing on : a decade of new lino cuts
Gillmor, Robert
Mascot Media, Norfolk, 2018
9781999845711
Hbk , 168pp ; colour illustrations
741 GIL

Surrey Bird Atlas 2007-2012

Surrey bird atlas 2007-2012
Surrey Bird Club, 2018
9780901963093
Hbk , 398pp ; colour maps, photographs & illustrations
942.21 SUR

The Ascent of Birds

The ascent of birds : how modern science is revealing their story
Reilly, John
Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, 2018
9781784271695
Hbk , dj , xxiv + 340p ; b/w ilustrations/maps ; colour plates in centre
575 REI

The Birds at my Table

The birds at my table : why we feed wild birds and why it matters
Jones, Darryl
NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, 2018
9781742235974
Pbk , xxiv + 327pp ; notes, references & index
598.27 JON

The Birds of South Brent Parish

The birds of South Brent parish : before, during and beyond the 2014-16 survey
Brent Birders, South Brent, Devon, 2018
9781788084833
A4 , pbk , 244p ; colour maps, graphs & photographs
942.35 BRE

Copies are available at £17.50 + p&p from: %20brentbirdsurvey [at] gmail.com

The Wonderful Mr Willughby

The wonderful Mr Willughby : the first true ornithologist
Birkhead, Tim
Bloomsbury, London, 2018
9781408878484
Hbk , dj , xii + 353p + 24 pages of colour plates; b/w illustrations ; 24 cm
820 BIR


NEW BOOKS : 14 December 2017 - 21 February 2018

The following new titles have recently been added to the library:

A Shadow Above

A shadow above: the fall and rise of the raven
Shute, Joe
Bloomsbury Natural History, London, 2018
9781472940285
Hbk , dj , 272p ; b/w illustrations ; 22 cm
598.96 SHU

Applied hierarchical modeling in ecology: analysis of distribution, abundance and species richness in R and BUGS : volume 1 - Prelude and static models
Kery, Marc  & Royle, J. Andrew
Academic Press, Amsterdam, 2016
9780128013786
Hbk ,xxiv + 783p ;  illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
310 KER

Beetles
Jones, Richard
William Collins, London, 2017
9780008149505
Pbk , xiv + 480p; colour photographs & illustrations 23 cm.
595 JON

Birds of the Canary Islands

Birds of the Canary Islands
García-del-Rey, Eduardo
Christopher Helm, London, 2018
9781472941558
Pbk , 192p ; illustrations (b/w & colour) ; 22 cm.
964 GAR

Bonkers birding
Lee, John
Brambleby Books, Taunton, 2018
9781908241542
Pbk , 297p
800 LEE

 

Citizen science based bird population studies
Heldbjerg, Henning
Aarhus University, Dept of Bioscience, Denmark, 2017
9788793129474
PhD Thesis : Pbk , 201p ; colour & b/w illustrations
502.05 HEL

Estimation of parameters for animal populations : a primer for the rest of us
Powell, Larkin A. & Gale, George A.
Caught Napping Publications, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015
9781329061514
A4, pbk , xvi + 239p ; b/w illustrations
310 POW

Far from Land

Far from land : the mysterious lives of seabirds
Brooke, Michael & Pearson, Bruce (illus)
Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2018
9780691174181
Hbk , dj , xiv + 249p + 16 pages of maps & plates in colour ; maps on endpapers
598.4 BRO

Gulls of the World
.

Gulls of the world : a photographic guide
Olsen, Klaus Malling
Christopher Helm, London, 2018
9781408181645
Hbk , 368p ; colour photographs & maps
598.615 OLS

 

Handbook of the mammals of the world : 7 : rodents II
Wilson, Don E., Lacher; Thomas E. & Mittermeier, Russell A.
Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 2017
9788416728046
Hbk , dj , 1008p ; colour photographs & maps
599 WIL

Owl Sense

Owl sense
Darlington, Miriam
Guardian Faber, London, 2018
9781783350742
Pbk , ix + 343p ; b/w illustrations
598.71 DAR

Owls : a guide to every species
Taylor, Marianne
Ivy Press, London, 2016
9781782404040
Hbk , dj , 256p: colour photographs, maps , fold-out illustration inside back cover; 31 cm
598.71 TAY

Rare & Scarce Birds of Cheshire & Wirral

Rare and scarce birds of Cheshire and Wirral
Conlin, Allan; Williams, Eddie & Scally, Ray
Privately published, 2017
9781527212503
Hbk , dj , 248p ; colour illustrations & photographs
942.71 CON

Secret pigeon service : Operation Columba, resistance and the struggle to liberate occupied Europe
Corera, Gordon
William Collins, London, 2018
9780008220303
Hbk , dj , x + 326p ; b/w & colour photographs ; 24cm
805 COR

Birder's Guide to Africa

The birder's guide to Africa
Mills, Michael & Leventis, Tasso
Go-Away-Birding, Cape Town, 2017
9780620717250
SB , 543p ; colour photographs
960 MIL

Copies of this book can be ordered in the UK directly from the publisher by emailing goawaybirding [at] gmail.com
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The Blue Tit

The blue tit
Stenning, Martyn
Poyser, London, 2018
9781472937384
Hbk , dj , 320p ; illustrations (b/w & colour) ; 24 cm
598.922 STE

The little book of the dawn chorus
Buckingham, Caz 7 Pinnington, Andrea
Fine Feather Press Ltd, Farnham, Surrey, 2018
9781908489333
Board book [25p] ; chiefly illustrations (colour photographs) ; 23 cm ; Side panel with buttons of 12 bird sounds
591.76 PIN

London Bird Atlas

The London bird atlas
London Natural History Society ; Woodward, Ian D.; Arnold, Richard; Smith, Neil
John Beaufoy Publishing, Oxford, 2017
9781909612990
Hbk , 416p , dj ; colour photographs & maps ; 28 cm
942.1 WOO

The rare and scarce birds of the York area 1965-2015
Leadley, Jono
York Ornithological Club, York, 2017
9780950946054
Pbk , 75p ; colour photographs
942.83 LEA

 

The seabird's cry: the lives and loves of puffins, gannets and other ocean voyagers
Nicolson, Adam & Boxer, Kate
William Collins, London, 2017
9780008165697
Hbk , dj , xiv + 400p ; b/w illustrations & maps ; 23 cm
598.4 NIC


NEW BOOKS : 11 October 2017 - 13 December 2017

The following new titles have recently been added to the library:

A bird guide to the fields of experience

A bird guide to the fields of experience : the private diaries of a passionate birdwatcher ;  Volume 1, Scotland 1985-86, Norfolk 1986-93
Jarvis, Frank
Chatterpie, Swanton Morley (Norfolk), 2017
9780995797604
Hbk , dj , viii + 152p ; colour & b/W drawings
800 JAR

Animalkind
Salvaje, Pablo
Prestel, Munich ; London ; New York, 2017
9783791373027
Hbk , [72p] ; colour illustrations, 32 cm
741 SAL

Atles dels ocells nidificants de Barcelona (Barcelona breeding bird atlas)
Anton, M et al
Ajuntament de Barcelona/ICO/UB/Zoo.Barcelona, Barcelona, 2017
9788491680239
Pbk , 281p ; colour illustrations & maps, fold-out map at back
946.1 ANT

Beckwith's birds of Shropshire

Beckwith's birds of nineteenth century Shropshire, with notes on surrounding districts
Tucker, John  & Tucker, Peter
Lanius, Shropshire, 2017
Pbk , 376p + 8 pages of colour plates at the back ; b/w illustrations
942.45 TUC

Behind more binoculars

Behind more binoculars : interviews with acclaimed birdwatchers
Avery, Mark & Betton, Keith
Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, 2017
9781784271091
Hbk , dj , x + 212p ; colour illustrations ; 22 cm
820 AVE

Bird Photographer of the Year 2017
Read, Rob
William Collins, London, 2017
9780008229313
Hbk , dj , 256p ; colour (& b/w) photographs
790 REA

Birdmania

Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds
Brunner, Bernd & Billinghurst, Jane
Greystone Books, Vancouver, 2017
9781771642774
Hbk , dj , xii +292p ; illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
805 BRU

Birds new to science

Birds new to science : fifty years of avian discoveries
Brewer, David
Christopher Helm, London, 2018
9781472906281
Hbk , 416p ; colour photographs
598.25 BRE

Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali
Tilford, Tony & Compost, Alain
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472938183
Pbk , 136p; illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 19 cm
959.5 TIL

Birds of Oman

Birds of Oman
Eriksen, Jens et al
Christopher Helm, London, 2017
9781472937537
Pbk , 272p ; colour illustrations & maps
953 ERI

Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Davison, G. W. H. & Chew, Yen Fook
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472938237
Pbk , 144p ; illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 19 cm
959.5 DAV

Birds of the West Indies
Flieg, G. Michael & Sander, Allan
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472938145
Pbk , 144p ; illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 19 cm.
973.1 FLI

Cat wars

Cat wars : the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer
Marra, Peter P. & Santella, Chris
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2016
9780691167411
Hbk, dj, x + 212p + 16 pages of colour plates in the centre : 23 cm
599.74 MAR

Citizen science

Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery
Cooper, Caren B.
Duckworth Overlook, London, 2017
9780715652336
Pbk , xi + 293p ; colour photographs in centre
502.05 COO

Habitat suitability and distribution models : with applications in R
Guisan, A. et al
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017
9780521758369
Pbk , xvi + 462p ; illustrations (b/w) ; 23 cm
310 GUI

Henry Dresser & Victorian ornithology

Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithology : birds, books and business
McGhie, Henry A.
Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2017
9781784994136
Hbk , xxvi + 341p ; illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
820 McG

Invasive species : risk assessment and management
Robinson, Andrew et al
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017
9780521146746
Pbk , xiv + 412p ; illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
502.73 ROB

The barn owl

The barn owl : guardian of the countryside
Martin, Jeff R.
Whittet Books, Stansted (Essex), 2017
9781873580899
Hbk , 249p ; colour photographs, references, index
598.711 MAR

The wonder of birds : what birds tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future
Robbins, Jim
Black, Inc., Carlton, Australia, 2017
9781863959841
Pbk , xviii + 331p ; b/w illustrations ; bibliography & index
598.25 ROB

Those with webbed feet : all about British ducks, geese and swans
Giles, Edward
Brambleby Books, Taunton, 2017
9781908241573
Pbk , vi + 152p ; colour illustrations throughout
598.48 GIL

Winter birds

Winter birds
Jonsson, Lars
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472942814
Hbk , dj , 343p ; colour illustrations  ; 23 cm
741 JON


NEW BOOKS : 1 August 2017 - 10 October 2017

History of Cornish Ornithology

A history of Cornish ornithology: the path to conservation
Rees, Colin P.
Penrhys, Truro, 2017
9781527202931
Pbk , xiv + 445p ; illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 22 cm
942.37 REE

Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds

Australasian eagles and eagle-like birds
Debus, Stephen
CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, 2017
9781486306923
Pbk , xxii + 167p ; colour photographs , bibliography
598.521 DEB

Birds : myth, lore and legend
Chadd, Rachel Warren & Taylor, Marianne
Bloomsbury, London, 2016
9781472922861
Hbk , 304p ; colour photographs & illustrations ; 25 cm
802 CHA

The Feathers of European Owls

Feathers of European owls : insights into species ecology and identification
Cieslak, Marian
Oriolus Forlag, Uppsala, 2017
9789197865227
Hbk , 206p ; colour photographs & illustrations ; references, appendices
591.75 CIE

Flight lines - tracking the wonders of bird migration
Toms, Mike
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Thetford, 2017
9781908581778
Hbk , dj , 223p ; colour & b/w artwork, photographs & illustrations
591.72 TOM

My spring watches
Davies, Andrew K.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, UK, 2017
9781545112083
Pbk , A4 ; 328p ; colour photographs
820 DAV

My Wood

My wood
Dalton, Stephen
Merlin Unwin, Ludlow, 2017
9781910723449
Hbk , dj , vi + 154p ; colour photographs
790 DAL

Orange Omelettes and Dusky Wanderers

Orange omelettes and dusky wanderers : studies and travels in Seychelles over four decades
Feare, Chris J.
Calusa Bay Publications, Mahé, Seychelles, 2017
9789993180395
Pbk , xiv + 326p ; some b/w illustrations, and colour photographs in the centre
800 FEA

Saltmarsh

Saltmarsh
[British Wildlife Collection 5]
Chatters, Clive
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472933591
Hbk, dj , 384p ; colour photographs, maps, illustrations ; references & index
591.54 CHA

Shorebirds in action : an introduction to waders and their behaviour
Chandler, Richard J.
Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, Caithness, 2017
9781849953559
Pbk , viii + 248p ; colour photographs ; 24 cm
598.6 CHA

The Birds of Colonsay and Oronsay

The birds of Colonsay and Oronsay : an island avifauna and bird atlas
Jardine, David C., Peacock, Mike A. & Fisher, Ian A.         
Argyll Bird Club, Lochgilphead, 2017
9780956112699
Hbk , 384p ; colour photographs and maps ; references, species index
941.38 JAR

Waders of Europe

Waders of Europe : a photographic guide
Gejl, Lars & Sunesen, Peter
Bloomsbury, London, 2017
9781472947055
Hbk , 368p ;colour photographs ; 26 cm
598.6 GEJ

Woodpecker

Woodpecker
[Animals Series]
Gorman, Gerard
Reaktion Books, London, 2017
9781780238296
Pbk , 180p ; illustrations (b/w and colour) ; 20 cm.
598.776 GOR


NEW BOOKS : 31 May 2017 - 31 July 2017

Australian Bird Guide

Australian bird guide
Menkhorst, Peter;  Rogers, Danny; Clarke, Rohan; Davies, Jeff; Marsack, Peter; Franklin, Kim
London: Christopher Helm, 2017
9781472912350
Softback ; x + 566p, 25 cm (pbk); colour plates & maps
994 MEN

Avian Cognition

Avian cognition               
Cate, Carel ten & Healy, Sue
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
9781107092389
Hbk , x + 339p ; b/w illustrations ; chapter references, index
591.7 CAT


 

Beginner's guide to zero-inflated models with R
Zuur, Alain F. & Ieno, Elena N
Newburgh: Highland Statistics Ltd, 2016
9780957174184
Pbk , xvi + 410p ; b/w illustrations
310 ZUU

Birds in Pictures

Birds in pictures              
Varesvuo, Markus
London: Reed New Holland, 2017
9781921517952
Hbk , 383p ; colour photographs, image details & index
790 VAR

Birds of Kruger National Park
[WildGuides]
Barnes, Keith  & Behrens, Ken
Princeton (NJ) ; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017
9780691161266
Pbk , 224p ; colour photograhs ; index
968 BAR

Birds of New Guinea
.

Birds of New Guinea: including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
Gregory, Phil
Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2017
9788494189272
Hbk , 464p ; colour illustrations and maps ; references, index
995 GRE

Birds of Serbia - critical list of species
Šciban, Marko; Rajkovic, Draženko; Radišic, Dimitrije; Vasic, Voislav; Pantovic, Uroš
Novi Sad: Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia, 2015
9788691519964
Pbk , 194p ; Bilingual in Serbian and English
949.4 SCI

Birds of Serbia : breeding population estimates and trends for the period 2008-2013
Puzovic, Slobodan; Radišic, Dimitrije; Ružic, Milan; Rajkovic, D.; Radakovic, M. et al
Novi Sad: Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia, 2015
9788680728001
Pbk , 159p ; English summary beginning p128 ; colour & b/w illustrations, maps
949.4 PUZ

Bowland Beth

Bowland Beth : the life of an English Hen Harrier            
Cobham, David  & Powell, Dan
London: William Collins, 2017
9780008251895
Hbk , 207p ; b/w illustrations ; 23 cm
598.521 COB

Britain's Spiders

Britain's spiders : a field guide
[WildGuides]
Bee, Lawrence; Oxford, Geoff  & Smith, Helen
Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017
9780691165295
Softback ; 480p ; colour photographs & maps ; index
595 BEE

Curlew Calling

Curlew calling: an anthology of poetry, nature writing and images in celebration of curlew
Lloyd, Karen
[London]: Numenius Press, 2017
9781999714505
Pbk , ii + 47p ; b/w and colour illustrations ; author biographies
598.612 LLO

Extinct birds
[2nd edition]
Hume, Julian P.
London: Bloomsbury, 2017
9781472937445
Hbk , 608p ; b/w illustrations ; appendices, references, index
502.74 HUM

Farming and Birds

Farming and birds
[New Naturalist no.135]
Newton, Ian
London: William Collins, 2017
9780008147907
Pbk , xii + 628p ; colour photographs & illustrations ; references, index ; 23 cm.
591.51 NEW

Flying high! Discover the poetry in British birds
Dean, Anneliese Emmans
[Taunton]: Brambleby Books, 2017
9781908241504Pbk , 136p ; colour photographs & illustrations.For children.
800 DEA

Generalized additive models : an introduction with R
[Texts in Statistical Science]
Wood, Simon N.
Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2017
9781498728331
Hbk , xx + 476p ; b/w illustrations ; bibliography & index
310 WOO

HBM volume 6

Handbook of the mammals of the world: 6 : lagomorphs and rodents I
Wilson, Don E.; Lacher, Thomas E; & Mittermeier, Russell A
Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2016
9788494189234
Hbk , dj , 987p ; colour photographs & maps
599 WIL

My Book of Birds

My book of birds
Valério, Geraldo
London: Wren & Rook, 2017
9781526360007
Hbk , 48p , 32 cm ; chiefly illustrations (colour)
598 VAL

Tales of a ludicrous bird gardener
Oddie, Bill
London: Reed New Holland, 2017
9781921517785
Hbk , 189p + 2 sections of colour photographs; 21 cm
598.27 ODD

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

The art of mindful birdwatching : reflections on freedom & being
[The mindfulness Series]
Thompson, Claire
Brighton: Leaping Hare Press, 2017
9781782404286
Hbk , 144p , 20 cm. (hbk) ; b/w illustrations
800 THO

Birds of the Falkland Islands
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The birds of the Falkland Islands : an annotated checklist
[BOC Checklist No. 25]
Woods, Robin W.
Tring: BOC - British Ornithologists' Club, 2017
9780952288664
Pbk , 256p + 28 pages of colour photographs ; appendices, references & index
997.5 WOO

The curious bird lover's handbook
Edworthy, Niall
London: Black Swan, 2017
9781784162719
Pbk , xiv + 208p ; 20 cm ; b/w illustrations
598.25 EDW

The Hen Harrier

The hen harrier
Watson, Donald;  Avery, Mark (fwd)
London: Bloomsbury, 2017
9781472946140
Hbk , dj , 416p ; b/w illustrations ; 22 cm 598
521 WAT

The little book of wetland bird sounds
Pinnington, Andrea & Buckingham, Caz
Farnham: Fine Feather Press, 2017
9781908489319
Board book , [24p], colour illustrations. Side panel with buttons of bird sounds.
598.48 PIN

The Science of Science Communication

The Oxford handbook of the science of science communication
[Oxford Library of Psychology]
Jamieson, Kathleen Hall; Kahan, Dan M.; Scheufele, Dietram
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
9780190497620
Hbk , dj , xxii + 486p ; 1 volume : some b/w illustrations ; 26 cm.
070 JAM

The Extended Specimen

The extended specimen: emerging frontiers in collections-based ornithological research 
[Studies in Avian Biology No. 50]
Webster, Michael S.
Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2017
9781498729154
Hbk , xii + 240p ; illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.
060 WEB

Wind Energy & Wildlife Interactions

Wind energy and wildlife interactions: presentations from the CWW2015 conference
Köppel, Johann
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017
9783319512709
Hbk , xviii + 289p ; b/w illustrations ; 24 cm