Science & Nature (229)

The Hare

ISBN: 9781910723937

Author: Jill Mason    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more abo...


There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more about its secretive life. But few researchers have had the patience and skill to untangle fact from fiction, to reveal the surprising evidence about this truly wild animal. And few photographers have managed to capture so many rare images of the hare on camera. Jill Mason presents a lively account of the natural history of the hare, covering its behaviour throughout the seasons, its courtship and breeding, its favoured habitats and worldwide distribution, its remarkable survival techniques, its predators and its hunters. The superstitions and folklore which surround the hare are explored; and the latest scientific findings and conservation initiatives are clearly reported for the general reader. Includes the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, the Sage Hare, the Snowshoe Hare and more. A total of 230 stunning colour photographs, by talented wildlife photographer David Mason, include pictures of hare behaviour never caught on camera before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2019


$69.99
Falconry Basics

ISBN: 9781846893025

Author: Tony Hall    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity...


Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity, they are still wild, independent animals and owning and training them requires the right knowledge and skills. Falconry Basics is designed to provide those new to falconry with the essential information they need, including the basics of types of birds and their individual characteristics; acquiring the proper equipment; how best to care for and maintain healthy birds, and all aspects of training, flying and hunting. Accompanied by diagrams, line drawings and photographs throughout, and with additional material, such as a glossary of falconry terms, this newly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive, practical guide for a whole new generation of falconers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$59.99
Outdoor Survival Manual

ISBN: 9781497100602

Author: Garth Hattingh    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and surviv...


Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and survive a wide variety of emergency situations, treat injuries, and resolve mishaps and accidents. From medical advice and map reading to river crossings and what to do in a shipwreck, this manual will arm you with essential knowledge, so you'll know what to do and how to survive when everything goes wrong.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 144 x 175 mm


$34.99
Stewart Island Rakiura National Park - Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781988531700

Author: Neville Peat    Publisher: Otago University Press

Revised and Updated 2019 Edition Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and ...


Revised and Updated 2019 Edition Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to enjoy. Neville Peat introduces the attractions of the island – what to see and do, its walks and tramps, its national park, wildlife, history and magnificent scenery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$19.99
Wild Dunedin - Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781988531717

Author: Neville Peat & Brian Patrick    Publisher: Otago University Press

Revised and Updated 2019 Edition Dunedin city and its environs are home to an amazing range of habitats and landscapes, of plants, animals, birds, insects and g...


Revised and Updated 2019 Edition Dunedin city and its environs are home to an amazing range of habitats and landscapes, of plants, animals, birds, insects and geological features. From the ocean, with its albatrosses and penguins, to the high alpine zone of inland ranges, this book introduces a magnificent natural environment. This revised edition of Wild Dunedin includes new and updated information and stunning new images, including a look at the jewel in Dunedin’s natural history crown, Orokonui Ecosanctuary. An essential guide to the natural beauty of this stunning southern city.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 156


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 12-07-2019


$40.00
The Universe

ISBN: 9781909763586

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Discover our amazing universe with this fact-packed space sticker book filled with need-to-know information. With a giant fold-out solar system poster, this eng...


Discover our amazing universe with this fact-packed space sticker book filled with need-to-know information. With a giant fold-out solar system poster, this engaging book helps to boost knowledge through interactive fun; a brilliant way to learn about all things space and universe.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$11.99
Walking the County High Points of England

ISBN: 9781849532396

Author: David Bathurst    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From Dark Peak on the Pennine Way in Derbyshire to the misty Malverns in Worcestershire and Milk Hill on the Mid-Wilts Way, walking the county high points provi...


From Dark Peak on the Pennine Way in Derbyshire to the misty Malverns in Worcestershire and Milk Hill on the Mid-Wilts Way, walking the county high points provides the perfect opportunity for ramblers to experience the English countryside. An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this unique companion to the country's most rewarding hilltop trails. His appreciation of the beauty and history of the British countryside and his light-hearted style will appeal to experienced and novice walkers alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 130 x 197 x 13 mm


$29.99
Eco Kids Self-Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781641240307

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This exciting project book for children aged 7-14 combines creative play with eco-awareness, while supporting STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, ...


This exciting project book for children aged 7-14 combines creative play with eco-awareness, while supporting STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). Thirty fun ideas range from building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, making green gifts, and more. By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, this timely book encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved. From building a wind turbine and a go-kart to creating light, growing vegetables, and making green gifts, Eco Kids Self Sufficiency Handbook offers a wide range of ways to capture the imagination and make a positive contribution to the world around us. Thirty exciting projects support integrated STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, maths). With easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photographs, no project is too difficult for children to complete with adult supervision.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 25-01-2019


$29.99
Orchids Handbook

ISBN: 9781620083055

Author: Michael Tibbs    Publisher: Companion House

Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring ...


Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 40 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions. This useful handbook also covers pests and diseases and everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition. Inside Orchids Handbook Practical guide to growing and caring for orchids. Well-illustrated plant directory of 40 orchid species and types. Covers all of the major orchid families. Comprehensive advice on care and cultivation, from getting started to repotting, dividing, growing from seed, and dealing with pests and diseases. How to choose the right orchid for any climate condition and establish a collection. Everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$39.99
Honeybee Hobbyist 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620083154

Author: Norman Gary    Publisher: Companion House

A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftop...


A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will show you how to: Start your own hive Understand the life and times of honey bees Care for your bees in each season and at every stage of life Expand your apiary Keep your neighbours happy Educate others about bees Get the most out of your new hobby


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$39.99
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