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NHBS Grapevine #60

NHBS Grapevine: The Best of our Books & Equipment #60
NHBS Grapevine - The Best of Our Books & Equipment
4th October 2017   

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In this edition: we feature the latest edition to the British Wildlife collection, a new blog article looking at a bespoke net designed and built by NHBS for the Zoological Society of London and a recent addition to the literature on owls which focuses exclusively on feather identification and morphology.

Further highlights this week: an overview of some of the recent and upcoming natural history events happening in the UK this month, a guide to the identification of North Sea fish remains and a new, eco-friendly butterfly feeder.

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Leon's Bookshelf
Leon's selection of new arrivals at the warehouse & important new titles catalogued.
Browse Leon's Bookshelf.
Luanne's Kit Bag
In the kit bag this week we have a round up of GPS and landscape survey equipment.
Browse Luanne's Kit Bag
Saltmarsh - British Wildlife Collection: Vol. 5 Due Soon
In this welcome addition to the British Wildlife Collection series, Clive Chatters celebrates some of our most exciting and exceptional saltmarshes. As well as providing key nursery sites for fish, feeding grounds for wintering birds and breeding grounds for waders, saltmarshes support a huge variety of invertebrates and are excellent spots for observing wildlife. Clive will be visiting us at NHBS, and so all pre-orders for this book will be signed by the author.
Made by NHBS – The Ichthyoplankton Net
Earlier this year we were contacted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) who were interested in working with us to make a bespoke aquatic survey net. Read more about the design of this net and the Thames-based juvenile fish surveys that they are now being used for on the NHBS blog.
UK Fungus Day 2017
The 2017 UK Fungus Day will take place on Sunday 8th October and is organised to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of fungi. In our recent blog article you can find out more about this event and discover some of our favourite fungi ID guides.
Diminishing natural peatlands is reducing bird diversity
Peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades due to drainage of natural wetlands. 

Tropical species under-represented in botanic gardens
Botanic gardens are vital for conservation of plant diversity, but a recent study has shown that temperate species are disproportionately collected in comparison to tropical species.

David Attenborough discusses threats to the world oceans
To coincide with the premiere of the second Blue Planet series, Sir David Attenborough discusses the problems of plastic pollution, climate change and overpopulation.
Our catalogue editor's picks from the new books at NHBS

Important arrivals at the warehouse: Important titles catalogued:
In the kit bag this week we have a round up of GPS and landscape survey equipment.  
Special Offers on Forthcoming Books
Winter Birds
Due Oct 2017
In this stunning book, one of the world's finest bird artists, Lars Jonsson, explores 40 of our best-loved winter birds. Each bird is illustrated in classic Jonsson style, with text on its identification, cultural history and the author's own personal observations.

More books with pre-publication offers
The NHBS Conference Calendar
11th Nov - Butterfly Conservation Members Day  Cheltenham
21-22 Nov - CIEEM Autumn Conference Manchester
11-14 Dec - BES Joint Annual Meeting Ghent, Belgium 
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On the Blog
Great British Beach Clean

Last week was Red Squirrel Awareness Week in the UK. Read more about this captivating mammal and discover the best places to go to see them on our blog.

New Books at NHBS
Feathers of European Owls fills many gaps in the current knowledge of owl feathers. The book covers feather identification and also presents the relationship between feather morphology and owl behaviour and ecology. 
A Photographic Guide to Insects of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean is the first of its kind and features many of the large, spectacular insects a visitor to southern Europe and the Mediterranean is likely to encounter.
North Sea Fish and Their Remains expands on Peter Henderson’s 2015 work Identification Guide to the Inshore Fish of the British Isles, adding a huge amount of information on the remains of fish, such as otoliths and vertebrae.
Equipment Highlight
The Belightful Butterfly Oasis is manufactured from eco-friendly and recyclable materials and will provide a useful source of food for your garden butterflies.
Fauna Corner
Provides the first comprehensive global review of the occurrence of anomalies in natural populations of amphibians and the implications for environmental politics.
Flora Corner
The sixth volume of the Nordic Lichen Flora is dedicated to important genera of the family Verrucariaceae and includes treatments of 64 species.

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