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Britain’s Day-Flying Moths: Book Review

by Gaynor Chapman  David Newland, Princeton Univerity Press, £17.95. Paperback, 224pp. Sensibly, the authors of this field guide, produced in association with Butterfly Conservation, have adopted geographical rather than political boundaries in their book, including the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading

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The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

A Book Review by Mark Thomas Like many, I first met Richard Crossley at Cape May, a location which he has become synonymous with since he turned his regular annual vacations from Leeds into a full-blown emigration to New Jerseys … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands – Book Review

Shifting Sands Blakeney Point and the Environmental Imagination by Andy Stoddart review by Andy Roadhouse Shifting Sands a very well put together book not only about the history of Blakeney Point, but also of how the area has been used … Continue reading

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World’s Rarest Birds – Book review

The World’s Rarest Birds by  Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still, (2013) Princeton University Press ISBN 978-0-691-15596-8 Reviewed by Keith Clarkson, May 2013 on behalf of Birding Frontiers This remarkable book vividly depicts the 590 most threatened birds on … Continue reading

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Birds Through Irish Eyes

Book Review by Martin G BIRDS Through Irish Eyes Anthony McGeehan with Julian Wyllie  First impressions of this heavy-weight, inch thick book, with large almost square-shaped format are- it’s a ‘coffee table book’.  Oh dear, I don’t really read many … Continue reading

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Christmas present idea

The Birds of the Island of  Helgoland A suggestion from me of something different to ‘ask for’ this Christmas. Certainly one of the coolest books I have seen this autumn: Helgoland. It is the mother of all bird observatories. A remarkable history includes the … Continue reading

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