Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Terns - Collins New Naturalist Library 123 (Paperback)
  • Terns - Collins New Naturalist Library 123 (Paperback)
zoom

Terns - Collins New Naturalist Library 123 (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£35.00
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 06/06/2013
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

This New Naturalist volume provides a much-anticipated overview of these fascinating birds - the first book on the natural history of British and Irish terns since 1934.

Terns are small seabirds that are commonly seen along coastlines and estuaries in the summer months - their graceful flight and command of the air are among their most attractive features.

Most of the five species of terns breeding in Britain and Ireland today are under intensive management, involving protection from predators, human interference, egg-collecting, recreational activities, land-use changes, and a range of issues concerning climate change, including rising sea levels and flooding of low-lying colonies. If these protective measures were abandoned then the numbers of terns would inevitably decline, with the possibility of several species ending up on the endangered list. Covering the history of terns in Britain and Ireland, David Cabot and Ian Nisbet explore these diverse issues as well as offering a comprehensive natural history of these stunning seabirds.

Drawing on a wealth of new information and research, the authors focus on migrations, food and feeding ecology as well as breeding biology and behaviour. Perhaps most importantly, they highlight recent conservation issues and prospects, and what this means for the future of terns.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007412488
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 216 x 149 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A comprehensive addition to Collins' iconic New Naturalist series. Lavishly illustrated ... this book should provide great inspiration.' Birdwatch

`A beautifully written account of all aspects of tern biology [...] excellent and informative photographs' Viola Ross-Smith, BTO

`A comprehensive, illuminating and readable overview [...] Cabot and Nisbet have made a masterful addition to the sum of tern knowledge with this fitting 123rd addition to The New Naturalist Library.' Seabird

`Informative and beautifully illustrated throughout' IBIS

`The authors and publishers deserve our gratitude for a product that is not only thorough, comprehensive, and a joy to read, but lavishly illustrated with carefully chosen color photographs and sketches [...] The book is very well written and beautifully illustrated [...] a delight to add to the bookshelf. This is a must-buy for anyone with an interest in terns.' Journal of Field Ornithology

`An authoritative source of information on this fascinating group. Anyone interested in Irish seabirds and coastal should read this book.' Irish Naturalists' Journal

You may also be interested in...

The Lost Words
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Underland
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Mudlarking
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Ghostland
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Seven Worlds One Planet
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Private Life of the Hare
Added to basket
The Lost Orchard
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
The Almanac
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Match a Pair of Birds
Added to basket
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Jungle Bingo
Added to basket
A Short Philosophy of Birds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Twelve Birds of Christmas
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.