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New Release and review: Jurassic Fossils of the West Dorset Coast

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We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest title: Jurassic Fossils of the West Dorset Coast: A Time Traveller's Journal by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers, with prehistoric life and scene reconstructions by Andreas Kurpisz. ISBN 978-1-8381528-5-7, 160 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover, 250+ colour photographs & illustrations click the cover to go to the product page for more info and to order ReviewsEverything Dinosaur blog: This book takes the form of an Edwardian diary. Imagine finding on the beach at Charmouth an old journal that catalogues the visit of two Edwardian gentlemen to the...

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New Book Review: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World

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Click cover to go to product page and order your copy We are very pleased to announce an excellent review of our recent title New Book Review: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World by Adrian Spalding, in the Entomologist's Rec. J. Var. 134 (2022): 52 (edited snippets follow): This is one of the more interesting books that has crossed my desk the last year. The author presents a fascinating review of the modern-day perceptions of wildlife conservation. It successfully avoids the bottomless pits of perceived wisdom and foregone conclusion, to present a refreshing interpretation of...

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New book review: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Socotra

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We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new book review of: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Socotra by James M. Lawrence and Mark C. Williams. The review, in Metamorphosis (Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa) Volume 32 (2021), Editorial content: 20 - 20 by Jeremy C.H. Dobson is available online here) and reads as follows:I remember paging through Bernard d’Abrera’s Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region for the first time: my eye would frequently be drawn to some image of an extraordinary butterfly...

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New Review: Why Nature Conservation isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World

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We are pleased to announce a new review of our recent title: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World by Dr Adrian Spalding has just been published in the latest volume of Atropos (2021: 69, 70-71). Snippets: "British species are the central focus, their recorded history and their relationship with human beings.  Extensive and numerous examples are succinctly outlined, demonstrating the commonest, and some of the rarer, origins of species that currently inhabit the UK, and sometimes places further afield. There is frequent reference to both naturally arising means of establishment and various people-assisted pathways. …...

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New Reviews: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World

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We are pleased to announce that our latest title: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World by Dr Adrian Spalding is now available (click the cover below to go to the product page for more info or to order a copy). Synopsis: Species are central to nature conservation, but we see wildlife as adjuncts to people without connection with their authentic habitats. With this limited view, we cannot save wildlife from extinction. Concentration on iconic species achieves brilliant publicity but looks after the icing whilst the cake crumbles beneath. What people are saying This thought-provoking new...

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