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WINNER OF THE ROYAL ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY WESTWOOD MEDAL 2021: True Bugs of the World

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We are very proud to announce that our recent title True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): classification and natural history (Second Edition) by Randall T. Schuh & Christiane Weirauch has won the highly prestigious Westwood Medal for 2021, issued by the Royal Entomological Society and which aims to recognise excellence in taxonomy. The criteria for selection are stated as follows: "The best comprehensive taxonomic work on a group of insects, or, related arthropods (including terrestrial and freshwater hexapods, myriapods, arachnids and their relatives). Typically, this will be a taxonomic revision or monograph. Open to authors from any country who...

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Coming Soon: Why Conservation Isn't Working - Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World

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We are very pleased to announce the following title is currently in production and nearing completion, for an expected publication date of June/July 2021: Why Conservation Isn't Working - Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World by Adrian Spalding, with a foreword by Kurt Jackson. ISBN 978-1-8381528-4-0, 160 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover. Reviews in preparation From the back cover (the next year) “… must be the year to reconcile humanity with nature” – António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General. This book attempts to put species into the context of our perception. Animals are more than their physical form....

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Coming soon: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands

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We are very pleased to announce our forthcoming title: 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 title is due for release on 1st May, 2021 and the product page will appear in our online store from early April. Siri Scientific Press, 978-1-8381528-3-3, RRP £29.99 256 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover, 73 colour plates Foreword by Steve Collins (African Butterfly Research Institute, ABRI) What a delight and wonderful opportunity to see the scientific paintings of which many are...

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Coming soon: A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the East Dorset Coast

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We are very pleased to announce that the final title by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers in the Dorset Fossil Coast series will be available at the beginning of May, 2021. Once again, it will be full of stunning photography and the remarkable prehistoric life and scene reconstructions by Andreas Kurpisz. Siri Scientific Press (2021) 978-1-8381528-2-6, 192 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover, 200+ colour photographs & illustrations. From the back cover This is the third in a series of highly acclaimed and informative guides to the safe and responsible collection of fossils along the Dorset coast. The focus...

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True Bugs of the World nominated for the Royal Ent Soc Westwood Medal

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We are very proud to announce that our recent title True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): classification and natural history (Second Edition) by Randall T. Schuh & Christiane Weirauch has been nominated for the highly prestigious Westwood Medal, issued by the Royal Entomological Society and which aims to recognise excellence in taxonomy. The criteria for selection are stated as follows: "The best comprehensive taxonomic work on a group of insects, or, related arthropods (including terrestrial and freshwater hexapods, myriapods, arachnids and their relatives). Typically, this will be a taxonomic revision or monograph. Open to authors from any country who...

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