Field Guide To Invasive Plants And Animals In Britain

Author: Olaf Booy
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911539
Size: 18,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native fauna and flora. This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. This book will act both as an ID guide, appealing to the amateur naturalist, and as an important tool for ecologists and land managers attempting to tackle the problem posed by invasive species.

Field Guide To The Ladybirds Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author: Helen Roy
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935691
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A ground-breaking identification guide ... the perfect marriage of artistic excellence, deep knowledge and, dare I say it, of scientists' genuine affection." BRETT WESTWOOD This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in the British Isles in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-seven species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in this guide will help to break down the identification barriers. A useful introduction provides an overview of ladybird ecology, tips on studying and recording, and suggested sites for finding ladybirds. The main part of the book comprises detailed species texts, covering field characters, food, habitats, suggested survey methods, ranges, conservation statuses and distribution trends. An illustrated at-a-glance identification guide and helpful pointers for differentiating similar-looking species are also included. With 102 colour photographs and 47 distribution maps, combined with Richard Lewington's peerless artwork, this is the definitive guide to one of our most cherished and charismatic insect groups.

A Field Guide To Medicinal Plants And Herbs Of Eastern And Central North America

Author: Steven Foster
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395988145
Size: 14,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

Invasive Plants

Author: Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811702847
Size: 19,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 511

Identify and understand the plants that are changing the North American landscape forever.

Invasive Plant Species Of The World 2nd Edition

Author: Ewald Weber
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1780643861
Size: 19,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2003, the status of many important invasive plants around the world has changed dramatically. Species have extended their ranges, new literature has been accumulated, and control methods have been improved. Research on some plant invaders has also focused on the species' ecology and impacts, confirming that invasive plants continue to pose serious threats to species and ecosystems. Given their range expansions and introduction via international trade, these problems will only become more serious in the future. Including colour images of each species, this up-to-date reference guide on the most important plant invaders is an invaluable tool for both researchers and policy makers.

Reading Rural Landscapes A Field Guide To New England S Past

Author: Robert Stanford
Editor: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884483703
Size: 14,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.

Landowner S Guide To Wildlife Habitat

Author: Richard M. DeGraaf
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654674
Size: 16,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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An easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife habitat quality, timber values, and the appearance of forest lands.

Field Guide To The New England Alpine Summits

Author: Nancy G. Slack
Editor: Appalachian Mountain Club
ISBN: 9781934028889
Size: 15,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A field guide helping readers identify, understand, and protect the plants and animals of the alpine zones of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, including introductions to the history, geology, weather, climate, scientific research, and conservation of New England's alpine summits"--

Field Guide To The Animals And Plants Of Tristan Da Cunha And Gough Island

Author: Peter Ryan
Size: 10,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 316

This book provides a compact identification guide to the animals and plants of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Gough Island, with more than 400 colour photographs.

Forest Plants Of The Southeast And Their Wildlife Uses

Author: James Howard Miller
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820327488
Size: 10,58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests. Features: Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen 650 color photos Map of physiographic provinces 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant Glossary Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names