A Living Planet

The last part (The Path Ahead; page 122) of WWF’s 2016 Living Planet report says this: The facts and figures in this report tend to paint a challenging picture, yet there is still considerable room for optimism.  If we manage to carry out critically needed transitions, the rewards will be immense.  Fortunately, we are not starting…

Work on the Wild Side

NotDeadFish, a social change consultancy, recently announced a new report: Work on the Wild Side.  You can download it here. This, NDF says, attempts to debunk the myth that outdoor learning and residentials are not viable teaching mechanisms. It adds: “As accountability within schools increases and budgets decrease, it is easy to see how outdoor learning can…

Meadowland

Meadowland was published to wide acclaim in 2015 and duly emerged as the Thwaites Wainwright prize winner for the year. Lewis-Stempel chronicles his observations of a meadow in Herefordshire month by month through the year in stunning prose, drawing the reader in to share with him his intimacy with the landscape and its wildlife. From…

Environmental Education Major Works

Routledge has announce the publication of: Environmental Education, a major works collection in the Critical Concepts in the Environment series.  Its editors are Alan Reid and NAEE President, Justin Dillon.  Routledge says: “Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject and its multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, ‘Environmental Education’…

Animal Behaviour

Why do birds have regional accents?   Can horses learn mathematics?   What do animals without eyes see?   How do salmon return to their spawning grounds?   How does the Syrian desert hamster know where its burrow is, after hours of foraging in the pitch black desert night? Ethology – the study of animal…

Browse the NHBS Backlist

The NHBS Backlist Bargain sale runs until the March 2017.  You can, it says: “save up to 60% on nearly 2,000 field guides, monographs, scientific textbooks and more, covering a broad range of topics in ornithology, entomology, mammalian biology, zoology, evolution, ecology, and botany.” NHBS started life as the Natural History Book Service in London…