Books we love to read

Whay joy… the new edition has arrived.

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We shall expect great things from you now!
Begin here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/759393/
There are 655 Species entries in the New (proposed) Dictionary…Just checked

Oooh! This looks like enticing bait to slowly, slowly, catchy Rigsby :open_mouth:
Thanks for the alert JoC :+1:
Mind you, were I to add this to a ‘Christmas list’, I can hear the groans of the long suffering already “what!? not another obscure book only of interest to about 5 people!”

Surely a book has only to be of interest to the person owning it? Let the other 4 buy their own copies.

Just because a book has less ‘reach’ doesn’t make it less valid. In fact, you could argue the reverse is true’.

I agree without reservation.

Secondhand books from Somerfield books.

Our latest Second-Hand Catalogue is now out with a mix of Botany, Trees, Ecology, Natural History and Plant Hunters.

A PDF of the catalogue is also available here.
https://www.summerfieldbooks.com/product-tag/november-catalogue-2021/?ml_subscriber=1827684439308637993&ml_subscriber_hash=i8h9&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=november_newsletter_second_hand_catalogue&utm_term=2021-11-26
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Some bargains here in their Damaged book sale.

This one must surely appeal to some ispotters « Micro-Moth Field Tips A Guide to Finding the Early Stages in Lancashire and Cheshire – A Chronological Guide from January to December. 2nd edition« .

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Yes, it is interesting. And he has just produced a volume 2. Somewhere, probably NHBS, you could buy both at a discount.

Milne Bay nudibrachs, published March 2022.
Here’s the cover of Vol two. I wish Milne Bay were nearer…


Jim’s websites, which I often cite on nudibrach posts, are good and he also sends out occasional email newsletters with news & new finds. His email is on this Scottish site.
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http://www.nudibranch.org/Scottish%20Nudibranchs/

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I’m a little surprised to admit it but I loved reading Leif Bersweden’s first book “The Orchid Hunter”. I put it off for ages because I had heard about one or two marks of immaturity in references to kindly and knowledgeable others… but it’s still a great easy read, and filled with genuine and infectious enthusiasm for botany and botanising. He has another book out this month, “Where the Wild Flowers Grow”. I think he’s good for botany (and, of course, by extension, all natural history) and we need people like him and Joshua Styles and Mya-Rose Craig if there’s to be any hope for the future.

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Mya-Rose Craig; the wikipedia entry tells of a remarkable Bristol woman. Mya-Rose Craig - Wikipedia
An honorary doctorate from Bristol uni at the age of 17…
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Thank you for the alert.

I visited Milne Bay, many years ago - but I was only interested in birds then. An amazing place!!

Wow - she’s seen half of the world’s bird species and she’s only 20! I’m over 70 and I have barely seen 10%. Let’s hope that there are still 10,000 species by the time Mya-Rose is 70.

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