The behind-the-bookshelf story of the "New Naturalist Library": how each title was commissioned, written and printed; the much-admired jackets; who their authors were and what they did; and the trials and tribulations of one of the most significant and long-running natural history series.
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Peter Marren is a trained ecologist who worked as a woodland scientist, conservation officer and author-editor with the Natural Conservancy Council between 1977 and 1992. He has written numerous book and articles and contributes regularly to British Wildlife.
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Book Description Collins 06/04/1995, 1995. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780002199971
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007210707
Book Description Collins 06/04/1995, 1995. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780002199971
Book Description Collins, London, Collins, The New Naturalist, 1995, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. SOFTBACK original printed card pages: 304 over 100 illus. with 16 colour plates 140mm x 215mm (5.5 x 8.5") as new. Bookseller Inventory # 15687
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, London, 1995. Soft Card Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Colour & b/w Illustrations / Photographs (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Nearly new condition. Large format paperback: 320 pages clean and tight. Colour & b/w Illustrations / Photographs. Publisher: Collins; Second edition (6 April 1995). With this book, the Collins New Naturalist Library reaches its half-centenary. Many of the titles in the series have become natural history classics, and played an important part in shaping and informing a popular interest in British natural history and conservation. The idea for the series came from a belief that the latest scientific research, written by the leading experts in their field, would be welcomed by the lay reader so long as it was written and presented in an attractive way. This belief was vindicated when the first book, Butterflies by E. B. Ford, became an instant bestseller on its publication in 1945. The New Naturalists reveals for the first time the behind-the-bookshelf story of the New Naturalist Library: who the authors were and what they did; how each title was conceived and received; the much admired jackets; and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of what has been described as the most significant and long-running natural history series in the world. Above all, The New Naturalists is a celebration of a natural history golden age, when field naturalists and scientific ecologists were able to combine their skills to produce an era of discovery that will probably never be equalled. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 132950
Book Description Collins New Naturalist - Harpercollins - Harper Collins, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.... UK paperback first impression of this interesting title. Fine condition with only the slightest hint of wear to a couple of cover corners. Collins New Naturalist - Harpercollins 1995. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11521252543
Book Description Harper Collins., London., 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 304 pp, illustrated + cold plates. Bookplate of previous owner on paste down ep. Spine slightly creased else near fine paperback. Inscribed No Value. Bookseller Inventory # 10873
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 304pp illusrated with 16 colour plates and over 100 black/white photographs and drawings. Text and illusrations very clean, binding firm. Label to front cover for 50years The New Naturalist. Bookseller Inventory # 046483
Book Description HarperCollins, London, first edition, 1995, 1995. Laminated wrappers, 8vo, 304 pp, 16 colour plates and over 100 black-and-white ills. A Guide to the famous and much-collected "New Naturalists" series. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11951