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Glowing, glowing, gone?
The Plight of the Glow-worm in Essex

by Tim Gardiner

Naturalists consider the glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca to have declined since World War II in the UK. However, this assertion is mainly based on anecdotal evidence, with few long-term studies undertaken to provide a more robust perspective of the plight of this beetle.

The aim of this book to present the results of a standardised survey of glow-worm distribution and abundance in Essex. It is believed that the survey is one of the first serious attempts in Europe to combine analysis of the distribution of glow-worms throughout a geographical area, with long-term monitoring of abundance to determine whether they are declining across a range of sites.

Size - 234x156. 80pp. £9.95                                    
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How to Begin the Study series

How to begin the study of
Mosses and Liverworts

June Chatfield

Full of colour photographs and helpful line drawings, photographs (including invaluable micro photographs) by Christine
Riesner, Chris Doncaster, Michael Demidecki and June Chatfield.

Size - A5. 60pp. £7.95

How to begin the study of
Natural History

Dr June Chatfield.

This great little book is a really good introduction to all aspects of Natural History.

Size - A5. £8,95

How to Begin the Study of
Snails and Slugs

J Sankey

Size - A5. £7.95

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