The New Amateur Naturalist

The New Amateur Naturalist

Book - 2004
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A practical and inspirational introduction to observing, understanding and studying the natural world, written by TV wildlife expert, Nick BakerBeing a naturalist is about combining different skills, tricks of the trade and investigative techniques. The New Amateur Naturalist is the ultimate reference book for budding naturalists of all ages. Drawing on his experience from all over the world, Nick focuses on how you can find animals in the field, by interpreting tracks and signs, setting bait, listening for sounds, and the best ways to watch them. Gerald and Lee Durrell's The Amateur Naturalist was first published in 1982 and quickly became a classic. Based on this concept, Nick's book will inspire a new generation of naturalists to make the most of the world around them. From communicating with wild animals to catching bugs or setting up an aquarium, this is the book to will teach you how. With information on how to get started, Nick then goes on to guide you through: * Choosing the necessary equipment, kit and clothing* Hands-on activities and investigations that can be done at home* Profiles on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish and insects* Introduction to plants an
Publisher: London : Collins, 2004.
ISBN: 9780007157310
0007157312
Characteristics: 288 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.

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May 09, 2011

"The New Amateur Naturalist" (or alternate title of "First-time Naturalist") is an excellent guide on how to to observe nature as a naturalist. The book is written from the personal perspective of the author, Nick Baker. Anecdotes and funny little bits appear in the more serious descriptions. The book discusses the kit a naturalist would find useful. The variety of life and where it can be found is covered. The best part and most useful are the numerous project descriptions. Some are things to build, while others are techniques of obervation that an amateur naturalist could find useful. The book is completely worthwhile.The book was published under two different titles.

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