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The Great British Year: Wildlife through the Seasons
 
 

The Great British Year: Wildlife through the Seasons [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Moss
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Britain is a place of remarkable beauty and extraordinary extremes, boasting immense natural diversity in a comparatively small area. Here, life is run by the seasons: each month brings enormous transformations to our island and its inhabitants, from the largest native mammal to the smallest migrant bird.

In this lavish companion to the unforgettable BBC One series, acclaimed nature writer Stephen Moss reveals a breathtaking view of the wildlife on our very own doorstep, complete with stunning photography, innovative maps and unique behind-the-scenes materialfrom the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit. Britain's wildlife is at once iconic and surprising, and this book celebrates it all in the light of our ever-changing seasons. From the clash of majestic stags to the emergence of delicate damselflies; and from the sharks and whales that swim our waters to the elegant and imposing birds in our skies, The Great British Year reveals the unmissable drama and beauty of our islands.

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Britain is a place of remarkable beauty and extraordinary extremes, boasting immense natural diversity in a comparatively small area. Here, life is run by the seasons: each month brings enormous transformations to our island and its inhabitants, from the largest native mammal to the smallest migrant bird. In this lavish companion to the unforgettable BBC One series, acclaimed nature writer Stephen Moss reveals a breathtaking view of the wildlife on our very own doorstep, complete with stunning photography, innovative maps and unique behind-the-scenes material from the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit. Britain's wildlife is at once iconic and surprising, and this book celebrates it all in the light of our ever-changing seasons. From the clash of majestic stags to the emergence of delicate damselflies; and from the sharks and whales that swim our waters to the elegant and imposing birds in our skies, The Great British Year reveals the unmissable drama and beauty of our islands.


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4.8 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By Dan M
Format:Hardcover
Having been brought up on a diet of exotic Attenborough adventures, it can seem that the UK is the poor relation in wildlife terms, but a flick through this book will soon correct that view. The text provides a narrative seasonal approach, so you can tell what is happening at each time of year and why, with some side-by-side comparisons. The fantastic photos really bring the book to life, ranging from surprising close ups such as wood ants squirting formic acid, to double page panoramas and satellite shots.

You really will look at British wildlife in a new way - and the resource section at the back tells you where to go out to find it. You can even see what it took to make the BBC series which the book accompanies in the 'Behind the Scenes' chapter.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious photography of Britain 10 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover
We live in a beautiful country and the seasons distinguish it from any other so it is terrific to have a book that shows each season off in all it's glory. The photography is truly stunning and it's a book anyone of any age will love to look at time and again. I shall be buying this for all my friends and family for Christmas!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a year of british wildlife. 19 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A very good book following British wildlife thru the seasons.
The book is packed with stunning photos of Britain's wild animals and insects.
It is a good accompaniment to the BBC series.
A recommended read for anyone who watched the series or for nature lovers in general, very informative.
The book shows what wonderful and diverse wildlife there is in Britain.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Wildlife Book 16 Oct 2013
By Lara F
Format:Hardcover
The Great British Year is one of the most stunning wildlife books I've seen! Absolutely amazing photography accompanied by beautifully written chapters by Stephen Moss. Both my children are transfixed by the images and we have agreed to buy a copy for my nature-loving mother-in-law for Christmas. A wonderful present for any wildlife lover as it expertly guides you through the seasons showing how truly magical Great Britain and all it's wildlife is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars xmas gift 4 Nov 2013
By caz
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this book for an elderly uncle who lives in london but enjoys everything to do with the countryside and animals. He will love looking through this
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 22 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Having bought this book for my Kindle i must buy a copy for my book shelf. It is a very informative book with beautiful illustrations a joy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 14 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was very pleased with this book. the photography is brilliant and it is a wonderful account of the Great British year.
Packed with interesting information and breath taking pictures. I am really pleased that I have found this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The British year book 28 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover
Fantastic after seeing program on tv I sent for the book for the price at amazon, what an amazing read fantastic pictures ,I recommend it to anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
A marvellous collection of photos depicting our wonderful country. The awesome photography is a joy to peruse and relax to.
Published 28 days ago by linda gully
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great British Year Book
Bought for my son in law for Christmas. Arrived quickly and in good condition. Much cheaper than in the shops and a lovely book. Would recommend to anyone interested in wildlife.
Published 1 month ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Every bit as good as the program written in an easy to read format love it cant wait to share with my grandchildren as they grow up
Published 1 month ago by Ashley Ross Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book
This s a most beautiful and rewarding book if yu love the country side. I gave it to my friends at Christmas and they have echoed my own appreciation
Published 2 months ago by Breagha
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Gem
This book arrived promptly and was well packaged. It's full of beautiful full page wildlife photos with very interesting and informative text about the animals or birds... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wheelie
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book
I was looking for the DVD of the seasons but this is a book well worth the money which you can take your time to read, not read it all but we are both enjoying it and discussing it
Published 2 months ago by d
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning illustrations
Bought as a present. Took a sneaky look and was very impressed. A well structured volume that works continuously through the seasons. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr KEITH BAILEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
I enjoyed the tv series and bought the book partly to re-live this. I love the time-lapse stuff and the seasonal transitions. Highly recommend this.
Published 3 months ago by Dezo
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely photos
Like the book for a relaxing read. The photos of the animals and plants are excellent but not as much information as hoped and written in a simplified way.
Published 3 months ago by Tartan Tigger
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
The photograpy in this book is breathtaking. I bought it for a friend but spent a while having a good look at it before I wrapped it up!
Published 3 months ago by Wobbit
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