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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 (37 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.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 94386 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (3 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CUE0E6O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 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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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
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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7 of 8 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality! 25 Nov 2013
By Terri
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Wonderful! The photography is stunning. All I want now is for the BBC to bring the programme out on DVD :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Successful Present
Bought as a birthday present for my brother-in-law who is an avid book reader and loves wildlife. It arrived on his birthday and he was more than delighted, as was my sister.
Published 2 months ago by Ann Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Suitably pleased
I purchased this book for an Ecology and Conservation student, this is a valuable reference book and will be well used
Published 2 months ago by Dr. N. WOODRUFF
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
Beautifully illustrated, fascinating text - anyone interested in British wildlife and wanting to know more will love this book. Great value.
Published 2 months ago by Sue Ibrahim
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Beautiful pictures and very informative dialog. Lovely book to browse through and pick up to make you feel glad to live in Britain.
Published 3 months ago by K. Phillips
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This was a Christmas present and kept many members of the family occupied (of all ages) as they flicked through the colourful pages. Read more
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