Rocks and minerals — Bonewitz (DK, Smithsonian Nature Guide) [2012 US]

BOOKS
DK

1.
Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals

From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world’s specimens.

Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the rocks and minerals featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips.

With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals is the ideal identification guide.

2.
Rob Hume
RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe

Whether you’re an armchair addict, or a long-time twitcher, RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe is an essential reference to the 800 bird species found throughout Britain and Europe. Comes with a 70-minute CD of birdsong and calls so you can listen to many of the birds featured in this beautiful guide.

See birds in their natural habitat and learn about characteristic behaviour with stunning photos showing adults in typical plumage, with male, female, juvenile and summer or winter variations to help you identify birds in the field quickly and easily. Explore up-to-date, colour-coded maps highlighting resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of birds to expect when you are out and about. Plus, this comprehensive reference book describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song, and other forms of behaviour, ensuring you’ll become an expert birdwatcher in no time.

This new edition of RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe (previous ISBN: 9781405345897) has been fully updated and revised with every fact and image fully authenticated by experts at the RSPB, making this a must-have for bird enthusiasts of all levels.

3.
Stephen Law
Philosophy

(in 2 files)

Examine the ideas and traditions of Western and Eastern thought

‘Packed with all the information, advice and tips you’ll need to get on your way.’ Good times July/Aug

“Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who hust wants to know more about their favourite pastime.” Heyday

A demystifying guide to a misunderstood subject. Learn to understand the major issues, theories and problems at the heart of philosophy and watch hard-to-grasp concepts come to life. Discover philosophers answers to the ‘big questions’ Where do we come from? What is the perfect model for society? What is the meaning of life?

Discover who’s who and know all the major thinkers, from Aristotle to Zeno.

Use the ‘toolkit’ to exercise your mind, learn to talk the talk and construct and communicate philosophical arguments.

Start reading, start thinking.

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