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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 238) and index.

Book News Annotation:

A highly credentialed scientist writes an entertaining, informative account of the fascinating plant and animal communities co-existing in his garden in Berkshire, England, providing abundant insight into the lifecycle of plants, so-called pests in the garden (and their predators), and the myriad apparent garden mysteries that confound children and adults alike. Includes an introduction by Spedding's grown son, a Los Angeles zoologist and engineer. Includes b&w line drawings and 34 small but nice color plates. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

To see wildlife in your garden you have to know what is there, what it looks like, and what it might be doing at any given time. The book opens with advice on how to hone observational skills so you recognize not just the insects but also their predators, and take note of the diversity of pollinators from the familiar honeybees to the low-temperature bumblebees and late-night moths. Discussions of plants and animals are followed by similarly detailed studies of soil, seasonal change, ecology, water, and garden visitors. The book's principles apply to gardens anywhere in the world, although the species and events observed will obviously vary with each garden's location. The Natural History of a Garden will enhance the garden naturalist's awareness with its strange-but-true facts, extraordinary statistics, and fascinating revelations into how a garden works.

Synopsis:

Offers advice on how to improve observational skills to recognize insect and animal garden visitors and includes information on such topics as soil and seasonal change.

Table of Contents

Gardens and natural history — Navigation of the garden — Plants in the garden — Garden animals — What goes on in the soil — Seasonal change — Ecology — Control in the garden — Water in the garden — Visitors — Gardens for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925784
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, Or.
Author:
Comfort, Ray
Author:
Spedding, Geoffrey
Author:
Spedding, C. R. W.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Garden animals
Subject:
Garden ecology.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Plants - General
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
9.28x6.40x.94 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 253 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881925784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , To see wildlife in your garden you have to know what is there, what it looks like, and what it might be doing at any given time. The book opens with advice on how to hone observational skills so you recognize not just the insects but also their predators, and take note of the diversity of pollinators from the familiar honeybees to the low-temperature bumblebees and late-night moths. Discussions of plants and animals are followed by similarly detailed studies of soil, seasonal change, ecology, water, and garden visitors. The book's principles apply to gardens anywhere in the world, although the species and events observed will obviously vary with each garden's location. The Natural History of a Garden will enhance the garden naturalist's awareness with its strange-but-true facts, extraordinary statistics, and fascinating revelations into how a garden works.
"Synopsis" by , Offers advice on how to improve observational skills to recognize insect and animal garden visitors and includes information on such topics as soil and seasonal change.
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