British Wildlife Sounds

British Wildlife Sounds

Hardback Collins Field Guide

By (author) Geoff Sample

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 196mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007209061
  • ISBN 13: 9780007209064
  • Sales rank: 1,097,487

Product description

This is the first guide to allow you to identify most of the wildlife sounds you hear in Britain. It comes with an accompanying CD. Have you ever wondered what animal is making that noise in your garden? Or what a pine marten sounds like in the wild? This unique "Collins Field Guide British Wildlife Sounds", by expert Geoff Sample, features a CD containing all the major songs and calls of Britain. The CD is accompanied by an informative companion book that allows you to match a song or call with a species with the greatest of ease. Covering everything from common seals and otters to grasshoppers and frogs, this book also looks at the different sounds that animals may make according to the situations they are in e.g. under threat or at play.

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Author information

Geoff Sample was born in rural Northumberland and has been interested in nature since his childhood. He worked in the London music industry for 15 years, but during this time he never lost his fascination with birds and wildlife. Nine years ago he began studying and recording birdsong. He is the author of Collins Field Guide Bird Songs and Calls, Bird Call Identification and Garden Bird Songs and Calls.

Review quote

PRAISE FOR GEOFF SAMPLE'S COLLINS FIELD GUIDE BIRD SONGS AND CALLS OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE: "Geoff Sample is an excellent sound-recordist and these habitat-by habitat CDs are seamlessly edited and have great atmosphere." Bird Watching REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS CDS BY GEOFF SAMPLE: "remarkably vivid!sheer pleasure" BBC NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMME "The quality is as much rich sound tapestries as superb examples of a variety of British bird song" BRITISH WILDLIFE "a varied and excellent selection" RSPB BIRDS "Evocative. The quality of the recordings is excellent" BRITISH BIRDS