Nature's Top 40: Britain's Best Wildlife

Nature's Top 40: Britain's Best Wildlife


By (author) Mike Dilger

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 257mm x 30mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007275919
  • ISBN 13: 9780007275915
  • Illustrations note: (120 colour photographs), With index
  • Sales rank: 1,115,106

Product description

From leaping dolphins to boxing hares, soaring eagles to the beat of a million wings -- the British Isles offer some of the richest and most varied wildlife encounters in Europe. But how do you pick the must-see events? Britain is one of the best wildlife spots in Europe and this is the best of the best -- as voted for by a panel of naturalists from suggestions from the public via BBC TV, BBC local radio and the web. Nature's Top 40: Britain's Best Wildlife is a definitive top-40 list of the UK's most spectacular wildlife wonders. Based on the public's recommendations, Mike Dilger gives a unique countdown of the UK's 40 most remarkable sights, with tips on where and when to go, along with the fascinating stories behind each event -- why it happens, what's going on and how to get the very best view. So what are Britain's top 40 sights, and which one is top of the wildlife pops?

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Author information

Mike Dilger is an obsessive naturalist and freelance presenter who has birded, botanized and entomologised his way across a huge range of countries. He spent four years as a research biologist in the tropics of Ecuador, Tanzania and Vietnam, and is now a regular TV presenter on natural history programmes. Besides Nature's Top 40, Mike has presented on BBC's Nature's Calendar, Springwatch and Hands on Nature, amongst others, and is currently making a series on wildlife gardening for ITV West Country. During 2008 he will also be appearing on The ONE Show. Mike co-wrote Nature's Calendar to complement the TV series and writes a range of articles for BBC Wildlife and WWT Waterlife magazines.

Review quote

'An inspiring directory to the pick of the UK's wildlife ! Dilger's text is awash with the raw delight of simply watching wildlife in action.' BBC Wildlife