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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species
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Where Do Camels Belong?
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By: Profile Books Ltd.   2015-05-07

The Sceptical Gardener
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By: Icon Books.   2016-05-05

An Ear To The Ground: Understanding Your Garden
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By: Eden Project Books.   2011-10-04

Where Do Camels Belong?: The story and science of invasive species
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Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the only remaining wild dromedaries are in Australia.


This is a classic example of the contradictions of 'native' and 'invasive' species, a hot issue right now, as the flip-side of biodiversity. We have all heard the horror stories of invasives, from Japanese knotweed that puts fear into the heart of gardeners to brown tree snakes that have taken over the island of Guam.


But do we need to fear invaders? And indeed, can we control them, and do we choose the right targets?


Ken Thompson puts forward a fascinating array of narratives to explore what he sees as the crucial question - why only a minority of introduced species succeed, and why so few of them go on to cause trouble. He discusses, too, whether our fears could be getting in the way of conserving biodiversity, and responding to the threat of climate change.

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By: Profile Books.   2014-03-20

The Sceptical Gardener: The Thinking Person's Guide to Good Gardening
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Ken Thompson is a biologist but has been writing about gardening for over fifteen years, and has been a gardener for longer than he would care to remember. In this collection of articles originally written for the Daily Telegraph he sets out to examine some of gardening's most intriguing questions, and even manages to track down answers to a few of them. Why is that we seem to care more for common rather than rare animals? How can a gardener improve the flavour of their vegetables? And what do bees do that improves strawberries? From the difference between British and Spanish bluebells, why Matucana and High Scent sea peas are far superior to the Valerie Harrod variety, and the easy way to sex an earwig, Thompson provides an expert's miscellany of gardening knowledge, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardener - but quite probably a far more thoughtful one.
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By: Icon Books Ltd.   2015-11-05

No Nettles Required: The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening
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No Nettles Required A MORI poll for the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that an extraordinary number of us are interested in attracting wildlife into our gardens. It also indicated, however, that many of us have no idea how to go about it. This book explains that encouraging wildlife is entirely compatible with ordinary gardening and costs next to nothing. Full description
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By: Eden Project Books.   2007-03-01

The Sceptical Gardener: The Thinking Person's Guide to Good Gardening
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How are birds linked to house prices?

How can a gardener improve the

flavour of their vegetables?

Do wildflowers really thrive in poor soil?




In this collection of articles from The Telegraph, biologist and gardening columnist Ken Thompson takes a scientific look at some of the greater – and lesser – questions faced by gardeners everywhere in a bid to sort the genuine wisdom from the hokum.




What is the ideal temperature for a compost heap? What do bees do that improves strawberries? Why are gardeners in literature always such dummies? This is an expert’s gardening miscellany, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardener, but probably a far more thoughtful one.
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By: Icon Books Ltd.   2015-11-05

Where Do Camels Belong?: The story and science of invasive species
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By: Profile Books.   2014-03-20

Guide to Garden Wildlife
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By: British Wildlife Publishing Ltd.   2008-04-26

No Nettles Required: The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening
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In 2003 a MORI poll for the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that an extraordinary number of us are interested in attracting wildlife into our gardens. It also indicated, however, that many of us have no idea how to go about it. Information is sparse, and public opinion seems to suggest that gardens that are plentiful in wildlife are unattractive, expensive to upkeep and hard work to maintain. But this couldn't be further from the truth.

In this illuminating book, Ken Thompson explains that encouraging wildlife is actually entirely compatible with ordinary gardening, costs next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. Packed with helpful hints and tips, the book shows us how easy it is to fill our gardens with everything from foxes, frogs and mice to butterflies, ladybirds and literally thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies. Why should we? Because we'll be promoting the biodiversity of the UK, we'll be reconnecting with nature, getting more from our gardens, and we'll be doing our plants a favour.
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By: Transworld Digital.   2011-05-31


 

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