Sunday book review – Butterflies of Britain and Europe

A second edition of the comprehensive photographic guide to 472 species of European butterfly with another 64 North African and Turkish species thrown in for good measure. This is a commendably simple book – you get lots of very good photographs of all the butterflies you might see in Europe with enough additional information to…

Sunday book review – Green and Prosperous Land by Dieter Helm

This is an important book It is written by a leading Oxford University economist who is also a wildlife enthusiast but, probably more importantly, the chair of the Natural Capital Committee. Helm is an outsider inside the system. Although I’d describe his views as right of centre (it probably depends where you are looking from)…

Sunday book review – Rebirding by Benedict Macdonald

This book is a ‘Must read’ and a ‘Good read’ but not necessarily a ‘Must agree with’ type of book. By which I mean that it is well written and has the right mixture of interesting facts and well-explained views mixed in with a few areas where I thought (you might not) ‘Hang on, I…

Sunday Book review – The Worshipful Companies by Stuart Medland

Reviewed by Ian Carter This landscape format book is the second in a series on Norfolk wildlife by the same author. It deals with the Norfolk coast and combines photographs of wildlife (mostly birds) and poems, with a short accompanying text. The ‘worshipful companies’ bit is his comparison of the different bird species with medieval…