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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001

The first field guides: the Wayside and Woodland books

By - Peter Marren

To judge by its current standing in Blackwells bookshop in Oxford, natural history is roughly on par with, say, Mesopotamian studies or visitors' guides to Oxford. From its spacious perch near the front door a few years ago, natural history was banished first to the gallery, and then to a dark corner in the basement where only the most ardent bibliophile would venture.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist