A practical guide for kids aged 7-11, by popular Really Wild Show presenter Nick Baker, full of exciting things to see and do pretty much everywhere.
The habitat explorers are a series of four books containing numerous step-by-step projects to lead the curious young naturalist off down a path of exploration. These guides are not simply a tick list of things you can see (though they teach all those basic identification skills): rather they encourage kids to see what's around them by getting their hands dirty. And because they're so straightforward and safe to use, parents can feel confident in helping their kids to explore the wildlife around.
Perfect for half terms and long summer holidays, whether you're in the back garden or on a family day out.
In Forests and Woodlands Nick shows you how to grow your own mistletoe, how to age and measure trees, how to collect seeds and grow your own trees, and how to make a forest log.
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Praise for The New Amateur Naturalist
“Wax-jacketed TV prodigy Baker continues his climb to stardom with this entirely excellent guide to DIY nature-spotting. And Baker is the real deal – worth reading and watching because he genuinely knows what he's talking about … Fun for all the family as well as being both educational and entertaining” FOCUS magazine
BBC Wildlife Book of the Month
“Quite simply, this is a superb compendium and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to naturalists of all ages and abilities who want to learn something new.” BBC Wildlife
Nick Baker has presented BBC's top-rated Really Wild Show for ten years now. He has also presented his own natural history series such as Nick Baker's Rattlesnakes and Nick Baker's Antarctica. In the United States, Nick presents regularly on National Geographic's Explorer. He is a regular columnist and contributor to BBC Wildlife Magazine and to Radio 4's The Natural History Programme. His previous publications include Nick Baker's Bug Book (2002) and the Natural History Almanac (2003). He is vice president of Wildlife Watch, the junior division of The Wildlife trusts. Nick lives on Dartmoor along with a growing menagerie of small animals.
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Book Description Collins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7207654