The Practical Naturalist

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The Practical Naturalist

Explore the Wonders of the Natural World

By Chris Packham (Editor); Steve Backshall (Contribution by); David Chandler (Contribution by)

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), Paperback, 9780756658991, 245pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2010

Whether the natural world is at your doorstep, in the heart of a concrete jungle, by the sea, or in a cabin in the woods, "The Practical Naturalist" gets readers outdoors and shows how to experience the wonders of the world, and shows what is living in each habitat.

Inspirational, informative, and educational, "The Practical Naturalist" is perfect for families interested in learning more about their surroundings and looking at their world in a brand new light.

About the Author

Steve Backshall is a naturalist and adventurer with a fascination for all forms of wildlife. A trained biologist, Steve has a particular interest in the more unusual aspects of the animal world and has searched for animals across the globe for the BBC, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel. In 2007 Steve appeared in the BBC's Operation Borneo series, exploring the landscapes and wildlife of a virtually unknown valley in the heart of Borneo. He is heavily involved with wildlife and conservation charities, and he has written guidebooks to some of the world's most exotic places.

Chandler was Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is a leading world authority in 17th, 18th and 19th century warfare.