Earlier today David Craven posted part of his reference collection. I’ve decided to do the same.
You may notice a lot of books on Central American wildlife there. This is because it’s my obsession.
From left to right we have:
The Coleopterist’s Handbook
Field Notes on Science and Nature
Describing Species (Really useful for someone like me who is beginning to understand the ins and outs of taxonomy)
David Attenborough’s New Life Stories
Spirit of the Jaguar
Bird of life, Bird of Death
Museum of Life
The Concise handbook of British Moths
Chrysalis: The Biography of Maria Sibylla Merian
Collin’s Field Guide to the birds of South America
RSPB Handbook of British Birds
Traveller’s Wildlife Guides: Belize
The Birds of Belize
Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads
The Preservation of Natural History Specimens Volumes 1 and 2
Invertebrate Animals: Collections and Preservation
I also have a number of oversized specialist books that don’t fit on this shelf, including Thierry Poiron’s Fulgoridae books, books on vertebrate anatomy and taxidermy.
What do you have on your book shelf?