While the mainstream New Naturalist volumes were initially intended to deal with broad subjects such as wild flowers, insects or National Parks, a parallel New Naturalist series of monographs on single species or related groups of species was also published between 1948 and 1971. There have been no additions since. Now, for the first time in over forty years, these best-selling, out-of-print volumes will be available as print-on-demand editions.
The New Naturalist monographs shared the same high standards of the main series and were envisioned as relatively short books of about 50,000 words, and in a smaller format than the main series. Artists Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were asked to design jackets for this series alongside the main series, which resulted in the same stunning, distinctive cover illustrations that had helped inspire an entire new generation of nature enthusiasts.
The New Naturalist Monograph series:
1 The Badger by Ernest Neal 2 The Redstart by John Buxton 3 The Wren by Edward A. Armstrong 4 The Yellow Wagtail by Stuart Smith 5 The Greenshank by Desmond Nethersole-Thompson 6 The Fulmar by James Fisher 7 Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos by Miriam Rothschild and Theresa Clay 8 Ants by Derek Wragge Morley 9 The Herring Gull’s World by Niko Tinbergen 10 Mumps, Measles and Mosaics by Kenneth M. Smith and Roy Markham 11 The Heron by Frank A. Lowe 12 Squirrels by Monica Shorten 13 The Rabbit by Harry V. Thompson and Alastair N. Worden 14 Birds of the London Area Since 1900 by R. C. Holmes and the London Natural History Society 15 The Hawfinch by Guy Mountfort 16 The Salmon by J. W. Jones 17 Lords & Ladies by Cecil T. Prime 18 Oysters by C. M. Yonge 19 The House Sparrow by J. D. Summers-Smith 20 The Wood Pigeon by R. K. Murton 21 The Trout by W. E. Frost and M. E. Brown 22 The Mole by Kenneth Mellanby