The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 100 volumes published in over 60 years. This edition is produced from an original copy by William Collins.
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 volumes are available again.
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 Neal2 The Redstart by John Buxton3 The Wren by Edward A. Armstrong4 The Yellow Wagtail by Stuart Smith5 The Greenshank by Desmond Nethersole-Thompson6 The Fulmar by James Fisher7 Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos by Miriam Rothschild and Theresa Clay8 Ants by Derek Wragge Morley9 The Herring Gull’s World by Niko Tinbergen10 Mumps, Measles and Mosaics by Kenneth M. Smith and Roy Markham11 The Heron by Frank A. Lowe12 Squirrels by Monica Shorten13 The Rabbit by Harry V. Thompson and Alastair N. Worden14 Birds of the London Area Since 1900 by R. C. Holmes and the London Natural History Society15 The Hawfinch by Guy Mountfort16 The Salmon by J. W. Jones17 Lords & Ladies by Cecil T. Prime18 Oysters by C. M. Yonge19 The House Sparrow by J. D. Summers-Smith20 The Wood Pigeon by R. K. Murton21 The Trout by W. E. Frost and M. E. Brown22 The Mole by Kenneth Mellanby
- Praise for the New Naturalist series:
- ‘Taken either individually or as a whole, they are one of the proudest achievements of modern publishing’ The Sunday Times
- ‘The series is an amazing achievement’ The Times Literary Supplement
- ‘The books are glorious to own’ Independent