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Mabey, Richard 1941-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 496 publications in 8 languages and 12,372 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Folklore  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publisher, zxx
Classifications: QH138.S4, 632.5
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Most widely held works about Richard Mabey
 
Most widely held works by Richard Mabey
Weeds : in defense of nature's most unloved plants by Richard Mabey( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
Oak & company by Richard Mabey( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an oak tree and its company of plants and animals from its beginning as an acorn to its death 282 years later
Flora Britannica by Richard Mabey( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food for free by Richard Mabey( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a chapter on shellfish
The New age herbalist : how to use herbs for healing, nutrition, body care, and relaxation by Richard Mabey( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies hundreds of herbs, explains their main uses, and tells how to cultivate a herb garden
The Frampton flora by Richard Mabey( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of nature writing( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man's fascination with the natural world is at least as old as Stone Age cave painting, and this book demonstrates the equal vividness with which writers have recorded their observations of the world around them since ancient times. In a wonderful overview of the subject, Richard Mabey charts the development of nature writing from the fabulous imaginings of the medieval bestiaries to the scientific preciseness and philosophical concerns of today's naturalists." "Gilbert White is only the best known of an honourable tribe of amateur naturalists whose voices are recorded here, in letters and journals and accounts of expeditions to far-flung regions. Here too are essays and diary entries by poets and novelists as diverse as Coleridge and Orwell, and the scientists, from Linnaeus to Lewis Thomas expressing their growing concern for the environment."--Jacket
Gilbert White : a biography of the author of The natural history of Selborne by Richard Mabey( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) wrote The Natural History of Selborne (1789), he created one of the greatest and most influential natural history works of all time, his detailed observations about birds and animals providing the cornerstones of modern ecology. In this award-winning biography, Richard Mabey tells the wonderful story of the clergyman - England's first ecologist - whose inspirational naturalist's handbook has become an English classic
Bugs Britannica by Peter Marren( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at invertebrates that proves it's the little things that count, this essential and accessible work on bugs is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, seen through the eyes of writers, musicians, artists, and naturalists--from the great Tudor naturalist Thomas Muffet, father of Little Miss Muffet, to Irvine Welsh's talking tapeworm in "Filth"--As well as contributions by ordinary men and women who are fascinated by creepy crawlies of all kinds
Birds Britannica by Mark Cocker( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birds Britannica is a publication of immense importance. Neither an identification guide nor a behavioural study (although both these subjects enter its field), it concentrates on our social history and on the cultural links between humans and birds." "What makes Birds Britannica of special significance is the inclusion of observations and experiences from more than 1,000 naturalists and bird lovers. These contributions from the public touch on avian ecology; the lore and language of birds; their myths, the art and literature they have inspired; birds as food; and the crucial role they play in our sense of place and the changing seasons." "Birds Britannica has taken eight years to research and write, and has been assembled by a team which includes some of the finest writers and imagemakers of British wildlife. On one level, it is a collection of humorous stories, field observations and tales of joy, wonder and occasional woe; on another, it is a nationwide chronicle."--BOOK JACKET
The gardener's labyrinth by Thomas Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dydymus Mountaine = Thomas Hill. Editor's dedication signed: Henry Dethicke. The second part has separate divisional title page and pagination; register is continuous. Includes index. At the end of the first part is an unsigned quire, printed on one forme only, with cuts of knots and mazes--STC. Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library. (marc) 99853989. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 13485. (vid) 19394. (DLPS) A03364.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A03364.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Gardening -- Early works to 1800. Dethick, Henry, 1545 or 6-1613. Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Early works to 1800
The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great naturalist, first to describe many now familiar birds, writes of the wildlife of his 18th century Hampshire village. This recording contains excerpts from the book, accompanied throughout by birdsong recordings of many of the rare and everyday species mentioned by Gilbert White
Weeds : how vagabond plants gatecrashed civilisation and changed the way we think about nature by Richard Mabey( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the first human settlements 10,000 years ago, weeds have dogged our footsteps. They are there as the punishment of'thorns and thistles'in Genesis and, two millennia later, as a symbol of Flanders Field. They are civilisations'familiars, invading farmland and building-sites, war-zones and flower-beds across the globe. Yet living so intimately with us, they have been a blessing too. Weeds were the first crops, the first medicines. Burdock was the inspiration for Velcro. Cow parsley has become the fashionable adornment of Spring weddings. Weaving together the insights of botanists, gardeners, artists and poets with his own life-long fascination, Richard Mabey examines how we have tried to define them, explain their persistence, and draw moral lessons from them. One persons weed is another's wild beauty."--Publisher website
A brush with nature : 25 years of personal reflections on the natural world by Richard Mabey( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in elegantly written stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine for the past 25 years. This collection brings together his favourite pieces
Class: a symposium by Richard Mabey( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers of Kew : 350 years of flower paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens by Richard Mabey( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantcraft : a guide to the everyday use of wild plants by Richard Mabey( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unofficial countryside by Richard Mabey( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the early 1970s Richard Mabey explored crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb-sites, navigated inner city canals and car parks, and discovered there was scarcely a nook in our urban landscape incapable of supporting life. The Unofficial Countryside is a timely reminder of how nature flourishes against the odds, surviving in the most obscure and surprising places." -- Publisher's website
The common ground : a place for nature in Britain's future? by Richard Mabey( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beechcombings : the narratives of trees by Richard Mabey( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Richard Mabey Natural history author and broadcaster

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Languages
English (213)

French (7)

Dutch (5)

German (4)

Danish (4)

Italian (4)

Chinese (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Flora BritannicaFood for freeThe New age herbalist : how to use herbs for healing, nutrition, body care, and relaxationThe Frampton floraThe Oxford book of nature writingGilbert White : a biography of the author of The natural history of SelborneBugs BritannicaBirds Britannica