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Mabey, Richard 1941-

Overview
Works: 162 works in 536 publications in 9 languages and 13,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Folklore  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publisher, zxx, Author of introduction
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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,210 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 )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 737 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 )

29 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food for free by Richard Mabey( Book )

38 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 620 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies hundreds of herbs, explains their main uses, and tells how to cultivate a herb garden
The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination by Richard Mabey( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey"--
The Frampton flora by Richard Mabey( Book )

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

The Oxford book of nature writing( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 463 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 )

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

Gilbert White was a scientist and poet who was acutely aware of the cultural and philosophical issues of his day. He gave up the chance of a prosperous living and marriage and devoted eighteen years to producing a book of discovery and originality. His detailed observations were cornerstones in the growth of ecology
Bugs Britannica by Peter Marren( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 381 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 347 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."--Jacket
The gardener's labyrinth by Thomas Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 300 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
Class: a symposium by Richard Mabey( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 257 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
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 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unofficial countryside by Richard Mabey( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 232 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
Plantcraft : a guide to the everyday use of wild plants by Richard Mabey( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common ground : a place for nature in Britain's future? by Richard Mabey( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 199 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 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Weeds : in defense of nature's most unloved plants
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Richard Mabey Natural history author and broadcaster

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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