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Bill Oddie HOW TO WATCH WILDLIFE First Edition Signed

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First edition, first print hardback by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher. Published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd in 2005. Signed by Oddie on the half title page. Full numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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First edition, first print hardback of BILL ODDIE'S HOW TO WATCH WILDLIFE, by Bill Oddie, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher. Published by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd., London, 2005. By arrangements with the BBC. Signed by Oddie on the half title page. Full numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page.

The book is in near fine condition (Clean illustrated coloured boards with green & orange lettering on the front and green & white on the spine) with only minor shelf wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Bill Oddie is well known as 'Britain's best-known bird-watcher' and natural history presenter. He is also a great comic writer/performer and a former star of the much-loved The Goodies. He has continued to work with his fellow Goodies on programmes including Bananaman but now concentrates on natural history. He has become a 'slightly grumpy' national treasure. His recent programmes include Bill Oddie goes Wild, three series of Birding with Bill Oddie, Bird in the Nest, and BBC - Nature Watch. He has also written the highly successful book Birdwatching with Bill Oddie.

Stephen Moss has been an active birdwatcher all his life and has written several books on the subject. A journalist and broadcaster, he writes regularly for the Guardian and Birdwatch magazine. He has produced numerous series with Bill Oddie.

Fiona Pitcher is executive editor at the BBC's Natural History Unit. She has worked with Bill Oddie for several years and is responsible for such series as Bill Oddie Goes Wild and Big Cat Diary.

Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is a tie-in to the BBC 2 TV series, offering practical advice to beginners wanting to learn more about wildlife.

Written in Bill's endearingly frank and witty style, this is an inspiring and refreshingly straightforward approach to watching wildlife. There are suggestions for places to visit within reach of wherever you live in Britain, and advice on watching wildlife with children. With stories of Bill's experiences in the field, it offers you and your family the know-how to start out with confidence.

In this month-by-month guide, Bill Oddie and his producers, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher, present a refreshingly straightforward approach to help you and your family to watch wildlife. By following some of their simple pointers, you can enjoy Britain's rich variety of wildlife, without going on any wild goose chases: The best times and places to see certain animals; Simple ways of identifying different species; Practical advice on choosing binoculars and clothing; Stuff to take for each trip; Top tips for getting the most out of your days out; Helpful addresses and websites for trips further afield.

"Like learning to cook, or becoming a gardener, finding out about wildlife can be daunting. But Bill Oddie's no-fuss, humorous approach makes it seem like a walk in the park. Here, for the first time, Bill and his television producers, Stephen Moss and Fiona Pitcher, offer practical advice on getting the most out of British wildlife - for everyone from the absolute beginner to the seasoned enthusiast. To watch wildlife successfully you need to know which places to visit, when to go, and what you might see. So Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is organised into a month-by-month claendar, with tips on how to see some of Britain's best-loved wild creatures.

Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife gives realistic, practical advice about the kit you need when you start out - without confusing jargon. It also tells you about places to visit all over Britain, so there's bound to be a location near you. And if you really get bitten by the wildlife bug, there's advice on taking the next steps, with hints on more advanced equipment, organisations to join and wildlife holidays at home and abroad, to make the most of your new-found skills."

'Perfect for the gardener who loves really wild company, Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife is a great read and a very useful source of handy advice. Bill's book will help you get that bit closer to our feathered, furry and scaly friends.' - PIPPA GREENWOOD, DAILY MIRROR

8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 192 pages. Profusely illustrated with many colour photographs.

ISBN: 0 00 718455 7


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