Offers helpful advice on the appearance, behaviour and sounds of some of the typical species you're likely to find around Britain's coast. This book examines the plants and animals that make this environment their home, and discusses how they've adapted to survive and thrive in some of the most hostile coastal habitats.
Brett Westwood is a radio presenter and author, specialising in natural history. He regularly presents episodes of BBC Radio 4's series The Living World and Nature, as well as his own short series, several of which are available from the BBC website. He is a co-presenter with Phillipa Forrester of World on the Move, a BBC Radio 4 series that started in 2008 on migration in the animal kingdom. He is active in the West Midland Bird Club, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, and for the Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, which all cover the area around his home town of Stourbridge. On 2 June 2015, Westwood presented the first in a 25-week series, Natural Histories, made in partnership with London's Natural History Museum. The 30-minute programmes set out to tell 'the stories of 25 species that have managed to get under the skin of human society and change the way we see the world.' [source: Wikipedia] Stephen Moss is a British natural historian, birder, author and television producer. He is best known for producing wildlife series, many of them presented by Bill Oddie. In 2009, he was one of the first recipients of the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal, at a ceremony at the House of Lords. [source: Wikipedia]