Books for naturalists

By Ideas Editor

Searching for a gift for someone who would rather be outside exploring than Black Friday shopping? Look no further! Charming and surprising mushroom lore, dinosaur facts for readers of all ages, and stunning photography that transports readers from the Galápagos Islands and the depths of the Pacific Ocean to the rivers of Kenya, rainforests of Central America, and the treetops of Britain, these gorgeously illustrated books are perfect for nature lovers’ coffee tables and travel bags alike.  



Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore


Mariposas Nocturnas

Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity



Galápagos: Life in Motion


Big Pacific

Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent


Dinosaur Facts and Figures

Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Theropods and Other Dinosauriformes





British Birds

British Birds: A Pocket Guide