John Beaufoy Publishing

NATURAL HISTORY · DIVING & UNDERWATER · HISTORY · TRAVEL

Jbp logoJohn Beaufoy Publishing is an independent non-fiction book publisher based in Oxford, England, specialising in the fields of natural history, history and travel. Within these categories, we have a strong subsidiary focus on publishing books about the Indo-Pacific region, including South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Our books are available from good booksellers around the world.

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An Australian Birding Year

R Bruce Richardson

An Australian Birding Year is a highly personal account of a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime adventure that saw Bruce and his wife, Lynn, embark on a year of travel and birding across the entire continent in a camper van. Their aim was to see Australia, but also to keep a list of the birds that they saw […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

Oscar Thomas

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a photographic identification guide to 239 bird species seen in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand’s youngest nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Australia

Peter Rowland and Rachel Whitlock

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Australia is a photographic identification guide to the 280 species of butterfly most commonly seen in Australia High-quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and habits. The user-friendly introduction covers the rise of butterflies, pest and […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka (3rd edition)

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

A photographic identification guide to 280 bird species covering the most commonly seen in Sri Lanka is an ideal, portable guide for residents and visitors alike, written by an experienced birder with a track record for writing to a popular audience. The author’s top quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Sri Lanka is a photographic identification guide to 92 land and 30 marine mammals, representing 90 per cent of all mammals in Sri Lanka, and providing a perfect for guide for residents and visitors alike. Over 300 high-quality photographs from Sri Lanka’s top nature photographers are accompanied by […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka (2nd edition)

Anslem de Silva & Kanishka Ukuwela

A photographic identification guide to the 150 reptile species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka. High-quality photographs from the authors are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers fascinating information on folklore associated with reptiles, snake topography, how to deal with snake bites and a glossary. […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand (3rd edition)

Laurence Kirton

A photographic identification guide to the 280 butterfly species most commonly seen in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. High quality photographs from the area’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main […]

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Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe

Josephine Bacon

Photographic identification guide to 150 species of mushrooms most commonly found in Britain and Northern Europe. A user-friendly introduction includes an overview of distribution, the anatomy of a mushroom, nomenclature and useful information on hunting for and cooking with mushrooms. The identification section then divides into three categories: edible mushrooms, inedible (but not poisonous) mushrooms, […]

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Great Railway Journeys in New Zealand & Australia

David Bowden

An absorbing description of 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Northern Explorer in New Zealand’s North Island that stretches from Wellington to Auckland, and The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on […]

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