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

Dean Ingwersen

A photographic identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for […]

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

Peter Rowland & Chris Farrell

A photographic identification guide to the 280 reptile species 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, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the threats to reptiles, types of habitat, anatomy of reptiles, and details of orders and […]

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Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (2nd edition)

Matthias Bergbauer & Manuela Kirchner

The Indo-Pacific region is the dream destination for all SCUBA divers and snorkellers. The coral reefs in this region are bursting with marine life and are home to more animal species than any other diving spot in the world – more than 40 per cent of all coral reef fishes known worldwide. Added to this, […]

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Underwater Guide to Seychelles (2nd edition)

Rowana Walton and Christophe Mason-Parker

The warm tropical waters and coral reefs teeming with fish mean that Seychelles is a hugely popular diving destination. The waters that surround Seychelles are home to over 1,000 species of fish and 300 species of coral. The islands are visited by giant Whale Sharks and manta rays, and are home to the critically endangered […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of Bali (2nd)

Ruchira Somaweera

Photographic identification guide to all 89 reptile and amphibian species of Bali. High-quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, occurrence and whether they are dangerous. The user-friendly introduction covers conservation, how to deal with snake bites, identification of body parts and a […]

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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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