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Bruce Pearson

This page lists books by Bruce Pearson and books that include illustrations by Bruce Pearson.

The books are ordered by publication date with the most recent at the top of the page.

 

Flight Lines: Tracking the Wonders of Bird Migration

Mike Toms

British Trust For Ornithology

2017

"The BTOís Flight Lines project, a joint initiative with the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), highlights through art and narrative the challenges that migrant birds face and brings to a wider audience the research and conservation work that is being done to help them. By pairing artists, storytellers and photojournalists with the researchers and volunteers studying our summer migrants, the book tells the stories of our migrant birds, and the work being done to secure a future for them. Includes artwork by SWLA member artists Carry Akroyd, Kim Atkinson, Federico Gemma, Richard Johnson, Szabolcs Kokay, Harriet Mead, Bruce Pearson, Greg Poole, Dafila Scott, Jane Smith, John Threlfall, Esther Tyson, Matt Underwood, Michael Warren, Darren Woodhead and others."

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Troubled Waters: Trailing the Albatross: An Artist's Journey

Bruce Pearson

Langford Press

2012

"After living and working among an abundance of albatrosses thirty five years ago on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson returned recently to see what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well. Troubled Waters offers insights into our understanding of the seabird's lives and the ocean environment, and inspires new engagement and identification with an extraordinarily urgent conservation crisis."

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Art for the Love of Sark: A Contemporary Portrait of a Changing Island

Renate Zoller

Gateway Publishing / Chris Andrews Publications

2012

"Art for the Love of Sark is published to highlight the beauty and fragility of Sark's unique ecosystem and way of life. This book is a selection of the finest quality reproductions of original artwork produced by award winning artists who visited Sark in 2011. Included is a complimentary DVD (region ALL) about the Island and the artists by international wildlife film maker Hans Rademakers, and a voucher for a complimentary set of six notecards featuring a selection of the artists' work."

Artists include: Carry Akroyd, Kim Atkinson, Denis Clavreul, Jaap Deelder, Piet Eggen, Vadim Gorbatov, Rosanne Guille, Andrew Haslen, Anna Kirk-Smith, Harriet Mead, Bruce Pearson, John Threlfall, Matthew Underwood, Michael Warren, Wolfgang Weber, Darren Woodhead, Tim Wootton, Jonathan Yule

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Drawing Inspiration from the Hula Valley

Zev Labinger and Edna Gorney

Artists: Farid Abu Shakra, Amir Balaban, Varda Breger, Keith Brockie, John Busby, Iraida Cano, Jean Chevallier, Denis Clavreul, David Daly, Jaap Deelder, Charles Donker, Paschalis Dougalis, Noam Gonnen, Vadim Gorbatov, Robert Greenhalf, Paul Henery, Zev Labinger, Kioko Mwitiki, Bruce Pearson, Greg Poole, Andrea Rich, Elie Shamir, Robin D. Shillcock, Juan Varela Simů, Barry Van Dusen, Erik Van Ommen, Michael Warren, Wolfgang Weber, Darren Woodhead

Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel / Artists for Nature Foundation

2011

"The artwork in this book forms a unique portrait of the Hula Valley, an important agricultural region in northern Israel. This area is located at the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa and is situated along the Great Rift Valley. It is an area rich in wetlands, woodlands, open fields and mountains, and is a critical stopover, breeding, and wintering site for more than 300 bird species, 20 of which are globally threatened. An estimated 500 million birds pass through here while migrating, which is why the Hula Valley is currently being proposed as the largest UNESCO World Heritage Transnational Serial Nomination. The Israel Ornithological Center of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) teamed up with the International Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF) to produce this book. They brought together 34 artists from around the world to participate in two festivals held during the winter of 2008 and the spring of 2009. The reproductions of their works shows us the Hula Valley in all its splendour."

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The Great Fen: Artists For Nature In England

Chris Gerrard

Langford Press

2006

"Inspired by the potential of lowland England's most ambitious habitat restoration project, twenty nine artists produced work that shows the riches that hang on in the remnants of fenland. These remnants will be enhanced as the Great Fen Project acquires more land and achieves its first objective of linking Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen National Nature Reserves. This book features the body of work generated from the artistic reaction to this unique landscape. It shows a variety of styles and topics, ranging across field sketches of birds and other animals, detailed botanical and entomological studies, landscapes that are instantly recognisable and landscapes that are almost abstract, sculptures using scrap metal found in the area, and transient paintings of dragonflies on bog oaks dug from the peat. Their artistic vision matches the vision that has inspired the Great Fen Project."

Artists: Carry Akroyd; Kim Atkinson; Ysbrand Brouwers; Ad Cameron; Corrie Cameron; Iraida Cano; Denis Clavreul; Victoria Crowe; Charles Donker; Barry W. Van Dusen; Piet Eggen; Yvonne Glenister Hammond; Vadim Gorbatov; Andrew Haslen; Jane Leycester Paige; Harriet Mead; John Paige; Peter Partington; Bruce Pearson;Nik Pollard; Darren Rees; Andrea Rich; Chris Rose; Juan Varela Simo; Matt Underwood; Michael Warren; Wolfgang Weber; Darren Woodhead; John Wright; Jonathan Yule

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Sails Wind and Meadow Birds: Mills in the Landscape of Utrecht

(Wieken, Wind & Weidevogels)

Artists for Nature Foundation / The Utrecht Landscape Foundation

Utrechts Landschap

2006

"In this book the artists of The Artists for Nature Foundation, portray 22 mills managed by 'The Utrecht Landscape'.The aim of the Utrecht Landscape is to keep these machines running. Flour Mills grind grain into flour while polder mills help the electric pumps to keep the land dry. ANF has been inspired by these magnificent monuments. The result is this exceptional book portraying the beautiful symbioses of landscape, mills and nature. Sand in the background but always present is man, the miller!"

Artists include: Kim Atkinson, Denis Clavreul, Charles Donker, Piet Eggen, Hans Geuze, Vadim Gorbatov, Robert Greenhalf, Jeroen Hermkens, Hilderie JuriŽns, Jaap te Kiefte, Bruce Pearson, Nik Pollard, Robin D'Arcy Shillcock, Matthew Underwood, Erik van Ommen, Michael Warren, Wolfgang Weber, Sherrie York

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Treasures of the Forgotten Forest: Artists For Nature in the Tumbesian Region of Peru and Ecuador

Robert Williams

Wildlife Art Gallery

2004

"This book is the result of two journeys through the Tumbesian region of Peru and Ecuador by twenty wildlife artists from twelve countries. The artists responded to a request for help from a group of local conservation organisations, Bosques Sin Fronteras (BSF), which is seeking to maintain the biodiversity of the forests of the Tumbesian region. As a first step to raising awareness of the region's importance, Birdlife International, with help from WWF and other interested groups, is supporting the efforts of the Artists for Nature Foundation to help bring attention to the area through art. Some of the world's foremost wildlife artists were invited by Artists for Nature to paint and draw what they saw and witnessed as they travelled through this remarkable land. It is hoped that this compliation of their artworks will help illustrate the wonderful biodiversity of the Tumbesian Region and support the efforts of local groups, to work together for the long-term conservation and sustainable development of this globally important region."

Artists include: Kim Atkinson, Iraida Cano, Denis Clavreul, Jaap Deelder, Charles Donker, Vadim Gorbatov, Lars Jonsson, Bruce Pearson, Nik Pollard, Darren Rees, Chris Rose, Juan Varela Simo, Barry van Dusen, Michael Warren, Wolfgang Weber, Siegfried Woldhek, Darren Woodhead,

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In A New Light

Bruce Pearson

Wildlife Art Gallery

2003

"The book is both a retrospective, reproducing a selection of Bruce's work from the last twenty years, and looks forward to new ways of working. In it he hopes to show that, although his appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world has remained constant, his creative response to it has changed. Conservation needs those who can convey feeling for nature's beauty and drama and create an awareness of its aesthetic worth, and its importance in everyones lives."

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Quadros De Vida / Living Paintings

Artists for Nature in Quinta Do Lago

Quinta Do Lago & SPEA, (Birdlife Portugal)

2002

Bilingual: Portuguese / English

"The artworks of this project celebrate the beauty and importance of the remaining coastal nature and wetlands in the Algarve."

Artists include: Michael Benington, John Busby, Andrew Haslen, Bruce Pearson, Jose Pojecto, Greg Poole, Juan Varela Simo, Michael Warren, Darren Woodhead, Jonathan Yule

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The Otter Among Us: An Understanding of the Otter in Britain

James Williams

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Tiercel Publishing

2000

"The Otter Among Us is the distillation of James Williams' lifetime's study and observation of this evocative animal initially in Westmorland and more recently in the West Country. His deep insight and unrivalled knowledge of the otter's behaviour, its habits and habitats help dispel many of the myths and misunderstandings about thi& animal. Bruce Pearson's superb pictures which so beautifully capture the otter, its movements and behaviour will together with the author's commentary persuade every reader that there is even more reason to look for and appreciate The Otter Among Us."

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The Hobby

Anthony Chapman

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Arlequin Press

1999

"The first detailed account of the Hobby in English. It describes the breeding cycle, varied hunting techniques and wide prey spectrum. It also examines the bird's status throughout its Eurasian range."

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Artists for Nature in Alaska's Copper River Delta

Riki Ott

Artists for Nature Foundation

Inmerc / University Of Washington Press

1998

"Alaska's Copper River Delta visits the largest wetland on the Pacific coast of North America - with its associated rainforests, barrier islands, mountains, and glaciers and its wildlife and human inhabitants -and reveals the delta through the work of 22 artists of 11 countries."

Artists include: Tony Angel, Victor Bakhtin, David Barker, David Bennett, Keith Brockie, Vadim Gorbatov, Andrew Haslen, Piet Klaasse, Dylan Lewis, Pat McGuire, Susan Ogle, John Paige, Colin See Paynton, Bruce Pearson, Andrea Rich, David Rosenthal, Todd Sherman, Tim Shields, Juan Varela Simů, Siegfried Woldhek

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La Camargue

Bruce Pearson

Conservatoire Du Littoral

Gallimard

1997

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Montague's Harrier

Roger Clarke

Colour Plates and Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Arlequin Press

1996

"A study of the ecology, behavouir and biology of the Montagu's Harrier.

"A Man who is passionate about his subject and who's combination of enthusiasm and scientific details echoes writings of an earlier era, such as the New Naturalist monographs...deserves a place on the bookshelves of any birdlover." BBC Wildlife Magazine."

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The Birds of Huntingdon and Peterborough

John S. Clark

1996

194 pages. Systematic list of the 301 species recorded in the area with colour illustrations by Bruce Pearson.

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The Birds Of Berkshire

Peter Standley, N.J. Bucknell, Andy Swash and Ian D. Collins

Illustration: Chris Rose, Richard Allen, Bruce Pearson, John Hollyer, Robert Gillmor, Thelma Sykes, John Davis, Martin Woodcock. Ernest Leahy, Alan Harris, Hilary Burn et al

Berkshire Atlas Group

1996

"The Birds of Berkshire is the first authoritative account of Berkshire's Birds and provides a comprehensive summary of the records of every species observed in the county since records began. It brings together all the available information on the birds of the county, much of which has previously been available only in club records, private notes and historical sources long since out of print. The book contains chapters on the history of bird recording in Berkshire and on its physical geography, habitats and climate. Detailed accounts are included for all 313 species recorded up to the time of publication."

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Birds In Your Garden

Nicholas Hammond

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hamlyn Behaviour Guides

Hamlyn

1995

"A guide to identifying and studying birds in the garden. This book gives an insight into the lives of many common garden birds of Britain and Northern Europe. It includes practical hints for more detailed study and advice on how to encourage birds into the garden."

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Artists for Nature in Extremadura

Editor: Nicholas Hammond

Wildlife Art Gallery / Inmerc / Banque Parisbas

1994

Spanish, English, and Dutch editions were published.

"Artists for Nature in Extremadura features a group of international wildlife artists following the migration of cranes to Extremadura in Spain, illustrating their flight across Europe, as well as the wildlife, people and landscapes of Extremadura."

Artists include: Kim Atkinson, Chris Bacon, David Barker, Larry Barth, Victor Bakhtin, Robert Bateman, Victoiria Crowe, Charles Donker, Piet Eggen, Robert Greenhalf, Han van Hagen, Derek Hyatt, Lars Jonsson, Piet Klaasse, Joaquin Lopez Rojas, David Measures, Jeri Niccols-Quinn, Peter Partington, Bruce Pearson, Bernd Poppelmann, Timothy Prutzer, Thomas Quinn, Chris Rose, Lennard Sand, Christopher Schmidt, Hilde Snoeyer, Michael Warren, Sherrie York, Zhou Yun

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Birds Of Prey

Nicholas Hammond

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hamlyn Behaviour Guides

Hamlyn

1994

"A guide that focuses on British and European raptors describing their often highly specialised behavioural features."

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Waders

Nicholas Hammond

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hamlyn Behaviour Guides

Hamlyn

1994

"This birdwatching guide, extensively illustrated by Bruce Pearson, describes the feeding, breeding, social and territorial behaviour of all wading species inhabiting the shores of the Western Palearctic, and is an aid to identification and study for amateur birdwatchers."

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Wildfowl

M.A. Ogilvie

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hamlyn Behaviour Guides

Hamlyn

1994

"A monograph on the wildfowl of the Western Palearctic which focuses on the role which behaviour plays in identification."

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Seabirds

Rob Hume

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hamlyn Behaviour Guides

Hamlyn

1993

"This guide considers the behaviour of all the seabirds that are regularly seen in the Western Palearctic, with the aid of colour and black and white illustrations."

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Portrait of a Living Marsh: 32 International Artists Visit Northeast Poland

(Leven Tussen Land en Water)

Robin D'Arcy Shillcock

Artists For Nature / WWF International / Vroege Vogels VARA

Inmerc

1993

Published in English and Dutch

"A land, where centuries-old traditions of farming, have existed in harmony with a nature rich in plant and animal life. Here it is still possible to meet with elk, beaver and wolf. Over 230 species of birds can be found, and many plants unique to the area. 32 artists from 15 countries lived for two weeks in a village on the edge of the marshes recording the many memorable sights they found and saw."

Artists include: Kim Atkinson, Larry Barth, Robert Bateman, Keith Brockie, John Busby, Ad Cameron, Jean Chevallier, Denis Clavreul, Tomas Cofta, Victoria Crowe, David Daly, Jaap Deelder, Charles Donker, Piet Eggen, Jon Fjeldsa, Hans Geuze, Vadim Gorbatov, Robert Greenhalf, Andrew Haslen, Alan Johnston, Lawrence McQueen, Peter Partington, Bruce Pearson, Dag Peterson, Darren Rees, Chris Rose, Robin D'Arcy Shillcock, Michael Warren, Siegfried Woldhek

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An Artist On Migration

Bruce Pearson

Collins

1991

"In 1984 Bruce Pearson, famous for his paintings in the book "A Countryside in Winter", came to Collins with an idea. He would pack his studio into his rucksack and follow the migrating birds of Europe from the high Arctic to tropical Africa. As a painter, writer and ornithologist he was the ideal person to carry out this idea. This book is the result of his journey. During his travels, Bruce Pearson has visited all the major areas used by the birds in summer and winter; the wastes of Greenland and its birds that must synchronize their breeding perfectly or risk the hazard of freezing in the early onset of winter; the Ouse Washes of England, home to winter visitors from the high Arctic; and the sub-Saharan landscape where many of Europe's birds spend the winter and have suffered from the drought currently threatening all wildlife in the area. He has also stopped off at some of the bird's staging posts; he sees the huge flocks of waders on the marshes of Britain and Europe as they stop to replenish supplies on their journey; the flocks of wheeling birds of prey over the Bosphorus, crossing from one continent to the other by the shortest possible route; and the sight of waves of tiny migrants heading out over the open Mediterranean or taking on the vast and inhospitable Sahara. And as he moves to and from through Europe and Africa, he constantly meets the same species; ospreys in Denmark, Spain and Africa; wheatears and yellow wagtails almost everywhere, dunlin in the Arctic and in Africa, all journeying through Europe in search of perpetual summer. Bruce Pearson has brought together images of the countries he visited - the book is illustrated with over 180 of his colour paintings - evoking in words the story behind the extraordinary annual journey made by the birds of Europe."

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Birdscape

Bruce Pearson and Robert Burton

Collins

1991

"In "Birdscape", and the Channel 4 TV series it accompanies, the author has taken six of Britain's prime birdwatching areas, and arguably some of the most beautiful areas, and looked at the birds that they contain: the cliff-top peregrines of Cornwall, the oakwoods of Wales and their precious red kites; the wildfowl of the Ouse Washes; the divers of the Scottish Flow Country; the owls of the north Norfolk marshes; and the nocturnal nightjars of the Dorset heaths. The combination of a painter and a naturalist provides a fresh view of these birds. This is not only a book about the birds of Britain. It is also a book about the countryside as a whole, including the flowers and the people who share it with the birds including plants, such as the heathers that now adorn the Dorset heaths, are threatened by on all sides of housing estates. The late Josh Scott, who used to be a wildfowler until Peter Scott managed to persuade him into becoming the first warden on the Ouse Washes, or David Treleaven, who has seen the fall and rise of his beloved Cornish peregrines and now organizes peregrine counts on New Years Day armed only with warm soup are included. Every chapter is fully illustrated and they are filled with personal encounters with plants, animals and man to bring the full splendour of the British scenery to life. Published to coincide with the 6-part television series of the same name, "Birdscape" is a graphic guide to some of the best wildlife sites in the UK."

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Collins Guide To Rare Mammals Of The World

John A. Burton and Bruce Pearson

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Foreword: Sir Peter Scott

Collins

1987

A comprehensive guide to over 100 species of endangered mammals with distribution maps and colour illustrations.

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The Countryside in Winter

Brian Jackman

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Hutchinson

1985

A celebration of Winter in the form of a diary. Starts on Portland Bill in October watching the last migrants leave the country and journeys through Britain in the Winter finishing with the arrival of the first swallows in March.

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The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain & Ireland

Peter Lack

Illustrations: Norman Arlott, Kevin Baker, Bryan Bland, Nik Borrow, G. B. Brown, Keith Brockie, Hilary Burn, C. J. F. Coombs, Crispin Fisher, Robert Gillmor, Martin Hallam, Alan Harris, Rodney Ingram, Ian Lewington, Killian Mullarney, Bruce Pearson, Darren Rees, Fiona Reid, Chris Rose, Julian Smith, David Thelwell, Laurel Tucker, Donald Watson

Poyser

1986

A guide to the distribution and status of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland based on surveys carried out during the winters of 1981/82, 1982/83 and 1983/84. The surveys were organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy.

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Wild Animals

John A. Burton

Illustrations: Bruce Pearson

Collins Gem Guide

Collins

1980

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Last updated October 2011