Related to: 'Keeping Bees'

By Terence Conran

Plain Simple Useful

Terence Conran has always believed that objects – and surroundings – that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. Here are three projects to get you started on creating a contemporary living space.

Mitchell Beazley

Complete Cat Care

Dr Bruce Fogle
Authors:
Dr Bruce Fogle
Gaia

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Liz Wright
Authors:
Liz Wright

Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watchdogs, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With detailed information on over 40 of the most popular duck and geese breeds, this book shows you how to select the right breed for you, what you need get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the very start.

Hamlyn

Puppy Parenting

Dr. Scott Miller
Authors:
Dr. Scott Miller

Give your dog the best start to life with Dr Scott Miller's guide to raising the perfect puppy. All your questions are answered and concerns quelled with this friendly and authoritative guide to puppy care, which also contains features on puppy psychology and debunking popular myths. Follow Puppy Parenting's clear chronological format and learn what to expect at each stage of your pet's development, as well as how you can deal with behavioural and health issues. Case studies demonstrate real life problems and solutions and allow you to compare your experiences to those of other's, including Dr Miller's, as he raises his own troublesome terrier, Betty.

Hamlyn

Fat Cat Thin

David Alderton
Authors:
David Alderton
Hamlyn

Choosing and Keeping Chickens

Chris Graham
Authors:
Chris Graham

More and more people, even those in cities, are keeping chickens, tempted by the appeal of eating fresh free-range eggs. This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing a breed to ensuring they are happy, healthy and productive. How do I make their house secure? What if I go on holiday? Will they get on with my children? All your questions and more are answered. "Choosing and Keeping Chickens" includes a gallery of 60 of the most popular breeds, from the Dorking to the Silkie.

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is the Editor of Our Dogs, the UK's best-selling canine newspaper, and the author of several books on different aspects of dog ownership. She grew up in a dog-loving family and now shares her home with her husband, two children and various dogs.

Andrea McHugh

Andrea McHugh is a freelance pet author and cat lover. She has written and contributed to several books including Dancing with Dogs and How to have a Happy Cat.

Bob Gibbons

Bob Gibbons has been actively involved in the field of natural history for many years. He worked for the Nature Conservancy Council for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer, specializing in wildlife and travel. He has travelled extensively in Europe while studying wild flowers, and now leads wildlife tours to many regions of Europe.

Dominic Couzens

Dominic Couzens is a leading nature writer and lecturer in the UK. He has been writing about wildlife for over 20 years and is the author of several successful books including The Pocket Guide to Garden Birds. Dominic has appeared on BBC television and regularly contributes to leading magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Birdwatching and Birds.Location: Dorset, UK.

Dr Bruce Fogle

Dr Bruce Fogle DVM MRCV is the world's best-selling practising vet, and is internationally renowned for his expertise in animal health and behaviour. After graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in Canada, he pursued post-graduate training at London Zoo before establishing a highly respected veterinary practice in west London. Dr Fogle lectures worldwide, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, and contributes to national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of numerous best-selling titles on dog care, behaviour, physiology and history including the RSPCA Complete Dog Training Manual, the New Encyclopedia of the Dog, and New Dog.

Dr Christopher Day

Christopher Day is founder of the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre. He is a holistic vet with over 37 years of experience in practice. Christopher specializes in natural therapies including herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and ultrasound, together with natural nutritional advice. He has written 13 pet care books.

Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller is a practising vet and television personality. He has appeared on numerous programmes, including This Morning (for whom he is a regular contributor), Pet Rehab, Blue Peter and Australian Animal Hospital. Scott is dedicated to a number of worthwhile charities worldwide, protecting animals such as cats, whales, dolphins and bears. He is also the proud owner of Betty, a Border Terrier and co-star of this book.

Håkan Delin

Håkan Delin is a well-known field ornithologist and bird artist. He lives in Sweden.

John Zeaman

John Zeaman is a freelance art critic and the author of several books for children, including How the Wolf Became the Dog. He was thrice honoured by the Society of Silurians, America's oldest press club, for his newspaper column on design in the everyday world. He lives in Leonia, New Jersey, with his wife, Janet Chatfield. They have two grown children.

Lars Svensson

Lars Svensson is one of Europe's leading ornithologists, and a member of the taxonomic sub-committee of the British Ornithologists' Union. He is the author of the best-selling Collins Bird Guide (£25.00), which is widely regarded as the definitive reference guide for European birders - though far too large to use in the field. He lives in Sweden.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright has kept ducks and geese for over 20 years and currently runs a small village egg round. A keen and committed smallholder, she has been the Editor of Smallholder magazine since 1987.

Mary Ray

Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.

Moira C. Harris

Moira C. Harris is an award-winning editor and author. She was the editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and under her leadership it achieved the largest circulation of any equine publication in the US. Additionally, she has written seven books on horse breeds, horse care and riding, and has been involved with horses for 30 years. She has ridden in various disciplines including Western, endurance and dressage, and currently competes in showjumping.

Paul Peacock

Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.

Peter Brough

Dr Peter Brough is an enthusiastic naturalist, conservationist and medical practitioner. His broad knowledge of natural history, gained over many years, includes a long experience of field botany both in Britain and Europe.