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Collins was the foremost British publisher of field-guides in the second half of the Twentieth Century, as Warne was in the first half. The eponymous Collins Field Guides covered most of the more popular groups, although tended to eschew the more specialised groups of organisms where Warne's "Wayside & Woodland" guides were so ground-breaking.

Collins also published the excellent New Naturalist series which continues to this day under HarperCollins.

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Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe
Benton, E., 2006 Bumblebees
Chinery, M., 2005 Complete British Insects
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Sterry, P., 1997 Complete British Wildlife
Buczacki, S., 1989 Fungi of Britain and Europe
Harrison, C.J.O., 1985 A Field Guide to Nests, Eggs & Nestlings of British & European Birds
Frazer, D., 1983 Reptiles and Amphibians in Britain
Jahns, H.M., 1980 Ferns, Mossses and Lichens of Britain, Northern & Central Europe
Kerney, M.P. & Cameron, R.A.D., 1979 A Field Guide to the Land Snails of Britain and North-west Europe
Chinery, M., 1977 The Natural History of the Garden
Ford, E.B., 1977 Butterflies
Bang, P. & Dahlstrom, P., 1974 Animal Tracks and Signs
Mitchell, A., 1974 A Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Northern Europe
Chinery, M., 1973 A Field Guide to the Insects of Britain and Northern Europe
van den Brink, F.H., 1967 Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe
Lange, M. & Hora, F.B., 1963 Mushrooms and Toadstools
Corbet, P.S., Longfield, C. & Moore, N.W., 1960 Dragonflies
Prime, C.T., 1960 Lords & Ladies
Barrett, J. & Young, C.M., 1958 Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore
Rothschild, M. & Clay, T., 1957 Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos: A Study of Bird Parasites
Ramsbottom, J., 1953 Mushrooms and Toadstools


Society for those interested in collecting the New Naturalist books The New Naturalist Collectors Club:
superseded by HarperCollins
print on demand The New Naturalists:
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