Natural History

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  • Silent Spring

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    Silent Spring

    Silent Spring is Rachel Carson’s bestselling, scientifically passionate exposure of the effects of the indiscriminate use of chemicals. She describes how pesticides are applied to farms, forests and gardens, with scant regard to the consequences.

    £10.99
  • Collins Complete Guide To British Wildlife

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    Collins Complete Guide To British Wildlife

    A comprehensive and heavily illustrated guide to every species of British wildlife, this book is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts.

    £16.99
  • The Miracle of Trees

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    The Miracle of Trees

    What is a tree? Why are they so important to life on Earth? How do they eat, breathe, grow, communicate, and regenerate themselves? Here, Finnish tree expert Professor Olavi Huikari takes us on a journey deep into the secrets of these hugely important and most majestic of Earth’s life forms.

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  • Waterlog

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    Waterlog

    Inspired by John Cheever’s classic short story, ‘The Swimmer’, Roger Deakin set out from his home in Suffolk to swim through the British Isles. The result of his journey is this personal view of an island race.

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  • H Is For Hawk

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    H Is For Hawk

    As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White’s tortured masterpiece, ‘The Goshawk’, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. This book is a record of a spiritual journey – an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk’s taming and her own untaming.

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  • Swifts in a tower

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    Swifts in a tower

    First published in 1956, ‘Swifts in a Tower’ still offers astonishing insights into swifts’ private lives along with thoughts about their life style and wider issues. Now more than 60 years later swifts have been studied even more thoroughly, with technology unimaginable in the 1950s. This continues to reveal even more of their secrets, so this edition includes a new chapter by Andrew Lack, bringing the story of this remarkable bird into the 21st century.

    £20.00
  • Wilding

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    Wilding

    Wilding tells the story of a remarkable experiment: the rewilding of the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, the restoration of natural ecological processes, and the stunning recovery of flora and fauna.

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  • Braiding Sweetgrass

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    Braiding Sweetgrass

    This title provides an inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, ‘Gathering Moss,’ was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. In this book, Kimmerer reveals what is means to see humans as ‘the younger brothers of creation’.

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    £10.99
  • Underland

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    Underland

    In ‘Underland’, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet’s past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, it is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane’s long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

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  • Diary of A Young Naturalist

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    Diary of A Young Naturalist

    ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling.

    £11.99
  • The Wild Silence

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    The Wild Silence

    Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 miles homeless along the Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth’s terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalised in nature – outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond the Salt Path awaits. As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult – until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: a chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse in the Cornish hills – rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises.

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  • Entangled Life

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    Entangled Life

    There is a lifeform so strange and wondrous that it forces us to rethink how life works. Neither plant nor animal, it is found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. It can be microscopic, yet also accounts for the largest organisms ever recorded, living for millennia and weighing tens of thousands of tonnes. Its ability to digest rock enabled the first life on land, it can survive unprotected in space, and thrives amidst nuclear radiation. In this captivating adventure, Merlin Sheldrake explores the spectacular and neglected world of fungi: endlessly surprising organisms that sustain nearly all living systems.

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    £12.99