Natural History

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  • Liquid Gold

    £12.99

    Liquid Gold

    Two men decide to become beekeepers, learning about nature and about themselves in the process

    £12.99
  • Wayfinding

    £20.00

    Wayfinding

    A fascinating investigation of our ability to navigate: from the earliest humans, to cutting-edge spatial neuroscience, and the increasing loss, in today’s world, of our ability to find our way.

    £20.00
  • The Colour of Sky After Rain

    £30.00

    The Colour of Sky After Rain

    An extraordinary memoir of one woman’s experiences in China.

    £30.00
  • Wanderland

    £16.99

    Wanderland

    Alone on a remote mountaintop one dark night, a woman hears a mysterious voice. Propelled by the memory and after years of dreaming about it, Jini Reddy dares to delve into the ‘wanderlands’ of Britain, heading off in search of the magical in the landscape. A London journalist with multicultural roots and a perennial outsider, she determinedly sets off on this unorthodox path. Serendipity and her inner compass guide her around the country in pursuit of the Other and a connection to Britain’s captivating natural world. Where might this lead? And if you know what it is to be Othered yourself, how might this colour your experiences? And what if, in invoking the spirit of the land, ‘it’ decides to make its presence felt?

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    £16.99
  • Nests, Eggs, Birds

    £12.99

    Nests, Eggs, Birds

    Discover the world’s birds, their homes, and their eggs in this gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide.

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    £12.99
  • Seed To Dust

    £14.99

    Seed To Dust

    Marc Hamer has designed and nurtured 12 acres of garden for over two decades. It is rarely visited so he is the only person who fully knows its secrets; but it is not his own. His relationship with the garden’s owner is both distant and curiously intimate, steeped in the mysterious connection which exists between two people who inhabit the same space in very different ways. In this life-enhancing book Marc takes us month-by-month through his experiences both working in the garden and outside it, as the seasons’ changes bring new plants and wildlife to the fore and lead him to reflect on his past and future. Through his peaceful and meditative prose we learn about gardening folklore and wisdom, the joys of manual labour, his path from solitary homelessness to family contentment and the cycle of growth and decay that runs through both the garden’s life and our own.

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    £14.99
  • Wayfinding

    £9.99

    Wayfinding

    A fascinating investigation of our ability to navigate: from the earliest humans, to cutting-edge spatial neuroscience, and the increasing loss, in today’s world, of our ability to find our way.

    £9.99
  • A World On the Wing

    £20.00

    A World On the Wing

    Written from the cutting edge of research into bird migration, A World on the Wing is a landmark work of nature writing that will delight fans of Isabella Tree, Robert Macfarlane and Adam Nicolson.

    £20.00
  • The Nightingale

    £14.99

    The Nightingale

    Each year, as darkness falls upon the woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of spring. Its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists across the centuries and around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Afghanistan. Discover the unique and charming biography of an infamous yet elusive songbird as naturalist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the full story of the nightingale.

    £14.99
  • A Life On Our Planet

    £20.00

    A Life On Our Planet

    I am 94. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day – the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. ‘A Life on Our Planet’ is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake – and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

    £20.00
  • The Complete Gardener

    £27.00

    The Complete Gardener

    Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting. ‘The Complete Gardener’ brings you right up to date on how Monty gardens today. This extensively revised new edition covers what Monty believes are the most important aspects of gardening. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned gardener, it’s time to get your green-fingered hands dirty! A comprehensive gardening guide that no gardener should be without. Packed with beautiful illustrations and practical gardening tips, Monty reveals the secrets of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs while respecting the needs of the environment. He covers everything from planning the space and crop rotation to pruning fruit canes and staking peas.

    £27.00
  • Turning the Boat For Home

    £9.99

    Turning the Boat For Home

    For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the ‘edgelands’ in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musicality of bird-song, he has consistently explored new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives. In ‘Turning the Boat for Home’, he introduces pieces from his rich writing life that reflect on how his ideas evolved. At the heart is a passionate belief that Earth is a commonwealth, of all species. Mabey recalls the fight against the commercial afforestation of the Scottish peatlands and recounts the experience of running a ‘community woodland’, one of the first in Britain.

    £9.99