Natural History

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  • RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe

    £8.99

    RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe

    This easy-to-use RSPB pocket companion to European and British birds is the ideal field guide for novice birdwatchers and experienced birders alike. From frequently seen garden birds to some of the more elusive birds of prey, discover over 300 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe. Learn all about birds from their calls and feeding behaviour, nesting habits and habitats, and differences in plumage. Crystal clear photographs bring the birds on the page to life, and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird wherever you spot them.

    SKU: 9780241515495 Category:
    £8.99
  • Britain’s Birds

    £12.99

    Britain’s Birds

    70 of Britain’s birds – natural history facts, folklore and literary appearances.

    £12.99
  • Birds, Beasts and Bedlam

    £20.00

    Birds, Beasts and Bedlam

    ‘Birds, Beasts and Bedlam’ recounts the adventures of farmer-turned-rewilder Derek Gow, who is saving Britain’s much-loved but dangerously threatened species, from the water vole to beaver, wildcat to white stork, and tree frog to glow worm. Derek tells us all about the realities of rewilding; how he reared delicate roe deer and a sofa-loving wild boar piglet, moved a raging bison bull across the country, got bitten by a Scottish wildcat, returned honking skeins of graylag geese to the land and water that was once theirs, and restored the white stork to the Knepp Estate with Charlie Burrell and Isabella Tree.

    £20.00
  • In the Name of Plants

    £20.00

    In the Name of Plants

    The names of plants that are so familiar to us – magnolia, bougainvillea, sequioa – may just be names, but behind the names lie stories of espionage and heroism, rivalry and mystery and inspiration. ‘In the Name of Plants’ relates the stories of these people and the plants that were named after them. Each chapter tells the story of the person for which each plant is named, many of whom were pioneering explorers, collectors and botanists. Subjects range from Charles Darwin (Darwinia) and legendary French botanist Pierre Magnol (Magnolia), to US founding fathers George Washington (Washingtonia) and Benjamin Franklin (Franklinia). Each entry is accompanied by artworks from the Library of the Natural History Museum, as well as photography of specimens and wild plants and the essential taxonomic details and geographic spread for each species.

    £20.00
  • How to Read a Rock

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    How to Read a Rock

    The history of our planet is written in its geology – this lavishly illustrated guide show you how to read it

    £20.00
  • Shooting an elephant

    £9.99

    Shooting an elephant

    ‘Shooting an Elephant’ is Orwell’s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd ‘solely to avoid looking a fool’.

    £9.99
  • Elderflora

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    Elderflora

    Historian Jared Farmer tells the globe-spanning story of humanity’s deep fascination with the oldest living trees, the lessons in survival they offer us, and how to alter our behaviour so that the young trees of today can become ancient themselves.

    SKU: 9781035009046 Category: Tag:
    £20.00
  • The lost rainforests of Britain

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    The lost rainforests of Britain

    AS SEEN ON COUNTRYFILE

    The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year

    ‘If anyone was born to save Britain’s rainforests, it was Guy Shrubsole’ Sunday Times

    £10.99
  • A flat place

    £16.99

    A flat place

    Noreen Masud has always loved flatlands. Her earliest memory is of a wide, flat field glimpsed from the back seat of her father’s car in Lahore. As an adult in Britain she’s discovered many more flat landscapes to love: Orford Ness, Morecambe Bay, the Cambridgeshire Fens, Orkney. These bare, haunted expanses remind her of the flat place inside herself: the place created by trauma. Noreen suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder: the product of a profoundly disrupted and unstable childhood. It flattens her emotions, blanks out parts of her memory, and colours her world with anxiety. Undertaking a pilgrimage around Britain’s flatlands, seeking solace and belonging, she weaves her impressions of the natural world with poetry, folklore and history, and with recollections of her own early life.

    SKU: 9780241544051 Category: Tags: , ,
    £16.99
  • The allotment

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    The allotment

    ‘The Allotment’, originally published in 1988, is the classic study of allotments. Encompassing the oral recordings of plot-holders alongside descriptions of regional variations on the plot itself, such as pigeon-fancying, seed collecting or leek competitions, it looks at British society and history through the prism of allotments. With a new introduction by Olivia Laing, this is a story that is just as relevant today, and is essential for those interested in social history, land ownership and gardening in twenty-first century Britain.

    SKU: 9781915068231 Category: Tag:
    £16.00
  • Twelve words for moss

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    Twelve words for moss

    Moss is known as the living carpet but if you look really closely, it contains an irrepressible light. In ‘Twelve Words for Moss’, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett celebrates the unsung hero of the plant world with her unique blend of poetry, nature writing and memoir. Making her way through wetlands from Somerset to Country Tyrone, Burnett discovers the hidden vibrancy of these overlooked spaces, renaming her favourite species of moss as she recovers from her grief at her father’s death and draws inspiration from the resilience and tenacity of her plant – and human – friends.

    £16.99
  • One midsummer’s day

    £20.00

    One midsummer’s day

    It takes a whole universe to make one small black bird. Swifts are among the most extraordinary of all birds. Their migrations span continents and their twelve-week stopover, when they pause to breed in European rooftops, is the very definition of summer. They may nest in our homes but much about their lives passes over our heads. No birds are more wreathed in mystery. Captivated by swifts throughout his fifty years as a naturalist, Mark Cocker sets out to capture their essence. Over the course of one day in midsummer he devotes himself to his beloved black birds as they spiral overhead. Yet this is also a book about so much more. Swifts are a prism through which Cocker explores the profound interconnections of the whole biosphere.

    £20.00