Natural History

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  • What we leave behind

    £10.99

    What we leave behind

    It starts with a day at the beach. A single white sock that somehow spoils everything. It’s enough to send writer and ornithologist Stanislaw Lubienski on a quest to understand what we throw away, where it goes and whether it will be our legacy. By analysing items he unearths on his trips into nature – a plastic bottle, a tube of Russian penis-enlargement cream, a cigarette butt, an empty aerosol can – tracing their origins and explaining the harm they can do, he shows how consumer society has developed out of control, to the point of environmental catastrophe. He also looks with a birdwatcher’s eye at how various animals have come to adapt to and even rely on our rubbish, and interrogates the cultural significance of waste and the origins of our throw-away lifestyles.

    £10.99
  • What makes a garden

    £35.00

    What makes a garden

    What Makes a Garden is a thoughtful gardening book by Jinny Blom, one of the world’s leading garden designers.

    £35.00
  • How to fish

    £14.99

    How to fish

    ‘How to Fish’ describes a spirited approach to the art of fishing that dismisses the modern preoccupation with technique, gadgetry and ‘catch rates’. Through evocative accounts of days spent on the riverbank, Chris Yates urges us to deepen our vision and rediscover the essential magic of angling.

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    £14.99
  • Entangled life

    £30.00

    Entangled life

    The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. They can change our minds, heal our bodies and even help us avoid environmental disaster; they are metabolic masters, earth-makers and key players in most of nature’s processes. In ‘Entangled Life’, Merlin Sheldrake takes us on a mind-altering journey into their spectacular world, and reveals how these extraordinary organisms transform our understanding of our planet and life itself. This illustrated edition features over 100 full-colour images, showcasing this wondrous and wildly various lifeform as never before.

    £30.00
  • The golden mole

    £10.99

    The golden mole

    A lavishly illustrated compendium of the staggering lives of some of the world’s most endangered animals, ‘The Golden Mole’ is a chance to be awestruck and lovestruck – to fall for the likes of the seahorse, the narwhal and, as astonishing and endangered as them all, the human.

    £10.99
  • Into the dark

    £16.99

    Into the dark

    Can you remember the first time you encountered true darkness? The kind that remains as black and inky whether your eyes are open or closed? Where you can’t see your hand in front of your face? Jacqueline Yallop can. It was in an unfamiliar bedroom while holidaying in Yorkshire as a child, and ever since then she has been fascinated by the dark, by our efforts to capture or avoid it, by the meanings we give to it and the way our brains process it. Taking a journey into the dark secrets of place, body and mind, she documents a series of night-time walks, exploring both the physical realities of darkness and the psychological dark that helps shape our sense of self.

    £16.99
  • Carnivorous Plants

    £15.95

    Carnivorous Plants

    An entertaining rendition of the botanical and cultural history of carnivorous plants.

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    £15.95
  • RHS how to garden when you’re new to gardening

    £20.00

    RHS how to garden when you’re new to gardening

    Are you surrounded by weeds? Is your lawn forlorn? Are your bushes diseased? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends – a garden you can show off with pride? This guide shows you the basics needed to get your green space under control and keep it that way. Drawing on the world-renowned expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society, it is packed full of creative ideas with lots of simple step-by-step instructions and clear images to help you realise your garden’s potential, no matter the size and scale.

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    £20.00
  • Women & nature

    £24.99

    Women & nature

    Women everywhere are searching for answers to better support their wellbeing and find balance in their lives. But what if there were a solution? One that improves our physical and mental health while also strengthening our relationships, our sense of community and our purpose. Women’s health naturopath, Emma Drady, has unearthed the missing piece of the puzzle, our connection with nature. Here are twenty-five inspiring women who credit ‘the nature prescription’ as the true turning point in their lives. Each of these women have all pursued a career or deep passion centred around nature and share motivational advice and moving personal stories about connecting with the natural world. From nature drawing and finding a sit spot, to cold-water immersion and plant meditation, this book features a dispensary of nature prescriptions to help boost happiness, calm the nervous system, reduce stress and improve mood.

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    £24.99
  • The hidden life of garden birds

    £18.99

    The hidden life of garden birds

    Did you know that woodpeckers are capable of learning simple codes? Hooded crows can form connections with humans? A jay’s call affects the behaviour of surrounding squirrels? All these fascinating bird activities and more are revealed in this book. Unusual feeding behaviour is just the tip of the iceberg. From territorial conflict and strange relationships with man, to breeding and nesting oddities, this book exposes all the drama behind garden birds’ everyday survival.

    £18.99
  • Why animals talk

    £20.00

    Why animals talk

    Drawing on the author’s extensive research and observations of animals in the wild, the book shatters conventional wisdom and invites you to experience communication through the eyes of animals themselves. From the majestic howls of wolves and the enchanting chatter of parrots to the melodic clicks of dolphins and the spirited grunts of chimpanzees, these diverse and seemingly bizarre expressions are far from mere noise. In fact, they hold secrets that we are just beginning to decipher. For example, wolves – just like humans – possess unique accents that distinguish their howls, and not only do dolphins give themselves names, but they also respond excitedly to recordings of the whistles of long-lost companions. ‘Why Animals Talk’ unravels the mysteries of animal communication, and in doing so reveals profound insights into our own language and how it relates to the world around us.

    £20.00
  • Grounded

    £10.99

    Grounded

    For thousands of years, our ancestors held a close connection with the landscapes they lived in. They imbued it with meaning: stone monuments, sacred groves, places of pilgrimage. In our modern world we have rather lost that enchantment and intimate knowledge of place. James Canton takes us on a journey through England seeking to see through more ancient eyes, to understand what landscape meant to those that came before us. We visit stone circles, the West Kennet long barrow, a Crusader round church and sites of religious visions. We meet the Dagenham Idol and the intricately carved Lion Man figure. We find artefacts buried in farmers’ fields. There is history and meaning encoded into the lands and places we live in, if only we take the time to look.

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    £10.99