Natural History

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  • Understorey

    £18.99

    Understorey

    Artist and writer Anna Chapman Parker records in prose and stunning original line drawings a year spent looking closely at weeds, our most ubiquitous plants. 

    £18.99
  • How we fish

    £9.99

    How we fish

    Paul Whitehouse and fishing expert John Bailey celebrate the timeless joy of fishing.

    £9.99
  • The way of the hermit

    £10.99

    The way of the hermit

    A rare insight into an alternative way of life in this unforgettable journey of one man pitting his wits against the wilderness and enduring endless isolation, providing precious insights into the life of a hermit.

    £10.99
  • Herring

    £15.99

    Herring

    Reveals the little-known history of the herring

    £15.99
  • How to read a tree

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    How to read a tree

    ‘Trees are keen to tell us so much. They’ll tell us about the land, the water, the people, the animals, the weather and time. And they will tell us about their lives, the good bits and bad. Trees tell a story but only to those who know how to read it.’

    £10.99
  • The future of dinosaurs

    £12.99

    The future of dinosaurs

    Palaeontologist Dr David Hone tells us everything we know about dinosaurs – and everything we don’t yet know. We have made more discoveries about dinosaurs in the last 20 years than we have in the previous 200, and there is a wealth of research that has never been written about before, from their skin (some had feathers) to their extinction (the myth of the meteorite), much of which is David’s own personal research and discovery. In ‘The Future of Dinosaurs’ Dr David Hone shows us the extraordinary advances in palaeontological research that are starting to fill in these gaps, and sets out the future of dinosaurs for the next generation.

    £12.99
  • The accidental garden

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    The accidental garden

    We regard gardens as our personal dominions, where we can create whatever worlds we desire. But they are also occupied by myriads of other organisms, all with their own lives to lead. The conflict between these two power bases, Richard Mabey suggests, is a microcosm of what is happening in the larger world. In this provocative book, rooted in the daily dramas of his own Norfolk garden, Mabey offers a different scenario, where nature becomes an equal partner, a ‘gardener’ itself. Against a background of disordered seasons he watches his ‘accidental’ garden reorganising itself.

    £12.99
  • Move like water

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    Move like water

    The seas cover over two thirds of our planet and yet most of us live our lives on land, creatures of a different element, at once fascinated and terrified by the beauty and power of these great bodies of water. There are some, though, who go to sea, who get to know its many moods – the tranquil and mirror-like, the raging and ripple-swept – and who bring back with them their stories of wonder and warning. Hannah Stowe is one such sea-goer and one such storyteller. Drawing on her expertise as a marine biologist and sailor, and her experiences in the North Sea, the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Celtic Sea, and the Caribbean, ‘Move Like Water’ is an exploration of the human relationship with the sea, the powerful impression it has made on our culture, and the terrible damage we have inflicted upon its ecosystems.

    £10.99
  • The English countryside

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    The English countryside

    Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: English Countryside explores the flora and fauna, customs and traditions that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity.

    £9.99
  • Coasts

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    Coasts

    Measuring some 12,000 miles – not counting its myriad of offshore islands – the coast comprises the most varied, vulnerable and most fascinating places in Britain and Ireland. Contained here are its many highlights, from sea caves to sea otters, from tides to treasure, and from to puffins to pillboxes.

    £9.99
  • One midsummer’s day

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    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.

    £10.99
  • RSPB ID Spotlight – Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain

    £5.00

    RSPB ID Spotlight – Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain

    Whether you’re out hiking and spot a kestrel soaring over the mountains or chance upon a ground-nesting warbler, a rich variety of birds inhabit the UK’s heaths, moors and mountains. But do you know a Stonechat from a Wheatear? And can you distinguish between a Woodcock and a Common Snipe when they’re scrambling across the heathland? RSPB ID Spotlight Birds of Heath, Moor and Mountain is a laminated fold-out chart that presents beautiful illustrations of 46 of our most widespread and familiar birds by renowned artist Stephen Message. – Species are grouped by family and helpfully labelled to assist with identification – Artworks are shown side by side for quick comparison and easy reference at home or in the field – The reverse of the chart provides information on the habitats, behaviour, life cycles and diets of our birds, as well as the conservation issues they are facing and how the RSPB is working to support them – Information o

    £5.00