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  • A Life on Our Planet

    £9.99

    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.

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  • Disaster by Choice

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    Disaster by Choice

    We speak of earthquakes, floods, and wildfires as ‘natural disasters’. In this provocative book, Ilan Kelman argues that the true disaster is not caused by natural phenomena, but by human choices which leave people unprepared and at terrible risk. He explores how we can and should act to stop people dying when nature unleashes its powers.

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  • Featherhood

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    Featherhood

    One Spring morning, a young magpie fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard and landed in Charlie Gilmour’s life. Abandoned by its parents, the black-and-white bird was unable to fly or even feed itself. It found an unlikely new magpie-father in Charlie, an accident-prone human as qualified for the role as a bird for babysitting. Terrified and starving, the magpie screamed for food every 20 minutes. Raw mincemeat. Grubs. Spiders. The bird grew in strength, and by the time it was well enough to spread its wings, an unbreakable bond had been forged across species. The magpie flew away only to return – a feathered new member of the family. Charlie didn’t know it at the time, but birds like this already were part of his family.

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  • Firmament

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    Firmament

    A thin, invisible layer of air surrounds the Earth, sustaining all known life on the planet and creating the unique climates and weather patterns that make each part of the world different. In ‘Firmament’, atmospheric scientist and science communicator Simon Clark offers a rare and accessible tour of the ins and outs of the atmosphere and how we know what we know about it. From the workings of its different layers to why carbon dioxide is special, from pioneers like Pascal to the unsung heroes working in the field to help us understand climate change, ‘Firmament’ introduces us to an oft-overlooked area of science and not only lays the ground work for us to better understand the debates surrounding the climate today, but also provides a glimpse of the future that is possible with this knowledge in hand.

    £20.00
  • Geology

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    Geology

    SKU: 9781874336525 Category: Tags: ,
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  • How to Measure Anything

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    How to Measure Anything

    A comprehensive, beautifully packaged reference guide to the systems used to measure just about anything you can think of. 

    £20.00
  • Land Healer

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    Land Healer

    As Conservation Manager at Holkham in Norfolk, Jake Fiennes’ radical habitat restoration and agricultural work has nurtured its species and risen its crop yields – bringing back wetlands, hedgerows, birds and butterflies over 25,000 acres of land. But this isn’t rewilding – there is no ‘wild’ in Britain anymore. Mass farming, crop science and industrial chemicals have destroyed the majority of our natural landscape and wildlife over the last century. ‘Land Healer’ is the story of Fiennes’ ambition to bring back our flora and fauna – by reclaiming our traditions and trialling new experiments which could restore our symbiosis with our land, and save our shared future.

    SKU: 9781785947308 Category: Tags: , ,
    £20.00
  • What Does Rain Smell Like?

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    What Does Rain Smell Like?

    In this work, meteorologists Simon King and Clare Nasir uncover the thrilling science behind a subject that affects us all – the weather. From exploring incredible weather phenomenon (how do rainbows work?) to expertly breaking down our knowledge of the elements (is every snowflake really special?), Simon and Clare reveal how the weather works and how it changes our lives through answering all of our most burning questions about the world around us.

    SKU: 9781788702898 Category: Tags: , ,
    £9.99