Trees, wildflowers & plants

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  • A Natural History of Beer

    £10.99

    A Natural History of Beer

    From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer’s chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all.

    £10.99
  • Blooming Flowers

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    Blooming Flowers

    The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella – there is no end of reasons to love flowers. Ranging through the centuries and across the globe, Kasia Boddy looks at the wealth of floral associations that has been passed down in perfumes, poems, and paintings; in the design of buildings, clothes, and jewelry; in songs, TV shows, and children’s names; and in nearly every religious, social, and political ritual.

    £9.99
  • Colour of Silence

    £25.00

    Colour of Silence

    Clare Newton uses her intriguing and unusual photographs to explore the wonders of nature. ‘Art has a vital role to play in our sense of well-being by enhancing our awareness of the diversity of life that abounds there.’ Alongside Newton’s images, runs a narrative: Could there be a different way of perceiving nature and can her unassuming photographer’s eye help to show life as it actually is, not as we might imagine or desire it to be? This book does not shy away from the hard realities of, or attempt to glamorise, the climate discussion. It modulates the voices, pensive, concerned, engaged or ignoring to create the colours of silence. ‘The Colour of Silence’ is about mindfullness and a clear-focused look at the curious truth about nature.

    £25.00
  • Cut Flowers

    £12.99

    Cut Flowers

    Learn to grow beautiful flowers and create vase-worthy arrangements all year round.
     

    £12.99
  • Deeper Into the Wood

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    Deeper Into the Wood

    Accompanied throughout by the author’s evocative hand-drawn illustrations, Deeper Into the Wood is a lyrical and inspiring story; a potent reminder of nature’s delicate balance and our responsibility toward its preservation.

    £10.99
  • Finding the Mother Tree

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    Finding the Mother Tree

    No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees: their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Raised in the forests of British Columbia, where her family has lived for generations, Professor Simard did not set out to be a scientist. She was working in the forest service when she first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi, at the centre of which lie the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful entities that nurture their kin and sustain the forest. Though her findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by the data. As her remarkable journey shows us, science is not a realm apart from ordinary life, but deeply connected with our humanity.

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  • LIVES OF LEAVES

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    LIVES OF LEAVES

    A beautifully illustrated and curated compendium of leaves from around the world. Organised by leaf shape, it tells the stories, science and history of that leaf, from sugar maple and how leaves turn red, to gingko and how leaves are used as medicine. Full of fascinating science and very accessible – ‘The Lives of Leaves’ is the perfect companion for readers who appreciate, or are waking up to, the wonder of nature, and who want to get to know it better.

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    £20.00
  • Planting For Wildlife

    £12.00

    Planting For Wildlife

    Nuture wildlife in your garden with clever planting tips

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    £12.00
  • The Green Planet

    £25.00

    The Green Planet

    Plants live secret, unseen lives – hidden in their magical world and on their timescale. From the richest jungles to the harshest deserts, from the snowiest alpine forest to the remotest steaming swamp, ‘The Green Planet’ travels from one great habitat to the next, showing us that plants are as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as the animals on our planet. You will discover agents of death, who ruthlessly engulf their host plant, but also those that form deep and complex relationships with other species, such as the desert cacti who use nectar-loving bats to pollinate.

    £25.00
  • The Heartbeat of Trees

    £19.99

    The Heartbeat of Trees

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes the perfect gift for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the natural world, with stunning new science about trees, fungi, and the forest.A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature?but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. We just have to know where to look.Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring:the language of the

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    £19.99
  • The Heartbeat of Trees

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    The Heartbeat of Trees

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER,THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

    ‘A simultaneously stimulating and soothing blend of nature writing and science ? Strongly encourages tree hugging for our own, human sake’ Guardian Summer Reads 2021

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  • The Joy of Weeds

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    The Joy of Weeds

    A colorfully illustrated field guide to weeds around the world, and why we should love rather than loathe them. One person’s weed is another’s wild beauty. The intolerance of weeds is a mark of how we have turned our backs on nature and urbanized our land and lives. In this enlightening survey, illustrator Paul Farrell reveals the true wonder of weeds and explains the benefits of rewilding ourselves a little. Paul’s brilliant modernist illustration style shows us dandelions, thistles, and feverfew in a whole new light. Each of the 50 weeds featured is accompanied by a quirky history and a summary of its uses in medicine, cooking, arts, and even industry, alongside occasional gardening tips. Foraging and growing your own food is becoming increasingly popular and this guide helps us to make the most of the plants that grow without any help at all.

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    £9.99
  • The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Trees

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    The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Trees

    Kew Gardens’ beautiful, practical and contemporary guide to growing trees for gardeners of all levels.
     

    £12.99
  • The Little Book of Fungi

    £12.99

    The Little Book of Fungi

    Fungi introduces you to 75 fascinating fungi from around the world.
    £12.99
  • The Map of Leaves

    £7.99

    The Map of Leaves

    Since Ma died, Orla has lived alone in a woodshed by the river. Her garden provides everything she needs. But when people begin to fall sick, Governor Atlas decrees that the plants are the cause and must be destroyed. Armed only with her mother’s book of remedies Orla sets out on a barge-boat to discover the truth and save her garden …

    £7.99
  • The Night Flower

    £7.99

    The Night Flower

    As the summer sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature. From pollinating fruit bats to burrowing owls, howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this non-fiction picture book.

    £7.99