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Life Story (Hardback)LIST
Life Story (Hardback)
From an animal's first steps to growing up; finding a home; discovering power; developing a courtship and finally settling into parenthood, Life Story is the latest BBC nature documentary series from David Attenborough and it is truly spectacular.
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This beautiful hardback book is packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the programme and manages to capture some of life's most tender, exciting and dramatic moments, while also giving in-depth information on how animals learn and evolve through life.
Whether you want to pore over the amazing photography or learn how sharks can help albatross chicks fly and why some chimps make spears, this book reveals all. A great gift for anyone who loves nature or enjoys the show, the book is endlessly fascinating and a startling insight into life inside the animal kingdom.
Collins Complete Dog Manual (Hardback)CDGM
Collins Complete Dog Manual (Hardback)
If you're thinking of buying a dog but need help with where to start, the Collins Complete Dog Manual will give you all the information you need - from which breed to choose to finding the perfect puppy or saving a rescue dog, and then how to train and look after them.
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With accurate and practical information for any would-be dog owners, this book is full of photography to pore over and has advice that will help you build a meaningful relationship with the latest addition to your family.
A comprehensive book for anyone who is looking at buying a dog - by following the instructions found here you will have full confidence when it comes to choosing, owning and caring for a dog.
100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)PACW
100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)
From the plants that changed the world, to the ones that almost did and the ones that most certainly didn't, 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by the award-winning garden designer, television presenter and author Chris Beardshaw takes readers on a journey through history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
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Uniquely exploring the origins, quirks, stories and uses for the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day, the book is a quirky delight that covers plants from today right back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Brimming with enthusiasm, this handy-sized book provides a delightful look into horticultural history and offers reflection on the relationships that man has had with plants. An ideal read for fans of The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners' World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives.
Stephanie Hilborne Obe
Celebrating the year's most breathtaking photographs of our nation's wildlife and landscapes, British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 5 is an awe-inspiring collection of wildlife imagery that will appeal to both photographers and naturalists alike.
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Featuring the highly commended and winning entries from the 5th annual awards, the photographs demonstrate an extraordinary range of viewpoints and include the photographers' personal accounts of how the image was captured and the inspiration behind the photo.
Including notes on equipment and the photography techniques employed, the book is ideal for those looking to improve their photography skills.
Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)WAIN
Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)
A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.
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The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.
There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
The Happy Puppy Handbook (Paperback)HPUP
The Happy Puppy Handbook (Paperback)
Nothing quite beats the feeling of having a new canine member of the household, but early life with 'man's best friend' can be difficult to master. That is where The Happy Puppy Handbook comes in!
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Written by dog-training expert Pippa Mattinson, the book gives new and prospective owners all of the tools they need to train and care for a puppy. From preparing the home for their arrival to introducing them to the children and solving problems like biting and chewing, this book is packed with all of the new puppy tips and information you will need to know.
Both clear and engaging, and structured in a way that makes digesting all of the required information ever-so easy, The Happy Puppy Handbook is a new puppy checklist that is ready to solve (and prevent) any issues that may arise as a new puppy owner.
Total Recall (Paperback)AEZDG
Total Recall (Paperback)
Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.
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Pamper Your Pooch (Hardback)ALTIZ
Pamper Your Pooch (Hardback)
They say that dog is a man's (and woman's!) best friend - so show your pooch how much you care by making any one of the 30 lovingly handcrafted projects in this book. Divided into Eat, Nest, Play and Wear, the ideas are both practical and cute, and include everything from a Travelling Dog Bed, Bath Day Towel, Throw-and-Catch Bone and Christmas Stocking to a Jaunty Neckerchief, Crochet Handle for Dull Dog Leads, Fancy Flower for Girls and Bow Tie for Boys, as well as a Dandy Dog Coat for the fashionable four-legged friend. There are even recipes for Doggie Pops, Bitesize Biscuits and the ultimate Doggie Birthday Cake. All of which allow you to pamper your pet without spending a fortune!
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Comprehensive and fully up to date, Galaxy: Explore the Universe, Planets and Stars is an accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies. Enhanced by hundreds of striking images of planets and moons, the book also includes maps that show the stars, clusters and galaxies that are visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Perfect for those new to stargazing and those who already have a keen interest in astronomy, the book contains fresh insights into this fascinating subject.
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RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)RHSB
RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)
A practical guide for gardeners of all levels, RHS Botany for Gardeners takes a look at the science of botany and the language of horticulture, alongside hints, tips and advice on how to make the most of plants in the garden.
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Fully illustrated, the book provides explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening.
Covering everything from Plant Parts to Plant Pests, this book will help gardeners understand the world of botanical science and enhance their garden using this knowledge.
Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures (Paperback)BMPC
Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures (Paperback)
TV presenter and star of Deadly 60 and Lost Land Of... Steve Backshall takes the lead in this reformatted and redesigned edition of the popular Most Poisonous Creatures. Explaining just how and why poison is an everyday part of the ever-intriguing animal world, this book will help you learn how poison is used in its varying forms, from hunting to defence. From mammals and birds, to insects, reptiles and amphibians, Steve Backshall uncovers just how poison is used as a means of securing a meal, deterring attack and much more. Journeying the world's continents, the stunning, occasionally gruesome, colour photographs and Steve's exciting accounts bring the natural world alive in an entertaining and wholly informative way.
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Wild Britain - Animals (Paperback)WBAN
Wild Britain - Animals (Paperback)
Being able to identify wild creatures in their natural environment adds an extra dimension to the enjoyment of being outdoors. This handy Reader's Digest guide will help you spot, quickly and accurately, every species that you are likely to come across in the countryside and towns, from hares and field mice to deer and badgers. You will find fascinating facts on how wild animals live, where they breed, what they feed on and plenty more. You'll soon be animal spotting with expert eyes.
- RRP £7.99
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Teach Yourself Train Your Dog (Paperback)ADETB
Teach Yourself Train Your Dog (Paperback)
Association of Pet Dog Trainer
Do you want your dog to be socially well-behaved? Are you looking for advice on training and looking after your pet? Covering every aspect of kind, fair and effective dog training as well as authoritative advice on looking after your pet, Train Your Dog is essential reading for all dog owners or those thinking of getting a dog for the first time. Written by the APDT, a guarantee of quality in dog training, this book covers positive reward and motivational techniques that will ensure your dog is socially well-behaved, obedient and, most importantly, able to be a part of your family. It also details different training methods for different types of dog, issues to address before training commences (deciding on your commands and discovering the motivation of your dog), equipment that may aid the training experience and essential tips for training a puppy or a 'problem dog'. Packed full of essential advice on all aspects of being a dog owner, this book will ensure that you get the most out of your pet and vice versa! NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of dog training. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)BDYR
The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)
Written by birdwatching expert and enthusiast Richard Williamson, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves to get outside and spot the gorgeous birds flying above us.
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Practical and beautifully finished, the book is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the birdwatching year, this charming little hardback is split into months and settings from marshland to your own back garden, and with space to record what you see, you'll never forget what to keep a special eye out for each season. Find out everything to identify birds by sight and song and learn their behaviour, habitats, breeding and migration patterns too.
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Paperback)BIBE
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Paperback)
A stunning illustrated guide to European and British birds from the experts at the RSPB. Profiling every species found in Britain and Europe (featuring over 500 in total), the 330 most commonly seen birds, including finches, martins and swallows plus many more, have full-page profiles dedicated to them so you will always be certain when you spot each species. Covering the characteristics of anatomy, life cycle and behaviour and providing a survey of habitats in which the birds live, this handy guide makes bird identification quick and effortless. An essential reference for novice twitchers and the long-time spotter.
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Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? (Hardback)WBAB
Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? (Hardback)
Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale? Is a James Bond film named after a duck? Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others in this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more than the sum of its feathered, winged and webbed parts. Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the Devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war. This humorous and insightful guide is full of brilliant curiosities that even a magpie would envy.
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Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)WBSC
Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)
Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts
Complete with CDs to help you recognise each bird's distinctive song or call, these two books will come in handy for any birdwatcher or lover of nature.
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Recognising songs and calls can help you make more of birdwatching and the handy-sized hardbacks will help you identify 80 of our most popular woodland species and also 80 wetland species.
Written by ornithologist Hannu Jannes and birding enthusiast Owen Robert, the books also feature colour photographs of each bird, as well as further information on their identifying features, habits, distribution, feeding and nesting routines and calls.
Be Prepared (Hardback)PREP
Be Prepared (Hardback)
Learn how to light a wet match, string a hammock, survive in the wild, and shine at a party, plus many other practical tips, with this entertaining and insightful compendium of life skills compiled from the archives of the ever-popular Scout Association. Full of wise and witty pieces of advice as well as wholly pragmatic snippets of know-how, this handy black-and-white illustrated guide is jam-packed with gems of knowledge, both old and new, that will delight readers of all ages. With a foreword from the UK's Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, Be Prepared is quirky, useful and fun, and ideal for real adventures, adventurers at heart, ex-Scouts and for those who just love gadgets and turning their hands to fixing things! A fascinating treasure trove of facts and ideas.
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Holloway - a hollow way, a sunken path. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed deep down into bedrock. In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres & great strangeness. Six years later, after Deakin's early death, Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards. The book is about those journeys and that landscape.
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HRH Prince Charles of Wales
Written by Charles, Prince of Wales - and his two leading advisors, Ian Skelly and Tony Juniper - Harmony is a practical guide to what we have lost in the modern world, why we have lost it and how easily it is to rediscover.
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A blueprint for a more balanced, sustainable world that the human race must create to survive, the hardback sees HRH the Prince of Wales take a look at different aspects of our modern world to demonstrate how many of the challenges seen in areas as diverse as architecture, farming and medicine can be traced to how we have abandoned a classical sense of balance and proportion.
It tells the story of how our disconnection from nature has contributed to this crisis, and how seeking balance in our actions will return us to a more considered and comfortable world.
Diva Dogs (Hardback)DIVA
Diva Dogs (Hardback)
Written by Louise Harris, the owner of the UK's most prestigious pet boutique and grooming parlour, Diva Dogs: Perfect Pampering for Your Pooch shows that indulging your dog is not a frivolous fad but an expression of love. The book will introduce you to Lola and her diva dog friends, among the breeds featured are Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Mini Dachshunds, Poodles, Pomeranians and Bichons Frises and they all demand extra-special care and attention. The book will show you how to give the diva dog in your life the best of everything, whether it be chic canine couture and accessories or advice on diets and exercise. An inspirational book for anyone who wants to pamper their pooch!
- RRP £18.99
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Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo (Hardback)CUCK
Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo (Hardback)
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Many of the incredible birds that pour into Britain each year in a multi-coloured, singing cascade have made epic, scarcely believable journeys from south of the Sahara to visit us. But now many of these birds are failing to arrive as their migration patterns are threatened by climate change. In Michael McCarthy's heartfelt celebration of our heralders of Spring, the astounding Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo shows just what they mean to us and to our history. A fascinating read about migrating birds from environment editor of the Indpendent.
Oink! My Life With Minipigs (Hardback)MLMP
Oink! My Life With Minipigs (Hardback)
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If you're one of the many people yearning to live the good life in rural bliss surrounded by animals, Matt Whyman's Oink! My Life With Minipigs will show you the reality behind the fantasy! An author and house husband, Matt enjoys the quiet life, whereas his high-flying, business-savvy wife Emma loves the chaos that kids, pets and livestock bring. So when Emma adds minipigs Butch and Roxi to a household already full to bursting with children, dogs and chickens, the scene is set for domestic drama. In Emma's mind, the new arrivals will just snuggle up with the rest of the family on the sofa, but Matt feels sure that the battle for hearts, minds and snouts is far from won. A book full of warmth, laughs and heart, Oink! tells the story of one man and his menagerie and is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks living with pigs is the way to a simple life!
In Praise of Bees (Hardback)AKSSD
In Praise of Bees (Hardback)
This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs. An in-depth look at bees' complex society and their present plight, the ongoing political and scientific to and fro regarding pesticides and other threats are also discussed, given the bee's importance as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild.
- RRP £30.00
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