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    PACW

    100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)

    Chris Beardshaw

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    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.

    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.
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    WPAC

    British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 5 (Hardback)

    Stephanie Hilborne Obe

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    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.

    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.
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    BEAU

    Lonely Planet's Beautiful World (Hardback)

    Lonely Planet

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    The sights featured in Lonely Planet's Beautiful World are simply breathtaking.

    With lavish photography throughout, this coffee table book is sure to be returned to time and time again. Large in size and even bigger in scope, the hardback will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever taken an interest in our world's natural beauty.

    Arranged into visual chapters that reflect an aspect of life (Origins, Nourish. Untamed, Community and Celebration), the high-quality images are evocative, engaging and inspirational. A photographic celebration of the most gorgeous sights our planet has to offer, including those you can see from locations ranging from Hawaii and Bolivia to Cumbria and Iceland, this book really does prove that the world is a beautiful place.
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    WAIN

    Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Alfred Wainwright

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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.

    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.

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    OTLD

    Off the Leash: A Dog's Best Friend (Hardback)

    Rupert Fawcett

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    Entertaining dog lovers of all ages and inspired by his daily Facebook cartoons, Rupert Fawcett's Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs was a bestseller for us last year. Now, Rupert has unleashed his second book of great dog cartoons - and we think Off the Leash: A Dog's Best Friend is even funnier!

    Capturing more of the secret thoughts and dreams of dogs, Rupert's cartoons are brilliantly observed - and always have an element of truth in them. Alongside funny drawings of dogs of every size and breed, this little gift book shows what it is really like to live a dog's life! From outsmarting cats to finding the perfect stick, the cartoons and concepts will resonate with anyone who has a dog in their life.

    The book also features some of the best dog photos that Rupert has received!
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    WCAT

    Why Does My Cat Do That? (Paperback)

    Catherine Davidson

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    Answering all the questions you really need to know the answers to, Why Does My Cat Do That? is an essential handbook for any cat owner. From why cats prefer pond water to fresh water and why they'll always head for the visitor with a feline phobia, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into what a cat's life is like.

    Explaining situations from a cat's eye view, and using the latest research, the book will help you solve the riddles of your own cat's behaviour while also offering clear and practical advice on cat care. There are also innovative strategies for dealing with any troublesome moggies!
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    WDOG

    Why Does My Dog Do That? (Paperback)

    Sophie Collins

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    Answering all the questions you really need to know the answers to, Why Does My Dog Do That? is an essential handbook for any dog owner. From why our canine friends get possesive over the sofa to why they'll always get excited when someone knocks on the door, this book provides an entertaining glimpse into what a dog's life is really like.

    Explaining situations from a dog's point of view, and using the latest research, the book will help you solve the riddles of your own dogs's behaviour, while also offering clear and practical advice on how to care for a dog. There are also innovative strategies for dealing with those not-so-'paw'esome problems!
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    The Happy Puppy Handbook (Paperback)

    Pippa Mattinson

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    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!

    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.
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    ARTN

    Art of Nature (Hardback)

    Judith Magee

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    This glorious illustrated volume is a celebration of the greatest wildlife artists of the last 300 years. Judith Magee's National History Museum: Art of Nature is an astonishing visual record of parts of the natural world never previously documented. Drawing on the unrivalled collections of the Natural History Museum, this lovely hardback illustrates the development of this genre of art through the centuries.

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    AIOD

    An Island Odyssey (Paperback)

    Hamish Haswell-Smith

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    Hamish Haswell-Smith casts off in his 41-foot sloop Jandara, armed with his sketch pad and a route of a journey first taken by Martin Martin in 1703. Taking him to 52 different remote islands around the Scottish coast, all that Hamish encountered is beautifully recalled in this memorable book. From Ailsa Craig to St. Kilda, Fair Isle and Bass Rock, Hamish Haswell-Smith expertly, and entertainingly, fills this unique book with natural history, local legend and landscapes, including his very own sketches and watercolours. A classic book telling of a fascinating voyage that's perfect for any Scot, lover of natural beauty, or anyone planning a visit to the stunning Scottish isles.
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    TGBY

    The Great British Year (Hardback)

    Stephen Moss

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    Britain's wildlife is amongst the most awe-inspiring in the world and fans of the BBC's hit nature series, The Great British Year, are sure to enjoy this lavish hardback gift book. Written by the acclaimed nature expert Stephen Moss, the book follows our wildlife season by season with stunning photography and absorbing, informative text. From the harsh winter, when geese and starlings gather in huge flocks through to spring, when inspects emerge and wild flowers bloom, the book will keep you informed of what is happening to animal and wildlife cycles throughout the diverse 12 months. Summer finds mammals and birds basking in the heat, while the onset of autumn brings more chilly weather and finds squirrels, hedgehogs and dormice stocking up on energy for the cold months ahead.
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    LAXY

    Galaxy (Hardback)

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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)

    Geoff Hodge

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    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. 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.
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    Britain's Highest Mountain Walks (Hardback)

    Jeremy Ashcroft

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    Britain's Highest Mountain Walks is an essential guidebook for anyone who has an interest in mountaineering. Written by Jeremy Ashcroft, the mountaineering editor of Trail magazine, the book covers every mountain in England and Wales over 3,000 ft and every mountain in Scotland over 4,000 ft. With detailed descriptions for each route of where to go and what to see, there are also relief maps and hand-drawn illustrations highlighting the points of interest and changes to the terrain. With beautiful colour photography also included, the book covers everything from a simple walk up to Snowdon through to the towering cliffs of Ben Nevis.
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    BMPC

    Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures (Paperback)

    Steve Backshall

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    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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    TRON

    Astronomy - Eyewitness Companion (Hardback)

    Ian Ridpath

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    A definitive guide to enjoying and appreciating the stars and galaxies of the universe, Ian Ridpath's Astronomy will help you discover the history and origins and how it came to be as we see it today. With over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations, the practical guide also includes a month-by-month guide of the highlights of the night sky and is perfect for both seasoned enthusiasts or those keen to embark on stargazing as a hobby.

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    WBAN
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    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.
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    Reader's Digest Wild Britain (Hardback)

    Christopher Somerville

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    If you've ever wondered where the best places to see leaping salmon, rutting deer, diving gannets and breaching whales are, wildlife specialist Christopher Somerville's Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland is the book for you. The British Isles is home to some of the richest and most varied wildlife in Europe and this informative guide will show you when and where to go if you want to see Britain's natural beauty at its very best. With over 800 sites included, the book covers everything from national parks and RSPB reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful photography throughout, this gives nature lovers the chance to plan anything from a fun family day out to a two-week tour of great British wildlife treasures.
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    Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog (Paperback)

    Sophie Collins

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    Put the joy back into your pet's playtime with Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog. Written by Why Does My Dog Do That? author Sophie Collins, the book will help you combine play with trick-training and provide both you and the pooch with plenty of fun while doing so.

    All the tricks are completely safe and easy to teach, meaning no matter what the breed, age or temperament of your dog, there's something in here for them to enjoy. With easy-to-follow instructions, this is a must-have book for any dog lover!
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    ADETB

    Teach Yourself Train Your Dog (Paperback)

    Association of Pet Dog Trainer

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    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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    MBNE
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    Josephine Bacon's Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use reference guide to the 150 species of mushroom most commonly found in Britain and Northern Europe. With useful information on where and when the mushrooms can be found as well as each one's characteristic features and whether they're safe to eat, the book also describes how best to cook each edible species. With wonderful photography and fact files, as well as a description noting the differences between young and old specimens, this is the essential mushroom reference guide.
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    BDBE
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    Learn all about every species of bird that is found throughout Britain and Europe in this fantastically extensive reference guide.

    From DK and the RSPB, the book profiles 800 species of bird with stunning photography and informative text so you'll be able to become an expert birdwatcher in no time.

    Fully up-to-date, colour-coded maps highlight resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of bird to expect when you are out and about. The book also describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song and other forms of behaviour.
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    BDYR

    The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)

    Richard Williamson

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    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.

    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.
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    BDFB
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    If you've ever wanted to find out more about our feathered friends, the RSPB's Birdwatching for Beginners is a must-have title. A practical guide to observing, identifying and understanding birds, the book profiles 250 of the most common species found in the UK and Europe.

    With photographs, descriptions and distribution maps to aid in identification, the book also features expert spotting tips and lists the best birdwatching sites alongside information on what to look for in each habitat. Perfect for any beginner, the book also has enough facts and details to appeal to more experienced birdwatchers too!