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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BWPA
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    Hop along with rabbits and get up close to otters with this marvellous hardback! Featuring stunning imagery from some of the top photographers practising in the UK, it really does highlight the majestic diversity of British natural history. With the photographer's personal accounts and differing approaches, there are an extraordinary range of viewpoints featured and you will also be able to find out the stories behind the photos, many of which are amusing and inspirational. Photographer notes are also included, making this ideal for not only nature lovers, but also those interested in improving their photography skills.
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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!
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    Birds: Magic Moments (Hardback)

    Markus Varesvuo

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    The vibrant and exciting world of birds is shown in all its glory in this new book. Show-casing 150 stunning photos from the award- winning wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, this book is a celelbration of birds in motion and is sure to captivate all lucky enough to own it.

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    BIBE
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    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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    BODD

    Birding with Bill Oddie (Paperback)

    Bill Oddie

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    In this practical and fun guide to the joys of British birdwatching, Bill Oddie will teach you all you need to know to become an expert 'birder'. Full of useful information on tracking and identifying birds, equipment and fail-safe techniques, Birding With Bill Oddie will have you enjoying nature's airborne theatre in no time. And, of course, with Bill in charge, there are plenty of humorous anecdotes and musings too!

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    Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? (Hardback)

    David Turner

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    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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