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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This illustrated book offers a natural history and identification guide to the most significant species and goes on to profile some of the world's best-loved and most intriguing butterflies and moths. With an authoritative text and over 720 photographs and exquisite artworks, this is the essential companion for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Superbly covering the life cycle of these incredible creatures, with information on anatomy, feeding, habitats and breeding the incredible artwork, meticulous research and accessible text of this impressive guide is entertaining and engaging for those fascinated by butterflies and moths.
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    Fully illustrated, The Complete Dog Breed Book will help you choose the perfect companion for you and your family. From spaniels to sheepdogs, the guide features over 400 of the world's best-loved breeds and is a one-stop manual to help you become the owner of a healthy, happy and well-suited dog. The book offers question and answer selector charts to help choose the right dog for your lifestyle, and also provides expert guidance on caring for your dog.

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    PREP

    Be Prepared (Hardback)

    Scout Association

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    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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    Peter Goodfellow's Identification Guide to Birds of Britain and Northern Europe is the perfect birdwatcher's companion as it is packed with useful information and fascinating facts. From birds of prey to seabirds, its concise information provides a wealth of detail to help you identify both resident and visiting birds. The book also contains distribution maps, calendars and describes the best places to watch each bird. There are also beautiful photographs that capture each bird's distinctive features.

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    Good Dog! (Paperback)

    Sarah Whitehead

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    Transform your dog into one that is happy, healthy and above all, well-behaved with this innovative 12 step guide from Sarah Whitehead. Good Dog! will show you how to train your dog with 12 simple lessons, each of which is conveyed with expert guidance and handy photography of each training sequence. With some fascinating insight into the way dogs learn and how to form a positive bond with your pet, this hardback is the only guide you?ll need to make life with your dog more fulfilling.

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    Holloway (Hardback)

    Robert Macfarlane

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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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    Weather In Your Pocket (Hardback)

    Michael Bright

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    Earth is filled with fascinating phenomena, sandstorms and monsoons, avalanches and mudslides, solar storms and jet streams, but how much do we really know about these weather trends? From aurora australis and aurora borealis to Van Allen Belts and water spouts, Weather in Your Pocket presents all the facts and figures that explain winds, humidity, cold, heat and weather changes that shape our planet and our lives.
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    COSM

    A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos (Hardback)

    Mark Thompson

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    Mark Thompson, the presenter of BBC One's Stargazing Live, provides a comprehensive guide to the night sky for stargazers and amateur astronomers alike in A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos. Over the course of twelve chapters, this book will take you on a spectacular journey through space as you learn all about astronomy and the mysteries of the sky. From the origins of the Universe to the techniques used to explore space, this is a captivating book. It also includes a series of monthly sky guides that focus on the astronomical highlights visible at each given time of year, with handy charts to show you exactly what to look for.

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