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    DIVE
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    Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.

    With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.

    From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    ALLP

    The Allotment Planner (Hardback)

    Matthew Appleby

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    Help your allotment thrive 365 days a year with the 200+ timely projects in this stunning hardback. Showing you how to focus your gardening energies and create impressive plots through step-by-step colour photos, your veggie patch will soon be the most envied around! With this comprehensive and handy planner, you can grow the tastiest crops, keep the busiest bees, produce the largest pumpkin and preserve the tastiest jams and wines. Plan and record your moments of success and areas for improvement and get the most out of every month of the year. Beautifully finished, this is a wonderful gift for those who enjoy growing, or want to start cultivating, their own fruit and veg.
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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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    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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    WBSC

    Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)

    Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts

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    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. 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.
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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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    GBGC

    Britain Goes Camping (Hardback)

    Don Philpott

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    A nostalgic guide to a national summer pastime that is enjoyed by couples and families up and down the country, Britain Goes Camping is a handy hardback packed with useful advice, one-pot recipes and a useful gazetteer featuring the National Trust's 54 beautiful camping sites.

    Learn how to make the best of camping and caravanning holidays whatever the weather with Don Philpott's practical book that shows you how to pitch up, keep the children busy and feed the family with delights such as campfire pizza, sausage stew and chicken hot pot. A celebration of camping that will soon become indispensable!
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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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    OTTE

    Otter Country (Hardback)

    Miriam Darlington

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    Otter Country is Miriam Darlington's account of her year spent travelling around Britain in search of wild otters. From her home in Devon to the wilds of Scotland, Cumbria, Wales, Northumberland, Cornwall and Somerset, the book follows Darlington's search through different landscapes, seasons, weather and light as she tries to track down one of British nature's most elusive animals. Along the way, she meets otter experts, conservationists, ecologists, fishermen and many more. Beautifully written and perfect for nature lovers, the magnificently absorbing prose is complemented by wonderful line-drawing illustrations.
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    JBRW

    Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks (Paperback)

    Julia Bradbury

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    Accompanying Julia's Bradbury's hit BBC series, Railway Walks traces six spectacular old railway lines through the UK and documents in an easy-to-digest way how the rise and fall of these lines has impacted their surrounding communities and beyond.

    Strolling through overgrown cuttings and over ancient viaducts, Julia enjoys some of the very best old branchlines that are now treasured stomping grounds for ramblers and hikers. Including routes in Cornwall, Derbyshire, Perthshire, Snowdonia, Speyside and Weymouth, the book features colour maps, breaks down each walk into manageable sections and includes stunning photographs.

    Clearly written with sites to look out for along the way and interesting historical details that can be enjoyed as you walk, this is a great resource for keen walkers looking to explore more of the UK!
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    RBWB
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    A delightful way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ramblers charity that has helped to make walking in the British countryside safe and accessible for so many years, Ramblers Best Walks Britain is a splendid hardback guide. Filled with vibrant photography and handy maps, this book features the best 75 walks to be found in Britain as chosen by the Ramblers. With walks of every length and difficulty, there is something for everyone and there are few better ways to get to know the beauty of greenest Britain.

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    MOQ
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    This Reader's Digest travel book will take you on a fantastic journey of discovery to some of the most spectacular and unspoiled parts of Britain's countryside.

    From lonely salt marshes teeming with wildlife to windswept mountain peaks, this glorious book shows you the amazing variety of landscape Britain has to offer. Organised by region and covering 500 accessible locations across the country, this will make an invaluable companion when exploring our countryside.
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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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    KDIH

    1000 Things For Kids To Do In The Holidays-Time Out (Paperback)

    Time Out Guides Ltd

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    Featuring a wide range of activities that children can enjoy across mainland Britain and the Channel Isles, 1000 Things for Kids to do in the Holidays is a great resource for any parent, guardian or childcare professional. Packed with up-to-date information compiled by Time Out, this handy guide suggests activities and days out spanning from Cornwall to the Highlands and everywhere in between. Split into easily navigable sections to help you find the kind of activities that you know your children will enjoy, this is an invaluable source of ideas during the school holidays.

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    BWON
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    There's no better way to explore the natural beauty of northern Britain than on foot. From Hadrian's Wall Path to the Coast to Coast Path, avid and devoted walker David Bathurst takes readers through ten of the best-loved long-distance footpaths of the north in this informative and interesting guide. Ranging in difficulty from green and gently rolling dales to more adventurous rugged mountain paths, this comprehensive companion to exploring the north is ideal for both experienced and novice walkers. Each path in The Big Walks of the North is split into manageable sections and even recommends historical and geographical areas of interest close to the path's route, from ancient burial mounds to detail on flora and fauna. An invaluable resource for any and every kind of walker.
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    LOTM

    Allotment Handbook (Hardback)

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    Leave the supermarket behind and enjoy the healthier taste of home-grown fruit and vegetables with DK's Allotment Handbook. A beginner's guide to growing your own, the book comes with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. With step-by-step instructions, the book teaches essential techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. With these basics, you'll soon be able to grow over 70 types of fruit and veg crops and instructions for projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree are also included. The troubleshooting section will help you deal with weeds, pests and diseases too.
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    CRDT

    Railway Day Trips (Paperback)

    Julian Holland

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    A pocket companion that will suit the needs of both casual and seasoned railway travellers. Plan an adventure, follow the changing landscape and discover some truly fascinating destinations that you can explore by train in Britain.

    From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between. The easy-to-follow location maps, route diagrams and accessible text about history and geography in each area make each destination a joy to read about and to visit, while the stunning colour photographs illustrate the journey and make following the real thing extra rewarding.
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    ROUT

    Escape Routes (Paperback)

    Matt Carroll

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    Matt Carroll uncovers a personal selection of 60 stunning cycle rides in Escape Routes. All the routes have been designed to help cyclists explore the secrets and surprises of the English countryside and coast. Suitable for cyclists of all levels, routes range from five-mile pootles to 20-mile day trips and categories included in the book include 'Jaw-dropping Views', 'Best for Pubs' and the 'Magical History Tour'. A book that is sure to provide inspiration for you to ditch the car and explore England's stunning nooks and crannies on two wheels this summer!

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    BUTT

    The Butterfly Isles (Hardback)

    Patrick Barkham

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    One man's year-long hunt for all 59 species of British butterfly, Patrick Barkham's The Butterfly Isles is a beguiling piece of amateur nature writing. From the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper, the author stops at nothing in his obsessive and engaging attempts to uncover each of these wonderfully ethereal creatures. Astonishingly detailed in its description of the natural world, this bewitching story is packed with family anecdotes and the genial humour of a patient man and a true fanatic.
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    PATH

    Pathways (Hardback)

    David Stewart

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    From the processional routes of ancient Britain to Victorian promenades along the sea-front, Britain's Pathways are inextricably woven into our landscape and history.

    In this magical hardback, David Stewart and Nicholas Rudd-Jones set out to explore some of the most evocative and beautiful tracks and ways that criss-cross the nation, explaining how they came about and what they tell us about the people who made them. As they do so, they give both the keen and the casual walker a very real sense of what it is like to walk in our ancestors' footsteps.