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    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    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.

    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.
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    Discover the meanings of over 850 wildlife clues and examples of how to read, understand and connect with our nation's natural landscape with The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, a practical walking guide which offers readers the chance to turn every walk into a rewarding and enriching game of deduction.

    Guiding readers through the revelations provided by the land, sun, moon, stars, tree, plants, animals and much more, wildlife expert Tristan Gooley uses his two decades' worth of experience to create the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation imaginable - covering everything from weather forecasting to tracking and more!

    Featuring helpful high-contrast illustrations throughout, The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs will prove an invaluable walking companion and highly rewarding read.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    IGBB
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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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    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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    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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    LCIV
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    If you're interested in growing your very own fruit and vegetables, this is the book for you. Ideal for beginners, it explains in simple terms everything you need to make a success of growing your own food in your own home, at your own pace and in your own time. With 53 projects included in the book, you'll start with a simple salad in a window box and soon move on to more difficult projects. DK's A Little Course in... Growing has a number of step-by-step pictures to make sure you're on the right track and a number of practice projects are featured too.
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    GFTG

    Gifts from the Garden (Hardback)

    Debora Robertson

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    Written by Debora Robertson, Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents has more than 100 projects that use the gardener's bounty throughout the seasons, ranging from the pretty to the practical.

    From a pizza herb window box to delicious treats to eat like toffee apples, herbal teas and chilli jams, this is a book to show you how to make a present to suit everyone! The projects are divided into Flowers, Herbs, Fruit and Vegetables and cover everything from Toffee Apples to Lavender, Rose and Chamomile Bubble Bath.
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    HONE

    Honey (Paperback)

    Gloria Havenhand

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    Drawing on her background in the biological sciences, Gloria Havenhand illustrates the many ailments that honey can help alleviate, including IBS and gastric ulcers, and argues it is essential for healthy living - boosting the immune system and helping prevent certain diseases. But honey is also a delicious treat and Gloria claims we should eat it daily, using it as an alternative natural sweetener to sugar. She also tackles other bee products, discussing how propolis, a sticky resin produced by bees when making their hive, can help relieve long-term sufferers of skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and how pollen capsules can be used by athletes to boost energy and performance. This informative and illuminating book will show us all the links between honey and good health and why protecting the honey bee is important not only for its own survival, but for our own longevity.
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    WIYP

    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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    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!