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Our wildlife books are essential for anyone who is interested in nature. From books about animals to wildlife photography books and animal guides, they'll tell you everything you need to know.

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Wildlife Books

Our wildlife books are essential for anyone who is interested in nature. From books about animals to wildlife photography books and animal guides, they'll tell you everything you need to know.

  • GTBS

    The RSPB Guide to Birdsong With CD (Paperback)

    Adrian Thomas

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    You can learn so much about our feathered friends through their birdsong. It's the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke so many memories - as well as helping us understand about birds' lives and behaviours.

    This RSPB-endorsed guide will help you learn and identify different bird sounds at your own pace. It's suitable for novices and experienced birdwatchers and comes with a CD full of 100 songs and calls of 65 garden, woodland and farmland birds, so that you know exactly what to listen out for.

    It also contains a reference section detailing the sounds of another 185 birds found in Britain and north-west Europe.

    Why should you buy this book?It will help you get closer to nature and learn more about our feathered friends.
    • £5.99
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  • EVGB

    The RSPB Everyday Guide to British Birds (Paperback)

    RSPB

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    Learn all about 80 of the most common species of bird with this witty and informative book. It's suitable for both birdwatching beginners and nature enthusiasts.

    Illustrated and written in a friendly style, the descriptions of each bird describe what makes them unique and tell you what to look for - whether in your back garden or in the wider countryside. This book is packed with facts that will fascinate non-birders and birders alike.

    The birds are ordered into broad and straightforward groups (Woodlands, Parks and Gardens, Farmland and Wild Spaces, Birds of Prey, Seabirds etc) and the text explains why each is so significant. This book will also help you recognise when you've seen something rare or out of the ordinary.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • LGBU

    The Little Guide to Bugs (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Alison Davies' handy pocket guide will help you learn everything you need to know about 40 creepy-crawlies including bees, worms and moths.

    Beautifully illustrated by Tom Frost, this modern reference guide includes information about each bug's habitat, size and also includes facts and fables.

    Sure to inspire you to get outside and exploring, this book contains an interactive spotter's guide so you can check off whenever you see a new insect.
    • £3.99
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  • BNFI

    RSPB British Naturefinder (Paperback)

    Marianne Taylor

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    Published by the experts at the RSPB, this book tells you how, where and when you can expect to find various British wildlife.

    It highlights one species per page and offers tips that will help you find the animal you're after. There are also 'Watching Tips' that will help you make the most of any encounter. These tell you how to observe the species at length and - with a bit of luck - witness its most fascinating behaviour.

    There is also a calendar that reveals when each species is present or active in the UK and a full-colour map stating 'Super Sites' where a species is particularly abundant or regular.
    • £3.99
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  • GTBU

    The Little Guide to Butterflies (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Learn all about beautiful butterflies with Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Butterflies. Featuring stunning illustrations by Tom Frost, this is a modern nature reference guide for anyone who wants to know more about these incredible creatures.

    This pocket-sized book features profiles and illustrations of 40 butterflies and is sure to delight armchair nature lovers and those who like to get outdoors and explore.

    Featuring the Orange Tip, Monarch and Crimson Rose, each profile includes information about habitats and wingspans, as well as facts or fables related to the specific butterfly. This book also includes a spotter's guide so you can tick off whenever you spot one!
    • £3.99
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  • BLUP

    Blue Planet II (Hardback)

    James Honeyborne

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    Head beneath the waves and discover all about life under the sea with this hardback Blue Planet II book, a companion to the BBC's sequel to 2001's incredible nature series.

    The ocean is full of mysteries and this book explains how its life has changed dramatically over the past decade, with new species, behaviours and habitats being discovered all the time. This book is full of breathtaking photographs and stills from the show and brings to life the different parts of the ocean.

    From voyages of migration that show how the oceans are connected to the coral reeds and arctic ice communities that thrive and the shorelines that throw up challenges for their residents, this is a beautiful book for any nature lover. It also has a final chapter dedicated to the science and technology that was used in the making of the show.
    • £11.99
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  • LGBI

    The Little Guide to Birds (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Birds will help you learn about 40 of the most spectacular birds from all around the world - from common garden birds to sea birds and exotic flyers.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by printmaker Tom Frost, each bird has a stunning profile that explains where they originate from, how many eggs they lay and the incredible journeys they undertake.

    This charming book also contains a spotter's guide so you can tick off when you see each bird.
    • £3.99
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  • WAFR

    Wild and Free (Paperback)

    Dominic Couzens

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    Go wild for the day - and then drive back home or to a cosy hotel within a couple of hours - by exploring the trips and adventures featured in this inspiring guide.

    The 100 British destinations featured in this book are accessible and not completely remote but are bursting with an abundance of wildlife that you can get close to - including wild mammals, birds, insects and flowers.

    All the sites can be found within a short walk of where you park the car, but many do not have facilities - making them perfect for picnics. You could even enjoy a pub lunch before you go exploring.
    • £3.99
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  • WSAS

    Wild Signs and Star Paths (Hardback)

    Tristan Gooley

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    Tristan Gooley's Wild Signs and Star Paths follows his bestsellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water and will help you enjoy the great outdoors in a way that is new and exciting but based on ancient theories.

    He talks about how you can achieve a level of outdoors awareness by following the stars and plants, forecast the weather that is coming by listening out for woodland sounds and even predicting an animal's next action by considering its body language.

    Tristan shows how anyone can develop the ability to read nature and the outdoors in this way.
    • £5.99
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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 (Hardback)

    Lia Leendertz

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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2018 is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
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  • DGLF

    A Dog's Life (Hardback)

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    Hannah Dale celebrates Britain's best-loved companions with evocative text and beautiful illustrations in this pocket-sized book.

    A charming and light-hearted read, it showcases 50 different breeds ranging from a fun and fearless Boxer to a loyal Labrador and a mischievous French Bulldog.

    Similar in style to Matt Sewell, the descriptions perfectly capture the traits and characteristics of each breed. This is the perfect gift for any dog lover.
    • £4.99
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  • ATBTG 5 years +

    i-Spy Birds: What Can You Spot? (Paperback)

    This book is packed with beautiful photos of all kinds of birds, and features interesting facts about each one. Whether they're in a town or up a hill, children are sure to find plenty of the birds in this book - they'll have enough points to claim an i-SPY Creepy crawlies certificate in no time! From robins and finches to owls and eagles, you can find stunning birds everywhere from city ponds to lochs and woodlands. i-SPY Birds includes hundreds of feathery friends for you to spot, so keep an i-SPY out wherever you go! * spy it - up to 200 fun things to spot around you * spot it - tick it off when you see it * score it - score points for each spot and send off for your official i-SPY certificate Children will love using this fun and fascinating i-SPY book!
    • £2.99
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  • BXZRF

    Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess (Hardback)

    Amanda Owen

    Return to the farm with Yorkshire's favourite shepherdess as she juggles the chaos of farming and family life. As seen on Channel 5's Our Yorkshire Farm. Amanda Owen loves her traditional life on her hill farm alongside her nine children and husband Clive. And, as readers of her previous bestsellers will know, every day at Ravenseat brings surprises. In Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda takes us from her family's desperate race to save a missing calf to finding her bra has been repurposed as a house martin's nest, and from wild swimming to the brutal winter of 2018 that almost brought her to her knees. As busy as she is with her family and flock though, an exciting new project soon catches her eye . . . Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda discovers a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knows it is her chance to create roots for her children. The old house needs a lot of renovation and money is tight, so Amanda sets about the work herself, with some help from a travelling monk, a visiting plumber and Clive. It's fair to say things do not go according to plan! Funny, evocative and set in a remote and beautiful landscape, this book will delight anyone who has hankered after a new life in the country.
    • £11.99
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  • BRQTZ

    RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds (Paperback)

    Simon Harrap

    This edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
    • £6.19
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  • BUNHN

    Wilding (Paperback)

    Isabella Tree

    Wilding tells the story of the 'Knepp experiment', a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is an inspiring story of hope.

    Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically sustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over.

    Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer, the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade.
    • £7.99
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  • ATDQX

    RHS Garden Bugs Ultimate Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Ben Hoare

    Bring the garden indoors with this life-like collection of 60 easy to peel stickers of creepy crawlies, published in association with the RHS. Find out what worms, woodlice, ants and aphids do to help your garden grow, and decorate your stuff with pictures that'll make you squirm. Extra stickers included to decorate school books or projects.
    • £3.89
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  • BRMAK

    The Pebbles on the Beach (Paperback)

    Clarence Ellis

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    This fascinating guide to pebbles shows you how they are formed, what they actually are and how to identify individual stones in the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK.

    Both witty and knowledgeable, Clarence Ellis explores pebble-hunting as a hobby and shows you the difference it can make to a trip to the beach, lakeside or riverbank!

    Including a foreword by Robert Macfarlane, this illustrated guide will help you to know your chert from your schist and your onyx from your agate.
    • £7.99
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  • BQYMQ

    Paul O'Grady's Country Life (Paperback)

    Paul O'Grady

    This fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul O'Grady's life in the country tells all about his precious dogs, his favourite recipes, the benefits of growing your own produce, and much more.

    O'Grady has lived in rural Kent for over a decade and in his warts-and-all account of country living he discusses the trials and tribulations of moving away from the city.

    Written with his charm and witty humour, this book covers some of O'Grady's brilliantly funny and classic stories, ranging from how he birthed a lamb to what he had to do to lure a cow out of his kitchen while naked from the waist down!
    • £7.09
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  • ARDLU

    Snake (Paperback)

    Snake is the essential visual guide to the world of serpents, featuring more than 3,000 species. With a fresh new look, updated classifications, stunning photography and amazing artworks, Snake is the most up-to-date reference for all herpetologists. Packed with fascinating facts such as physical and behavioural characteristics, with information about snake evolution, habitats, reproductive behaviour, feeding, defence and much more on 60 snakes, from the Rainbow Boa to the Tropical Rattlesnake. Plus a complete directory lists all 3,000 known species of these fascinating reptiles, including venomous snakes such as cobras. Plus in each profile a 'Fact File' gives at-a-glance information for every snake. Snake is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to some of nature's most compelling animals.
    • £10.69
    • RRP £12.99
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  • ADLLE

    RSPB What's That Bird? (Paperback)

    This is the perfect pocket guide to bird-watching for beginners. "RSPB What's That Bird?" is ideal if you struggle to tell a swift from a swallow. It's the perfect pocket guide for beginners but also a handy reference for the more seasoned bird-watcher. Featuring over 150 common European birds, habitat overviews show you what to look for where and commonly confused birds are shown side by side for quick comparison and identification. Become a successful bird-watcher in no time with "RSPB What's The Bird?"
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  • BYARA

    Bird Therapy (Hardback)

    Joe Harkness

    'I can't remember the last book I read that I could say with absolute assurance would save lives. But this one will' Chris Packham When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is. The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so profound that he started a blog to record his experience. Three years later he has become a spokesperson for the benefits of birdwatching, spreading the word everywhere from Radio 4 to Downing Street. In this groundbreaking book filled with practical advice, Joe explains the impact that birdwatching had on his life, and invites the reader to discover these extraordinary effects for themselves.
    • £11.99
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  • BZBBC

    100 Ways to Take Better Nature & Wildlife Photographs (Paperback)

    Guy Edwardes

    100 Ways to Take Better Nature & Wildlife Photographs is something really special. Not only is it a collection of over 100 breath-taking nature and wildlife photographs; Guy Edwardes also provides expert advice on how to achieve similar results for yourself. The book includes 100 straightforward practical tips to boost your photography. There is advice on everything from technique, composition and coping with extreme field conditions, to Photoshop manipulation and digital editing. This is an invaluable guide for photographers of all abilities. The main text describes the basic techniques for less-experienced photographers, while the captions describe the methods used and thought processes behind the images. More experienced photographers will benefit from useful tips and suggestions throughout the book, and the images will provide everyone with inspiration and new ideas. Above all, the photography is a joy. From capturing the actions of large mammals to snapping wild birds and flowers in the garden Guy Edwardes' wonderful images are an inspiration for both nature lovers and photographers alike. The author is a leading nature and landscape photographer. His landscape photography is explored in his book 100 Ways to take Better Landscape Photographs.
    • £12.79
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  • BYJCO

    The Garden Jungle (Hardback)

    Dave Goulson

    The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. Wherever you are right now, the chances are that there are worms, woodlice, centipedes, flies, silverfish, wasps, beetles, mice, shrews and much, much more, quietly living within just a few paces of you. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world. The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book, exploring the environmental harm inadvertently done by gardeners who buy intensively reared plants in disposable plastic pots, sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground. Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from. With just a few small changes, our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflict. For anyone who has a garden, and cares about our planet, this book is essential reading.
    • £13.59
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  • BWKFV

    Wolves (Hardback)

    Tom Jackson

    The grey wolf - or Canis lupus - is the only Canis species that is native to both Eurasia and North America. Social animals, wolves hunt in packs and travel in nuclear families of a mated pair and their offspring. They are territorial, too, generally establishing territories far larger than they require to survive. And, as apex predators, only humans and tigers pose a serious threat to wolves, although, of course, in folk memory it is wolves that humans fear. From Russia to India, Mongolia to Germany, Saudi Arabia to Turkey, and of course, in the USA and Canada, Canis lupus and its subspecies, such as the Mexican Wolf, is widely distributed around the globe. Endangered in some parts of the world and protected, their numbers are now increasing in places and they are being reintroduced - or finding their own way - into more locations and countries. With full captions explaining how the species and its subspecies hunts and feeds, rears its young and migrates, and whether it is endangered and protected, Wolves is a brilliant examination in 200 outstanding colour photographs of this fascinating animal.
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Our wildlife books will help you develop your interest in nature and animals with loads of information and advice on all the creatures of the animal kingdom.

Be at one with nature

With our wildlife guides you can become a nature expert in no time. Become familiar with all the animals in the wild around you or learn more about creatures from all over the globe with our animals guides.

Exciting animals

Discover all there is to know about the world’s most fascinating animals, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals in our range of books about animals.

Photography and birdwatching

Try a new hobby with our birdwatching and wildlife photography books. There is much to explore in our best wildlife books.