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New Year: Gardening & Nature

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    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing House Plants

    Kay Maguire

    Product Code: KGGH
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    This beautiful hardback is written by world experts from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and combines practical advice with exquisite artwork to bring readers an essential house plant guide.

    From air plants to air freshening, it is packed with information and inspiration and considers a variety of plants for every room in the house. A great gift for enthusiasts and beginners, it covers plants' needs in terms of light levels, humidity, temperature, and watering.

    There are 12 projects to spice up your arrangements, including planting and styling a terrarium, kokedama, a privacy screen, desert displays, airplants on driftwood, cut-leaves and hanging macrame.
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    RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

    Christopher Brickell

    Product Code: EOPF
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    Get your green fingers on this plants and flowers encyclopedia!

    Published by DK in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, this reference book will help you choose the right plants for your garden.

    As well as 8,000 easy-to-find entries and thousands of photographs, this fully comprehensive and easy-to-use book offers advice on using colour and depth.
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    The Science of Animals

    DK

    Product Code: TSOA
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    Get closer to the wonders of the animal kingdom...

    From tiny insects to stunning sharks, this book provides a fascinating introduction to wild animals and is packed with dramatic photography celebrating their beauty. Each entry is also accompanied by an explanation of how these animals live, thrive and survive in different environments and habitats.

    Published in association with the Natural History Museum and with a foreword from Chris Packham, this DK book has chapters on different body parts (from the feathers of a parrot to the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish) and explores how we've depicted animals in art over different centuries.
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    RSPB British Nature Finder

    Marianne Taylor

    Product Code: BNFI
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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.
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    Flora

    DK

    Product Code: FLRA
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    This elegant introduction to botany is packed with beautiful photography and illustrations that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, the reasons why leaves change colour, how cacti store water and how seeds know when to grow.

    This book also explains how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbours and how flowers use colour and scent to interact with - and manipulate - the creatures around them.

    This engaging book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the plant world and focuses on the trees, flowers and foliage plants that share our planet.
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    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs

    Holly Farrell

    Product Code: KEWG
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    Published in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs is a book that reveals the art and science behind growing your own herbs.

    Providing flavours and scents unlike any other, herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves; or used to infuse a dish or drink. By following the tips in this book, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike can grow their own.

    Suitable for any size garden (from acres to window boxes), this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty and offers tips on growing herbs in every situation.
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    Herbs

    Judith Hann

    Product Code: HRBS
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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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    I Like Birds

    Stuart Cox

    Product Code: ILBD
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    Take flight with our feathered friends!

    I Like Birds is an eye-catching and informative book for nature lovers of all ages. It explores the history and habits of 60 of Britain's most popular birds with the illustrated profiles offering up facts and stats about their lifestyles, behaviour, diets and birdsong. You'll also get to learn the collective noun for each bird (a banditry of blue tits; bazaar of peregrine falcons!) and its old names.

    There are lively anecdotes from birdwatching experts, binocular basics and an egg-opedia for you to examine. Whether you want to welcome more birds into your garden or are looking to admire birds in their natural habitat from further afield, there is so much information to behold in Stuart Cox's book. The graphic illustrations are a tweet!
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    Earth From Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: EFSP
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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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    My Penguin Year

    Lindsay McCrae

    Product Code: MPGY
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    What's it like living with penguins?

    Lindsey McCrae's My Penguin Year finds the author recalling a year spent living alongside Emperor penguins. He talks through every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, explaining how they have become so resilient while also recalling the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much.

    The author follows the penguins as they march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds and reveals facts including how it's actually the males that incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world.
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    The Wild Remedy

    Emma Mitchell

    Product Code: WLDR
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    Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression for 25 years. When she moved to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens in 2003 and started rambling, she realised that walking in the countryside would lift her mood just as much as medicine or therapy.

    Photographing, collecting and drawing as she walked, this is a hand-illustrated diary of the paths and trails around Emma's cottage. She shares her nature finds and tracks the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of 12 months and candidly talks about how this has an impact on her mental health. She also discusses the awe-inspiring animals she's encountered on her rambles.

    Written with frankness and honesty - and filled with beautiful drawings, paintings and photography - this is a truly unique journal for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and considered its influence over us.
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    Expedition

    Steve Backshall

    Product Code: EXPD
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    Join Steve Backshall on an unforgettable journey into the unknown...

    Accompanying a major TV series, this book finds the explorer extraordinaire recalling his discoveries as he explored the darkest corners of our planet in search of world firsts and tested the limits of human endeavour.

    Steve recalls his experiences in inspiring and unflinching detail and reveals how every destination brought about its own challenges - from climbing an ice fall in Greenland to navigating a South American river and exploring the world's longest cave system in Mexico.
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    Gardening With Containers

    George Carter

    Product Code: GRDN
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    A handy book for anyone with greenfingers, Gardening with Containers contains 20 exciting projects - each of which can be completed in a weekend.

    Containers can come in all sorts of materials, sizes and shapes and can be used to enhance any outdoor space - from a small terrace to a large garden.

    Highly informative and superbly illustrated, this book is divided into four different sections (terra cotta, masonry, metal, and wood) and its projects include painted pots, hanging baskets and galvanised washtubs.
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    Home Grown Harvest

    Ryland Peters & Small

    Product Code: HGHR
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    Learn how to grow the tastiest and freshest fruit and veg you'll ever eat...

    From summer salads to hearty winter soups, this book offers a celebration of the bounty you can grow in your garden, back yard or window box. It shows how to use what you grow creatively so that you always have a new option when it comes to making a home-made feast.

    This book offers advice on preparing and cooking seasonally and each chapter is dedicated to a different fruit or vegetable. Among the dishes featured are triple tomato risotto with basil and strawberry tiramisu as well as an enticing selection of preserves and chutneys.
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    The Brief Life Of Flowers

    Fiona Stafford

    Product Code: BLOF
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    This beautiful hardback reveals how even the most ordinary of flowers have extraordinary stories to tell...

    Flowers have inspired some of the greatest art and literature over the years and served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations - including the Wars of the Roses and the Order of the Thistle.

    This factual book that weaves together art, science, history and horticulture to show what we can learn about our world through fantastic flowers e.g. the Victorian language of flowers states they could mend a broken heart and sunflowers may just save our planet.
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    A Nation In Bloom

    Matthew Biggs

    Product Code: ANIB
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    Featuring a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh and introduction from Sir Nicholas Bacon, Matthew Biggs' A Nation in Bloom is a beautiful hardback tome that celebrates the people, plants and places of the Royal Horticultural Society.

    This book reveals the story of the RHS and how it works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. Biggs explains the RHS's role in the future of horticulture and celebrates its five famous British gardens including Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater with Jason Ingram's sumptuous photographs.

    This book also provides an insight into the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and reveals how the RHS helps define new gardening trends, encourage children to eat veg through the Campaign for School Gardening and inspire communities through Britain in Bloom.
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    The Wild Book

    David Scarfe

    Product Code: WLDB
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    Run, jump, craft, cook and wander with the help of the practical activities featured in The Wild Book. It shows how adventure can be closer than you think...

    From a homemade tree swing to your very own slip-n-slide and even cooking your own meals, this is a celebration of the natural world and the fun things you can do with it.

    Whether you want to reconnect with the great outdoors, are fed up of staring at a screen or fancy a night sleeping under the stars, the ideas and advice in this beautifully illustrated book are inspiring.
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    Earth to Earth

    Stefan Buczacki

    Product Code: ETEA
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    Dedicated botanist Professor Stefan Buczacki talks through the natural history of churchyards, cemeteries and burial grounds in this informative and entertaining book.

    Complete with beautiful photographs, illustrations and literary quotes, the naturalist and gardener (whose name you may recognise from Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time) covers everything you ever wanted to know about churchyards - from how they're featured in landscapes to the plants, mammals and birds that reside in them.

    He also explores the history of churchyards and the important role of conservation in their future. He also, of course, looks at the mighty churchyard yew.
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    Wild and Free

    Dominic Couzens

    Product Code: WAFR
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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.
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    Two Men Went to Mow

    Clive Gravett

    Product Code: MMOW
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    Horticultural enthusiast Clive Gravett tells the story of two excessive men born 157 years apart and their love of the lawn mower in Two Men Went to Mow. Those men? Clive and the ingenious inventor of the garden machine, Edwin Beard Budding.

    Told with humour and passion, the book finds Clive looking over the history of the machine and celebrating how much mowing means to him. He reveals how this piece of machinery has impacted on all of our lives - particularly in the world of sports.

    Amongst Clive's favourite memories are mowing his parents' lawn and recreating the 1966 World Cup final goals and he also shares fascinating facts and tidbits alongside full-colour photographs.
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    Herbal Remedies Handbook

    Andrew Chevallier

    Product Code: HRBR
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    This book helps you discover the therapeutic properties of over 140 medicinal herbs including turmeric, elderflower and ginger root. It then explains how to use these in a variety of home remedies.

    There are step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, decoctions and tinctures and advice on identifying 50 common conditions including headaches, hay fever and the symptoms of the menopause.

    Presented in a compact format, this accessible book will appeal to all herbalists who want to find better natural health and wellness.
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    Wild Signs and Star Paths

    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.
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    RHS: How Do Worms Work?

    Guy Barter

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    This horticultural book is ideal for anyone who has green fingers. It covers every aspect of gardens and gardening. It provides expert answers to all the questions a gardener wants to ask - and a few you may not have thought of...

    From how worms breathe to why trees get so big, this book is packed with photographs, engravings and diagrams that explain all you need to know about gardening.

    Written by the head of the RHAS Members' Advisory Service, this is ideal for fact-loving gardeners and covers everything from the quirky and whimsical to the practical.
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