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  • Keeping Chickens

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BLJWA
    Paperback
    In the last few years, poultry-keeping has enjoyed massive growth, with heavy TV coverage featuring chefs such as Jamie Oliver. It is another symptom of our weariness of mass-produced, tasteless supermarket food - the appeal of being able to nip into the back garden to get fresh eggs for breakfast, knowing that the hens have been well kept, fed and loved. This highly practical book is aimed at beginners to the hobby and will explain everything you need to know to get started keeping chickens, from how to choose, house, feed and handle them to how many eggs they will lay, their affect on the local ecosystem and protection from foxes.
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  • The Wonky Donkey

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: BSTIU
    Paperback 3 years +
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    You've all seen the video of the laughing granny reading Wonky Donkey to her grandchild. Now recreate your own version with a copy of the hilarious picture book.

    It's already sold over 1 million copies worldwide and you and your little readers will be hugely entertained by the spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.
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  • Create and Maintain Your Own Smallholding

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BMOGV
    Paperback
    Learn how to set up your own smallholding, grow your own fruit and vegetables, rear chickens, pigs, lambs and other livestock, and manage their pasture, to help you create a sustainable, organic lifestyle. This excellent new guide brings the heart of the land to your table, with advice on where to buy, how to maintain and how to support other local producers. Packed with tips and hints on how to prepare for the whole year, especially in winter. With case studies and examples throughout. Companion title to Keeping Chickens and Keeping Bees.
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  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

    Greta Thunberg

    Product Code: BZASZ
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    The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
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  • i-Spy Birds: What Can You Spot?

    Product Code: ATBTG
    Paperback 5 years +
    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!
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  • Climate Change (A Ladybird Expert Book)

    Tony Juniper

    Product Code: AWQIV
    Hardback
    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, it explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions with which to reduce its impact. You'll learn about the causes and consequences of climate disruption; heatwaves, floods and other extreme weather; disappearing wildlife; acid oceans; the benefits of limiting warming; sustainable farming, new clean technologies and the circular economy. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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  • RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

    Simon Harrap

    Product Code: BRQTZ
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    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.
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  • Cats

    DK

    Product Code: CCYSP
    Paperback
    A true cat-alogue of more than 100 feline breeds and cross-breeds adorn the pages of this mini-encyclopedia, which packs a whole lot of information into your pocket! Along with a photo of each breed, discover the facts and stats of each cat, including its size, where the breed originated, colours and markings, and unusual features or behaviours. You'll soon be able to tell apart a Burmese from a Siamese; a rex from a sphynx and a manx; and an American shorthair from a British shorthair. You will also discover a lot about colours and patterns. Did you know that tabby cats and tortoiseshells are not breeds, but colours within breeds? Plus there are pages introducing cat anatomy and behaviour; and the book finishes with fun facts. The style of the Pocket Eyewitness series is perfect for all children, from reluctant readers who can easily digest the key points through to budding vets and cat-lovers of all shapes and sizes who want to know more about the best pets on the planet.
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  • Truth or Mare

    Catherine Hapka

    Product Code: BZIOA
    Paperback
    An original novel based on the award-winning (2 Emmys) Netflix show! The riders of Bright Fields Stables are playing a game of Truth or Dare - or rather, Truth or Mare, since the horses are involved, too! All of the riders' fun dares end up on Becky's vlog, which she hopes will make it big. Meanwhile, there's a ghost dog that might be running around Pin's castle - anda treasure to be found. Lots is happening ... but above all, Zoe is beginning to question, is the island where she's supposed to be?
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  • My Family and Other Animals

    Gerald Durrell

    Product Code: AYDKI
    Paperback
    A keepsake Penguin Classics edition of Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals.

    Based on the author's own childhood, this is an entertaining story that will take you to the island of Corfu as the family come across scorpions, snakes and more animals and characters.
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  • Telling Tails

    Iain Hollingshead

    Product Code: AUVTF
    Hardback
    SIR - Our dog Ben has savaged all electioneering material pushed through our letterbox, with the exception of any communication from the Conservative Party. My son even tried reposting the same flyer, but still no mauling from Ben. Are we to conclude that our dog swings to the right? SIR - As a regular visitor to the UK, I have been fascinated by the spate of letters regarding the television viewing of assorted pets. They have reinforced my view that the British are quite, quite mad. Long may it be so. SIR - Following the recent results of the English cricket team in the World Cup, may I suggest a duck as the national bird for England? The venerable letterbox of the Daily Telegraph is host to a wealth of animal owners and observers. Not to be outdone on any subject, comes a menagerie of musings and meditations on a topic very close to their hearts. A collection including correspondence from dogs, notes about peacocks, admonitions on horse owners and scapegoats for cats. From the farmstead to the front room, big and small, feathered and furry can be found amidst these pages. How to gauge the political leanings of your terrier - there is a simple test for that. Useful pointers on subduing a disgruntled heffer that prove effective in urban and everyday environments as well. Whether you live with a labradoodle, spend your weekends twitching or simply watching the tortoises go by, here is the best assortment of animals as gathered by the readers of the Telegraph.
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  • A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

    Amanda Owen

    Product Code: AWQLJ
    Paperback
    From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse. Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-worrying dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull. Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.
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  • The Stick Book

    Fiona Danks

    Product Code: ADVNQ
    Paperback
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    The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band ...' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.
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  • Fossil

    DK

    Product Code: BCVUG
    Paperback
    Explore the history of life on Earth through every type of fossil, from marine invertebrates such as ammonites, to fishes, plants, early amphibians, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and even humans with DK Eyewitness Fossils. Find out what fossils are, how they were formed, and what they tell us about how long-vanished animals lived millions of years ago. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique eyewitness view - see pearls that are 50 million years old, a remarkable preserved foot of the extinct Moa from New Zealand, and the fossilised jaws of a terrifying T-rex. Includes a fact-filled wall chart perfect for bedrooms or classrooms.
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  • Jellyfish

    Mari Schuh

    Product Code: ARJHC
    Hardback 5 years +
    Discover the secrets of the deep with this book all about jellyfish!

    It explains how these spineless sea-dwellers use their umbrella-shaped bells to swim and their tentacles to sting prey. It also reveals exactly what they eat and how they survive and thrive in the ocean.
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  • Trees

    Alastair H. Fitter

    Product Code: AHAUN
    Paperback
    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are out on the town or strolling through the countryside. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but also details of leaf shape, flowers, fruits and bark. Features both deciduous and evergreen species, with information on the origin of each species, its height, preferred habitat and growing conditions. Illustrations of cones, catkins, nuts and fruits allow you to distinguish between similar species at a glance. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 220 trees and shrubs that are native to or flourish in Britain and northern Europe.
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  • Reptile

    DK

    Product Code: BCVUJ
    Paperback
    A unique view of some of the world's most curious living creatures, their intriguing characteristics, and unusual behavior with DK Eyewitness Reptiles. Learn how crocodiles look after their young, how lizards store fat in their tails, and how chameleons swivel their eyes. Find out how snakes are charmed, how geckos walk upside down, why crocodiles swallow stones, and how a snake is milked of venom. With stunning close-up photographs of snakes, crocodiles, lizards, and turtles, Eyewitness Reptiles offers a unique eyewitness view of these amazing creatures. See how an anole lizard frightens its enemies by displaying its bright red beard and watch a boa constrictor swallowing its prey whole. Includes a fact-filled wall chart perfect for bedrooms or classrooms.
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  • Wilding

    Isabella Tree

    Product Code: BUNHN
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    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.
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  • Insects and Spiders

    DK

    Product Code: BUMTT
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    A first nature book about insects and spiders for children, this is the perfect companion for young minds eager to learn about the world of bugs. Children are encouraged to investigate and record all the creepy crawlies they find, and get hands on with the fun activities, from making your own bug hotel to collect insects in to building an ant farm. With a mix of fantastic photographs and beautiful illustrations Insects and Spiders takes you through everything you need to know about these minibeasts. Learn what termites build their nests from, how an earwig looks after her eggs, and why wasps have black and yellow stripes. The Nature Explorers series is essential for any child curious about the world outside. Each book in the series takes children through the basics of the subject, starting by explaining what it is and then moving on to the key topics. These are wonderful introductions to the great outdoors, packed with fun facts and engaging activities, ideal for children aged 6 and up.
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  • Cooking for Cats

    Debora Robertson

    Product Code: CBGJP
    Hardback
    20 mouth-watering recipes to cook for your cat at home. In her latest book, food writer Debora Robertson has created a fun, indulgent book for feline fanatics. Inspired by her cat, Dixie, she's devised an exciting menu of simple, inexpensive dinners and treats made using readily available ingredients, so they fit easily into your everyday life. With 20 recipes, there is something to tempt even the most finicky of feline palates. The book is packed full of advice on your marvellous moggy's diet. It begins with a indispensable larder section before guiding you through everyday treats, easy one-pot dinners and delicious dishes for special occasions. Many of the dishes can be made cheaply in batches, and there is advice on how best to feed your cat. The book includes recipes not only for good general health, but also advice on nutrition for sick or recovering cats. And because play is important, the book also contains simple craft projects, too, including a fishing pole toy, scratching post, indoor kitty garden, catnip mouse, cardboard cat playhouse and cat pillow. There are also suggestions on making presents for your kitty, as well as tips on training and general good cat behaviour. Chapters include: The Cat's Larder: The basics of what your cat should and shouldn't eat, how and when to feed your cat. Everyday Treating: Including Miaousli Yogurt Breakfast, Sardine Omelette, Chicken Soup, Turkey and Squash Meatballs and Salmon Fish Cakes. One-pot Dishes: Rabbit Stew, Bone Broth, Spring Chicken Casserole, Beef and Brown Rice Dinner, Lamb and Dill Hotpot, Fish Supper. Treats and Special Occasions: Including Salmon and Sweet Potato Crunchies, Chicken and Oatmeal Cookies, Sardine Snackies and Birthday Cake Muffins. Feel-better Food: Tempting ill cats with smelly food and food for sore mouths.
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  • The Secret Network of Nature

    Peter Wohlleben

    Product Code: BZJEJ
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    From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium. Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced.
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  • The Pebbles on the Beach

    Clarence Ellis

    Product Code: BRMAK
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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.
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  • The Crystal Bible

    Judy Hall

    Product Code: AAKME
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    "The Crystal Bible" has become the world's favourite crystal reference guide, having sold over a million copies. The directory format enables you to find a known crystal instantly or to identify an unknown crystal. It covers the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal healing. Encompassing traditional and contemporary crystal lore, this book draws on Judy Hall's 35 years of experience in this field. It is an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.
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  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

    Ranulph Fiennes

    Product Code: CDHEU
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    'Always the leader and always the best' Bear Grylls 'Fiennes has so much to fit in, it's a wonder to grasp the full breadth of a lifetime of adventuring' - Compass Magazine 'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling' - Time Out Sir Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on Earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his bestselling autobiography, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both Poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. And now the extraordinary life story of the world's greatest living explorer is re-published to celebrate his 75th birthday, with two new chapters to bring his story up to date - telling of more mountains climbed, including his ascent to the top of Mount Everest, and even more extraordinary and risky adventures.
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