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Our nature books are packed with information about food and farming, trees and plants, rocks, fossils and wildlife. We also have nature books dedicated to natural history and ecology books for anyone looking to learn about the environment.

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Nature, Outdoors & Wildlife Books

Our nature books are packed with information about food and farming, trees and plants, rocks, fossils and wildlife. We also have nature books dedicated to natural history and ecology books for anyone looking to learn about the environment.

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    Seven Worlds One Planet

    Jonny Keeling & Alexander Scot

    Product Code: OPSW
    Hardback
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    Explore the natural wonders that define each continent and discover the incredible diversity of life on Earth.

    The world is a place 200 million years in the making and this book looks at how when the supercontinent ruptured, seven different worlds were born. It then examines how the animals that live on each of these continents have evolved to find their own way of life.

    A companion to the new BBC nature series, this stunning hardback features a foreword from the documentary's narrator David Attenborough and over 250 breathtaking images and stills that capture the animal residents and nature from each continent in all their glory - from the jungle of the Congo to the relative isolation of Australasia.
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    The Little Guide to Butterflies

    Tom Frost

    Product Code: GTBU
    Hardback
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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!
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    The Hidden World of the Fox

    Adele Brand

    Product Code: HWOF
    Hardback
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    Foxes really are fantastic. This book proves it.

    Sure to appeal to fans of Foxes Unearthed and The Secret Life of Cows, this book from lifelong nature lover and ecologist Adele Brand offers a charming portrait of the fox and reveals where they go while they flit around and what their world is really like.

    The author explains how the behaviour that helped foxes thrive in the ancient wildwood has helped them adapt and survive in cities, towns, concrete car parks and train lines. She talks about fostering cubs and studying foxes from all over the world's interaction with humans.

    Adele also recalls encounters with furry acquaintances she named Chatter, Old Dogfox, Sooty, the Interloper and the Vixen from Across the Road as she examines the importance of living peaceably side-by-side with nature.
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    The Science of Animals

    DK

    Product Code: TSOA
    Hardback
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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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    The Power of Crystal Healing

    Emma Lucy Knowles

    Product Code: POCH
    Hardback
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    This awe-inspiring crystal bible features over 100 crystals that will raise your vibrations and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.

    It explains how they can change your energy levels and improve all aspects of your life and well-being including your career, relationships and finding more positivity.

    With gorgeous photography, it also offers tips on selecting, cleansing and caring for all kinds of crystals.
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    I Like Birds

    Stuart Cox

    Product Code: ILBD
    Hardback
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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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    My Penguin Year

    Lindsay McCrae

    Product Code: MPGY
    Hardback
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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 RSPB Everyday Guide to British Birds

    RSPB

    Product Code: EVGB
    Paperback
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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.
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    PIG: Tales From An Organic Farm

    Helen Browning

    Product Code: PIGF
    Hardback
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    Animal lovers who enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Cows will love Helen Browning and Tim Finney's Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm.

    This evocative and illuminating book explores why the humble pig holds such a special place in our hearts and follows the life and times of a gang of Saddleback pigs who live on one of the most advanced organic farms in the UK.

    By following them growing up, Helen has the chance to reveal just how mischievous, intelligent and inventive these animals can be - and share her vision for the future of ethical farming.
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    Expedition

    Steve Backshall

    Product Code: EXPD
    Hardback
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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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    Journeys to the Other Side of the World

    Sir David Attenborough

    Product Code: JOSW
    Hardback
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    Sir David Attenborough is now in the seventh decade of his hugely successful television career as a broadcaster and naturalist. His success began with the famous Zoo Quest in 1954, where he travelled the world to discover exotic animals for a zoo exhibition in the UK.

    In this fascinating memoir, David revisits his journeys from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern territory of Australia.

    Originally published in the late 1950s, this warm and humorous account finds David exploring some of the most remarkable cultures and wildlife from this time including his encounters with paradise birds, chameleons and sifakas.
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    Journeys in the Wild

    Gavin Thurston

    Product Code: JITW
    Hardback
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    How do you get up close and personal with the planet's most incredible animals?

    Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman Gavin Thurston reveals all about his extraordinary experiences in search of the perfect shot. He recalls journeys to the Antarctic ocean, the Sahara desert and wild forests of the Congo and reveals how it feels to be a hair's breadth away from prides of lions, silverback gorillas and grey whales in their natural habitat.

    Gavin has over 30 years' experience as a wildlife photographer and in this book he reveals so many secrets: he discusses the hours spent patiently waiting for protagonists to appear; the dangers that cameramen have to overcome; and how it feels to finally capture that perfect shot.

    As if that wasn't enough, this awe-inspiring book also features a foreword from Sir David Attenborough.
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    Flora

    DK

    Product Code: FLRA
    Hardback
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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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    Dadventures

    Alex Gregory

    Product Code: DDVE
    Hardback
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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    RSPB British Nature Finder

    Marianne Taylor

    Product Code: BNFI
    Paperback
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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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    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 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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    Blue Planet II

    James Honeyborne

    Product Code: BLUP
    Hardback
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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.
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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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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018

    Lia Leendertz

    Product Code: ALMN
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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.
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    Naturewatch - Simon King

    Simon King, OBE

    Product Code: NWSK
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    BBC nature presenter Simon King presents the ultimate guide to watching British wildlife in NatureWatch, a book that is perfect for anyone who wants to find mammals, birds, mini-beasts, amphibians and more.

    If you love exploring the countryside, this book will show you exactly where to look to spot wild animals in their natural habitats. Simon will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find and follow creatures and identify tracks and signs that will lead you closer to them (without disturbing them).

    More than just a nature handbook, Simon offers up his insider knowledge to get closer to the wild, describes the essential kit you need to get started and also provides photography tips.
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    RHS: How Do Worms Work?

    Guy Barter

    Product Code: HDWW
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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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    AA 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales

    AA Publishing

    Product Code: FWBB
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and the Brecon Beacons & South Wales are fine areas to explore. With the AA's 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales, you can combine the two!

    Designed to help you discover the areas at their finest, the book features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. With all the practical detail you need including information on the distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and landscape, there is also background reading on the history and wildlife of each area.

    Local points of interest are also featured, making this a handy guide if you're ever heading on a walking holiday to beautiful south Wales!
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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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