Read more

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.

Read less

Nature & Outdoors 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.

  • GTBS

    The RSPB Guide to Birdsong With CD (Paperback)

    Adrian Thomas

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • DDVE

    Dadventures (Hardback)

    Alex Gregory

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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!
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    WGBI

    Where to Go When: Great Britain & Ireland (Hardback)

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Explore the beauty of Great Britain and Ireland with this informative book from DK Eyewitness Travel. It shares the best places to visit - and when you should go to make the most of them.

    From family seaside breaks to walks and hikes in the country, this big hardback is packed with all the details you need, while the awe-inspiring photography will give extra insight into what you can expect from these sites and attractions.

    This book also has regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options. It's perfect for when you want to plan your next staycation, trip away or feel like discovering some more of the British Isles' hidden secrets.
    • £2.79
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £14.20
    More info
  • EVGB

    The RSPB Everyday Guide to British Birds (Paperback)

    RSPB

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • HRBS

    Herbs (Hardback)

    Judith Hann

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £15.01
    More info
  • LGBU

    The Little Guide to Bugs (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    More info
  • BNFI

    RSPB British Naturefinder (Paperback)

    Marianne Taylor

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    CNGR

    The Container Gardener (Paperback)

    Frances Tophill

    Hand-picked favourites
    Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill explains how to make the most of any space and provides inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform your garden in The Container Gardener.

    Ideal if you have a small plot, balcony or a lack of outdoor space, this book explains just how effective container gardening can be. It will show you how to grow all sorts of herbs, spices and flowers and even contains 40 ideas for pairing plants and pots.

    Frances also showcases the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. A container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces - and this book will help you every step of the way.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £12.00
    More info
  • GTBU

    The Little Guide to Butterflies (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    More info
  • BLUP

    Blue Planet II (Hardback)

    James Honeyborne

    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £13.01
    More info
  • LGBI

    The Little Guide to Birds (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    More info
  • WLDR

    The Wild Remedy (Hardback)

    Emma Mitchell

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • WAFR

    Wild and Free (Paperback)

    Dominic Couzens

    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    TSGA

    The Secret Gardeners (Hardback)

    Victoria Summerley

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £22.01
    More info
  • JOSW

    Journeys to the Other Side of the World (Hardback)

    Sir David Attenborough

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £17.01
    More info
  • HRBR

    Herbal Remedies Handbook (Paperback)

    Andrew Chevallier

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • SAKW

    Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book (Paperback)

    Chris Lubkemann

    Hand-picked favourites
    Get out your Swiss Army knife and prepare to carve 43 incredible, useful and whimsical objects. They range from the practical and useful to the wonderfully creative.

    Presented in a handy pocket size and written by Chris Lubkemann, a famous and talented whittler, the objects require no more than a stick and a Swiss army knife and range from practical spoons and forks to ornamental flowers, funny animals and the classic curly-tailed rooster.

    Chris also offers advice on choosing the best wood, sharpening a blade and safely controlling your knife.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    More info
  • POCH

    The Power of Crystal Healing (Hardback)

    Emma Lucy Knowles

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • HDWW

    RHS: How Do Worms Work? (Hardback)

    Guy Barter

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • WSAS

    Wild Signs and Star Paths (Hardback)

    Tristan Gooley

    Hand-picked favourites
    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
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £14.01
    More info
  • PIGF

    PIG: Tales From An Organic Farm (Hardback)

    Helen Browning

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £12.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    NWSK

    Naturewatch - Simon King (Hardback)

    Simon King, OBE

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £16.01
    More info
  • Clearance
    GRNT

    Gardens of the National Trust (Hardback)

    Stephen Lacey

    Hand-picked favourites
    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £21.01
    More info
  • FLRA

    Flora (Hardback)

    DK

    Hand-picked favourites
    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.
    • £12.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £17.01
    More info