Nature & Outdoors Books

  • AJNJU
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    Did you know? * Ladybirds have poisonous knees! (poisonous to spiders, anyway) * If you weighed all of the ants in the world they would weigh more than all of the humans in the world! * Worms can have up to 5 hearts! * Centipedes have been around for more than 400 million years, they are even older than dinosaurs! Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. A handy magnifying glass is provided to help you investigate the hidden details within each spread - there are over 100 little extras waiting to be found. * A new interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards * Packed full of amazing information and fun illustrations for children to pore over * Comes with a brilliant magnifying glass to get kids searching for the extra details within each page This guide to all things insect challenges what is commonly known as a nature guide; it is a fun and informative insight into the world of the smallest critters and their private lives. No leaf is left unturned. Contents: Ladybirds, Beetles, Butterflies, Worms, Stick Insects, Snails, Flies, Bees, Spiders, Centipedes and Ants. Approx 5,000 words Age range: 5 upwards
  • AUWDD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. This beautiful book is also available as a limited edition collector's edition. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum will create the experience unique to Welcome to the Museum of exploring a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
  • AQWPC
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    This remarkable book reveals the story of 40 of the world's most fascinating plants. The plants are explored through specially selected facsimile texts from the Archives at Kew and expert introductions, as well as exceptional and beautiful illustrations. Extraordinary Plants also includes 40 beautifully reproduced prints of the plants which can then be framed, allowing the reader to truly appreciate these magnificent plants.
  • BQZBC
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    Produced in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this collection of 40 orchids tells the many intriguing stories of this beguiling plant. It is enhanced with botanical illustrations by the great orchid artists, 40 of which have been also been selected to include as prints and presented in a handsome collector's box. Captivating, beautiful, incredibly diverse and often elusive, orchids can be found in nearly all environments, ranging from sea level to an elevation of almost 5,000 metres. Victorian plant hunters scoured the globe for new species to bring back for botanical gardens and private collectors; "orchidmania" among gardeners was born and persists to this day. Enhanced with notes and letters held in Kew's archives and illustrations by artists such as John Day and Sarah Drake, this is an exceptionally beautiful book on an extraordinary plant.
  • BRLMY
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    Discover the joys of keeping The Biotime Log! Biotime, or biological time, runs at a very different pace and rhythm to human time. It can be observed by recording events in the natural world. These can be as varied as the day the first spring bulb opens, the last frost before summer, or the first sighting of a species of bird or insect in a new habitat. These events can be part of a larger natural rhythm, like the turning of the seasons, or an indicator of slow changes in an ecosystem, like unusual weather patterns or an increase of average temperatures. This helps gardeners, nature watchers. On a larger scale, we can also reflect on our own biological rhythms relating to the waxing and waning of the moon and the seasons and beyond! The Biotime Log provides a sound introduction to biotime and how to keep your own log. This is useful for: *Gardeners to plan new plantings and crops protection *Nature lovers to record natural rhythms like the annual migration of birds *Ecologists to log new volunteer species in the local ecosystem *For health and wellbeing, to record our own biological rhythms relating to the waxing and waning of the moon and the seasons. Beautifully illustrated, this ready-made book in which you can note your day-to-day observations will last for years. There are no days or years, just the dates of each month with two days allocated to each page. This allows you to record events by first adding the year at the beginning of each of your entries. Over time you build a picture that you can refer to year on year to compare your observations. Create your own fascinating record of your local environment and its rhythms and mysteries! Your observation will deepen your connection with the natural world around you, your understanding of its cycles, and your appreciation of your local ecosystems.
  • BQKUT
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    A wall calendar featuring beautiful photographs of butterflies by leading photographers.
  • ANJGX
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    This is a concise and comprehensive guide to the popular subject of wildlife photography. It covers scouting locations, timing of trips relative to the seasons and assembling a kit of equipment. It contains an essential guide to lighting, composition and how best to photographs groups of animals. Wildlife is one of the most challenging and popular subjects for photographers. With strong emphasis on the ethics and legalities of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, Richard Garvey-Williams' concise, comprehensive yet accessible text covers the practical techniques of photography and how they relate to capturing stunning images of quarry that is invariably erratic, often endangered, and typically shy and elusive.
  • BDBKM
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    Healing Messages from the Flowers. Flowers are beautiful angels of nature that carry powerful essences, energy and messages for us all. Using these Flower Therapy Oracle Cards, you can conduct readings to gain accurate and trustworthy guidance for yourself and others. In the accompanying guidebook, Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves explain the meaning of each card and provide specific details on healing with the flowers. Whether you're seeking answers for yourself or your loved ones and clients, these cards can yield valuable insights. The flowers and the angels happily share their love and light!
  • BMGJF
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    Our Observer's Notebooks combine useful lab-notebook-like information with a strikingly beautiful journal aesthetic. Whether you want to learn to identify a butterfly by family or understand the remarkable process of metamorphosis, our fourth title, Butterflies is the perfect tool. Filled with useful and magnificent charts of butterfly habitats, migration patterns and transformation, this durable notebook features 160 ruled pages and blank maps to plan your own butterfly garden or simply reflect on the astounding process of transformation that butterflies represent.
  • BTQGJ
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    From Anna Marlis Burgard, author of The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures, with illustrations by Jillian Ditner, comes this companion journal. The Beachcomber's Companion Journal is packaged in a PVC cover for extra durability, includes a pen loop, and interior pockets for business cards, transit cards, and other important items.
  • AVBPZ
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    A new family of cloth-covered lined notebooks complete with inspiring diagrams, illustrations, and charts. They have a slightly larger format than the Grids & Guides Notebooks at 7 x 9 inches.
  • BMVFM
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    Share the wonder of the natural world with family and friends using these stunning illustrated notecards from How to Be a Wildflower author and illustrator Katie Daisy.
  • BUGWF
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    Wander (and nap) along the streets and in the homes of France with the cute and curious le chat noir, featured on these 20 beautiful correspondence cards. From the French children's book 45 Verites Sur Les Chats, Bruno Gibert's charming illustrations star a cat who knows all the best spots to be, like nestled atop a radiator or sitting comfortably on someone's newspaper. Complete with envelopes, these cards make correspondence memorable for any cat lover or Francophile. Salut, chaton!
  • BMVJT
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    With a simple sheet of white paper and an X-acto knife, artist Maude White carves out impossibly delicate and exquisitely detailed renderings of beautiful birds. This paperback, lay-flat notebook features her incredible artwork, reproduced with special production details (embossing and foil stamping) to highlight its intricacy. The notebook also has gilded edges and features feather artwork throughout. Portable and practical, it provides a wonderful way for Maude's fans to interact with her art.
  • BRPHB
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    Keeping Chickens 2019 presents country living at its best-a full year's worth of strutting roosters, broody hens, and bucolic charm. Enjoy the farm life with this 16-month wall calendar, whether you actually live on a farm, or in the middle of Manhattan! Backyard chicken coops have become a new cultural obsession-offering a soothing routine and a sense of self-sufficiency for folks frazzled from the grind of modern life. The chill barnyard atmosphere of this 12" x 12" calendar will remind you daily to slow down and enjoy life as you take in the pastoral charm of 13 full-color photos of chickens pecking, sitting on their eggs, and strutting their chicken stuff in the fresh air. Experience the country breeze and the early morning sunshine all year long! Keeping Chickens 2019 is the perfect gift for any up-and-coming farmer, or city slicker looking for a simpler way of life.
  • BTDHT
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    Over 16 million animals served in the First World War - they were a crucial part of the war effort. Many were kept as mascots to improve morale and for carrying supplies and messages to men at the front. This wall calendar brings together some of the best photographs from the IWM collections of the animals that served, featuring dogs, cats, a cockatoo and even a camel. Flame Tree: The Art of Fine Gifts. Flame Tree Publishing has produced calendars and diaries for over twenty years. Now the UK's premier art calendar producer, we work in the global market online and in retail. Each year we spend many hours creating new designs with artists, photographers, licensors, museums and galleries to bring beautiful art into the homes and offices of our customers around the world.
  • BPMWG
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    Following the continued success of the 2018 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very earliest representations of Scotland in the second century AD, through the first printed maps of the 16th century and the achievement of the Ordnance Survey in the 1920s and 1930s to the most recent satellite imagery, these images tell the story of a nation.
  • BXGXY
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    Scotland is home to a staggering array of wildlife, from the iconic red deer and Highland cow to the magnificent sea eagle and bottle-nosed dolphin. This calendar features not only a beautiful selection of animals themselves but also their natural habitats, which are some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.
  • BQKXC
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    A wall calendar featuring beautiful meteorological photographs by leading photographers and 365 weather facts.
  • BPVBV
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    A wall calendar featuring beautiful photographs of polar bears in their Arctic habitats by the world's leading polar photographer.
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    Known in his lifetime as 'Mountain John,' nobody else did as much to foster appreciation for the natural beauty of the American landscape than John Muir. The Scottish-born naturalist walked thousands of miles across the US, but loved, above all, California, the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite in particular. His prolific writings- 300 articles and ten books-and passionate prose about nature and our place in it were read by millions of nineteenth-century Americans, leading to the creation of our national park system. He also founded the Sierra Club, which carries on his program of conservation and preservation 125 years later. His words ring truer than ever today, potent reminders to protect the natural splendors of our land and to root our spirits in nature.
  • BLJYS
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    Mallorca Super-Durable Map and Bird Watching Guide combines the latest island map with a full colour Bird Watching Guide. Navigate to your destination then turn over your map to identify the birds you see there.Mallorca Super-Durable Map is a large (125k) scale topographical map of the island detailing all the major, secondary and minor tarmacked roads plus walking trails suitable for bird watching. Printed on a 840mm by 640mm Super-Durable map sheet which folds to a pocketable 220mm by 120mm using a specialist 'concertina map' fold which ensures easy opening, and more importantly easy refolding. Super-Durable Maps come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Altitude background colouring clearly shows the altitude range when travelling around the island. 100 metre contours compliment the altitude colouring along with a large number of individual height points. Our useful symbol range includes miradors, picnic areas, petrol stations, bar/restaurants and parking areas where you can pull off the road safely; plus all of Mallorca's golf courses.All of the suggested Bird Watching Sites are clearly highlighted along with the top beaches from Tripadvisor. Mallorca Bird Watching Guide is on the reverse of the map sheet detailing 51 bird species complete with full colour picture, ID Guide, characteristics and location, for all of the species featured. Suggested Bird Watching Sites are detailed and these are highlighted on the map sheet. Simply use the map to arrive at your bird watching site of choice, then turn the map over to start identifying the birds you see at that location. Mallorca Bird Watching Records Sheets are available as a free pdf download from the Discovery Walking Guides website along with gps waypoint files for all of the Suggested Bird Watching Sites in a range of file formats including Points of Interest (POIs) for SatNav users. In use maps have a very tough life so you will appreciate our specialist concertina map fold that allows you to quickly open the map, and more importantly fold it back up to its pocket size after use.Our Super-Durable Maps are printed with 100% oxygenation inks on Polyart by the UK's leading map printer, which produces a map that feels like silk but will stand up to the roughest treatment of outdoor adventuring and yet fold up like new at the end of your adventure.Polyart is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is therefore 100% recyclable in category 2 HDPE. For more information see the Polyart website. A digital Custom Map edition of Mallorca Super-Durable Map is available as a free download from the Discovery Walking Guides website. This is a medium resolution (200dpi) kmz file of the printed map for use on Garmin gps units and in Garmin Basecamp and Google Earth software.
  • BUMSO
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    This folded world map has been fully revised and updated to include the latest political changes. The map contains politically coloured mapping which shows individual countries and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Local name forms are used for all towns and cities with the English or historical alternative shown in brackets e.g. Mumbai (Bombay), Sankt Peterburg (Leningrad) where space permits. This makes the map readily accessible to the general reader who needs an up-to-date map to follow reports of world events in newspapers, on radio and television. It is perfect for the home and office. INCLUDES: * All recent political changes carried out to mapping. * Changes to international dateline. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. SCALE Scale 1:30 000 000; 1cm to 300 km; 1 inch to 474 miles. Size of world map unfolded 637 x 1016mm
  • BUKAN
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    Chirp up your card games with the most beautiful birds in the world. Includes 52 playing cards featuring illustrations of birds ranging from the familiar to the exotic, plus two jokers. From the cheerful red cardinal to the majestic white swan, the imposing California condor to the flamboyant great blue turaco, these delightful birds may make you forget your poker face