Non-Fiction

Nature & Outdoors Books

  • WAFR
    Dominic Couzens
    • £4.99
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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.
  • RDKA
    Steph Scott
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

    Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making windspinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

    If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.
  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • WLDB
    David Scarfe
    • £5.99
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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.
  • HIDH
    • £5.99
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    This spotter's guide will tell you everything you need to know about Britain's landscapes - from the bumps and lumps you see in fields to when and why certain trees were planted.

    Praised by Tony Robinson and BBC's Countryfile magazine, this is a highly entertaining and eye-opening book about the things you need to know in order to 'read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped it. The question-and-answer format makes it all the more accessible.

    It uses photographs and diagrams to point out specific details that will give you an idea of the processes that shaped various landscapes e.g. Roman road building and medieval ploughing. There are also details of where to find the best examples of these landscapes in Britain.
  • EVGB
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Green Guides Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472933911
    GRGU
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Anyone who loves getting outdoors will find these little guides to be essential companions on their next adventure.

    Covering wild flowers, trees, butterflies and garden wildlife, the books provide concise descriptions of their subjects which include information on their appearances, habitats and much more. There are also beautiful illustrations of over 150 species in each book.

    Ideal for beginners and amateur naturalists alike, the Green Guides come in a pocket size.
  • RPAD
    Pippa Greenwood
    • £6.99
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    Drawing on the expertise of the RHS, this practical reference book will help you identify the problems with your plants and nurse them back to health.

    With its visual approach, the plant-by-plant listings will help you easily identify possible ailments, make the correct diagnosis and find the most effective cure. There is a focus on growing for food and huge emphasis on organic solutions that will help your garden stay productive, attractive and healthy.

    The tips in this book will help you stay on top of common plant problems while also bearing in mind the latest legislation on chemical control. It includes an A-Z directory.
  • TILA
    Peter Wohlleben
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    From a grateful humpback whale to squirrels that adopt their grandchildren, this beautiful book looks at how various creatures from the animal kingdom think and feel.

    Many humans assume we're the only living things able to experience intense feelings and to make decisions with a conscience but this book, backed by the latest research, shows that animals experience a rich variety of emotions, too.

    Covering the big philosophical, ethical and scientific questions, this book explains all about how bees plan for the future, the pigs who are able to learn their own names and - finally - the reasons why wasps exist.
  • SAKW
    Chris Lubkemann
    • £3.99
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    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.
  • NWSK
    Simon King, OBE
    • £5.99
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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.
  • FWSN
    AA Publishing
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    This AA walking guide to Snowdonia features a variety of mapped walks for all abilities.

    It contains all the practical details you need alongside background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks have their local points of interest noted and ideas for places to stop for refreshments.

    Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access as well as landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
  • FWBB
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and the Brecon Beacons & South Wales is one of the UK's most beautiful areas to enjoy doing it. 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!
  • ALMN
    Lia Leendertz
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 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.
  • FWDV
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Devon is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.
  • BLPY
    • £12.99
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    Celebrating all those who enter the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, this is a coffee table book full of gorgeous imagery from the decade that the competition has been running.

    Printed on special art paper, the 250 photographs cover everything the British landscape is renowned for. Your jaw will drop at the majesty of the shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and stark industrial scenes.

    Celebrating 10 years of the competition, this book will delight those who love the British countryside and those who have an interest in photography.
  • FWCN
    AA Publishing
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    If you've ever been to Cornwall, you'll know it's the perfect place for walking... If you're planning to go for the first time, you are in for a treat!

    Published by The AA, this guide showcases some of the best walks in and around Cornwall - and they're suitable for all abilities! With all the practical details you'll need to embark on the walks, the books also offer fascinating background reading on this history and wildlife of the area, as well points of interest you can stop off at along the way.

    A brilliant guide for locals and tourists alike, the book gives key info including the distance of the walk, how long it should take to complete, its level of difficulty, whether the walk is dog-friendly and places to stop for refreshments.
  • TREE
    Jack Cooke
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    Jack Cooke loves nothing more than climbing trees. Especially those trees that line the streets of London.

    In this witty and personal memoir, he talks about exploring England's capital city through the treetops. Part-guidebook and part-meditation on the joys of nature, this is a thoroughly entertaining read that finds Jack climbing all sorts of trees and scurrying up a Scots pine to get views that very few have seen.

    From London's parks, canals and rivers to the secret gardens he spots sometimes just 10 foot above street level, this is an oddball celebration of viewing things from a different angle. It might inspire you to go outside and climb a tree - but please be careful among the bark and branches!
  • FWWY
    AA Publishing
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    Containing detailed information on walk gradients, distances, levels of difficulty, ease of access, surfaces and a lot more, 50 Walks in West Yorkshire is a comprehensive guide for one of Britain's most-loved hobbies.

    Detailing routes and trails to suit all levels of ability, and accompanied by fascinating insight into each area's wildlife, history and even dog-friendliness, this guide will make the ideal companion for the budding nature enthusiast and keen rambler.

    With walks from 2 to 10 miles, this easy-to-follow guide provides all of the knowledge the walking enthusiast will ever need to pop on their walking boots and enjoy a wander through beautiful West Yorkshire.
  • HDWW
    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.
  • FWLD
    AA Publishing
    • £3.99
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Lake District is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most naturally stunning landscape, with detailed information you can trust.
  • HDYW
    • £3.99
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    This is a great gift book for anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of woodworking. It provides simple explanations for the techniques you'll need and suggestions for all the tools that are needed.

    The inspirational projects to make include a frame, a wine rack and a bookcase while there is also advice on preparing wood, making different kinds of joints, veneering, finishing techniques and working safely.

    There are also photographs of the tools you need and suggestions of how to use them and take care of them.
  • FWSX
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Sussex is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers of the south-east and home counties - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.
  • VANL
    Foster Huntington
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.