Nature & Outdoors Books

  • FLRA
    DK
    • £12.99
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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.
  • BNFI
    • £3.99
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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.
  • JOSW
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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.
  • LGBI
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    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.
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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!
  • LGBU
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    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.
  • Top 100 Birding Sites of the World - Hardback - 9781472919847 - Dominic Couzens
    TPBS
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    Find out all the best places to see our feathered friends with the Top 100 Birding Sites of the World.

    Covering sites across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North and South America and Antarctica, the gorgeous hardback features first-hand accounts, fascinating information and absolutely stunning photography.

    Awe-inspiring, the coffee table book also features some of the world's best avian spectacles such as the Snow Goose 'blizzard' that takes place in Bosque del Apache and the swarms of Lesser Flamingos on Africa's Rift Valley Lakes.

    Quite simply, a must-have for any birdwatcher.
  • PCCH
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    Plants may be all around us, but have you ever stopped and thought about what kind of impact they have on our day-to-day life?

    From turning them into medicine to giving them on special occasions, this beautifully presented guide looks at the effect flowers have had on human civilisation throughout our history. Each plant featured in the book is judged by its influence in the categories of Edible, Medicinal, Commercial and Practical.

    We're also dependent on flowers for sustenance, and this book celebrates everything from crop staples like wheat and rice to herbs and spices that have medicinal qualities.
  • TILA
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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.
  • 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.
  • ANOF
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    Full of sumptuous artwork and fascinating facts, this is a stunning hardback book for anyone who appreciates the sight of flowers.

    It contains photographic images of 50 of Britain's favourite flowers, all of which have been given a vintage, Victorian 'illustrated' makeover. The book also provides detailed descriptions about each and every flower it features.

    Perfect for botanists, the artwork is sure to inspire you to enjoy the natural beauty around you. It's a book you'll want to return to again and again as we approach the summer months.
  • RDKA
    (1)
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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.
  • DDVE
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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!
  • ETEA
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    Dedicated botanist Professor Stefan Buczacki talks through the natural history of churchyards, cemeteries and burial grounds in this informative and entertaining book.

    Complete with beautiful photographs, illustrations and literary quotes, the naturalist and gardener (whose name you may recognise from Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time) covers everything you ever wanted to know about churchyards - from how they're featured in landscapes to the plants, mammals and birds that reside in them.

    He also explores the history of churchyards and the important role of conservation in their future. He also, of course, looks at the mighty churchyard yew.
  • WSAS
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    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.
  • PIGF
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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.
  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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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
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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.
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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.
  • RPAD
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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.
  • TNHB
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    This essential book, written by Michael van Straten, reveals the facts about natural health supplements and how they can help you feel better.

    From witch hazel and guarana to tea tree oil and evening primrose oil, each supplement's individual benefits are covered and there are also profiles of what each one is, what it does and how you should use it (including the precautions you should take).

    As well as comprehensive healing charts, this guide also has quick references to 40 common ailments, explaining which supplements work on each one (garlic to lower cholesterol and St. John's wort to relieve depression) and how these will help with the healing process.
  • 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.
  • FWSN
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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!