Here at Book People, we have a fantastic range of nature books. From geographical guides to books all about the wonders of the animal kingdom, our huge collection is sure to contain something for anyone who loves the great outdoors. To give you a flavour of the sort of books available in our super selection, we've put together a list of our top 8 nature books that will make you say "wow"...
Dive underwater and discover the mysteries of the ocean with this incredible hardback. This companion to the highly acclaimed 7-part BBC series, Blue Planet II, contains over 200 photos and stills from the BBC Natural History unit's spectacular footage. Packed full of fascinating facts and intriguing stories, each chapter brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. From a fish with a transparent head and swivelling eyes to an octopus that gathers shells to use as body armour, this book contains stories you won't believe.
It is widely believed that we are the only living creatures that experience feelings intensely and make decisions consciously. Using the latest scientific research, The Inner Life of Animals argues that this common assumption is simply not true and that animals actually enjoy a rich emotional life. Answering many philosophical, ethical and scientific questions along the way, Peter Wohelleben invites the reader to discover a side to animals they didn't know existed. From squirrels adopting their grandchildren to hedgehogs having nightmares, this thought-provoking book is well worth a read.
A continent by continent exploration of planet Earth's most stunning natural wonders and beautiful landscapes, this incredible hardback is a must-read for any nature lover. Littered with breath-taking landscape photos, 3D terrain models and other forms of explanatory artwork, Natural Wonders of the World reveals what lies beneath the Earth's surface and how geographical features have been formed. This is a guide to Earth's geological processes that is both comprehensive and accessible and it's perfect for anyone who wants to re-familiarise themselves with the facts they may have missed in school.
Whether you're a keen gardener looking for inspiration or you want to know more about the gardens of well know public figures, this is the book for you. From Prue Leith to Andrew Lloyd Webber to Julian Clary, The Secret Gardeners invites you to explore the gardens of some of Britain's best-loved celebrities. Featuring gorgeous photos and essays from the garden owners themselves, this book is a thoroughly entertaining read and will satisfy your curious nature.
In 2011 Foster Huntington quit his job in New York and decided to travel around America in a van so he could live life on his own terms. Documenting his travels in an online blog, he started #VanLife to try and connect with other people in his position. Van Life showcases the best photos from people who have used this hashtag on their travels. From stunning beaches to misty forests to mountain peaks, experience the world through the eyes of these intrepid explorers. But be warned, it might have you wanting to ditch the day job for the nomadic lifestyle!
Celebrate 10 years of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year Award with this special edition hardback. Containing over 250 photographs printed on premium art paper, this incredible book captures everything the British landscape is renowned for. To mark the tenth year of the competition, this edition of Landscape Photographer of the Year also looks back at the different judges that have helped crown the winners. If you have an interest in photography then this book is a must-read.
A companion to Michael Portillo's highly successful TV series, this hardback captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent. Following George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide, Portillo travels across Europe visiting many of its major cities and famous landmarks. Each chapter is a different leg of his journey and the book's lavish illustrations and stunning photos give the reader a true sense of what it is like to travel across Europe by train.
Barry Stone and Julia Bradbury
If you enjoy walking this book has to be at the top of your reading list. An essential guide to the most beautiful mountain passes, trails and paths our planet has to offer, it features selected walks from around the world. From coastal paths in Pembrokeshire to the wilderness in Jamaica, the walks in this handy hardback range from hour-long strolls for beginners to week-long expeditions for experts. Packed full of information about every walk, it will whet the appetite of anyone interested in walking.
We've given you plenty of nature books to help you truly appreciate the great outdoors so the next time you have a rainy day and nature exploring is off the table, you can curl up with one of these fantastic reads.