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"...
Discover all the secrets of the night sky with this handy book for any amateur stargazer. With tips on what to look out for with your binoculars and telescopes and a year-by-year calendar of night-sky events, this book has all you need to get started on spotting constellations.
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.
If you love the wildlife then this guide from the experts at the RSPB will help you spot and observe various different animals in nature without disturbing them in their habitats. Each page focuses on a different species and provides tips for watching these animals, what behaviours to look out for in them and when and where you are most likely to see them.
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.
Life follows the natural cycle in this unusual botany book. Stefan Buczaki from Radio 4's Gardenerâs Question Time details how churchyards, cemeteries and graveyards give life to many different plants and animals by holding the dead. It's a fascinating read about an unusual subject that will make you look at graveyards very differently.
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.