Nature/Countryside

Nature/Countryside

Nature/Countryside

Nature/Countryside

Nature and the countryside, animals and minerals, gemstones and rocks to birds and beekeeping, Alfred Wainwright and walking to conservation.
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SEX ON EARTH
JULES HOWARD    Book Number: 81577
Published price: £16.99
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Sex marks the spot in this playful and at times hilarious book on the creation of new life. Celebrating the wonders and peculiarities of animal reproduction, Jules Howard has interviewed scientist...
LATITUDE NORTH
CHARLES MOSELEY    Book Number: 82748
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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Ernest Shackleton once said "I burn with a strange passion for the South" - the author feels the same about the North. A laudably busy chap, he is a lecturer in English at Cambridge, Fellow of the...
DAZZLED AND DECEIVED: Mimicry and Camouflage
PETER FORBES    Book Number: 83134
Published price: £10.99
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Anybody who has been watching David Attenborough's latest marine extravaganza Blue Planet II will have been privileged to witness the most amazing acts of camouflage, mimicry and trickery on the pl...
WAITING FOR THE ALBINO DUNNOCK
ROSAMOND RICHARDSON    Book Number: 83433
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'I came to bird watching late, and immediately loved being away from the noise and business of the world. Waiting for birds became a favourite pastime.' The familiar co-presenter of BBC Two's Disc...
ANIMAL FACT FILES: Reptiles and Amphibians
CHRIS MATTISON    Book Number: 83884
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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This series of chunky information books on the natural world (companion Mammals code 83883) are a mine of well-illustrated information and can fit in a large pocket or medium bag. The 240 entries i...
POSH DOGS
PIMPERNEL PRESS & COUNTRY LIFE    Book Number: 84425
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Born with a silver spoon in their mouths, these shaggy doggies much prefer tales of leaping over country fences, accompanying their masters, hunting in packs of hounds, alongside horses, and lookin...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 84813
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Living birds present a far more fascinating range of shape and posture, colour and shading. Often their anatomy is hidden by leaves, their plumage colours are changed by light or their feet are ou...
FRACKERS
GREGORY ZUCKERMAN    Book Number: 84864
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An award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter uncovers the outrageous inside story of the new energy revolution. A grizzled 83 year old rancher in south Texas owed millions of dollars to various l...
WILD IN EUROPE: Art by Renso Tamse
FOREWORD BY ALAN LEE    Book Number: 84830
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Beautifully summarised by our friend Alan Lee in his foreword, 'Today we have more means of accessing images of wildlife. We can view them in real time or through high-definition photography but se...
SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions
MATT KAPLAN    Book Number: 85044
Published price: $26
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Matt Kaplan, science journalist for the Economist and contributer to National Geographic, New Scientist, Nature, and New York Times, presents a friendly, armchair guide to the magical world beyond ...
CONTROVERSIAL BODIES
EDITED BY JOHN LANTOS    Book Number: 85116
Published price: £28
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Sub-titled 'Thoughts on the Public Display of Plastinated Corpses', the book looks at the powerful sway these corpses hold over their living audiences everywhere. Plastination was invented in the ...
PINK IS FOR BLOBFISH: The World of Weird Animals
JESS KEATING    Book Number: 85119
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Discover the world's perfectly pink animals like the pink land iguana which lives on a single isolated volcano on one small island in the Galapagos and survives off cactus pads, fallen fruit and sh...
GARLIC: An Edible Biography: The History, Politics
ROBIN CHERRY    Book Number: 85577
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Called everything from rustic cure-all to Russian penicillin, Bronx vanilla and Italian perfume, garlic has been loved, worshipped and despised throughout history. No writer has ever captured the ...
EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER FEATHERY TALES
EDITED BY JANE RAY    Book Number: 85719
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The Happy Prince, The Owl and the Pussycat, Noah's Ark, The Golden Swan, Jorinda and Joringel, Heron and Hummingbird, The Jackdaw of Rheims, The Firebird and Magpie Song are among the dozen magical...
VIRGIN PIG KEEPER: A Pair of Pigs In the Garden
David Brown    Book Number: 85778
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Meet a socially lively, boisterous, highly intelligent, sexually uninhibited animal with an apparent keen and wicked sense of humour, guaranteed to reduce human stress. Pigs are also exasperating,...
MENAGERIE MANOR
GERALD DURRELL    Book Number: 85842
Published price: £14
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By the author of 'My Family and Other Animals', with his unfailing charm, Gerald Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo. He set up ...
AFRICAN ANIMALS: LIFT-THE-FLAP AND COLOUR
ALICE BOWSHER    Book Number: 85824
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Elephants drink in the heat of the day. Colour the calves as they suck and spray! Create your own colourful habitats with the Natural History Museum's attractive colouring in series for young anim...
SHARK: A Visual History
RICHARD ELLIS    Book Number: 85830
Published price: £19
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A big, visually exciting celebration. "The sharks, ancient or modern, real or imaginary, have always been with us, and will probably remain with us forever. They appear not only in movies and liter...
GLOUCESTERSHIRE NOTEBOOK
HUMPHREY PHELPS    Book Number: 86007
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First published in a local magazine between 1976 and 1986, these nostalgic and reminiscing articles take us back to hard winters and hard hands in the predominantly livestock district of West Glouc...
ON TRAILS: An Exploration
ROBERT MOOR    Book Number: 86022
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While hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet. How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What make...
ART OF INDIA: Images of Nature
JUDITH MAGEE    Book Number: 85545
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India has one of the richest natural histories in the world, and the country's artistic heritage reflects its diversity of flora and fauna grouped here by Ethnographical and Topographical, Botanica...
ART OF THE FIRST FLEET: Images of Nature
LISA DI TOMMASO    Book Number: 85546
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On 26th January 1788 nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson after a gruelling eight month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the Fi...
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Portfolio 23
EDIT BY ROSAMUND KIDMAN COX    Book Number: 85566
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These 100 stunning wildlife studies are selected from the annual competition entries by 43,000 photographers from 96 different countries. The introduction by Jim Brandenburg, chair of the judges i...
WILD BOOK: Outdoor Activities to Unleash Your Inner Child
DAVID SCARFE    Book Number: 86286
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"Let a little wildness in. You won't regret it" urges the author of these 58 outdoor activities guaranteed to "get your feet dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling". Cloudspotting is not t...
CURE FOR CATASTROPHE
ROBERT MUIR-WOOD    Book Number: 86148
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Year after year, natural disasters wreck homes, livelihoods and lives, be they floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis or, as is becoming more commonplace, sinkholes. But since they ar...
NATURALISTS IN PARADISE
JOHN HEMMING    Book Number: 86165
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In 1848 two enterprising young men from the Leicester area, Alfred Wallace and Henry Bates, set sail for the Amazon to study its natural history. Enthused by attending classes at the Mechanics' In...
KITTY THE TOON: The World's First Inland Colony
JOHN MILES & BARRY ROBSON    Book Number: 86373
Published price: £7
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One stormy day strong winds blew a flock of sea-going gulls, called Kittiwakes, up the River Tyne to Newcastle. Instead of cliffs there were tall buildings close to the water and plenty of ledges ...
WILDER WALES
JULIAN ROLLINS    Book Number: 86397
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From the rugged beauty of the Pembrokeshire islands to the awe-inspiring rock-strewn uplands of Snowdonia, Wales is blessed with more than its fair share of natural wonders. The book provides a su...
IMPOSSIBLE ZOO: An Encyclopedia of Fabulous Beasts
LEO RUICKBIE    Book Number: 86325
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The crocodile is no less amazing than the dragon. The eagle is no less amazing than the griffin. Man has always looked in wonder at the natural world since the time of Pliny the Elder, born 23CE,...
BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History
FLORENCE WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86400
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Bared, flaunted, measured, inflated, sexted, YouTubed, suckled, pierced, sucked, tattooed, tasselled and fetishized, it is remarkable how little we actually know about the basic biology of the brea...
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