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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VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
CHARLES DARWIN    Book Number: 25257
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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Darwin's writings as an independent naturalist on the HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 capture the natural world's beauty in his own sublime language. In a travel journal which takes us from the co...
SEX ON EARTH
JULES HOWARD    Book Number: 81577
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.38
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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...
HUMAN AGE: The World Shaped by Us
DIANE ACKERMAN    Book Number: 81783
Published price: £20
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"Many of nature's doors have shivered open - human genome, stem cells, other earth-like planets". We humans are redefining our perception of the world around us and the world inside us, asking ques...
WHITE MOUNTAIN: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
ROBERT TWIGGER    Book Number: 82733
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One of the most mysterious and yet popular mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas are a feature of our planet that are surrounded by facts and legends, from extraordinary geological features t...
LATITUDE NORTH
CHARLES MOSELEY    Book Number: 82748
Published price: £20
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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
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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...
FIELD GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE
ALISON LINTON    Book Number: 84421
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Mushrooms and fungi in general are neither a plant nor an animal and they are often referred to as the 'Third Kingdom'. This fruiting body releases spores and these are spread by various methods. ...
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...
AURELIAN LEGACY: British Butterflies and Their Collectors
MICHAEL SALMON    Book Number: 84489
Published price: £30
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Tragically, changes in land management and the environment have contributed to the seemingly irreversible decline of butterfly species in Britain. It is probable that we shall never again see many...
HALF-EARTH: Our Planet's Fight for Life
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 84210
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Of all the ecological threats facing our planet, the one that has the potential to do the most irreparable damage, according to double Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Wilson, is the loss of bi...
LINES IN THE ICE: Exploring the Root of the World
PHILIP HATFIELD    Book Number: 84597
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Written by the Lead Curator of Digital Mapping at the British Library no less, this spectacular, glamorous illustrated large coffee table book invites us to explore the modern world. Following the...
SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE: New World Discoveries
JOYCE APPLEBY    Book Number: 84676
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An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with...
BIODYNAMIC GARDENING FOR HEALTH AND TASTE
HILARY WRIGHT    Book Number: 84686
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This excellent and practical guide shows you the rhythms of the moon, sun, stars and planets and how they influence your garden, creating ideal periods in which to sow, weed and harvest plants. In...
GENIUS OF BIRDS
Unknown    Book Number: 84696
Published price: $28
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Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science, nature and human biology for almost three decades and here she celebrates and explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels ar...
MEANING OF FLOWERS: ArtFolds Sculpture Book
LUCIANA FRIGERIO    Book Number: 84706
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Medium level difficulty, 169 folding pages which when completed creates a beautiful stunning red and yellow flower on a green background emerging from the glossy thick pages of this very special bo...
VOICES OF THE WILD
BERNIE KRAUSE    Book Number: 84719
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Sub-titled 'Animal Songs, Human Din, And the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes' a pioneer in the field of soundscape ecology explores the ways in which the voice of the natural world informs many su...
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...
WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE?
ANDREW MCLAUCHLIN    Book Number: 83599
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Physics lecturer McLauchlin a few years ago rekindled his interest in physics or strictly speaking cosmology by a fleeting thought - if time is infinite, anything that can happen must happen. Coul...
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...
COLOUR AND LEARN: Human Body
EDITED BY NATALIE BRADLEY    Book Number: 85022
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More than 200 pages of fascinating facts and colouring, the line art covers the brain, the heart, how we breathe, teeth, digestion, the throat, the stomach, ears, eyes, bones, muscles, hands and fe...
COLOUR AND LEARN: Prehistoric World
EDITED BY NATALIE BRADLEY    Book Number: 85023
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From the earliest discoveries of dinosaur bones in the mid 19th century, children and adults have always wanted to read about these giant creatures and how they were eventually wiped out. Dinosaur...
SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions
MATT KAPLAN    Book Number: 85044
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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 ...
CHARLES SIMPSON: Painter of Animals and Birds
JOHN BRANFIELD    Book Number: 85300
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Painter of animals and birds, coastline and moorland, Charles Simpson was a leading figure in the St. Ives art colony in the early 1920s and was a painter of great energy and variety. He entered t...
ONE-SHEET SCULPTURE AMAZING CREATURES
ILLUS BY SHOBHNA PATEL    Book Number: 85283
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This Make It By Hand Kids' Craft one-sheet sculpture book will keep you enthralled for hours. In all, 24 creatures can be formed, amongst them parrots, seahorses, decorative fish, tree frogs, cocke...
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...
THOMAS BUSH HARDY, RBA (1842-1897): Master Painter
DAVID H. KIRBY-WELCH    Book Number: 85563
Published price: £35
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Thomas Bush Hardy's marine watercolours catch the glittering surface of moving water in a way that marks him out from contemporaries in the genre, and his obituary in The Times praised his "unusual...
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