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
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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
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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...
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...
CONTROVERSIAL BODIES
EDITED BY JOHN LANTOS    Book Number: 85116
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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
LIKE US: Encounters With Primates
THOMAS MARENT & F. JANTSCHKE    Book Number: 86450
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'Only if we help shall they be saved' wrote Jane Goodall, the young research scientist who was the first human to make contact with David Greybeard, the first chimpanzee to get close in a scientifi...
22 IDEAS THAT SAVED THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
PETER WAINE & OLIVER HILLIAM    Book Number: 86426
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The Green Belt is an idea less than 100 years old, here described by Ray Mears; Landscaping and Tourism is explored by Melvyn Bragg; National Parks, the Country Code introduced by Caroline Quentin,...
FLYING THE NEST
HANNAH DALE    Book Number: 86442
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Fluffy owl chicks, bedraggled blue tits, playful kittens, knock-kneed calves, guinea pigs, a beagle puppy, vocal blackbird chicks, a bottlenose dolphin, a baby alpaca, a Gloucestershire Old Spot pi...
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: The Original Series DVD
BBC EARTH    Book Number: 86645
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Your chance to own the 'Television Classic' (The Times), the 1999 BBC TV series which changed the way we saw dinosaurs forever. This revolutionary show takes viewers right into the dinosaurs' worl...
END OF NATURE
BILL MCKIBBEN    Book Number: 86571
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First published in 1989 and here with a new introduction by the author (2006), here is the ground-breaking plea for radical and life-renewing change. Mckibben argues that our view of nature, its r...
DRINKING WATER: A History
JAMES SALZMAN    Book Number: 86876
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There is no life without water, but drinking water can kill, and always has. The problem is that, apart from distilled water, no water source can ever be completely risk free, whether from the tap...
IDIOT GODS
DAVID ZINDELL    Book Number: 87106
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"By the time we reached the open ocean, the water tasted almost as it should: of seaweed and sacred salt, of starlight and storms..." "Early in the Moon of Owls, I watched Helen pace the deck of t...
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MARINE LIFE
NIGEL MARSH    Book Number: 87060
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Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful! Striped and brightly coloured like Nemo, graceful and magnetic like Manta Rays, mucus suckers like the Convict Blenny burrowing in sand or coral, a preh...
THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH
JONATHAN FRANZEN    Book Number: 87062
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"I was indulging a different sort of compulsion in Ghana. To my shame, I am what people in the world of birding call a lister... I go birding to experience their beauty and diversity, learn more ab...
BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide
CHARLES FOSTER    Book Number: 86989
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A passionate naturalist explores what it is really like to be an animal by living among them. To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster tried to be li...
THE ZOO
ISOBEL CHARMAN    Book Number: 87009
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Sub-titled 'The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo 1826-1851'. Georgian London in the Age of Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a history of a new world and ...
BLACK AND WHITE IN THE WILD
DR JOHN FELTWELL    Book Number: 87314
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Why is it that so many animals display a black and white coloration, and why do they do so? Zoologist and naturalist Dr John Feltwell explores the nature of black and white in mammals, birds, rept...
WILD SEX: The Science Behind Mating In the Animal Kingdom
DR CARIN BONDAR    Book Number: 87206
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Birds do it, bees do it, in fact every member of the animal kingdom does it from fruit flies to blue whales. Try having to do it being hunted down by predators, or in unpredictable and life-threat...
RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR
PHILIP HOARE    Book Number: 87422
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Idiosyncratic tales of mariners, adventurers and the odd dilettante, here is an exquisite read, stuffed with dark myths and eerie legends, written with poetic descriptions. It is a watery book by ...
FRED THE CHAFFINCH: The History of Farming
JOHN MILES & BARRY ROBSON    Book Number: 87389
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A companion to Gowk the Cuckoo (code 87390) in the same collectable art series by Langford Press we meet Fred the Chaffinch, born in a hawthorn bush in a nest built by his mother, with five eggs sh...
CITY BIRDS: An Urban Birdwatching Logbook
ILLUS. BY CHRISTINE BERRIE    Book Number: 87362
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50 colour stickers including the chaffinch, owl, eagle, woodpecker, starling, parrot and cockatiel, the red-whiskered bulbul, the laughing kookaburra, the great spotted woodpecker to the housemarti...
REMARKABLE CASE OF DR WARD
ABIGAIL WILLIS    Book Number: 87372
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A qualified RHS gardener and newspaper journalist guides us down the path of gardening history taking in both the innovations from secateurs to the lawnmower as well as trends from Roman topiary to...
IMPROBABLE DESTINIES:
JONATHAN LOSOS    Book Number: 87485
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Breakthroughs in evolutionary biology have brought insight into natural selection and evolutionary change which have far-reaching applications for protecting ecosystems, securing our food supply, a...
11 EXPLORATIONS INTO LIFE ON EARTH
HELEN SCALES    Book Number: 87885
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With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, here are the Christmas Lectures from The Royal Institution in handsome small hardback with decorative gold tooling. Perennially popular, each year for ne...
EARTH SHATTERING EVENTS: Earthquakes, Nations & Civilisation
ANDREW ROBINSON    Book Number: 87905
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The Cambridge University scholar has written more than 25 books on the arts and sciences and here he puts earthquake impact on history into a proper perspective. Since antiquity and on every conti...
BIRDS, BEES AND EDUCATED FLEAS
BRUCE MONTAGUE    Book Number: 87867
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Sub-titled 'An A -Z Guide to the Sexual Predilections of Animals from Aardvarks to Zebras', here is an amusing book on the courtship and mating habits of animals, including Homo sapiens sapiens. T...
BODYOLOGY: The Curious Science of Our Bodies
CANBURY PRESS    Book Number: 87868
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What's it like to be struck by lightning? Why and how do we colour hair? Could 3D printers make body parts? How can you fall to your 'death' and live to tell the tale? Read about miscarriage and...
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