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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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,...
SHARK: A Visual History
RICHARD ELLIS    Book Number: 85830
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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 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...
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...
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...
A SWEET, WILD NOTE
RICHARD SMYTH    Book Number: 86459
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Sub-titled 'What We Hear When the Birds Sing', birdsong is woven into our culture, our emotions and landscape. It is the soundtrack to our world and in this fascinating account, Smyth asks what it...
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...
WILD SIGNS AND STAR PATHS:
TRISTAN GOOLEY    Book Number: 86677
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A sixth sense is not mysterious: it is a honed ability to join the dots offered by our subconscious response to outdoor cues. Bark is stripped off trees by deer up to head height, but higher on th...
WINGED LEVIATHAN: The Story of the Humpback Whale
PHIL CLAPHAM & COLIN BAXTER    Book Number: 86797
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The Whimsical Whale, A Five-Meter Fingerprint, The Wandering Whale, A Summer Banquet In Frigid Seas, Winter Romance in the Tropics and A Merciless Pursuit are some of the chapter headings in this e...
WORLD LIFE LIBRARY: ORANGUTANS
ROBERT SHUMAKER    Book Number: 86801
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Who can ever forget the Clint Eastwood film when he bonded with the huge hairy orange orangutan and we all fell in love with their almost humanlike characteristics? They are one of mankind's close...
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...
BIRD BRAIN: Over 2400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge
TIM APPLETON & C. GALLIMORE    Book Number: 87100
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Apart from Woodpeckers, what other family has Ivory-billed, Lineated, Striped and Bar-bellied species? What pigment is responsible for the pink in a flamingo's plumage? Where would you find a Pri...
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...
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