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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SCIENCE OF STRENGTH TRAINING
AUSTIN CURRENT    Book Number: 91501
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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Understand muscular anatomy much better and how training promotes muscle growth and bone strength in a book all about the mechanics of movement. Muscles are attached to bones via tendons and ofte...
TESTOSTERONE: The Story of The Hormone
CAROLE HOOVEN    Book Number: 91507
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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The biological source of masculinity has inspired fascination, investigation and controversy since antiquity and today it is all the talk in sex and politics, yet we need a good explanation of the ...
VICKERY'S FOLK FLORA
ROY VICKERY    Book Number: 91508
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants' this monumental tome is by the well known botanist at the Natural History Museum London from 1965-2007. In those 50 years, ...
ILLUSTRATED WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MARINE FISH
AMY-JANE BEER & DEREK HALL    Book Number: 91027
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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The story of life on Earth began in the sea which was mostly shallow and very warm and contained a potent blend of the chemicals that were to become the stuff of living organisms. Popularly known ...
WEATHER BOOK: Why it Happens and Where it Comes From
DIANA CRAIG    Book Number: 91511
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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We grumble when it's too hot or too cold and our spirits life when we're blessed with gloriously sunny days, but really we know surprisingly little about weather. The book teaches us how different...
ICE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
JON GERTNER    Book Number: 91364
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Sub-titled 'An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future', this is a riveting and urgent account of the explorers and scientists who are racing to understand the rapidly mel...
VESPER FLIGHTS
HELEN MACDONALD    Book Number: 91411
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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By the author of H is for Hawk here is a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to nature. A literary cabinet of curiosities about the wonders and oddities of the natural w...
TRUE TO FORM
DAVID BENNETT    Book Number: 89355
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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'Experiencing wildlife in its element provides me with an insight which further drives my inquisitiveness and stimulates my need to paint.' David Bennett's work has earned him many prestigious awa...
BIG PACIFIC: Passionate Voracious Mysterious Violent
REBECCA TANSLEY    Book Number: 91326
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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The Pacific accounts for nearly half the earth's water surface, falling to a depth of seven miles, and this gorgeously illustrated book, divided into the four categories Passionate, Voracious, Myst...
FOSSIL MEN
KERMIT PATTISON    Book Number: 91347
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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Sub-titled 'The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind' and a decade in the making, this massive tome is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural histo...
LIFE IN COLD BLOOD: A Natural History
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH    Book Number: 91372
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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Amphibians and reptiles were the first vertebrates to venture forth from the seas some 300 million years ago. Exactly when and which kind of fish was the first to make the move is not known with an...
PUBLIC PARKS, PRIVATE GARDENS - PARIS TO PROVENCE
COLTA IVES    Book Number: 91386
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £24.00
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With masterworks by artists such as Bonnard, Cassatt, Cézanne, Corot, Daumier, Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Monet and Seurat, many of these artists were themselves gardeners and they painted parks and...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 91584
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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John Busby was President of the Society of Scottish Artists 1976-79, the RSA and the RSW and has a lifelong interest in wildlife and fascination with birds in particular. In 1989 he began a Seabir...
LEONHART FUCHS: THE NEW HERBAL
WERNER DRESSENDÖRFER    Book Number: 91543
Bibliophile price: £125.00
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A MASSIVE HEAVYWEIGHT TOME OF A BOOK, CLEAR THE COFFEE TABLE FOR THIS BEAUTY! Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566,) was a founding father of modern botany, honoured to this day in the vivid flower, and corre...
LIFE IN NATURE
SIR PETER SCOTT    Book Number: 91591
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Sir Peter Scott was the only son of legendary explorer Captain Scott. His godfather was J. M. Barrie and he was married to Elizabeth Jane Howard. He represented GB and Northern Ireland at sailing...
HEDGEROW AND WILDLIFE: The National Trust
JANE EASTOE    Book Number: 88900
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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In spring and summer, the hedgerow is hung with flowers, heavy with perfume and alive with insects and birds. In autumn it is a palette of yellow, orange, red and silver-grey, studded with fruit, ...
PONDS: Creating and Maintaining Ponds for Wildlife
CHRIS MCLAREN    Book Number: 88904
Published price: £7.99
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Imagine a sunny day, a beautiful limpid pool, surrounded by rushy margins and sit amidst lush meadows where the cattle come to drink, the air humming to the sound of damselfly and the dragonfly and...
HOW TO COOK COMPOST
SUSANNA GEOGHEGAN    Book Number: 91607
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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Making compost provides a simple and rewarding means of recycling all but a tiny amount of the organic waste we produce. Even without a compost bin you can use a piece of old carpet or sacking to ...
PLANTHUNTER: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
GEORGINA REID    Book Number: 91612
Published price: £28
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A spectacular Thames & Hudson heavyweight publication with bright yellow cloth spine binding, the author began an online publication of the same name where questions about the relationship between ...
TAPESTRIES OF LIFE
ANNE SVERDRUP-THYGESON    Book Number: 91640
Published price: £14.99
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'Nature is the entire basis of our wellbeing. Without it to lift us, our civilisation will fall.' Trees clean our air and water, hover flies and bees pollinate our crops, the kingfisher inspired t...
FOOD YOU CAN FORAGE
TIFFANY FRANCIS    Book Number: 91749
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Bibliophile price: £8.50
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'Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy' is the sub-title of this wonderful introduction to the art of foraging which is almost as ancient as humanity itself. In the woodland we can find hawthor...
FOREST: Walking Among Trees
MATT COLLINS & ROO LEWIS    Book Number: 91750
Published price: £25
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Ash, Mulberry and Wild Wood, Pine, Hornbeam, Douglas-fir, Oak, Juniper, Birch, Chestnut, Poplar, Beech and Cherry, 'trees to me then were certainly beautiful and compelling things, at times even en...
THOREAU'S WILDFLOWERS
HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Book Number: 91760
Published price: £25
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A glamorous Yale University Press publication which takes us back to New England 150 years ago and a rich botanical world that still graces the landscape today. Some of Henry David Thoreau's most ...
BIRD SPOTTING
JOHN HOLLAND    Book Number: 91684
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The classic fully illustrated handbook first published in 1955 has been reprinted in 1959, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1973 and 1976, and this reprinted edition was published by Bounty Books in 2009. There ...
TREES OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE Black's Nature Guides
MARGOT AND ROLAND SPOHN    Book Number: 91703
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With plasticised cover to keep off raindrops if using in the field (or forest), this elegant Bloomsbury publication has colour photographs, colour drawings, fact boxes and covers 350 species of tre...
GREAT SECRET: The Classified World War II Disaster
JENNET CONANT    Book Number: 91779
Published price: £18.99
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The German air raid on the Italian port of Bari in December 1943 came as a huge shock. The Italian government had just announced unconditional surrender and the occupying forces were enjoying the ...
ISLAND DREAMS: Mapping An Obsession
GAVIN FRANCIS    Book Number: 91783
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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This beautiful book is an explosion of praise for islands, whether tiny like the Shetland island of Unst or the size of Greenland, a country whose ownership was decided by the International Court o...
LAST GIANTS: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant
LEVISON WOOD    Book Number: 91784
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The author became famous for his documentary series Walking With Elephants on Channel 4 TV. His book comes at a critical time. 50 years ago, Africa was home to just over 1.3 million elephants, bu...
PAPER ZOO: Create 8 Animal Collages
OSCAR SABINI    Book Number: 90450
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Utterly unique, we have a way of making pictures by using the pocket pages provided. Open the huge envelope at the back of the picture book and take out a sheet of card and one of 20 patterned pap...
CABARET OF PLANTS: Botany and the Imagination
RICHARD MABEY    Book Number: 90853
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Historians have often interpreted the lack of plant images in palaeolithic cave paintings as meaning our ancestors found vegetation either visually unstimulating or short on meaning, not "alive" as...
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