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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 73 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
    Diary of a Young Naturalist - by Dara McAnulty

    £16.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781908213792 | ISBN 10: 1908213795

    Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants - by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780141991955 | ISBN 10: 014199195x

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, K ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Woods by Luke Turner
    Out of the Woods - by Luke Turner

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474607162 | ISBN 10: 1474607160

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 POLARI FIRST BOOK AWARD  After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology by Mark Boyle
    The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology - by Mark Boyle

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786076007 | ISBN 10: 1786076004

    It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.  No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waymaking: An Anthology of Women
    Waymaking: An Anthology of Women's Adventure Writing, Poetry and Art - by Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe and Camilla Barnard (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910240755 | ISBN 10: 1910240753

    Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.  Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat’s Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked the conventions of societ ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd by Axel Lindén
    On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd - by Axel Lindén

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787472709 | ISBN 10: 1787472701

    Why do we keep sheep? Alex Lindén ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in the country with his family, where he is tasked with the respons ... more

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  • Cover image of book Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature by Richard Mabey
    Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature - by Richard Mabey

    £18.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780701181086 | ISBN 10: 0701181087

    For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the 'edgelands' in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musical ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
    Surfacing - by Kathleen Jamie

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781908745811 | ISBN 10: 1908745819

    A new and highly anticipated collection of essays from the award-winning author of Sightlines.  Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In ... more

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  • Cover image of book 21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox
    21st-Century Yokel - by Tom Cox

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527397 | ISBN 10: 1783527390

    A nature book, but not quite like any you’ll have read before.  21st-Century Yokel is the book that, as someone entrenched in a love of the countryside, I’ve been waiting a decade to write - maybe longer. It’s not quite a nature book, not q ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
    A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - by Helen Jukes

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471167744 | ISBN 10: 1471167747

    A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun.  Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
    Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527724 | ISBN 10: 1783527722

    A personal, passionate and practical guide to the mental health benefits of bird watching.  I broke down in 2013 and it nearly broke me. Shaking and hateful, I tried the things the doctor said I should. Yes - medication helped. Counselling wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman
    Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman - by Derek Jarman

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873875 | ISBN 10: 178487387x

    A divine, meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness.   WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY OLIVIA LAING   In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals by Patrick Barkham
    The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals - by Patrick Barkham

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783784585 | ISBN 10: 178378458x

    Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months whil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bee Quest by Dave Goulson
    Bee Quest - by Dave Goulson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784704803 | ISBN 10: 1784704806

    A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Poland to Patagonia as well as closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear
    Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant - by Kyo Maclear

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008225049 | ISBN 10: 0008225044

    We live in a world that prizes the fast over the slow, the new over the familiar and work over rest. Birds Art Life Death is Kyo Maclear’s beautiful journey to stake out a sense of meaning amid the crushing rush.   One winter Kyo Maclear f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London
    Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest - by Will Ashon

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783783458 | ISBN 10: 1783783451

    In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers ... more

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  • Cover image of book The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain by Christopher Somerville
    The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain - by Christopher Somerville

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784161248 | ISBN 10: 1784161241

    The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continua ... more

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  • Cover image of book To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing
    To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface - by Olivia Laing

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891587 | ISBN 10: 1786891581

    An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction.  Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the Ri ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tree Climber
    The Tree Climber's Guide - by Jack Cooke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008157609 | ISBN 10: 000815760x

    A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection.  In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth
    Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - by Paul Kingsnorth

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571329694 | ISBN 10: 0571329691

    Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham
    Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir - by Chris Packham

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785033506 | ISBN 10: 1785033506

    Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
    Lab Girl - by Hope Jahren

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349006208 | ISBN 10: 0349006202

    A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity
    The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity's Heartland - by Simon Barnes

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472914033 | ISBN 10: 1472914031

    We've all got one. A secret, special place. Hidden. Enclosed. A little greener and more fertile than the world outside. Here the birds are slightly more exotic, slightly more confiding, the grass greener and the fruit sweeter. To know such a place, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Urban Birder by David Lindo
    The Urban Birder - by David Lindo

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925527 | ISBN 10: 1472925521

    Anyone can become an Urban Birder. You can do it anywhere and any time, whether you've got the day to spare, on your way to work, during your lunch break or just looking out of a window. Look up and you will see.   The book is an inspirational ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food by John Lewis-Stempel
    The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food - by John Lewis-Stempel

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784162382 | ISBN 10: 1784162388

    The Wild Life is John Lewis-Stempel's account of twelve months eating only food shot, caught or foraged from the fields, hedges, and brooks of his forty-acre farm. Nothing from a shop and nothing raised from agriculture. Could it even be done?   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Common Ground by Rob Cowen
    Common Ground - by Rob Cowen

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099592037 | ISBN 10: 0099592037

    'I am dreaming of the edge-land again' After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the nearest open space. So one night, he sets out to fi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury
    The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream - by Katharine Norbury

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408859261 | ISBN 10: 1408859262

    LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD  Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the British countryside. One summer, following ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shepherd
    The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - by James Rebanks

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141979366 | ISBN 10: 0141979364

    From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life. Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queen of the Sky by Jackie Morris
    Queen of the Sky - by Jackie Morris

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909823716 | ISBN 10: 1909823716

    This is the amazing story of a peregrine falcon rescued from the sea off the remote coast of west Wales. Jackie Morris tells the story of how her friend Ffion Rees nursed the Falcon back to life and back to the wild – it’s about the bond which gr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay by Karen Lloyd
    The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay - by Karen Lloyd

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910192191 | ISBN 10: 1910192198

    A personal journey around natures amphitheatre.   Embarking on a series of walks that take in beguiling landscapes and ever-changing seascapes, Karen Lloyd tells the compelling stories of the places, people, wildlife and history of Morecamb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amongst the Wolves: Memoirs of a Wolf Handler by Toni Shelbourne
    Amongst the Wolves: Memoirs of a Wolf Handler - by Toni Shelbourne

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781845847609 | ISBN 10: 1845847601

    One girl, eleven wolves and a whole host of heart-warming stories.   Toni Shelbourne would never have believed that a phone call, one morning, from a wolf handler at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust would lead to ten years of unique experience ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands by Andrew Fusek Peters
    Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands - by Andrew Fusek Peters

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846044489 | ISBN 10: 1846044480

    In Dip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways. Following in the wake ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
    The Man Who Planted Trees - by Jean Giono

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846558184 | ISBN 10: 1846558182

    A beautiful gift edition of this classic fable about one man's quest to create a forest, with a new introduction by Richard Mabey.   In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes acr ... more

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  • Cover image of book H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
    H is for Hawk - by Helen Macdonald

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099575450 | ISBN 10: 0099575450

    In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, theyre the birdwatchers dark grail. As ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Beech: The Rainforest Years by Germaine Greer
    White Beech: The Rainforest Years - by Germaine Greer

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408846735 | ISBN 10: 140884673x

    One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of logging, clearing and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Land
    Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir - by Tim Winton

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447203094 | ISBN 10: 1447203097

    Tim Wintons homage to the ocean and his childhood is a magnificent celebration of life at its limits.  On childhood holidays to the western coast, Tim Wintons days followed a joyous rhythm. In the mornings, the sun and surf kept him outside ... more

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  • Cover image of book Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker
    Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet - by Mark Cocker

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780224099653 | ISBN 10: 0224099655

    After the massive, world-spanning, unanimously acclaimed Birds and People Mark Cocker looks in fascinating detail at his home parish in Norfolk and its wildlife.  In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson
    Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga - by Sylvain Tesson

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141975481 | ISBN 10: 0141975482

    In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a cabin in the middle taiga, on the sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards
    Holloway - by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571310661 | ISBN 10: 0571310664

    'Holloway - the hollow way. A sunken path, a deep and shady lane. A route that centuries of foot-fall, hoof-hit, wheel-roll and rain-run have harrowed into the land. A track worn down by the traffic of ages and the fretting of water, and in places re ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141030586 | ISBN 10: 0141030585

    In The Old Ways Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach by Jean Sprackland
    Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach - by Jean Sprackland

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099532439 | ISBN 10: 0099532433

    An insightful and lyrical account of a year on one beach - part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue. This is the ultimate beachcomber's book. A series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighting for Birds: 25 Years in Nature Conservation by Mark Avery
    Fighting for Birds: 25 Years in Nature Conservation - by Mark Avery

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907807299 | ISBN 10: 1907807292

    "...its a triumph, and if you have any real interest in the job of saving species and their habitats then its a tremendously rewarding must read."(Chris Packham) Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Marks early scientific research a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir by Alice Walker
    The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir - by Alice Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780220062 | ISBN 10: 1780220065

    When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Year in the Woods: The Diary of a Forest Ranger by Colin Elford
    A Year in the Woods: The Diary of a Forest Ranger - by Colin Elford

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141043180 | ISBN 10: 0141043180

    Colin Elford spends his days alone - alone but for the deer, the squirrels, the rabbits, the birds, and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods. From the crisp cold of January, through the promise of spring and the heat of summer, and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wilderness Essays by John Muir
    Wilderness Essays - by John Muir

    £14.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781423607120 | ISBN 10: 1423607120

    Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals by Patrick Barkham
    The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals - by Patrick Barkham

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847083159 | ISBN 10: 1847083153

    Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months whil ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Water
    At the Water's Edge: A Walk in the Wild - by John Lister-Kaye

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781847674050 | ISBN 10: 1847674054

    For the last thirty years John Lister-Kaye has taken the same circular walk from his home deep in a Scottish glen up to a small hill loch. Each day brings a new observation or an unexpected encounter a fragile spider's web, an osprey struggling to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living by Mark Boyle
    The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living - by Mark Boyle

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851687879 | ISBN 10: 1851687874

    Imagine a year without spending or even touching money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society by Katharine Hibbert
    Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society - by Katharine Hibbert

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780091932732 | ISBN 10: 0091932734

    For many the daily grind can feel like a trap work, gym, drinks, shops, home, bed, work. But what would happen if one day you just jacked it all in, to survive on next to nothing? Katharine Hibbert decided to find out.   No job, no rented f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Economical Environmentalist: My Attempt to Live a Low-Carbon Life and What it Cost by Prashant Vaze
    The Economical Environmentalist: My Attempt to Live a Low-Carbon Life and What it Cost - by Prashant Vaze

    £20.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844078080 | ISBN 10: 1844078086

    Reducing your carbon emissions in an economic down-turn can be challenging, but saving the planet doesn't have to cost you more. Tough economic times need not relegate concerns for the planet to the back burner.  The author is an environmenta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes from Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin
    Notes from Walnut Tree Farm - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141039022 | ISBN 10: 0141039027

    When Roger Deakin died in August 2006, his death was considered by many to be a great loss to literature. Notes From Walnut Tree Farm collects together the jottings, musings and observations with which he filled a series of notebooks for the last si ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild: An Elemental Journey by Jay Griffiths
    Wild: An Elemental Journey - by Jay Griffiths

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141006444 | ISBN 10: 0141006447

    "I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy. Part of the journey was a green riot and part a deathly bleakness. I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their hig ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane
    The Wild Places - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080189 | ISBN 10: 1847080189

    The Wild Places is both an intellectual and a physical journey, and Macfarlane travels in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, both living and dead, he explores our changing ideas of the wild. ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Her Element: Women and the Landscape - An Anthology by Edited by Jane Macnamee
    In Her Element: Women and the Landscape - An Anthology - by Edited by Jane Macnamee

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781870206969 | ISBN 10: 1870206967

    Mountaineers, amblers, star-gazers, river-watchers, cavers, climbers, farmers, artists, sailors and ecologists - all these writers explore the elemental forces of the Welsh landscapes which have shaped their lives. They all share a deep, personal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
    Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141010014 | ISBN 10: 0141010010

    Wildwood is a remarkable celebration of the transforming magic of trees, exploring the 'fifth element' of wood as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives. From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spotted Pigs and Green Tomatoes: A Year in the Life of Our Farm by Rosie Boycott
    Spotted Pigs and Green Tomatoes: A Year in the Life of Our Farm - by Rosie Boycott

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747590316 | ISBN 10: 0747590311

    What's a city girl doing in the country? After leaving the editorship of the Daily Express, Rosie Boycott wasn't sure what to do next. A terrible car accident forced her to rethink her life, turning her in a direction she would never have previously ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy & the Dog that Unlocked His World by Nuala Gardner
    A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy & the Dog that Unlocked His World - by Nuala Gardner

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780340934029 | ISBN 10: 0340934026

    From the publishers of the bestselling Born On a Blue Day and Marley and Me: the moving and inspiring story of how a devoted family dog helped free a little boy from the prison of his autism.When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating by Barbara Kingsolver
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating - by Barbara Kingsolver

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780571233571 | ISBN 10: 0571233570

    Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver's riveting new book will open your eyes in a hundred different ways to an old truth: you are what you eat.'This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whos ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Year in Christine
    A Year in Christine's Garden - by Christine Walkden

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846074431 | ISBN 10: 1846074436

    A Year in Christine's Garden is the utterly down-to-earth account of one woman's passion for plants. Recounting stories from her hectic life in horticulture, Christine Walkden's diary is a heartwarming account of octogenarian neighbours, living with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbowed: My Autobiography by Wangari Maathai
    Unbowed: My Autobiography - by Wangari Maathai

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099493099 | ISBN 10: 0099493098

    'When I was a child, my surroundings were alive, dynamic, and inspiring. Even though I was entering a world where there were books to read and facts to learn - the cultivation of the mind - I was still able to enjoy a world where there were no books ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopian Dreams: In Search of a Good Life by Tobias Jones
    Utopian Dreams: In Search of a Good Life - by Tobias Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780571223817 | ISBN 10: 0571223818

    From the author of the bestselling The Dark Heart of Italy comes a different kind of travel book, a diary of one year spent living in communes and amongst unusual dreamers. Utopian Dreams offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nature Cure by Richard Mabey
    Nature Cure - by Richard Mabey

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099531821 | ISBN 10: 0099531828

    In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain's foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world - which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him - became meaningless. Then, cared for ... more

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  • Cover image of book My First Summer in the Sierra: The Journal of a Soul on Fire by John Muir
    My First Summer in the Sierra: The Journal of a Soul on Fire - by John Muir

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781841957586 | ISBN 10: 1841957585

    The name John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain.  Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as a pioneer of American conservation and his passion, discipline and vision still inspire.Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nature
    Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick - by Jenny Uglow

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571223756 | ISBN 10: 0571223753

    At the end of the eighteenth-century Britain fell in love with nature. Two books marked this moment - Gilbert White's "Natural History of Selborne" and Thomas Bewick's "History of British Birds", the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrat ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Roots: A Decade in the Garden by Monty Don
    My Roots: A Decade in the Garden - by Monty Don

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780340834626 | ISBN 10: 0340834625

    'I have been on holiday for the past fortnight. I told everyone that I was going to Norway, which was a surprisingly effective means of closing the conversation down. In fact I stayed at home and gardened, blissfully, all day and every day, not leavi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Farm: The Story of One Family and The English Countryside by Richard Benson
    The Farm: The Story of One Family and The English Countryside - by Richard Benson

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141012940 | ISBN 10: 0141012943

    After two hundred years of farming in Yorkshire, the Benson family were forced to sell up. They found - like so many other farmers - that big business was wiping out a way of life they had known for generations.Farming had not come naturally to Rich ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Life Stripped Bare: Tiptoeing Through the Ethical Minefield by Leo Hickman
    A Life Stripped Bare: Tiptoeing Through the Ethical Minefield - by Leo Hickman

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781903919613 | ISBN 10: 1903919614

    Over the course of a year Leo Hickman conducts an unusual experiment... Is it possible, in the 21st century, to lead a 'normal' life - to have a job, kids, a mortgage, holidays in the sun - but at the same time be respectful to the planet and the peo ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Month and a Day and Letters by Ken Saro-Wiwa
    A Month and a Day and Letters - by Ken Saro-Wiwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954702359 | ISBN 10: 0954702352

    "Many people still remember how they felt when Ken Saro-Wiwa was judicially murdered. Some of us have spent the period trying to forget, as a strategy to mask our pain..."(Ken Wiwa, from a speech at the Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa Commemoration, London ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Eat This Book - by Morgan Spurlock

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141020730 | ISBN 10: 0141020733

    A tongue-in-cheek - and burger-in-hand - look at the legal, financial and physical costs of our hunger for fast food, by the funniest and most incisive new voice sinc Michael Moore. Can a man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried. For t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Close to the Veg: A Book of Allotment Tales by Michael Rand
    Close to the Veg: A Book of Allotment Tales - by Michael Rand

    £10.99   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954798819 | ISBN 10: 0954798813

    Winter 1992. After a series of failed relationships, family bereavements and career setbacks, Michael Rand has hit rock bottom. One morning, a letter arrives from the council, asking if he would like a plot on the Fitzroy Park allotments, next to Ham ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey by Robert Hunter
    The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey - by Robert Hunter

    £16.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781551521787 | ISBN 10: 1551521784

    Greenpeace is known around the world for its activism and education surrounding environmental and biodiversity issues. With a presence in more than forty countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific, Greenpeace is undoubtedly a domina ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power by Alastair McIntosh
    Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power - by Alastair McIntosh

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781854109422 | ISBN 10: 1854109421

    In this rousing book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possibe for ordinary people to take on powerful individuals or mighty corporations and emerge victorious. As a founder of the residents of the Isle of Eigg T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waterlog: A Swimmer
    Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780099282556 | ISBN 10: 0099282550

    Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. The result a uniquely personal view of an island race and a people with a deep affinity for water. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lid ... more

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