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Special Deluxe by Neil Young - £10.99
Quirky and wonderfully candid, Neil Young's new book of reminiscences is as compelling as his first book.  He returns with more unforgettable stories about his six decades in the music business - but this is not your average rock biography. He c ... more
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Orison for a Curlew by Horatio Clare - £12.00
The Slender-billed curlew, Numenius tenuirostris, ‘the slim beak of the new moon’, is the world’s rarest birds.  It once bred in Siberia and wintered in the Mediterranean basin, passing through the wetlands and estuaries of Italy, Greece, the ... more
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting by Kate Blincoe, with a Foreword by Nikki Duffy - £17.99
Nature needs children and children need nature. This book will help your family open your doors to the outside and become truly freerange animals. You’ll live a greener lifestyle and your children will learn to enjoy, appreciate and care for the worl ... more
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Nature's Architect: The Beaver's Return to Our Wild Landscapes by Jim Crumley - £12.99
Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back in Britain. These highly skilled engineers of the natural world have been reintroduced at several sites across the UK and, even as they become established, are already having a ... more
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Why Women Will Save the Planet by Friends of the Earth - £9.99
Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men.   This collection of ar ... more
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The Moor: A Journey into the English Wilderness by William Atkins - £9.99
In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history ... more
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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees by Robert Penn - £16.99
Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history.  Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the ... more
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The Little Book of Veganism by Elanor Clarke - £5.99
There are plenty of reasons to embrace veganism – for environmental,ethical or health reasons, and many more!  This easy-to-digest guide,packed with practical tips on vegan living, from food and drink to clothes and hopping, will inspire you to ... more
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Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall - £12.99
Most of us recognize that climate change is real yet we do nothing to stop it. What is the psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with ... more
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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of US by Alice Roberts - £9.99
Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey in nature, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It's a story that with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of ... more
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven enlightening lessons.   'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the myst ... more
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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard - £20.00
"Politicians debating the nuclear deal with Iran would do well to spend some time with Southard’s ‘Nagasaki’. It does not tell us what to do. It only reminds us of the stakes."(Washington Post) On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on ... more
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You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by Chris Hadfield - £14.99
The international bestseller: a visually stunning photographic tour of Earth, from the astronaut who made us fall in love with our planet all over again.  In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture: this i ... more
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I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre - £8.99
In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope.  Now the pick of the journalism by one of our ... more
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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom is Threatening Our Families, Pets, & Food by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald - £14.99
A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”   Across the country, fracking — the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing — is being touted a ... more
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Atmosphere of Hope: Solutions to the Climate Crisis by Tim Flannery - £7.99
Is there anything we can really do about climate change? Have we left it too late? Or is there still hope?   Internationally acclaimed scientist and world-renowned climate expert Professor Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, shows that ... more
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Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham - £9.99
Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their li ... more
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Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor) - £16.99
When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of t ... more
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2016 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £6.99
A comprehensive month-by-month handbook to the stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere in 2016. This practical guidebook is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers.  Designed f ... more
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The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins - £8.99
A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.   First published in 1925, The Old Straight Track described the author's ... more
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NoNonsense Renewable Energy: Clean, Fair, Democratic by Danny Chivers - £7.99
Few people doubt the threat of climate change and the urgent need to conquer fossil fuel addiction. But can renewable sources of energy ever be sufficient to provide modern societies with a decent quality of life? This book is clear they can, coverin ... more
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I Am Because You Are by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Editors) - £8.99
In November 1915 Albert Einstein published his now world famous General Theory of Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity’s influence in space and time. It introduced to physics new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of ti ... more
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Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland by Alan McKirdy - £9.99
The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years – from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as hig ... more
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The Magic and Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker - £12.00
Why do birds do what they do, and how do they offer a glimpse into the nature of humanity?  From the life-long relationships of the albatross, the remarkable memory of the nutcracker and other avian mysteries Noah Strycker illuminates the startlin ... more
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The Gardens of the British Working Class by Margaret Willes - £12.99
This magnificently illustrated people’s history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own.   Spanning more than four centuries, from t ... more
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Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi by Mark Boyle - £10.95
Drinking Molotov Cocktails With Gandhi attacks the very roots of the world’s crises and reframes our understanding of how to solve them. It is eloquent, visionary and beautifully wrought – a turning point in our journey towards an ecological society. ... more
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National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light by Various photographers - £12.99
Full of exquisite, one-of-a-kind photographs depicting the wonders of nature and the world as only National Geographic can—this stunning photo collection charts the changing light over the course of a day, from dawn to midday to evening and night.&nb ... more
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The Last Drop: The Politics of Water by Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes - £14.99
Indispensable for human existence yet increasingly owned and controlled by private capital; the last decade has witnessed an intensifying battle for water. The exploding profits of the multinational companies which dominate the water industry are tes ... more
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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us by Diane Ackerman - £8.99
A beautifully-written, insightful and urgent enquiry into man's relationship with nature and our impact on the planet.  'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is ... more
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I Used to Know That: General Science by Marianne Taylor - £6.99
For those whose memories of learning science at school consist of burning magnesium and playing with iron filings and a magnet, and whose brains shut down as soon as things start to sound ‘too technical’, I Used to Know That: General Science is here ... more
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Woodland Adventure Handbook by Adam Dove - £9.99
This book offers 10 ‘recipes’ for Woodland adventures, each structured around a story which is designed to capture the imagination of 2-6 year olds. Each recipe provides parents and carers with a list of the kit required (generally, simple household ... more
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Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its Relevance Today by Mark Avery - £9.99
September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history – the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the ... more
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Lost Lanes: Wales 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Wales and the Borders by Jack Thurston - £14.99
The book contains 36 specially selected rides, including the best for:   • Weekends Away and Wild Camping • Gourmets and Pubs • Ups and Downs and Natural Wonders • History, Arts and Culture • Families • Wild Swimming   With downloadable dire ... more
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Fix Your Bike: Repairs and Maintenance for Happy Cycling by Jackie Strachan & Jane Moseley - £9.99
Everyone's cycling nowdays. City streets are thronged with cyclists on the latest cool bikes, and more and more of us are cycling for fun at the weekends. You may love to cruise the streets and lanes with the wind in your hair, but would you be able ... more
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Cycling the Trans Pennine Trail by Nicolas Mitchell - £9.99
The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is one of the finest long-distance cycle rides in England and tackling the route over four days is a marvellous mini-adventure that should appeal to all sorts of cyclists. Every stage of this 205-mile long cycle route, f ... more
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Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas - £9.99
Caroline Lucas is an outsider, inside, fighting for parliamentary reform and for the interests of her constituents. She is a politician with a radical mission and a clear vision of how change can be achieved.  From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, f ... more
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The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook: More Than 200 Quick and Simple Recipes by Charlotte Pike - £7.99
Ditch the takeaways and impress all your mates with this spectacular selection of more than 200 vegetarian recipes.  A student cookbook with a difference, The Hungry Student Vegetarian not only gives more than 200 quick and cheap meat-free reci ... more
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Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz, edited by Wendy Makoons Geniusz - £17.00
Mary Siisip Geniusz has spent more than thirty years working with, living with, and using the Anishinaabe teachings, recipes, and botanical information she shares in Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask. Geniusz gained much of the ... more
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A Lebanese Feast of Vegetables, Pulses, Herbs and Spices by Mona Hamadeh - £16.99
A feast of healthy, simple and flavoursome recipes from Lebanon using vegetables and pulses cooked in the traditional way.  This cornucopia of delicious vegetable recipes has been assembled by the author of Everyday Lebanese Cooking. It focuses ... more
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Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands by Mark Avery - £16.99
Driven grouse shooting, where flocks of Red Grouse are chased by lines of beaters so that they fly over lines of 'guns' that shoot the fast-flying birds, is a peculiarly British fieldsport. It is also peculiarly British in that it is deeply rooted in ... more
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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside out by Angela Liddon - £16.99
After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie f ... more
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Ten Million Aliens by Simon Barnes - £8.99
This is the momentous story of the millions of species - sometimes unimaginably strange - that make up the animal kingdom.   Humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, bdelloid roti ... more
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The Burning Answer: A User's Guide to the Solar Revolution by Keith Barnham - £8.99
A user's guide to the solar revolution - and why we must all get on board before it is too late.  Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe.   Our thirst for energy has led to threats from global warming, nuclear disaster and c ... more
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Tales from Concrete Jungles: Urban Birding Around the World by David Lindo - £14.99
Born and raised in London, David Lindo's passionate interest in the natural world, especially birds, began at an early age. His thriving curiosity opened a door for him into an unexplored world of urban birding. Years later he decided to champion the ... more
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Hot Damn and Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Bandito. Vegan Tex-Mex and Southern Eats by Ryan Splint - £7.99
Hot Damn and Hell Yeah shows regular people how to use familiar, easy-to-find ingredients to create tasty, spicy vegan incarnations of typical Southwestern (and a little Southern) food.  This is not the stereotypical healthy vegan fare: Nothing ... more
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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods by Richard B. Primack - £10.50
In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be ... more
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Amongst the Wolves: Memoirs of a Wolf Handler by Toni Shelbourne - £9.99
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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Spotting and Jotting Guide: Our British Birds by Matt Sewell - £6.99
There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check.   In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small enough to pop in your pocket, Spotting and Jotting G ... more
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How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate by Andrew J. Hoffman - £9.99
Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing ... more
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Looking Behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer by Tim Bartley, Sebastian Koos, Hiram Samel, Gustavo Setrini, and Nik Summers - £18.99
What does it mean when consumers “shop with a conscience” and choose products labeled as fair or sustainable? Does this translate into meaningful changes in global production processes? To what extent are voluntary standards implemented and enforced, ... more
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The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Dishes That Even Carnivores Will Love by Katie Parker and Kristen Smith - £14.99
Where do vegetarians get their protein? From delicious plant-based foods, including beans, nuts, quinoa, and even raw cocoa These ingredients are used to their best advantage in this new cookbook.   As a vegetarian living with a meat-eating guy, t ... more
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