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Books about living ethically and sustainably make brilliant gifts - handing people the knowledge to help make the world a better place (browse related categories Environment & Animal Rights Changing the World )

Animal Rights by Mark Rowlands - £8.99
Are humans really different at all?  Animal Rights is a big deal. From animal testing to vegetarianism, and hunting to preservation of fish stocks, it's a topic that's always in the news. Mark Rowlands, author of The Philosopher and the Wolf, ... more
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Rainbow Warriors by Maite Mompo - £14.99
Following the lives of the three ships with the name Rainbow Warrior, this book, written by a long-serving Greenpeace activist, tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ships’ most exciting adventures and actions.   I ... more
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald - £14.99
‘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, they’re the birdwatchers’ dark grail.’  ... more
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365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health with a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies by Kathy Patalsky - £12.99
From one of America’s most vocal health-food advocates: a bounty of delicious, healthy vegan smoothies that deliver fun, flavorful wellness every day of the year.  With 100,000 Twitter followers and a blog that receives half a million unique ... more
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The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello - £12.99
A journey along a controversial European pipeline becomes a profound exploration of the oil economy.  In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian Sea to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe, James Marriott and Mika Mini ... more
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Keep it Vegan: 100 Simple, Healthy & Delicious Dishes by Áine Carlin - £14.99
The vegan lifestyle has never been more popular, but people are sometimes put off by the idea of lengthy lists of expensive, hard-to-find ingredients and complicated recipes.   Áine Carlin’s Keep it Vegan demystifies veganism, with 100 delici ... more
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IDP: 2043: A Graphic Novel by Various artists and writers - £14.99
A graphic novel that brings together a dream-team of European artists and writers to imagine the country in 30 years.  The year is 2043. Melting ice caps have caused sea levels to rise. Across the world populations have abandoned low-lying ci ... more
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Designing Sustainability: Making Radical Changes in a Material World by Stuart Walker - £29.99
What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on t ... more
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Think! Eat! Act! A Sea Shepherd Chef's Vegan Cookbook by Raffaella Tolicetti - £14.99
Think!, Eat!, Act! is a cookbook featuring the vegan food prepared on the Sea Shepherd ships' anti-whaling campaigns.  Inspired by the Sea Shepherd's goal of protecting the animals that are victims of human cruelty, this book uses delicious vega ... more
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Only Planet: A Flight-Free Adventure Around the World by Ed Gillespie - £14.99
A flight-free adventure around the world by Ed Gillespie   In an inspirational tale of global adventure, Ed Gillespie takes anything but a plane to circumnavigate the world.   From cargo ships to camels, hitch-hiking to hovercrafts, Ed ... more
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Dwelling Portably: 1980-2012: Tips from the People Who Sparked The Tiny House Movement by Bert Davis - £14.99
The first four Dwelling Portably books discounted in a snug box set sleeve, containing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and stories, collecting 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2008, and 2009-2012.   Full of information about living without a permanent ... more
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Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson - £9.99
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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Wild Swimming: 300 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain by Daniel Start - £16.99
On a hot summer’s day, what could be more refreshing than slipping into the cool, clear waters of a secret lake? And what could be more exciting than plunging into a hidden waterfall?   Britain’s rivers, lakes and waterfalls are cleaner, safer ... more
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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard - £8.99
Streetlamps, neon signs – an ever-present glow that has changed the natural world and adversely affected our health; Paul Bogard illuminates the problems caused by a lack of darkness.   We live awash in artificial light. But night’s natural da ... more
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Nuclear War and Enviromental Catastrophe by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk - £9.99
“There are two problems for our species’ survival — nuclear war and environmental catastrophe," says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.   While a nucle ... more
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Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal by Patrick Barkham - £9.99
Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers per square kilometre in this country than in any other. And yet many of us have never seen one alive and in the wild. They are nocturnal creatures who vanish into their labyrinthine undergrou ... more
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The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox - £9.99
The extraordinary story of Marinaleda, a communist utopia against all the odds.  One hundred kilometres from Seville lies the small village of Marinaleda, which for the last thirty-five years has been the centre of a tireless struggle to create a ... more
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Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot - £8.99
In Feral, George Monbiot, one of the world's most celebrated radical thinkers, and the author of Captive State, Heat, The Age of Consent and Amazon Watershed, follows his own hunger for new environmental experiences, in a riveting tale of possibility ... more
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Green Architecture Now! by Philip Jodidio - £8.99
The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue in recent years. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings. In an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental d ... more
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Things That Are: Encounters with Plants, Stars and Animals by Amy Leach - £12.00
From the tiniest Earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies - considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers - Amy Leach rekindles our communion with the world.  This stunning debu ... more
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Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards - £9.99
'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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The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places by Bernie Krause - £8.99
A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain.  Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. Beginning by recording the sound of wheat growing in a Kansas field, he has s ... more
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Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit - £9.99
What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march?  In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibi ... more
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Tweet of the Day: A Year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss - £25.00
A beautiful and imaginative guide for the armchair naturalist that everyone will want to own.  Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments - not one after another, but almost si ... more
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The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives by Jessica Pierce - £12.00
From the moment when we first open our homes — and our hearts — to a new pet, we know that one day we will have to watch this beloved animal age and die. The pain of that eventual separation is the cruel corollary to the love we share with them, and ... more
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The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour - £12.99
Feast on your own produce with the New Complete Self-Sufficient Gardener, the comprehensive illustrated guide to self-sufficiency.  John Seymour's classic guide gives you the knowledge and expertise to create your own self-sufficient garden and prod ... more
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A Different World by Ruth Jacobs - £7.99
"It’s not just petrol, it’s everything! He said everything we use is made from oil – plastic, synthetics, thousands of everyday things, even fertilisers that farmers need to grow food. He said there’ll be terrible shortages and all our consumer goods ... more
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Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond - £8.99
Winner of the 2013 British Psychological Society's Book Awards Popular Science category.   Have you ever tried to spend a day without looking at a clock or checking your watch? It's almost impossible. Time rules our lives, but how much do we u ... more
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Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town by Mellissa Morgan - £16.99
Scrumptious cake everyone can eat! Decadent and delicious dairy-free, vegan baking for everyone.  ‘I believe that, regardless of what we can or can’t eat, we all deserve a delicious, decadent treat every now and then. Let me show you how to bak ... more
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RSPB Handbook of British Birds (4th Edition) by Peter Holden and Tim Cleeves - £9.99
This is a revised and updated fourth edition of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds.   This unique guide provides a 'biography' of each of the 280 commonest British bird species. It covers all aspects of field identification, using ... more
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The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare - £9.99
A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, co-curator of Moby Dick: Big Read and winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Leviathan.The sea surrounds us. It gives us life, provides us with the air we breathe and the food w ... more
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Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg - £10.99
The rapid spread of 'fracking' (hydraulic fracturing) has temporarily boosted natural gas and oil production, particularly in the USA, but it has also sparked a massive environmental backlash in local communities. The fossil fuel industry is promotin ... more
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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery - £12.99
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reachi ... more
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The Nature Magpie: A Cornucopia of Facts, Anecdotes, Folklore and Literature from the Natural World by Daniel Allen - £8.99
A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore and literature, The Nature Magpie is a veritable treasure trove of humanity’s thoughts and feelings about nature.   With acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen as your guide, join naturalists, ... more
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Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering by Clive Hamilton - £10.99
This book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected to be warmer than it has been for 15 mill ... more
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Field Notes From a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary by Esther Woolfson - £8.99
Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse ... more
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Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know by Alex Prud'homme - £10.99
Constantly in the news and the subject of much public debate, fracking, as it is known for short, is one of the most promising yet controversial methods of extracting natural gas and oil. Today, 90 percent of natural gas wells use fracking. Though hi ... more
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Vegan for Her: The Women's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet by Virginia Messina - £11.99
Can you meet your calcium needs if you’re only eating plant-based foods? Is a vegan pregnancy safe? What about the link between soy foods and breast cancer? How does a plant-based diet affect weight loss, aging, and fertility?   In Vegan for Her, ... more
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Woodworking from Offcuts: 20 Projects to Create from the Scrap Pile by Derek Jones - £16.99
Every workshop has a collection of offcuts that have been saved because they will come in handy one day. When you see the enticing projects presented in this book you will know that that day has come!   Here are 20 appealing and useful projec ... more
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The Man Who Plants Trees by Jim Robbins - £10.99
An extraordinary investigation into the world of trees - and the inspiring story of one man's quest to help save the world's oldest and greatest specimens.   This is an extraordinary book about trees. It's an account by a veteran science journ ... more
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Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Animals by Virginia Morell - £12.99
Did you know that ants teach, earthworms make decisions, rats love to be tickled, and chimps mourn? That some dogs have 1000-word vocabularies and that birds practise songs in their sleep? That crows improvise tools and moths remember living as cater ... more
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Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World by Dr. Ben Irvine - £8.99
Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling shines new light onto one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age.  The author steers us through his own perspective on cyc ... more
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Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living: Discovering The Good Life in The City by Adam Ford - £8.99
Over half the world’s population already live in cities, and the proportion is rising all the time. Yet we continue to associate the apparently limitless urban jungle with an assault on our senses – a rush made up of noise, light, pollution and peopl ... more
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The Little Book of Whittling by Chris Lubkemann - £10.99
With a friendly, down-home style, this guide encourages readers to whittle away the hours. Great for beginners looking for an easy way to get started and more advanced carvers looking for a relaxing way to spend their time, this instructional manual ... more
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Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals (Fifth Edition) by Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D - £11.99
The immensely popular Simply Vegan is now available in a Fifth Edition. Simply Vegan is much more than a cookbook. It is a guide to a non-violent, environmentally sound, humane lifestyle. It features:   Over 160 vegan recipes that can be prepare ... more
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World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey by Chris Caldicott and Carolyn Caldicott - £20.00
After twenty years of squeezing in trips abroad at the same time as running the World Food Café, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott decided to take a sabbatical so that they could go on some longer journeys in search of new recipes. This book brings togethe ... more
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Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures by John Urry - £14.99
What would a de-carbonised society be like? What are the implications of a general de-globalisation for our social futures? How will our high-carbon patterns of life be restructured in a de-energized world?   As global society gradually wakes ... more
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The Urban Birder by David Lindo - £7.99
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 inspirationa ... more
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Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should be Good, Clean, and Fair by Carlo Petrini - £10.00
By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is t ... more
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The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science by Simon Flynn - £8.99
From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities.   Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power ... more
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Land Art In Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons by Marc Pouyet - £14.99
In town, it is sometimes hard to remember that the natural world is all around us. Here are over one hundred simple, playful, inspiring pieces of land art made with easily found natural materials, in a city setting.   For anyone who wants to s ... more
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(browse related categories Environment & Animal Rights Changing the World )