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New Books - Environment / Ethical Living / Animals

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 )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism - by Adrienne Buller - £12.99
Public understanding of, and outcry over, the dire state of the climate and environment is greater than ever before. Parties across the political spectrum claim to be climate leaders, and overt denial is on the way out. Yet when it comes to slowing t ... more

The Children of the Anthropocene: Stories from the Young People at the Heart of the Climate Crisis - by Bella Lack - £9.99
'An inspirational manifesto for change' Caroline Lucas, former leader of The Green Party  'A remarkable and important book' Steve Backshall, Naturalist, Broadcaster, and Author  'Astute, erudite and crystalline, Bella writes with visionary cl ... more

Birdgirl - by Mya-Rose Craig - £16.99
‘Lyrical, poignant and insightful.’ Margaret Atwood  Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.  'Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread ru ... more

Movement: How to Take Back Our Streets and Transform Our Lives - by Thalia Verkade and Marco te Broemmelstroet - £12.99
A revolutionary view of mobility... Gives us the tools to campaign for something different.’ Lucy Siegle  We take it for granted that the streets outside out homes are designed for movement from A to B, nothing more. But what happens if we ... more

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet - by George Monbiot - £20.00
The Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize  'This book calls for nothing less than a revolution in the future of food' Kate Raworth  From the bestselling author of Feral, a breathtaking first glimpse of a new fut ... more

The Wilderness Cure - by Mo Wilde - £16.99
'A triumph' The TLS  'This special and magical book has changed the way I see the world' Dan Saladino   'Inspiration and delight sparkle from every page...This book [is] a revelation of joy to the general reader for whom wild food is another c ... more

Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales - by Little, Brown Book Group - £18.99
‘BEAUTIFUL . . . JUSTIFIES ITS PLACE ALONGSIDE NATURE WRITING CLASSICS SUCH AS H IS FOR HAWK‘ NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOKS OF 2022  ‘SOUNDINGS GOT UNDER MY SKIN. I FINISHED IT IN TEARS’ AMY LIPTROTT  ‘STRIKING, BRAVE AND OFTEN L ... more

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet - by Michael E. Mann - £10.99
‘Mann shows that corporations and lobbyists have been successful in convincing us that climate change will be fine, if we just recycle our bottles and turn out the lights. Instead, he says, global warming is a problem way too hot for any one person ... more

The Two Spoons Cookbook: More Than 100 French-Inspired Vegan Recipes - by Hannah Sunderani - £18.99
French-inspired vegan recipes worth sharing—and best served with two spoons!  While living in France, Hannah pursued her passion for vegan cooking. Inspired by the food, culture, and burgeoning plant-based scene, her blog, Two Spoons, was born. ... more

House in the Country: Where Our Suburbs and Garden Cities Came From... - by Simon Matthews - £19.99
For nearly 150 years, living in a house in the country has been what many of us aspire to. This book explores how this idea was imported from the US by Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city movement, the impact it has had in the UK and why, on ... more

The Vegan Gardener - by John Walker - £15.00
Using vegan-organic techniques for a planet-friendly, wildlife-abundant, beautiful and productive garden.   Our natural world is undergoing profound change, and our ecology and climate are in crisis. Our gardens, whatever their size, are wh ... more

Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong - by Claire Ratinon - £16.99
'A beautiful book about nature... I recommend it' Afua Hirsch   A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world. Unearthed is the story of how, after years of a troubled rel ... more

Earth Color: An Eight Week Course for Nature-Connection - by Emma Burleigh - £12.99
Have you ever wanted to dip your paintbrush into the fiery hues of a perfect sunset? Do faces leap out of tree trunks as you pass them by? The world around us is alive in so many ways — you just need to know where to look.  Earth Color unve ... more

Small Bodies of Water - by Nina Mingya Powles - £9.99
A lyrical, poetic essay collection that blends memoir with powerful writing on the natural world, taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia – from the winner of the Nan Shepherd Prize.   Nina Mingya Powles first learned to s ... more

A Trillion Trees: How We Can Reforest Our World - by Fred Pearce - £12.99
Trees keep our planet cool and breathable. They make the rain and sustain biodiversity. They are essential for nature and for us. And yet, we are cutting and burning them at such a rate that many forests are fast approaching tipping points beyond whi ... more

The Women Who Saved the English Countryside - by Matthew Kelly - £20.00
A vibrant history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women.   In Britain today, a mosaic of regulations protects the natural environment and guarantees public access to green s ... more

Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut - by Samantha Cristoforetti - £12.99
The inspiring memoir of the superstar astronaut and internet sensation - now on her biggest space mission yet.  'Today I woke up on Earth. And I will fall asleep in space'  In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over ... more

How to Love Animals: And Protect Our Planet - by Henry Mance - £9.99
A far-reaching, urgent, and thoroughly engaging exploration of our relationship with animals - from the acclaimed Financial Times journalist.   This might be the worst time in history to be an animal. But is there a happier way?   Facto ... more

The Healing Power of Nature - by Vincent van Gogh - £11.99
With quotations from his letters paired with lesser-known images, The Healing Power of Nature is testament to the immense influence the natural world had on Vincent van Gogh.   ‘What I find beautiful is everywhere here. That’s to say, there ... more

The Secret World of Weather - by Tristan Gooley - £10.99
Telegraph Best Books of 2021  The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather – one that we all live in, but very few see.   Each day we pass dozens of small weather signs that ... more

Otherlands: A World in the Making - by Thomas Halliday - £20.00
This is the past as we've never seen it before.  Otherlands is an epic, exhilarating journey into deep time, showing us the Earth as it used to exist, and the worlds that were here before ours. Travelling back in time to the dawn of complex l ... more

Going Zero: One Family's Journey to Zero Waste and a Greener Lifestyle - by Kate Hughes - £8.99
ENDING A RUBBISH LIFESTYLE  When a ripped beanbag spewed thousands of polystyrene balls into her garden, Kate Hughes decided to break away from the throwaway society.   Her family of four went 100% green. They ditched plastic, cooked a ... more

Gifts of Gravity and Light - by Anita Roy and Pippa Marland - £9.99
"I learned something new from each enjoyable essay and by the end realised that nature is integral to how we live on this planet, not a subsidiary to life, but at the heart of it."(Bernardine Evaristo) The changing seasons of the year are an end ... more

Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics - by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass - £14.99
A plan to save the earth and bring the good life to all.  Over the next generation, humanity will confront a dystopian future of climate disaster and mass extinction. Yet the only ‘solutions’ on offer are toothless cap-and-trade programme ... more

140 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth - by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos (Editors) - £8.99
Through 140 drawings, thought experiments, recipes, activist instructions, gardening ideas, insurgences and personal revolutions, artists who spend their lives thinking outside the box guide you to a new worldview; where you and the planet are one.&n ... more

Beak, Tooth and Claw: Why We Must Live with Predators - by Mary Colwell - £9.99
Foxes, buzzards, crows, badgers, weasels, seals, kites – Britain and Ireland’s predators are impressive and diverse and they capture our collective imagination. But many consider them to our competition, even our enemies.  The problem is ... more

Shedonism: 101 Excuses to Escape to Your Shed - by Ben Williams - £12.99
Find yourself, in your shed.  Turn your she-shed or man cave into your own private escape with 101 simple, practical ideas.  Take some well-deserved alone time and learn to preserve lemons and chillies, whittle a butter knife, tie you ... more

Blooming Flowers: A Seasonal History of Plants and People - by Kasia Boddy - £9.99
An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure.   The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of ... more

Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels - by Hannah Ross - £10.99
Simone de Beauvoir borrowed her lover’s bike to cycle around Paris in the 1940s, instantly falling in love with the freedom it gave her (even when an accident caused her to lose a tooth). Alice Hawkins, a factory worker from Leicester, pedal-powere ... more

Small World, Big Ideas: Eco-Activists for Change - by Satish Kumar - £9.99
Small World, Big Ideas collects twelve of the most inspiring and courageous activists together to share their stories and present an inspiring vision of what each of us can do to build a better world today.  There's an activist in all of us, and ... more

The End of Nature - by Bill McKibben - £10.99
One of the earliest warnings about climate change and one of environmentalism's lodestars.  'Nature, we believe, takes forever. It moves with infinite slowness,' begins the first book to bring climate change to public attention.   Inte ... more

Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World - by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson - £9.99
The second book by the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects.   Trees clean air and water; hoverflies and bees pollinate our crops; the kingfisher inspired the construction of high-speed trains. In Tapestries of Life, bestselling author ... more

The Heartbeat of Trees - by Peter Wohlleben - £9.99
"A simultaneously stimulating and soothing blend of nature writing and science... Strongly encourages tree hugging for our own, human sake"(Guardian Summer Reads 2021) A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are li ... more

Regeneration: The Rescue of a Wild Land - by Andrew Painting - £9.99
Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2021   In 1995 the National Trust for Scotland acquired Mar Lodge Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms. Home to over 5,000 species, this vast expanse of Caledonian woodlands, subarctic mountains, bogs, moors ... more

Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea - by Tracey Williams - £20.00
In 1997 sixty-two containers fell off the cargo ship Tokio Express after it was hit by a rogue wave off the coast of Cornwall, including one container filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, much of it sea themed.   In the months that ... more

Into the Tangled Bank: In Which Our Author Ventures Outdoors to Consider the British in Nature - by Lev Parikian - £9.99
Lev Parikian is on a journey to discover the quirks, habits and foibles of how the British experience nature. Open a window, hear the birds calling and join him.  It’s often said that the British are a nation of nature lovers; but what does tha ... more

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal - by Lucy Cooke - £20.00
"A dazzling, funny and elegantly angry demolition of our preconceptions about female behaviour and sex in the animal kingdom ... Bitch is a blast. I read it, my jaw sagging in astonishment, jotting down favourite parts to send to friends and reading ... more

Ending Hunger: The Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying It - by Anthony Warner - £10.99
In 2017, the number of people going hungry in the world increased, for the first time in a decade. Pesticide-resistant bugs lay waste to crops across the globe, from bananas to potatoes. Food production releases billions of tons of carbon into the wo ... more

Nature Is A Human Right: Why We're Fighting for Green in a Grey World - by Ellen Miles (Editor) - £14.99
Having access to natural, green spaces is vital to our physical and mental wellbeing. But, as urban development spreads, grey has become the new green.   Already, concrete outweighs every tree, bush and shrub on Earth. Nature deprivation is a ... more

The Instant - by Amy Liptrot - £14.99
The new book from the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Outrun – on the ecology of love and heartbreak, the urban environment and the digital age.  Wishing to leave behind the quiet isolation of her Orkney island life, Amy L ... more

A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort - £16.99
Guardian Books to Watch 2022 Evening Standard Books to Watch 2022 Bookseller Editor's Choice   Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death. ... more

52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time - by Annabel Streets - £12.99
“Walking had become, once again, the great adventure of my life. But this time science could explain how and why”  Walking strengthens our bodies, calms our minds and lifts our spirits. But it does so much more than this. Our vision, hear ... more

Black Hole Survival Guide - by Janna Levin - £9.99
What would happen if you fell into a black hole?  Black holes are the most extraordinary phenomenon in the universe, but they are a riddle that confounds our intuitions.  Anything that enters them can never escape, and yet they contai ... more

Feminism or Death: How the Women's Movement Can Save the Planet - by Francoise d'Eaubonne - £20.00
The incendiary French feminist work that defined ecofeminism—now available for the first time in English.  Originally published in French in 1974, radical feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne surveyed women’s status around the globe and argue ... more

Books do Furnish a Life: An Electrifying Celebration of Science Writing - by Richard Dawkins - £10.99
Including conversations with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley and more, this is an essential guide to the most exciting ideas of our time and their proponents from our most brilliant science communicator.   Books Do Furnish a Li ... more

Birdsong in a Time of Silence - by Steven Lovatt - £9.99
A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature.  "At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always 'on manoeuvres', and it's easy to see from their c ... more

Edible Plants: A Forager's Guide to the Plants and Seaweeds of Britain, Ireland and Temperate Europe - by Geoff Dann - £25.00
A new age of food insecurity is dawning, such that few living Europeans have experienced. With it, interest in foraging has soared – and not just as a hobby or high-cuisine curiosity. This book reconnects the contemporary wild-food renaissance with ... more

What Climate Justice Means And Why We Should Care - by Elizabeth Cripps - £12.99
We owe it to our fellow humans - and other species - to save them from the catastrophic harm caused by climate change.  Philosopher Elizabeth Cripps approaches climate justice not just as an abstract idea but as something that should motivat ... more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Universe: And Our Place Within It - by Professor Andrew Newsam - £9.99
The universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place – from glowing nebulae to the sweeping majesty of the Milky Way, from complex cloud patterns on Jupiter to the rippling curtains of aurorae. But many of us struggle to grasp the complex ideas and sci ... more

This Is Vegan Propaganda (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You) - by Ed Winters - £14.99
Every time we eat, we have the power to radically transform the world we live in.  Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, ... more

1001 Cycling Tips: The Essential Cyclists - by Hannah Reynolds - £25.00
1001 Cycling Tips by Hannah Reynolds is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of cycling.  This is no standard instruction manual – it is much more useful than that. This is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference ... more

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