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Question Everything: 132 Science Questions - and Their Unexpected Answers by New Scientist - £7.99
The dazzling new collection of scientific questions and answers from New Scientist magazine.  All science begins with questions... - Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? - How do pebbles skim on water? - Why doesn't you ... more
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A Brush With Nature: Reflections on the Natural World by Richard Mabey - £9.99
Described as 'Britain's greatest living nature writer', Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in eloquent stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine. This volume features his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring vie ... more
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Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat by Kara Davis and Wendy Lee (Editors) - £16.99
When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than twenty years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists, and animal rights activists. Never before had the ... more
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Good Food: Veggie Dishes by Orlando Murrin - £4.99
For exciting vegetarian recipe ideas, try Good Food: Veggie Dishes. Divided into Soups, Salads and Snacks; Light Meals; Pasta, Rice and Noodles; Main Courses; Dairy-free Dishes and Desserts, you're guaranteed to find a tasty vegetarian recipe for eve ... more
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Philip's Stargazing 2015 by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest - £6.99
A month-by-month guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky for 2015, written by the internationally known astronomy writers and broadcasters Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.  Philip's Stargazing 2015 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisph ... more
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Infographic Guide to Cycling by RCUK (Road Cycling UK) - £12.99
A fun illustrated guide to the world of cycling and all things bike-related. This beautifully designed book presents cycling in a way you've never seen before.  Mixing cycling facts with expert bike tech advice, this book features a unique and ... more
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Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present and Future by Jennifer Farley Gordon Farley, and Colleen Hill - £19.99
Sustainable Fashion provides a unique and accessible overview of fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context, investig ... more
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Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen - £19.99
Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism.   Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overvi ... more
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Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker - £14.99
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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Birds of the Hedgerow, Field and Woodland by Raphael Nelson - £12.99
Volume III in Unicorn Press's In Arcadia Series is a beautiful bird book - elegant descriptions of our best-loved birds alongside simple, yet stunning woodcuts.   From Meadow Pipits to Jays via the Sedge Warbler, this is a treasure trove of ill ... more
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Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson - £14.99
Under the Sea Wind describes the behaviour of fish and seabirds in story form, often using the scientific names of species as character names. Carson’s stated goal in doing so was “to make the sea and its life as vivid a reality for those who may rea ... more
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Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni - £15.99
What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global w ... more
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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein - £20.00
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.  ... more
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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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