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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 )

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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Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding by George Monbiot - £20.00
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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Mindfulness & the Natural World: Bringing Our Awareness Back to Nature by Claire Thompson - £8.99
Mindfulness & the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life. Claire Thompson takes us on an engaging journey into the natural world and encourages us to experience ... more
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What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow On Trees by Tony Juniper - £9.99
From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook tha ... more
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The Ash and the Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change by Richard Mabey - £9.99
A timely new edition of Richard Mabey's profound and poetic book, Beechcombings, now updated with a foreword discussing the ash die-back crisis and its impact upon the most significant organisms on the planet: trees.  From ash die-back to the G ... more
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The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food by Wayne Roberts - £7.99
In this updated edition of The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food Wayne Roberts puts under the microscope a global food system that is under strain from climate change and from economic disaster.   He shows how a world food system based on super ... more
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Plane Truth: Aviation's Real Impact on People and the Environment by Rose Bridger - £16.99
As aviation charges ahead to become one of the world's fastest growing industries, with passenger numbers and cargo volumes projected to double in the next 20 years, Plane Truth sounds a highly informed note of scepticism.   Rose Bridger provi ... more
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Edible Cities: Urban Permaculture for Gardens, Balconies, Rooftops & Beyond by Judith Anger, Dr Immo Fiebrig and Martin Schnyder - £14.95
A fully-illustrated guide to growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and even mushrooms in small spaces. Edible Cities shows readers the principles of permaculture, green roofs, ideas for flats and balconies, vertical gardening and urban beekeeping ... more
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Otter Country: In Search of the Wild Otter by Miriam Darlington - £9.99
Over the course of a year, Miriam Darlington travelled around Britain in search of wild otters; from her home in Devon to the wilds of Scotland; to Cumbria, Wales, Northumberland, Cornwall, Somerset and the River Lea; to her childhood home near the O ... more
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Nothing: Insights from the New Scientist into the Amazing World of Nothingness by New Scientist - £7.99
Zero, zip, nada, zilch. It's all too easy to ignore the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence, and we may well wonder what there is to say about nothing. But scientists have known for centuries that nothing is the key to understand ... more
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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery - £16.99
Why are some cities a joy to live in, and others chronically miserable? As award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, the answers lie in the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Journeying to dozens of ci ... more
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Neurocomic by Dr Hana Roš and Dr Matteo Farinella - £14.99
Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work? For that matter, what’s a comic? And in the words of Lewis Carroll’s famous caterpillar: “who are you?”   Produced in association with the ... more
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The Vegan Stoner Cookbook: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes to Munch by Sarah Conrique and Graham I. Haynes - £13.99
A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy.   Cooking vegan doesn't hav ... more
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Vegetarian: 150 Delicious Dishes Shown in 200 Stunning Photographs by Emma Summer - £7.99
This title features 150 delicious dishes shown in 200 stunning photographs.  You can create fresh and tasty meat-free menus with these mouthwatering recipes for soups, appetizers, salads, main courses, side dishes and desserts. It features e ... more
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The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem by Christopher Shein - £16.99
Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the ea ... more
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The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook by Charlotte Pike - £7.99
Never mind essays and exams – one of the biggest challenges you’ll face at university is fending for yourself in the kitchen, especially if you’re vegetarian. The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook will take you from freshers’ week to graduation, all ... more
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The Adventurous Vegetarian: Around the World in 30 Meals by Jane Hughes - £20.00
Working with many vegetarian groups and societies, author Jane Hughes has brought together favourite meals and fascinating stories from Belgium to China, Cuba to Palestine.   Each country is introduced by a section about that country’s traditi ... more
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Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto (2nd Edition) by Sam Tracy - £14.99
There is nothing sacrosanct about bike repair. Its pursuit only requires the will to learn. At their finest hours bikes exist on a level above mere machines, and there’s no reason why the joy should end when the ride is over.   Bicycle! writte ... more
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Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future by Gregory Norminton (Editor) - £8.99
Never before have we been so uncertain about what the following years, decades and centuries might bring. But in this riveting and provocative collection of short fiction, Beacons throws down the gauntlet to award-winning writers, challenging them to ... more
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Eat Smart Eat Raw by Kate Magic - £14.99
It is 10 years since Grub Street published the first edition of this book and since then it has never been out of print. Now the author has revised and updated her original and most successful raw food book and it appears for the first time in full c ... more
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Turned Out Nice Again by Richard Mabey - £8.99
An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.   In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture ... more
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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research by Marc Abrahams - £8.99
Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel Prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stole ... more
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The Vegan Athlete: Maximizing Your Health and Fitness While Maintaining a Compassionate Lifestyle by Ben Green and Brett Stewart - £10.99
A revolutionary nutrition and exercise program for developing one’s body into peak condition while keeping it animal-free.   Smashing the myth that meat, eggs, and other animal products are necessary for elite conditioning, The Vegan Athlete o ... more
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Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas by Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling - £8.99
Two master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters. Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from ... more
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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane - £9.99
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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Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild by Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley - £8.99
Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild is a book of simple skills that can help us to interact with nature, achieve a deeper connection with it and even step inside another dimension.   Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley teach us, for ... more
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