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  • Cover image of book Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth
    Barn 8 - by Deb Olin Unferth

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911508885 | ISBN 10: 1911508881

    One disaffected administrator, one disenchanted teenager, four hundred and twenty-one vegan extremists, sixty trucks, and nine hundred thousand grumpy layer hens awaiting liberation. In barns. Six barns. No, wait, seven. No, wait...  Two auditors ... more

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  • Cover image of book Riverflow by Alison Layland
    Riverflow - by Alison Layland

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781909983977 | ISBN 10: 1909983977

    Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours. No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way past   After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want noth ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Overstory by Richard Powers
    The Overstory - by Richard Powers

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708245 | ISBN 10: 1784708240

    Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.   A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.   The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
    The History of Bees - by Maja Lunde

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471162770 | ISBN 10: 147116277x

    ***THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER***   In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbindin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
    The End We Start From - by Megan Hunter

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509843985 | ISBN 10: 1509843981

    A startlingly beautiful story of a family’s survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable.   Megan Hunter’s honed and spare prose paints an imagined future as realist ... more

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  • Cover image of book New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
    New York 2140 - by Kim Stanley Robinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780356508788 | ISBN 10: 0356508781

    A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312 and Aurora.   The waters rose, submerging New York City.   But the residents adapt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ice by Anna Kavan
    Ice - by Anna Kavan

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241307397 | ISBN 10: 0241307392

    No one knows why the ice has come, and no one can stop it. Every day it creeps further across the earth, covering the land in snow and freezing everything in its path.  Through this bleached, devastated world, one man pursues the sylph-like, sil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
    Swims - by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908058492 | ISBN 10: 1908058498

    Plunge into mountain lakes and drift along meandering rivers in Swims, the debut poetry collection by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett.   A long poem taking many forms, Swims begins and ends in Devon, moving across the waterways of England and Wales: fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
    The End We Start From - by Megan Hunter

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509839100 | ISBN 10: 1509839100

    With film rights sold to Benedict Cumberbatch's production company, SunnyMarch, The End We Start From is a powerful vision of the future that is utterly unforgettable.  'I was moved, terrified, uplifted – sometimes all three at once' Tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis
    Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles - by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780750978873 | ISBN 10: 0750978872

    The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barkskins by Annie Proulx
    Barkskins - by Annie Proulx

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007232017 | ISBN 10: 0007232012

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR   From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, viole ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fire. by Elizabeth Hand
    Fire. - by Elizabeth Hand

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781629632346 | ISBN 10: 1629632341

    The title story, “Fire.” written especially for this volume, is a harrowing postapocalyptic adventure in a world threatened by global conflagration. Based on Hand’s real-life experience as a participant in a governmental climate change think ta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods by Tracy Chevalier (Editor)
    Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods - by Tracy Chevalier (Editor)

    £10.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908041326 | ISBN 10: 1908041323

    A charming collection of stories and fables inspired by Britain's nineteen species of native trees, written by nineteen of Britain's leading authors.  Why Willows Weep is edited by Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cormorance by Nick Hayes
    Cormorance - by Nick Hayes

    £18.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910702055 | ISBN 10: 1910702056

    A girl, a boy and a deserted reservoir.   Cormorance is a story of fear, bravery and the redemptive force of connecting with the natural world.  A wordless, purely visual story, it is – like any work by the award-winning Nick Hayes – ... more

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  • Cover image of book John Clare: The Trespasser by John Goodridge and R.K.R. Thornton
    John Clare: The Trespasser - by John Goodridge and R.K.R. Thornton

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910170298 | ISBN 10: 1910170291

    John Clare was reputedly a solitary, shy man, at one with nature and the world around him. Although these authors have both published books which indicate otherwise, in this volume they focus on Clare as a difficult and transgressive figure. While he ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
    The Tusk That Did the Damage - by Tania James

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784700584 | ISBN 10: 1784700584

    "One of the most unusual and affecting books... a compulsively readable, devastating novel."(Jonathan Safran Foer) When a young elephant is brutally orphaned by poachers, it is only a matter of time before he begins terrorising the countryside, ea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall
    The Wolf Border - by Sarah Hall

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571258130 | ISBN 10: 0571258131

    For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sometimes a Wild God by Tom Hirons, illustrated by Rima Staines
    Sometimes a Wild God - by Tom Hirons, illustrated by Rima Staines

    £7.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993365607 | ISBN 10: 0993365604

    The book of the poem by Tom Hirons, with illustrations by Rima Staines. Second printing.  Lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 280gsm Kraft cover) in England, by Calverts, a workers' co-op, this is the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street
    Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories - by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781621065623 | ISBN 10: 1621065626

    In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport goods, seek glory, and defend their remaining communities. In another version of the future, those with the zombie virus are able to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Holy Cow by David Duchovny
    Holy Cow - by David Duchovny

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472225917 | ISBN 10: 1472225910

    A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine. Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben ... more

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  • Cover image of book Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey
    Only the Animals - by Ceridwen Dovey

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782397175 | ISBN 10: 1782397175

    The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories of life and death.  In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog s ... more

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  • Cover image of book News from the Clouds by Robert Llewellyn
    News from the Clouds - by Robert Llewellyn

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783520572 | ISBN 10: 1783520574

    In the final book of the News from trilogy, Gavin Meckler faces the biggest challenge of all on his journey through time.  He enters the world of the clouds, where the earth's inhabitants have had to adapt to a planet ravaged by a climate mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon
    All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - by Darragh McKeon

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241964675 | ISBN 10: 0241964679

    Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fallout by Paul Thomas
    Fallout - by Paul Thomas

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908524492 | ISBN 10: 1908524499

    Tito Ihaka, the unkempt, overweight Maori cop was demoted to Sergeant due to insubordination and pigheadedness. He investigates the unsolved killing of 17 year old girl at an election night party in a ritzy villa near Auckland. Ihaka is also embroile ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Different World by Ruth Jacobs
    A Different World - by Ruth Jacobs

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783063048 | ISBN 10: 1783063041

    "Its not just petrol, its 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 therell be terrible shortages and all our consumer goods ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sea and Summer by George Turner
    The Sea and Summer - by George Turner

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780575118690 | ISBN 10: 0575118695

    The Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel of climate change in the not-too-distant future. Francis Conway is Swill - one of the millions in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. Life, already difficult, is rapidl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
    The Year of the Flood - by Margaret Atwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780349004075 | ISBN 10: 0349004072

    Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species, the tending of the Earth, and the cultivation of bees and organic crops on flat rooftops - has long predi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future by Gregory Norminton (Editor)
    Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future - by Gregory Norminton (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689699 | ISBN 10: 1851689699

    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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  • Cover image of book Varmints by Helen Ward, illustrated by Marc Craste
    Varmints - by Helen Ward, illustrated by Marc Craste

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848775053 | ISBN 10: 1848775059

    The most overlooked threat in the world is the loss of peace and quiet. Can someone find the time and space to stop, think and plant the seeds of change?   Sparing words combine with epic images to make the imagination and the heart soar. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bear Witness by Mandy Haggith
    Bear Witness - by Mandy Haggith

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908643292 | ISBN 10: 1908643293

    The brutal shooting of a bear cub galvanises ecologist Callis MacArthur into becoming an activist. Dreaming of bears roaming free, she finds herself exploring Europes remotest forests and meeting colourful characters who are as passionate about natu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
    Flight Behaviour - by Barbara Kingsolver

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571290802 | ISBN 10: 0571290809

    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary es ... more

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  • Cover image of book Habibi by Craig Thompson
    Habibi - by Craig Thompson

    £22.50   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571241323 | ISBN 10: 0571241328

    Habibi, based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells the story of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam. They live in isolation in an old boat in the desert. As they age their relationship shifts from mothe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things We Didn
    Things We Didn't See Coming - by Steven Amsterdam

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099547044 | ISBN 10: 009954704x

    A mesmerising debut set in a not-too-distant future, in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and strangely familiar.  Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, Things We Didn't See Coming follows a man over three decades as he tries to su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Serpent Lives by Ruth Padel
    Where the Serpent Lives - by Ruth Padel

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780349122328 | ISBN 10: 0349122326

    A family in crisis - and the wider world of wildlife in crisis too. Rosamund, unable to communicate with her philandering husband or teenage son, alienated from her zoologist father, feels cut off also from the jungle world of her Indian childhood. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Solar by Ian McEwan
    Solar - by Ian McEwan

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099549024 | ISBN 10: 0099549026

    Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where Earwigs Dare by Matt Harvey, illustrated by David Hughes
    Where Earwigs Dare - by Matt Harvey, illustrated by David Hughes

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781900322874 | ISBN 10: 1900322870

    A collection of Matts latest poems horticultural, whimsical, ecological, political and just plain funny. Where Earwigs Dare contains a rich biodiversity of verse, some recycled from Matts appearances on Radio 4s Saturday Live and his stint writi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Songs of the Dead by Derrick Jensen
    Songs of the Dead - by Derrick Jensen

    £17.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604860443 | ISBN 10: 1604860448

    A serial killer stalks the streets of Spokane, acting out a misogynist script from the dark heart of this culture. Across town, a writer named Derrick has spent his life tracking the reasons - political, psychological, spiritual - for the sadism of m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rapture by Liz Jensen
    The Rapture - by Liz Jensen

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408801109 | ISBN 10: 1408801108

    An environmental disaster movie of a thriller, from the celebrated author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax.  In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds, Gabrielle Foxs main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her career as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
    Eclipse - by Richard North Patterson

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330454872 | ISBN 10: 0330454870

    In a novel of international intrigue, an American lawyer, Damon Pierce, attempts to save Bobby Okari, the West African leader of a protest movement, from execution by the countrys corrupt and autocratic leader. Complicating matters further is Okari ... more

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  • Cover image of book And No Wings by Nigel Jay Robson
    And No Wings - by Nigel Jay Robson

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780956183309 | ISBN 10: 0956183301

    "Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all. Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response."(Barack Obama) But does God have a better plan?  Earth is on the brink. Global warming, climate change, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cat
    Cat's Cradle - by Kurt Vonnegut

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141189345 | ISBN 10: 0141189347

    Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it...   Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
    The Carhullan Army - by Sarah Hall

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780571236602 | ISBN 10: 057123660x

    Set in the part of England once known as The Lake District, "The Carhullan Army" is narrated by a young woman who has adopted the name Sister. Britain after its union with the United States and numerous unsuccessful foreign wars, has found itself in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cranks and Revolutions by Mark Gold
    Cranks and Revolutions - by Mark Gold

    £9.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781854250971 | ISBN 10: 1854250973

    Cranks and Revolutions tells the story of two brothers from a family for whom protest has always been a way of life. Brought up in the 1960s on CND marches, fund raising events for the victims of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war and rescuing oiled sea bi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ice People by Maggie Gee
    The Ice People - by Maggie Gee

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846590382 | ISBN 10: 1846590388

    It's the middle of the 21st century, and the next Ice Age has suddenly sent global wamring into reverse. Saul is one of the Ice Poeple, the threatened peoples of the northern hemisphere, who, watching their world freeze over, try to move south toward ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Road - by Cormac McCarthy

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780330513005 | ISBN 10: 0330513001

    The searing, post-apocalyptic novel that has instantly established itself as a modern masterpiece. 2007 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A father and his son walk alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stark by Ben Elton
    Stark - by Ben Elton

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780552773553 | ISBN 10: 0552773557

    Stark is a secret consortium with more money than God, and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn. What's more, it knows the Earth is dying. Deep in Western Australia where the Aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet-sized plot is tak ... more

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  • Cover image of book Funny Weather: Everything You Didn
    Funny Weather: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change But Probably Should Find Out - by Kate Evans

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780954930936 | ISBN 10: 0954930932

    A marvellous graphic novel explaining the science, causes and complexities of climate change, drawn by award winning comic book artist Kate Evans. "Brilliant- shocking and apt and beautifully drawn... Kate Evans has told the story of climate change ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of General Dann and Mara
    The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog - by Doris Lessing

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007152827 | ISBN 10: 0007152825

    In a prophetic vision of a world transformed by climate change, Doris Lessing evokes again the frozen wastes and sun-seared deserts of her glitteringly brilliant novel Mara and Dann. Through the snow-covered northern wilderness of this world travels ... more

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