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Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape

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by Ochota, Mary-Ann
"This fascinating spotter's guide to Britain's historical landscape - what to see and how to decipher it - is rammed with intriguing nuggets." Sunday Times
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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

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by Tristan Gooley
Tristan Gooley, winner of the BBC Countryfile Magazine "Country Book of the Year" Award 2014/2015 provides the ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for.
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The Penguin Lessons

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by Tom Michell
Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin.
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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

by Macfarlane, Robert (Y)
WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange ...
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How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

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by Gooley, Tristan
A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in 'How To Read Water', Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
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The Salt Path

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by Winn, Raynor
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Memoir of the Year A Sunday Times Bestseller. Shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize. "'The Salt Path' is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told." Jackie Morris. Just days after Ra...
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Paths to the Past: Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes

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by Pryor, Francis
Discover the hidden corners and forgotten crevices of Britain's landscapes, from lost rural treasures to unseen urban gems. Landscapes reflect and shape our behaviour. They make us who we are and bear witness to the shifting patterns of human life over the generations. Bringing to bear a lifetime's digging, archaeologist Francis Pryor delves into Britain's hidden urban and rural landscapes, from Whitby Abbe...
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The Pebbles on the Beach: A Spotter's Guide

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by Ellis, Clarence
This edition includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane. There is a handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles on the reverse of the book jacket.
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The Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence

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by Ansell, Neil
Neil Ansell's 'The Last Wilderness' is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, 'Deep Country', Robert Macfarlane's 'The Old Ways' or William Atkins' 'The Moor'.
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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

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by Nicolson, Adam
Winner of the 2018 Wainwright Book Prize The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Boxer. Seabirds are master navigators, thriving in the most demanding environment on earth. In this masterly book...
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Orchid Summer: In Search of the Wildest Flowers of the British Isles

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by Dunn, Jon
'Remarkable ... Evoking the intensity with which orchid hunters pursue their quarry ... Vivid and expressive' Sunday Times 'Orchid Summer' is a heady celebration of the beauty and history of the wild orchid species of the British Isles, embraced in one dazzling summer-long hunt by naturalist Jon Dunn. The flowers that are the focus of this treasure hunt are exquisite and diverse. Some tower above the ...
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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late?

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by Cocker, Mark
A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land by one of our greatest nature writers. Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these 'green' ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutions, such as the National Trust or the Royal Society for the...
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The Old Man and the Sand Eel

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by Millard, Will
'A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate' Chris Yates Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural con...
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The Wild Places

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by Macfarlane, Robert
Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.
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The Old Ways

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by Robert Macfarlane
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 to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep ...
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Running Free: A Runner's Journey Back to Nature

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by Askwith, Richard
Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavements, buying fancy kit and racking up extreme challenges, he looked for ways to liberate himself. His solution: running through muddy fields and up rocky fells, running with his dog at dawn, running because he's being (voluntarily) chased by a pack of bloodhounds, running to get hopelessly, enjoyably lost, running fast for ...
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Landmarks

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by Robert Macfarlane
'Landmarks' is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words.
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

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by Wohlleben, Peter
'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? In 'The Hidden Life of Trees' Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together...
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Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

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by Moss, Stephen
Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who created them?
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The Secret Life of Cows

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by Young, Rosamund
'A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows.' James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of a cow's day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking o...
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