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Coast - Our Island Story

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by Crane Nicholas
Coast is a definitive narrative of Nicholas Crane’s journey of discovery around the edges of Britain and Ireland and the culmination of five years presenting the BBC’s successful series. On a journey of exploration, Crane describes how we discovered and embraced our coastline - the key to our island identity.
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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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Trees

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by Fitter, Alastair H.
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are out on the town or strolling through the countryside. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but...
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Orison for a Curlew

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by Clare, Horatio
The Slender-billed curlew is one of the world's rarest birds. A beautiful, fragile creature, it bredin Siberia and wintered in the Mediterraneanbasin, passing through the wetlands and estuariesof Italy, Greece, the Balkans and cental Asiatwice a year. Then, for mysterious reasons, thepopulation crashed.
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Ebola: The Full Story

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by David Quammen
In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 per cent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle.
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Unlikely Friendships

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by Jennifer Holland
Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways.
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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

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by Harrap Simon
This brand new edition of the best-selling field guide from the RSPB is compact, informative and beautifully illustrated, and features 215 of the most common birds found in Britain.
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The Wild Places

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by Robert Macfarlane
In The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane embarks on a series of beautifully described journeys in the remaining wildernesses of Britain and Ireland. The result is both an intellectual and a physical journey, with the author travelling in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, both living and dead, he explores our changing ideas of the wild.
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Britain and Northern Ireland

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by Goodfellow, Peter
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Britain & Northern Ireland will help you identify the 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden.
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H is for Hawk

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by Helen Macdonald
This is a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to reconcile death with life and love. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She bought Mabel for £800 ...
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Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field

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by John Lewis-Stempel
Winner of the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright Prize. What really goes on in the long grass? Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadow's life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the a...
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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

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by Melissa Harrison
This is an evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the...
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Ten Poems about Gardens (Instead of a Card set)

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by Various
Ten Poems about Gardens set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Wildwood - A Journey Through Trees

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by Roger Deakin
‘Wildwood’ is about the element of wood, as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives.” So said Roger Deakin of this, his last book, that was published posthumously; a marvellous piece of natural history and cultural writing, it is an unmatched exploration of our relationship with trees. From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him th...
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The Snow Leopard

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by Peter Matthiessen
The Snow Leopard was inspired by the author's 1973 journey with George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wild blue sheep of the region. They also hoped to see the rare snow leopard, an almost mythical creature which Schaller once glimpsed on a previous visit. As a student of Zen Buddhism, the author's search for the snow leopard evolved into a quest for the mean...
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The Corfu Trilogy

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by Gerald Durrell
The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentric English family who moved there. For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds...
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Birds

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by JIM FLEGG
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for keen birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to identify the most commonly seen species in Britain and Europe. Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each bird, including notes on appearance, colour and distinctive ...
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Butterflies and Moths

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by Chinery, Michael
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen butterflies and moths in Britain and northern Europe. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth to aid iden...
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Notes from Walnut Tree Farm

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by Roger Deakin
For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations. Discursive, personal and often impassioned, they reveal the way he saw the world, whether it be observing the teeming ecosystem that was Walnut Tree Farm, thinking about the wider environment, walking in his fields, on Mellis Common or on his travels at home, or conte...
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RSPB Wildlife of Britain Pocket Nature

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by DK
Discover over 1,000 species of animal, plant and fungi found in Britain - from the humming-bird Hawk moth to the False Deathcap Fungi, spot common British animal, plant and fungi species with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes will help you identify them in the field quickly and accurately. Maps show you what animals, plants and fungi to find where and species are categorised...
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