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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

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by Tristan Gooley
Longlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright Prize - Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs by Tristan Gooley, winner of the BBC Countryfile Magazine "Country Book of the Year" Award 2014/2015, is 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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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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by Yuval Noah Harari
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived.
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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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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 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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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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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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The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

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by Shepherd, Nan
The Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment, Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe-inspiring. Her sensitivity and powers of observation put h...
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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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Wild Flowers

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by NOT KNOWN
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 wild flowers they might encounter on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a ramble through woodland, fields or wetlands. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the part...
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Food for Free - Collins

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by Richard Mabey
A complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. First published in 1972, this updated edition of Richard Mabey's cult bestseller has been revised to reflect the ever-increasing eco-awareness and popular interest in finding different, and more natural, sources of food. Each of the 240 types of fruit, nut...
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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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How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

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by Tristan Gooley
A must-have book for walkers, sailors and everyone interested in the natural world, How To Read Water unlocks the hidden secrets of water.
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Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons

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by Harrison, Melissa
Winter is a withdrawal: quiet and dark and cold. But in the dim light frost shimmers, stars twinkle and hearths blaze as we come together to keep out the chill. In spite of the season, life persists: visiting birds fill our skies, familiar creatures find clever ways to survive, and the world reveals winter riches to those willing to venture outdoors.; In prose and poetry spanning seven hundred years, Winter...
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Mushrooms & Toadstools

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by Harding, Patrick
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 and foraging enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly found mushrooms and toadstools in Britain and northern Europe. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show the distinguishing features of each mushroom and ...
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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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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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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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Butterflies & Moths - Britain & Europe - Pocket Nature Series

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by DK
Discover over 325 species of butterfly and moth found in Britain and Northwest Europe with this new edition, in association with the RSPB. From the Short-tailed Blue Butterfly to the Winter Moth, discover over 325 species of butterflies and moths with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes covering both anatomy and identifying marks will help you identify them in the field quickl...
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