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If the World Were a Village

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by Smith, David J.
What if the world's population were represented by a village of just 100 people? How many speak a Chinese dialect? How many cannot read or write? And how many chickens would this village have? This beautifully illustrated and unique book, revised and updated for 2018 onwards, explains facts about the world's population in a simple, non-political and fascinating way. It presents the whole world as a village ...
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The Way of the Hare

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by Taylor, Marianne
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Voices of the Future: Stories from Around the World

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by Bokova, Irina
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative.
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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

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by Scales, Helen
Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish.
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Made in London

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by Hyslop, Leah
From Tudor oyster pedlars and Victorian pie and mash shops, to the supper clubs and street food scene flourishing today, Britain's capital has always been a tantalising draw for those who live to eat.
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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals: Second Edition

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by Kingdon, Jonathan
Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals, has both written and illustrated this landmark field guide. The unique combination of his extensive field experience and artistic talent has produced a stunning work that sets new standards.
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Birds of France

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by Lowen, James
With 85 million tourists in 2015, France is the largest tourist destination in the world. This new photographic guide for general wildlife-watchers by naturalist James Lowen and French photographer Aurélien Audevard covers the 300 birds most likely to be seen on any visit to the country, with detailed text and superb photography, selected to highlight key identification criteria. Pocket-sized and portable, ...
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4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars

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by Jenner, Nicky
Mars is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The red planet has inspired hundreds of scientists, authors and filmmakers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing?
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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

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by Harrap, Simon
This 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 Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

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by Torgeby, Markus
Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion, running... He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. A bestseller in Sweden, the book is a powerful exploration of running and personal wellbeing.
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Soho in the Eighties

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by Howse, Christopher
In the 1980s Daniel Farson published Soho in the Fifties. This memoir is a sequel from the Eighties, a decade that saw the brilliant flowering of a daily tragi-comedy enacted in pubs like the Coach and Horses or the French and in drinking clubs like the Colony Room. These were places of constant conversation and regular rows fuelled by alcohol. The cast was more improbable than any soap opera. Some were wid...
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The Little Viet Kitchen

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by Pham-Kelly, Thuy
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When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts

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by Evans, Sara
The illegal killing of Cecil - a famous and magnificent black-maned Zimbabwean lion - by an American big-game hunter in 2015 sparked international outrage. More significantly, it drew the world s attention to the devastating plight of Africa s lions.
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Reeds Splicing Handbook

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by Polman, Jan-Willem
For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do. See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-...
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RSPB Spotlight Hedgehogs

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by Lowen, James
Much loved... but about to be lost? The hedgehog was voted Britain's favourite animal in 2013, yet numbers in the British countryside have halved this century. Generations of children have been captivated by Beatrix Potter's The tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Romans feted hedgehogs as weather prophets, yet many cultures routinely consume hedgehog meat for medicinal uses as varied as alleviating arthritis and ...
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RSPB Spotlight Swifts and Swallows

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by Unwin, Mike
The RSPB Spotlight series introduces a selection of iconic UK wildlife to the general reader. This latest title focuses upon the swallow and the swift, two well known birds that, although unrelated, are often combined and, indeed, confused in the popular imagination. Traditional heralds of the European summer, swallows and swifts have many things in common. Both feed on aerial insects and are thus similarly...
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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

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by Murray, Douglas
The Sunday Times number one bestseller The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society.
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Birds of Japan

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by Brazil, Mark
Japan is home to a spectacular and diverse range of birds, and this up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the species and subspecies found across the beautiful and fascinating Japanese archipelago. The authoritative text is accompanied by superb full-colour plates painted by an expert artist and covers all major plumage variations. Birds of Japan will ensure t...
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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: A year of gardening and (wild)life

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by Bradbury, Kate
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Dare to Tri: My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to GB Team Triathlete

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by Minchin, Louise
Dare to Tri is the amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire.
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