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Watching Waterbirds with Kate Humble and Martin McGill: 100 birds ... in just one day!

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by Humble, Kate
This book introduces some 75 species of wetland birds to readers through the eyes of Kate Humble. As she freely admits herself, Kate is still learning her birds, so to find out more she contacted Martin McGill of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to act as her guide. Their birdwatching sessions together form the basis of this book. As Kate learns the difference between a Canada Goose and a Barnacle Goose, which...
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The Wandering Vine: Wine, the Romans and Me

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by Caplan, Nina
Winner of the Louis Roederer International Wine Book of the Year Award 2018 "Wine is alive, ageing and changing, but it's also a triumph over death. These grapes should rot. Instead they ferment. What better magic potion could there be, to convey us to the past?" Impelled by a dual thirst, for wine and for knowledge, Nina Caplan follows the vine into the past, wandering from Champagne's ancient chalk ...
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Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night

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by Francis, Tiffany
Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, author Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanitys connection to the night sky.
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Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart

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by Moss, Stephen
In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's most magnificent wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower over ink-black lochs, Golden Eagles soar over heather-clad moors, and Red Deer stags engage in mortal combat for the right to win a mate. Along the co...
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Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition

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by Lewington, Richard
Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups – including pond life – likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as...
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A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours: In Praise of Birds and Seasons

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by Akroyd, Carry
'A Sparrow's Life's As Sweet As Ours' is a collection of articles that began life as Bird of the Month columns in The Oldie magazine written by Oldie co-founder John McEwen and illustrated by renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd.
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The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life

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by Maunder, Paul
In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected.
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Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen

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by Aye, MiMi
A flavour explosion Influenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique. The food of Burma is little known, but MiMi seeks to change that within these pages, revealing its secrets and providing context to each recipe with stories from her t...
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RSPB Garden Birds

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by Taylor, Marianne
From urban rooftops to open meadows, the incredible diversity of gardens in the British Isles can provide refuge and feeding opportunities for a vast array of birds. Even the smallest gardens can attract some birdlife and watching garden birds is a great joy for all nature lovers, brightening each day and providing an immediate connection with the wider and wilder world beyond the fence.
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The Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

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by Torgeby, Markus
"The most beautiful book I ever read." Rune Larsson, ultra-distance runner 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. An international bestseller, this extraordinary book is a po...
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Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2020

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by Towler, Perrin
In a practical handy format the 'Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac' contains many unique features for small craft sailors and represents excellent value for money. Meticulously researched, this popular almanac contains a wealth of information presented in an easy to find, quick reference manner for practical on-board use.
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Birds of Bhutan and the Eastern Himalayas

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by Inskipp, Carol
The nation of Bhutan and the Indian states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh together form the eastern arm of the Himalayas. This book is the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical corner of Asia.
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Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's first Polar Expedition 1773

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by Goodwin, Peter
In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. The expedition was to find a navigable northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was supported by the Royal Society and King George III. Two bomb vessels HMS Racehorse and Carcass were fitted out and strengthened under the command of Cap...
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RSPB Spotlight Ladybirds

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by Comont, Richard
Brightly coloured and pleasingly patterned, ladybirds are among some of our most beloved and familiar invertebrates. Their role in helping to protect our crops by devouring huge numbers of pests has firmly established these tiny, flying beetles as the gardeners' friend.
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Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France

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by Thorpe, Adam
Adam Thorpe's home for the past 25 years has been an old house in the Cévennes, a wild range of mountains in southern France. Prior to this, in an ancient millhouse in the oxbow of a Cévenol river, he wrote the novel that would become the Booker Prize-nominated Ulverton, now a Vintage Classic.
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Field Guide to the Mammals of South-east Asia 2nd Edition

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by Francis, Charles
This book is a fully revised and updated second edition of the only comprehensive guide to the mammals of South-east Asia, one of the world's richest regions in terms of mammal diversity, where species new to science are still being described regularly, though there is increasing pressure on all of its wild mammal populations.
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Moorish: Vibrant recipes from the Mediterranean

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by Tish, Ben
Fresh, fragrant, fruity, spicy, smoky, sweet, sour, and sharp. Discover how to cook these vibrant southern Mediterranean flavours at home with 100 wonderful recipes from Ben Tish. The bold spices and sun-soaked exotic tastes of North Africa and the Arabic world collided with the characterful food of the Mediterranean when the Moors invaded.
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A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

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by Shute, Joe
For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.
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RSPB Spotlight Sparrows

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by Beer, Amy-Jane
Sparrows are often considered familiar to the point of invisibility, but the recent steep decline in numbers of both native British species is a reminder that these unassuming chatterboxes deserve a little more attention.
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When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of 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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