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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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Steve Backshall's Deadly 60

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by Backshall, Steve
Steve Backshall embarks on his most daring adventure yet. He has just six months to travel six continents and find 60 of the deadliest creatures on the planet for the 26-part Children's BBC series of the same name which will air on BBC 1, CBBC, Discovery and Animal Planet channels.
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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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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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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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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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Coastal Britain: England and Wales: Celebrating the history, heritage and wildlife of Britain's shores

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by Fisher, Stuart
The most comprehensive survey of the British coastline ever compiled, exploring every stretch of the shores of England and Wales via their history, architecture, wildlife, culture and more.
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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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Outrunning the Demons: Lives Transformed through Running

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by Hewitt, Phil
Hope through running... Running can take us to fantastic places. Just as importantly, it can also bring us back from terrible ones. For people in times of crisis, trauma and physical or mental illness - when normality collapses - running can put things back together again. After bestselling author Phil Hewitt was viciously mugged, stabbed and left for dead in 2016, he found himself suffering the ac...
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Amphibians of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: A Photographic Guide

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by Dufresnes, Christophe
Packed with outstanding photographs, this practical, compact yet comprehensive reference is the definitive guide to all 139 amphibian species found in the Western Palearctic and adjacent regions.
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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 Frogs and Toads

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by Howard, Jules
They were bestowed with magical properties in folklore, they were sought after as ingredients of witches' broth, and they are comic characters that have invaded popular culture, from Kermit the Frog to Toad of Toad Hall. Frogs and toads are charismatic members of Britain's wildlife. But what do you really know about them?
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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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Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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by Harkup, Kathryn
The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. 'Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus' by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part of our everyday culture, from cartoons to Hallowe'en costumes. Even the name `Frankenstein' has become a by-word for evil scientists and dangerous experiments...
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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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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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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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