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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays by Barry Lopez
    Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays - by Barry Lopez

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781912559558 | ISBN 10: 1912559552

    An urgent final work from the award-winning author Barry Lopez whose writing, fieldwork and mentorship inspired generations of writers and activists.  An ardent steward of the land, fearless traveller and unrivalled observer of nature and cul ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underneath The Archers: Nature
    Underneath The Archers: Nature's Secret Agent on Britain's Longest-Running Drama - by Graham Harvey

    £18.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781800182653 | ISBN 10: 1800182651

    'As hilarious, charming, eccentric, informative, addictive and delightful as the show itself' STEPHEN FRY   Much-loved radio drama The Archers has been at the heart of British life for over seventy years, and the momentous events and changes o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landlines by Raynor Winn
    Landlines - by Raynor Winn

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781405947787 | ISBN 10: 1405947780

    The remarkable story of a thousand-mile journey across Britain from the million-copy bestselling author of The Salt Path.  Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live...  Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth's health is declinin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The View from the Hill by Christopher Somerville
    The View from the Hill - by Christopher Somerville

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781914982033 | ISBN 10: 1914982037

    ‘An absolute delight.’ Dorset Magazine  ‘Somerville is a superb writer – controversial and wry, but also evocative and informative.’ Perceptive Travel  ‘This is a book you can dip into at any page and be transported to a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm by Lee Schofield
    Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm - by Lee Schofield

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781804990964 | ISBN 10: 1804990965

    'I found myself turning the pages with an inward leap of joy' - Isabella Tree  *Shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation* *Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Award for Nature Writing*   'Exquisite' GUARDI ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Eye for Birds by Bruce Kendrick
    An Eye for Birds - by Bruce Kendrick

    £18.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781849954952 | ISBN 10: 184995495x

    As a ten-year-old, the author contracted TB and was sent to an isolated sanatorium, deep in the Cheshire countryside. There he was bedridden for six months. On fine days, nurses would push the young patients, in their beds, out onto a large veranda a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Scurry of Squirrels: Nurturing The Wild by Polly Pullar
    A Scurry of Squirrels: Nurturing The Wild - by Polly Pullar

    £14.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781780277042 | ISBN 10: 1780277040

    Polly Pullar has had a passion for red squirrels since childhood. As a wildlife rehabilitator, she knows the squirrel on a profoundly personal level and has hand-reared numerous litters of orphan kits, eventually returning them to the wild. In this b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Greenery: Journeying with the Spring from Southern Africa to the Arctic by Tim Dee
    Greenery: Journeying with the Spring from Southern Africa to the Arctic - by Tim Dee

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781784707897 | ISBN 10: 1784707899

    One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home there, but the same birds would soon begin journeying north to Europe, where their arrival marks the beginning of spring.  Greenery recounts how Tim Dee ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Woods by Luke Turner
    Out of the Woods - by Luke Turner

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474607162 | ISBN 10: 1474607160

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 POLARI FIRST BOOK AWARD  After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman
    Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman - by Derek Jarman

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873875 | ISBN 10: 178487387x

    A divine, meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness.   WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY OLIVIA LAING   In 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear
    Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant - by Kyo Maclear

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008225049 | ISBN 10: 0008225044

    We live in a world that prizes the fast over the slow, the new over the familiar and work over rest. Birds Art Life Death is Kyo Maclear’s beautiful journey to stake out a sense of meaning amid the crushing rush.   One winter Kyo Maclear f ... more

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  • Cover image of book To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing
    To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface - by Olivia Laing

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891587 | ISBN 10: 1786891581

    An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction.  Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the Ri ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tree Climber
    The Tree Climber's Guide - by Jack Cooke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008157609 | ISBN 10: 000815760x

    A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection.  In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth
    Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - by Paul Kingsnorth

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571329694 | ISBN 10: 0571329691

    Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham
    Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir - by Chris Packham

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785033506 | ISBN 10: 1785033506

    Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
    Lab Girl - by Hope Jahren

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349006208 | ISBN 10: 0349006202

    A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity
    The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity's Heartland - by Simon Barnes

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472914033 | ISBN 10: 1472914031

    We've all got one. A secret, special place. Hidden. Enclosed. A little greener and more fertile than the world outside. Here the birds are slightly more exotic, slightly more confiding, the grass greener and the fruit sweeter. To know such a place, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Urban Birder by David Lindo
    The Urban Birder - by David Lindo

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925527 | ISBN 10: 1472925521

    Anyone can become an Urban Birder. You can do it anywhere and any time, whether you've got the day to spare, on your way to work, during your lunch break or just looking out of a window. Look up and you will see.   The book is an inspirational ... more

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  • Cover image of book Common Ground by Rob Cowen
    Common Ground - by Rob Cowen

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099592037 | ISBN 10: 0099592037

    'I am dreaming of the edge-land again'  After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the nearest open space. So one night, he sets out ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay by Karen Lloyd
    The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay - by Karen Lloyd

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910192191 | ISBN 10: 1910192198

    A personal journey around natures amphitheatre.   Embarking on a series of walks that take in beguiling landscapes and ever-changing seascapes, Karen Lloyd tells the compelling stories of the places, people, wildlife and history of Morecamb ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living by Mark Boyle
    The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living - by Mark Boyle

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851687879 | ISBN 10: 1851687874

    Imagine a year without spending or even touching money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society by Katharine Hibbert
    Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society - by Katharine Hibbert

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780091932732 | ISBN 10: 0091932734

    For many the daily grind can feel like a trap work, gym, drinks, shops, home, bed, work. But what would happen if one day you just jacked it all in, to survive on next to nothing? Katharine Hibbert decided to find out.   No job, no rented f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The South Country by Edward Thomas
    The South Country - by Edward Thomas

    £15.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780956254511 | ISBN 10: 0956254519

    Edward Thomas's death in the Second World War robbed the world of a great poet, a fine writer, and a pioneering environmentalist. Published in 1909, The South Country is the happiest of all his books.  Lyrical, passionate, acutely sensitive to l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Economical Environmentalist: My Attempt to Live a Low-Carbon Life and What it Cost by Prashant Vaze
    The Economical Environmentalist: My Attempt to Live a Low-Carbon Life and What it Cost - by Prashant Vaze

    £20.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844078080 | ISBN 10: 1844078086

    Reducing your carbon emissions in an economic down-turn can be challenging, but saving the planet doesn't have to cost you more. Tough economic times need not relegate concerns for the planet to the back burner.  The author is an environmenta ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Life Stripped Bare: Tiptoeing Through the Ethical Minefield by Leo Hickman
    A Life Stripped Bare: Tiptoeing Through the Ethical Minefield - by Leo Hickman

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781903919613 | ISBN 10: 1903919614

    Over the course of a year Leo Hickman conducts an unusual experiment... Is it possible, in the 21st century, to lead a 'normal' life - to have a job, kids, a mortgage, holidays in the sun - but at the same time be respectful to the planet and the peo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Close to the Veg: A Book of Allotment Tales by Michael Rand
    Close to the Veg: A Book of Allotment Tales - by Michael Rand

    £10.99   hardback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954798819 | ISBN 10: 0954798813

    Winter 1992. After a series of failed relationships, family bereavements and career setbacks, Michael Rand has hit rock bottom. One morning, a letter arrives from the council, asking if he would like a plot on the Fitzroy Park allotments, next to Ham ... more

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