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Water, Rivers, the Sea and Ships -

Related category: Environment & Animal Rights
Related booklists: Water, Rivers, the Sea and Ships, Swimming,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea by Charlotte Runcie
    Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea - by Charlotte Runcie

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786891211 | ISBN 10: 1786891212

    A lyrical exploration of the sea, how it inspires art, music and literature and how it connects us, from the Daily Telegraph’s poetry critic. As heard on BBC Radio 4.  In Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shell Life on the Seashore by Philip Street
    Shell Life on the Seashore - by Philip Street

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571354450 | ISBN 10: 0571354459

    For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide. Attracted by the infinite variety of shapes and colours, visitors can never resist making a souv ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It by Fred Pearce
    When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It - by Fred Pearce

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846276484 | ISBN 10: 1846276489

    We cannot live without water. But with 7.5 billion people competing for this single unevenly-distributed resource, the planet is drying up.   In When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce explores the growing world water crisis, from Kent to Kenya. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ocean Book: How Endangered are Our Seas? by Esther Gonstalla
    The Ocean Book: How Endangered are Our Seas? - by Esther Gonstalla

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857844774 | ISBN 10: 0857844776

    The Ocean Book is full of easy-to-read, beautiful infographics that present the key issues facing our oceans.  Rising sea levels, growing rubbish patches and overfishing are putting our oceans in grave danger. Though we love our oceans, we must ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Flooding by Jeremy Purseglove
    Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Flooding - by Jeremy Purseglove

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008132217 | ISBN 10: 0008132216

    Beautifully written and magnificently illustrated with photographs, line drawings and maps, this book serves both as a celebration of the richness of the British countryside, and as a warning of the legacy of loss and destruction we could so easily l ... 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 Shipping Forecast by Nic Compton
    The Shipping Forecast - by Nic Compton

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785940293 | ISBN 10: 1785940295

    The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the natio ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Cabin
    From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea - by Jo Stanley

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780752488783 | ISBN 10: 0752488783

    Traditionally, a womans place was never on stormy seas. But actually thousands of dancers, purserettes, doctors, stewardesses, captains and conductresses have taken to the waveson everything from floating palaces to battered windjammers. Their darin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham
    Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore - by Patrick Barkham

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847088994 | ISBN 10: 1847088996

    Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their li ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Drop: The Politics of Water by Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes
    The Last Drop: The Politics of Water - by Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745334912 | ISBN 10: 0745334911

    Indispensable for human existence yet increasingly owned and controlled by private capital; the last decade has witnessed an intensifying battle for water. The exploding profits of the multinational companies which dominate the water industry are tes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men by Horatio Clare
    Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men - by Horatio Clare

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099526292 | ISBN 10: 0099526298

    Acclaimed nature writer Horatio Clare travels the great oceans on cargo ships, and witnesses the collision of two temperaments: man and the sea Our lives depend on shipping but it is a world which is largely hidden from us. In every lonely corne ... more

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  • Cover image of book Land
    Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir - by Tim Winton

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447203094 | ISBN 10: 1447203097

    Tim Wintons homage to the ocean and his childhood is a magnificent celebration of life at its limits.  On childhood holidays to the western coast, Tim Wintons days followed a joyous rhythm. In the mornings, the sun and surf kept him outside ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare
    The Sea Inside - by Philip Hoare

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007412136 | ISBN 10: 0007412134

    A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, co-curator of Moby Dick: Big Read and winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Leviathan.The sea surrounds us. It gives us life, provides us with the air we breathe and the food w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Swimming: 300 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain by Daniel Start
    Wild Swimming: 300 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain - by Daniel Start

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957157330 | ISBN 10: 0957157339

    On a hot summers day, what could be more refreshing than slipping into the cool, clear waters of a secret lake? And what could be more exciting than plunging into a hidden waterfall?   Britains rivers, lakes and waterfalls are cleaner, safer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach by Jean Sprackland
    Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach - by Jean Sprackland

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099532439 | ISBN 10: 0099532433

    An insightful and lyrical account of a year on one beach - part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue. This is the ultimate beachcomber's book. A series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet
    Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource - by Tony Allan

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781845119843 | ISBN 10: 1845119843

    The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption. This book shows how we as individuals, and governments globally, can make a contribution to managing our water use in a sustainable and plane ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents by rik Orsenna
    A Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents - by rik Orsenna

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906598747 | ISBN 10: 1906598746

    rik Orsennas passion and concern for the future of the Gulf Stream was the motivation behind this book. He raises the questions: What is the Gulf Stream? Is it a simple river passing through the Atlantic? Where does it start and where does it end?& ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Swim: River, Lake, Lido and Sea: the Best Places to Swim Outdoors in Britain by Kate Rew, with photography by Dominick Tyler
    Wild Swim: River, Lake, Lido and Sea: the Best Places to Swim Outdoors in Britain - by Kate Rew, with photography by Dominick Tyler

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780852651223 | ISBN 10: 0852651228

    In this stunning, full-colour guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes the reader on a wild journey through Britain, covering 200 rivers, lakes, tidal pools, lidos, estuaries and sea swims.  Whether you are a seasoned o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke
    Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World - by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

    £25.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781844070244 | ISBN 10: 1844070247

    The world's most fundamental and indispensable resource - fresh water - is becoming scarcer, fast. It is now big business and a preserve of the wealthy."In this book, we tell the story of the world's growing fresh water crisis, the corporate assault ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waterlog: A Swimmer
    Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain - by Roger Deakin

    £9.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780099282556 | ISBN 10: 0099282550

    Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. The result a uniquely personal view of an island race and a people with a deep affinity for water. From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lid ... more

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