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Books about living ethically and sustainably make brilliant gifts - handing people the knowledge to help make the world a better place (browse related categories Environment & Animal Rights Changing the World )

The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes - £10.00
One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tel ... more
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Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide by Michael James - £18.99
A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gath ... more
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Bee Quest by Dave Goulson - £9.99
A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Poland to Patagonia as well as closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded e ... more
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Waiting for the Albino Dunnock: How Birds Can Change Your Life by Rosamond Richardson - £9.99
A personal exploration of the mysterious world of birds through a single year.  Written by a beginner-birdwatcher with the freshness and passion of a convert, Waiting for the Albino Dunnock explores the world of birds through the seasons of a ... more
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30 Days of Vegan: A whole month of delicious recipes to make going vegan a breeze by Catherine Kidd - £8.99
The easy, healthy and money-saving plan to make your first 30 vegan days a breeze.   - Do you want to give veganism a go but don't know how to begin? - Maybe you've bought a cookbook to inspire you, but there are just so many recipes to choos ... more
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Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain by Peter Fiennes - £9.99
Dazzling, passionate nature writing - a celebration of Britain's woods and forests and a rousing call to fight for them.  A Guardian Best Nature Book of the Year.  The magic and mystery of the woods are embedded in culture, from ancient ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living by Lucy Anna Scott - £5.99
We've come to believe that living in a city is the very opposite of living a mindful life. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Enriching, inventive, ever-evolving, and social, cities are rich with ingredients for sparkling spiritual health. ... more
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Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe by Institute of Zen Science - £9.99
An inspirational collection of musings on the wonders of nature and the universe, Zen Science pairs the fun of popular science trivia with the benefits of mindfulness.   It takes 30,000 years to create a single ray of sunlight. A pinch of soil ... more
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Homemade Vegan Cheese, Yoghurt and Milk by Yvonne Hölzl-Singh - £15.99
Dairy goes vegan! The recipes in this book are all temptingly good. They are clear and simple and you are led through each process step-by-step. In the introduction to the book, which is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, yo ... more
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The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellany by Max Adams - £10.00
A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world.   Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longev ... more
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Being Ecological by Timothy Morton - £8.99
Why is everything we think we know about ecology wrong? Is there really any difference between 'humans' and 'nature'? Does this mean we even have a future?   Don't care about ecology? This book is for you. Timothy Morton, who has been called ... more
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Mindfulness and the Natural World: Bringing our Awareness Back to Nature by Claire Thompson - £7.99
Mindfulness and the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life. Claire Thompson takes us on an engaging journey into the natural world and encourages us to experien ... more
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The Inner Life of Animals: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World by Peter Wohlleben - £8.99
Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens?   We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings but have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head? From the leafy forest f ... more
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Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery - £10.99
"An honest, compelling and important account and a critical plea for a fusion of farming, food and nature to provide global ecological security"(Chris Packham) Climate change and poaching are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing ext ... more
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Worms Eat My Garbage (35th Anniversary Edition) by Mary Appelhof and Joanne Olszewski - £12.99
For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens.  Small-scale, self-contained worm bins ... more
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Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko - £17.99
In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism.   Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sister ... more
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Vegan Soups: Over 100 recipes for soups, sprinkles, toppings & twists by Amber Locke - £7.99
Celebrate the glory of vegetables all year round with these spectacularly tasty vegan soups.   From a refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho, perfect for a summer's afternoon, to a chunky, wholesome Black-Eyed Bean Chilli stew to warm you up on a cold wi ... more
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Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear - £8.99
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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The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness by Mark Rowlands - £9.99
This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, str ... more
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The Wild Book: Outdoor Activities to Unleash Your Inner Child by David Scarfe - £16.99
Fun, easy-to-do outdoor activities to unleash your inner child.   Let a little wildness in. Adventure is closer than you think. A lavishly illustrated celebration of the wonders that await in the outside world; the perfect gift for fans of Nor ... more
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Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic... by Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon - £16.99
After the birth of their son, Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon set out on a journey to eliminate plastic baby bottles as the Canadian government moved to ban BPA. When they found it was difficult to procure glass baby bottles, Jay and Chantal made it ... more
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Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy by Tiffany Francis - £16.99
When you know where to look, each season Nature provides a generous spread of tasty treats ripe for the picking. Foraging can be an adventure for the entire family, and Food You Can Forage is packed with photos, illustrations and useful information t ... more
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Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington - £15.99
‘Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. The owl’s massive facial disc produces a funnel for sound that is the most effective in the animal kingdom'   Owls have captivated the human imagination for ... more
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Planting for Honeybees: The grower's guide to creating a buzz by Sarah Wyndham Lewis - £12.00
Of the 25,000 known species of bee worldwide, only seven species are honeybees.   Bees and plants have a sophisticated and delicate symbiosis. In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now Planting for Honeyb ... more
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Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest by Will Ashon - £9.99
In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers ... more
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Everything You Know About Space is Wrong by Matt Brown - £9.99
Indulge your curiosity with this humorous and fascinating book that demystifies the surprising myths about space.   In the latest book from the Everything You Know is Wrong series, Matt Brown brings you a compendium of amazing facts about our ... more
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The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain by Christopher Somerville - £9.99
The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continua ... more
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How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach by Tobias Leenaert - £17.99
In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, wi ... more
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Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett - £9.99
Plunge into mountain lakes and drift along meandering rivers in Swims, the debut poetry collection by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett.   A long poem taking many forms, Swims begins and ends in Devon, moving across the waterways of England and Wales: fr ... more
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The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime's Quest by Thomas Pakenham - £12.99
Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Thomas Pakenham shares his profound love of trees and reverence for nature, rooted in the family estate of Tullynally in Ireland.   Thomas Pakenham is an indefatigable champion of trees. In The Co ... more
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Another City is Possible with Participartory Budgeting: Alternatives to the City as Commodity by Yves Cabannes - £19.99
Though participatory budgeting was only born in 1989, it has since been manifested over 2000 times in over 45 countries around the world - groundbreaking success for a process that is one of the rare authentic democratic innovations in the past 30 ye ... more
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To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing - £9.99
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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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe - £9.99
An Observer Book of the Year 2017 A Sunday Times must read A New York Times Bestseller   Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - ‘Balcombe vividly shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration and protection like other sent ... more
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And Now, The Weather... A Celebration of Our National Obsession by Alison Maloney - £9.99
Along with the fine art of queuing and proper tea, talking about the weather is the essence of Britishness. We’re all a little bit obsessed by it. Will it snow this Christmas? Was this year really the warmest on record? And where on earth did ‘ra ... more
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Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth - £7.99
This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intoler ... more
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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel - £9.99
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science.  Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as Human ... more
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Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting - £9.99
The Hebrides hold a remarkable place in the imaginations of Scotland and England. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, these iconic islands form part of Europe's boundary. Because of their unique position, they have b ... more
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British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 8 by Various photographers - £25.00
This dazzling collection showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, presenting over 150 of the winning, commended and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Featuring a range of photography from world-leading professio ... more
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The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young - £9.99
****A Sunday Times bestseller*** ***A Times Book of the Year 2017***  WITH A FOREWORD BY ALAN BENNETT "A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows."(James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life) Cows are as varied ... more
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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more
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The Secret Life of the Owl by John Lewis-Stempel - £7.99
‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.’  There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone ... more
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The Vegan Cookbook by Adele McConnell - £9.99
Forget lack-lustre substitutes – award winning vegan-food blogger Adele McConnell celebrates all the wonderful foods that you can enjoy on a strictly vegan diet.  Combining nutrient-packed ingredients and innovative techniques, her mouthwateri ... more
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2018 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion and the Royal Observatory Greenwich - £6.99
Best-selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere.  6 pages for each month covering January–December 2018. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy ... more
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Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century by Harald Welzer - £12.99
Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth’s poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st century. They no longer hi ... more
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A Most Deliberate Swindle: How Edwardian Fraudsters Pulled the Plug on the Electric Bus... by Mick Hamer - £10.99
"That London could have had electric buses a hundred years ago is extraordinary enough, but as Mick Hamer recounts with great panache, the reason it didn’t is even more extraordinary. This is a great tale, expertly told"(Michael Palin) On a war ... more
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Wild Cycling: A Pocket Guide to 50 Great Rides Off the Beaten Track in Britain by Chris Sidwells - £12.99
An illustrated guide to 50 great, original rides off the beaten track in Britain, carefully chosen by Chris Sidwells.   Here is plenty of inspiration for anyone who loves to ride off road and get out into the wild and stunning scenery of the B ... more
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Down to the River and Up to the Trees: Discover the Hidden Nature on Your Doorstep by Sue Belfrage - £9.99
In a stressful, chaotic world, many of us are turning to nature for a sense of serenity and happiness.  While the idea of the wild outdoors is enticing, though, our busy lives and our location can cause us to become detached from nature. Down t ... more
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The Wisdom of Trees Oracle by Jane Struthers - £14.99
They have been here long before we arrived on this planet, and will be here long after we are gone. The power and wisdom of trees have been noted by many cultures throughout history, from the image of the World Tree to the symbolism of the Tree of Li ... more
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The Little Guide to Butterflies by Tom Frost - £7.99
Enter the secret world of the butterfly with this handy pocket guide. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Little Guide to Butterflies offers a modern reference to identifying these glorious insects.   Featuring 40 of the most distinctive b ... more
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Working With Earth Energies: How To Tap into the Healing Powers of the Natural World by David Furlong - £8.99
Working with Earth Energies is the new book from leading healer and spiritual teacher, David Furlong, which tells you how to reconnect with the Earth and nature. He will teach you how to connect not only with plants and trees, but with sacred sites w ... more
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ReWild: The Art of Returning to Nature by Nick Baker - £16.99
"An ingenious and invigorating insight into the essential wildness within us all."(Chris Packham) As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary we have become less connected to our natural surroundings. In these challenging times ... more
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