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RSPB Guide to Birdsong by Adrian Thomas - £15.99
Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place and season. Often profoundly beautiful, it is also the most effective way to discover many birds, and birds' songs and calls reveal much about their lives a ... more
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Botanical Brain Balms: Medicinal Plants for Memory, Mood and Mind by Elaine and Nicolette Perry - £14.99
Sage improves memory, turmeric has been shown to be as effective as the conventional antidepressant fluoxetine and the calming credentials of chamomile are beyond dispute. Plant remedies for physical disorders are well documented but this book takes ... more
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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? by Mark Cocker - £9.99
A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land by one of our greatest nature writers.  Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal ... more
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson - £9.99
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK JULY 2018   Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds.   In Buzz, t ... more
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The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests by John Wright - £16.99
Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species that you can take home and eat. From dandelions in spring to sloe berries in autumn, via wild garlic, samphire, chanterel ... more
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Walking in Ireland by Christopher Somerville - £12.99
Walking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland.  In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular column for the Irish In ... more
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The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon - £20.00
Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys ... more
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The Wisdom of Wolves: Understand How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human by Elli Radinger - £14.99
They care for their elderly, play with their kids, and always put family first. Can we all learn something from the wisdom of wolves?  In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand ex ... more
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Wild Ruins B.C.: The Explorer's Guide to Britain's Ancient Sites by Dave Hamilton - £16.99
Wild Ruins B.C. reveals Britain’s extraordinary ancient history, from 10,000 years ago to the birth of Christ. Exploring over 400 wild sites, discover the lost remains and mysterious stones that lie hidden in some of the most beautiful landscapes o ... more
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Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans - £13.99
Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements.  ... more
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Wild Running: Britain's 200 Greatest Trail Runs by Jen and Sim Benson - £16.99
This brand new edition of Wild Running selects Britain’s top 200 trail runs (including 150 brand new routes). Chosen for their incredible terrain, sensational beauty and ease of navigation, this is the perfect running guide for beginners and expert ... more
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Good Food: Vegan Meals: 110 Delicious Plant-Based Dishes by BBC Worldwide - £12.99
Fresh and inspiring vegan recipes that make eating a plant-based diet delicious and easy. Whether fully committed to a vegan diet or wanting to introduce more plant-based recipes into your repertoire, this book delivers vegan food that is simple to m ... more
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Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington - £9.99
‘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 mill ... more
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Ecovillages Around the World: 20 Regenerative Designs for Sustainable Communities by Frederica Miller (Editor) - £16.99
Including more than 300 full-color photographs and diagrams, this beautiful book highlights 20 best practice designs from ecovillages around the world to show how we can live lightly on the planet no matter where on earth we live. Features Findhorn i ... more
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Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking by Rachel Love Nuwer - £16.99
An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking — the poachers, the traders, and the customers — and of those fighting against it.   Journalist Rachel Love Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground of global wil ... more
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The Psychology of Climate Change by Geoffrey Beattie and Laura McGuire - £9.99
What explains our attitudes towards the environment? Why do so many climate change initiatives fail? How can we do more to prevent humans damaging the environment?  The Psychology of Climate Change explores the evidence for our changing envir ... more
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Vegan Snacks & Munchies: Plant-Based Nibbles, Snacks, Dips and Sweet Bites by Ryland Peters & Small - £9.99
Plant-based nibbles, snacks, dips and sweet bites.  It’s time to quit processed convenience snacks full of salt, sugar, and dairy and choose a healthier way to graze. Here you’ll find nuts and other nibbles that make tasty and convenient ... more
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Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People by Timothy Morton - £9.99
A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans.   What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timel ... more
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The Ten-Minute Gardener: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing Your Own by Val Bourne - £9.99
What are the key things that time-pressed gardeners should do each month?   Which fruits and vegetables will guarantee both quantity and quality?   What matters most to ensure a blight-free, healthy, plentiful crop?   Whether you have a spac ... more
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Veganeasy! Delicious Food in 5 Ingredients by Denise Smart - £15.00
Enjoy delicious and inspiring vegan recipes every day of the week - all made with only 5 ingredients that you can buy in your local supermarket.   Turn to 3 mouth-watering chapters: Breakfast & Brunch, Light & Hearty Mains, Baking & Sweets for qui ... more
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Rewild Yourself: 23 Spellbinding Ways to Make Nature More Visible by Simon Barnes - £14.99
We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing.  But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways ... more
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Springwatch: The 2019 Almanac by Michael Bright and Karen Farrington - £12.99
‘Beautiful, fun, a great book… the best book ever written!’ - Chris Evans   ‘It is a brilliant book, a toolkit, packed full of information – even I learnt a few new things!’ - Chris Packham   Explore the world outside your window. ... more
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The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life by Melanie Choukas-Bradley, illustrated by Lieke van der Vorst - £10.99
A simple antidote to our nature-starved lives, The Joy of Forest Bathing is an enticing and comprehensive introduction to forest bathing — or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan — the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the d ... more
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The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine by Marty Jopson - £8.99
Have you ever wondered why ice floats, how the GPS on your mobile phone works (and what it has to do with Einstein), or why woollen jumpers shrink in the wash?  In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show's resident ... more
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A-Z of Feliformia by Lyndsey Green - £12.00
The A to Z of Feliformia is an illustrated alphabet book of cat-like carnivores.  Feliforms are the cat-like carnivores, but that doesn't mean this book is only about lions and tigers. They come in all shapes and sizes and live in a vast rang ... more
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Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2019 by Nick Kollerstrom - £8.99
You won't have to get up in the middle of the night to sow your carrots! Country folk know that planning their work in harmony with the rhythms of the moon produces better crops. It's that easy. They get higher yields and better flavour in vegetables ... more
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Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe by Louisa Preston - £9.99
Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge Goldilocks sought, is just right for life?   ... more
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Protest Kitchen by Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina - £12.99
Protest Kitchen is an empowering guide to the food and lifestyle choices anyone can make for positive change in the face of the profound challenges of our time.  Our food choices have much more of an impact than most people imagine. They not only ... more
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The Little Book of Snow by Sally Coulthard - £10.00
Is it true that no two snowflakes are ever alike? How many Christmases have actually been white? Do the Inuit have dozens of words for snow? Can it ever be too cold to snow?   Our memories and imagination are buried in snow. It's the weather ... more
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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects by Chad Orzel - £12.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year.  From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog.  Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extr ... more
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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How Wildlife Photography Became Art by Natural History Museum and Rosamund Kidman Cox - £20.00
"This is a collection of work from the competition that, over the past half century, has become an international showcase for the very best wildlife photography - images that have the power to affect how we feel about the natural world and therefore ... more
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50 Ways to Help the Planet: Easy Ways to Live a Sustainable Life by Sian Berry - £9.99
By following Siân's practical and helpful tips you can lead a more environmentally-friendly life.  We are becoming increasingly aware and engaged in environmental issues, but it's not always clear what the solutions are and how we can do our ... more
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The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin - £8.99
An engrossing exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts.  Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old fo ... more
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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli - £12.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time.  'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by t ... more
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Reindeer: An Arctic Life by Tilly Smith - £12.99
In this enchanting book, Tilly Smith leads the reader through the cold and extraordinary natural history of the reindeer. A creature that is often used to adorn the winter season, the reindeer has been domesticated in Eurasia for longer than the hors ... more
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark - £9.99
"This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it"(Stephen Hawking) THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR  AI is the future - but what w ... more
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2019 Guide to the Night Sky by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion and the Royal Observatory Greenwich - £6.99
A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2019.  This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful refere ... more
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Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors - £9.99
An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more
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The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal by Horatio Clare - £12.99
As November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours, winter’s occupation begins. Preparing for winter has its own rhythms, as old as our exchanges with the land. Of all the seasons, it draws us together. But winter can ... more
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The Red Squirrel Book by Jane Russ - £9.99
A must-have for all British nature lovers, The Red Squirrel Book is a stunning compendium of fact and photography.   This compact and accessible guide introduces the reader to these instantly recognisable fixtures of British wildlife and documents ... more
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Brief Answers To The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking - £14.99
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers To The Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest ques ... more
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The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon - A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour by Maggie Aderin Pocock - £9.99
How well do you know our closest neighbour?   Featured on BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live and BBC Breakfast   The moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history. But far from being just a big rock out in space, the Moon has a ph ... more
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How to Raise a Plant and Make it Love You Back by Erin Harding and Morgan Doane - £12.99
Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram.   ... more
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No. More. Plastic. What You Can Do to Make a Difference by Martin Dorey, with a Foreword by Chris Packham - £6.99
Have you got 2 minutes? Of course you have.  The ocean is in trouble. We must clean it up and stop the plastic at source.   The #2minutesolution is a simple, effective way to do this.   Read this book and discover the small ch ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers: Finding Awareness in Nature by Adam Ford - £5.99
Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity–reconnecting us to the natural world each and every day.   Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers presents a meaningful flock of enriching thoughts on th ... more
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Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet by Anitra Nelson - £19.99
Amidst crisis and fragmentation, the need for sociable, practical and sustainable housing is manifest.   Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for ... more
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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things by Peter Wohlleben - £14.99
Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?  The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed ... more
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Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman - £9.99
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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F**k Plastic: 101 Ways to Free Yourself From Plastic and Save the World by Various authors - £6.99
An illustrated, empowering little book giving 101 practical and proactive tips on how to cut single-use plastic from your life.   Is the thought of the 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans keeping you up at night? Don't panic! The war on pl ... more
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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes - £14.99
A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun.  Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office pol ... more
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Nature Cuts by Georgia Low - £14.99
From field to forest and stream to sky, capture the harmony and beauty of the natural world with just some paper and a craft knife. This beautiful book includes step-by-step instructions for 20 exquisite nature-themed papercut projects designed by pa ... more
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