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New Books - Environment / Ethical Living / Animals

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 )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
What If We Stopped Pretending? - by Jonathan Franzen - £7.99
The climate crisis is here. Our chance to stop it has come and gone, but this doesn't have to mean the world is ending.   'Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable.   If you're younger than sixty, you have a good chance of ... more

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - by Danny Dorling - £10.99
The end of our high-growth world was underway well before COVID-19 arrived. In this powerful and timely argument, Danny Dorling demonstrates the benefits of a larger, ongoing societal slowdown.  Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global dat ... more

The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain - by Ross Barnett - £10.99
Britain was a very different place 15,000 years ago - home to lions, lynx, bears, wolves, bison and many more megafauna. But as its climate changed and human populations expanded, most of early Britain's largest mammals disappeared. Will advances in ... more

Is It Really Green? Everyday Eco Dilemmas Answered - by Georgina Wilson-Powell - £12.99
Find clarity on everyday green-living dilemmas to maximize your sustainability.  Are paper bags always more environmentally friendly than plastic? How much better for the planet are electric cars? What saves more water - using the dishwasher or w ... more

Broke Vegan: Over 100 plant-based recipes that don't cost the earth - by Saskia Sidey - £12.99
GET READY FOR VEGANUARY THE EASY WAY  We all want to help do our bit to save the planet by moving towards a plant-based diet, but let’s face it: eating vegan can be expensive.  With over 100 plant-based recipes using supermarket staples alo ... more

Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature - by Patrick Barkham - £16.99
From climbing trees and making dens, to building sandcastles and pond-dipping, many of the activities we associate with a happy childhood take place outdoors. And yet, the reality for many contemporary children is very different. The studies tell us ... more

Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet - by Blue Sandford - £7.99
Challenge Everything. Act Now. Change the World. This book will show you how.   Blue Sandford was named by The Times as one of "Britain's Greta Thunbergs" (Dec 2019) The main concern of young people is climate change and how to combat it ... more

Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World's Wild Places - by Jeremy Purseglove - £9.99
From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin.   Working with Nature is the story of a life ... more

Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness - £9.99
A personal, passionate and practical guide to the mental health benefits of bird watching.  I broke down in 2013 and it nearly broke me. Shaking and hateful, I tried the things the doctor said I should. Yes - medication helped. Counselling was en ... more

Rebirding: Restoring Britain's Wildlife - by Benedict Macdonald - £9.99
Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation Winner of the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize  Britain has all the space it needs for an epic return of its wildlife. Only six percent of our ... more

Birds: An Anthology - by Jaqueline Mitchell (Editor), illustrated by Eric Fitch Daglish - £16.99
Thomas Hardy notes the thrush's 'full-hearted evensong of joy illimited', Gilbert White observes how swallows sweep through the air but swifts 'dash round in circles' and Rachel Carson watches sanderlings at the ocean's edge, scurrying 'across the be ... more

Night Sky Almanac 2021: A Stargazer's Guide - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £9.99
The perfect gift for amateur and seasoned astronomers. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.  With the aid of easy-to-understand monthly calend ... more

The Case for the Green New Deal - by Ann Pettifor - £8.99
What is the Green New Deal and how can we afford it?  To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy — we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the U ... more

The Joyful Environmentalist: How to Practise without Preaching - by Isabel Losada - £12.99
"This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change."(Dr Rowan Williams) Finally! A book about saving our planet th ... more

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future - by David Attenborough - £20.00
'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.   As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has b ... more

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal - by Naomi Klein - £10.99
For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of c ... more

The Wild Silence - by Raynor Winn - £14.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path.   Nature holds the answers for Raynor ... more

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures - by Merlin Sheldrake - £20.00
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.   Neither plant nor animal, they are found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. They can be microscopic, yet also account for the largest organisms ever recorded. They ... more

On Time and Water - by Andri Snaer Magnason - £16.99
Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason's 'Letter to the Future', an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjoekull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions.   Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we ... more

Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children - by Shannon Brescher Shea - £13.99
Drawing from cutting-edge social-science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, r ... more

Vesper Flights - by Helen Macdonald - £16.99
*A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* *A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*  Animals don't exist to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.   From the bestselling author o ... more

How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything - by Mike Berners-Lee - £9.99
How Bad Are Bananas? was a groundbreaking book when first published in 2009, when most of us were hearing the phrase 'carbon footprint' for the first time. Mike Berners-Lee set out to inform us what was important (aviation, heating, swimming pools) a ... more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Universe: And Our Place Within It - by Professor Andrew Newsam - £11.99
The universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place – from glowing nebulae to the sweeping majesty of the Milky Way, from complex cloud patterns on Jupiter to the rippling curtains of aurorae. But many of us struggle to grasp the complex ideas and sci ... more

Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond - by John Lewis-Stempel - £9.99
The Times and Irish Independent: BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR  Ponds: small bodies of water, both naturally formed and artificial, home to wondrous, multitudinous life-forms.  Ponds define our childhood: frogspawn, goldfish, feeding ... more

Underland: A Deep Time Journey - by Robert Macfarlane - £10.99
The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways.   In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue ... more

The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - by Nick Hayes - £20.00
"Brilliant, passionate and political... The Book of Trespass will make you see landscapes differently"(Robert Macfarlane) "A remarkable and truly radical work, loaded with resonant truths"(George Monbiot) The vast majority of our country is en ... more

Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides - by Heather Buttivant - £9.99
The British beach is full of creatures that we think we know - from crabs to clams, starfish to anemones. But, in fact, we barely understand how many survive or thrive.  In Rock Pool the delights of childhood paddling are elevated to oceanic dis ... more

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things - by Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore - £9.99
Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the ... more

Ecocide: Kill the Corporation Before it Kills Us - by David Whyte - £9.99
We have reached the point of no return. The existential threat of climate change is now a reality. The world has never been more vulnerable.   Yet corporations are already planning a life beyond this point. The business models of fossil fuel g ... more

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails - by Nick Cotton - £17.99
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country’s most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in ... more

Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air - by S L Bridle - £19.99
25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food - how can we reduce this? What effect does the food we eat have on the environment? How will climate change affect the food we will eat in the future? Can the choices we make as consumers red ... more

Into the Tangled Bank: In Which Our Author Ventures Outdoors to Consider the British in Nature - by Lev Parikian - £14.99
Lev Parikian is on a journey to discover the quirks, habits and foibles of how the British experience nature. Open a window, hear the birds calling and join him.  It’s often said that the British are a nation of nature lovers; but what does tha ... more

The Garden Jungle: Or Gardening to Save the Planet - by Dave Goulson - £9.99
The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet.  Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird ... more

Rewild Yourself: 23 Spellbinding Ways to Make Nature More Visible - by Simon Barnes - £8.99
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

Figuring - by Maria Popova - £14.99
Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of pla ... more

The Forager's Calendar : A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests - by John Wright - £10.99
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

Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future - by Beth Gardiner - £9.99
Every year, air pollution prematurely kills seven million people around the world, in rich countries and poor ones. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, premature birth and dementia, among other ailments.  In Choked ... more

Diary of a Young Naturalist - by Dara McAnulty - £16.00
Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty's world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his c ... more

The Nature of Summer - by Jim Crumley - £12.99
In the abiding light of summer, the nature in Jim Crumley's heartlands of Scotland is burgeoning freely. Seals sing, brown hares bound, dragonflies dance. His silent vigils reveal not only an enchanting account of summer's exuberant profusion, but th ... more

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel - by Carl Safina - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.  I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you?  ... more

Dare To Be Great: Unlock Your Power to Create a Better World - by Polly Higgins - £7.99
'I know it may not yet look like it, but we are sowing the seeds of greatness for countless generations to come. That is the Great Work of our times. Yours and mine.'  This is a book unlike any other.  It does not tell you what you mu ... more

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe - by Steven Novella - £9.99
In this tie-in to their popular 'The Skeptics Guide to the Universe' podcast, Steven Novella, along with 'Skeptical Rogues' Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella and Evan Bernstein explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the ... more

The Heritage Herbal: Recipes & Remedies for Modern Living - by Sonya Patel Ellis - £16.99
A contemporary guide to 35 popular heritage herbs and flowers, inspired by the original herbals in the British Library’s collection. Featuring plants for wellness, each herb and flower is included for its practical relevance to modern living. Illus ... more

BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing - by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby - £9.99
BOSH!, the pioneers of simple, easy and delicious plant-based cooking, are here to make a sustainable and ethical lifestyle accessible to everyone.   BOSH! How to Live Vegan will help you make a few positive changes that will have a huge impac ... more

Lost Lanes North: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Northern England - by Jack Thurston - £16.99
Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of Northern England - Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire.  ... more

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants - by Robin Wall Kimmerer - £9.99
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, K ... more

Blooming Flowers: A Seasonal History of Plants and People - by Kasia Boddy - £14.99
An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure.   The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance ... more

I Know This to Be True: Greta Thunberg - by Greta Thunberg, edited by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday - £10.99
The I Know This to Be True series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom.  At just fifteen, Greta Thun ... more

An Indifference of Birds - by Richard Smyth - £12.00
The story of human history — from a bird’s eye view.   History isn’t so much about the passage of time as the study of change — how did we get from then to now, from there to here? To write the history of birds and people, you can l ... more

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook: A New System of Whole-food, Plant-based Eating - by Colin McCullough - £16.99
The Healthy Vegan Cookbook is a new approach to incorporating whole-food, plant-based meals into a diet, in a way that focuses on convenience and great taste.  From nutritious breakfast smoothies that taste like dessert, fresh soups and salad ... more

Making Soap: 18 Luxurious Soaps to Make and Give Using Natural Ingredients - by Kathrin Landmann - £8.99
Beginner-friendly guide to making 18 lovely soaps using only natural ingredients that are kind to the environment.   Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seas ... more

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