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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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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson, illustrated by Kate Boxer - £9.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017   The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they f ... more
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The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumley - £8.99
Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017   In autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it’s also a period for reflection, melancholy even, as the days shorten and winter’s chill approaches ... more
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The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook by Various authors - £8.99
The ultimate guide to cooking delicious and nutritious vegan food while at university, with over 200 recipes to try out.   With all the essays and exams, not to mention the enormous pressure of having to go out partying four nights on the trot, st ... more
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The Really Hungry Vegetarian Student Cookbook by Ryland Peters & Small - £9.99
Dazzle your mates no matter your budget or experience with The Really Hungry Vegetarian Student Cookbook!   Food doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. The Really Hungry Vegetarian Student Cookbook will come to the rescue with mouth-waterin ... more
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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? by Mark Cocker - £18.99
Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these ‘green’ ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutio ... more
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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again by Lucy Siegle - £12.99
An accessible, practical and ultimately inspiring book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic pandemic, but gives useful tools on how to make meaningful change in our everyday lives and advice on how to demand long-last ... more
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The Pebbles on the Beach: A Spotter's Guide by Clarence Ellis - £9.99
With a foreword by Robert Macfarlane.   Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one’s patience and still less upon one’s physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deck chair). One of t ... more
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A Prickly Affair: The Charm of the Hedgehog by Hugh Warwick - £9.99
Discover the many wonders of the hedgehog: a funny, charming creature of the countryside.   Carrying its secrets beneath patterned spinesand roaming our fields, parks and gardens, why is it that the hedgehog fascinates so many of us? In A Prick ... more
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The Great North Wood by Tim Bird - £9.99
Long ago the whole of Southern England was covered in forest. Over time, this woodland has been gradually cut back, but small patches remain amidst the suburban sprawl of South-East London. A few ancient oaks still stand in gaps between housing estat ... more
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The Way of the Hare by Marianne Taylor - £9.99
"Taylor's book is so replete with leporine lore, so completely absorbed with the lives and (often grisly) deaths of our hares that you can't help but see the creatures with new eyes."(Alex Preston, The Guardian) To the people of rural Britain, har ... more
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The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young - £7.99
****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 as ... more
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Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste by Fred Pearce - £14.99
At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we learn from our past mistakes, and what role should nu ... more
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The Occasional Vegan by Sarah Philpott - £12.99
The Occasional Vegan is a collection of 70 simple, affordable and delicious recipes, suitable for newcomers and long-time vegans alike, that will keep you well-fed and healthy. Author Sarah Philpott’s recipes are accompanied by the story of her own ... more
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The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals by Patrick Barkham - £9.99
Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months whil ... more
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Bob's Basics: Weeding Without Chemicals by Bob Flowerdew - £9.99
More and more people are choosing to garden organically, but struggle to manage their gardens without resorting to dangerous chemicals. Chemical weed killers can be incredibly harmful to the wildlife in your garden, not to mention any fruit and veget ... more
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Will Big Business Destroy Our Planet? by Peter Dauvergne - £9.99
Walmart. Coca-Cola. BP. Toyota. The world economy runs on the profits of transnational corporations. Politicians need their backing. Non-profit organizations rely on their philanthropy. People look to their brands for meaning. And their power continu ... more
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The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Alexandra Feachem - £9.99
The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousn ... more
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Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels by Dieter Helm - £12.99
An energy revolution is under way with far-reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change.   Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm expl ... more
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Wild Guide Wales by Daniel Start and Tania Pascoe - £16.99
A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling and award-winning Wild Guide series, now released for Wales and the Marches (Herefordshire and Shropshire).   Guiding you to over 1000 secret places and wild adventures, including slow foo ... more
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Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng - £15.00
Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female scientists firmly back on the modern map.  The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who hav ... more
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Vegetarian by Alice Hart - £9.99
An original, creative collection of vegetarian recipes from up-and-coming chef Alice Hart, with details included for making some of your own ingredients and quick tips for tasty side dishes.  The delicious recipes in this book will appeal to ... more
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A Sustainable Future: 12 Key Areas of Global Concern by Klaus Wiegandt (Editor) - £12.00
On subjects as diverse yet interrelated as the Earth’s water resources, 21st-century energy supply, climate change, the demise of diversity in plant and animal life, overpopulation and malnutrition, A Sustainable Future collects and accessibly expl ... 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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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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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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A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Patricia Fara - £18.99
Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strach ... 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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Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Flooding by Jeremy Purseglove - £12.99
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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