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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 )

Wild Geese: A Collection of Nan Shepherd's Writing - by Nan Shepherd - £8.99
Nan Shepherd (1893 - 1981) published three novels between 1928 and 1933: The Quarry Wood, The Weatherhouse and A Pass in the Grampians – as well as a collection of poems: In the Cairngorms.  Her reputation grew exponentially with the 1977 publi ... more

Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature - by Richard Mabey - £18.99
For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the 'edgelands' in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musical ... more

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future - by David Wallace-Wells - £9.99
**SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**   A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019  It is worse, much worse, than you think.   The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, pe ... more

Wild Signs and Star Paths - by Tristan Gooley - £9.99
Tristan Gooley, author of the internationally bestselling How To Read Water and The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and pl ... more

Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth - by Guy Standing - £9.99
We are losing the commons. Austerity and neoliberal policies have depleted our shared wealth; our national utilities have been sold off to foreign conglomerates, social housing is almost non-existent, our parks are cordoned off for private events and ... more

The Secret Life of Snow - by Giles Whittell - £8.99
How many snowflakes does it take to build a snowman? Where is the snowiest place on Earth? When will the last snowflake fall?   Snow has a lot in common with religion.   It comes from heaven. It changes everything. It creates an alternative r ... more

Climate Justice: A Man-Made Problem With a Feminist Solution - by Mary Robinson - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2018   Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more th ... more

Ground Work: Writings on People and Places - by Tim Dee (Editor) - £9.99
The essential and defining new collection of the best British nature writing.  ‘Tim Dee has brought together a wonderous array of talent for this life-affirming, often magical anthology’ Observer   We are living in the anthropocene – an ... more

Vegan Christmas Feasts - by Jackie Kearney - £9.99
Inspired meat-free recipes for the festive season.  Everyone will love these vegan ideas devised for Christmas. The clever plant-based recipes are designed to be crowd-pleasing and properly festive and as well as being meat-free and dairy-free, t ... more

Surfacing - by Kathleen Jamie - £12.99
A new and highly anticipated collection of essays from the award-winning author of Sightlines.  Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In ... more

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years - by Mike Berners-Lee - £9.99
Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? Ho ... more

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson - £25.00
‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’  Bill Bryson sets of ... more

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal - by Naomi Klein - £20.00
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 Last Sanctuary in Aleppo - by Alaa Aljaleel by Diana Darke - £9.99
From Diana Darke, the acclaimed author of My House in Damascus and The Merchant of Syria, comes the extraordinary true story of a heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo.   “I’ll stay with them n ... more

Rain - by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot - £16.99
A stunning new graphic novel and rallying cry to protect the planet, from the Costa-award-winning authors of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes.   Set against the backdrop of disastrous flooding in the North of England, Rain dramatically chronicles ... more

The Hedgehog Handbook - by Sally Coulthard - £9.99
Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life's most enduring symbols of the countryside and town gardens. This shy, snuffling, enigmatic animal has captured the imagination of children and ad ... more

Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain's Fragmented Wildlife - by Hugh Warwick - £9.99
An eye-opening exploration of the lines that cut through our countryside, from hedges to railways, and a passionate manifesto for reconnecting wildlife.   Our landscape has been transformed by a vast network of lines, from hedges and walls to ... more

When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of Beasts - by Sara Evans - £9.99
The illegal killing of Cecil – a famous and magnificent black-maned Zimbabwean lion – by an American big-game hunter in 2015 sparked international outrage. More significantly, it drew the world's attention to the devastating plight of Africa's li ... more

Walks in the Wild: A Guide Through the Forest - by Peter Wohlleben - £14.99
Can you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm?How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart?   Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, lets you in on ... more

The Order of Time - by Carlo Rovelli - £8.99
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 the trace ... more

A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven - by Joe Shute - £9.99
For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.  The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many ... more

In Praise of the Bicycle - by Marc Augé and Teresa Fagan - £9.99
This is the French anthropologist as we've never heard him before: Marc Augé coined the term ‘non-place’ to describe uniquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. In this new book, he casts his anthropologi ... more

From the Air: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - by Raymond Fogarty - £8.99
Raymond Fogarty’s spectacular drone photography brings a new and thrilling aerial perspective to one of the world’s longest coastal touring routes - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.   The Wild Atlantic Way covers 2500km, passing through an inc ... more

Shell Life on the Seashore - by Philip Street - £9.99
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

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts - by Andrew Chaikin - £12.99
This is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme.   When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant leap for mankind' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 240,000 mil ... more

Mind is the Ride - by Jet McDonald - £16.99
When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn't want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to ... more

Save the World: There is No Planet B - Things You Can Do Right Now to Save Our Planet - by Louise Bradford - £6.99
Together, we can change the world.  There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oceans, industrial production and farming methods wreak havoc on the environment and ma ... more

Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence - by James Lovelock - £14.99
James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time, has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth. He argues that the anthropocene - the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale ... more

21st-Century Yokel - by Tom Cox - £9.99
A nature book, but not quite like any you’ll have read before.  21st-Century Yokel is the book that, as someone entrenched in a love of the countryside, I’ve been waiting a decade to write - maybe longer. It’s not quite a nature book, not q ... more

When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It - by Fred Pearce - £9.99
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

The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain's Lost Mammals - by Ross Barnett - £16.99
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 i ... more

The Ocean Book: How Endangered are Our Seas? - by Esther Gonstalla - £16.99
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

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference - by Greta Thunberg - £2.99
The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.   'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today'   In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Gre ... more

Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility - by Gary Collins - £12.99
Set aside any worries that living off the grid means a life without comfort and convenience or that it will be too challenging for you and your family to handle. Author Gary Collins literally wrote the book on how to transition to a life off the grid ... more

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - by Helen Jukes - £8.99
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 politic ... more

The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Wholesome, Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes - by Nisha Vora - £18.99
A new and vibrant vegan cookbook authorized by Instant Pot, from the creator of the Rainbow Plant Life blog.  With food and photos as vivid, joyous, and wholesome as the title of her popular cooking blog–Rainbow Plant Life–suggests, Nisha ... more

Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness - £14.99
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 wa ... more

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook - by Extinction Rebellion - £7.99
Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history.   It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate ... more

How to Catch a Mole: And Find Yourself in Nature - by Marc Hamer, illustrated by Joe McLaren - £12.99
A life-affirming book about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude and contentment, through the prism of a brilliant new nature writer’s experience working as a traditional mole-catcher, and why he gave it up.  I have been c ... more

The Bee Book - by Jo Byrne - £9.99
Small, vital and mysterious, bees are an essential part of our ecosystem yet they are under greater threat than ever before. The Bee Book offers a unique insight into this most fascinating of creatures, including the mystery of the hive, the power of ... more

Vegan North - by Anna Tebble and Katie Fisher - £15.00
Vegan North celebrates the best of the burgeoning vegan food scene across the north of England: down to Sheffield, across to Liverpool and Manchester, and as far up as Newcastle. The recipes and stories of restaurants, cafes, small producers, bars an ... more

How to Give Up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on Our Blue Planet - by Will McCallum - £6.99
As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner.   'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David Attenborough   Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds ... more

War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm - by Lalage Snow - £12.99
A journey through the most unlikely of gardens: the oases of peace people create in the midst of war.  In this millennium, we have become war weary. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Ukraine to South Sudan and Syria, from Kashmir to the West Ban ... more

Turned Out Nice Again - by Richard Mabey - £7.99
An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.   In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and ... more

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs - by Peter Wohlleben - £8.99
Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with nature.   As soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds. Thousands of small and large processes are taking place, details that are long often ... more

Underland: A Deep Time Journey - by Robert Macfarlane - £20.00
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 Gentle Art of Tramping - by Stephen Graham - £12.99
Know how to tramp and you know how to live… Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of nature and how to be active to its wildness and its rigour.   The tramp is a friend of society; a seeker, they pay their wa ... more

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

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

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

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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