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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
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

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

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

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy & Our Lives - by Danny Dorling - £18.99
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 ... 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

Around the World in 80 Trees - by Jonathan Drori, illustrated by Lucille Clerc - £12.99
Trees are one of humanity’s most constant and most varied companions. From India’s sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to ma ... more

The Little Book Of Planting Trees - by Max Adams - £8.99
From the author of The Wisdom of Trees, an informative and practical guide to tree planting:  Including guidance on which trees to plant and where; how to plant, propagate and care for your trees; advice on the suitability and virtues of particular ... more

Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion - and the Future of Clothes - by Dana Thomas - £9.99
Fashionopolis is the definitive book on the cost of fast fashion, and a blueprint for how we get to a more sustainable future.   Fashion has blighted our planet.  Today, one out of six people on earth work in fashion, churning out 10 ... more

The England Coast Path: 1,000 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path - by Stephen Neale - £18.99
The opening of the England Coast Path means that anyone will be able to walk and wild camp along the entire 3,000-mile length of the English coast. As well as being a remarkable national achievement in itself, this new national trail is a hugely exci ... more

Brief Answers To The Big Questions - by Stephen Hawking - £8.99
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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highlights Volume 5 - by Various photographers - £6.99
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. It provides both an inspiring annual catalogue of the wonders of nature and a thought provoking look at our complex relationship with ... more

A Breath of Fresh Air: How to Feel Good All Year Round - by Rebecca Frank - £9.99
Switch off from social media and tune in to the tranquility of the natural world with over 50 seasonal activities to explore throughout the year.  This book is about switching off from social media and finding contentment in the here and now – ... more

The Urban Wildlife Gardener: How to Attract Bees, Birds, Butterflies, and More - by Emma Hardy - £12.99
Planting and gardening techniques to attract birds, bees, butterflies, beneficial bugs and more to your outside space.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your garden, you need to learn which plants to grow, how to provide nesting areas ... more

What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future - by Chris Goodall - £9.99
A manifesto for groups around the world that are seeking urgent action on climate breakdown and other threats.  The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions ... more

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion - by Lauren Bravo - £12.99
You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill.  Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It’s ba ... more

Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea - by Charlotte Runcie - £9.99
A lyrical exploration of the sea, how it inspires art, music and literature and how it connects us, from the Daily Telegraph’s poetry critic. As heard on BBC Radio 4.  In Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, ... more

Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes - by Andrew Brooks - £9.99
The new and updated edition of Brooks’ gripping exposé on the hidden networks of the fast-fashion industry.   Have you ever stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made them and where? Ever wondered where they end up after you ... more

Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants - by Jon Steinman - £14.99
Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly litt ... more

The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life - by Paul Maunder - £9.99
In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected.  Taking a journey through the places that ... more

Seasons of the Moon: Folk Names and Lore of the Full Moon - by Michael Carabetta - £10.99
From Strawberry to Dragon, Harvest to Storm, the full moon is known by many names around the world and across the seasons, and each name has a story behind it.  This beautiful photographic celebration of our closest celestial neighbor captures the v ... more

End Of The End Of The Earth: Essays - by Jonathan Franzen - £9.99
A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections.  In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns ... more

The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide - by Jen Gale - £12.99
Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet.  If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long and remembering your re-usable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then t ... more

How to Go Waste Free: Eco Tips for Busy People - by Caroline Jones - £9.99
Every year, humankind dumps over 2 billion tons of waste. This either goes into landfill, is incinerated, or goes into our oceans - doing untold damage to the environment, wildlife and to our own bodies. What can we do, as individuals, to stem this t ... more

The Vegan Travel Handbook - by Lonely Planet Food - £12.99
Whether you’ve been vegan for years or are travelling as one for the first time, The Vegan Travel Handbook will help you discover, plan and book a huge range of vegan-friendly adventures around the globe.  Get essential advice and expert tips o ... more

Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out - by Aph Ko - £17.99
In this scintillating combination of critical race theory, social commentary, veganism, and gender analysis, media studies scholar Aph Ko offers a compelling vision of a reimagined social justice movement marked by a deconstruction of the conceptual ... more

The Case for the Green New Deal - by Ann Pettifor - £12.99
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 t ... more

East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing - by Meera Sodha - £20.00
Modern, vibrant, easy-to-make food. East is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food.   Drawing from her 'New Vegan' Guardian column, Meera Sodha's stunning new collection also features ... more

2020 Guide to the Night Sky - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £6.99
The bestselling, practical guide to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages per month January-December 2020. An easy introduction to stargazing and a useful reference for seasoned astronomers.  Designed ... more

Vegan(ish): 100 Simple, Budget Recipes That Don't Cost the Earth - by Jack Monroe - £16.99
'My theory is, if all of us adopted a few more plant-based meals into our diets on a weekly basis, not only would our food bills go down, but so would our environmental impact.'  Delicious and creative vegan recipes from no 1 bestselling writer a ... more

The Bee Bible: 50 Ways to Keep Bees Buzzing - by Sally Coulthard - £10.00
We need bees. We rely on them not only to pollinate our planet but to sweeten our lives with the fruits of their labours – honey, beeswax, Royal Jelly. These tiny, hardworking insects have transformed our lives with their quiet diligence; fertilisi ... more

From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want - by Rob Hopkins - £19.99
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.   In these times ... more

The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology - by Mark Boyle - £16.99
It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.  No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bu ... more

Homesick: Why I Live In A Shed - by Catrina Davies - £16.99
The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home.  *LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE*   Aged thirty-one, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared ... more

British Wildlife Photography Awards #10 - by Various photographers - £25.00
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection showcases 150 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition.  Curating the year’s finest work from world-leading profession ... more

Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2020 - by Nick Kollerstrom, PhD - £7.99
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 vegeta ... more

A Cloud A Day - by Gavin Pretor-Pinney - £20.00
The stresses of the digital world mean that it’s more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Eve ... more

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