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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 )

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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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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