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The Hen Harrier by Donald Watson - £18.99
An acknowledged classic of narrative nature-writing, Donald Watson's The Hen Harrier was the culmination of a lifetime's study of this beautiful upland bird. A gentle, warm and wonderfully written book, The Hen Harrier stems from an age of 'amateur' ... more
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Vegan Cheese: Simple, Delicious Plant-Based Recipes by Jules Aron - £18.99
From creamy and mild to sharp and sliceable, 60 dairy-free and delicious cheeses to make at home.  It isn’t necessary to be intimidated by the idea of making cheese—vegan cheese is simple and straightforward with clean, basic ingredients. ... more
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal - £9.99
What separates your mind from the mind of an animal? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future - all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the pre-eminent species on Earth. But in ... more
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Clouds by Richard Hamblyn - £14.95
Clouds have been objects of delight and fascination throughout human history; their fleeting magnificence and endless variety have inspired scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds and the ever-changing patterns they create have long symbolized the r ... more
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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil - £9.99
New York Times Bestseller   A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric   We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions ... more
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Orison for a Curlew by Horatio Clare - £8.00
The Slender-billed curlew, Numenius tenuirostris, �the slim beak of the new moon�, is the world�s rarest birds.  It once bred in Siberia and wintered in the Mediterranean basin, passing through the wetlands and estuaries of Italy, Greece, t ... more
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Good Food Eat Well: Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes by BBC Books - £4.99
Whether the rise for the popularity in vegan and vegetarian recipes is moral, financial or just that some people want to eat more plant-based meals, the Good Food team have made sure their recipes are balanced, nutritional and delicious.   In ... more
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The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom & Being by Claire Thompson - £8.99
Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity ... more
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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini - £12.99
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, p ... more
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Sprouted! Seeds, Grains and Beans by Lucy Bannell (Editor) - £6.99
Sprouted! is the perfect pocket introduction to a truly tasty trend. Fun to grow, tasty to eat, and bursting with nutrients, sprouts are an easy way to add a superfood boost to any dish. Sprouted! shows how simple it is to grow sprouted grains, beans ... more
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Vegan Recipes from the Middle East by Parvin Razavi - £18.99
Enjoyment, hospitality, tradition, creativity, sustainability and joy of life ̶ these starting points were the inspiration for this book.   The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied ta ... more
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Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv - £9.99
From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guide chock-full of practical ideas, advice and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life – for kids and grown-ups.   In his groundbreaking international bestse ... more
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson - £14.99
The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.  There’s no better guide through mind-expanding questions such as what the nature of space and time is, how we fit within the universe, ... more
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The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland by John Lewis-Stempel - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017   Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the ... more
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Words to Ride By: Thoughts on Bicycling by Michael Carabetta - £8.99
Notable luminaries throughout history have been inspired and humbled by the simple joy of riding a bicycle. For centuries, this powerful connection between people and bikes has driven humans forward as inventors, travelers, and thinkers.  From S ... more
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Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan and Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season by Patricia Tanumihardja - £12.99
In this delightful Asian cookbook, you'll learn the secrets of vegetarian and vegan Asian cooking — how to blend flavors, textures, aromas and colors—to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes that are missing none of the umami normally associated ... more
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Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain's Fragmented Wildlife by Hugh Warwick - £17.99
It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. This vast network of lines has transforme ... more
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Tiny Campsites: 80 Small but Perfect Places to Pitch by Dixe Wills - £11.99
BBC Countryfile Magazine praised Dixe Wills for writing 'intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', qualities that he brings to Tiny Campsites.   Here he presents 80 of the loveliest and most diminutive places to cam ... more
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The Tree Climber's Guide by Jack Cooke - £8.99
A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection.  In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores th ... more
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Wild Kingdom: Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife by Stephen Moss - £9.99
Can Britain make room for wildlife? Stephen Moss believes it can.   The newspaper headlines tell us that Britain’s wildlife is in trouble. It’s not just rare creatures that are vanishing, hares and hedgehogs, skylarks and water voles, even ... more
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Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis - £9.99
The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the ... more
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Guilt-Free Nice Cream: Over 70 Amazing Dairy-Free Ice Creams by Margie Broadhead - £12.99
Move over ice cream, hello nice cream! With over 70 fresh and vibrant recipes, Guilt-Free Nice Cream has everything you need to know about creating delicious and flavourful dairy-free nice cream.   Using bananas as the base, you simply add you ... more
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The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants: An A-Z of Healing Plants and Home Remedies by Monique S.J. Simmonds, Melanie-Jayne Howes and Jason Irving - £14.99
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new use ... more
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Field Notes from the Edge by Paul Evans - £8.99
In Field Notes from the Edge, the acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature – such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the ... more
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Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood - £8.99
From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Science and Islam tells the story of one of history’s ... more
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Eat This, My Friend: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes for Sharing by Jade O'Donahoo - £10.00
60 meat-free and refined sugar-free recipes are presented across five chapters (breakfast, brunch, lunch, sides, dinner, and sweets). The dishes prioritise vegetables and wholefoods for simple food that nourishes you and tastes great.  Eat Th ... more
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The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming: Reflections for Zen Seekers by Tessa Wardley - £8.99
The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters w ... more
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The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee - £8.99
Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on Sunday  THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful a ... more
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A Natural History of the Hedgerow: And Ditches, Dykes and Dry Stone Walls by John Wright - £9.99
It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about f ... more
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The Metamorphosis of the World: How Climate Change is Transforming Our Concept of the World by Ulrich Beck - £12.99
We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they ... more
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Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist by Paul Kingsnorth - £14.99
Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as t ... more
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The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War by Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar - £15.99
Though oil prices have been on a downward trajectory in recent months, that doesn't obscure the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and we will eventually have to grapple with the end of their dominance. At the same time, however, skepticism about the ... more
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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham - £8.99
Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a ho ... more
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The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford - £10.99
A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings   Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relati ... more
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - £8.99
A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.   Lab Girl is a book about work and about ... more
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The Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's History by David Beerling - £10.99
Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as th ... more
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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison - £8.99
An evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison.  Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves ... more
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Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear - £12.99
‘Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our h ... more
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Climate Change (A Ladybird Expert Book) by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Dr Emily Shuckburgh - £7.99
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today.  From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist ... more
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Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Jim Al-Khalili - £7.99
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small.   Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all t ... more
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Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Steve Jones - £7.99
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin's pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection.   Written by broadcaster, prize-winni ... more
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The Turing Guide by Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak and Robin Wilson - £19.99
Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, ... more
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Easy Vegetarian: Simple Recipes for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner by Ryland Peters & Small - £9.99
Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or just love your greens, this recipe collection offers plenty of inspiration for deliciously fresh food — from a quick, tasty snack to a more glamorous evening meal.   For a relaxed weekend Brunch try ... more
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Everything You Know About Science is Wrong by Matt Brown - £9.99
A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in science.   Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown ... more
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The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity's Heartland by Simon Barnes - £9.99
We've all got one. A secret, special place. Hidden. Enclosed. A little greener and more fertile than the world outside. Here the birds are slightly more exotic, slightly more confiding, the grass greener and the fruit sweeter. To know such a place, t ... more
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Seeing Like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift - £15.99
Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organizati ... more
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Greenpeace Captain: Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior by Peter Willcox - £9.99
In over 30 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement. He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing s ... more
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Making Stuff & Doing Things: DIY Guides to Just About Everything by Kyle Bravo - £13.99
When you’re young, broke, and in search of a life of adventure, Making Stuff and Doing Things is the most useful book on the planet.  It’s been called “more important than the Bible.” It’s an indispensable handbook full of basic life s ... more
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Vegan in 15: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes You Can Cook in 15 Minutes or Less by Kate Ford - £8.99
Live well and feel energised - go vegan in 15.  Vegan food is good for you - reducing your chances of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, while keeping your energy up and your weight down. Vegan food has all the nutrients you need - from calciu ... more
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The Climate Change Playbook by Dennis Meadows, Linda Booth Sweeney and Gillian Martin Mehers - £18.99
Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious thr ... more
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Cities of the North by Adrian Jones and Chris Matthews - £13.99
Cities of the North explores the changing townscape, special character, architecture and planning of the great Northern English cities. It is a companion to Towns in Britain, published by Five Leaves in 2014, and it builds on the popular Jones the Pl ... more
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