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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 )

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests by John Wright - £16.99
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
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Walking in Ireland by Christopher Somerville - £12.99
Walking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland.  In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular column for the Irish In ... more
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The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon - £20.00
Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys ... more
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The Wisdom of Wolves: Understand How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human by Elli Radinger - £14.99
They care for their elderly, play with their kids, and always put family first. Can we all learn something from the wisdom of wolves?  In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of first-hand ex ... more
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Wild Ruins B.C.: The Explorer's Guide to Britain's Ancient Sites by Dave Hamilton - £16.99
Wild Ruins B.C. reveals Britain’s extraordinary ancient history, from 10,000 years ago to the birth of Christ. Exploring over 400 wild sites, discover the lost remains and mysterious stones that lie hidden in some of the most beautiful landscapes o ... more
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Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans - £13.99
Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements.  ... more
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Wild Running: Britain's 200 Greatest Trail Runs by Jen and Sim Benson - £16.99
This brand new edition of Wild Running selects Britain’s top 200 trail runs (including 150 brand new routes). Chosen for their incredible terrain, sensational beauty and ease of navigation, this is the perfect running guide for beginners and expert ... more
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Good Food: Vegan Meals: 110 Delicious Plant-Based Dishes by BBC Worldwide - £12.99
Fresh and inspiring vegan recipes that make eating a plant-based diet delicious and easy. Whether fully committed to a vegan diet or wanting to introduce more plant-based recipes into your repertoire, this book delivers vegan food that is simple to m ... more
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Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington - £9.99
‘Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. The owl’s massive facial disc produces a funnel for sound that is the most effective in the animal kingdom'   Owls have captivated the human imagination for mill ... more
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Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer - £12.99
I want to find out how they behave when they’re free.   Len Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her London life and loves behind, retire to the English countryside and devote the rest of her days to her one true passion: b ... more
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Ecovillages Around the World: 20 Regenerative Designs for Sustainable Communities by Frederica Miller (Editor) - £16.99
Including more than 300 full-color photographs and diagrams, this beautiful book highlights 20 best practice designs from ecovillages around the world to show how we can live lightly on the planet no matter where on earth we live. Features Findhorn i ... more
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Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking by Rachel Love Nuwer - £16.99
An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking — the poachers, the traders, and the customers — and of those fighting against it.   Journalist Rachel Love Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground of global wil ... more
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The Psychology of Climate Change by Geoffrey Beattie and Laura McGuire - £9.99
What explains our attitudes towards the environment? Why do so many climate change initiatives fail? How can we do more to prevent humans damaging the environment?  The Psychology of Climate Change explores the evidence for our changing envir ... more
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Vegan Snacks & Munchies: Plant-Based Nibbles, Snacks, Dips and Sweet Bites by Ryland Peters & Small - £9.99
Plant-based nibbles, snacks, dips and sweet bites.  It’s time to quit processed convenience snacks full of salt, sugar, and dairy and choose a healthier way to graze. Here you’ll find nuts and other nibbles that make tasty and convenient ... more
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Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People by Timothy Morton - £9.99
A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans.   What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timel ... more
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The Ten-Minute Gardener: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing Your Own by Val Bourne - £9.99
What are the key things that time-pressed gardeners should do each month?   Which fruits and vegetables will guarantee both quantity and quality?   What matters most to ensure a blight-free, healthy, plentiful crop?   Whether you have a spac ... more
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Veganeasy! Delicious Food in 5 Ingredients by Denise Smart - £15.00
Enjoy delicious and inspiring vegan recipes every day of the week - all made with only 5 ingredients that you can buy in your local supermarket.   Turn to 3 mouth-watering chapters: Breakfast & Brunch, Light & Hearty Mains, Baking & Sweets for qui ... more
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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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