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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 will take
Forget Me Not: Finding the Forgotten Species of Climate-Change Britain - by Sophie Pavelle - £10.99
WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION AND LONGLISTED FOR THE JAMES CROPPER WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON CONSERVATION.   'Enchanting… a joy to read.' JOANNA LUMLEY 'Vibrant and vital.' CHRIS PACKHAM 'Forget Me Not is a tonic. ... more

Twelve Moons: A Year Under a Shared Sky - by Caro Giles - £9.99
Twelve Moons follows a year spent caught between the wild sea and the changing moon of the wide Northumberland skies.  Caro Giles lives on the far edge of the country, with her tribe of daughters: The Mermaid, The Whirlwind, The Caulbearer an ... more

Birdgirl - by Mya-Rose Craig - £10.99
‘Lyrical, poignant and insightful.’ Margaret Atwood  Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.  'Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running th ... more

Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World - by Helen Czerski - £20.00
RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK FINANCIAL TIMES 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 'This beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia.'  'The ... more

Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence - by James Bridle - £12.99
'Heady, exhilarating, often astonishing' New York Times   'Iridescently original, deeply disorientating and yet somehow radically hopeful ... worth reading and rereading' Brian Eno   'Be prepared to re-evaluate your relationship with the amazin ... more

White Holes: Inside the Horizon - by Carlo Rovelli - £14.99
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * NEW STATESMAN * NEW SCIENTIST   'A miniature masterpiece by one of the most entertaining scientists on the planet' Evening Standard   ‘Everyone’s talking about Whi ... more

Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2024 - by James Lynn Page - £9.99
You won't have to get up in the middle of the night to sow your carrots!  Country folk - and repeat buyers of this book, which has been published annually for over thirty years - know that planning their work in harmony with the rhythms of the m ... more

An Almost Impossible Thing: The Radical Lives of Britain's Pioneering Women Gardeners - by Fiona Davison - £20.00
‘Gardening, taken up as a hobby when all the laborious work can be done by a man, is delightful, but as a life’s work for a woman, it is almost an impossible thing.’ Sir Joseph Hooker, 1817-1911.  While working as Head of Libraries and Exhi ... more

The Tree Almanac 2024: A Seasonal Guide to the Woodland World - by Dr.Gabriel Hemery - £14.99
A wondrous seasonal journey through Britain and Ireland’s trees.   Uncover the majesty and minutiae of the arboreal world in forest scientist Dr Gabriel Hemery’s illustrated month-by-month guide – including tree folklore and traditions, ... more

The Flow: Rivers, Water and Wildness - by Amy-Jane Beer - £10.99
WINNER OF THE 2023 JAMES CROPPER WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING   'Unparalleled.' THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 'A true masterpiece.' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'A tour de force.' GUY SHRUBSOLE 'Quietly courageous.' PATRICK BARKHAM 'Lyrical, wh ... more

Seven Cats I Have Loved - by Anat Levit, translated by Yardeene Greenspan - £8.99
Anat Levit never considered herself a cat lover, but when her life was thrown into upheaval, she found herself adopting one cat at the suggestion of her daughters, and then six more in quick succession. She recounts how each cat came into her life, ... more

Around the World in 50 Plants: A Jigsaw Puzzle - by Jonathan Drori, illustrated by Lucille Clerc - £16.99
1000-PIECE JIGSAW FOR PLANT LOVERS: piece together a living, breathing world of plants and fill the gaps in your knowledge with the comprehensive poster guide  BESTSELLING AUTHOR: text by expert Jonathan Drori CBE, the author of the bestselli ... more

Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval - by Gaia Vince - £10.99
Highly Commended for the Wainwright Prize 2023, and shortlisted for the Zócalo Book Prize and the Christopher Moore Prize For Human Rights Writing   'Gaia Vince's new book should be read not just by every politician, but by every person on th ... more

RSPB Garden Birdwatcher's Puzzle Book - by Dominic Couzens - £16.99
Put your birdwatching expertise to the test and learn more about the birds in your garden with this new puzzle book from the RSPB!  Do you know what the smallest bird in your garden is? And whose birdsong sounds like ‘tea-cher, tea-cher, tea-ch ... more

The Lost Rainforests of Britain - by Guy Shrubsole - £10.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION 2023  The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year  As seen on Countryfile  ‘If anyone was born to save Britain’s rainforests, it was Guy Shrubsole’ Sunday Times  Shor ... more

RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners - by Simon Akeroyd and Dr Gareth Moore - £16.99
RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners is a beautifully illustrated collection of 100 quizzes and puzzles to test the horticultural and botanical knowledge of gardeners and plant lovers everywhere.   Testing everything from your knowledge ... more

How to Forage for Wild Foods Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Identifying 40 Edible... - by Ellen Zachos - £13.99
This on-the-go guide is perfect for new foragers eager to learn about the edible plants they're most likely to find, no matter what region they're in, and provides photos and easy-to-follow identification and use guidelines for the 40 most common—a ... more

Goshawk Summer: The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest - by James Aldred - £10.99
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022  James Aldred’s prize-winning lockdown diary of his summer in the New Forest, featuring a stunning new linocut cover by illustrator Nick Hayes.   ’A beautiful inspirational t ... more

Nature Tales for Winter Nights - by Nancy Campbell (Editor) - £16.99
From the author of Fifty Words for Snow comes a treasure trove of nature tales from storytellers across the globe, bringing a little magic and wonder to every winter night.  As the evenings draw in – a time of reckoning, rest and restoratio ... more

How to Read a Tree - by Tristan Gooley - £22.00
‘An important book and a pleasure to read.’ – Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path  ‘You will never look at a tree in the same way again after reading this mesmerising book. Gooley drops learning as lightly as blossom falls in spring. ... more

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2024 - by Lia Leendertz - £12.99
THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC  Reconnect with the seasons in Britain and Ireland with this month-by-month guide to the world around us – including tide tables, sunrises and moon phases; garden feasts, wildlife and folklore; seasonal reci ... more

Cry of the Wild: Eight Animals Under Siege - by Charles Foster - £16.99
'Evocative and beautifully written, it's a deeply immersive read' Observer   'Charles Foster is the most original voice in nature writing today - funny, urgent, poetic, philosophical and deeply moving' Patrick Barkham   'Utterly exhilar ... more

A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean - by Chris Armstrong - £10.99
An urgent account of the state of our oceans today—and what we must do to protect them.  “Provides a persuasive guide to recovery, and is an inspiring and invigorating read.”—Phoebe Weston, The Guardian  The ocean sustains l ... more

Sarn Helen: A Journey Through Wales, Past, Present and Future - by Tom Bullough, illustrated by Jackie Morris - £16.99
Sarn Helen – Helen’s Causeway – is the old Roman Road that runs from the south of Wales to the north. As Tom walks the route, sometimes alone, sometimes in company, he describes the changing landscape around him and explores the political, cult ... more

Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong - by Claire Ratinon - £10.99
'A beautiful book about nature... I recommend it' Afua Hirsch   A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world. Unearthed is the story of how, after years of a troubled rel ... more

It's Not Just You: How to Navigate Eco-Anxiety and the Climate Crisis - by Tori Tsui - £16.99
The world is in desperate need of this book’ - Greta Thunberg   'It's Not Just You is a galvanising breath of fresh air' - Mikaela Loach   'Tori Tsui is changing the conversation around mental health and the climate crisis' - Vogue   ‘A ... more

Earth Spirit: Honoring the Wild: Reclaiming Witchcraft and Environmental Activism - by Irisanya Moon - £8.99
Deeply rooted in environmentalism and activism, Honoring the Wild answers crucially pertinent questions while driving at lasting change.   From political demonstrations to personal calls, Irisanya Moon offers a collection of stories and lesso ... more

The Book of the Barn Owl - by Sally Coulthard - £9.99
Few of us know what goes on after dark, underneath the moon. Sally Coulthard shines a light on the barn owl, one of the most mesmerising and elusive icons of the countryside.   'Fascinating insights... An endearing book for lovers of the barn owl ... more

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us - by Ed Yong - £10.99
**SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  This is our world, as you've never seen it before.  The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed ... more

Much Ado About Mothing: A Year Intoxicated by Britain's Rare and Remarkable Moths - by James Lowen - £11.99
James Lowen narrates a year-long quest to see Britain's rarest and more remarkable moths. Although mostly unseen by us, moths are everywhere. And their capacity to delight astounds.  Inspired by a revelatory encounter with a Poplar Hawk-moth - a ... more

Home Waters: Discovering the Submerged Science of Britain's Coast - by David Bowers - £10.99
A fascinating and original look at how the sea has defined Britain - and decided the course of its history - for thousands of years.   Being an island nation is a core part of the British identity. An estimated two thirds of the world's popula ... more

Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival - by Alice Vincent - £16.99
A stunning meditation on why women are drawn to the soil, featuring contributions from Ali Smith, Hazel Gardiner and Cosey Fanni Tutti.   THE TIMES / WATERSTONES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOK TO READ IN 2023 A STYLIST NONFICTION ... more

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet - by George Monbiot - £10.99
The Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize  'This book calls for nothing less than a revolution in the future of food' Kate Raworth  From the bestselling author of Feral, a breathtaking first glimpse of a new future for ... more

Traffication: How Cars Destroy Nature and What We Can Do About It - by Paul Donald - £20.00
Traffication develops a bold new idea: that the trillions of miles of driving we do each year are just as destructive to our natural environment as any of the better known threats, such as habitat loss or intensive farming.  The problem is not simpl ... more

Wild Green Wonders: A Life in Nature - by Patrick Barkham - £10.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE  The collected writings from one of the nation’s most celebrated nature writers.  ‘Barkham is an outstanding author.’ CHRIS PACKHAM   ‘Wonder-filled... A treat. Patrick knows how to ... more

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal - by Lucy Cooke - £10.99
"A dazzling, funny and elegantly angry demolition of our preconceptions about female behaviour and sex in the animal kingdom ... Bitch is a blast. I read it, my jaw sagging in astonishment, jotting down favourite parts to send to friends and reading ... more

Zen in the Garden: The Japanese Art of Peaceful Gardening - by Miki Sakamoto - £12.99
'A delightful book, open at any page and find yourself transported into the garden and surrounded by butterflies, blackbirds, roses, and buddleja. Aaaand, breathe.’ Marc Hamer, author of How to Catch a Mole   Spring, summer, autumn, and win ... more

Stopping Oil: Climate Justice and Hope - by Sophie Bond, Amanda Thomas and Gradon Diprose - £19.99
Stopping Oil dives into the story of how deep-sea oil exploration became politicised in Aotearoa New Zealand, how community groups mobilised against it and the backlash that followed. It is also a story of activists exercising an ethic of care and re ... more

The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World with Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi - by Peter McCoy - £14.99
Discover the glorious world of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, as described by Peter McCoy, one of today’s foremost experts in the field.  Covering the essential information and skills for identifying, cultivating, and celebrating the uni ... more

Landlines - by Raynor Winn - £10.99
The remarkable story of a thousand-mile journey across Britain from the million-copy bestselling author of The Salt Path.  Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live...  Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth's health is declinin ... more

Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation - by Tim Birkhead - £12.99
In Birds and Us, award-winning writer and ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes us on an epic and dazzling journey through this mutual history with birds, from the ibises mummified and deified by Ancient Egyptians to Renaissance experiments on woodpecker ... more

In Her Nature: How Women Break Boundaries in the Great Outdoors - by Rachel Hewitt - £25.00
A trail-blazing book about women's fights to access the great outdoors - and a very personal book about how running through the landscape helped the author in her journey from bereavement back to a sense of belonging   'Heartfelt, passionate, ... more

50 Plants that Heal: Discover Medicinal Plants - A Card Deck - by Francois Couplan and Gerard Debuigne - £14.99
Discover 50 common medicinal plants and how to use them for healing and self-care with this sumptuously illustrated card deck.  Thanks to exceptional photographic plates showing detailed views of all parts of the fresh plant, you will quickly ... more

The View from the Hill - by Christopher Somerville - £12.99
‘An absolute delight.’ Dorset Magazine  ‘Somerville is a superb writer – controversial and wry, but also evocative and informative.’ Perceptive Travel  ‘This is a book you can dip into at any page and be transported to a ... more

A Line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood - by Helen Mort - £10.99
Guardian Books to Watch 2022 Evening Standard Books to Watch 2022 Bookseller Editor's Choice   Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death.   ... more

Planting with Nature: A Guide to Sustainable Gardening - by Kirsty Wilson, illustrated by Hazel France - £14.99
By re-imagining how we plan and use our gardens, we can all do our bit to support local wildlife, improve our health and help tackle the climate crisis. Positive steps, no matter how small, can really make a difference.   This is a practical, ... more

Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe - by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson - £10.99
You’ve got questions: about space, time, gravity, and the odds of meeting your older self inside a wormhole. All the answers you need are right here.   As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to k ... more

Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From - by Louise Gray - £17.99
The food stories behind your favourite fruits and vegetables.  Have you ever wondered who picked your Fairtrade banana? Or why we can buy British strawberries in April? How far do you think your green beans travelled to get to your plate? And ... more

Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet into Shape - by Henry Dimbleby with Jemima Lewis - £16.99
The food system no longer serves us: it's killing us. Here's why we should be hungry for change.  'Brilliant - a must read' Tim Spector  'Ravenous is a revelation: a fast-paced, entertaining and often jaw-dropping guide to the modern ... more

The Turning Tide: A Biography of the Irish Sea - by Jon Gower - £20.00
An immersive history of a pivotal stretch of water.  ‘Fascinating, spellbinding, erudite and great fun.’ Roddy Doyle   The Turning Tide is a hymn to a sea passage of world-historical importance. Combining social and cultural histor ... more

Keep Looking Up: Your Guide to the Powerful Healing of Birdwatching - by Tammah Watts - £12.99
Discover how you can find peace, harmony and contentment in birdwatching and unlock self-love with the power of nature.  Depressed, isolated and financially and spiritually broken, Tammah Watts was struggling with unrelenting pain from compli ... more

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