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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
Gifts of Gravity and Light - by Anita Roy and Pippa Marland - £16.99
"I learned something new from each enjoyable essay and by the end realised that nature is integral to how we live on this planet, not a subsidiary to life, but at the heart of it."(Bernardine Evaristo) The changing seasons of the year are an end ... more

Everybody Needs Beauty: In Search of the Nature Cure - by Samantha Walton - £16.99
Everybody is talking about the healing properties of nature. Hospitals are being retrofitted with gardens, and forests reimagined as wellbeing centres. On the Shetland Islands, it is possible to walk into a doctor's surgery with anxiety or depression ... more

A Scurry of Squirrels: Nurturing The Wild - by Polly Pullar - £14.99
Polly Pullar has had a passion for red squirrels since childhood. As a wildlife rehabilitator, she knows the squirrel on a profoundly personal level and has hand-reared numerous litters of orphan kits, eventually returning them to the wild. In this b ... more

Vegan JapanEasy: Classic & Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home - by Tim Anderson - £22.00
Believe it or not, Japanese cuisine in general is actually quite vegan-friendly, and many dishes can be made vegan with just a simple substitution or two. You can enjoy the same big, bold, salty-sweet-spicy-rich-umami recipes of modern Japanese soul ... more

Fathoms: The World in the Whale - by Rebecca Giggs - £9.99
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and Shortlisted for the Stella Prize   How do whales experience environmen ... more

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses - by Robin Wall Kimmerer - £9.99
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world.  Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn ... more

Brotha Vegan: Black Male Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society - by Omowale Adewale - £18.99
In 2010, Lantern published Sistah Vegan: Black Women Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, a landmark anthology edited by A. Breeze Harper that highlighted for the first time the diversity of vegan women of color’s response to gender, class ... more

Farewell Mr Puffin: A Small Boat Voyage to Iceland - by Paul Heiney - £12.99
The writer and broadcaster Paul Heiney set sail from the east coast of England bound for Iceland, propelled by a desire to breathe the cool, clear air of the high latitudes, and to follow in the wake of generations of sailors who have made this often ... more

Indian Vegan & Vegetarian: 200 Traditional Plant-Based Recipes - by Mridula Baljekar - £20.00
Vegetarianism has long been a key feature of Indian cuisine, and many dishes are naturally vegan. Vibrant vegetables in rich fragrant sauces, nutty lentils, beans and peas, and an incredible array of spices: these are recipes to warm the body and soo ... more

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland - by Kathleen Jamie (Editor) - £10.99
Bringing together contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape, this inspiring collection takes us from walking to wild swimming, from red deer to pigeons and wasps, from remote islands to back gardens, through prose, poetry and photography. ... more

The Sea Around Us - by Rachel Carson - £9.99
The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world.   In it Rachel Carson tells the history of our oceans, combining scientific insight and poetic prose as only she can, to take us from the creation of ... more

The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature - by Peter Wohlleben - £18.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.  A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens o ... more

Back to Nature: How to Love Life - and Save It - by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin - £8.99
One thing has become clear this year - we need nature more than ever. And it needs us too.  From our balconies and gardens to our woodlands, national parks and beyond, Back to Nature captures the essence of how we feel about the wildlife out ... more

The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers - by Emily Levesque - £10.99
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD  The story of the people who see beyond the stars...  To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe, braving mountain passes, sub-zero tem ... more

The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World - by Nichola Raihani - £20.00
Why cooperate? This may be the most important scientific question we have ever, and will ever, face.   The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. Cooperation explains how strands of DNA gave ... more

Grow Your Own Mushrooms: How to Choose, Grow and Cook Them - by Folko Kullmann - £11.99
Grow delicious edible mushrooms indoors or outdoors, in your garden or on your balcony, and enjoy them fresh throughout the year. This practical book explains how to grow fungi, with easy-to-understand instructions:  * Methods and growing-m ... more

Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency - by Mark Lynas - £9.99
This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning.   Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it's only looking worse. We are living in a ... more

Greenery: Journeying with the Spring from Southern Africa to the Arctic - by Tim Dee - £9.99
One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home there, but the same birds would soon begin journeying north to Europe, where their arrival marks the beginning of spring.  Greenery recounts how Tim Dee ... more

Diary of a Young Naturalist - by Dara McAnulty - £9.99
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

Never Leave the Dog Behind: Our Love of Dogs and Mountains - by Helen Mort - £8.99
'We live in a world populated by dog lovers, where many of us regard them as members of the family. We are fascinated by them: either anthropomorphising our pets or obsessing about the ways they differ from us. And mountains – theatres of risk, dra ... more

Why Rebel - by Jay Griffiths - £7.99
"If bravery itself could write, it would write like she does"(John Berger) Why rebel?  Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered more than now. How we treat it, in the spirit of gift or of theft, has never been more impor ... more

Birdsong in a Time of Silence - by Steven Lovatt - £12.99
A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature.  "At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always 'on manoeuvres', and it's easy to see from the ... more

The Bike Repair Book: The Handy Guide to Bicycle Maintenance - by Gerard Janssen - £10.00
Cycling is more popular than ever before: it's healthy, it's cheap and it's better for the environment. People are dusting off their bicycles both for convenience and exercise, or investing in new models. But what do you do if things go wrong with yo ... more

Rag and Bone: A History of What We've Thrown Away - by Lisa Woollett - £10.99
Lisa Woollett has spent her life combing beaches and mudlarking, collecting curious fragments of the past: from Roman tiles and Tudor thimbles, to Victorian buttons and plastic soldiers.   In a series of walks from the Thames, out to the Kent ... more

Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? 200 birds. 12 months. 1 lapsed birdwatcher. - by Lev Parikian - £9.99
At twelve years old, Lev Parikian was an avid birdwatcher. He was also a fraud, a liar and a cheat. Those lists of birds seen and ticked off? Lies. One hundred and thirty species? More like sixty.  Then, when he turned fifty, he decided to right ... more

Thin Places - by Kerri ni Dochartaigh - £14.99
A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ni Dochartaigh's story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world.  Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry, on the ... more

The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of Our Connection to Each Other and the Natural World - by Tom Oliver - £9.99
We are much more connected to nature and each other than we realise...   * Most of our 37 trillion cells have such a short lifespan that we are essentially made anew every few weeks * The molecules forming our bodies have been component part ... more

What If We Stopped Pretending? - by Jonathan Franzen - £7.99
The climate crisis is here. Our chance to stop it has come and gone, but this doesn't have to mean the world is ending.   'Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable.   If you're younger than sixty, you have a good chance of ... more

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - by Danny Dorling - £10.99
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 dat ... more

The Missing Lynx: The Past and Future of Britain - by Ross Barnett - £10.99
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 in ... more

Is It Really Green? Everyday Eco Dilemmas Answered - by Georgina Wilson-Powell - £12.99
Find clarity on everyday green-living dilemmas to maximize your sustainability.  Are paper bags always more environmentally friendly than plastic? How much better for the planet are electric cars? What saves more water - using the dishwasher or w ... more

Broke Vegan: Over 100 plant-based recipes that don't cost the earth - by Saskia Sidey - £12.99
GET READY FOR VEGANUARY THE EASY WAY  We all want to help do our bit to save the planet by moving towards a plant-based diet, but let’s face it: eating vegan can be expensive.  With over 100 plant-based recipes using supermarket staples alo ... more

Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature - by Patrick Barkham - £16.99
From climbing trees and making dens, to building sandcastles and pond-dipping, many of the activities we associate with a happy childhood take place outdoors. And yet, the reality for many contemporary children is very different. The studies tell us ... more

Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet - by Blue Sandford - £7.99
Challenge Everything. Act Now. Change the World. This book will show you how.   Blue Sandford was named by The Times as one of "Britain's Greta Thunbergs" (Dec 2019) The main concern of young people is climate change and how to combat it ... more

Working with Nature: Saving and Using the World's Wild Places - by Jeremy Purseglove - £9.99
From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin.   Working with Nature is the story of a life ... more

Bird Therapy - by Joe Harkness - £9.99
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 was en ... more

Rebirding: Restoring Britain's Wildlife - by Benedict Macdonald - £9.99
Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation Winner of the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize  Britain has all the space it needs for an epic return of its wildlife. Only six percent of our ... more

Birds: An Anthology - by Jaqueline Mitchell (Editor), illustrated by Eric Fitch Daglish - £16.99
Thomas Hardy notes the thrush's 'full-hearted evensong of joy illimited', Gilbert White observes how swallows sweep through the air but swifts 'dash round in circles' and Rachel Carson watches sanderlings at the ocean's edge, scurrying 'across the be ... more

Night Sky Almanac 2021: A Stargazer's Guide - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £9.99
The perfect gift for amateur and seasoned astronomers. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.  With the aid of easy-to-understand monthly calend ... more

The Case for the Green New Deal - by Ann Pettifor - £8.99
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 the U ... more

The Joyful Environmentalist: How to Practise without Preaching - by Isabel Losada - £12.99
"This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change."(Dr Rowan Williams) Finally! A book about saving our planet th ... more

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future - by David Attenborough - £20.00
'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.   As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has b ... more

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal - by Naomi Klein - £10.99
For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of c ... more

The Wild Silence - by Raynor Winn - £14.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path.   Nature holds the answers for Raynor ... more

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures - by Merlin Sheldrake - £20.00
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.   Neither plant nor animal, they are found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. They can be microscopic, yet also account for the largest organisms ever recorded. They ... more

On Time and Water - by Andri Snaer Magnason - £16.99
Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason's 'Letter to the Future', an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjoekull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions.   Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we ... more

Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children - by Shannon Brescher Shea - £13.99
Drawing from cutting-edge social-science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, r ... more

Vesper Flights - by Helen Macdonald - £16.99
*A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* *A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*  Animals don't exist to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.   From the bestselling author o ... more

How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything - by Mike Berners-Lee - £9.99
How Bad Are Bananas? was a groundbreaking book when first published in 2009, when most of us were hearing the phrase 'carbon footprint' for the first time. Mike Berners-Lee set out to inform us what was important (aviation, heating, swimming pools) a ... more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Universe: And Our Place Within It - by Professor Andrew Newsam - £11.99
The universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place – from glowing nebulae to the sweeping majesty of the Milky Way, from complex cloud patterns on Jupiter to the rippling curtains of aurorae. But many of us struggle to grasp the complex ideas and sci ... more

Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond - by John Lewis-Stempel - £9.99
The Times and Irish Independent: BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR  Ponds: small bodies of water, both naturally formed and artificial, home to wondrous, multitudinous life-forms.  Ponds define our childhood: frogspawn, goldfish, feeding ... more

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