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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
This Is Vegan Propaganda (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You) - by Ed Winters - £14.99
Every time we eat, we have the power to radically transform the world we live in.  Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, ... more

Around the World in 80 Plants - by Jonathan Drori, illustrated by Lucille Clerc - £20.00
In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folk ... more

Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape - by Cal Flyn - £9.99

Blooming Flowers: A Seasonal History of Plants and People - by Kasia Boddy - £14.99
An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure.   The bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance ... more

Dinosaurs: 10 Things You Should Know - by Dr Dean Lomax - £9.99
Travel back to the prehistoric world and discover the most fascinating parts of the lives of Earth's most awe-inspiring creatures - the dinosaurs.   Dr Dean Lomax brings these prehistoric creatures to life in ten bite-sized essays, written ... more

A Last Wild Place: Seasons in the Wilderness - by Mike Tomkies - £9.99
When Mike Tomkies moved to a remote cottage on the shores of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, he found a place which was to provide him with the most profound wilderness experience of his life. Accessible only by boat, the cottage he ren ... more

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration and Life on Earth - by Kate Greene - £9.99
A powerful reflection on life in isolation, in pursuit of the dream of Mars.   In 2013 Kate Greene moved to Mars. On NASA's first HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission in Hawaii, she lived for four months in an isolated geodesic dome with her cre ... more

Burnt: Fighting for Climate Justice - by Chris Saltmarsh - £9.99
Time is up. The climate crisis is no longer a future to be feared, but a devastating reality. We see it in the wildfires in California and floods across Britain - the 'once in a generation' extreme weather events that now happen every year.  In ... more

Night Sky Almanac 2022: A Stargazer's Guide - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion - £9.99
A beautiful gift for anyone interested in the night sky.   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 mo ... more

An Eye on the Hebrides: An Illustrated Journey - by Mairi Hedderwick - £12.99
Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair.   Filled with wit and wisdom that is ... more

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures - by Merlin Sheldrake - £10.99
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 enab ... more

Vesper Flights - by Helen Macdonald - £9.99
*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

Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind - by Stuart Clark - £9.99
The awe-inspiring history of humanity told through our relationship with stars and the night sky.   From the Stone Age to the Space Age, Stuart Clark explores a fascination shared across the world, one that has unequivocally shaped us as ci ... more

Wild Swim - by Kate Rew - £14.99
In this stunning and inspiring guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes you on a wild journey across Britain, braving the elements to experience first-hand some of the country's most awe-inspiring swim spots, from tidal pools i ... more

The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars - by Jo Marchant - £9.99
For most of human history, we have had a close relationship with the stars. Once they shaped our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the unive ... more

From A to B: A Cartoon Guide to Getting Around by Bike - by Dave Walker - £12.99
More joyful cycling cartoons from the renowned Cycling Cartoonist.   Inside you'll find over 100 full-page cartoons that cast an affectionate eye over the delights and challenges of cycling: from everyday commuting to cycling adventures, and e ... more

12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next. - by Jeanette Winterson - £16.99
Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.   Drawing on her years of thinking abou ... more

The Big Book of Plant-Based Baby Food - by Tamika L Gardner - £14.99
Baby food finally goes plant-based in this cookbook featuring 300 easy, delicious recipes that any parent can make to ensure their babies and toddlers get all the nutrients they need...without any of the ingredients they don't.   Every pare ... 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

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

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

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